Friday, December 30, 2011

A Survey of Resin Thunderwolves available for Space Wolves


With Games Workshop once again dropping the ball on release of the must-have unit for Space Wolves, a number of resin aftermarket companies, including Armorcast and Micro Art Studio have stepped forward to fill that void.  All offer resin wolves to allow you to field a Thunder Wolf unit.  I went through as much info as I could find and came up with these options.  The Armorcast unit being the newest, and the impetus for this wrap up.


"The armored Sturmwolf Warbeast is a mutant terror larger than a horse and stronger than a bull. This model also features GothTech armored rider legs. The Warbeast is a multimedia casting with a resin body and a pewter tail & rider legs - sold unpainted. The unit five pack contains five sets of legs and a total of five random version #1 and #2 bodies and five random version #1 & #2 tails. Sculpted by Clint Staples."

You get 5 Wolf bodies, 5 sets of legs and 5 tails for $ 66.


Micro Art Studio is the other big Polish miniatures house that started selling conversions on eBay.  They have 3 different wolves and even better, two different wolves with Space Marine legs on them.  OK, they aren't supposed to SAY Space Marine (and they don't) but who are we kidding?  You can see their range of Wolves here.

With the new release of the wolves with marine legs, I am not sure why you would even bother with the wolves without the legs.  Here is a photo:



Mr. Dandy is a small resin manufacturer has 5 different wolves that sell for $ 90 for a set of 5.  These also have Space Marine legs and come with bases.  Defintely the most expensive option, but also one of the nicest.

Battle Wolf War Mounts:




Basic Battle Wolf Mount:

The Basic Battle Wold War Mount was the first released and is more basic.  You can buy the legs for $ 2 or the wolf with base and legs for $ 15.



Mythicast is an outfit from the Phillipines has a bunch of cool 40K models.   You can read a great review of these at Meandering the Dune Sea.  There are all sorts of great resin Space Wolf and Tryanid models to be had on this site.  The set of 5 goes for $ 73 with free shipping!



Finally Paulson Games may be your most economical choice.  At $ 10 each they are well priced and good looking. 


Bitspudio

Three poses available on eBay from this rising eBay seller, who also has great Razorback turrets.




Well, there you go.  If I have missed anything, please let me know!

Alec



4 comments:

CVinton said...

I bought the mythicast ones and was really happy with them. The resin is brittle glassy resin, but other than that they were sweet looking. Good write up collection of twolves available.

On a side note, locally in Michigan the TO's for round 2 'ard boys claimed to be specifically instructed that if it wasn't a GW wolf or a sculpt by the player they weren't allowed to use it. Not sure if that's the future trend.

Colonel Shofer said...

TY for the review ... check my 'Thunder Wolf' and 'Thunderwolves' lables on my blog.

Cheers.

CS

Son of Dorn said...

Some slick looking wolves. Wanted to point out these ones as well :)
http://bitspudlo.com/t/category/216-bitsbox-dot-eu/236-cyber-wolves
Have ordered other bits from them and have been really pleased with their quality. :)

Killshot Productions said...

Thanks for the review. I'm not a Space Wolf (or 40K) player, but I've been looking for some large wolves for fantasy mounts and the Paulson Games mounts are perfect. They don't have any scifi part that I can tell.

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