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Toons Tank

This seemed like a good idea when I bought this online, I thought the Toons style design was quite fun and might work as a steampunk tank, but now I am not so sure. This Meng Toons King Tiger is more likely to work as a Weird War II tank.

The model itself took a few minutes to build, really not very many parts.

The tracks are soft rubber so they can actualy work, but I do not want that, so I have glued the wheels in place.

When it came to painting, I originally did a green and brown cammo pattern with my airbrush but I did not like it. So I went back and did a dark gray that I will highlight a bit.

Whats On The Table?

There is a mech frenzy going on at the moment, I have a small collection of Westwind mechs that were the result of a Kickstarter some time ago. They have been sitting up on a shelf, undercoated, but unfinished for far too long.

I added a heavy machine gun to the top of this Mech to give it a bit of defensive fire, I just need to get some suitably American colours on to it. That will be olive green then.

Whats On The Table?

This West Wind quad tracked gun is a model that will fit into several games, Weird War II, Steampunk and Sci-Fi. So I want to paint it in a generic colour that will fit any army scheme. It was originally planned for my robotic Mechanica army, so I suspect it will be finished in grey or Gun Metal.

West Wind Mech Kickstarter

Those lovely people at West Wind have delivered on their Mech Kickstarter, a sizable box arrived containing all manner of goodies.

The three Mechs were the main reason I helped fund the project, but the rest of the stuff is fantastic as well.


Apart from the three Mechs, there are a few robotic Terrier Machine Gun models that sound like they should be for the British, but I may well use them for my Steam Wars Mechanica force…and maybe the British as well…

There are also a bunch of character figures of different styles that will work really well in a variety of games from Rogue Stars and Fist Full Of Kung Fu to Steam Wars.


Finally, there are a couple of small wheel tanks, one for Mr Steinberg and one for me, very nice models. These will work great as light tanks of some description.

Of course what this all does to my painting priorities is yet to be seen, but once they are put together, I will be waiting for a dry day to undercoat.

Panzer Mech Kickstarter

I had been doing a good job of keeping away from Kickstarters until a friend sent me a link this morning for one ending in a few hours…

This is a West Wind Kickstarter for some great Weird War II Mechs and I can’t resist a good Mech, or three.
jotanI like the West Wind SOTR range and these new models will also be usable in Konflict 47, Steam Wars and some of the freebie stretch goals will be great in games like Rogue Stars.

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As if cool Mechs are not enough, I like the look of this German ball tank, the Panzerkampfrad.
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