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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-21-11, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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I have been itching to throw this up on the site for nearly a week now but time constraints and other stuff just keeps getting in the way. With my Griffin Dropship project on hold whilst I await the ABS card arriving from the USA I thought I would make a start on one of the two Gunship conversions I want to make for my Chapter.

I basically wanted to do a conversion that would utilise just the Stormraven kit and plasticard, so that anyone else wanting to do the same would be able to follow a tutorial I plan to make (coming soon ).

The main thing I loathe about the Stormraven is that GW seemed to have several good designs but couldn't decide which one to use and just threw them all together making the 'butt-ugliest' kit I have ever seen (well, that and the Dread-ful Knight)!

My other contention with it is they have dubbed it a 'Gunship' which it aint...it's a flying APC - Gunships are just that...flying killy death machines with only one purpose - annihilate the enemy! Look at the Spectre Gunship...you get my point!

In the true spirit of the meaning of a Gunship, here is my vision of what the Astartes would employ. Think of the scene from Die Hard 4 with the F35 Joint Strike Fighter hovering over Brucie boy and trying to blow him away (or the Terminator Hunter Killers) and you get the kind of thing I am after.


Though not yet complete I have a few WIP shots to tease you with. I will put up some more info later today or tomorrow...for now gotta go to work. Enjoy.







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Looking good mate! I look forward to seeing the end result here.

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looking awesome. Another of your tutorials I'll be following once I get some spare cash and plasticard!

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Like the look of this project. Look forward to seeing the end product.
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This has a boatload of potential, keep it up!

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An excellent looking model.
Reminds me of G-Police, the old PSX game.

Looking forward to more

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Thanks for the comments guys...glad you like it so far.

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An excellent looking model.
Reminds me of G-Police, the old PSX game...
Ahh, G-Police, that's a blast from the past. I had the PC version...I sucked at it
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Awesome! I'm definitely gonna use this when you make the "How to" guide
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Mate, this looks a boat load better than the Stormraven, I'm definitely making one of these when you put the "how 2" guide up! Looking forward to seeing the end result

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Cheers guys. I am making a start on the second one today so I will be taking numerous photo's to try and help folk out...a picture says a thousand words right? I didn't take many of the original as I was more intent on trying to make sure it worked out properly. It's definitely much more streamlined without having to resort to lengthening the model.
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