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Old 14 Dec 2007, 13:22   #1 (permalink)
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Default What is your favorite sprue?

You know those times when you open a box and see a certain frame of parts and your mind starts racing with possibilities of things to do with the extra gubbins you won't need for that particular project, or just certain models you simple love to put together and convert? I know for me it happens on two particular sprues.

First off the IG Vehicle Accessory sprue. I just love this thing. It's got all sorts of bits guardsmen would have slung across their vehicles or their backs, and various bits that would just look good around a IG encampment. A variety of weapons grace this frame, including the Heavy Stubber which is truly unique to the Imperial Guard arsenal and just looks like a modern day M2 50. Caliber machine gun. Also it comes with parts for an Officer meant for the tank, but given a set of Cadian legs, he's perfect for a JO or possibly a Veteran officer. Add in a unique Lasrifle with a folding stock, and a searchlight, that looks a bit too big on the tanks, but perfect on the wall of a building or trench for your game terrain and you've got a sprue that almost guarantees to be a perfect addition to the bits box.

Second, the cadian sprue. The standard cadian chest and legs are the basis for a great deal of conversions for me. A simple, and good looking piece of armor on the chest and clean legs with the hem of the uniform shirt ready to be extended into long coats, or just to stay as it is and you've the basis for everything from Ad Mech Skiitari to Necromunda gangers.

In any case, share what frame of peices you like best, why and what your plans for them usually include.
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Old 14 Dec 2007, 15:07   #2 (permalink)
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Before I read your post I knew what the answer would be, exactly the same as what you said. The Cadian sprue is great and just with a simple head swap they can be changed to guardsmen from different worlds
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Old 14 Dec 2007, 16:17   #3 (permalink)
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The guard accessory sprue is nice, but for sheer value it's hard to beat the hammerhead turret sprue.

You get 2 SMS pods, an Ion Cannon, a Railgun a Burst Cannon and that turret bit for 6 bucks...

Yeah, you don't get a pile of bitz like the guard one, but the bitz you get are all extremely useful. And it's six bucks!
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Old 14 Dec 2007, 16:34   #4 (permalink)
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Cadian sprue. I got some and I dont even play guard. Let me make human aux and plastic pathfinders. So mch stuff.
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Old 14 Dec 2007, 18:52   #5 (permalink)
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I like the fire warriors one for the sheer Clean look it has.
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Old 14 Dec 2007, 20:31   #6 (permalink)
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Chaos tide of spawn sprue hands for its seer volume of bitz. There is no way you can use all of the bitz for the two models it makes which leaves you with a ton of bitz for CSM cnversions. I liked it so much I went out and bought a tide of spawn box just to have more.
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I'm all about the kroot. Four bodies/legs with five heads, six arm styles, and about 25+ miscellaneous decorative bitz that can be used with many different armies, including necron, dark eldar, IG, Farsight Enclaves, Orkz, and more.
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I love the current (old?) Ork Boy spruce. As in the one where the shootaz are not attached to the hands yet. The sheer amount of stuff you get is amazing. Shootaz, Sluggaz, gun sights, a ton of 'eadz, armour, ammo, the list goes on!

A few snips and slices and you can make rokkits or big shootaz; add in a paperclip or some wire and you've got burnaz, maybe take some plasticard and you've got a nob or two, turn that choppa upside down to make it look like it's all sneaky and you can make some kommandos, add some extra greenstuff to your boyz and you've got some Skarboyz, add in a few Guard bitz and you've got lootaz, toss in some 'nades and you've got stikkbommaz, et cetera, et cetera.

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Default Re: What is your favorite sprue?

the dark angels got some awsome sprues the veteran sprue is so convertable! i've already added mohawks and different armour!
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