Combat flyer in 1/64 scale - Thunderhawk Gunship #3 for Warhammer 40,000 Ed8 from Games Workshop (Forge World), 2017 - Miniature vehicle reviewimage © Games Workshop
sculpt © Games Workshop
painting © Games Workshop
Thunderhawk Gunship #3 miniature vehicle from Games Workshop (Forge World). Painted as Blood Angels.

The Thunderhawk Gunship #3 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 2017.

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

"Particular care and attention has been paid to the power systems of this craft, with intakes, exhausts, air brakes and retrothrusters all where you would expect them to be. The attack wings, which each feature a heavy bolter turret, can be moved into either a stowed or attacking position, and the air brakes can be left open or closed. The front ramp can be opened and closed to disgorge the Thunderhawk’s cargo of Space Marines; of course, each of these movable components can be glued in the position of your preference. A pilot is included, who can easily be painted in the colours of your preferred Chapter.  This is a rather large resin kit, which comes as 112 components."

This version of the Thunderhawk Gunship comes with several updated components:

  • Transparent cockpit window
  • The heavy bolters on the sides of the cockpit are mounted vertically instead of horizontally
  • No horizontal stabiliser on the tail fin
  • The wings are pointing downward instead of being horizontal
  • The side hatch is different
  • The fuselage is different
  • Airbrakes
  • Lift jets on the underside

Dimensions: This version is slightly smaller in size than Thunderhawk Gunship #2.

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

Combat flyer in 1/64 scale - Thunderhawk Gunship #3 for Warhammer 40,000 Ed8 from Games Workshop (Forge World), 2017 - Miniature vehicle reviewimage © Games Workshop
Thunderhawk Gunship #3 miniature vehicle from Games Workshop (Forge World)

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Details - Thunderhawk Gunship #3 miniature vehicle from Games Workshop (Forge World)

Miniature figure: Thunderhawk Gunship #3

Product name: Thunderhawk Gunship

Product Code: -

GN Code: -

Sprue: ?

Set:

Thunderhawk Gunship v2017 set (99560101546): contains 1

Range: Warhammer 40,000 (Ed8) - ImperiumAdeptus Astartes (Space Marines) - Space Marines (Futuristic fantasy)

Series: Warhammer 40,000 universe

Company: Games Workshop (Forge World)

Production: 2017-

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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: ca. ?mm high

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: -

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Review - Thunderhawk Gunship #3 miniature vehicle from Games Workshop (Forge World)

The drivers seem to be identical. They come in multiple parts:

1x body with legs

1x arms with shoulder pads

1x head

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Comparison photos - Thunderhawk Gunship #3 miniature vehicle from Games Workshop (Forge World)

 

Size comparison: Thunderhawk Gunship #3 from Games Workshop (Forge World), and Space Marines from Games Workshop company.image © Games Workshop
Size comparison: Thunderhawk Gunship #3 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 companyimage © 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 #3 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 #3 miniature vehicle from Games Workshop (Forge World)

Forge World: Thunderhawk Gunship: Official webpage.

Contents overview

cruorangelussilicis: Forge World Thunderhawk Gunship Build Log - Part 1: Contents overview video.

cruorangelussilicis: Forge World Thunderhawk Gunship Build Log - Part 2: Contents overview video.

leakycheese: Thunderhawk Gunship (2017 Edition) by Forge World: Out of The Pack Review (Space Marines): Contents overview video.

Sup3rSaiy3n: WORLD EXCLUSIVE - New Thunderhawk Gunship - Unboxing (WH40K): Contents overview video.

Size comparison

Sup3rSaiy3n: Thunderhawk vs Orion (HH): Size comparison video of Thunderhawk Gunship #3, and Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship.

Sup3rSaiy3n: Thunderhawk vs. Stormbird: Size comparison video of Thunderhawk Gunship #3, Sokar Pattern Stormbird, Mars Pattern Warhound Titan, Land Raider, Rhino, Dreadnought.

Assembly

CanHammer: How To Build Thunderhawk Gunship: Assembly video.

cruorangelussilicis: Forge World Thunderhawk Gunship Build Log - Part 3: Assembly video.

leakycheese: Thunderhawk Gunship: Build, Flight Stand and Magnetisation Review (Forge World, Horus Heresy): Video about the possible builds. Includes ideas about magnetising the model.

Sup3rSaiy3n: Thunderhawk attack wings - How to magnetise: Assembly video.

Sup3rSaiy3n: New Thunderhawk - Build Guide & Progress Report (WH40K): Assembly video.

Review

Sup3rSaiy3n: New Thunderhawk - Review (WH40K): Review video.

Showcase

Warhammer Community: Dark Angels and Death Guard do battle at Warhammer World: Showcase article.

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Buying the product - Thunderhawk Gunship #3 miniature vehicle from Games Workshop (Forge World)

Price

Base set price (Thunderhawk Gunship #3)(2020): ? EUR / 450 GBP / ? USD, Price per miniature: 585 EUR / 475 GBP / 735 USD

Base set price (Thunderhawk Gunship #3)(2017): ? EUR / 450 GBP / ? USD, Price per miniature: ? EUR / 450 GBP / ? USD

Base set price (Thunderhawk Gunship #3 with Landing Pad)(2017): ? EUR / 530 GBP / ? USD, Price per miniature: ? EUR / ? GBP / ? USD

Company Set price (2017) Price / mini (2017)
Games Workshop (Forge World)

Thunderhawk Gunship #3 set (99560101546) (? EUR / 450 GBP / ? USD)
Contains: contains parts for one of these:
1x Thunderhawk Gunship #3

? EUR / 450 GBP / ? USD
Games Workshop (Forge World)

Thunderhawk Gunship #3 with Landing Pad set (99020187291) (? EUR / 530 GBP / ? USD)
Contains: contains parts for one of these:
1x Thunderhawk Gunship #3 (450 GBP)
1x Realm of Battle Mars Pattern Imperialis Landing Pad (80 GBP)

? EUR / 450 GBP / ? USD

Where can you buy it?

Forge World: Thunderhawk Gunship: Official webpage.

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Possible substitutes - Thunderhawk Gunship #3 miniature vehicle from Games Workshop (Forge World)

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

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

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Do you have the Thunderhawk Gunship #3 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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