Official Storm Raven

So, for whatever reason, GW ‘accidently’ showed us their official Storm Raven model. If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the image:

Suffice to say, responses have been quite unfairly negative. We can only see the model from a single angle and it is partially obscured, so a proper judgement cannot be made yet.

I think the concept works and there are some very nice components in the kit. The apparent empty space in the rear and Y-tail do concern me though – I’d make some major changes there. The front of the ship and the turret would make for great conversions for Ad-Mech, something I’m sure you’ll see happen here!

I have been quite encouraged by the kind references people have made to my own Storm Raven:

So much, in fact, that I intend to create another Storm Raven in December. The new version will take this official model into consideration – hoping to find a compromise between the two designs.

Rusty Dice

Aint nothing but a horn

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5 Responses

  1. Neil of Orange says:

    I think you are being too kind, yours is far better overall…

  2. 3BAC says:

    Agreed. The GW version doesn’t even look big enough to haul what it should. It’s laughable they pose the whole squad near it, which effectively proves it’s too small.
    Overall, a weak attempt to produce a kit that looks different and can be produced cheaply. The leak may very well have been intentional, to guage reaction to the kit before actually comitting to releasing it. 100 percent bad reaction and I bet you wouldn’t see it released.

  3. Jim says:

    I dont think the too small argument is valid, can any of the vehicle models actually fit the right amount of men in them? this is no different, i think it looks cool, i like the fat face of the cockpit

  4. Jim says:

    I dont think the too small argument is valid, can any of the vehicle models actually fit the right amount of men in them? this is no different, i think it looks cool, i like the fat face of the cockpit

  5. King Fluff says:

    Generally I think the model doesn’t fit with the current look of other astartes vehicles, I know some people have gone the absolute opposite with their conversions and just stuck wings on a landraider but I think Horn’s kit finds the happy medium – for something described as a mini T.hawk the GW version leaves me a little cold.

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