Oh right, it’s Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn.
Eisenhorn is an Inquistor for the Holy Inquistion who starts of his career as an Amalathian (the Emperor is good and the Warp is evil), but slowly changes his views be Xanthism (impure Inquistors who use the Warp as a tool). If you haven’t read the Eisenhorn books by Dan Abnett, we strongly suggest them as a good read, though ++ PLOT SPOILER ++ don’t get too attached to the side characters (RIP Fischig).
Let’s start our review of the redeeming part of the Eisenhorn model... and that’s the box.
Our issues lay purely in the medium that Games Workshop has used to make this model.
We can all agree, that Finecast has been hit and miss (and miss and miss and miss…), so we have no idea why GW keeps using such a flawed product to make collectors edition models.
From our own experiences with Finecast, it’s roughly 50/50 hit and miss. We’d have to rate this Eisenhorn model as one of the worst we have seen, it’s right down there with the Finecast Nurgle Marines that were missing their heads.
The model comes in 10 parts across three sprues -
The first sprue contains the torso/cloak and staff (good luck finding those points on the staff head amongst all that flash and injection points) - below left. The second sprue contains the decorative base, left and right hands as well as the left arm sleeve - below middle. The third sprue contains the front of the torso, legs and a head - below right.
Now, don’t worry if your Eisenhorn model has gaps big enough to hide the entirety of Battlefleet Solar in, we think it’s where he hides all his demonic allies…
++ Verdict ++
The Cost vs Quality of this model just doesn’t make it worth it.
It really is a shame because it ruins what could have been what could have been an amazing model.
Did you get your hands on this model?
What did you think?
There seem to be some very good options out there - especially with this model running at $55 AUD!