Sometimes, man makes a machine. Sometimes, machines make a machine. Sometimes, weird floaty guys in black rubber suits make a man-machine, driven by an obscure need to see just how many chains and pipes and whirly bits and things that go sproing can be jammed into a single living being before it goes splurt.
That’s a technical term, that splurt thing.
Today we’re taking a look at the recently released Cephalyx Heavy Monstrosity kit. Want to make your opponent squeamish? This isn’t a bad place to start.
Many of Privateer Press’ multi-kits have an abundance of components in the box, but the Heavy Monstrosity kit has ramped it up a tad, including some teensy plugs.
These are the common components that will be used on all three kits. Body, left foot, right arm, neckbrace, and a selection of plugs, screws, and the like that you can mix and match with the sockets on your monstrosity’s shoulders.
The square portion at the knee at first confused me, thinking it was the plug, until I realised it *was* the knee, and that the lower leg/foot connects at the back to add a sense of lurching. If there’s one thing these monstrosities do well, it’s lurch.
The arm pops in under the shoulder there. As with all of our reviews, we’re showing the components uncleaned and unglued, so bear that in mind when considering the component fit. A little bead of green stuff might be handy along the top of this join.
With pretty much every other plastic kit from Privateer that I’ve assembled, the head connected directly to the body. Thus, it wasn’t until I picked up one of the heads and tried to fit it against the body that I realized what the neck brace component was for. It slots tight in, pipes and cables align, and you’re good to go.
The Subduer has a detailed flat plate for a head, a dirty great hook blade, and the net launched. This may be my favourite of the weapon combinations if only because of the way the chains run along the back of the arm into the spool that sits on top of the shoulder.
The Warden – or Clamps, as I prefer to think of it – should make an interesting face-off for a Freebooter. The head is rounded and has plenty of rivets to make an obsessive compulsive painter like myself happy.
The Wrecker has the most unique components, largely due to the complexity of the spinning blades it wields. Still, pieces assemble easily, and the lightweight nature of the plastic components removes the necessity of pinning.
Lost painter Nick has taken the Cephalyx on board, and decided the Wrecker was the way to go for his first monstrosity.
That open spine still gives me the shivers. Eww.
Can’t say I’d be keen to see this thing swinging at me from a dark alley. Or from a well lit alley. Or from a tree-lined avenue surrounded by picket fences.
The Cephalyx Heavy Monstrosity kit is available now at your FLGS. Check in with store staff and get your creep on.