"You're sitting on two thousand horsepower of nitro-boosted war machine..."
- FuriosaI began playing and collecting the Resistance for Dropzone Commander based off one movie - Mad Max: Fury Road. Those who have followed my adventures with the Resistance from the beginning may recognise that I liked this movie a lot!
I have spent most of my gaming and painting time with the more militaristic aspects of the Resistance (their tanks, gunships and jumpjets), but as I finish the last few of these squadrons I thought it was time to start looking at the civilian side - the haphazard, rugged technicals and wagons, the battle buses and crudely-welded all-terrain vehicles. Some of my initial conversions can be seen in a previous post, as I added extra engines and spikes to some technicals to make them resemble the Buzzard's spiky cars from the film.
Last week I was scouring the local model train shop for n-scale civilian cars (for both scenic bases and Resistance conversions) when I happened upon a large gas tanker. Returning home and finding a spare Gun Wagon with the appropriate size and shape, I knew it was time for the War Rig!
Three hours of scouring the web for detailed pictures of the rig and bringing together pieces from a dozen different kits, it is finally here.
|The War Rig|
|Under attack from the Warboys - this picture gave me a useful back view|
|Technical schematics revealed a great deal of the details - especially the placement of the howdahs and dais where the Warboys defend the Rig|
|The project so far - looking at these pictures, I have decided to cut down the poles jutting from the tanker and replace them with something thinner, as they are a bit too thick|
|Instead of harpoon guns, this War Rig has several machine guns for defence|
|There are of course a large number of differences with the "real" War Rig, but I think the key pieces are there!|
|The imposing silhouette of the War Rig, ready to enter the Dropzone!|
|The Rig alongside a handful of technicals and wagons|
|I am looking forward to bringing this awesome vehicle to the battlefield - but what to count it as?|
OTHER HOBBY PROGRESS
|Aside from several big construction jobs, I have been busy painting a third Cyclone Gunship|
|This brings the squadron to three and is the last model to finish my original 1,500pt Resistance list|
|There will be a fourth, but I find three is ample without sinking too many points|
Next time, we will see some minor changes to the War Rig, and maybe a lick of paint!
Thanks for reading,