Sunday, January 17, 2016

Adeptus Mechanicus Electro-Priest Unboxing Video

As 2016 steadily advances, we at Between the Bolter and Me are continuing to experiment with ways that we can extend what we are doing here, such that we can reach a wider audience and continue to strengthen and build this hobbying/modeling community.  In addition to starting our podcast Dragged into Turbolasers, we are trying our hand at doing some unboxing videos.  We do not intend to unbox every Games Workshop release.  There are already tons of other excellent people who do that, but rather just look at certain kits that we find interesting and/or intend to use on a project for the blog here.

Our first attempt at an unboxing with is with the new Adeptus Mechanicus Electro-Priests.  While not a particularly compelling kit by itself, I think it offers a lot of potential for conversions.  Let us know what you think about the video, and if it is something you would be interested in seeing more of!

-Eric Wier


  1. Nice video matey. Interesting to finally put a voice to a name.

    Regarding the kit I agree it is probably the weakest of the AdMech release. The lower half of the figure reminds me of the Dark Angels veteran legs. Replacing the feet would remove part of the ungainly look buy I think the strong near crouch suggested by the posing would still interfere with the overall aesthetic. The torso seems to small for the legs in general and I don't think a simple foot swap would succeed in changing that. They do appear significantly larger scale than the Skitarii and Stalker legs.

    I noticed the same with the arms in that in their own in the sprue they look well detailed and scaled as an appendage but against the torso there is a scale creep. The torso seems the part most out of scale with the rest of the kit.

    Re the video itself, the only suggestion I'd put forward is to zoom the camera into the kit rather than bring the kit to the camera. The volume was level throughout so you didn't have an issue you sometimes hear where people move to and from the mic.

    Well done.

  2. Thanks for the feedback! I agree that zooming in with the camera, rather than moving the sprues would make more sense, and result in less shaking/movement. I will try to experiment with this for future videos.

    I think you are ultimately right about the Priests' legs, that just swapping the feet would not be enough. It might help a bit, but they would still look wrong. Interestingly, I feel if you could just see the legs, they might be okay. I say this because the tech priest that comes with the Kastelan robots has similar bulky rubberized feet (you can see them before gluing the two halves of his body together) that actually look pretty neat. But with the Priests' legs covered in robes, they just look like a modeling oversight. We will see if we can do anything neat with the models...