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.
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.
This old Games Workshop model is going to be used as a Sniper Bot for my Mechanica force. By adding a Spotter Drone, it will make a sniper team for use in Steam Wars.
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.