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I was inspired by one of the Storm Raven conversions that I decided to replicate and do my own improvements.
The only downside to this particular conversion is that it borrows a lot of parts from other kits. The last image is
a size comparison to an earlier Storm Raven conversion that I made (Easier than this current conversion to build).

Anyway I am still deciding on the Dreadnought crane and missile placements. The wings are detachable and so are
the Hurricane bolters. This is more of a Mini-Thunder hawk look. Comments and Suggestions welcome.

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I do like this new version. It has a solid feel to it that the other one lacks.

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The angles of the top make it look bent.

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Both models seems okay... in other forum i saw some sketches, but that two are a lot better...

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The rear is nearly perfect but the front seems odd.
Maybe 2 valks placed against each other instead of the Land raider/valk combo?

I think the non- defined weapon mounts (Codex entry) do
increase the complextiy of a scratchbuild stormraven.

Your idea of à top mounted turret seems fine, maybe the second set of basic weaponry is hull mounted?
Missiles should always find a home under the Wings.

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Of the Storm Raven conversions floated online so far, this is the closest yet to how I would picture it... although the front end still looks a little too recognisably Land Raider, and the angled piece that the wings are attached to makes the fuselage look oddly angled.

Definitely a nice start, though.

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Definitely better of the two and a very good Stormraven conversion for me.

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It certainly looks pretty cool, but as others have said, it looks like it is bent in the middle.

If you can shave just a few mm from the bottom of the LR section and rejoin it it will look a lot better.

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It looks a bit like a cut and shunt job at the moment- as others are saying, the join between the valk end and the raider front is too abrupt

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I quite like it. I'd offer some ideas, but they've already been said, so I'll leave it at that. I like the idea of it looking like a miniature Thunderhawk, though.

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I think the following images will explain why I went for the angle on the bottom.

Pretty much complete, I just need to paint it. Thank you for all the comments.

Some one messaged me about adding how I did the Dread Crane. Here is a better pic.

The dread is mounted by two magnets, I just created 2 crane/talon structure to represent how the Dred is
carried into battle.

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IT DROPS DREADS! Wow, that makes it at least 5 times cooler, and it was pretty cool to begin with.

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Gorskar.da.Lost wrote:IT DROPS DREADS! Wow, that makes it at least 5 times cooler, and it was pretty cool to begin with.

Yup, I hope they make the Storm Raven Available to other Chapters. I think they will especially if a official model comes out.
That is one dilemma a lot of converters find is how to properly mount the dreadnought. I went with magnets and a representation
of external cranes/talons. Anyway I hope to paint this baby up at some point and post the finished product.
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I think it looks like a mini thunder hawk , I say it fits well .

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I'm not a fan.

It's well-executed, but it still looks like half a land raider glued to half a valkyrie with a predator turret glued to the bottom. For me at least, a conversion needs to take the disparate parts and bring them together into a new model. This take on the storm raven doesn't do that, at all.

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I like the other one better. It doesn't look so front-heavy.

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With the dread, I don't think it looks so top heavy.

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i prefer the original conversion you made with just the valk bits.

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I think the tail would look better without the wing at the top. Also, like most stormraven conversions I've seen it looks too front heavy.
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Looks like a late 80's version of the other all Valk-bits S-raven tbh. All you really need to do is tidy it up so there isnt such an abrupt change between the LR nose, (which is a great idea btw) and Valk hull.

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warboss wrote:i prefer the original conversion you made with just the valk bits.

Yeah, that conversion of mine is more sleek, this one is bulkier. I do like the challenge of trying to make this work. I am finishing up painting another model so I wont get to this Land-Valk Raven till I get that out of the way.
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Breotan wrote:The angles of the top make it look bent.

I think so as well.

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This is my favorite one so far.

I wonder how a looted one flaying in with a deff dread being hauled under it would look.

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You're doing it wrong, everyone knows it should look like this:

In all seriousness, though, I like it. I agree, it's like a mini thunderhawk. Although I think it should be bulked out a bit in the rear.

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Very nice conversion. Now they just need an Errata to allow them in all SM armies. oh well. 3000 point Apocalypse games.

This might also work for my pre-herest army for next yeas adepticon team tournament. use it as a storm bird.

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