Imperial Guard Bastion Review « Do-it-Yourself Terrain

Imperial Guard Bastion Review

11.07.2013

Post by Bill

In previous posts I’ve been painting up a bunch of characters for a Warhammer 40k Apocalypse Formation, this was one of the pieces that I was missing that goes along with it.  These terrain kits are pretty detailed compared to the 90’s cardboard terrain from GW.

Box

These sprues had some varying quality, the ones with the large pieces on them had little to now mould lines, which is quite a feat.  It’s not often you see sprues of that quality included in plastic model kits from gaming companies.  The sprues with smaller pieces, like the communication tower and lascannon emplacement had more significant mould lines than the others, but no worse than any other company making plastic model kits currently.

Wall sections for the tower

Floors, doors, and Communication Tower bits

Lascannon Emplacement bits

Cleaning and building all of this took me about two and half hours total and the majority of the parts fit well together.  The base of the tower was a bit tricky to get square, but the rest went together easily enough.

Base of the Bastion and top of the tower bits (1 pictured, but two included)

Finished Bastion

The two bonus pieces are a real nice addition to just the tower itself, they certainly make good use of the extra sprue space on this kit.  The detail on the bastion itself is pretty good, but far better on the lascannon emplacement and communication tower.

Communication Tower

Lascannon Emplacement

Pros

  • Nice detailed model pieces
  • Inconsistent mould lines
  • Bonus pieces are a great addon
  • Less skulls than most other GW terrain kits I’ve seen and built

Cons

  • Price is a bit steep for what you get
  • Inconsistent mould lines

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