Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship set for Warhammer 40.000 Ed8 from Forge World (Games Workshop) - Miniature set reviewimage © Games Workshop
sculpt © Games Workshop
painting © Games Workshop
Painted Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship miniature vehicle from Games Workshop (Forge World). Painted as Legio Custodes.

The Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship from Games Workshop (Forge World) is a model vehicle, depicting an armoured combat flyer, armed with 2 turret-mounted double-barrelled cannon on the sides of the cockpit, 2 wing-mounted missile launcher, 2 hull-mounted heavy cannon. It was first produced in 2017.

Weapons: 2 turret-mounted double-barrelled cannon (Lastrum bolt cannon) on the sides of the cockpit, 2 wing-mounted missile launcher (40K Spiculus bolt launcher with vent system), 2 hull-mounted heavy cannon (40K Arachnus heavy blaze cannon)

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Details - Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship miniature vehicle from Games Workshop (Forge World)

Miniature figure: Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship

Product name: Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship

Product Code: set: 99560108193

GN Code: -

Sprue: Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship sprues

Set: Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship set (99560108193): contains 1, Legio Custodes Orion Assault Force (99020187311): contains 1, Legio Custodes Army (99020187313): contains 1

Range: Warhammer 40,000 (Ed8?): Horus Heresy - ImperiumAdeptus Custodes - Legio Custodes (Futuristic fantasy)

Series: Warhammer 40,000 universe

Company: Games Workshop (Forge World)

Production: 2017-2020-

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Type: Flyer (WH40K Orion Assault Dropship)

Based on: -

Technology: Futuristic (Advanced)

Features: Super Giant (S9) Futuristic (Advanced) armoured combat flyer, with turret-mounted double-barrelled gun (weapons - ranged weapon - firearm - large firearm) (Lastrum bolt cannon) (both sides of the cockpit), wing-mounted 9 tube multi-launcher (weapons - ranged weapon - firearm - large firearm - multi-launcher) (40K Spiculus bolt launcher with vent system)(both sides), hull-mounted large cannon (Weapons - ranged weapon - firearm - large firearm)(40K Arachnus heavy blaze cannon)(both sides)

Accessories: -

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Scale: 1:64

Proportions: Realistic / Heroic scale

Size: the main body is 250mm long and 150mm wide, with wings it's 250mm wide, the tips of the fins can extend it to 350mm, the whole model is 270mm long from the cockpit to end of fuselage, the main body is ca. 75mm high, it is 120mm high on the included flying stand, plus the height of the wing fins, that can extend the height to 150mm

For more information, see the measurements on the Forge World Facebook page

Material: Resin

Priming: Primer is not necessary

Assembly: Multi-piece, Needs cutting, Needs glue

Posing: Medium

Paintjob: Unpainted

Base: No base (flying base)

Design: ?

Sculptor: ?

"This multi-part resin kit contains the components necessary to assemble a Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship, a Lord of War choice for your Talons of the Emperor army. This is an especially dense example of a flyer – it’s not covered head to toe in bells and whistles, but certainly features enough weaponry to make it an incredibly efficient part of your arsenal. It features 2 Lastrum bolt cannon, turret-mounted on either side of the cockpit, 2 Spiculus bolt launchers with vent systems and 2 Arachnus heavy blaze cannon – the latter is complete with cooling systems, mounts, power supplies and fuel cells visible. Appropriate to its ability to carry units into the fray, it can be modelled with the rear open – within, walls and benches are visible, with a ramp attached to the rear for the troops within to descend.

This kit comes as 71 components, and is supplied with a flying stem and 160mm round base."

Description by Garro:

"Kit comes with a special resin 'short' flyer stand, and a regular plastic full height flyer stand, uses a massive round base, think it's the same size one for some of the bigger AoS monsters. From the model and instruction guide we can say that the Weapons are a twin linked heavy blaze cannon, two twin linked bolt cannons and two spiculus bolt launchers. Model has 8 seats inside so that's the likely troop capacity." [source]

Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship set for Warhammer 40.000 Ed8 from Forge World (Games Workshop) - Miniature set reviewimage © Games Workshop

Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship set for Warhammer 40.000 Ed8 from Forge World (Games Workshop) - Miniature set reviewimage © Games Workshop Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship set for Warhammer 40.000 Ed8 from Forge World (Games Workshop) - Miniature set reviewimage © Games Workshop Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship set for Warhammer 40.000 Ed8 from Forge World (Games Workshop) - Miniature set reviewimage © Games Workshop
Unpainted Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship miniature vehicle from Games Workshop (Forge World)

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Review - Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship miniature vehicle from Games Workshop (Forge World)

The turrets and the wing fins are posable.

It comes with two rods for the flying stand, one is longer, the other is short.

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Size comparison photos - Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship miniature vehicle from Games Workshop (Forge World)

Size comparison: Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship comparison with 1/64 Space Marine from Forge World (Games Workshop) companyimage © Games Workshop
Size comparison: Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship comparison with 1/64 Space Marine from Forge World (Games Workshop) company.

 

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Using the miniature - Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship miniature vehicle from Games Workshop (Forge World)

Possible uses

  • 1:100 scale: A small spaceship. A dropship for vehicles. Large cargo shuttle. A large bomber.
  • 1:72 scale: A small spaceship. A dropship for vehicles. Large cargo shuttle. A large bomber.
  • 1:64 scale: A troop carrier dropship. Cargo shuttle. A bomber.
  • 1:56 scale: A troop carrier dropship. Cargo shuttle. A bomber.
  • 1:50 scale: A troop carrier dropship. Cargo shuttle. A bomber.
  • 1:35 scale: A small (one-man) flyer.

Uses for games

Rules

Warhammer 40,000 Ed8: Adeptus Custodes Warhammer 40,000 Datasheets

Warhammer 40,000: Horus Heresy: ?

Uses on the website

  • none yet

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Resources - Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship miniature vehicle from Games Workshop (Forge World)

Official

Forge World: Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship: Official webpage.

Warhammer Community: Forge World Preview: Preview article.

Instruction manual - Forge World Open Day 2017 photos from Garro: image1, image2, image3, image4, image5

Contents overview

Garro: Orion Dropship

Sup3rSaiy3n: Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship - Unboxing & First Look (HH): Contents overview video.

Twisted Dice: Unboxing the Custodes Assault Drop-ship - Forge World Open Day - Horus Heresy - Warhammer: Contents overview video.

Review

Twisted Dice: Unboxing the Custodes Assault Drop-ship - Forge World Open Day - Horus Heresy - Warhammer: Video about two guys talking about the Orion.

Size comparison

Sup3rSaiy3n: Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship - Review (HH): Review video, with size comparison of Aquilon Terminator, Space Marine, Primaris Space Marine, Contemptor Dreadnought, Thunderhawk Gunship, Caladius Grav-Tank.

Sup3rSaiy3n: How T-H-I-C-C are the Custodes Aquilon Terminators?: Size comparison video about Aquilon Terminators, Aquilon Terminators with Firepikes, Terminators, Contemptor Dreadnought, Primaris Redemptor Dreadnought #1, Telemon Dreadnought, Primaris Agressors, Castraferrum Dreadnought, Centurion, Lord of Contagion, and the back of a Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship.

Building

leakycheese: Build: Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship (Horus Heresy, Forge World)

Painting progress

Cosmic Creations: Something I've never painted yet...Custodes!: Painting progress article.

Dark water painting.: Throwing some paint at things: Painting progress article.

Garro: Basically finished the Orion: Painting progress article.

Garro: Finished for the most part: Painting progress article.

Showcase

Awaken Realms: A golden eagle on the sky of Terra - the Custodes Orion Gunship: Showcase article. Painted as Legio Custodes. Painted by Agnieszka Krawczyk.

Garro: Forge World Open Day 2017 photos: image1, image2, image3

Moggys Miniatures: forgeworld custodes orion gunship: Showcase article of Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship. (2020.07.08: The article is offline.)

Moggys Miniatures: Quick pic: Showcase image of Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship with size comparison. (2020.07.08: The article is offline.)

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Buying the product - Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship miniature vehicle from Games Workshop (Forge World)

Price

Base set price (Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship set)(2020): 355 EUR / 289 GBP / 445 USD, Price per model: 355 EUR / 289 GBP / 445 USD

Base set price (Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship set)(2017): EUR / 275 GBP / USD, Price per model: EUR / 275 GBP / USD

Company Set price (2017) Price / model (2017)
Games Workshop

Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship set (99560108193) (EUR / 275 GBP / USD)
Contains: Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship

EUR / 275 GBP /  USD
Games Workshop

Legio Custodes Orion Assault Force (99020187311) (EUR / 417 GBP / USD)
Contains:
1x Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship
1x Legio Custodes Contemptor-Galatus Dreadnought
2x 5 Custodian Guard
1x Legio Custodes Sagittarum Guard Upgrade Set

EUR / GBP / USD
Games Workshop

Legio Custodes Army (99020187313) (EUR / 1,133 GBP / USD)
Contains:
1x Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship
1x Legio Custodes Caladius Grav-Tank Annihilator
1x Legio Custodes Pallas Grav-Attack
1x Legio Custodes Telemon Heavy Dreadnought
1x Legio Custodes Contemptor-Achillus Dreadnought
1x Legio Custodes Contemptor-Galatus Dreadnought
3x Legio Custodes Gyrfalcon Pattern Jetbike
3x Legio Custodes Aquilon Terminator
3x Legio Custodes Aquilon Terminators with Infernus Firepikes
3x 5 Custodian Guard
1x Legio Custodes Sagittarum Guard Upgrade Set

EUR / GBP / USD

Where can you buy it?

Forge World: Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship: Official webpage.

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Possible substitutes - Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship miniature vehicle from Games Workshop (Forge World)

None yet.

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