Death Guard Myphitic Blight Hauler – Kit Review

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!

It’s been a long time coming, but the teased and much-sought after Myphitic Blight Hauler has landed! It’s been around for a couple of weeks and we thought we’d throw some of our thoughts around regarding the new Easy-Build Kit from Games Workshop.

The very first thing I’m going to mention is price. It’s £15! This is an absolute bargain and one of the cheapest vehicles available from Games Workshop. I was so astounded at the price point that I grabbed three of them expecting the total cost to cover one and maybe some paints!

Kit Laid Bare!

But anyway, lets have a proper look at the model.

It’s definitely a sprue…

The sprue is small, simple and it’s fairly easy to ascertain what bit does what and where it goes. Having three of them to play with I figured I’d try a couple of methods to try and get them ready as soon as possible.

The left is a built, sprayed and painted. Middle is Built then sprayed. Right is sprayed then built.

The Finished Result

Let’s have a look at the first one. I did this via the traditional means, I put it together and then sprayed and painted it.

You might note that on the back of rear track guard you can see a slight gap/line. This has in fact had some liquid green stuff on it to try to help conceal it but it seems that it didn’t want to go down easily. But more on this later. Overall the model was great to paint but quite fiddle in some areas. Since you can pop it on and off the base you can get to the bottom quite easily but if you want to paint the underside of the track guards it’s somewhat difficult. Various metal components are very difficult if not impossible to get to, also.

Where it started to go wrong…

So I figured I’d try spraying it on sprue and then building it so that every element of the model had colour on it. Sadly, it seems I didn’t consider some vital things. Once the pegs that snap fit together have paint on them it is incredibly difficult for the model to actually snap together completely correctly. As you can see in the below images there are gaps that very apparent upon inspection. The read track guard is especially obvvious.

If you want to save yourself some bother and spray them on the sprue, ensure that you either cover the pegs or consider cutting them off and gluing the model together. Had these things been more expensive I’d be a bit more irked by this but life is a learning experience, of course. I’ll try to fill the gaps with some green stuff or put in some cracks to make it look semi-deliberate!

Final Verdict

Little more can be said about the model, in fairness. It’s got levels of detail that are on par with the recent Death Guard releases and whilst the easy-build nature of the kit is something I’d say is quite the selling point, there’s little you need to justify for the price! If you play Death Guard then at least grab one. If you want to really bulk up on some Fast Attack then definitely consider getting three!

I look forward to getting them all painted (and gap-filled) so I can have them charging across the table volleying missiles and giving my Poxwalkers that sweet cover save.

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