I had a Sunday night off (no mothers day here, we're monster-less :) so I looked for something to knock together. There on my desk was my envelope from South Africa (where Laser Cut Card resides) and I decided to do it.
It looked slightly intimidating at first, but reading through the steps on the instructions at the website made it look easier. I have to say that Neal must have put a great deal of thought into his design, because it goes together without a hitch. Super simple, easy to build and very forgiving of a guy with little manual dexterity and lacking modeling talent.
The instructions on the website are clear and concise, but they lacked any information on painting. That kinda sucked 'cuz I spent quite a while looking. In the end I decided just to airbrush regular acrylic paint onto them. It seems to have worked well, but we'll see if there is any warping as the paint sets overnight. I am betting it won't, or I'm sure Neal would have warned users not to do it.
Hint - If he says to do or not do something, he means it. Tolerances are very tight and everything fits well if you 'do it his way'. I won't bore you with tutorial steps on assembly, I'll just put in some pics showing where I deviated because of the paint job I wanted on mine.
All in all, I give this kit a big A or 9.5 (I hate giving perfect scores, it tends to cheapen the scale, I think). It went together, paint and all, in just a couple of hours. A sharp knife and some super glue is all you really need for a great looking terrain piece / objective for your Necron game table. Easy to build, fun to build and paint, what more can you ask for?
I am now totally looking forward to building the 'cyborg defense line' for my next game, since I really haven't painted my Aegis defense line yet...
The two tone paint job I sprayed on. I needed the light blue for the inset areas and rather than brush paint it, I cheated and sprayed the body. Works great.
The alternate top. There is also a top in the kit that has a crystal that is remarkably similar to a monolith made by a different company and used in a tabletop miniatures game also. Wild coincidence. I went with the flat top because I have a gem I plan to use on this top.
The aforementioned gem in place.
I like it. It is going to fit in well with my forces and my Necron Tomb World terrain boards.