Monday, 29 August 2016

Review: Blood and Skulls Industry Ploughs

There's two ways to deal with an obstacle, go around it, or through it. Today we choose the latter, with the help of some menacing looking ploughs from Blood and Skulls industry.


I have two variants to go through with you all, the 'V' medium and straight medium, both retailing at about £6.80 at our current post-referendum exchange rates. Size-wise, they are best suited to 'medium' sized tanks like the Predator, Rhino, Chimera and Leman Russ kits. Since both cost the same amount, and have the same methods of mounting, it's down to personal preference.


The straight design is quite similar to those found on large excavators and has a very utilitarian feel, ideal for Space Marine and Imperial vehicles. The robust design is continued with how it has been cast. It is a very thick, sturdy piece that could probably withstand an actual tank shock move. With such a flat surface to work with, you have plenty of free space to work with, whether you want to freehand a mural or add some extra spikes, there's options aplenty.


The 'V' style is more along the lines of a 'traditional' snow-plough, and I think this would luck fantastic on something like my wheeled Taurox (above), as it has a very cool post-apocalypse feel suited to a big wheeled truck (perhaps I've been watching too much Mad Max: Fury Road).



The mounting points on the plough are single piece and very easy to put together. You also get some additional parts allowing you to mount the plough on 45 degree angled parts, as well as flat, vertical surfaces. Such a small thing makes attaching the ploughs so much easier.

If I did have any issue with the kits, it might be that the mounting pieces are a bit too long. It shouldn't be too hard to amend though, so it's a very minor thing for me.


All-in-all these are fun little additions which offer a more menacing and heavier alternative to the spike-like ploughs you get in many kits. From a cost perspective they are relatively affordable when compared to similar products, and it's nice to have a few options, and whilst there are only two choices, it's still a choice.

 

4 comments:

  1. Nice little review for sure. Both are nice little options, I prefer the V myself.

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  2. Great looking plows. I never understood why GW didn't give us some good dozer blades. The chimera ones are the only ones worth using usually!

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  3. Awesome! I've always loved the B&S kits, he does some excellent work - hadn't seen that V-style plough before, I really dig it!

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  4. Nice review. It's fun seeing what third parties are creating to add accessories to GW's models. I agree they do stick out too far though.

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