The Gun Shy Storm Raven... (just 'cause)

For better or worse, here's the updated Storm Raven.

I've only just started this marine army, but here's what I've got - all the test models, as it were.  The Gun Shy will be the only Storm Raven in the army, 'cause I'll be darned if I'm going through all this again.

The main changes were adding the larger wings, building up the undercarriage - including the landing gear system - and updating the color scheme to match the army's new look.

For comparison, here's the first version, lovingly dubbed the Storm Buster by Dethtron.


muz said...

Great looking conversion. The first split-second I saw the side photo I thought it was a tuk-tuk.

Jennifer said...

Have you ever heard the term Butterface? It actually it a nice conversion but then we get back to the 'nose' design...

I'd be failing in my unicorn duties if I weren't honest with you.

Also, next year put a hobby knife and drill on your christmas wishlist.. Cause flashlines and undrilled barrels aren't your friend.

But to close on a high note the first picture is pretty dramatic and actually a great pic, I approve!

Itchy (aka Jared) said...

Forgive my ignorance, good sir, but is that a do-it-yourself Chapter or did you go with an existing Chapter?

As to the Gun Shy, I quite like it. It is most certainly beefy enough to be produced by the Imperium and the green vents(?) give the impression of armored shutters which could be closed in the event of a contested landing, right? And since we're talking about Astartes here, I would assume most landings will be contested.

Me likey.

Master Manipulator (every store needs one) said...

New and improved..now with wings. Seriously. Ok maybe not all that improved. I am still not too hip on the design. If you are going for being different than others..congratz you got it. You could also have got different by dumping all the parts in a bag, squeeze in some model glue, and shake.

It is better than the first venture....

Brent said...

MM(esno): I'm shaking something your way right now...

Master Manipulator (every store needs one) said...

I bet it is fairly inappropriate too!

Brent said...

Ha! Only if shaking one's bag is considered inappropriate... have we gotten to that sad place in this country?

Dethtron said...

looks like it's gone from suck to blow :)

Evil Homer said...

Dethtron Wins!

Brent said...

As in suck off or blow me? :)

Master Manipulator (every store needs one) said...

WOW!!! I am so ashamed that I did not go there first! I must be slipping.

Dethtron said...

as in it used to suck and now it blows. Have you seriously never seen space balls?

Brent said...

...no, though that makes more sense!

I figured you were being clever, since - you know - it's you, but it went over my head so I tried to puzzle it out.

Is it worth watching?

Evil Homer said...

Space Balls the Flamethrower FTW!

Anonymous said...

nice conversion work but the design looks kinda like a delorean mixed with an xwing....the wings jus dont seem to mesh with it, look kinda like an afterthought and the front end...well yeah...

The_King_Elessar said...

Definitely better Brent. :)

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