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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 10-19-09, 04:55 AM Thread Starter
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I impulse bought a Valkyrie when they were first released
it had been sitting on my shelf for quite a while before i realized something.
I don't want a Valkyrie.

with more and more apoc players taking to the skies i thought of buying a thunderbolt fighter from forgeworld, i had eyed it over in the past but had never taken it seriously, mainly because it look about as capable at flying as a thunderhawk

and after eying the Valkyrie sprues over

i thought hey, what the hell

and here are some pictures


I know thunderbolts are meant to look more heavily armored, but i also know rhinos are meant to fit 10 space marines

attempted close up, the canopy is removable


I thought it deserved a fairly dramatic base, so Ive modeled some assault marines sprinting across the field with a teleport homer as a last ditch effort to get some terminators on the field

It is magnetized and fully removable from its base

sorry about the picture quality

minimal cutting of parts, just for the tailfins

ive plasticarded a few pieces together, though i probably didnt have to

and a healthy dose of bitz for effect


Thanks for looking

I liked Blood Angels before they were cool

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That...is frickin brilliant! Would you mind giving a quick rundown of how you made the fuselage?

Oh, and some rep for an awesome model!
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That is sweet.

Now if only elder could get nightwings that easily
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oh
screw my valkyrie i am gonna do that. looks healthy and good for it.

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sorry, i didnt take any work in progress pics, but if i find some pics of the sprues ill give a rundown using pictures

I liked Blood Angels before they were cool

"infantry, whose only function in Epic is to provide valuable traction to Titans walking across snowy paths."


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That's pretty damn impressive. I had to do a double take to see it was made from a valk.

On the subject of Rat Ogres:
But if we give them laser eyes and mounted guns, we'll have to bring in Clan Skryre, and everyone knows how much those limp-tailed snuff addicts overcharge.
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Wow, that's brilliant. The Marines are a nice touch, can't wait to see it all painted!
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tute please thats brilliant (Y)
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that is awesome. That you saw this inside of the valkyrie kits is impressive

"And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air;
And there came a great voice
Out the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying: It is done."
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Sweet! I'll have to change my undies now.
Seriously though, great build +rep. I love your what-the-hell approach attitude as well.
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