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I really like any of the primaris 10man infantry boxes, lots of ways to build them, and they go together so nicely.

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tneva82 wrote:
Yeah kan's I enjoyed a lot on assembling. Almost as good as stone trolls on aos side.

Killa kans! Oh yeah. Good memories with that one.


Kans get an extra vote for being such a notable improvement on their predecessor kit. I guess others awarded the same points would include Penitent Engines, Hive Tyrants and Exorcists. Basically any relatively modern/current iteration of kits which made life a lot easier.

I could even include the new Eldar Guardians in that. Sure they’re less posable without conversion, but they’re far less fiddly.

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The Chaos Terminator Lord kit is the best kit I've had the pleasure of purchasing, and Chaos is my least favourite of the factions.

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Probably my favorite kit so far as been the Redemptor Dreadnought, followed closely by the Leviathan and Contemptor.

Redemptor is so poseable and easily takes magnets. Same with Contemptor and Leviathan, although they lose a point due to being resin (we'll see how the new Contemptor stacks up!).
   
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As an Ork player, I have a horrendous surplus of four particular kits.

Boyz, Nobz, Trukks, Deff Dreads. I can literally make anything in the known universe with any three of these boxes.
   
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Custodes Guarians Box, 5 guys, each box can give you a SC, a Flag, and a squad of Troops. That's enough to literally play a small match, out of the box. Enough bits to give every member every possible combination of bits.

Also models are massive and chonky, so easy to put them how you want them for assembly/painting. Take their size and simplicity to say, a Scion, where there are lots of cables and parts that snap easy, and points are weak and delicate. For first timers, Custodes Guardians.
   
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I love the new shinning spear models. And love the scarab occult terminators. Also lord discordant is super metal so gotta love it
   
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The GUO is an amazing kit, I had loads of fun building and painting it.

But for pure 40K, hmmm. I think the 5e Dark Eldar infantry are really great kits, they do everything I want a 40K kit to do with style.

   
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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
tneva82 wrote:
Yeah kan's I enjoyed a lot on assembling. Almost as good as stone trolls on aos side.

Killa kans! Oh yeah. Good memories with that one.


Kans get an extra vote for being such a notable improvement on their predecessor kit.


Oh god yeah, not only do they look loads better than the previous ones, but that metal kit was A. Pain. In. The. Arse.
   
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Kill team dedicated kits:
Multiple reasons:

A. pretty modular, even monopose torsos are easily hidden under a comparatively huge pile of extra bits and options. However the torse and set up of them are very varied and not obnoxious unlike some other monoposes.
B. gigantic ammount of options for the table aswell, regardless if 40k or Kill team. turning them into intersting prospects that you easily can run multiples without it getting boring.


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aside from these i'd say Killa kanz are awesome. Epitome of what kanz should be.
new SoB kit is a step above all other recent kits aswell, just from design.


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Sister of Battle troop box. It will literally give you what you need to run a solid 80% of your army out the door plus a ton of good bits to spare for conversions.

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I'm going Grey Knight terminators, for pure aesthetic and customization. I know it's not in the box, but adding some long green stuff purity seals makes them pop.

Plus, I'm of the opinion that Grey Knights are best as the Terminator Armor marines, as well. Screw Power Armor.

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The metal Killa Kan kit should have come with pliers, because that was the only way you could get the pieces to fit together. I think I have 10 of them.
I like the current Ork Trukk, lots of ways to build it so no 2 are the same, and always useful bitz left over.
   
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I love the plastic wraithguard set and yeah that sisters troop box is pretty dang great also.
   
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Lost & The Damned kit.

1 Sprue of Ork Boyz
1 Sprue of Catachans
1 Sprue of Zombies
1 Chaos Mutation Sprue
A stack of 25mm bases

Kitbashers dream.

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Tau Commander. I've bought 3 of them so far and they've been a joy to assemble every single time. Great poseablility and conversion potential, probably the most fun I've had with any kit.
   
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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Lost & The Damned kit.

1 Sprue of Ork Boyz
1 Sprue of Catachans
1 Sprue of Zombies
1 Chaos Mutation Sprue
A stack of 25mm bases

Kitbashers dream.

What a time to be alive.

Tbf, it was pretty hard not to end up with some really janky-looking stuff from that, but I guess that was kind of the point.
   
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Current Abaddon the Despoiler kit.

One of the finest, if not thee finest 40k models, and is designed in such a way that it kinda feels like you are armoring up the Warmaster. The model designer even took the trouble to show the builder where Abby's arms were under those massive pauldrons. Plus, the kit does feature a few head choices and can be done with or without the cape.
   
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Saturmorn Carvilli wrote:
Current Abaddon the Despoiler kit.

One of the finest, if not thee finest 40k models, and is designed in such a way that it kinda feels like you are armoring up the Warmaster. The model designer even took the trouble to show the builder where Abby's arms were under those massive pauldrons. Plus, the kit does feature a few head choices and can be done with or without the cape.



The fact that the undersuit (black carapace?) of the armor is actually modeled really surprised me
   
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Saturmorn Carvilli wrote:
Current Abaddon the Despoiler kit.

One of the finest, if not thee finest 40k models, and is designed in such a way that it kinda feels like you are armoring up the Warmaster. The model designer even took the trouble to show the builder where Abby's arms were under those massive pauldrons. Plus, the kit does feature a few head choices and can be done with or without the cape.


Absolutely, if we talk about the best looking kit, this one has to be it. Perfect pose and meaningful options. Easily the best model GW has on offer these days.
   
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 BertBert wrote:
Saturmorn Carvilli wrote:
Current Abaddon the Despoiler kit.

One of the finest, if not thee finest 40k models, and is designed in such a way that it kinda feels like you are armoring up the Warmaster. The model designer even took the trouble to show the builder where Abby's arms were under those massive pauldrons. Plus, the kit does feature a few head choices and can be done with or without the cape.


Absolutely, if we talk about the best looking kit, this one has to be it. Perfect pose and meaningful options. Easily the best model GW has on offer these days.


It's fantastic. Right at the top of my "I want this as a painting project, just as soon as I'm done with my numerous armies" list.
   
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 Blackie wrote:
 Huron black heart wrote:

3. Ork boyz, not the new ones. I don't like the move to monopose, the old ones were perfectly serviceable, they just needed some upgrades perhaps how they did with the Cadians


What updrages? They have pretty much everything the unit is allowed to take, barring some options for the nob which typically are to be avoided (and there's plenty of those in proper nob kit) anyway.


Some more wargear would be very appreciated, ability to take a deff gun, skorcha, burna, kmb, or maybe even power stabbas on boyz would be cool. Eavy armor upgrade sprue with more helmet heads would also be cool.

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In no particular order, for infantry, Tartaros Terminators kit (one of the best looking SM models, with absolute mountain of options and bits), for cavalry, Dawneagle jetbikes, and for big model, Redemptor for insane poseability and actually being only realistically sized dreadnought that could conceivably walk (I like boxnoughts but these would collapse trying to do first step and Redemptor is such a great refresh of the concept). If only it could take dual guns or dual fists...

Saturmorn Carvilli wrote:
One of the finest, if not thee finest 40k models, and is designed in such a way that it kinda feels like you are armoring up the Warmaster. The model designer even took the trouble to show the builder where Abby's arms were under those massive pauldrons. Plus, the kit does feature a few head choices and can be done with or without the cape.

It's cheated model, though. The pauldrons, instead of being on his shoulders, are welded to armour one meter up (because the silhouette is so iconic they couldn't place them in any other spot but with body being shown they couldn't place shoulders above ears like in other TDA kits). Then you also have stupid belt feed forcing him to keep his hand upside down at all times and making his Talon useless in fight, something that is funnily not present in much more sensibly designed Talon on Horus (and they really should have just copied it because it's supposed to be the same weapon, not barely functional knockoff Armless has). I also wish he was in one of HH terminator marks, but maybe his 30K plate fell apart from lack of spare parts and he has to make do with looted 40K suit.

And the off button on his back is just hilarious, potential backstabbers don't even need a weapon to finish him off
   
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Chaos Spawn box was fun. Gave enough leftovers for me to make 5+ Spawn, plus a few mutants/mutations on Marines.
   
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Gotta put in a vote for the mighty Valkyrie.

One of my favorite kits, it's just imposing, like the scene in Red Dawn when the Hind comes over the hill and everyone poops their pants.

Plus it is modular! I've not built a valk in 10+ years however...



I have build Varvis Lighters, Valtures, Vulkyries, Vinooks, a whole family made from Valk bits.


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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Lost & The Damned kit.

1 Sprue of Ork Boyz
1 Sprue of Catachans
1 Sprue of Zombies
1 Chaos Mutation Sprue
A stack of 25mm bases

Kitbashers dream.


Mmm, yes. That and the zombie pirate bag were great buys.

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 Irbis wrote:
I also wish he was in one of HH terminator marks, but maybe his 30K plate fell apart from lack of spare parts and he has to make do with looted 40K suit.

That actually is what happened. After retreating from Terra, Abaddon abandoned the Sons of Horus to worship their dead father on Maeleum. He shunned the Legion Wars, taking the Vengeful Spirit into hiding until he was found by Iskandar Khayon, Lheorvine Urkis, and Telemachron Lyras who wanted the Spirit for themselves. When they meet Abaddon he is described as wearing patched and ragged Terminator plate made from various different suits. When Abaddon eventually becomes Warmaster, he gets a nice new one.

As for a good kit? Sternguard. The amount of generic but fancy shoulder pads in that kit gave covered a boatload of obscure Chapters for my Deathwatch.

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Rfkannen wrote:
In whatever way you define best, what is the absolute best Warhammer 40k kit? What makes it the best to you?


The Grey Knight Paladin/Terminator box
(possible)
-All Generic Terminator HQs
-Ancient
-Apothecary
-5 Terminator/Paladins

The versatility I count here is currently 8 different units you can make with this box.

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 Just_Breathe wrote:
Rfkannen wrote:
In whatever way you define best, what is the absolute best Warhammer 40k kit? What makes it the best to you?


The Grey Knight Paladin/Terminator box
(possible)
-All Generic Terminator HQs
-Ancient
-Apothecary
-5 Terminator/Paladins

The versatility I count here is currently 8 different units you can make with this box.


Even as a non-GK Ultramarine, I’ve picked up both the normal power armor and terminator GK kits to make librarians, deathwatch, and add bits and character to a lot of models. Good kits to spice up a firstborn collection

   
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The Tzeentch Herald box is great and can allow you to build in a single box:

- One Herald, on or off disc
- One Exalted Flamer, on or off disc (though you have to pick which one you want on the disc)
- Three Blue Horrors
- Two Screamers
   
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 Gert wrote:
When they meet Abaddon he is described as wearing patched and ragged Terminator plate made from various different suits.

It wasn't even Terminator armour, just (Mk V) power armour.

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