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Proportions match the look of the recent Sly Marbo miniature, complete with thick wristwatch, so my money is on something Catachan related
   
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Catachan was my first thought too. Ork binoculars would have some customization.

They're now S4 so GW might be doubling down on the bodybuilder look, making them more like Goliaths than just burly humans.

 
   
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You know what we need in 2020?
A Catachan v Kroot starter box. Release some catachan and new kroot. People would love it
   
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GaroRobe wrote:
You know what we need in 2020?
A Catachan v Kroot starter box. Release some catachan and new kroot. People would love it



I AM people! Or something.

I'd buy better Catachans and/or Kroot in any case. My old Catachans are...not looking very good.

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Anyone mentioned it being a squat yet?

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It's very clearly a human arm and binoculars, the exact same set of binoculars as from the Heavy Weapons Team boxed set.

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My first thought was Ork Kommando. Actually I’m still going that way. The musculature and style of paint job and contrast look like the Ork range and style.

 
   
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While Ork Kommandos are undoubtably cooler.
Catachans need new models a lot more desperately in my opinion.

And the lack of nails on that hand don't make it look very Orky.
   
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A ratling or a squat, I’d say. The arm is too short for an orc or a human. The binoculars and nails are too tidy for orcs as well.

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Ratlings 100%, same hands/arms and equipment

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I want it to be a Kommando, but I think catachan is more likely, the hand just isn't very orky

unless it's something necromunda?

 
   
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 dan2026 wrote:
New Catachans?

Is the world ending?


No, just Cadia.

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KurtAngle2 wrote:
Ratlings 100%, same hands/arms and equipment

Spoiler:


How? None of those models has a binocular or a watch that matches the rumor engine. Just having a telescope isn't good enough, since orks and catachan can have similar equipment.
   
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 Manfred von Drakken wrote:
 dan2026 wrote:
New Catachans?

Is the world ending?


No, just Cadia.


   
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New Catachan special character for whichever PA book includes Guard?
   
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Right behind you.

 Asmodai wrote:
New Catachan special character for whichever PA book includes Guard?

None of the Psychic Awakening stuff we've gotten so far has been subfaction locked. More likely, if we get anything Guard, it would be an updated Basilisk kit(the current one is ancient and requires the Vehicle Accessory Sprue to be completed since the parts for the Chimera they give you don't actually have the hull mounted weapon on them! ) or some of the various "Regimental Advisors"(Master of Ordnance, Master of the Fleet, Primaris Psyker, Astropath) in a plastic boxed set.

I'm sure someone will be along shortly to say "BLOOD ANGELS! DARK ANGELS! BLACK TEMPLARS!"
Two of those(Blood Angels and Dark Angels) are their own factions, and Black Templars didn't get any models. So nyah!
   
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All the guard psykers are metal/resin so maybe plastic windvain (or whatever theyre called) psykers and making the Primaris Pskyer from Blackstone available?

 
   
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That's a squat arm, short arm, big hands ,humanoid.
   
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I'm guessing Catachan something or other.

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Right behind you.

 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
All the guard psykers are metal/resin so maybe plastic windvain (or whatever theyre called) psykers and making the Primaris Pskyer from Blackstone available?

The Blackstone Explorer models are all on shared sprues. They'd have to be physically cutting them apart to sell them individually.

Even the ones in Escalation are!
Spoiler:
   
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 Kanluwen wrote:
 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
All the guard psykers are metal/resin so maybe plastic windvain (or whatever theyre called) psykers and making the Primaris Pskyer from Blackstone available?

The Blackstone Explorer models are all on shared sprues. They'd have to be physically cutting them apart to sell them individually.

Even the ones in Escalation are!
Spoiler:


Which is, to be fair, a thing they do with tons of their sprues.

If you look at like half of the kits GW produces you'll see joins where the sprue has been attached to another sprue and cut off.
   
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Right behind you.

There's a difference between the sprues being attached to another sprue(usually said sprue is in the same kit) and physically cutting the individual items off of the sprue which is what would have to be done here.

I'd be interested if you've found any sprues where there are cuts but it's a single sprue kit.
   
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If that is a Catachan then the new minis will be so poorly proportioned they'd have been better off leaving the old ones. Personally I'd hope for something more Kairic acolyte in build.

I still think it's a palstic kommando. It fits with two other rumour engines and Orks have been rumoured for a new release soon (saga of the beast). The binoculars fit since Blood Axes have always used Imperial gear and I feel people have an exaggerated view of just how ramshackle Ork gear is anyway. As for talons I'd say that each of those fingers end in a downward sloping point. The claws are likely there, just indistinct.

One of the more interesting rumour engines for a while tbh.
   
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JSG wrote:
If that is a Catachan then the new minis will be so poorly proportioned they'd have been better off leaving the old ones. Personally I'd hope for something more Kairic acolyte in build.

I still think it's a palstic kommando. It fits with two other rumour engines and Orks have been rumoured for a new release soon (saga of the beast). The binoculars fit since Blood Axes have always used Imperial gear and I feel people have an exaggerated view of just how ramshackle Ork gear is anyway. As for talons I'd say that each of those fingers end in a downward sloping point. The claws are likely there, just indistinct.

One of the more interesting rumour engines for a while tbh.

I agree with this also.

My first thought was Kommando, some of the more recent Orks have much less pronounced claws.

It also fits in with the Ork boot.

That said it could be Catachan and that would be no loss, we're almost certain a new Ork model with the boot and the "engine" before it. A new IG model wouldn't hurt either.
   
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Best of both worlds: Ork Kommando who's ambushing a Catachan who's pointing in the wrong direction!

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the_scotsman wrote:
Which is, to be fair, a thing they do with tons of their sprues.

If you look at like half of the kits GW produces you'll see joins where the sprue has been attached to another sprue and cut off.
Which isn't at all the same thing as what Kan is saying. GW creates single sprues of a few different sizes. So if you pull three sprues from a box, you're just pulling one sprue that has been divided up into 3 sections. You'll see the breaks between each section that they do manually to fit them in the box. But the contents of the overall sprue will just be one unit type.

The Blackstone Fortress (and Escalation, and Shadowspear, etc.) sprues are different in that they have lots of different units/model types all jumbled together. They cannot just sell the Astropath from Escalation because she's part of a larger sprue with lots of other minis.

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 The Power Cosmic wrote:
Best of both worlds: Ork Kommando who's ambushing a Catachan who's pointing in the wrong direction!

"Clever Girl"

I may have to recreate this for my next converted Kommando, thanks for the idea!
   
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KurtAngle2 wrote:
Ratlings 100%, same hands/arms and equipment

Except they redid ratlings recently and proportions don't match at all:

   
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Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

My first thought was Catachans, but I could maybe see it being a ratling. For those of you saying the proportions look odd, I'd say look at the brush strokes on the strap of the binos. I think that gives you a better notion of scale, as otherwise GW have been rather smart about the cropping etc with this, in being ambiguous and confusing to the eyes.

   
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I’m in with the Orks crowd on this RE. New Kommandos seems right to me.
   
 
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