Wave 2 of Blood Angels has officially arrived And what better release is there to kick off, than the new Stormraven?
I have to admit, the Stormraven kit really kicked my butt. Maybe I was just preoccupied with things around the shop, or just tired from the night before- either way I still managed to screw it up a bit. Regardless this kit is pretty cutting edge and it’s a blast to assemble.
First off, when putting the kit together, I recommend plastic glue. I prefer Testors, with the precise applicator tip cause it puts the glue where you need it, nice and neat in small beads. Super helpful when working with a kit that has moving parts near where you have to apply glue.
You’ll start off assembling the front fuselage first. There are two moving thrusters attached to the lower fuselage area that you will want to look out for as well as the front ramp- don’t get any glue into those moving areas. Definitely use some rubber bands to keep pressure on the assembly after you get it all glued together. You want the panels set square- this kit has very tight tolerances.
Next you’ll want to put the tail section and the landing gear together. This is pretty easy- just make sure you match up the pieces with the instructions. I flipped the rear landing skids around to face forward because I didn’t like the way it looked in the instructions.
I really enjoyed assembling the cockpit area. The designers really did a good job here! Every piece is well placed and the whole thing seems really thought out.
Overall I think Games Workshop really put a ton of detail into the Stormraven, and it definitely leaves the door open to bigger and better kits in the future I hope!
Now if we can just get them to FAQ it (0-1 of course) to be used by all the Power Armors, not just the Red and Steel Flavored Space Marines!!!!