Monday, January 20, 2014

Painted: Heresy-era Salamanders Storm Eagle

Greetings once again InterWebs!!!! This morning I have for you my Storm Eagle assault gunship. I hear from a lot of people that this is one of the worst kits to assemble that Forge World makes but I must have gotten a 'good' one as the assembly went rather well. I did not think the model was to big to handle while painting even with a brush. I am considering getting an airbrush because I think I can paint vehicles better. Oh well, enough talk, here are the pictures....

Storm Eagle Assault Gunship:

Mk IV armored pilot:

Central-spine Drake Scaled:

Side shot showing the door detail and the Legio XVIII icon which replaced the Aquila icon on the wingtip:

Looking from the rear:

The other side showing the same door detail and Legion icon:

Closer look at a door:

Looking at the front end:

I liked painting the interior especially with a Mk IV armored pilot. I have to add the plastic canopy after the sealant has dried:

It actually flies! Well sort of...
Here she sits on her base and flight stand. The model actually balances decently although on any future Storm Eagles I will hollow out the engines to remove a fair bit of weight which should really help it sit on a small flight base.

I really like the little Teddy Bear doll that is on the base, I think it is a nice little touch on the big bases:

That is all for this morning. I still have a couple of Rhinos and a Legion Glaive to show off from the first stage of my Heresy-era Salamanders project. I am glad the trip to GW's World of Battle is behind me so I can slow down on the Salamanders projects; painting 3000 points in less than 30 days was a bit much for me.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look! Take care!


  1. If you start using an airbrush, is that for the 1st coat of color, then would the rest of the painting be your "norm"?

    Nice job :)

    1. I am not sure, I have not really looked into using an airbrush before. I am an old school hobbyist who likes to use his brushes. I would imagine one could paint everything but the fine details with an airbrush that focuses down small enough. Something to think about. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!