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Baranovich03 Feb 2018 10:07 p.m. PST

Games Workshop is about to release their new background and rules for Malign Portents.

Along with a number of new character models, they have also re-released the old Skullvane Manse model as "Warscryer Citadel".


At $110.00 USD I think this model is a good value for a terrain kit. You get enough extra bits to almost literally build a second terrain model.

The kit comes with two options for the top of the tower, a crenelated castle top or an observatory top. Whichever you don't use can be utilized to make a second watchtower or a separate observatory model on its own base.

Thomas Whitten04 Feb 2018 7:32 a.m. PST

Good to know. Thanks. I have one, but may pick up a second.

Dentatus Fezian04 Feb 2018 9:02 a.m. PST

That's a nice kit.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2018 9:08 a.m. PST

That is a kit-basher's gold-mine of parts!

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2018 9:13 a.m. PST

I dunno. You're sure it doesn't need some more skulls?

Seriously, I'd have about twice as much GW terrain in this place if the skulls were something I could leave off instead of being part of the single cast.

Baranovich04 Feb 2018 9:30 a.m. PST


I hear you about the skulls, but in this case I don't know what it is but the skulls somehow work here for me. I use it as a Necromancer's Sanctum so the skulls seem to be appropriate.

That being said, I obliterated all traces of skulls on the Citadel Realm of Battle Board. I filled in all the cracked stone areas where they had hundreds of skulls and just made it all regular, normal ground.

No question that GW has overdone it with skulls over the years, but this was one model where I made an exception.

hocklermp504 Feb 2018 10:29 a.m. PST

I just cannot see $110 USD of value in that model even with lots of spare parts. About half that strikes me as a more realistic price. As for skull excess GW definitely over does it.

Cyrus the Great04 Feb 2018 8:01 p.m. PST

I just cannot see $110 USD USD of value in that model even with lots of spare parts. About half that strikes me as a more realistic price. As for skull excess GW definitely over does it.

Have you looked at model kits lately?

hocklermp504 Feb 2018 8:11 p.m. PST

Cyrus….Just got an ad from "Squadron". A 1/48 model of a single engine training aircraft was $55 USD! God, I'm getting old!

Baranovich05 Feb 2018 2:02 p.m. PST

I find it curious how the human brain approaches money psychologically, particularly with how models are priced.

Given that as was said above by hocklermp5.

A 1:35 scale Tiger I tank is typically anywhere from $50.00 USD to $75.00 USD or more. And that certainly can only be built one way as an historical model. Where is the value in a $75.00 USD plastic tank? Display? Satisfaction of building it? Etc…

I think when we look at GW, our brains inflate what a dollar is and makes us feel that they are charging way out of whack prices, when other modeling items are actually comparable prices.

Xintao06 Feb 2018 7:57 a.m. PST

This is a bargin!. Have you ever looked at the prices on Ebay for one of these kits? $300 USD-400 is the standard price. I've wanted this kit for a while, now I can afford one.

hocklermp506 Feb 2018 12:04 p.m. PST

Off subject but I went on Ebay looking for the old Wargames Factory WWII German figure sets and one popped up for $200.00 USD! Buyer beware with a vengeance.

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