Friday, 20 March 2015

Void Sirens

Dreadball Void Sirens

Just after Crimbo Mantic Games  had a nice sale where a bunch of us took the plunge and bought into Dreadball. Having a look through the teams I was drawn to the Void Sirens, something about their tight fitting white and pink suits and their buxom charms had me hooked. So now into March we finally round to playing so to assemble the team.

What do you get in the starter box. To be honest I had no idea as the box gives nothing away apart from that it contains eight premium plastic corporation players and that to find out more visit the website.

To be honest this did irk me as it did take a little while to work out which season they are form and then to find the contents. Not being a seasoned Dreadball player I can be forgiven not knowing this straight away.

  • Female Corporation Team
  • 4 Plastic Female Jacks
  • 3 Plastic Female Strikers
  • 1 Plastic Female Guard
  • 10 Clear Plastic Hex Bases
  • 1 Mantic Point
  • 1 White Mantic Carry Case with Foam
So checking through the box I have 8 figures still no nearer to knowing a Jack from a Striker to a Guard 8 bases but then I guess having only 8 figures 10 is not needed. Mantic point check, carry case (not what I would use to transport figures) check.

I know that some people are big fans of the Mantic Games figures and style, but I am sitting on the fence, having assembled and painted a lot of plastic in my time they kinda sit in the middle some of the detail is quite crisp, but I do feel that they are still learning on placement of the figure in the mold and mold lines on the models. Also I am not a big fan of the shaped peg system to assemble figures as I have found in the past that if there is an area that will cast poorly it is this and will lead to frustration in assembly.

So with about 2 hours of cleaning and cutting off the pegs and pinning I finally got the team together. 

Not the best picture in the world but was late when taken. Having learnt that by calling it by stages I am loath to complete. So next step for me is to get them undercoated and decide on a colour scheme.

See you on the flip side

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