Monday, January 9, 2012

Santa Cruz Warhammer Giveaway! Victoria Miniatures!

As usual, after a review of a company in our Ads for Charity Program, this time Victoria Miniatures, we are able to give away a set of cool models. Victoria sent us an extra Penal Guard Conversion Kit, models she created and is selling on her website. We did a review of it last week. This is what YOU could make with it:

....and today we are giving away the Penal Squad kit, in our usual SCWH style.

Here's what you get in the set:

Leave a comment if you want to win! Remember, your constructive and critical comments are helpful to Victoria so let's have at it. We will draw a winner MONDAY NIGHT. 

For all of you who don't want to wait, Victoria has a SPECIAL SANTA CRUZ WARHAMMER offer. In your PayPal payment, put 'Santa Cruz Warhammer' in the special instructions and you will get an extra set of bald heads and some of the new laser rifle arms, pictured below on various models:
 This extra set would allow you to personalize one 10 man squad of cadian bodies!

And remember, if you shop online, try to find companies that have their heart in the right place!



  1. I love her stuff and I have had my eye on it for some time. But I am waiting till I get back from Afgahn next year before I take the plunge in buying her amazing Praetorian conversion's.

    keep an eye out for the amazing Cain model she is sculpting at the moment, and she does have leg's on the way as well. To me she is a company that has taken up the mantle were GW can not be bothered any more, and does it more for the love of the hobby rather than the money.

  2. The sculpts look nice! I guess my only gripe is that there are already plenty of yelling bald men in the 40K universe. The not-Riddick and the not-Hannibal Lecter are really cool looking and I wish there were a few more of these type of more distinctive heads in the kit.

    Of course the unit of uniform bald men fits the penal unit theme, so maybe I'm just not a fan of the penal legion look.

    I really like the torsos and think that the rope belt is a great touch.

    Using the torsos along with the 'Chem mask heads' and 'Chem Tank Backpacks' would look cool alongside a Krieg or Steel Legion army. The idea being that the regular troopers get the nice relatively compact gas-masks and helmets, while the penal legion get the bulky unpleasant gas-masks and no protective headgear.

  3. I've been eyeing her Chem-highlanders for a while now. Just trying to justify the cost of buying seeing as I don't have a Guard army. :)

  4. I like the look of the bits. She is very talented and the finished models from the review shows just how good her sculpts actually are.

    I think some additional variations with the heads would help give a unit more variety. A few heads with gas masks, or damaged gas masks, injuries, etc would help make the unit look much more rag/tag.

    I would love to win the give away but regardless, seeing Victoria's work is always a treat.

  5. Hadn't heard of her until I saw the review during the week. Great looking conversion bits. I'm definitely up for a chance of winning them.

  6. Always been a fan of Victoria's work but I've never seen these before. Glad to see she is still sculpting models for sale - her I question models are brilliant.

  7. I have some of her stuff (chem heads and backpacks. The detail is excellent. Also I was pleasantly surprised at how fast it showed up at my doorstep.

  8. I am a big fan of Victoria's work, I'm a particular fan of the highland conversion kits.

    I love the bodies for the penal legion, and the heads suite the theme. A little more variety than angry bald men would be nice but, it look like Catachan and Marauder heads would work fine with the set.

  9. Big fan of the conversion kits as well, the collars on the torsos are an excellent addition - almost reminds me of the old Human Bomb models. (you will know who is really old school if they remember that one!)

    Victoria is carving out quite the little niche with these conversion kits, best of luck with future editions. Anyone who has purchased from her in the past knows how great she is to work with and the quality of her products. Keep 'em coming!

  10. This would be perfect for my guard army! Hard to find good prisoner models.

  11. Good stuff, some are a little bit similar, but good the same..

  12. Awesome stuff. Would be a great way to start a penal legion squad up!

  13. As everyone has said, they are great looking bits. I think they fit a niche need within the IG lineup. As someone said above, the combination of the penal legion torsos with the chem dog heads would be really cool too.

    Some backpacks with the penal legion set would be nice too as I think all IG models look much more balanced with some type of backpack. Something really ragtag that only a penal legionnaire would carry around.

    I'm not sure if it is possible with metal casts, but something that would be awesome is having small holes on the torso where the arms connect for pinning. I like the detail on metal models but it can be a lot of work to drill and pin a metal squad like this. It is a minor thing, but a detail that (if feasible) would really add an extra element to the models that hobbyists would appreciate.

  14. Constructive Advice ... always pin metal minis !!!

    Me please,
    I TY.


  15. Love this stuff..

    Seriosly tempted by the kilted guys too :)

  16. I've always been a fan of making the rank-and-file models more unique.

    Are there any plans in the works for a set of bionics for wounded Veterans or those with an Ad Mech slant to their forces? Chopped up Necrons and guitar wire can only go so far...

  17. man these are so awesome! must have some!

  18. Been following her work for a while. These are an excellent addition to the huge amount of IG conversion bits out there!

  19. Very cool stuff - Love the penal squad bits, and that's just the tip of the iceberg as far as upgrade bits available from her. It's all unilaterally excellent!

  20. I wanna be part of the Blog roll too ! :D

  21. I enjoy buying from the smaller market players because you can feel the love that they have for the game.

    It's obvious that Victoria really wants to immerse players in the worlds that we created with her scuplts. They would make a great addition to anyone's stash :) Here's hoping it's mine