|From the 2010 compendium|
The standard Space Marine Strike Cruiser is a fairly common sight and is the only cruiser option for the fleet. It does however have some options which are not easily represented on the model as it comes. However, as can be seen above from the BFG 2010 Compendium PDF release, the Strike Cruiser can be modelled with a slightly converted Dauntless Cruiser. I was quite fortunate to have two of these and this is what I did.
|My three types of Strike Cruiser|
The model at the top is the standard model with no changes and as it is the only one like this in my fleet, will be the flagship (until some point where I may add a Battle Barge). The middle and bottom are the slight conversions. The Dauntless in the centre (which will be the torpedo variant in the fleet) has the two side panels and gun array of the Strike Cruiser fitted, while the cruiser at the bottom has the Dauntless' combined gun array and panel piece. A simple swap, but it makes them similar enough to be seen as Strike Cruisers and followed the image in the Compendium. I've now got all the models cleaned up and ready for priming, so hopefully can get that done this week.