After a break over that time period people call Christmas, I returned to the Stormtalon I started a week ago.
I painted the pilot first before any major assembling. To prevent the spray can painting the outside by mistake, I used copious amounts of blu-tac.
The pilot isn't glued in at this point, making the whole thing much less of a pain to paint.
The Company icon was a World-tree charm I found at a little shop in town that sold incense and hippy clothes.
I decided upon lascannons, and for the sake of being different, I used Razorback ones. I might use the originals for something else...
Ah yes, observe; if you want the engines to rotate, you need to shave quite a bit off the axle, otherwise it ends up far too tight.
Here's the painted Techmarine. Note that I still haven't glued the engines into place yet. I will do that when I come to paint it, BUT-- I found out this morning my white can is empty, and I won't be ordering again for a long time because I've spent too much this month anyway!
So I have to be content with an unpainted Stormtalon until, what, next month... Oh well. It looks a lot more menacing than my first one.
And that's that. What more can I say. A converted Stormtalon.