Category Archives: Steampunk Mechanica

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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Roboplane Painting

The Roboplanes for the Steam Wars Mechanica army have been hanging around half painted for quite a few weeks.

It could do with some weathering, but that is a painting skill I have not quite mastered, especially on flat surfaces.

Fortunately, the cockpit detail is still reasonably visible, although the control stick is not painted or maybe even finished, it is still just a pin.

The nose cannon is impressive, I suspect the recoil of firing this beast in flight would cause the plane to stall.

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.