Unboxing: Shardwrack Spines

To celebrate having finished building the Lord of Skulls (good excuse, right?) I picked up a box of Shardwrack Spines. Games Workshop released this along with a few other kits of Deathworld terrain not so long ago. The kits didn’t really make a splash in the community and have spent the months gone by rather anonymously on the shelf of you local store. I know all this by listening to my gut. I can of course be mistaken but I tried looking for pictures of the kits painted up and could hardly find any. And GW just made a new big box discounting the terrain kits.

Nevertheless, I felt like spending some cash and needed or rather wanted to get more terrain. The Sector Mechanicus Stuff is cool but I want to go past the old fighting in ruins and bombed out factories routine. Enter the Deathworld.

I was a bit surprised when I opened the kit. No sprues! All the bits had been cut off the sprue and packaged in plastic bags. Ok, it’s a terrain kit so I guess it’s made in China. Still surprising.

In the kit you get two big base/roots pieces and three small ones. And you get plenty of actual spines too. Some are the same sculpt but you get enough stuff to make every piece look unique. When you put the together you can end up with something like this.

I started painting them and I’m hopefully done tonight. I’ll drop another post once they’re done. They have some cool details that I hope to bring out with the paint job.

15 thoughts on “Unboxing: Shardwrack Spines

    1. I know what you mean, this ain’t the kit that made GW turn to ever increasing profit again. But the kit is actually much nicer than I ever could imagine by only looking at the pictures. The paint job doesn’t do the kit any favours.


    1. Me neither, the Chinese stuff never failed to disappoint. This kit on the other hand was so simple that botching wasn’t possible.

      The details and sharpness is ok. Nothing spectacular but not bad either.

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    1. It’s hard to pull off a alien jungle fauna paint scheme. There are so much that you need to force to connect in your mind as both the shapes and the colours intuitively feel wrong. I’m going for a much more toned down paint job. I hope this will help make it more believable. So far it’s looking good.

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