Plastic Beasties: War Hog and Gorax

IKRPGGday80We’re running a little late on the last of our February model release posts, I’ll beg your forgiveness and blame those das’t Skorne and their Kreas with their paralytic auras slowing everything down… Oh, and the filthy Morrowans too, what with Haley’s temporal barrier and that sort of shenanigan.

I’ll also blame my computer for deciding it didn’t want to connect to the internet and thus needing to go into the shop for a couple of days while they figured it out, and the memory card from the camera for corrupting a couple of the image files that were supposed to be in this review – notably the pics of the boxes and the overall model component pic for the Gorax.

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s look at some bacon!

The War Hog comes in ALL THE BITS. The only pieces not separated out are the tail and aggression dial; thought it best not to risk losing the teensy dial before I go the model into the hands of a painter.

The plastic War Hog assembles almost identically to his metal predescessor, albeit with the added benefit of large plugs to help hold the head in place. The tusk piece tucks into the recess in the upper jaw…

… the exhausts plug directly into his back, which is an odd place for an exhaust on a living being… you’d think they’d be lower, and more stinky…

… The neck connection lines up stitches with puckered flesh…

… same with the right arm, guidance aided by the plug…

The left arm just pops into the round socket, so you maintain some posability there. A shaped peg on the fist ensures it lines up with the forearm properly.

The bionic right leg plugs in at the knee…

… as does the left leg, the join partially covered by warjack faceplates. Oh My, War Hog! Cover your shame! I can see right up your wotsit!

Here, use this…

Oh, and the aforementioned tail and aggression dial with bonus piece of sprue. See how small that thing is?? That’s why I left it attached.

Lost Painter Solon tackled the big pig, who will join his three siblings in Solon’s Farrow horde.

Hrm… so not only are the exhausts positioned higher than one would expect to release pig fart fumes, there’s actually metal plating discouraging the egress of such flatulence. Maybe Arkadius just rewired the entire system and now War Hogs pass wind through their vertebrae…

Now, as mentioned, we don’t have the full component shots of the Gorax, but I assure you that this is how Gorax’s are made. Ignore what you learned about baby Gorax in Extraordinary Zoology, this is where they *really* come from.

The lower jaw is double-plugged; the upper jaw connects onto it, and then the back portions of each form the plug that goes into the body.

See? Kinda like that.

And in no time flat, you’ve built a Gorax, and can unleash it to terrorize a border village.

Lost Painter Solon took on Gorax duties as well. Clearly he’s given in to his wilder side.

See? If the *Gorax* wants to it can fart just the way Menoth intended it to. Poor War Hog…

The War Hog and Gorax are February releases from Privateer Press, and should be on shelves in your FLGS’s. If not, pout until they get some in for you.