I was pre-warned by a number of friends that Forgeworld’s Storm Eagle kit could be a somewhat “challenging” build, especially getting the fuselage to align neatly. I really wanted to include one in my ‘Rout’ however as alongside the Thunderhawk and Stormbird it has become an iconic transport option for heresy forces. In truth it wasn’t as difficult as I expected but did require a degree of both warming the resin to straighten and some gap filling, especially around the front and rear ramps.
As is the case with all my transports the interior is fully painted, both forward and main bays plus the cockpit. These I did before final assembly, filling, smoothing and priming of the rest of the model. I treated the main body with engines and canards as a single assembly leaving the wings and weapons as sub-assemblies to make painting easier.