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Plastic Steel Legions Pic Leaks: New Kits Spotted


There is a new possible leak, which is showing what is probably plastic Steel Legions on a new box. This is rather exciting as plastic Steel Legions means more and more of us are going to be digging into this cool gas mask and trench coat guardsmen.

Now the poses are very close to what we had in metal, but it does look like there are some differences. We had talked plastic Steel legions here a couple months back in August via Tim and other anonymous sources.

Now what is big here, is that other things were also seen, several Steel Legion kits, including 2 tanks a flyer that the guy thought were new. Also a bigger Sentinel. some interesting things right around the corner.

Please remember that these are still rumors, as it they can always be faked and not real, or the source could be wrong on what he is seeing. In fact the more I look at these, they look like like they might not be real.

via STEEL LEGION 0212 on 4chan
http://boards.4chan.org/tg/res/29168015
http://i.4cdn.org/tg/src/1388404765477.jpg
Sorry, but it was very dark in the Warehouse. And my phone is not that great for pictures anyways.

I saw several of these Steel Legion kits. A few big ones too, 2x Tanks and a Flyer, I think they are new.. Not a big IG fan so no idea if new or repack. There was also a bigger Sentinel. (super big size box) I guess that’s a new unit. 

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  1. Sorry to say this but I think that picture looks like a photoshop fake. Why?

    There are only five Steel Legion, when any Imperial Guard Infantry Squad would be in a box of ten. Cadians and Catachans for example. In fact, think of Tactical Marines, Chaos Marines, Tau Firewarriors etc etc.

    Also, they bear an uncanny resemblance to the current metal ones. Too similar to be "new". Again, think of Catachans and Cadians when they moved from metal to plastic.

    However, I do hope that the rumour of plastic Steel Legion is true. Hopefully a few others will get plastics too.

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    1. Exactly what I was going to say

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    2. It could be a 5-man Command Squad.

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    3. No, standard, no vox caster, no special weapons, no special commander model? I doubt it.

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    4. Steel Legion Officers have longer coats and skull-like rebreather masks.

      In addition to what Charles said, there is also no medic.

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    5. The krieg have five man engineer squads.

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    6. Think about grotz. Same sculpt just converted to plastic.

      The Source even said there were more Kits. Obviously GW wants people to by the command kit, if they want "new" posable models and all the weapons. This is just a cheap add Body Box. Like csm cultist. IMO.
      When nids leaked we got the least changed models fisrt and way ahead of the bigger more intressting and new Kits.

      I wouldn't discount this so fast. After all IG is supposed to be next and why would someone fake a picture when he can just talk BS to fool people?

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    7. This squad got a Red Rubban on their arms.

      Meaning they aren't basic troops.
      Maybe Command Squad? As we can't see the last one, maybe he's bearing a big Flag.

      And about the Steel Legion Officiers, it's only the Lieutnant who got a Longer Coat and a Skull-GasMask. The sergeants are like on the picture.

      I think it's not an Infantry-Platoon Box, but it's strang to see so much Lasgun for a Command-Squad Box. But I've read somewhere GW wanted to release a Command Squad Box for Steel Legion, Mordians and others.

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    8. this looks like 1:1 old metal models. no update... what a shame.

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  2. they also look like they are facing the wrong way.

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  3. Yeah, they're just the current metal ones.

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  4. Either a hoax or a re-release of metal/finecast. Hopefully a hoax, or plastic steel legion will be a long way away.

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  5. It looks like there are differences, take a close look at the fronts of the coats.

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  6. If some guy on 4chan is going to go through the trouble of faking Steel Legion box photos, he should at least make sure they're holding their weapons with the correct hand. All of GW's Guardsmen fire right handed while all of these troopers appear to be left-handed. The 40K logo and "Miniatures" aren't flipped, so obviously the images of the troopers are.

    Other details also give it away. These models have very heavy basing debris. GW's newer models use lighter debris and/or the new texture paints on their bases. The second trooper on the left, the one holding his lasgun up to his eye, appears to have a large chunk of basing debris protruding onto his right foot. GW's picture of its 10 man Steel Legion kit shows only one Guardsman holding his lasgun up to his eye. Debris on his base also protrude onto his left foot (since the fake photo is reversed) in the exact same way.

    Google "steel legion models" to find GW's official images of the ten man kit. They're the exact same models (and probably the same images) but reversed and with some red markings photoshopped onto the arms.

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  7. Its 4chan. I don't trust it. Don't go there. Nuff said.

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  8. Looks a load of waffle to me! If its not... Come on GW you can do better than that.

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  9. Fake. This is the pictures of the regular Steel Legion metals from the GW site flipped horizontally and superimposed on a new style box. They don't even line up very well.

    Also 4Chan is not a reliable source.

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  10. http://i.4cdn.org/tg/src/1388423820284.jpg

    I don't think it's a fake.

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    1. Then these are the same models repacked.

      Also, the Warhammer 40K logo is on straight, yet the box 'miniatures' word is at an angle.

      It's photoshopped. Why, I don't know.

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    2. Nicholas, look at the angle of the warhammer logo and the wrong angle of "miniatures" at bottom. The empty space in the center of the box caused by the "V" position of original picture of metal models. I'm sorry it's a fake and not well done also.

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  11. It might be fake but I really wish it was true, Guard could do with some more diversity in its infantry choices.

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  12. Nothing new at all I have about 200 of them already.
    I don't think it's a "fake picture" so much as not representing a new miniature line.

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  13. Let's have a look:
    http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?prodId=prod1140104

    I don't think it's a fake ,too

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  14. This is either the best photoshop in the world or genuine, the reflection on the box from the flash and the image degradation around it is not something you can photoshop. I call not fake

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    1. It is also plausible that gw reused existing imagery for this box, considering how lazy they have been with box art in the past, wraithguard anyone?

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    2. With enough patience, the flash would be very easy to fake. I suspect he took a photo of a real box, complete with flash effect, and superimposed the Steel Legion over them.

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    3. Well it is actually very easy to fake this.
      Most Product images you see are made or heavily retouched in programs like Photoshop or 3D Studio MAX.

      An example is IKEA, they make big parts of the images for the catalogues in MAX.

      So faking a flash burn is not that hard...
      And even easier if the size and quality is as poor as in that image.

      “I want to believe!”

      http://adeptus-terra.net/images/THawk.jpg

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  15. The URL that Nicholas Sacco shared shows the supposed new box cover with GW's metal models below for comparison. Presumably we're meant to believe that the models on the box are different than the existing models. A comparison merely shows how poor the forgery is, though.

    The forger clumsily extended the bottom of the coats, rounded their corners, modified the helmets, and colored a few lasgun bits black. Notice that the biggest change (i.e., the lengthened coats) have the lowest level of detail and just don't look right.

    The details he didn't change really give it away. The poses, the hand sizes, and details on the boots not covered by the extended coat are identical. The metallic tip of the grip of the Sergeant's pistol protrudes from the bottom of his hand in the exact same place and is the same distance from his belt buckle. If these were really different models, as the coats are meant to show, then why is every other detail (including how they posed them for the box cover) exactly the same?

    The forger tried to change the bases, but the one with the most change (the one on the far right) looks horrible. The base is absurdly oversized. His right foot is clearly not part of the base he's mounted on. There's just enough detail left on other bases to show that they're the same bases but with minor changes. The second Guardsman to the left still has a big rock protruding by the side of his right foot.

    This isn't even a real box cover of a repackaged line since an obvious attempt was made to make the models look different than the existing ones.

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  16. I just used a program for pics and I think than this is a fake.The Chainsword of the sarge and the "blur" around the miniatures is very suspicius.

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  17. Totally fake. I doubt you will get as many kits as this 'rumor', either. Remember the developers have said in past chats they have a limited number of sprues to work with for the release.

    While we may see infantry, to release it would require a significant part of the total release to do command, infantry, and heavy weapons necessary to have a full line.

    Most of the 40K releases have been rather small in number, too, with some rather elderly kits left on the frontlines still (Eldar jetbikes, anyone?).

    My final expectation for the Guard release would probably be a new plastic infantry faction, maybe plastic stormtroopers, a generic artillery kit to cover things missing like the mortars, and perhaps a Hydra. No new superheavy, not with the 'universal' Baneblade variant kit out.

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    1. Thats why i think its a 1 small sprue kit.
      They only have limited sprues available.
      Tanks use existing tank Body and need 1 sprue for turret. Command and heaveyweapons dont need that much sprue. If the Flyer uses valkyrie parts 1 changed sprue could be enough. The big sentinel might be 2-3 sprues. Legs probably same sprue twice. If it has legs?

      Thats like 7 sprue or more. Not that much right?
      Maybe they made this a 5 man Box so they can go the dire avanger road with cadian and catachan later. 5 for almost same price?!!

      Hope we see more soon!

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  18. Left handed guardsmen eh? Yeah, very much fake

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    1. Drooling over the thought... Than I seen this. No left handed anything in any army.

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    2. Drooling over the thought... Than I seen this. No left handed anything in any army.

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  19. This is fake, compare these models with the current Steel Legion and you will see that they are not only the exact same model but the exact same photo straight from GW's website. FAKE. http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1280584_99110105148_IGSteelLegionSquadMain_445x319.jpg

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  20. compare the partial word "miniatures" and the word "warhammer" they are not at the same angle. Photoshop.

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  21. I thought it was fake as soon as I saw it due to the amount of blue background showing. Look at every other 5 man new box set. GW arent stupid when it comes to business(most of the time) but that much open area on the box is point wasted advertisement space. There isnt a box in gw at all without a resized image to use as much space as possible. This fact alone says its fake.

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  22. Probably should add that having been around the warehouse, there's not many dark places... And all the non-released stuff is stored in larger boxes on racking where the majority of the pickers don't even venture to. In fact, I'd be very surprised if any of the warehouse staff know what a sentinel is as none of them that I recall play.

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  23. I really hope this is fake. Those models actually look worse than the previous models & share the exact same poses? I was expecting something more along the lines of DKoK quality.

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  24. These minis just aren't up to the quality of the other new miniature lines GW have been putting out. No way these are real

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  25. The photo in question has legit metadata, in case anyone was wondering. I'd still take it with plenty of salt.

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