How Good Are Citadel’s Braken, Skulls & Creeping Vines?

By Juan Lopez | August 21st, 2017 | Categories: Warhammer 40k

GW Hobby Terrain Kits Post

Get ready to get your hobby on with vines, skulls, and bracken in these Hobby Terrain Kits from Games Workshop!

These Hobby Terrain Kits came out of nowhere with just a little bit of a tease in the White Dwarf. You know it is a good sign when a company makes accessories for their products. These three kits: Creeping Vines, Skulls, and Barbed Bracken, retail for $25 and come with a varying amount of product. As you will see, these kits are worth the investment of your hobby dollars.

For our complete review, be sure to scroll down and press play on the full video below. Here is a sample of our quick and dirty review to give you the lowdown on what you can expect to find in these kits.

Skulls Hobby

Yo dawg, we heard you like skulls…. The Skull Hobby Kit contains four sprues that hold 340 skull bits. Yes, you read correctly, 340. There are varying human, demon, xenos, and monster skulls in this kit. The detail of these skulls is great and appears very little clean up is needed to get them ready. There are so many skulls in this kit that you will not have to buy another box for your entire hobby career.

Unless you are one of these dirty Khornite players, then you will go through a few of these kits easily. These are all the normal hard multi part plastics we’re used to .

Creeping Vines Hobby

The Creeping Vines kit is an innovative little kit that contains four sprues of vines. What makes this kit unique is that the vines are made of the same quality flexible plastic that you would see with aquarium/reptile habitat scenery. As we demonstrate in the video below, that can be rolled and molded into any shape you need with just a slight application of heat from hair dryer or heat gun once you have them set.

Imagine taking your Sylvaneth to the next level with these vines wrapping around them. Perhaps your terrain needs that extra touch of creeping corruption with motley painted vines strangling city ruins. This kits gives you a lot options.

Creeping Vines: $25


Detailed, flexible plastic scenery designed to be wrapped around scenery pieces and model bases to add that eerie sense of age and disrepair, this is a set of 12 Creeping Vines. Flexible enough to be wrapped around virtually anything before being sealed into place with super glue, these vines can be spray painted – the paint won’t flake or chip, meaning every little detail will be kept.

Citadel Skulls: $25


You may have noticed a common theme amongst models and scenery pieces from the Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Age of Sigmar ranges – skulls. They’re everywhere, decorating the walls of Khornate keeps and hanging from the belts of fearsome warriors. But we don’t think there are enough skulls out there…

Enter the Citadel Skulls. This is a box of 340 (yes, three hundred and forty!) plastic skulls, designed for the hobbyist to decorate scenery, bases and models as they see fit. There are even 20 extra jawbones!

Here’s a breakdown of the number and type of the 340 (!) skulls in the box:

– 82 human skulls with jawbones;
– 86 human skulls without jawbones;
– 15 human jawbones;
– 60 assorted damaged human skulls;
– 2 giants’ skulls;
– 1 Morghast skull (in 2 components);
– 1 beast skull (in 2 components);
– 4 small horned skulls;
– 4 medium horned skulls;
– 3 large horned skulls;
– 7 bird skulls;
– 2 Chaos beast skulls;
– 6 plaguebearer skulls;
– 6 Bloodletter skulls;
– 10 T’au skulls;
– 5 Kroot skulls;
– 6 alien skulls;
– 21 Genestealer Hybrid skulls;
– 20 Ork skulls without jaws;
– 5 Ork jawbones;
– 7 Ork skulls with jaws open;
– 7 Ork skulls with jaws.

– as well as 15 human jawbones;
– 5 Ork jawbones.


Barbed Bracken: $25


Incredibly detailed, designed to make your scenery pieces stand out on the gaming table by adding extra layers of detail to their bases, Barbed Bracken is flexible plastic scenery with myriad uses. In total, you get 144 pieces of bracken in this kit – plenty for adding to the bases of an entire army, or decorating a Realm of Battle set – with 48 large pieces, 32 medium pieces and 64 small pieces. This scenery can be attached to virtually anything you wish to create thick fields of bracken, and is held firmly in place with a dash of super glue. It can be sprayed with Citadel spray paints – the paint won’t chip or flake off when the bracken is flexed into place, meaning the incredible details will be kept!

These GW Hobby Terrain Kits are available now online and in local Games Workshop stores. Be sure to press play on our review video below for the full product breakdown.

For more on the Hobby Terrain Kits and all things Warhammer 40k, visit Games Workshop!

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