Thursday, 16 March 2017

Belicosa Volcano Cannon Unboxing

The biggest, meanest cannon (to date) of the 40k universe comes from under wraps as we do an unboxing of the Belicosa Volcano Cannon!  When building Bone Garland Drake mentioned that the cannon seemed like the one in Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, he wasn't kidding.  Follow us for the ride as we show off this beast of a weapon.  Later on in another article we'll show you how it was built, too.

The lovely front of the white box that the cannon comes in, including barcode and QR scan.

Forge World made sure this kit was well protected and there's a lot of bubble wrap and plastic container protectors for some of the other parts.  There are actually not a ton of parts to it, but the size of the Volcano Cannon means that they had to take a lot of care with it so that these large chunks of resin wouldn't damage one another in transit.

A quality and color coded set of instructions comes with the kit, the mark of quality for this kit has been evident in every aspect.

Included are the main cowl, gun shield, barrel, main body of the gun, the energy bank, barrel cap, two support struts, three cables, and gun shield mount.

The gun cowl is one piece and comes on a single gate.  Care should be taken while clipping the parts off.

The gun shield comes as one form-fit piece that had no warping.

All of the smaller pieces (barrel cap, cables, and gun shield mount) come in a plastic bag of their own.

Removing all of the gates and flash on the kit is easy and a sufficiently large sink will allow you to clean the parts with ease.  The release agent isn't stuck hard to the parts and the cleanup is easy with a sharp hobby blade and files.  Mould slip was present but not too hard to handle as it could be solved with files, and scraping away mould lines like on a plastic model.  One thing that is evident when dry fitting is that green stuff work will be necessary.  We'll cover that during the build article.


  1. Oh man. I want one. So badly.

    Sadly, I believe my purchase of a warlord is going to have to be deferred until next year, but it will happen sooner or later!

    Thanks for putting this up, it's really cool to see all the bits!

  2. I love mine, buut in my personal experience, the volcano canon is inferior to the Distortion canon of the Phantom.

    Great review though :)