Tuesday, 3 January 2017

From GregB - Sons of Horus Whirlwind Artillery Tank (15 points)

Whilwind artillery support vehicle for the 16th Legion

More 30k stuff - This is a Whirlwind Scorpius, a multiple rocket launcher support vehicle for the troops of the 16th Legion, the Warmasters' own Sons of Horus. While I am trying to expand the collection into some other Legions, I still have a bias toward the 16th Legion, and somehow the Sons of Horus seem to have first claim on new model purchases...it's what Horus would do, after all...this model has been sitting around since just after our great big 30k mega game in October of 2015 - nice to finally get it done!

Rocket launcher ready to dish out abuse on loyalist fools

I generally dislike long range artillery vehicles being represented on the table for a skirmish game, particularly in 28mm, but the Whirlwind is one of those iconic 30k/40k vehicles for fans like me that are fun to have in the collection.  Games Workshop has made many versions of this model over the history of the game, but they all generally do the same thing - drop explosive rockets on the heads of opponents!  Let any who oppose the Hope and Change of the Warmaster flee in terror...

Some "good luck" script on the hatch - from the very useful "Betrayal at Calth" decal sheet

Another "good luck" symbol on the opposite hatch - these decals are meant for the Word Bearers, but I love the look of, and implied slight hint of corruption, these geometric symbols confer
This particular model is from Forge World, a mixed resin and plastic model kit.  I really like the look and design, as the Forge World guys have designed a sharp looking launcher while combining many throw-back features which are shout-outs to the original plastic model.   That nostalgia stuff gets me every time!

Another view of the launch turret
The Sons of Horus will look forward to an opportunity to use this new toy to wipe the galaxy clean of fools who cling to belief in the so-called "Emperor".  This one vehicle should get me 15 points. And now, on to some more 30k stuff...

Its always nice to get a model completed after it has been sitting around for awhile waiting for attention (if only I did that more consistently!) - 15 points for this big, bad beastie!
Paul & Alan


  1. A great looking piece for display or gaming.

  2. Beaut of a beastie, Greg! If I had a dollar for every time a whirlwind wiped my support squads off the board....;)

  3. great painting love the weathering and the len's painting

  4. Fantastic extra detail makes this top shelf


  5. I really admire the care and detail you put into your work Greg. I can't stand using transfers but yours look wonderful. Great weathering too.

  6. Cracking brushwork Greg. Love all the details and the weathering. Many people go OTT with that IMHO but you always seem to nail it.

  7. Lovely piece! I really like the color choice and weathering.

  8. This turned out really well. I like the look of this model.

  9. Looks really cool. Very nice. Cheers

  10. That is a beast of a tank.
    30k Coolness, so cool it will need it's own fridge!

  11. This model is awesome and you've properly done it justice! Really nice Johanna good to see the wordbearers have their claws in the sons of Horus :)

    Now then, why aren't battlefront releasing more shiny Cold War stuff to distract you?!?!?!?

    1. They do have some East German stuff on the way...

  12. Nice work! I struggle with vehicles, I'm very impressed.

  13. An excellent addition to your traitor force!

  14. That is an awesome bit of kit. Brilliant work Dude!

  15. The green colouring with the discreet weathering really work for me, though why you would have exhaust stacks so far forward puzzles me if the engine is at the back. Lovely model, I can tell lots of time went into it.