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I'm looking at the first crewed up and painted pictures of the land speeder storm in julys white dwarf that i've seen and i dont know if i like it. Nothing wrong with the model, i like the new design, its just the scouts hanging out of it. Feels like they have gone for "Air cav hanging out of huey tearing round Nam" image but it seems too overcrowded to me. And just to nit-pick, the storm carries five scouts but this is a pilot, gunner, and four passengers. Does the gunner jump out with the rest ?
Definately getting one, but i will probably leave out the passengers and model them as on foot - they look very interesting. As with all the new kits, there are loads of extras too.
Does anyone else have reservations ? or is it me being dopey at 03.00AM ?
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I'm definitely adding a Storm to my list , i don't care much for the model my self , though in all honesty i think it looks better than what i anticipated.
I've decided the convert the remainder of a sentinel & Tau piranha into a Land speeder storm. It sounds easy enough ,but i've found the process difficult and i can appreciate why the Storm's designer went the way they did: You have to make it look fast , open topped , semi-secure for the occupants, keep the thrusters in a logical place while keeping the over all size of the model in check not to end up with a Valkyrie type thing.
If i end up with a satisfactory unit , ill post up the conversion step. But if you don't like the official model you can always try and design one yourself
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I quite like the model personally, you're right about the scouts but the speeder itself is sound. I'd leave out the scouts and model them on foot TBH like you said.
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Overall, I like the model. It's better than I anticipated. I agree with everyone else, Ill definitely leave the Scouts off of the sides. Not sure when I'll be fielding Scouts again, but when I do I'll definitely get one.
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