Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hardened Veterans & More...

I finished 5 of my first 10-man Vet squad. The next five will have some helmets without camo to offer some variety in the look of the unit. I want these guys to look like they are allowed to fine tune their uniforms to their own tastes.

I have started some work on the squads Chimera, as well. I wanted to go open topped, with a canopy of some sort. This variant is designed to be more of a fast attack transport than an AFV. I'm not sure about the wire "supports", I'm still considering something a little more substantial...maybe some lengths of sprue(?)...not sure.

The multi-laser has been converted to an automated turret that responds to the HUD of the driver.

Finally, I was inspired by the Sentinel stand-in that a fellow blogger did HERE. Although I tried his method, it wasn't enough for me so I am revamping the concept and have started clean with the cockpit/engine.

I will be using some of the frame from the AoBR Def Kopta but it will be scaled down and cleaned up a little. I am still deciding between a gyrocopter design or a helicopter deisgn, the main difference being the tail rotor.

More pics to come. C&C is welcomed and appreciated.

The war goes on,


Mordian7th said...

Nice work - I love that camo effect on the vets!

For the transport I really like the wire canopy frame personally, though I do think the back end of the multilaser could stand to be bulked up or covered somehow. Perhaps some sort of weapon shield similar to the turret on the Razorback? It just sort of looks a bit naked to me. Love it overall though!

Col. Hessler said...

I agree on the "light" feeling of the turret. Maybe I should check my Space Marine bits...

SketchbookGaming said...

I too love the camo.
You don't see many "fall" season armies.
It's a nice change.

Admiral Drax said...

Oh, boy, those vets are sweet!

I love veterans.