The Movie
Anyone order the Ultramarines Movie? And if so, has it turned up yet?

Minis on a Budget

Got a budget? Fancy a new army? Happen to be a cheeky fucker? SPRUE NECRONS!

Arguably Tournament legal, provided you've used GW sprues. (But then when have any of us cared for tournaments?)

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The Storm Raven
So apparently, GW dropped a bollock and accidentally released a web page meant to go out early next year onto their site.

This page talked about a new model for Marines, the Storm Raven. They took the page off as soon as they realised the mistake, but not before screen grabs and the like where made.

The text was:

Over the next few pages, we will be taking a look at how to paint the Blood Angels Stormraven Gunship, including how to weather the vehicle and paint the interior detail. A great addition and centrepiece model for any Blood Angels army, this will be an invaluable guide to help you get the most from this fantastic kit.

Death from Above

The Stormraven Gunship is an incredibly versatile craft, able to fulfill the roll of orbital dropship, armoured transport and strike aircraft in a way that few, or indeed any, ships could hope to match. The Stormraven ensures that the Blood Angels remain undisputed masters of the skies, as dominant in the air as their troops are on the ground. Smaller and nimbler than the more cumbersome Thunderhawk Gunships, the Stormraven's compact hull and vectored thrusters enable it to operate at maximum efficiency in all but the densest terrain. A Stormraven can often be seen hurtling straight into the heart of the enemy forces, unleashing its considerable arsenal in a terrifying display of firepower, before disgorging a squad, Dreadnought, or even both, into the thick of the fighting.

On the tabletop

With its potent firepower, speed and transport capacity, the uses of a Stormraven on the battlefield are myriad, but its role of choice is as an unparalleled assault vehicle. With a huge variety of weapon options, and no less than four tank-busting Bloodstrike Missiles, both enemy infantry and vehicles alike fear drawing the attention of its guns. A transport capacity of 12 combined with the ability to safely carry a Dreadnought to battle as well certainly proves the Stormraven to be a transport vehicle of the very finest quality. This unique combination of speed, firepower and transport capacity means that a Stormraven can support any tactical preference, so there is always a place for it in any Blood Angels army.

Nick: A Stormraven will be the focal point of your army, so it's well worth giving it a lot of attention when painting it. These techniques can effectively be applied to any other vehicles in your Blood Angels army too, so keep this in mind and you will have a great looking fleet of vehicles in no time. I painted this Stormraven to match the battleforce that I painted for the Blood Angels army workshop in February 2011's White Dwarf; it's part of the 3rd Company, in keeping with the rest of the models. As a personal touch, I've weathered the model to appear heavily battle worn, but if you wish to keep your vehicle in pristine condition, skip page 6 and you'll have an immaculate vehicle, fresh as if at the beginning of a campaign.

Source here.

What do we make of it all?

Three 40K things I'll never get round to doing.
1) Take the Necrons I bought from newvani and greenstuff little caps, ticket machines and uniforms for them. Then build a Necron Monorail.

2) Create, for a Tournament, a Niccasar land army. (This would involve lots of cotton wool and some small explosive devices, just for the 'explosive decompression' effect.

3) Re-Do a bunch of classic space marines as actual space wombles, with litter picker sticks, 'W' logos and Uncle Bulgaria as the commander.

In other news, everyone read Ninja Bread?


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