Category Archives: Steam Wars

Mantic Tunneler

This is the Mantic Veer Myn Tunneler I received a short time back from the 2015 Kickstarter, don’t get me started…

Anyway, I will be using this as a Steam Wars Mechanica Tunneler, primarily as a troop transport.

There was the opportunity to make the nose removable so weapons could be added. I added a plate in the nose ring so if no weapons are added, the interior would be hidden behind the plastic card.

So with a weapon added, I could even use this little beastie as a tank for the Mechanic force, something they are lacking at the moment.

To start with, I was not sure which way round to mount the three massive drill bits but then found the image above online which suggests they go on like this:

…and not like this:

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New Toy!

I finally have the new Mantic Tunneler from their Kickstarter which ended exactly two years ago.

It is quite a nice looking kit and appears to snap together but there are no instructions. There seem to be some optional parts in the kit, I really can’t remember what I was expecting anyway or what the options are meant to be. I will have to Google some instructions or maybe just some other models finished by other people.This image seems like a good place to start.

Whats On The Table?

There is the monthly Dragon Rampant painting challenge currently on the go on Facebook so I will use this as encouragement to paint my six Tir-na-Bor Knights of Khor.

I have also got busy with the Karman conversions that have been sitting around for about six months, a bit of undercoat for the cockpits and the nose cowlings.

I just needed a break from building the large transporter and actually spend some time painting something.

The Mad Professor

I am not planning to have many living models in the Steam Wars Mechanica army, just a few unscruplous types who ultimately control the automotans for their own nefarious objectives.

One of the models I really like was a professor type model from the Dystopian Legons range along with his Igor style man-servant carrying a masssive contraption of some sort.

Having seen the professor on screen blown up larger than life, I really think I need to paint his face better, eyes and teeth required!

The man-servant model makes a good Drone Controller or engineer, pefect for keeping the automotans in full working order.