Following the tournament a couple of weeks ago, work on my Dropzone Commander force has continued, albeit at a slower pace than expected. A second and third Lifthawk has been added to the fully-painted roster, while the remaining Cyclones are en-route. I want to get the 1,500pt list finished before the end of the month, but find it difficult as I keep changing my lists and running new units!
While trying out some different units, I have finished constructing almost all of my Resistance models, including some minor conversions to add some variety to the Gun Wagons and Technicals. In addition, everything has been basecoated - I detest bare metal and resin on a table! Below are some pictures of the latest additions to the Resistance.
|Spiky Cars! More Gun Wagons and Battle Buses with upgraded gun platforms|
|Special Characters - Salakahn, Tyrant of Atlantia and Karl Foley, Prince of New Troy|
I doubt I will be using them very often, but having an extra Hellhog and a particularly nice M3 Alexander is cool
|More Lifthawks! From left to right - Barrel Bomber, Command Lifthawk (which will have an extra snazzy paintjob) and a Lifthawk without the AA Cannon upgrade|
|The M20 Zhukovs bring some serious AA firepower with their 32mm Railguns|
|A good hit with a pair of Zhukovs will see almost any aerial unit knocked out of the sky - their most recent kill was a mighty Shaltari Firedrake|
The bases will be modelled as ruined cityscape, in a similar fashion to the infantry. The biggest ingredient for this work has been a collection of N-Gauge model cars to work as wreckage, and I was lucky to find some empty car chassis on eBay - these cars will look a lot better without windows, and will be much easier to paint as ruined, burnt out hulks.
The starting point for the new bases was the 60mm flying stand from Games Workshop, sprayed black first so the pieces will stick down easier. Texture was added with poly-filler, with a smattering of smalls stones and sand from old GW basing kits. Large pieces of rubble, pipework and scrap metal was cut from plasticard.
|The current Work In Progress on the flying bases - the wrecked vehicles will also work as unit designations - one, two or three cars for the different Lifthawks|
|The fleet assembled! Three down...|
|The first finished Lifthawk with scenic base - I hope none of my future opponents have a problem with these unusual bases!|
|Flying low over the ruined city|