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Meanwhile, over Rynn's World... W40K Thunderbolt fighters


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Hi guys. These teeny little beauties are playing pieces for the Aeronautica Imperialis board game. It used to be an insanely expensive Forge World title, complete with crazy expensive resin minis. The plastic Games Workshop set is a much more reasonable prospect, with everything needed to play included in either of two starter boxes. These 'planes are from the first release, 'Wings of Vengeance', there are completely different minis in the second 'Taros Air War' box. 

 

Ok, over to Voiceover Man's best Mr. Cholmondley-Warner impression:

 

"988 M41, South of New Rynn City, two plucky Navy pilots are engaged in hunting down foul Xenos aerial defences. Lt Ewe Gallant leads, providing an aerial defence for the fighting pair with his Fury pattern Thunderbolt, armed with rotary cannons and Skystrike air to air missiles. S Lt Jerry Meyer brings the flight's heavy punch with a conventional bomb load and quadruple autocannons. Both aircraft have Hellstrike air to surface missiles, allowing an instant response to any Greenskin foolish enough to try and illuminate them on it's primitive auspex!"

 

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The models are a delight to build and paint, with an incredible amount of detail for something so small. They're 6mm scale, or 1/285 if you prefer. The fit was perfect, no noticeable flash and the injection points are in sensible places, easy to flatten down with little need for files and all that malarkey. It's a long way from the Airfix and Matchbox kits I used to build as a kid! 

 

Thanks for reading, all comments and suggestions are welcome... 😃

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