Relictors Space Marine Landspeeder Tornado - circa 1997
Hi All, thanks for popping in and having a look-see. Here is my latest offering from the To-Do pile! This gem was in the massive job lot of classic miniatures I managed to pick up at a bargain and can be seen (HERE).
This was the re-released 2nd Edition Landspeeder, re-released in 1997 for the Ravenwing, hence the bonnet statue. The original had a Multi-Melta by the gunner.
I added a modern Shoulder Pauldron and arm, but all the original bits were present so I stripped and re-painted to match my Relictors - I actually didn't have a Tornado so when I saw this in the pile, I was sure I had to keep it and paint it myself rather than put to the auction block.
This thing weighs a ton but is smaller than the modern speeder, if anyone wants a size comparison I'm sure I can go and photograph one ;)
I cut down one of my spare flying bases stem and made a snug fit into the under slung slot. It seems solid so glad it can match the other Landspeeders. I added the numeral five on the fin to match the others, which are numbered I-IV and assault markings on the Marines shoulder pauldrons.
A rear shot... The other Landspeeders can be found HERE or in the sidebar.
There you go, I hope you like it, I am quite pleased how it turned out. I glued it together with plenty of two-part epoxy resin so it shouldn't fall apart even if dropped! Thanks for dropping by,