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Storm Eagle Gunship Poll

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Is the new FW Strom Eagle an April Fools Prank?

Poll ended at Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:11 am

Yes, it is just an April Fool's Day prank.
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31%
No, it is a real model, and a good buy at £80!
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38%
I don't care, I just want one.
5
31%
 
Total votes : 16

Storm Eagle Gunship Poll

Postby timewizard » Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:11 am

Okay gents and any ladies!
My first ever poll, so what say you?

Is the storm eagle for april fools? Or for any day of the year fools?

Let your votes be tallied!!
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Re: Storm Eagle Gunship Poll

Postby timewizard » Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:12 am

And I was the first one to vote too! WOOT!!!
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Re: Storm Eagle Gunship Poll

Postby BANE » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:17 am

Its obvious its a joke, its clearly made from storm raven parts in the main, there is no link to the pic in new stuff or thro the site other than the link, there is no write up with the pic to tell us who made it or where to find the rules and finally there is no way to buy it!

The terminators are just as new but everything above has been done for them.
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Re: Storm Eagle Gunship Poll

Postby Stunty » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:19 am

Im pretty sure they confirmed it?
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Re: Storm Eagle Gunship Poll

Postby BANE » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:49 am

Your word is worth nothing to me, destroyer.
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Re: Storm Eagle Gunship Poll

Postby Baragash » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:24 am

Stunty wrote:Im pretty sure they confirmed it?


They poo-poo'd the idea it's an April Fool on Facebook.

In a blatant attempt to influence the poll and back up my claim in the other topic, original FW presentation of IA8 contents:
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Re: Storm Eagle Gunship Poll

Postby killmaimburn » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:45 am

I'm now in a position to say I was the 2nd no its real (although I don't think any model over £40 is a good buy unless it will make me breakfast afterwards)
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Re: Storm Eagle Gunship Poll

Postby BANE » Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:55 am

Would anyone like to bet?
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Re: Storm Eagle Gunship Poll

Postby Spack » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:43 am

BANE wrote:Its obvious its a joke, its clearly made from storm raven parts in the main, there is no link to the pic in new stuff or thro the site other than the link, there is no write up with the pic to tell us who made it or where to find the rules and finally there is no way to buy it!


Check the mailing that they sent yesterday - designed by Stuart Williamson, and as usual for a FW Open Day they have it available on the day, but it likely won't go on sale normally till the end of the month. Rules won't hit till it ends up on the New Stuff list.

Just pulled up the FW mailings from March last year, and the Phantom was the same - 25th March had it listed as on sale at the Open Day, no rules to download until the 8th April mailing.
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Re: Storm Eagle Gunship Poll

Postby BANE » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:08 pm

@ Dan, are you going for real then, cos if you are ill respect you more I'm depth FW knowledge.
Only argument from me is that the new terminators are in the same boat ie available to purchase at the open day available to pre order later but they are sorted on the website
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Re: Storm Eagle Gunship Poll

Postby Spack » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:35 pm

Yep, went for real.

The termies are pre-order on the site, have been since Tuesday, shipping on the 10th. Says so in newletter 300 :) So they're not the same as the Storm Eagle, because they were supposed to be on the New Stuff page.

Deimos Predator Executioner is the same as the Eagle - not on New Stuff page, available at Open Day, will be available to order later, and no experimental rules.

And yes, before anyone asks, I really do have lots of old emails from FW - earliest in my current email folder is #221 from Sept 2009 :)
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Re: Storm Eagle Gunship Poll

Postby BANE » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:54 pm

Ok ill rescind my offer of a bet as the people in the know seem to be disagreeing with me!

I still ain't 100% convinced regardless of April 1st as the model does look like its just a stormraven with other FW and GW bits stuck together!

I certainly wouldnt be buying one, and ill even say I prefer the look or the stormraven especially with the CH extension kit.
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Re: Storm Eagle Gunship Poll

Postby Spack » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:42 am

Pics are appearing from the Open Day, it's definitely a real model, plastic and resin kit so will be using parts from the Stormraven. Pics taken from https://picasaweb.google.com/1131330762 ... eWorld2012

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These looks interesting too, the second picture being Forge World's take on the Land Raider Spartan inspired by the old White Dwarf conversion article.

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Re: Storm Eagle Gunship Poll

Postby BANE » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:39 pm

Can i change my mind on this please? These angles make it look so much better!
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Re: Storm Eagle Gunship Poll

Postby Stunty » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:50 pm

I knew there was somewhere I was meant to be today :(
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