Space Marine Flyers

One of the huge dioramas at Warhammer World was a Space Marine space port or airfield. There were plenty of Forge World aircraft on display.

This is the Space Marine Storm Eagle

Storm Eagle

A formidable gunship, the Storm Eagle mounts fearsome firepower for a vehicle of its size and is capable of transporting twenty Space Marines directly into the thick of an assault. The exact provenance of the Storm Eagle is unknown, but it bears clear similarities to the Stormravens employed by the Blood Angels and Grey Knights. Certain sources place the principal manufacture of the Storm Eagle upon Tigrus and Anvilus IX, both primary-grade Forge Worlds that suffered catastrophic damage during the Horus Heresy. In recent decades the number of Storm Eagles in active service has begun to increase, especially amongst those Chapters known to have favourable relations with the Adeptus Mechanicus. This has lead some observers to believe that production has been restored at an as yet unknown location.

Thunderhawk Transport complete with load.

Thunderhawk Transport

The Thunderhawk Transporter is a logistical variant of the standard Thunderhawk gunship used by the Adeptus Astartes to carry Space Marine vehicles into combat zones. The Thunderhawk Transporter, while lacking the firepower of the standard Thunderhawk, is no less important to an Astartes Chapter.  The Thunderhawk Transporter can quickly load up to two Rhino sized vehicles of any type, or a single Land Raider sized vehicle.

The Thunderhawk transporter is no longer available from Forge World.

This is the Sokar pattern Stormbird.

Sokar pattern Stormbird

The Sokar pattern Stormbird is a dedicated attack lander. It has served as a high-durability orbital assault craft, a mobile bastion and firebase which could land a Space Marine strike force and withstand heavy ground fire while its cargo or troops and war machines disembarked to press the attack. One of the later patterns developed, the Sokar was the design precursor to the smaller Thunderhawk Gunship. The Stormbird’s standard armament is four turret-mounted twin linked lascannon, three twin-linked heavy bolters, and a complement of six dreadstrike missiles. It is also equipped with particularly dense composite armour plating, and is further protected by a series of void shield generators which it can extend to protect disembarking troops and war machines. Its cavernous transport bays can hold 50 fully armed Space Marines. Alternatively it can carry up to 5 Dreadnoughts, including the mighty Leviathan; Jump-pack equipped infantry; Rapier batteries; bikes; jetbikes; a Rhino armoured transport; or a mixed force of all of the above.

I’ve always preferred the original concept of the Stormbird.

Providing fuel and supplies for all the aircraft was this tanker. I think this model was a conversion as I don’t recollect seeing it before and it’s not mentioned on the Forge World website.

Supply vehicle

The aircraft colour scheme did remind me of the old BOAC livery used in the 1960s and 1970s.

Massive Stormbird

I have just uploaded (and updated) a new version of my GamesDay 2009 Gallery, which has been offline for a few years. Moving to a new host has meant I am reviewing existing content, creating revised pages and uploading higher resolution images. Going through the images I was reminded of this interpretation of the Stormbird that was at GamesDay 2009, well before Forge World released their version. It is much bigger than the resin model.

The Stormbird Gunship is an armoured versatile craft that combines the role of dropship, armoured transport and strike craft.

Stormbird Gunship

This model was based on this pencil drawing from White Dwarf.

This was a lovely scratch-built model, with nice little details, such as these Assault Marines dropping from the ship.

Stormbird Gunship

Nicely painted as well.

Stormbird Gunship

Stormbird Gunship




Ultramarines Razorback

Razorbacks are common variations of the Rhino chassis that can be armed with a variety of powerful turret-mounted heavy weapon systems that offer the squads they carry effective fire support before and after they disembark.

This Space Marine Ultramarines Razorback was on display at Warhammer World.

Space Marine Ultramarines Razorback

I have been working on (for too long now) a Grey Knights Razorback.

Space Marine Sokar Pattern Stormbird

The Stormbird Gunship is an armoured versatile craft that combines the role of dropship, armoured transport and strike craft.

This is from an old White Dwarf and shows how Games Workshop back then thought the Stormbird looked like.

Stormbird

Back in 2011 I posted one gamer’s interpretation of that pencil drawing of a Stormbird. This was a huge model.

Stormbird

Over the weekend Forge World showed pictures at the Horus Heresy event of their version of the Stormbird.

Space Marine Sokar Pattern Stormbird

Looking very similar to the Thunderhawk, that has been out for years, however as you can see it has a much larger hull, big enough to carry a whole Rhino. There are extra engines and looks like bigger wings.

Space Marine Sokar Pattern Stormbird

Personally I would have preferred to see soemthing more akin to the original concept of the Stormbird rather than something like the Thunderhawk.

Space Marine Xiphon Pattern Interceptor

Space Marine Xiphon Pattern Interceptor

Though it reminds me of many of the Imperial Navy aircraft, I actually think this is a good thing, as a result this Space Marine aircraft looks much better than many of the Space Marine flying craft we have seen before.

I did think when I first saw the photograph that it was an Imperial Navy craft, then I noticed it was blue and had the Ultramarines’ iconography on it.

Space Marine Xiphon Pattern Interceptor

Quite like it.

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Space Marine Vindicator

Space Marine Vindicator

The Vindicator is a Rhino-based siege tank that boasts the most devastating weapon in the Space Marines’ armoury – the demolisher cannon. The demolisher cannon is the weapon of choice amongst the Imperium’s armies when faced with dug-in enemy infantry in a dense environment such as a cityfight or siege. The terrific blast unleashed by the detonation of the huge demolisher shells can bring down building in which the enemy take cover.

Games Workshop have had a Vindicator model in their ranges for many years now. Originally a conversion article in White Dwarf back in 1989, it was followed up some years later with a Forge World resin conversion kit of the then new plastic rhino.

Space Marine Vindicator

Space Marine Vindicator

In 2007 Games Workshop released a new plastic Vindicator. Not to be outdone, in 2013 Forge World released the Demios Pattern Vindicator.

The Deimos pattern is an early type of Vindicator used by the Space Marine Legions during the Great Crusade and the Horus Heresy, although many are still operational in the service of Space Marine Chapters in the 41st Millennium. A powerful assault tank, the Vindicator’s principal armament is a heavy-calibre demolisher cannon capable of shattering fortifications and breaching the armour plates of tanks with equal ease. It is invaluable in urban warfare as it can blast and shunt its way through barricades and obstacles, enabling troops following behind free passage through streets that might have otherwise swiftly degenerated into kill zones.

Legion Deimos Pattern Vindicator

A nostalgic throwback to the original plastic conversion from 1989, this is obviously a lot more detailed and sophisticated model.

The Vindicator has a long history in Games Workshop and the many variations providing an interesting insight to the design and development of Games Workshop as a whole. From the early days of simple conversions, to Forge World conversion kits, a detailed plastic kit and then a retro throwback.

Epic Ork Great Gargants on eBay

Now sold.

OOP Space Marine Epic Space Ork Great Gargant

Epic Space Ork Great Gargant

This is an OOP Epic Space Ork Great Gargant metal model. it is still bare metal, but looks like it was put together using some kind of epoxy resin which would need to be cleaned off before assembly and painting.
The Great Gargant is the most powerful of all Space Ork Mekboy inventions. It’s vast body houses a multitude of orky engines, generators and dynamos. These power its frightening array of awesome weaponry. Mega-cannon mounted in its belly and on its arm blast its foes with massive destructive power. The Super Lifta-Droppa can popund armoured enemies into the ground. The Gork Head has massive Traktor Cannons mounted in the eye sockets to drag its opponents to their certain doom.

Model designed by Kevin Adams. The box contains one complete unassembled and unpainted Ork Great Gargant. The model requires assembly and painting. There is some old glue on the model.

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New Sealed Epic 40000 Space Ork Great Gargant on eBay.

This is an OOP Epic 40000 Space Ork Great Gargant metal model. It is still shrink wrapped and is as new.

Great Gargants are gigantic Ork war engines. Only the mightiest of Ork Warbosses are powerful enough to have their Mekboyz create such awesome machines of destruction for them. These heavily armoured monstrosities lead the Ork mobz into battle using their huge guns to pound their enemies into oblivion.

Model designed by Dave Andrews. This is suitable for Space Marine, Epic, Epic 40000 and Epic Armageddon. The box contains one complete Ork Great Gargant. The model requires assembly and painting.

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Note I will ship worldwide, message me on eBay and I will add you to an exemption list allowing you to bid.

Shrink Wrapped OOP Epic Space Marine Legion

Now sold.

Epic Space Marine Legion for sale on eBay

New Sealed OOP Space Marine Epic 40000 Space Marine Legion

New Sealed OOP Space Marine Epic 40000 Space Marine Legion

New Sealed OOP Space Marine Epic 40000 Space Marine Legion

This is an OOP Space Marine Epic Space Marine Legion boxed set of plastic models.

Includes

  • 10 Space Marine Bikers
  • 10 Space Marines in Terminator Armour
  • 5 Space Marine Commanders
  • 10 Space Marine Captains
  • 5 Space Marine Land Speeders
  • 5 Robots
  • 20 Space Marines with Jump Packs (Assault Marines)
  • 100 Space Marines in Mk 7 Armour
  • 10 Space Marines with Heavy Weapons

These are suitable for Space Marine, Epic, Epic 40000 and Epic Armageddon.

Check out the auction. Note that I made an error in the listing, I do ship worldwide, please message me on eBay to be added to an exemption list so you can bid.

Update I have added more Epic items to my auctions, so check them out.

Space Marine Hunter

Having posted the Space Marine Stalker model yesterday, here is an image of the Space Marine Hunter AA vehicle.
Space Marine Hunter
The Hunter model comes with a single barrel, whereas the Stalker has three. It is an anti aircraft tank for the Space Marines.
Having now seen both models, I much prefer the Hunter over the Stalker.
Presented here as a news item.

Space Marine Stalker

Space Marine Stalker
This is a photograph of the forthcoming new Space Marine Stalker model, well it is alleged that it is and the rumourmill seems to confirm it. The Hunter model comes with a single barrel, whereas the Stalker has three. It is an anti aircraft tank for the Space Marines.
Presented here as a news item.
Update: this is the Stalker model.
Update 2: changed image to an improved  one