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Post  dusktiger on Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:56 pm

so here's my conversion so far. making it into an AH-64 Apache type body, just debating if i wanna add a rotor, or treat it like the Orcas in Command & Conquer since its got the 2 main engines and 4 underbelly vector thrusters.


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Re: storm talon conversion

Post  Lore Weaver on Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:53 am

Obvious Pro-Tip: paint the cockpit and pilot first :-)

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Post  Dom.0 on Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:04 pm

heres a pro tip i need to rember to do paint cernten pices that are still in the nib

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Re: storm talon conversion

Post  Roland on Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:11 pm

Given the way you have the missiles attached to the engine blocks, I'd give it rotors. Otherwise, when the engines vector to hover mode, all you can do is fire teh missile straight up.

I'm REALLY not a fan of the chin turret. I have a spare T/L AssCan from the Ravenwing sprue if you'd like to make that look a little sleeker.


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Re: storm talon conversion

Post  dusktiger on Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:28 pm

i've got 8 sets of those from the biker army i made. the apache has a big gun under the nose anyways so it works for me.

as for the engines, i dont think they'd 'have' to tilt in the first place; there's 4 big engine ports on its belly for hover mode; they sure wouldn't be used when in flight mode given the location and angle they sit.

the problem is finding a large enough rotor off of some toy in the store that'll be believable if i go that route.

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Re: storm talon conversion

Post  Roland on Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:40 pm

The apache has a big gun turret, yes. But look at pics of it, it's NOWHERE the size of the storm-talons. That is the Bruce Campbell of chin turrets.

Those lower turrets are an RCS system, they simply allow it to transverse in the XYZ directions. The jet engines or a rotor would have to provide enough lift to cancel out gravity. (Loook up a Harrier jump-jet to see what I mean.)

OK now I'm taking this too seriously, moving along.

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Re: storm talon conversion

Post  Planes on Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:42 pm

Strap Rokkits to the side. Make it look like it was hit from a low angel by duds, but they're still burning fuel. That should provide lift, right?

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Post  System Commander on Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:39 pm

"First you want to convert me, then you want to paint me. Blow."


Sorry.. I couldnt help it.. I shouldnt have done that

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Re: storm talon conversion

Post  dusktiger on Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:55 pm

finished the tail section:

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Re: storm talon conversion

Post  Planes on Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:08 pm

Dayum.

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Re: storm talon conversion

Post  dusktiger on Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:20 pm

here's the pilot:

this step is with red primer, washed red, and highlighted with evil sunz scarlet:


this step is with the red glaze freshly applied:


here he's finished and dried:

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Post  dusktiger on Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:23 pm


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Re: storm talon conversion

Post  dusktiger on Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:32 am


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Re: storm talon conversion

Post  dusktiger on Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:35 am

finished my storm talon:

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Re: storm talon conversion

Post  Aegwymourn on Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:53 pm

You are so lucky im not a necron. I would be all over trying to download the part of your brain that you use todo that. In all seriousness the models looks amazing!

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Post  Commander James of the Ul on Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:42 pm

Nice Job Mike. Like the wear and tear job.

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Re: storm talon conversion

Post  dusktiger on Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:33 pm

made a new light box today and took a new photo of the storm talon to test it out:


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Re: storm talon conversion

Post  ScottRadom on Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:43 pm

In your light tent make sure the lights are positioned in between your mini and the camera. If you've got the lights behind the mini then you'll just be getting a ton of shadows in your pics.

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