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Combat flyer in 1/64 scale - Thunderhawk Gunship #2 for Warhammer 40,000 Ed4 from Games Workshop (Forge World), 2002 - Miniature vehicle reviewimage © Games Workshop
sculpt © Games Workshop
painting © Games Workshop
Thunderhawk Gunship #2 miniature vehicle from Games Workshop (Forge World)

The Thunderhawk Gunship #2 from Games Workshop (Forge World) is a model vehicle, depicting an armoured combat flyer, armed with dorsal-mounted heavy cannon, hull-mounted cannon on both sides, 3 wing-mounted missile pylons on both sides, wing-mounted double-barrelled cannon on both sides, hull-mounted double-barrelled cannon on both sides. It was first produced in 2002.

Weapons: dorsal-mounted turbolaser, 2 lascannon, 6 sets of wing-mounted missile pylons and numerous hull-mounted heavy bolters

"This is a massive model of the famous Space Marine Thunderhawk Gunship. This mighty engine of destruction is armed with a pair of wing-mounted Lascannons, 4 twin-linked Heavy Bolters, a Thunderhawk Cannon that can be upgraded to a Turbo Laser, and wing mounts for up to 6 Hellstrike Missiles. Capable of carrying up to 30 Space Marines in various combinations, the Thunderhawk Gunship measures 19 inches/480mm longand 17 inches/440mm wide.

This full resin kit has full interior detail and 2 crew figures. For chapter specific Land Raider Doors, please see the following link. Full rules for using the Thunderhawk Gunship can be found in Warhammer 40,000: Apocalypse, and technical details can be found in Imperial Armour Volume II: Space Marines and Forces of the Inquisition. Model designed by Tim Adcock."

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Details - Thunderhawk Gunship #2 miniature vehicle from Games Workshop (Forge World)

Miniature figure: Thunderhawk Gunship #2

Product name: Thunderhawk Gunship

Product Code: -

GN Code: -

Sprue: -

Set: Thunderhawk Gunship #2 set (99590101116 or ZZ-ISM-F-001): contains 1

 

BLOOD ANGELS THUNDERHAWK (IA-ISM-F-006): contains 1

IMPERIAL/CRIMSON FISTS THUNDERHAWK (IA-ISM-F-007): contains 1

SALAMANDERS THUNDERHAWK (IA-ISM-F-008): contains 1

BLACK TEMPLARS THUNDERHAWK (IA-ISM-F-009): contains 1

DARK ANGELS THUNDERHAWK (IA-ISM-F-010): contains 1

IMPERIAL EAGLE THUNDERHAWK (IA-ISM-F-011): contains 1

SPACE WOLVES THUNDERHAWK (IA-ISM-F-012): contains 1

ULTRAMARINES THUNDERHAWK (IA-ISM-F-013): contains 1

IRON HANDS THUNDERHAWK (IA-ISM-F-015): contains 1

 

RAPTORS THUNDERHAWK (IA-ISM-F-036): contains 1

RED SCORPIONS THUNDERHAWK (IA-ISM-F-043): contains 1

 

Range: Warhammer 40,000 (Ed4, Ed5, Ed6, Ed7) - Imperium - Space Marines (Futuristic fantasy)

Series: Warhammer 40,000 universe

Company: Games Workshop (Forge World)

Production: 2002.10.21-2017.03 (Out of production)

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Type: Flyer (WH40K Thunderhawk Gunship)

Based on: -

Technology: Futuristic (Advanced)

Features: Super Giant 2 (S10) Futuristic (Advanced) armoured combat flyer, with dorsal-mounted heavy cannon (WH40K turbolaser), hull-mounted cannon (WH40K lascannon) (both sides), 3 wing-mounted missile pylons (both sides), wing-mounted double-barrelled cannon (WH40K heavy bolter) (both sides), hull-mounted double-barrelled cannon (WH40K heavy bolter) (both sides)

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Category: Super Giant 2 (S10) Futuristic armoured combat flyer, with dorsal-mounted heavy cannon, hull-mounted cannon on both sides, 3 wing-mounted missile pylons on both sides, wing-mounted double-barrelled cannon on both sides, hull-mounted double-barrelled cannon on both sides

Accessories: -

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Scale: 1:64

Proportions: Realistic / Heroic scale

Size: 480mm long, 440mm wide. The model is ca. 200mm high from landing gear to top of the turret, the hull is ca. 125mm wide.

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: Tim Adcock

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Review - Thunderhawk Gunship #2 miniature vehicle from Games Workshop (Forge World)

There are multiple variants of the Thunderhawk Gunship #2 set. Each of these include the Thunderhawk Gunship #2, plus the indicated insignia, doors and markings.

The pilots come in multiple parts:

  • torso with legs and head
  • arms holding the controls
  • shoulder pads

The two pilot sculpts are very similar. One of them have a pistol on his belt.

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Comparison photos - Thunderhawk Gunship #2 miniature vehicle from Games Workshop (Forge World)

 

Size comparison: Thunderhawk Gunship #2 from Games Workshop (Forge World), and Space Marines from Games Workshop company.image © Games Workshop
Size comparison: Thunderhawk Gunship #2 from Games Workshop (Forge World), and Space Marines from Games Workshop company.

 

Size comparison: Thunderhawk Gunship #3 from Games Workshop (Forge World), and Stormraven from Games Workshop company.image © Games Workshop
Size comparison: Thunderhawk Gunship #3 from Games Workshop (Forge World), and Stormraven from Games Workshop company.

 

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 #2 miniature vehicle from Games Workshop (Forge World)

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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Resources - Thunderhawk Gunship #2 miniature vehicle from Games Workshop (Forge World)

Forge World: Thunderhawk Gunship (archive.org): Official webpage. (offline)

Contents overview

Chief Live Gaming: Forgeworld Thunderhawk Gunship - Assembly thoughts and tips: Assembly tutorial video of Thunderhawk Gunship #2 and size comparison. Includes contents overview.

leakycheese: Space Marine Thunderhawk Gunship: Out of The Pack Review: Contents overview video.

Size comparison

Chief Live Gaming: Forgeworld Thunderhawk Gunship - Assembly thoughts and tips: Assembly tutorial video of Thunderhawk Gunship #2 and size comparison. Includes contents overview.

Daston (for The Display Cabinet): Showcase article of Thunderhawk Gunship #2, with size comparison to Rhino.

Michael Ovsenik (for Heresy 30K): Has 6th Edition Killed Off the Thunderhawk?: Rules review article of Thunderhawk Gunship #2, with size comparison to Storm Raven.§

Star Crusader (previously Wardogs Gaming): Imperial Titan comparison - Warlord, Reaver and Chaos Warhound (Forgeworld models): Showcase video of the Warlord Titan, with comparison of Warlord, Warhound and Reaver Titan, with a quick shot of Thunderhawk Gunship #2.

Assembly

Garfy (from Tale of Painters): Thunderhawk assembly & painting:

The 19th Legion (previously AArdvark085): Building A Thunderhawk Gunship:

Chief Live Gaming: Forgeworld Thunderhawk Gunship - Assembly thoughts and tips: Assembly tutorial video of Thunderhawk Gunship #2 and size comparison.

Phalanxforge: Thunderhawk gunship: Assembly article, with painting log and showcase.

Painting

Bookwrack (on RPGNet): [40k] Painting my Thunderhawk: Painting progress article of Thunderhawk Gunship #2.

Garfy (from Tale of Painters): Thunderhawk assembly & painting:

Phalanxforge: Thunderhawk gunship: Assembly article, with painting log and showcase. Painted for Blood Angels.

Showcase

Daston (for The Display Cabinet): Showcase article of Thunderhawk Gunship #2, with size comparison to Rhino.

Kelly (from Sable and Spray): Ah, the memories... pics of models from years ago: Showcase article of Thunderhawk Gunship #2.

Larry Vela (from Bell of Lost Souls): HOBBY: Death Guard Thunderhawk: Showcase article of Thunderhawk Gunship #2.

Simon Gwatkin (from Wargamer 40k Craziness ): Thunder, Thunder, Thunderhawk Gunship HO!: Showcase article of Thunderhawk Gunship #2. Painted as Ultramarines.§

Phalanxforge: Thunderhawk gunship: Assembly article, with painting log and showcase.

Grey Knights Thunderhawk Gunship

Chief Live Gaming: Grey Knights - Forgeworld Thunderhawk Gunship:

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Scratch built Thunderhawk Gunship

thomasriepe (for wargamesgazette): Thunderhawk Gunship: Building log articles about creating a scratch built Thunderhawk.§

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Buying the product - Thunderhawk Gunship #2 miniature vehicle from Games Workshop (Forge World)

Price

Base set price (Thunderhawk Gunship #2): ? EUR / ? GBP / ? USD, Price per miniature: ? EUR / ? GBP / ? USD

Base set price (set): ? EUR / ? GBP / ? USD

Company Set price (2017) Price / mini (2017)
Games Workshop company

Thunderhawk Gunship #2 set (99590101116) (? EUR / ? GBP / ? USD)
Contains: contains parts for one of these:
1x Thunderhawk Gunship #2

? EUR / ? GBP / ? USD

Where can you buy it?

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Possible substitutes - Thunderhawk Gunship #2 miniature vehicle from Games Workshop (Forge World)

Games Workshop - Warhammer 40,000 - Thunderhawk Gunship #1

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

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Do you have the Thunderhawk Gunship #2 miniature vehicle from Games Workshop (Forge World)? 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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