Oh, am I excited about this. I know I don't have everything yet-- a scrapped land raider is on its way-- but I figured I'd start now or I never would and my desk would still be in a mess.
Actually, I meant to take progress pictures of tidying (a dreary task!) but oh well, here we are now.
I printed a number of pictures I found on various sites, and I have a folder full of thunderhawk images on my laptop to keep me psyched. After drawing the basic shape on a piece of A2, using one of my unpainted sternguard for scale, I altered it to suit what pieces I already have-- thinking to fill in the angles with plasticard or what-ever I find later.
The gunship is going to end up a bit bigger than I anticipated, but that's okay. The GW miniatures are generally, what, 4/5ths proper scale? Something akin to that-- anyway, I wanted to fit a Nastrond assault dreadnought in the hold, and his wingspan is a little less than a stormtalon's.
I'll be filling in the interior with crossbeams of some kind to keep it fairly rigid.
And I suppose that's it. A most grandeous plan that will probably kill me. I think, from now on I'll only be doing small side projects such as painting single figures, and I'll return to this whenever possible.