Is it just me or is the GW design department's process of designing Space Marine fliers simply;
2) Squeeze it together by half
3) Model already exists? Go to 4
4) Squeeze it some more
I mean c'mn, you had see it with the Stormhawk or whatever that Grey Knight flier is, and now they went and squeezed it again to make this new stumpy bumble-bee-lookin thing.
It's not that it looks "wrong" or out of place, it's just that it seems it was "too easy" for the design dept - you guys see my point? Don't get me wrong, I love the Thunderhawk model - its awesome. Not a hater of the said GK flier either (although dreadnought clamps -_-), but I feel the dept was lacking in creativity on their latest model.
I know most vehicles are based on a "base" hull, say the aforementioned fliers or the predator and the rhino, and I'm all for that, but I can't just help looking at the Cestis Assault Ramp for example, and seeing that the design is original, while still looking like it belongs to an Astartes force (I know it's FW).
So is anyone here a particular fan of the new Stormtalon, model-wise? And rules wise, how is one not served better by choosing one over a land speeder w/ assault cannon or cyclone missile launcher vs infantry or Melta vs armour? Just want some thoughts from anyone who has actually seen the model or experienced it in action.