Sunday, 12 April 2015

Poposing a thunderhawk scratchbuild

First, I just want to say my order arrived to-day.

A sanctum imperialis, a garden of Morr, some dryad bark and an uplifting primer-- pardon the pun, I'm excited.

O-kay; I'm sure a lot of people by now know about Forge World's Ridiculously-priced Thunderhawk, and how some people have opted to making their own.  I've seen a lot of scratchbuilds, but the one that stood out to me the most was this one and this one also, who I'm terribly sorry I don't know the creator's names but these deserve checking out, if you don't already know about it.

this one

and this one also
Photos are not mine.  So I decided that I would make my own also.  This is why I bought the two scenery kits.  I also have a basilica administratum and the chopped-up remains of my aquila strongpoint kit waiting for me for this project.

One important thing I had in mind-- if I ever finish it, I'd want to dedicate it to my 3rd captain, so elaborate is foremost.  As if the scratchbuilds aren't detailed enough already, but I do like my flying buttresses..
Another thing; I'm a Vampire hunter D fan.  The animated movies wern't that good, but one thing that stood out the most for me was Bloodlust's depiction of the Castle of Chaythe, in particular the Ion Bat spaceships.

three pictures from hunter D wiki
How imperious is that?  A void-worthy craft in the shape of the tabernacle and spire of a cathedral.  This is what I will be thinking of foremost as I build.  Thing is, will I ever pluck up enough courage to start.


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