|Glory to the Tenth Legion!|
Perhaps the most striking element of the model is his armour, a merger of power armour and terminator armour. In some sense, he is the first “Space Marine” Primarch in terms of the general Astartes aesthetic that has been built over the years (particularly the illustrations of Karl Kopinski). Thick layered armour plates, studded and segmented, and laced with skulls, cogs, and legion iconography. While the other two primarchs were refreshing in that they eschewed some of this for thin graceful armour that supported finesse and speed, it is equally refreshing and comforting to see a return to the hulking brute force of a Space Marine. GW has had a bad track record with making Iron Warrior models in the past, so I had been a little worried they would make him a little spindly and thin (somehow a recurring theme with Iron Hands/Iron Warrior models). Thankfully, Ferrus is the stalwart giant of adamantium and muscle he deserves to be.
|The grey resin Ferrus is cast in draws out the incredible detail in the model; it is hard to not stare for a while!|
|Ferrus has an impressive backpack of slender mechanical limbs, and a neat little bolter clamped to the side.|
|I think it was a wise choice to just leave his arms and hands basically bare, allowing you to use paint to convey the Necrodermis.|
|I like how the spirit of the Emperor's Children is subtly conveyed in Forgebreaker, particularly in the aquila on its head|
|Together these two Primarchs make one of the most exciting and visceral dioramas seen in all miniature gaming.|
- Godwyn Fischig