Flightdeck

The brilliant Dave Andrews made this fantastic diorama for Golden Demon and it won Gold if I remember correctly.

Dave Andrews' excellent Thunderbolt diorama, with a scratchbuilt Thunderbolt
Dave Andrews’ excellent Thunderbolt diorama, with a scratchbuilt Thunderbolt

This was before the time of the Forge World Thunderbolt and even before Forge World! Very clever and simple idea which works really well.

Another view.

Photographed at Warhammer World.

Thunderbolt Dispersal

This wonderful Thunderbolt diorama was on display at the Forge World Open Day.

Mark Bedford's excellent Thunderbolt diorama.
Mark Bedford’s excellent Thunderbolt diorama.

If it reminds you of Dave Andrews’ classic Thunderbolt diorama then you wouldn’t be too far wrong, it inspired the diorama above.

There is lots of lovely detail in the model.

See all my photographs from the Forge World Open Day 2009 in this gallery.

See more photographs of the Thunderbolt Fighter.

Forgeworld Imperial Thunderbolt

This is a Forgeworld Imperial Thunderbolt, from the Forgeworld Display Cabinets at GamesDay 2006…

Imperial Navy Thunderbolt
Imperial Navy Thunderbolt

A close-up of the cockpit. I like the detailing such as the scratched paintwork where the cockpit cover retracts into the body of the plane.

Cockpit of the Imperial Navy Thunderbolt
Cockpit of the Imperial Navy Thunderbolt

From the Forgeworld Display cabinets at GamesDay 2006. This is a different model to the other Thunderbolt I have seen in the display in previous years.