Category Archives: Steampunk Mechanica

Mantic Mole

This was one of the first models I undercoated with my new compressor, the effort required to finish it off was not too much, just some silver, black and brass.

The weapon in the nose section is removable so I can run it in Steam Wars as just a transport or a tank!

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Adventures In Airbrushing

After many year of thinking about and wondering if the investment would be worth it, I have finally purchased a compressor to see what I can do with it.

I sprayed a few bit of paper and then decided to have a go at undercoating something I was not going to be worried about if it all went horribly wrong.

So to start with I picked on a fair sized lump of plastic with the intention of just undercoating it in Vallejo Air Gun Metal. I selected my Mantic Tunneller as it does not need to have a clean finish.

Once I got started, I realised that spraying Gun Metal onto a grey model means it is quite difficult to see where the paint is actually going…

I then did a few bits black, which it means it is much easier to see where the paint is going…

First results were okay, I will have to get more practice in.

I picked out the detail by hand and finished off with a bit of drybrushing.

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.

Whats On The Table?

There is a mech frenzy going on at the moment, I decided to get a selection of models finished to make way for the next project. Why is there always another project waiting to be started?

Anyway, I bought this Wolsung Golum model just because I liked it, I had no real use for it, but I thought it could be used in my Mechanica force. It just needs a spalsh of ink to finish it off.

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:

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.