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Project: Thunderhawk Gunship


After finishing my Titan a few months ago, I’ve been trying to catch up with my never ending line of 40k Space Marines and Tau, and now Horus Heresy Space Marines too. I have the beginnings of a decent 30k Raven Guard force now (you may have seen my Caestus Assault Ram a few weeks ago?). I  have a heavy weapon squad, some scimitar jetbikes and other bits to add in the future when they are ready and it’s Games Day UK this Sunday of course – so I’ll probably add more bits! 😀

We are also in the process of sorting out a Tykens Rift YouTube channel. I’m not sure exactly what we’ll put up there but I expect it will be a few V-logs of what we’re working on and some general hobby based chatter. More on that soon.

So… I bought a Thunderhawk Gunship. It was expensive. It’s not terribly well cast. It needs lots of reshaping.

But it’s a THUNDERHAWK GUNSHIP. Number 1704 in fact.


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After checking through the big box of components for this flying monster (by the way, Forge World’s “instructions” leave a bit to be desired and there is no ‘contents checklist’ either!) I set about giving the immediate parts of the fuselage a nice soapy resin bath and attacked the resin gates with my trusty razor saw to remove all the excess.


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After the first and second soapy bath it became clear that they would need a third. There is so much release agent on these parts that I think I may even need to attack them with good old Fairy Power Spray.

I will be doing that later today.

In the meantime I decided I needed to get to most scary part of this whole process out of the way; drilling the hole for the flying stand! I had help for my long suffering friend, Chris, who was nice enough to hold the bottom of the fuselage while I went for it with a Forstner drill.


Here’s the before shot:

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And here’s the after shot:

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All the doomsayers amongst you may be saying.. “my god! You drilled through the detail of the engine!”

Yes. I did.

Because it’s the best place to sit the acrylic rod from the base. Now it needs a little cleaning up as you can see but the reverse shot looks better. I can now run a brass rod between each side of the lower fuselage which will act as a ‘stopper’ for the flying base rod and as reinforcing pins when I mount the wings! 🙂


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That’s where I am so far. I have a busy couple of weeks now with Games Day and then Apocalypse Doubles at Warhammer World to attend so I’m not sure when the next update will be but I’ll try and keep to a weekly schedule.



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Imperial Armour Apocalypse – Available to order now!

Here we are folks…

Those of you (like me) that love playing huge games with huge lumps of nicely painted Forge World resin; rejoice!


The new Imperial Armour Apocalypse book is now available to order from Forge World!



Yes…  Space Marine players…  you can now use Fellblades and Typhons and Cerberus Tanks in your 40k Apocalypse battles!





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Apocalypse Teaser #2


Love this video 🙂 It’s short and doesn’t show a lot but I love the new immersive nature that some of the new teaser videos project.





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Apocalypse Teaser Video

The first Apocalypse 2.0 teaser video is here!

Doesn’t show anything too exciting but I’m still excited. That’s the hobby bug for you 🙂




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Wednesday News and RU-MOARS Round-up


Welcome to a belated Wednesday round-up. Now Eldar is finally out the bag we’re looking forward to getting our hands on next months new Apocalypse!

The coming Apocalypse release via Faeit 212

the Apocalypse release will be three books
The Standard Book Edition will be 60,00€
-There will also be a Collectors edition, but no price as of yet
-A Big Gamers Edition for  200,00€ (Something very big in it)
July White Dwarf Cover
Check out the next months White Dwarf cover here

Individual Bike Kits Repackaged into 3-Packs via Warseer


GW Price Increase via BoLS

Word came down from GW to retailers:

1. They would not be increasing the price of products they produce this year.

2. They would be increasing the price of products they do not produce (paints, sprays, etc).

So it looks like this year the only things going up are:

-Paints @8% price increase
-Brushes @8% price increase

Games Workshop vs Chapterhouse Trial via BoLS

Chapterhouse and GW are in court over copy right infringement. Check out the latest or keep up to date via BoLS.

New Eldar!

Don’t forgot to check out the latest Eldar release reviews via Bols and a video from Faeit212

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