Friday, 15 November 2013

Heresy Era Death Guard: Fire Raptor

Its been a quite 2 weeks on the blog, but the Forge has been running day and night to build and paint this bad-ass - the Legion Fire Raptor!

This was bought for me on Games Day by my girlfriend for my birthday (what a Gal!) Its a great kit, full of detail and easy to put together. Plus you get a tonne of plastic spare parts which will come in very handy in the future.

I've taken this guy out for a spin at club the other night, and its an absolute BEAST! It accounted for around 3 quarters of my victory points that game! Gonna have to get me a second!

(Apologies for the picture quality - this guy is so big it barely fits inside my light box)

Rear Door:

Hellstrike Missiles:

Engine detailing:

The Avenger Bolt Cannon:

Engine exhausts:

The Reaper Autocannon Pods:

These were magnetised so they could be removed more easily for transport and storage:

Here's a scale shot with a Contemptor and Legionary:

I'm still working on the scenic base - this is where i'm at so far:

I also snapped a few WIP pics while building and painting:

With a Legion Support Squad and another 10 Legionnaires waiting to be painted, i'll be pumping out plenty of Death Guard over the next week!

The GunGrave


  1. Sweeeeeet. I've heard that it's quite a bit easier to assemble than the Storm Eagle kit, really dig how it turned out. Great work, man!

  2. I'd say that girl might be a keeper! Happy birthday to you, dude. Great job on the paint, the weathering is spot on.

  3. Oh that's sexy..... Great paint job and build up!

    I can't wait to get mine in for my SOH guys.

  4. More great Heresy stuff from you - I love it. I think this one and the Storm Eagle are great additions by FW. I love the ball turrets - and I guess you kept the gunner servitor/marine bits spare yes?

  5. Cheers guys glad you like it!

    @Frothing Muppet - the Gunners are Legion Marines and they're built into the Pods, you cant remove them. I've painted up the interiors of the Pods and left the green doors on the front of them loose so they can be viewed.

  6. mmmm!!! very very nice!!!
    Probably I'll purchase mine this summer. How magnetizable are the bolters to de pods?