Sunday, March 28, 2010

GHz Vulture Review

Forge World Vulture done already! After staring at the bag of parts for about a month or two I finally got around to building the thing. Honestly, what got me going at it was the delivery of the Vendetta guns and Punisher cannons to use under the wings.
The first step was to soak all of the resin parts in the bath of cleaner for the night. After the soak, cut and file. The kit uses a good bit of Valkyrie parts and several main body resin, cockpit, and small wing bits. The detail on the resin parts is really good. There were no defects or even bubbles on any of the parts. The instructions were less than helpful but not a total loss.
I did manage to screw up one part while filing it away from the "sprue". I got inpatient and broke the top part of the back of the cockpit. No big deal but it did cause issues getting the assembly to fit with the fuselage.

My goal was to make this thing with interchangeable weapons so magnets were the order of the day. This is real simple with flat rectangular magnets on the wing hard points and weapons themselves. FW gave us two hard points for each wing making screwing up on these parts tolerable.

The pics have various weapon load outs.  Honestly, I don't even know if the thing can carry twin-linked las cannons but ya have to admit they do look sweet! 

Hot glue was used for the base and the whole thing is surprisingly well balanced. Over all, I love the model. I know that it is going to be a major paint for my opponent. I can't wait to try it out and when I do I promise to give you all an update in a battle report.

More pics here:
GHz Vulture