Wednesday, 16 March 2011

My Painted and Bodged WH40K Stormraven Gunship.

..........now painted and even more bodged gunship due to stupidity illness.

Finally painted the Games Workshop WH40K Stormraven Gunship that I bodged in a recent post http://theangrylurker.blogspot.com/2011/02/games-workshop-wh40k-stormraven-gunship_23.html but I then made a bit of a gaff and glued the radar/sensor array on backwards but only noticed this when I had undercoated and started putting on the first coat of paint while sitting in front of the TV, now normally the model would have ended up in the fecking telly but reason prevailed and because SWMBO would have tried to kill me as she was sitting near (and she was the voice of reason). So got a hacksaw and cut the fecking crap off the gunship but it was a bit of a disaster and I ended up having to bodge something else together but it doesn't look as good but that's what Bell's Palsy does (well I'm blaming that because it couldn't be anything else?).

So it's now painted up for my Neo US forces and I know it looks like a flying skip but I think it conveys FUBAR about to handed out.

(Fucked up beyond all recognition) it's what I also call my dog!

Original bodged unglued sensor array look.

After hacksawing and furious anger!!!!!!!

Replacement bodged sensor array.

28mm Lead Adventure Neo US Special Forces.





It's a bit of an unstable beast on it's flying frame but it's a beauty.

49 comments:

  1. That rocks Angry. AWESOME.

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  2. Man, that came out great. Even if it did rouse your infuriation. Nice save.

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  3. Well done on the save. The paint job looks superb. A larger, or more weighty base might be the order of the day, after it topples and crushes a squad of troops, sending arms and legs everywhere for the third time?

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  4. No way, that looks fucking awesome!

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  5. Good recovery mate :D I like the alternative for the JCB cab of a gun blister and that paint job makes the 'raven look even more solid and brutal.

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  6. Bell's Palsy, or no Bell's Palsy, It looks pretty cool .

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  7. Wow. That thing is a monster. Nice job.

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  8. It really looks the part in those colours, and we'd likely not even notice the change in the array if you hadn't mentioned it. It looks no differently really, except maybe more real, even less designed for aesthetic pleasure than it was, but for practicality. A good reimagining of the kit and context.

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  9. that thing is enormous! looks quite badass

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  10. That is epic. I suppose in another life, I'd have enjoyed getting into that stuff.

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  11. Jolly nice old chap...:-D
    Cheers
    paul

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  12. You Irish actually use the word "feck?" I thought that was just on Father Ted!

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  13. If you DO throw this through a TV, I bet it would still look cool.

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  14. @Banacek:I try and keep my language when I'm typing half way decent but speaking I curse like a cursing Irishman would.
    @Ray Rousell: Enough of the coughing you git.

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  15. If you want more stability on the flying stand, turn it around. It is more stable going the other direction (180 degree turn mate!) I've had the same issues with other models. They work one direction, but are much more stable on the stand the other direction. Nice job on the build/paint.

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  16. Superb work, I wouldn't have noticed the mistake neither.

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  17. It looks more amazing when it's in the air!

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  18. Still looks pretty good. A better job than what I could have done.

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  19. Looks really good - like the sensor array, even if it is backwards. No one would ever know.

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  20. I love the stand for it. It looks great!

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  21. holy feces that looks epic/awesome as hell!

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  22. Great work and great look !! Compliment

    Best regards Carlo Antonio

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  23. sweet man, great work my friend

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  24. nice post

    p.s if you want to stay on ma "daily visits" list, come to my place and leave a comment.

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  25. That thing is darn pretty, would look awesome in a vidya game

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  26. That ship looks amazing good job.

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  27. wow - shiny!
    Like it just rolled off the production line

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  28. that's really cool! I just stopped by to show my support :D

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  29. great work and I am going to remember SWMBO thats ace too
    Peace James

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  30. I would tend to agree, that thing looks absolutely gorgeous! You really have a fine attention for detail, my friend!

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  31. Just like a good woman, I say who cares if it's stable and functional as long as it's pretty?

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  32. now it just needs some funny pwnage sayings, or tits.

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  33. How do you not refrain from playing with that in the bathtub?

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  34. id love to roll in one of those :)

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  35. looks like an epic astro batmobile

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  36. Bix said it looks more solid and brutal - can't agree more; great take on the model. It isn't one I have, and has been much-maligned in some parts, but I quite like the general shape of the thing - realism be damned. You have taken that and given it a great mock-real sensiblity with the paint-work. Great stuff!

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