Everybody that plays Skaven knows that this beast is a very, very good addition to your army. Also everybody that played against it learnt to hate it :). For ages there was no model available for it, but since according to fluff no Abomination is ever the same, being mutated mass of heads, claws, muscle and whatever else you can imagine , people were scuplting their own. One I did was my first attempt at sculpting and to be honest I was actually quite happy with the result. Problem is that comparing to one that was offcially released my one is just too small. I might still use it from time to time, but I decided I need to get GW one.
Now everybody that knows me is aware that I am definitely not a “GW fanboi”, however I have to say that this model is beautiful. Even our local art critic Matt Lord from All Along the Watchtower podcast says he really likes it and he rarely likes anything GW ;).
Model costs £ 30.75. Not very cheap (although if you are not willing to spend unnecessary amounts of money, you will get yours from Maelstrom or Wayland Games and pay few pounds less 😉 ) but in this case its worth it in my opinion. It has 78 parts. You will use most of them, so no luck if you think you will end up with mountain of spares, however you will have few nice bits left over from that kit, that any creative scratchbuilder will put to a good use. You can assemble your Abomination in few different ways, but its always the same pose. However you have a choice of different bits to attach to it, so not all models will look exactly the same. For example if you want to give it more Scryre feel, there are enough mechanical limbs and other bits to make it look that way. My only criticism (and it’s minor) is that not all parts fit perfectly well and there are some gaps left- nothing that bit of green stuff cannot fix though. All in all it is definitely one of the nicest modesl GW ever made and it really looks like The Abomination (also called “A-bomb” by Skaven players ;)) should look like.