The Stormtalon Gunship serves the armies of the Adeptus Astartes as both an interceptor and ground-attack craft. It is fast enough to engage all but the swiftest of enemies, and sufficiently well-armed to reduce the chosen foe to a mangle of twisted wreckage and ruined flesh. The tide of many a battle has turned with the thunderbolt descent of a Stormtalon Gunship from the war-torn skies.
The Stormtalon Gunship is a remarkably versatile and dependable craft. On the one hand you can use it as an aerial escort to protect your most valuable units on the battlefield. However, you could just as easily send it screaming across the battlefield at the vanguard of your assaults, alongside your swift ground units and vehicles, ready to plough into enemy lines. Either way, you can depend upon its ferocious firepower. Whether you point its many weapons at enemy positions on the ground or at aerial opponents, you’ll find it is more than capable of obliterating the threat.
Stormtalon Gunship Datasheets
What’s in the Stormtalon Gunship box
- x89 plastic components to assemble one Space Marine Stormtalon Gunship. The gunship has various weapon options available, including a twin-linked heavy bolter, a twin-linked assault cannon, a twin-linked lascannon, a typhoon missile launcher, or a skyhammer missile launcher. This allows for flexibility in gameplay and strategic planning.
- x1 flying stem.
- x1 Citadel 120x92mm Oval base, ensuring that the completed model is stable and easily mounted on a gaming board.
- x1 Space Marine Vehicle transfer sheet, which allows for customization and personalization of the gunship’s appearance.
How to paint the Stormtalon Gunship Set
- Step 1: Primer Coat
Begin by preparing your Stormtalon Gunship for painting. Apply a thin, even coat of Chaos Black primer to the entire miniature. This primer not only helps the paint adhere but also creates a solid base for your colors, ensuring a smoother finish.
- Step 2: Base Coat – Main Body
For the main body of the gunship, select a blue color like Macragge Blue. Using a brush or an airbrush, apply the base coat evenly, covering the entire surface of the body. Take your time to achieve a solid, even application.
- Step 3: Shading – Main Body
To add depth and dimension to the blue color, apply a blue shade, such as Drakenhof Nightshade. Focus on the areas where shadows naturally occur, like panel lines and recesses. The shade will settle into these areas, creating a realistic shadow effect.
- Step 4: Layer – Main Body
Highlight the main body with a lighter blue shade, like Altdorf Guard Blue. Concentrate on the raised surfaces and edges of the gunship. This layering technique will bring out the details and make the blue color pop.
- Step 5: Base Coat – Weapons
For the weapons, which should be black, use Abaddon Black as the base coat. Ensure that the black is applied smoothly and covers all weapon components thoroughly.
- Step 6: Shading – Weapons
To give the black weapons depth and realism, apply a black shade such as Nuln Oil or Agrax Earthshade. Focus on the crevices and areas where shadows naturally form, like the barrels and weapon casings.
- Step 7: Layer – Weapons
Highlight the black weapons with a lighter gray or black color, like Eshin Grey. Concentrate on the edges and raised areas. This layering technique will make the weapons appear three-dimensional.
- Step 8: Base Coat – Metallic Details
For the metallic details, like engine parts, select a metallic color such as Leadbelcher or Ironbreaker. Apply the base coat evenly to these components, ensuring a solid metallic appearance.
- Step 9: Shading – Metallic Details
To add depth and realism to the metallic parts, use a black shade like Nuln Oil or a brown shade like Agrax Earthshade. Apply the shade to the metallic areas, focusing on recesses and corners.
- Step 10: Layer – Metallic Details
Highlight the metallic details with a brighter metallic color, such as Stormhost Silver. Concentrate on the edges and raised areas of these components. This layering technique will make the metallic parts shine.
- Step 11: Detailing – Gold Small Details
For any small gold details, carefully paint them using Retributor Armour. Take your time to ensure precision and neatness in your painting. These gold accents will add a touch of elegance to your gunship.
- Step 12: Base Coating Bases
To create a realistic terrain effect on the bases, select texture paints like Astrogranite Debris or Armageddon Dunes. Apply the chosen texture paint evenly across the bases, using a texture tool or brush to create interesting patterns and textures.
- Step 13: Varnishing for Protection
To protect your beautifully painted Stormtalon Gunship and give it a lasting finish, consider applying a coat of Munitorum Varnish. Shake the can well before use. Hold it approximately 12 inches away from the model and apply in a smooth, even coat. Allow the varnish to dry completely before handling your model. This varnish will protect your hard work and ensure your gunship looks its best on the tabletop.