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From the album: First Legion ThunderHawkThis is my WIP Thunderhawk. I got it off ebay,(its kind of a rescue). Small backstory-- I had one of the original metal Thunderhawks from GW mailorder. I new a guy who owned a hobby store where we played and he had four of them. I bought one in trade and then after a decade sold it on ebay. I then used the funds to buy this one. I like this one because its bigger, constructed better, and looks leaner than the older one. It just has far more spacemarine feel to it. THe kid that had it before me didn't get very far with it. But he did manage to get glue in a few hard to fix places and glue things in the wrong spots. At anyrate, I had reservations about putting this thing together for so long because it is soooo big! I have no where to put it... nowhere to store it... and no way to carry it to and from... But I have been off work for some time now and had a completely free weekend. What you see in the pics is the result. I went crazy with magnets, and I'm not sure this can legally fly on an airliner anymore. I came across a pack of super N50 disc magnets and decided to use them to put the wings on the body. THEY STOW!!! Then I just kept going. The attack wings, the canards, the nose weapons, even the tail comes off and stows. I even put magnets in the pilot seats so I could paint them. Then I got the cool idea to put a plasma storm battery on the magnetic nose mounts, and then, why not one on each side!!!! I have to stop at some point and start painting this thing. If any one has any suggestions for painting black highlights on a black ship. I'm all ears. I can't decide if I want to highlight with blue/grays or straight shades of grey. All of my stuff is pre-heresy DarkAngels black. When we started playing, it was with rogue trader and you all remember the color pic of the legion spacemarines. THe Dark Angels were black and had the red stripe down the Mk. 6 helm. I thought that looked awesome and ran with it. And I've never seen a reason to change. GW's rewritting of the fluff over the years has pissed me off, but thats a rant for someother time. But also on that note, I really like the additions to their histories over the years. I'm a big fan of Chapter Commanders Astelan's account of what happened to Caliban to Chaplain Boreas and how it has affected the first and second companies agendas in the novels.
Hi all. Thought I’d start a log of what I’m doing (a WIP thread if you like), if not to provide wider exposure to my creations to you guys, then to help me keep track of what I need to do and also keep motivated to actually finish things!! So, I’ve been a collector since I was knee high to a Squat. Been involved in the GW hobby systems for well over 20 years now, and in that time my interest levels have peaked and troughed. Prior to the 6th Ed launch my last copy of the 40k game system was 2nd Edition, with Dark Millennium. Since the start though I have been true to the first legion - my beloved Dark Angels. Back then I even collected PA models!! ;-) Over the last 2 years I have been slowly growing my Deathwing force. I have a few things painted but generally I spend my time on conversion's, then dream of what they could look like with paint on them. I also haven’t played a game since 2nd Ed. I'm much more of a hobbyist than a gamer. Last count I had a meagre 93 Terminators (plastic) several HQ's (all in TDA), one LRC, one Godhammer, a converted Pred Executioner and a Mk1 WhirlWind. I also have a selection of RW and Greenwing, the DV forces (x2) a couple of Bike squads with Attack Bikes, a Storm Talon converted to be my Nephelim (counts as of course, just need to add the rotor blades from my crashed RC Helicopter so its more of the Apache gunship I want it to be). So presently I have a few examples to show you guys, feedback on everything is appreciated and one of the main reasons I am posting them! :-) First up is a couple WIP pics of the Chapy that (somehow) won Grotsmashers Kit-Bash Chapy challenge: Pic link died I have actually made some changes to him since, a few extra layers on the cloak has given it alot more depth, and some hightlighting of the Black with a wash over the top has given the armour more life. I'll try to remember to get more recent pics soon! And something I have been working on over the weekend: My take on a Storm Eagle - DA Styleeeeee Pic link died I still have a way to go on this thing - spent Saturday getting it to here - no GS out as of yet as I still need to chop a few things add a few things then tidy up etc. Its been sat in my mind as a concept for a while - and after receiving a gift voucher for my birthday i treated myself to the Storm Raven kit. I already had 2 of the Chapter house extension kits (as i wasnt sure if just one would be long enough) and had ordered from various bitz sites off the net most of the other little bits you see here and there. I do atleast have the MM at the front, the Vengeance Missiles under the front wings, and the 2 x TL LasCannons on the rear wings. If i ever wanted to use it as a Storm Raven I can either take out the front Missiles and replace with the Storm Bolters from the Nephelim / Dark Talon, the Lascannons will just have to be single TL, and the MM can stay as is or i can pop them out and addin either the HB's or the Typhoon Launcher. To be honest - It'll be a Storm Eagle now and forever but i've built it from a players perspective just in case :-) OK and last but by no means least - Belial. With 6th Ed. came my latest incarnation of our leader. Now the gun and sword are (IMO) the optimal load out: Pic link died So thanks for getting this far (those that did!). I hope some of what I have done / do looks good enough (its hard to compared to some of the tallent on show on this site!!) I'll be updating this sporadically; but will welcome any questions and criticism (gun barrel holes will be drilled out ;-) ). Peace out Brothers!