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.
Back in 2011 I posted one gamer’s interpretation of that pencil drawing of a Stormbird. This was a huge model.
Over the weekend Forge World showed pictures at the Horus Heresy event of their version of the 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.
Personally I would have preferred to see soemthing more akin to the original concept of the Stormbird rather than something less like the Thunderhawk.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Now sold. 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.
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.
Note I will ship worldwide, message me on eBay and I will add you to an exemption list allowing you to bid.
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.
Having posted the Space Marine Stalker model yesterday, here is an image of the Space Marine Hunter AA vehicle.
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.
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
This beautifully painted Imperial Fists Damocles Command Rhino won the Forgeworld Best of Show prize in the 2005 UK Golden Demon awards.
The radar dish moved around and as you can see in this shot, the inside included “real” lights (made from LEDs).
It was very well painted and made good use of the Forgeworld Imperial Fists doors. Though I wasn’t too sure about the “highlighting” on the radar dish. The aerials are well done and add to the overall effectiveness of the model. Probably not too practical for a gaming model!
The weathering is very subtle and very well done, sometimes I think it can be too easy yo over-weather models.
I do like these retro models. Very nostalgic reminds of those early days of Warhammer 40K, which shows how old I am, because I do remember those days. I bought Rogue Trader when it came out.
The Glaive Super-heavy Special Weapons Tank is a variant of the Fellblade. Armed with a Volkite Carronade, it is designed to destroy xenos beasts and incinerate enemy light vehicles at a single sweep. While the Glaive has been issued to all eighteen Legiones Astartes in limited quantities, the Salamanders and Dark Angels have long been noted to field Glaives as a matter of course; the XVIIIth Legion’s artifice is more than sufficient to maintain and replicate the arcane Volkite technology, while the provenance and honour of the Ist Legion means that their war matériel and weaponry are ancient indeed.
This Golden Demon winning Duel was on display in Warhammer World back in 2007.
It comprises a Space Marine Chaplin on a bike fighting an Eldar Exodite on a giant lizard.
The Exodites were a concept that had Eldar using giant lizards as mounts and large mounts for weapons (in a similar way to Elephants or Squiggoths). It was never taken further by Citadel, though some Epic concepts were sculptured and cast, but never went on sale. The concept proved popular with some and as a result there is an unofficial codex out on the tubes and some lovely models such as this one.