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Forgeworld Storm Eagle

Postby blind pig » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:55 am

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Re: Forgeworld Storm Eagle

Postby mangozac » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:40 am

It's not that it's bad, but more so that it just doesn't look very good. Maybe it's the way it's painted but it looks a bit old school to me (in a bad way). Actually I don't believe it fits the established marine aesthetic too well - it's as if they've just mashed a bunch of plastic marine kits together in a bad way - you sure this isn't an April fools thing?
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Re: Forgeworld Storm Eagle

Postby Fleafa » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:35 pm

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Re: Forgeworld Storm Eagle

Postby paulson games » Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:56 pm

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Re: Forgeworld Storm Eagle

Postby Xeones » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:17 am

Well, its an improvement for sure. They've managed to address a number of proportional problems with the original kit. Incorporating the beveled side pieces works really nicely and bulking out the rear areas lends much-needed balance. I still don't like the weapon system above the assault ramp nor do I like the old-style lascannons. I'm undecided about the giant Typhoon-style launchers on the back, they seem a little over-bearing and tacked-on. Also, (at least from this angle) the black holes right in from of the missile launchers look strange.

Still, I like it --and it makes me smile that even Forgeworld finds the need to "fix" the Stormraven. :P
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Re: Forgeworld Storm Eagle

Postby mangozac » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:35 am

I feel like there is a disturbing trend at the moment of giving models toy-like proportions. This looks like a GI JOE toy from the 90's, which is fine for a GI JOE toy, but just doesn't cut it for a real model IMO. The Chaos Decimator is a bit the same. The new [url=
http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2012/02/ ... ssals.html]Warmachine Colossals[/url] have awful proportions. And don't even get me started on the latest Dust vehicles - the helicopters look like a 5 year old's Tomy toy.

Of course this could be an April fools thing....
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Re: Forgeworld Storm Eagle

Postby Deadmeat30 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:49 am

Its not aprils fools..... sadly zac, lol
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Re: Forgeworld Storm Eagle

Postby Arkangel » Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:52 am

Well I was lucky enough to get one of the first 20 at the Open Day on Sunday :mrgreen: In fact I bagged two, one for me and one for my mate Iain. Taking your girlfriend to an event has it's bonuses when models are limited in number per person :lol: Plus as I was helping her move from one side of the country to the other for a short term placement with work it was a win, win situation.

The intial release mini's seem to be of a pretty good quality, the parts are well cast with very little mould slip and shrinkage, or warping. I'll take a few pics of the kit laid out and post them up.

You get most if not all of the Storm Raven kit so you have the upper turret left over and loads of extras.

IMHO the reason this kit was released was an excuse to elongate the Storm Raven and counter the CH kit. Or is that just me being cynical? :o
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