Since I was doing a War Store Order for the new Munitorum Containers anyway, I figured I’d also include the Promethium pipes set because it was one of the few terrain kits I didn’t already own. Not that I intend to purchase/use them as a fortification much (seriously, who uses flamers?), but it might make nice random terrain for a battle at some point.
The kit consisted of 8 sections of pipe: three long ones and five smaller ones, each coming in two parts. In addition, another sprue of fourteen end-caps was included so you can cap every pipe. The end-caps are a nice touch because it means that every pipe has sealed end so that it isn’t necessary to connect all of the pipes to each other. Of course, if you use those caps, it also means that you can’t ever see through the pipe and shoot down the entire length of it either–but how often would that ever happen?
The caps come in various styles/designs so that they don’t all look alike either. Some look like a standard door/hatch, some appear to be a grate/filter, and still others look like turbines.
If I had a complaint about this kit, it’s that it’s really long and straight. There’s only one option for a T-connection (and that’s on one of the long/straight pipes) and there’s no option for a four way, or a π shaped connector. The kit is relatively cheap though, and I suppose you could buy a bunch more if you so desired to recreate the Alyeska pipeline (which I don’t, mind you).
I’m not sure what color I’m going to paint these. The GW kit is pretty heavy on the brazen brass, and that’s not exactly my style. I’m not sure if I go with a silver pipe, or do something like a black pipe with silver trim. The former is more like my overall style, but the black pipe might look rather cool.