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Stabbin' Skarboy





Arizona

Terminus,

I tried exactly what your talking about when I did the first build out. I was originally going to use the large arms and just put magnets on the sides of the Dred. What I found with that set up was that he looked really weird hanging off the back there. Almost like he would be causing drag on the bird and cause it to fly weird. The same thing with the engines. I mounted them at an angle to give the impression that the Raven would be coming down at an angle just like the space shuttle and not like a normal aircraft.

The assault ramp is something that I am kinda still looking at. I may add something to the bottom to give the impression that it would be there, but I can't really make a functional version with this layout.

For anyone wondering I really was going for a wide body look. I just hate it when models are designed with sizing issues. I can't imagine being those sad marines in power armour fitting with 11 other guys inside a rhino body. Tight would be an understatment.

Should have more pics later tomorrow.

Romeo

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Slaanesh Chosen Marine Riding a Fiend




Uppsala, Sweden

You should be given money from GW for doing designer work for them. This looks great, I like the size of it. It looks like it could carry a lot of troops and gear.

One idea I've been throwing around for building this vehicle (not that I'll ever move it to the active part of my to do list) is to have a sort of katamaran design with two transport bodies and the dread suspended between them.
   
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Sgt Diablo wrote:Terminus,

I tried exactly what your talking about when I did the first build out. I was originally going to use the large arms and just put magnets on the sides of the Dred. What I found with that set up was that he looked really weird hanging off the back there. Almost like he would be causing drag on the bird and cause it to fly weird. The same thing with the engines. I mounted them at an angle to give the impression that the Raven would be coming down at an angle just like the space shuttle and not like a normal aircraft.

Makes sense. Well, at least place the dreadnought facing down. That way it still makes sense that the blast from the ship would sear its back, and it still makes visual sense for deployment.

The assault ramp is something that I am kinda still looking at. I may add something to the bottom to give the impression that it would be there, but I can't really make a functional version with this layout.

I think it's feasible. The book states you use the base of the transport to deploy models, not any feature on the model itself. Just say the entire transport compartment floor drops out on a hinge (much like on large cargo planes, except forward rather than backward), since this thing IS designed to deploy jump troops. Based on the size of the model, the stand would be somewhere in the center of the large crew portion, so deploying troops from the front of the base should be no problem.

I do think the thing should have VTOL engines in addition to primary thrusters, which would make that sort of deployment feasible (otherwise dropping the ramp would tear the ass of the plane off ).

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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

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Ah yes. Gotta love it! 
   
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Awsome.

 
   
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A+

I can't wait to see this hotness with some red all over it. That way it can go fasta!
   
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What about just cutting a thunderhawk in half? That was my first thought, an overhanging cockpit with an assault ramp below, maybe like Firefly.

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oni wrote:That is certainly awesome, no doubt about it.

Mark my words... the BA 'flyer' will be a Thunderhawk. The codex description fits it to a T.


You know the codex is out, right?

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It is really awesome, I just want to see some blood angels iconography to it, that's just me I could just be a spanker, but who knows.

This is good.... isn't it?
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Melton Mowbray, UK

That's insane.

Will you paint it up soon please ?

Cheers,

Jack.

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Bonn

This looks absolutely ace! Incredible scratchbuilding skills!

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Looks awesome Romeo!!!!!

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Amazing build! The Dreadnought magnets are friggin' awesome!

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95% of teens would go into a panic attack if the jonas brothers were about to jump off the empire state building copy and paste this if you´╗┐ are the 5% who would pull up a lawn chair grab some popcorn and yell JUMP BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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that is AMAZING! they even have all the guns down!


where do the troops let out?

   
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Lancashire. England

wow looks great! reminds me of the Space Shuttle in Avatar

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Bristol, UK

Very impressive work Romeo, I've been conjuring up some images of what the real thing might look like and this comes pretty close to what was in my head! Great job!
   
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Arizona

Tungstenmonkey - You are totally on it. I just saw Avatar a few weeks back and that was the first thing I though about also.

I just finished the final details today and will prime in the morning. Waiting for the green stuff to harden. Look for it fully painted by Monday morning.

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Brighton, England

that looks amazing, makes me want to start using plasticard to scratch build some stuff!

However, when i look at it, i cant help but see it painted green, with a big 2 on the front....something like thunderbird 2!
   
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That is the best part in my book. So many people completely miss this aspect of the hobby.

Glad to see another gamer that loves the game, and GREAT job on the Storm Raven. It looks AMAZING.

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Must see it painted!
   
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Sweden, Stockholm

I dig it! Very well executed. My only concern is that the tail looks a bit under-dimensioned. I just wish these things weren't BA exclusive. :(
   
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Love it


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Wow... is all I can really say.
   
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Stabbin' Skarboy





Arizona

Ok, so I'm done with the build and the primer and paint are down. I know about the red being a gloss not a matt. That will be addressed later when the dipping and paint officialy gets started. Let me know what you guys think of the overall final look.

I should have it painted by tomorrow and ready for Adepticon.

Thank for all the kind words

Romeo
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NYC

hot damn that looks great! My only issue is with the tail, they seem a bit weedy for a bulky orbital drop ship like this. But thats such a minor thing when you see a cool model like this.

this more than the blood angels rules makes me want to make a BA army. cheers.

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Palm Beach, FL

How will you be using it at Adepticon?
   
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Stabbin' Skarboy





Arizona

MasterSlowPoke. Not really playing with it. We are Battle Foam so we have our normal vendor booth and all the scratch build stuff I have is coming. Just something cool to add to the fun of our booth. Other then that I'll just use it for pick up games in the future.

Romeo

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Australia, Victoria

That..... is utterly sexy. I'll buy three (yes, i know your not selling it)

Keep posting more painting pics.. also post ya adapticon pictures of it and everything else in that matter.

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Uhhh, that looks like it'll fit the right amount of models, so clearly it doesn't fit with the rest of the gw transports. throw it out. start over.

Ps. i love it.
   
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Derby, UK.

Very nice. Coudl you make me one?

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