Monday, 3 November 2014

Chico goes Mantic.. Wait! What!?


Yep it's true I do indeed now own some Mantic (Or will be), It's not my fault honest! Blame the Wife she went and ordered me some for my 31st Birthday.

I'd just like to state I hate plastic (Resin is fine, Plastic Resin mix isn't), the feel and the way paint takes too it for me is rather off putting.

Anyway have no fear! I won't go killing her just yet as she actually choose something useful.

Deadzone upgrade set.



Yep she got me the Deadzone upgrade set which does look rather nice if I'm honest. Plus I also got the following:

Battlezone: Watchtower

The 2 sets together isn't cheap so they hope they turn out to be worth the money, plus it my first true experience of Mantic other them looking at my Club mates toys.

Anyone else have these sets or ones like them? Eager to get mine but I'm still waiting for Mantic too dispatch.

11 comments:

  1. I got given a shedload of the GW ruins which I'm gradually working through so taking that, my shanty-town and my fantasy stuff I don't have the room for new terrain at them moment. I like the 'hive interior' feel of the Mantic gear for 40K/RT and it has a nice pre-fab look which could work for a new colony, especially if you mixed it with one or two of those sarissa habs.

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    1. I like the generic look of it, should fit in with RT/Necromunda /Combat Zone.

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  2. I was thinking about picking up a set to make a pre-fab colony or the like for 40k/RPG's.

    After helping my friend with his set I think it is a bit of a pain in the backside with the fiddly tab'n'hole thing it's got going on.

    I'll probably just permanently glue mine together instead of having all the faff of it in separate pieces.

    I've got a few Mantic miniatures kicking around, some bargain buys, some gifts. Haven't painted any yet, we'll see how that goes when I get around to it.

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    1. Yeah I'm just going to glue mine rather the playing around clipping it all every game.

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  3. I have the upgrade set unpainted and partly assembled. Pretty nice flexible stuff :)

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  4. My mate Andy T just got a shedload and has made a very nice Munda board with it. Yes the stuff's pretty flimsy, and there aren't enough connectors so their claims that it's 'modular' are a load of hogwash (don't think there are even enough clips to make the building on the box cover) but it looks good together with bit of modelling to bulk it out.

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    1. Aye that's pretty much what people have told me, it should all be right though :)

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  5. Cool, it will be good to see how you paint them up and use them, they look quite good. The Dead Zone upgrade set looks like a remote outpost or mine facility, great for a Rogue Trader skirmish!

    In the early days of 40k it was very difficult to get good terrain unless you scratch built things or raided aquarian shops. The Citadel Gothic ruins were a great use when they were released, and I have a couple of sets and they are useful.

    I am considering buying some of the plastic Warlord Games scenery they make for their World War 2 Bolt Action range. They do a ruined Hamlet which would look good as ruins on a lower-tech planet. I have never had a problem with plastic scenery, I actually prefer it as it's robust. I have never been a fan of plaster as it chips easily, and resin is heavy and can chip too.

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    1. Slowly building up some terrain (Havn't even got a board done yet) so I've been looking around so may have to check out Warlord.

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  6. Just glue it together and you'll have no problem as it's nice and sturdy then. Here's some of mine:
    http://cruciumgiger.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/progress-report-on-deadzone-building.html

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