Why have one when one can have two? At least that is what I thought when building the rough structure of the Steampunk Airship dirigibles.
I need to get some more MDF bits cut as I have changed my mind on a few of the original design decisions, mainly the way the two dirigibles attach to each other. I also have some ideas on how the front and back should look. If it does not look any good, then I will abort the project and think of something else to do…
After my recent game of Necromunda with my new Palanite Enforcers, I have two other gang projects to work on. I had already bought a Van Saar gang to build for Stargrave and Rogue Stars. I just liked the Van Saar models, I thought they had a bit of a Dune Stillsuit vibe going on, sort of…
Then when going through the Loft Full Of Lead, I also found a few sprues of Genestealer Cult models that I had forgotten about, I will have to add those to the building backlog as well.
There are a lot of the Genestealer Cult models, although the purestrain Genestealers are not available to use in Necromunda (shame), I will have to work out a gang list or two for the rest before I start actually building the models and selecting any weapons options.
Now that I have more Kharadron Overlords on foot, I tried a Warcry warband without any flying chaps. That did not go well, they are just too slow.
So the next game had the balloon boys back in the lineup.
The Corvus Cabal are much faster than the Overlords, so when a mission needs some speed, then the flyboys are the only option.
We also got to use my newly painted Raptoryx for the first time and that added some extra fun!
The Cabal snatched the victory as we fought over the objectives, the Overlords will have to refine their strategy.
The Warcry box of Kharadron Overlords is a good set, but I wanted a few more stout chaps on foot. As I was unable to pick up the GW figures that I wanted, I found a set of six 3D printed models for £10 on eBay. Bargain!
These are very impressive print quality, very smooth layers. The weapons match the various options available to the Overlords. The backpacks are not quite as good as the GW models, but when the whole model is painted up in the same scheme, they fit in really well.
I can also now field an allied unit of 10 short chaps on foot in games such as Oathmark.
After a lot of painting with a big brush, the Turnip28 terrain is nearly finished.
For the final touch, I went to get my stash of lichen form the Loft Full Of Lead only to find that it had all “gone off”. It was VERY old. I have ordered some more so should get it by the weekend.
Sometimes I wonder why I do this to myself. As I seem to have less time to build hobby stuff than I would like, I still decide to undertake new large build projects. A lot of the time this involves buying some sort of large kids toy or collectable to use as a starting point, and then promptly putting the whole thing on hold.
One such idea was a Steampunk style ship using yet another Playmobile hull but adding a couple of dirigibles in place of the sails and having it fly…
There is plenty of interesting art out there and I sort of knew what I wanted to build, especially as I can get laser cut mdf to make some of the structure.
As the diribles were to be the hard bit, I decided to start with those and work down to the hull.
I have some mdf cut to make the girder structure.
The bottle has been covered in tape before I try to apply some fabric. It could get messy.
This game was a few weeks ago, but I still seem to be playing catch up with some old posts.
I used mostly very old GW Empire figures, a good number of which still need to be touched up, inked and then rebased. Those are crossbowmen and swordsmen from the previous century and look very small these days.
The only Empire units I have that are actually finished are mounted Knights and a unit of twenty Greatswords.
I then plan to roll in a load of Rackham Confronation figures and finally paint some Empire Warmachines. One day.