In today’s quick review I want to have a look at Zandris IV’s Pendekar Battlesuit. I got this miniature recently and thought you may be interested in getting to know this alternative mech for your sci-fi tabletop games like 40k.
As always, let’s have a look at the parts you get:
As you can see you get eight parts plus four hand options. For each arm you get either a bare fist or one with a gun. The shoulders are ball joints which allow for a large variety of arm poses. Apart from that you get the torso, the legs part (one part, single-pose), two shoulder armour parts and two shoulder-mounted boxes which look to be small missile launchers, sensors, electronic counter-measures, lunch boxes, etc. Along with these white metal parts you also get a round 40mm base.
The casting quality is really nice and crisp. No mold lines in sight really.
Building the model is as straightforward as can be. Due to the size and weight of the parts I suggest pinning (as I usually do with metal models).
Here’s another picture for size comparison, next to an Infinity miniature and a GW Space Marine:
As you can see it scales really well with your regular 28mm “heroic” scale miniatures.
For this one I aimed to use it along with my Infinity models because I think that it fits very well with the Nomads robot aesthetics.
Here we got the fellow painted up:
Final thoughts: The sculpt itself may be a little bland to some (the people who equal bolted on details with quality) but I like it quite a lot. It’s bulky, practical and unglamorous. It lends itself perfectly for adding camouflage too. I would say that due to its design it works with most sci-fi settings, probably Weird War 2 as well. In Warhammer 40,000 specifically I could see it used as maybe a non-imperial robot. There is plenty of space to add ornaments and such so it would work as a Squats robot, something a Genestealer cult built or hijacked, you could turn it into a Chaos robot, Adeptus Mechanicus, or something built by human allies to Tau. Of course you can also use it as a mecha for smaller scale games like 20mm, 15mm or 10mm scales. With 6mm it might be a little large.
I hope that you enjoyed this quick review and keep an eye on Zandris IV’s future releases. So far they did mostly space ships and 6mm (epic scale) tanks but especially recently they added some really cool looking stuff to their 28mm battlesuit ranges. Definitely worth a look.
Here it is again, next to lovely Hayden by Hasslefree minis:
Did you like this post? Then why not support Tale of Painters by using our links for your next purchases: Chronicle Cards / ebay / Amazon / zavvi. No extra costs for you and we'll get a small kickback. Or become a patron on Patreon for exclusive tutorials, guides, and behind the scenes content. We are hobbyists like you and do all of this in our spare time. Your support will help us cover our monthly costs and fund future projects so we can bring you more and better content. Thank you very much!
This website uses affiliate links.
Support our work
Tale of Painters is an unofficial Warhammer hobby magazine run by hobbyists like you. Support our work by using the affiliate links from our 🇺🇸 / 🇨🇦 partner stores for your next orders so we can continue to bring you fantastic FREE content every day:
Or become a patron:
Thanks a lot, we appreciate any help to continue and grow Tale of Painters 🙂