Being a Marvel fan, I thought I would borrow The Winter Child model from Dust range and paint him up in Iron Man colours for my Mechanica force.
I removed the star from his chest and some other unnecessary Soviet iconography.
He also has several choices of base, two flying bases and a nearly finished standard 25mm base.
I picked up these Crooked Dice drones at Salute a few months ago, which should be good as Repair Drones.
Literally painted silver with grey claws and a red dot, then inked.
Over the last few weeks I have built and painted up twenty more Automotan infantry. That makes a total of lots, with still some more to do.
Some of the models will be made as specific crew for some heavy weapons, I think I have four more that can be made without weapons, so can be converted to hold some controllers of some sort.
Things have been a bit slow with my King Buggy conversions as I had to find some larger magnets to fix inside the wing section.
I have now rebuilt the wings and am pretty much ready to rebuild the fuselage and undercoat them. I may paint the inside of the cockpit before I glue the fuselage together and then mask the cockpit to spray the rest.
I like the way this has turned out, it will look great in the Steampunk Mechanica force crewed by a couple of Automotans.
The colour scheme matches the rest of the army quite nicely.
After an ink wash, these are ready for action.
I have had to write a new rule into Steam Wars for these contraptions, an infantry Skimmer rule to allow them to cross obstacles without penalty. Which also leads me to believe that I need an Agile rule for infantry with legs!
Privateer Press obviously do a huge range of models, many of which are suitable to use in a more steampunk setting. These gun drones are yet more additions to my robotic Steam Wars army.