|Land Speeder Tempest, built|
Here is the build Land Speeder Tempest from Forge World. Its a great little model which works great on the tabletop. As its an old kit, the Space Marine pilot doesn't have any shoulder pads unlike the more recent flyers by both Forge World and Games Workshop. I'm not sure how I feel about that yet, but I've tried dry fitting the model in with some shoulder pads and it would take a significant amount of cutting to get them included. My gut feeling is that it would be just too cramped and/or make the pilot model look like it had been trimmed down. Pictures below. Anybody who has resolved this, or has built one of these and has an idea of what to do, please do comment below.
|Land Speeder Tempest pilot without shoulderpads|
|Land Speeder Tempest pilot with shoulderpads|
Also worth noting on this model are some of the other details. Sadly, the engine bay below (visible through two hatches, one each side) are not glued shut as there simply isn't the space for any magnets or even pins to allow them to be removable. I'm hoping the canopy will continue to be a tight fit so I don't have to do either for that.
|Land Speeder Tempest engine|