A New Pattern Strictly Average Storm Raven?

Okay folks, I've finished the first major overhaul of my Storm Raven...

...I think I'll call it the Gun Shy Pattern Stormbuster, because after the Internet destroyed my first humble effort, I find I'm a bit worried about the reaction to this one.

And this from the guy who's made a mark with Gonzo Journalism, tweaking the collective Blogosphere's snotty nose.

It's a hard life.  Here's the link for the original Storm Raven release:

A Strictly Average Storm Raven
This is it; the biggie - my most viewed article, with somewhere over 5K pageviews the last time I checked.  God help me, it's what I'm known for.

The Dyson Pattern Storm Raven...
This is the followup, where I was still struggling on the hook.  I still had pride, you see.  Gauthic said the Dyson Pattern Stormbuster couldn't hold 6 Assault Marines, so I stuffed them in there and proved it to the world!

Until some enterprising soul asked where the pilot would sit.


You know, it's entirely possible this was the trauma Not Brent was born from.


The_King_Elessar said...

From that it appears a curious mixture of a Star Trek Shuttlecraft and a flying squirrel.


#2501 said...

What'd you do to it exactly? I see landing gear, but were those always there?

Dingareth said...

I will say, even after my comments at BoLScon, I still think it's endearing, like an ugly puppy or something. What else do you plan on doing to it?

Granesh said...

Oh so you're the guy with the Ugly-As-Sin Storm Raven! I'm kidding, but I do remember taking a picture of that at BOLScon. Its not a bad model by any means, but I think changing the front glass-plate-thingy (Why is it green?) and making the side fins a little thicker would really do wonders for the model. Good luck Brent, at least you had the courage to make one, then take it to a convention of 300+ people AND put it on the internet.

Brent said...

I had fun taking to Wargames Con... keep in mind, that was months after all the mocking and tears.


Maybe not the tears.

I took it for fun. :)

Thomas aka Goatboy said...

I didn't know turds could fly :) hehehe

But I didn't think it was that bad. I am just looking forward to getting my real flying brick of hate. Cuz that is what it flies on. Hateraid and baby blood. Cuz that is 40k!!!

Granesh said...

Pretty sure there's Gypsy Tears flyin that thing as well. I'll be picking one of the flying bricks for myself.

Crazy Red Praetorian said...

When I was a teenager I owned a 1972 Covette, it was primed red-brown when I bought it. One day, I was washing my primed pride and joy and my grandfather walked up, took a puff of his cigar and said " Son, you can't polish a turd." Then he went off to drink beer and yell at strippers....for some reason this model makes me recall those events. Keep polishing, Brent.

Big Whit said...

Brent, check your email and get back with me.

(A new favorite!) Anon: I haven’t even bothered playing a game of 6th yet, cause I have read the rules, and actually understand how they interact with units. I know my armies no longer function how they should, and so I need to change them.

Strictly Average: 'cause 6-inches is all you get.

Stalking Jawaballs since 2009.

Jawaballs: "My butt just tightened up."

Brent, preferred 2-to-1 over Not Brent in a recent, scientific poll.

Brent: emptied the Kool Aid and DRINKING YOUR MILKSHAKE with an extra-long straw.

Unicorns don't exist.

Home of the Stormbuster, the Dyson Pattern Storm Raven.

I'm a comment whore and this whore is getting no play.

Not Brent hurts Brent's feelings.

I think, therefore I blog.

"You should stop writing for everyone else and worry about your crappy blog." - Anon.

Not Brent has been spotted lurking around with a green marker.

He's not like a bad guy from a cartoon, all devious but never quite evil, Not Brent is bad beans, man, bad beans.

Dethtron: "Again I feel obliged to remind you that trying to sound smart only works if you are."

MVB: "I am not one to join the unwashed masses of self-titled 40k experts out there distributing advice from their blogs about exactly how your list should be built..."

Shiner Bock on tap: that's how I choose hotels.

Strictly Average: The Home of Hugs and Gropings.

Don't feed the trolls!

MoD: "Welcome to Brent's head."

Competitive is Consistent.

Dethtron: "...you could use that extra time to figure out a way to get your panties unbunched and perform a sandectomy on your vagina."

Dethtron: “When calling someone an idiot, it's generally best to avoid making grammatical mistakes.”

Warboss Stalin: "You know, if it actually WAS funny, maybe I wouldn't mind."

Mike Brandt: "It's not a successful bachelor party if you don't misplace someone".

"The Master Manipulator (every store needs one): "...now, enough stroking."

Kirby: "I don't know about gropings. Seriously, Brent, keep it in the pants, please."

Loquacious: "No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get Hugs & Gropings or Stalks Jawaballs into Brent's little tribute."

Captain Kellen: "I rate this article a Brent on the Faith Hill to Nancy Pelosi scale!"

Drathmere: "Come for the balls, stay for the Brent? Kind of disturbing, man."

Go no further, lest thee see something thine eyes would fain look past!

Isabelle: "So, thank you for supporting your local and not so local unicorns. A noble gesture like that can show some scared kids out there that they don't have to hide from everyone and it's ok to be who they really are."

There is nothing more interesting than We The People... in all our beautiful, ugly glory!

On Internet Advice: You see, I have an almost religious belief that's it's a huge, colossal waste of time.

...I think I'll call it the Gun Shy Pattern Stormbuster, because after the Internet destroyed my first humble effort, I find I'm a bit worried about the reaction to this one.

Lauby: "Is it left over from that time you thought that you could just complete step one 12 times to meet the mandates of that court order?"

Not Brent: "I guess we'll have to read on and find out. Signed, Not Brent. Especially today."

Cynthia Davis: "I think the scrolling text is from Glen Beck's new book."

Grimaldi: "Spamming certain units creates interesting possibilities but also fatal weaknesses."

Purgatus: "Math can inform decisions. It cannot make decisions."

Thoughts? Comments? Hugs and gropings?

You'd be that much quicker to figure out what I mean when I refer to a Unicorn if I covered it in a rainbow flag.

SinSynn: (To Brent) "Curse you and your insidious influence on the internets..."

Dave G (N++): "You know you're an internet celebrity when your following is more akin to tabloids."

I prefer the term Internet Personality (or IP) myself, seeing as how I coined it.

Lauby: "Your attempt to humanize him as failed. I feel nothing but scorn for his beard - it's like a warcrime or something."

BBF: "I've always thought you are a good player but I finally figured out that you are a great player. It's hard to see sometimes because your personality is engaging, sincere and quite charming - to me that is kind of a rare combination."

'Clearly cheating?' I didn't misspeak: you jumped to conclusions. If you'd like to apologize I'll be happy to send you an autographed picture of my ass.


I thought I was doing alright before I realized I was losing.

Age and treachery beats youth and vigor every time.

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