Sisters of Battle Repressor – Storm Troopers Transport Storm Bolter Turret

The Storm Bolter Turret on my Sisters of Battle Repressor – Storm Troopers Transport went together very easily.

These are the resin and plastic components.

Sisters of Battle Repressor Storm Bolter Turret

Here is the completed turret.

Sisters of Battle Repressor Storm Bolter Turret

It fits nicely into the turret ring.

The top don’t fit

The resin seems to have shrunk…

As I was building the Repressor I noticed that I had a problem. The new roof did not fit as expected, it was as though it had shrunk.

The top don't fit

The arrow points to the parts not fitting together as they should.

This is of course always a concern with resin parts and to be honest I almost expect it with Forgeworld models, these are resin kits which require skill not mass produced plastic kits which any old fool can put together!

Now the issue was how was I going to rectify this?

Putting the top on, before putting the resin bits on…

After putting the sides together I stuck on the top of the Rhino which is the base for my Sisters of Battle Repressor – Storm Troopers Transport.

Sisters of Battle Repressor - Storm Troopers Transport

I also added the front armour panel as well.

Sisters of Battle Repressor - Storm Troopers Transport

I won’t be detailing the inside as already mentioned, but I am intending to add extra details such as purity seals etc…

Sisters of Battle Repressor – Storm Troopers Transport

After much procrastinating and leaving it, the other day I started and made significant progress on my Sisters of Battle Repressor which I am going to use as a Storm Troopers Transport. Over the next week or so I will post photographs of the different stages of the process.

The Repressor uses the Rhino as the basis for the model and there are various resin parts.

After thinking about it for a while I decided that I would not detail, model or paint the interior of the model. In the main as the resin parts did not allow easy access (viewing) to the internals and therefore would be (in my view) a lot of work and effort and nobody would see it.

The first stage was to put the core Rhino structure together. I avoided the mistake I made with my Ork Looted Rhino and assembled it according to the “instructions”.

Repressor - Storm Troopers Transport

After one side I glued the other track assembly together. Luckily there are not lots of wheels like most scale model kits you get these days.

Repressor - Storm Troopers Transport

Then the two sub-assemblies were glued together. At this point don’t forget to add the back door!

Repressor - Storm Troopers Transport

Next stage was to add the top of the hull.

Inquisitorial Storm Troopers Valkyrie Transport

This is an Inquisitorial Storm Troopers Valkyrie Transport.

A Storm Troopers Valkyrie Transport which is part of Mike Sharpe's superb Space Wolves army, which was on show at GamesDay 2006.
A Storm Troopers Valkyrie Transport which is part of Mike Sharpe’s superb Space Wolves army, which was on show at GamesDay 2006.

It has landed.

A Storm Troopers Valkyrie Transport which is part of Mike Sharpe's superb Space Wolves army, which was on show at GamesDay 2006.
A Storm Troopers Valkyrie Transport which is part of Mike Sharpe’s superb Space Wolves army, which was on show at GamesDay 2006.

And is dropping off a troop of Inquisitorial Storm Troopers and an Inquisitor.

This is the Forgeworld model with Inquistion doors.

Sisters of Battle Repressor – Storm Troopers Transport

In a recent post I showed a picture of a Sisters of Battle Repressor from the Forgeworld Displays at GamesDay.

Sisters of Battle Repressor

I said “I do like this model and I am intending to get one to use with my Daemonhunters army as a transport for the Storm Troopers”.

Well Santa must have been listening as I got one for Christmas from my friend Simon (thanks mate).

I am well pleased.

It is a very nice model and you get the following bits of resin. A new hull top, a dozer blade and extra weapons.

The Forgeworld model above includes Sisters of Battle doors, but as I am going to make this a Inquisitorial Storm Trooper transport I may use some Inquisition doors or leave them as they are. I might leave them as they are, as I am thinking about adding some extra armour to the model, akin to the spaced armour, but made from mesh, a kind of anti-tank mesh that you see on armoured vehicles today or on German tanks during World War Two.

As well as the resin pieces you also get a complete Rhino kit (though the Repressor is also available as a conversion kit, though the conversion kits to me never seem such value for money).

The standard Rhino kit includes three sprues.

The second sprue.

The Imperial extras sprue.

As a result I will have some spare parts which will be probably used by my Orky boyz on a few conversions.

Grey Knights Veteran Sergeants

If you have looked at my Grey Knights Landspeeder you will realise that I am attempting to paint a Grey Knights force which goes beyond the listings in the DaemonHunters Codex. What I am trying to do is to create a Grey Knights force (using the Space Marine Codex) and then using a DaemonHunters force as allies.

One thing I will be using are ordinary Space Marines conveted and painted as Grey Knights. As well as ordinary Marines I am going to use some of the Space Marine Veterans as they look very ornate with their purity seals and stuff.

My previous post on my Grey Knight Veterans showed you the parts from the blister.

Here is the front of the completed models.

They are really nice models with a lot of detail.

The next stage will be a black undercoat.