Imperial Thunderbolt from the Forge World displays at GamesDay 2005.
This beautifully painted Tyranid Scythed Hierodule was in the Forge World display cabinets back at GamesDay 2005.
More photographs of Tyranids.
I took a photograph of this concept sketch at the Forge World displays at GamesDay 2005.
Now six years later we’ve not seen anything like this appear from the depths of the Forge World studio, though we have seen very similar models.
First impression was that this was a Thunderhawk Transporter.
It carries stuff, it carries a Land Raider. However though it has similarities, which makes me think the sketch is for a Space Marine vehicle, is it a Thunderhawk Transporter? Probably no.
We’ve also had the Valkyrie Sky Talon which does look similar, but the Sky Talon is for moving the Tauros Venator rather than some big infantry pod.
Likewise I don’t think the Caestus Assault Ram was derived from this sketch, much more likely that the Assault Ram was a big Land Speeder!
The reason for discussing the sketch is the current rumours flying around about a mystery Space Marine vehicle.
There’s word of a new Space Marine vehicle in the works. Here’s the latest we’ve heard.
Apparently this is the big “new kit” to accompany the updated Codex:Space Marines.
-The term “Space Marine Gunship” has been mentioned.
-It’s NOT the Stormraven
-It’s NOT the Caestus Assault Ram
-Its NOT an “assault themed” vehicle
-There are whispers of that ancient bit of fluff regarding the “missing link transport” Astartes vehicle.
So it’s not the Stormraven either! Could it be this?
So is that sketch from GamesDay 2005 any indication of what we might see, or something completely unrelated, we’re going to have to wait and see.
This beautifully painted Tyranid Barbed Hierodule was in the Forge World display cabinets back at GamesDay 2005.
I really do like this model and the paint job is excellent.
Here is it next to the huge Harridan, but even though it looks small here it still towers over normal sized Tyranids.
More photographs of Tyranids.
The massive Forge World Tyranid Harridan in the Forge World displays from GamesDay.
It is huge and even dwarfs the large Tyranid models from the rest of the Forge World range.
I really do like the colour scheme used for these Forge World models.
Forge World released these entrances many years ago. These were on display at GamesDay 2005.
I’ve always thought of them as a weird concept and wondered why Forge World not only made one, but made a whole range?
Obviously they could be used as entrances to other buildings with someconversion and I have thought about that especially for the CityFight Photographic Tile that has been on my “workbench” for some time. At the moment it only exists on paper, but I do have a 2’ square piece of MDF to use for it!
I wanted to use mainly foamcard and cardboard for the “tile” as it would only be used for photographs and not for gaming. Though at 2’ square could be used for small scale squad actions, or for the Rogue Trader RPG.
As with many projects, at the moment it is in the pipeline and will probably stay in the pipeline for the forseeable future.
Ultramarines’ Land Speeders getting assaulted by nasty Tyranids.
From a display at GamesDay 2005.