This seemed like a good idea when I bought this online, I thought the Toons style design was quite fun and might work as a steampunk tank, but now I am not so sure. This Meng Toons King Tiger is more likely to work as a Weird War II tank.
The model itself took a few minutes to build, really not very many parts.
The tracks are soft rubber so they can actualy work, but I do not want that, so I have glued the wheels in place.
When it came to painting, I originally did a green and brown cammo pattern with my airbrush but I did not like it. So I went back and did a dark gray that I will highlight a bit.
Remember their sacrifice on this 75th anniversary.
I have just ordered my copy of Konflikt 47 for the rather excellent price of £17.13 from Books Etc.
This is yet another Weird War II set of rules but this time using the Bolt Action game mechanics.
So already knowing how Bolt Action pays, and liking those rules a lot anyway, this seems like a good way to get some more use out of my Secrets Of The Third Reich US Army models…and maybe even my Allies and Axis from the Dust range
The models have been created by Clockwork Goblin and I had already bought some back at a Salute show ages ago for the British Steampunk army, although I did remove the Russian star from the chest plates of the heavy infantry.
The cover to the right must have been an early concept draft of the book cover as it is not the one that Osprey/Warlord Games have gone with.
One of my intentions is to reduce the number of new games I buy into. But I must say I have failed this week with the purchase of Tanks by Gale Force Nine.
Can’t really complain as I bought it for a good price and I have loads of Flames Of War tanks that may now actually get used for something. I tried it out last week at the famous shed of Mr Steinberg and it is a nice game. Basically it is X-Wing for tanks. I used a platoon of Panzer IV’s and went up against firstly a squadron of Shermans and then a trio of heavy Russian tanks.
I like the game, it is quick, objective driven and you don’t need too much stuff. I’m not sure that some of the expensive commanders are worth the points but I maybe some more games will clear up why they cost so much.