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Stormbird Conversion - Viable?
« on: June 15, 2012, 03:13:12 PM »
So, checking out someone's fav on DA, I stumbled upon this beauty



It is a concept piece based on varied descriptions of the "Stormbird" from the Horus Heresy series. to quote the artist:
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In the first Horus Heresy novel, Dan Abnett introduced the Stormbird. Unfortunately, beyond some vague descriptions that vary wildly between the multiple authors of the series, no-one knows what the Stormbird looks like. There's no art and definitely no minatures of it.

Surely there is someone who has completed a large flyer conversion, so I ask them:

Would a total scratch-build based on this concept art be viable?
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Re: Stormbird Conversion - Viable?
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2012, 04:04:39 PM »
Anything is viable, but if those things on the wings are TL Heavy Bolters that thing is HUGE. Gotta be 18inches long minimum.
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Re: Stormbird Conversion - Viable?
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2012, 04:31:57 PM »
That actually looks pretty cool...

However, I agree with Magnus. That thing needs to be scaled down, or the bolters need to be made bigger.

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Re: Stormbird Conversion - Viable?
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2012, 04:56:50 PM »
Was one pic of the stormbird - attached here :P
Should probably mention it to that guy xD


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Re: Stormbird Conversion - Viable?
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2012, 09:17:00 PM »
Anything is viable, but if those things on the wings are TL Heavy Bolters that thing is HUGE. Gotta be 18inches long minimum.
Was one pic of the stormbird - attached here :P
Should probably mention it to that guy xD

I was thinking it was of similar scale (possible larger) to a Maruader Bomber. A guy at my LGS managed to scratch-build one from two Valkyries.

Was one pic of the stormbird - attached here :P
Should probably mention it to that guy xD

I told the guy. It'll be interesting to see what he says.

BTW Thantos, thanks for the picture, I now want to build them both :P
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Re: Stormbird Conversion - Viable?
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2012, 10:48:27 PM »
I told the guy. It'll be interesting to see what he says.
Since there is a good few hours of work in the 3d model - he may just cry  :P
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BTW Thantos, thanks for the picture, I now want to build them both :P
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Re: Stormbird Conversion - Viable?
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2012, 11:20:45 PM »
Honestly I like his version more the official one looks like it's Tau not imperial

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Re: Stormbird Conversion - Viable?
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2012, 07:38:51 AM »
I got a response from him, but I'll just link you guys as it may get confusing if I just quote his reply - http://armondikov.deviantart.com/art/Stormbird-Concept-119956017

Honestly I like his version more the official one looks like it's Tau not imperial
Stormbird for Tau, now that would be an interesting twist XD

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Scale comparison time :P

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Re: Stormbird Conversion - Viable?
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2012, 07:56:45 AM »
Told you, HUGE! Thats closer to 2 feet long. Its a flying Titan.
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Re: Stormbird Conversion - Viable?
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2012, 08:06:34 AM »
Was one pic of the stormbird - attached here :P
Should probably mention it to that guy xD


it looks like a V-22 Osprey on mass amounts of steroids with jet engines

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Re: Stormbird Conversion - Viable?
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2012, 03:27:01 PM »
Yes,  and this concept strongly resembles a warthog.
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Re: Stormbird Conversion - Viable?
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2012, 03:53:24 PM »
Yes,  and this concept strongly resembles a warthog.
Its not a Warthog, its a Puma.

Slight deviation from OP aside, do you care to add any further insight into a project of this size?
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Re: Stormbird Conversion - Viable?
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2012, 03:20:29 AM »
Warthogs have tusks, and that undercannon looks like a tusk. Also I meant the other warthog. the A-10.
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