Thursday, June 25, 2009

Retribution Myrmidon Models

The Hydra

These previews have been popping up all over the Privateer Press front page lately. I haven't checked the forums, I don't ave to, I know these are getting mixed reviews from polar opposite ends of the spectrum. Some will feel these sci-fi mecha have no place in the gritty world of the steampunked Iron Kingdoms, others will absolutely be in love with the sci-fi edge and otherworldliness these have. I am leaning towards the latter.

It appears switching to plastic is a great moce as it allows for huge models that have amazingly smooth lines and architecture. The one flaw to the above heavy Myrmidon is the head. That lower 'rivet' looks too much like it could be an eye if painted right, coupled with the unfortunate seam right below it, it looks to me like a duckbill. With that high crest, you could EASILY paint it up as a Parasaurolophus, seriously, check it out!

The Manticore

The Phoenix

The Chimera

The Gorgon

The Griffon


  1. I like these guys, but I am definite in the camp of them being too Scifi and not enough Steam Punk. That is why when they are released I am going to see if it is possible to Steam Punk them up a bit. We will see how that goes.

  2. I really like the new models, though I will probably switch out some of the heads. The hydra and manticore heads in particular look like ducks. The phoenix and chimera heads look better to me.

  3. I like the first one and the last one. The blades look waaay too dorky and unrealistic for me.

  4. My fave of the bunch is the first one...but that head is killing me.

  5. I'll get him and nickname him "mr. quackers"

  6. Actually, the wheels are turning for Mr. Quackers...