Combat flyer in 1/64 scale - Thunderhawk Gunship #1 for Warhammer 40,000 Ed2 from Games Workshop, 1998 - Miniature vehicle reviewimage © Games Workshop
sculpt © Games Workshop
painting © Games Workshop
Thunderhawk Gunship #1 miniature vehicle from Games Workshop company

Article updated: 2021.04.18

The Thunderhawk Gunship #1 from Games Workshop is a 1/64 scale model vehicle, depicting an armoured combat flyer, armed with with dorsal-mounted heavy cannon, wing-mounted double-barrelled cannon on both sides, hull-mounted double-barrelled cannon on both sides. It was first produced in 1997 in the UK, 1998 in the USA.

Weapons: dorsal-mounted turbolaser, 2 pairs of hull-mounted heavy bolters, 2 pairs of wing-mounted heavy bolters

Additional weapons: 2 wing-mounted cannon (WH40K lascannon) (both sides), 2 wing-mounted missile launcher

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Details - Thunderhawk Gunship #1 miniature vehicle from Games Workshop

Miniature figure: Thunderhawk Gunship #1

Product name: Thunderhawk Gunship

Product Code: -

GN Code: -

Sprue: ?

Set:

Thunderhawk Gunship #1 set (): contains 1

Range: Warhammer 40,000 (Ed2) - ImperiumAdeptus Astartes (Space Marines) - Space Marines (Futuristic fantasy)

Series: Warhammer 40,000 universe

Company: Games Workshop company

Production: 1997 UK, 1998.04 USA (Out of production)

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Type: Flyer (WH40K Thunderhawk Gunship)

Based on: Warhammer 40,000 likeness: Thunderhawk Gunship likeness

Technology: Futuristic (Advanced)

Features: Super Giant 2 (S10) Futuristic (Advanced) armoured combat flyer, with dorsal-mounted heavy cannon (WH40K turbolaser), wing-mounted double-barrelled cannon (WH40K heavy bolter) (both sides), hull-mounted double-barrelled cannon (WH40K heavy bolter) (both sides)

Category: Super Giant 2 (S10) Futuristic armoured combat flyer, with dorsal-mounted heavy cannon, wing-mounted double-barrelled cannon on both sides, hull-mounted double-barrelled cannon on both sides

Accessories: 2 wing-mounted cannon (WH40K lascannon) (both sides), 2 wing-mounted missile launcher

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Scale: 1:64

Proportions: Realistic / Heroic scale

Size: ca. ?mm high

Material: White metal (Metal)

Priming: Primer is necessary

Assembly: Multi-piece, Needs glue

Posing: Medium

Paintjob: Unpainted

Base: No base (flying base)

Design: -

Sculptor: -

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Dimensions: The weight of the model is ca. 9 kg. The metal Thunderhawk Gunship #1 size is ca. 2/3 of the Forge World Thunderhawk Gunship #2.

Dimensions (Thunderhawk Gunship #2): 480mm long / 440mm wide. I suppose this version is similar in size. The model is ca. 200mm high from landing gear to top of the turret, the hull is ca. 125mm wide,

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Thunderhawk Gunship #1 miniature vehicle set

"Originally designed for a 1997 Games Day exhibit, they were released through UK and then, in April 1998, US mail order. These extremely heavy, all-metal, models came in a felt-lined, wooden box and were individually numbered."

The metal Thunderhawk Gunship model comes in a wooden box, with decals and a numbered certificate. From what I've heard, certificates between #40.001 to #40.300 indicate the first run. Certificates above #40.300 indicate the second production run, that came in inferior boxes, and often without the decal set. The second run is probably numbered up to #40.500.

It was first shown on Games Day 1997 (1997.09.28), in Birmingham.

Combat flyer in 1/64 scale - Thunderhawk Gunship #1 for Warhammer 40,000 Ed2 from Games Workshop, 1998 - Miniature vehicle reviewimage © Rob McKinley Combat flyer in 1/64 scale - Thunderhawk Gunship #1 for Warhammer 40,000 Ed2 from Games Workshop, 1998 - Miniature vehicle reviewimage © Rob McKinley
Wooden box of the first production run Decals for Thunderhawk Gunship #1

 

Combat flyer in 1/64 scale - Thunderhawk Gunship #1 for Warhammer 40,000 Ed2 from Games Workshop, 1998 - Miniature vehicle reviewimage © Rob McKinley Combat flyer in 1/64 scale - Thunderhawk Gunship #1 for Warhammer 40,000 Ed2 from Games Workshop, 1998 - Miniature vehicle reviewimage © Rob McKinley Combat flyer in 1/64 scale - Thunderhawk Gunship #1 for Warhammer 40,000 Ed2 from Games Workshop, 1998 - Miniature vehicle reviewimage © Rob McKinley
Combat flyer in 1/64 scale - Thunderhawk Gunship #1 for Warhammer 40,000 Ed2 from Games Workshop, 1998 - Miniature vehicle reviewimage © Rob McKinley Combat flyer in 1/64 scale - Thunderhawk Gunship #1 for Warhammer 40,000 Ed2 from Games Workshop, 1998 - Miniature vehicle reviewimage © Rob McKinley Combat flyer in 1/64 scale - Thunderhawk Gunship #1 for Warhammer 40,000 Ed2 from Games Workshop, 1998 - Miniature vehicle reviewimage © Rob McKinley
Combat flyer in 1/64 scale - Thunderhawk Gunship #1 for Warhammer 40,000 Ed2 from Games Workshop, 1998 - Miniature vehicle reviewimage © Rob McKinley Combat flyer in 1/64 scale - Thunderhawk Gunship #1 for Warhammer 40,000 Ed2 from Games Workshop, 1998 - Miniature vehicle reviewimage © Rob McKinley Combat flyer in 1/64 scale - Thunderhawk Gunship #1 for Warhammer 40,000 Ed2 from Games Workshop, 1998 - Miniature vehicle reviewimage © Rob McKinley
 Assembly guide for the metal Thunderhawk Gunship #1

 

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Review - Thunderhawk Gunship #1 miniature vehicle from Games Workshop

 

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Size comparison photos - Thunderhawk Gunship #1 miniature vehicle from Games Workshop

 

Size comparison: Sokar pattern Stormbird, Thunderhawk Gunship #2, and Storm Eagle from Games Workshop (Forge World)image © Games Workshop
Size comparison: Sokar pattern Stormbird, Thunderhawk Gunship #2, and Storm Eagle from Games Workshop (Forge World).

 

Size comparison: Thunderhawk Gunship #2, Rhino, Tau Piranha, and Tau Manta from Games Workshop (Forge World)
image © Games Workshop
Size comparison: Thunderhawk Gunship #2, Rhino, Tau Piranha, and Tau Manta from Games Workshop (Forge World).

 

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Using the miniature - Thunderhawk Gunship #1 miniature vehicle from Games Workshop

Possible uses

  • 1:100 scale: A .
  • 1:72 scale: A .
  • 1:64 scale: A .
  • 1:56 scale: A .
  • 1:50 scale: A .
  • 1:35 scale: A .

Uses for games

Rules

Warhammer 40,000 Ed4: Apocalypse

Warhammer 40,000 Ed5: ?

Warhammer 40,000 Ed6: ?

Warhammer 40,000 Ed7: ?

Warhammer 40,000 Ed8:

  • The Horus Heresy Legiones Astartes: Age of Darkness Army List (2017)
  • Imperial Armour – Index: Forces of the Adeptus Astartes (2017)

Uses on the website

  • none yet

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Questions - Thunderhawk Gunship #1 miniature vehicle from Games Workshop

How much did a Thunderhawk gunship cost in 1997?

I assume the metal Thunderhawk Gunship did cost around 400 GBP / 649.99 USD in 1997, if you could get your hands on it directly from Games Workshop in the UK, although it was only released in April 1998 in the USA.

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Resources - Thunderhawk Gunship #1 miniature vehicle from Games Workshop

The Stuff of Legends: Thunderhawk Gunship: Database article.

Larry Vela (from Bell of Lost Souls): 40K RETRO: The Original METAL Thunderhawk: Review article.

Size comparison

Heliodore (on DakkaDakka): Size comparison article, to Storm Raven.

Contents overview

King Shotty: 40K Metal ThunderHawk Part 1: Contents overview video. #40,472?

Jamie Hutber (from Hutber's Warhammer): The Metal Thunderhawk Gunship: Contents overview article. #40,385 §

Look at this Fucking Virgin: ThunderHawk Gunship, 1997: Contents overview article. #40,457 (2020.07.07: The website is offline.)

WeeMenSiph (on Imgur): Metal Thunderhawk Gunship: Contents overview article. #40,493

Assembly

Heliodore (onDakkaDakka):Heliodore's Rare and Obscure SM 40k Vehicle scratchbuilds. Metal T-hawk build (pg. 21)!: Assembly tutorial article. The Thunderhawk building starts on page 3.

Showcase

Fred Reed's Chaos Thunderhawk conversion: Showcase photo.

jeeb_sound (on DakkaDakka): The Ultramines 2nd Company and Support (PROJECT COMPLETE): Showcase article.

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Buying the product - Thunderhawk Gunship #1 miniature vehicle from Games Workshop

Price

Base price (Thunderhawk Gunship #1 set)(1998): ? EUR / 400 GBP / 649.99 USD, Price/model: ? EUR / 400 GBP / 649.99 USD

Company Set price (1998) Price/model (1998)
Games Workshop

Thunderhawk Gunship #1 set () (? EUR / 400 GBP / 649,99 USD)
Contains: contains parts for one of these:
1x Thunderhawk Gunship #1

? EUR / 400 GBP / 649,99 USD

Where can you buy it?

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Possible substitutes - Thunderhawk Gunship #1 miniature vehicle from Games Workshop

Super Giant 2 (S10) Futuristic (Advanced) armoured combat flyer

Games Workshop - Warhammer 40,000 - Thunderhawk Gunship #2

Games Workshop - Warhammer 40,000 - Thunderhawk Gunship #3

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Do you have the Thunderhawk Gunship #1 miniature vehicle from Games Workshop? How do you like it? Would you recommend it to others? What further uses can you come up with? Tell your opinion in the comments!

 

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