LOOKING AT SOME OF THE VEHICLES SCAVENGED BY THE RESISTANCEOne of the main reasons I chose to collect the Resistance was their huge conversion potential. In no way would I be limited by the narrow scope and design of the four original Factions - a whole world of kitbashing, sawing and stealing awaited me! I wanted no two vehicles to look the same, and after the big push to make the army look unique for Autumn Invasion 2015, I started to realise the potential of using models from other sources - stolen, scavenged and repurposed.
The inspiration for these conversions came from a variety of sources - every post-apocalyptic movie I could find, for a start. Mad Max was the original and strongest influence as you can imagine. A treasure trove of pieces came from N-scale scenery available to Model Railway enthusiasts. Many of these pieces would find their way into the War Rig, while spikes from Games Workshop models adorned the Buzzards.
The biggest influence was Hawk themselves. The Resistance have always had a rich history in repurposing civilian vehicles and stealing Scourge weaponry for their Veterans and Thunderstorm hovercraft - I just took it a bit further. I started looking at the other Factions - specifically the UCM, but soon enough the PHR started appearing on my modelling table. I figured that the Resistance would be reacting and evolving fast as these new enemies (or allies) entered their territory.
|The War Rig|
|The Buzzards pursue the War Rig through the city|
|Pursuit Vehicles and other boosted Technicals accompany the Rig|
|The mish-mash of Wagons and Technicals that make up a large proportion of the Resistance army|
|Hot-wired and spiked Wolverines join the ATV squadrons|
|The Peacemaker, an aggressive and unpredictable war machine based on the looted chassis of a UCM Katana, covered in bolted-on ablative armour and machine guns|
|The Longboat, another aggressive assault vehicle packed with troops and covered with spikes|
|Grill Dozer. This remote-controlled vehicle is driven into enemy-held buildings, where the flame weaponry can begin its work!|
|The Mule drags a tractor-mounted missile close to the battlefield, while the warrior on the back uses his machine gun for close-range defence. Spikes and rams give the monstrosity killing power even when the main armament has been fired|
|The Meat Grinder, greatest of the prizes. This looted and modified Broadsword Battle Tank now features additional weaponry - saws, spikes and a gun nest on the turret of the vehicle|
|The prizes of the Reconquest - rusted and bristling with home-made weaponry|
|King Crow, the looted Aegean Dropship armed with machine guns and missiles|
|Adapting to the changing face of the war, this Resistance Band has decided to take a shortcut and simply steal the weapons of the enemy|
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