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.
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.
At the Colours show a few weeks ago, Simple Miniatures were doing a ridiculous deal for a few Privateer Press models, so I could not resist and bought this large siege crawler for £17.50.
When it was released a while back, I really liked the model and thought it would be really cool to use it in Steam Wars, most likely in my Mechanica army.
Apparently I may actually get this Mantic Kickstarter model soon. The Kickstarter ended a few weeks shy of TWO YEARS ago. This was the only model I wanted in their Warpath range as I though it would make a good tunneler for my Steam Wars Mechanica army.
So with luck it may arrive before the end of September.
At the same time I was undercoating the Clockwork Dragon, I undercoated my two AT-43 Karman Buggy’s for use in Steam Wars. I hope the cockpit detail is intact.
Now I need to decide how to finish them off.
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.
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.