A while back I built and painted a Fire Raptor Gunship for my Blood Ravens. A plastic and resin kit based on the Stormraven Gunship, this Forge World model is a tremendous tool best employed in the mass-clearance of enemy troops, light vehicles and enemy flyers.
As I finished putting the last bits into place and planning how I was going to paint my latest flyer, I took a look at the bits left over and noticed that the pair of hurricane bolters from the Stormraven hadn’t been used. Looking more carefully, it didn’t take long to realise that the clever folks in the Design Studio had based the size and shape on the ubiquitous Rhino door. The course of action became clear to me! Rummaging around my bitz box and stash of Space Marine vehicles (we all have a Rhino or two collecting dust somewhere – more often than not still in its box), I went back to the Forge World site and purchased a set of reinforced Rhino armour, a Razorback turret (settling on the twin-linked assault cannon variant) and, for good measure, a Dozer Blade.
The result of all this tinkering is what has become known around the office as the Razorback Rikarius – a heavily armoured Razorback equipped with twin-linked assault cannons and the prized hurricane bolters!
Now I just got to get it (and the Fire Raptor) painted…
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