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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-15-12, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Default A Salamanders Stormtalon, on fire!

I'm currently working on a Xmas present for a friend of mine, a Stormtalon Gunship with a much needed conversion work and a Salamander inspired colour scheme. As Xmas is approaching fast I put all my other project on hold, only a week to deliver this baby!

My main complains with the standard Stormtalon kit are the big, bulky weapons and that stupid looking frontal landing gear so I decided to move thinks around, extend the wings to make this bird look like... a bird and to move the missiles pods under the extended wings. If I had the time I would also extended the tail a bit

After many hours of cutting and gluing stuff the end result is this:

I put more pictures from more angles on my blog, here

For the colour scheme I decided to try out something different than the standard Salamanders scheme and today I did some practice runs:

The Talon is now primed and ready for painting, tomorrow is going to be a very long day!
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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-15-12, 09:49 PM
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Looking forward to seeing this painted. You took a rather ugly model and made it look pretty cool. I like the tail the way it is now, but if you modeled it like the A-10 Warthog that would have tied in nicely with the whole look I think.


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post #3 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-15-12, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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uhmm that's a very interesting idea! If I build another one for my personal collection I'll do it that way for sure!
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I really like what you've done with it. Makes it look dam deadly and I'd fully support lengthening the tail section. One quibble though, you seem to have put the wings the wrong way round, in that the drop pod sections look on the model to have aeroloin fins (i think thats what they are called), it took me a good 10 minutes to figure out what they were which is a good thing! Maybe a little green stuff to make the wing flatter?
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That looks great mate, the extra bit of wing goes a long way to making the model look like something that can actually fly !
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post #6 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-16-12, 04:08 AM
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Nice! I just happen to have some Drop Pod fins laying around here somewhere...

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post #7 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-16-12, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you guys!

@Jacobite: uhm I'm not sure that those are "movable" parts, there is no hinges or something like that like on the Talon tail.

@Magpie_Oz: thank you! I really like how it look in the second pics, not only a flyer but a lethal flyer! :D

@DeathKlokk: go ahead! love to see your version :D

Today I was able to complete the fire patterns on the hull! Took me all day but it was worth it i think. It's not 100% perfect but this is the first time I try something like this so I'm quite happy

What do you think of it?

Just a coat of satin varnish and for today the work is complete!
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Oh, now that is frikkin lovely.


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post #9 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-16-12, 08:48 PM
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That is wicked!! Love the conversion...shit loads better than the GW version!! Nice one!!
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post #10 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-16-12, 10:23 PM
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great job, love the conversion, I cannot bring myself to get a storm talon just based on how shite it looks I do ot care how useful it is, but yours looks great, I'm inspired! +rep

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