It’s 5am here and I’m about to jump on a plane to head up to Cairns for the weekend for some gaming and hanging out with some friends. Before I leave, I just wanted to a quick post on some new flyers I painted up recently. The Arvis Lighter is possibly one of my favourite flyers (and even minis) in the FW range. I really love is simple utility and lack of weapons. It honest. Now that you can take them as a transport option for a Solar Auxiliar army in 30k I expect to see quite a few more of them floating around. This one I added a magnatised lascannon to it, for just a bit of offensive capability.
As you can see (like all of my flyers) I’ve replaced the GW/FW flight stand with some clear acrylic rod. Why GW ever went with that bizarre-o flight stand they provide with their flyers is beyond me. It lacks elegance, aesthetic and utility. Every time I think about it (like now) I find myself subconsciously shaking my head.
The Imperial Thunderbolt Heavy Fighter. What an impressive model. I real modellers model actually. So many cool little options and hidden details. I can see why it was the subject of a diorama build in the Master Class book II. Not only was it a please to build, but also to paint. It also really packs a punch on the table too.
Ok, thats it for me. I’ve got a plane to catch.
I’ve still got a few more posts up my sleeve, so stay tuned.
Take care, bye for now.