Image from All Things 40k by Master Darksol
We all know it's out there now, but what does it look like? For me, this cartoon will forever symbolize the vehicle. It makes me laugh every time I see it.
But on a modeling note...
Maybe Games Workshop have some art for it, maybe not. If there is artwork, I'm sure someone will be able to reproduce it faithfully given enough money and skill. I've heard from people who've seen the Blood Angels Codex that there is no image for it in the new book.
If Forge World puts out a model, that will help some of us, but what about the rest of us? What about us rank and file players who want something suitable to use to represent this new Space Marine vehicle in our armies? We've seen what's been used to represent drop pods before, I wonder what we'll see for this.
Coming from the Star Wars toy collection, this thing was used to transport Republic Troops into battle in Episode II. If I had to imagine what the Stormraven Gunship might look like (not knowing anything else about the model), this is the one vehicle that fits the bill for me.
Image from Warseer
This thing popped up a while ago and was rumored to be part up the upcoming Imperial Armour 8 book from Forge World. Definitely looks cool, but we won't know it's exact purpose until the book comes out and even then, this guy might not even be in there.
EDIT: Since this post originally came out, FW has released the rules for this vehicle and it's not a Stormraven. Still looks cool though.
So what's the average gamer to do?
Image from Games Workshop
Is this the answer? Will this become the basis for most Stormraven Gunship conversions out there? Priced like a Land Raider but with lots of work still left to do to it, is it even a viable option?
Now that we all know GW is releasing the model, we've got some other links to cruise through:
Assembled model pics by The Shiny Silver Inquisition
Pics of the new sprues by Faeit 212
Starship Troopers Retrieval Ship
UPDATE:This post first went up when the rumors started flying.
I've since gone in and tried to add more links to keep it up to date with what's happened over time. Of course we all know what the Storm Raven gunship looks like now. Sometimes it's nice though to look back at where you came from and where you're going.