I have painted it to fit in with the rest of my Salamanders armour with a lot of hand painted glyphs and some classic chevroning....
I love this classic variant on the original Rhino chassis and it will fit in nicely with my Predators and Land Raider and I have tried to paint it to fit in with this original theme.
As you may have read in my last post I'm actually quite impressed with the new seventh edition rule set and so I have now been considering re-structuring my old school Salamanders army to play games of the compatible Horus Heresy rule set. The rules are pretty similar but the structure of Space Marine Legion Armies is substantially different to Codex Chapters. In light of this this Whirlwind will be re-designated as a Scorpios!
The Scorpios is far more powerful than the standard Whirlwind, upping it to Strength 8 and AP3. Meaning that finally my Astartes have some artillery that can really eliminate power armoured troops!
Overall I am happy with this new tank....next I need to churn outside some more infantry in order to meet the squad requirements for a 30k legion force... I best break out the RTB01 beakies for a paint job!
Once again I fall in love with your tanks. What a powerful inspiring view they offer.ReplyDelete
Many thanks mate; it is great to get some paint on these beautiful old models!!Delete
Great job. The green is so smooth, and the yellow and black really pop!ReplyDelete
Many thanks mate; I do love this old colour scheme; I think it's better than the shiny green of modern salamanders!Delete
How are your Salamanders doing now days? Would love to see a group photo of everything together!ReplyDelete
I know this is now a rather old post but was the whirlwind not released in 1995?
Hello mate! They are doing okay; though I've recently moved house so hey are currently boxed up! I'll try and do a group shot at some point when I get the chance! For some reason I thought it was earlier... I'm thinking around 1992Delete
Looking forward to seeing the the force as a whole!Delete
I've just doubled checked and it's listed in white dwarf 185 (May 95) as a new release for 40k :(
Sorry to be 5 years late to a discussion, but the whirlwind was in WD as a conversion guide with templates many years before the actual kit was released for 2nd edition. I'd have to pull my old issues, but it was definitely somewhere in the 1990-1991 issues. So everyone's right :-)ReplyDelete
Better late than never! You’re right; I remember that. I think they used the old rectangular bases as the components for the launcher.Delete
Also, I've been catching up on your archives (obviously since I'm commenting on very old blog posts) and your work is really amazing. I been playing the game and reading WD since 1991 and your paint jobs and blog posts really capture the spirit of everything I found so amazing as a 12 year old kid. Thanks for the great blog and all the old warm fuzzy feelings I have tied up in RTReplyDelete
Cheers Floyd! I’m glad you’re enjoying it!! I how the rest of the posts live up to expectations!Delete