Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year, New Models

Greetings everyone, I've just returned from the land of Westboro and sadly must admit to have neither brought them the Emperor's wrath nor the message of the Greater Good. But I do have good news for you; In my searching of the internet I found two pictures.

This is picture brings not only confirmation that GW is continually stepping up its game with the second wave of blood angels, but also some possible implicit confirmation of Grey Knights. I know GK have been the talk of the town for months, but assuming this is an actual sprue, this pic confirms some support for them atleast.

Look at the top two torso fronts in the picture, specifically the one on the left. You may need to expand and flip this picture on its side, but it sure looks to me like there's a book on the dread's right side. I don't know all that many chapters that use a book in their iconography (Dark Angels and Grey Knights, to my knowledge) and instead of the standard dread faceplate there seems to be an enlarged version of a psychic hood on that front plate. I could be wrong as Blood Angels have librarian dreads, but I'd rather hope to be right on this one especially for ZerkeX's sake as he's had a shitty end of the year.

Dramatt will be happy when he looks in the bottom left of the picture as well. Those seem to be some sparkly little blood talons for him. As much as I hate Blood Angels for continually kicking my ass, I will eat about half a crow concerning what I said earlier about the leaked Storm Raven picture. That picture may have been about as representative as a zoom shot on the back door of a wave serpent. This next treat actually looks like it could have some meat to it, rather than being the vehicular equivalent of a servo-skull in terms of balance. I'm not sure if I'll like it more than the flying land raider everyone thought it was going to be, but it's not as bad as I thought it would be.
Santa wishes he had a sleigh like this! Happy new year to you all!


  1. I suspect it to be a libby dread due to the presence of the psychic hood. The halbred would be his force weapon. This, however, would make for awesome conversion material for any of the other suspect chapters though.

  2. Though I agree the pieces would make a decent start for a GK dread... I must say it is more than likely nothing more than a BA Dread Kit (or at least intended to be).

    I also noticed the bitz to make the shrapnel Cannon that Furiosos can take. I must say this looks like it is meant to be all BA (Blood Angels and Bad Ass :D )

  3. A much better looking picture of the StormRaven, still can't wait to see it in the flesh (or plastic)

  4. CS: I agree with you on the versatility, I may just have to get one for my DA offshoots.

    Loki: Nice catch and sadly you are probably right that it wasn't meant for GK. I think it would make a good one though.

    MCT: I'll hold full jugement on that one till I see it as well. Good to see a new face around the site.