|Although the lineage is clear, the Knight has come a long way.
Opening the nondescript white box, I was greeted with 3 sprues densely packed with components. For the price, it is a bit underwhelming to find so few sprues, but at the end of the day the conservative part placement makes it easier to keep track of all of the parts. The kit also contains a rather impressive transfer sheet, filled with all manner of sigils and icons, each grouped by major Knight lineage. Usually the first thing I do when I open a GW kit is throw away the transfer sheet, having so many of them and preferring freehand over transfers. But these ones are intricate, big, and colorful, filled with new symbols and crests that beg to be studied and enjoyed. And with all the broad armor plates on the Knight, I could actually see them being used by a lot of people, so it is nice to see that GW actually spent time on them. The model also comes with a new base specifically designed for the kit. It is quite a bit larger than the oval flying base, nicely accommodating the width of the Knight’s mechanical legs. It may also be a portent to the future, as GW would not design a base with only one model in mind...
|The white box conveys little of the pure excitement that is contained within.
|The three sprues with the kit. I could not resist snipping a few parts off immediately to start working on it!
|The cast is excellent, with remarkably crisp and fine details.
|All the head options are much appreciated, and all of them even look nice!
|No matter how much GW has advanced in moldline placement, cables like these will always be a problem.
|Given the complexity of the kit, it is wonderful that GW has finally started to produce clear and informative instructions.