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Howdy all. I have started painting and assembling my Stormraven. However this will be no ordinary WIP. I plan on making it super detailed in many ways. Here's what I plan:

Magnetizinig the flying base
Hinging all 4 doors
Highly painted and detailed interior
LED on the interior
Converted top turret (because I hate the servitor in a brick)
Converted Ram intake (because I also hate the shop-vac brick intake)
Detailed base

Don't worry. I am taking pictures as I go.

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rather than magnetizing the flying base, you could try this method. I use a grinder to remove the head of a small bolt and attach that to the top of the flying base, then I attach a nut to the bottom of the vehicle, you simply screw the base on and it holds nice and tight </opinion>

good luck with the project!

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I can't wait to see the finished product.
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rather than magnetizing the flying base, you could try this method. I use a grinder to remove the head of a small bolt and attach that to the top of the flying base, then I attach a nut to the bottom of the vehicle, you simply screw the base on and it holds nice and tight </opinion>

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Very cool idea, could you post up some photos of your setup? I may try this with my Falcons and Wave Serpents

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Here we go. First thing I did was check all parts and pieces. The panel the rear door sits in was warped so I called GW and they sent me out a new sprue with a nice straignt one. GW customer Service is great.

Next I magnetized the base and bottom of the hull. I have 4 rare earth magnets in each for a total of 8.


I had to drill small holes in this with my pin vise. It is slow going but the pay off is huge.

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Next I hinged the doors...all of them. The front assault ramp comes hinged so that's easy. The side doors and rear were a little trickier.

Side doors:
I drilled holes all the way through the pseudo hinges on the doors themselves.


I drilled an angled hole here all the way through to the outside of the doorway. I drilled from teh outside at the far corner of the dor frame.


I also drilled a small hole here all the way through the door frame to the first door hinge "seat".



Once the holes were drilled I placed the door in the frame and used two short pieces of small gague wire to act as the pins in my hinges. I then peened them over and glued them to the inner frame of the hull(being careful not to get any glue in the hinge itself).



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Now the rear door. I cut the hinge and bar off the rear assault ramp. I also cut off the little 'C' shaped clamps on the frame, that hold it in place. I drilled a small hole all the way through the landing gear housing on both sides. I decided to do it this way because I wanted a strong hinge and because the kit provides plates that cover up the outer landing gear housing.



I used a small lilipop stick for my pin and cut it to length. I wanted it to be just long enough to fit between the inner set of holes.


I ran the stick through and glued it to the bottom of my door, being careful not to get glue on any part of the frame.

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Next I started painting the interior.





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Next I moved onto the top turret assembly. I really dislike the "Brick" the servitor sits in and want a lower profile "automated" turret. I decided to use a water bottle lid as they are have the right size and feel.

I cut a gap in each side of it so the gun mounts had room to stick out.


I then removed some stuff from the Turret base. I removed the little angled area towards the front and half of the rear "block". I wanted half the rear "block" to remain to hold onto my turret top.

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So...the Land Raider model comes with an extra computer bank that can be installed in one of it's door assemblies. I shaved off the cables and equipment from one side, painted it, and attached it to the inside of my Stormraven.


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