[Review] Battlesuit from Heavy-support

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El'mo
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[Review] Battlesuit from Heavy-support

Post#1 » Sep 29 2013 12:07

Battlesuit
Supplier: Heavy-support

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Required skill level: Intermediate

General overview: Ordering online was simple, just select which weapons options you require and put it into your cart.
Payment is by direct bank transfer or Paypal and at this time the cost was €20 (approx. US$27) per suit.
Delivery was fast, well packed and reasonably priced.

The parts are attached to large resin sprues similar to FW models and will require a razor saw to separate due to the thickness of the resin.
Overall quality is great (I have only found one or two bubbles so far) and the resin is harder than Finecast.
Detailing is good with only small amounts of clean up required.
The model, when constructed, is larger than the XV8 and is fully posable.

Note: does not include base (60mm)

The model comes in the parts shown below and weapons are supplied in pairs (left and right handed).
I have included pictures of all the weapon options.



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Torso: Loads of details including vents and panel lines although there is no vision block as on the XV8.
Slightly larger in height and depth than the XV8.
The waist will be difficult to cut and reposition.



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Upper legs: Loads of details including pipework and panel lines.
The rear of the legs are well detailed.
They are slightly thinner and longer than the XV8.



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Upper arms: Great panel lines if maybe a little too deep at times.
Main concern is the thickness of the elbow joint for magnetisation, it’s only 2mm deep.
I managed to magnetise the elbows in the end using 2mm diameter x 1.5mm thick rare earth magnets, 1 in the upper arm and 1 in the weapon. Has worked well so far for weapon swapping with no barrel droop.



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Jet pack: Fantastic detailed, 2 part moulding.
The exhausts are well laid out.
With them being separate it should allow for repositioning for different poses.



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Head, Lower legs and antenna: The head has a single large lens and is smaller than the XV8 head.
The lower legs are ok but the antenna is plain with no extra detailing.
It may be worth swapping it for a spare XV8 antenna.



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Hooves: three toe design with a large middle toe at the front and 2 smaller toes at the rear on either side.
On first glance it looks like there is no left or right hoof.



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Lower arm including Gatling gun: longer but slimmer than the XV8 burst cannon.



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Lower arm including Flamer: massive compared to the XV8 flamer.
Would make a great heavy flamer.



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Lower arm including Missile pod: longer Than the XV8 missile pod. The missile heads are smaller.



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Lower arm including Plasma: massive compared to the XV8 Plasma rifle.



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Lower arm including Fusion blaster: smaller than the XV8 Fusion blaster.



Conclusion: Would make a great Commander model. Highly detailed and high quality. I would buy more.

My version now complete:
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Eiglepulper
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Re: [Review] Battlesuit from Heavy-support

Post#2 » Sep 29 2013 08:21

Thanks for this breakdown of your purchase, El'mo. It sounds like the weapons are perhaps more on the scale of the XV9, or at least wouldn't look out of place on it?

For €20 it's not a bad deal at all imho.

E.

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Re: [Review] Battlesuit from Heavy-support

Post#3 » Sep 29 2013 08:54

Looks very cool, thanks for sharing.

Maybe we'll see a few of these pop up around the orbital. :D

modelglue

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Re: [Review] Battlesuit from Heavy-support

Post#4 » Oct 02 2013 01:19

Lyi'ot wrote:How compatible is this suit and GW bitz, and could I use this model's armor on GW Crisis Suits?


The torso ball joint on the XV8 is smaller than on the heavy-support suit (HS)
The ankle ball on the HS suit is bigger than the XV8
The hip ball joint on the XV8 is bigger than the HS suit.
The neck ball on the XV8 is larger than the HS suit

Conclusion:
All the ball joints are different sizes but it is not beyond an intermediate modellers skill level to make them fit.

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Re: [Review] Battlesuit from Heavy-support

Post#5 » Oct 21 2013 09:21

+++Update+++

The Battlesuit has recently been withdrawn from the website.
I will try to find out why from them.

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El'mo
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Re: [Review] Battlesuit from Heavy-support

Post#6 » Mar 12 2014 11:24

+++Update+++

The suits have now reappeared and the link in the initial post has been updated.

Thanks to Shas'Saal - Aun'Flsia for finding them again

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Re: [Review] Battlesuit from Heavy-support

Post#7 » Apr 18 2017 02:44

+++Update+++

It now looks like this website has been taken down.

If anyone manages to find an active link to a new website please let me know.

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