One of our readers/ sources here ended up able to get a hold of a limited edition Void Shield Generator and is being gracious enough to share some insights to the box set, with some pictures. First off the thing is huge, as you can see in the pic above, and very easy to assemble.



via a Reader/Source on Faeit 212
I just come back from my local store, and the manager had one Void Shield Generator. I directly bought it.

And I noticed some things:
1) On the box it's written: "Made in China" (All plastik kit were always Made in UK before)
2) It's a Resine kit. As it's not from FW or anything else in UK from GW it's another resine, a Green-teal colored one. It appears to be strong, well detailed and not too heavy.
3) The parts are inside a transparent container shape, and the first thing I thought when I saw those transparent container shape is: "I already saw a model in this kind of shapes, from Dust Warfare from Fantasy Flight Game".



About the rules, there is a sheet with rules in the box, but it's not the same as in Stronghold Assault.
There is not the line that allows to buy some walls / tank traps / etc.


Pic with the Generator disassembled, as I didn't needed to glue it (I will be able to transport it easily).
It's a really simple model to assemble.
There is no instruction manual, or only two pictures on the side of the box.

25 Comments:

  1. I got mine today too, and that's not a green resin, it's a primer of some sort. On the base are 4 metal rods, because yes, it comes pre-pinned. The cogs have holes in them, so you put the cogs over the pins, and the "towers" fit snuggly on the pins after that. Also, as a Dust player, I would say that there are a few similarities in the packaging, but it's really just a generic plastic cut out that a million companies outside the hobby already use. All said and done though, I was pleasantly surprised upon opening it, and I really wish that my store had been able to get more than just the one to sell.

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    1. As for those of you wondering about the dimensions, the base is 5" x 5", but with the cogs it goes out to about 5.75" on each side and it's roughly 9" tall.

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    2. Do the cogs turn? Cuz that would be cool...

      Otherwise, it's still ugly as sin... LOL! But that's just my humble opinion...

      My FLGS only got one, as well, in fact they got the only one in the entire state of Arizona. It's still in the display case; they're trying to figure out what to do with it, rather than just let the first person in the store the day the got it snatch it up. I think they're considering an auction, or possibly as prize support for First Place at a special tournament/event. Not sure...

      I mean, I'd take one if someone got it for me as a gift, but otherwise I don't see what all the fuss is about...

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    3. I have messed around with the cogs, and for the most part they do turn actually. I don't think it was meant to be kept that way, and sometimes they don't line up right and get jammed, but I'm considering filing them down a bit to prevent the jamming

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    4. These are made from polycrete, not resin.

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  2. I almost had a fit when I logged on and saw that they'd all sold out from the GW US. Fortunately, GW Australia still had some, so I ordered three from them, and they're all sitting in a corner right now. I'm looking forward to the day when I end up maxing out on my Void Shield coverage with three generators putting out three shields each.

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    1. Do you live in the US? If so, what did you have to pay for shipping on three of them from Oz?

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    2. Around $20 per, so $60-$70 total. Not too bad.

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    3. Wonder who will want to play that? Do you read it as blasts can cause multiple hits against them or as one shot = one shield?

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    4. Ha serious! An american paid our bull sh#t Australian prices. We all spend our time getting around the embargo so we only pay the same price as you. But ithe embargo doesn't work in reverse.... funny that lol.
      Unfortunately I can only by spradic GW things from flgs because of GWs ridiculous Australia tax. It weighs on my heart but I couldnt be in the hobby and wouldnt by anything if I had to pay Australian "retail"

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  3. Good I didn't get one. Im not to fond of model kits made in China.

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  4. Hahaha china resculptors don't even have to get a hold of one. They already have the mould in house from Games Workshop!

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    1. This is no joke. In the auto Industry, we see many molds "disappear" in our Chinese suppliers or get "thrown out" as "reject" when in reality they were perfectly fine but someone in the factory rejected it and sold it on the black market. Many Chinese knock offs are in actuality made from the same molds as the real thing...

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    2. See why China will dominate the world, instead of US in 10 or so years.
      In some europen countrys we allready have black Market chinese slave-laborers produceing luxury items in garages.
      Welcome to Free market! :)

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  5. It is a good kit, feels like service when it comes pre-primed and pre-pinned. Our store only got 1 and the owner decided to keep it as in-house terrain so everyone can use it, as long as they don't all use it at the same time! :D

    It also comes with rules to field a single generator outside of stronghold assault(non networked), same prices and upgrades, but just limited to a single generator.

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  6. In the last picture the base appears to have a connection for the prometheum pipe on the left.

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  7. You can't get an 'inside look', it's an Impassable Building ;)

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  8. Nice detailing but a pretty nasty design. I'm sure we will see this in mas produced styrene as soon as the milling is done.

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  9. That is one ugly spud. I will definitely locate a better alternative or make one myself.

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  10. Since its so limited, no one aught to complain when people kit bash their own in a variety of flavors and sizes.

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  11. I like the look of it myself. It blends right in with the hyper detailed Cities of Death buildings.

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  12. Yeah they've been making stuff in China for a mad minute.

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  13. Just looked on Ebay and about 300 people are selling the model :)

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  14. Four plasticard gears and four Sonic Screwdrivers. done

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  15. Ah well GW, if this hadn't been limited to the point where it was sold out before i knew it was available then i would have spent that much more on GW. Making it so limited just cost them money they could have had from me.

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