Still finishing odds and ends from the painting table. A couple Tong gangsters, a couple adventurers, a member of the private army I painted earlier, two guys with flamethrowers or gas guns, a basic Hunchback (every mad scienctist needs one of those) a reporter, a pirate with a rammer, and an unarmed Union soldier (useful for Landship Crew)
A finished group of Zeppelin Troopers with Gasmasks
I know I am not a great painter but at least my figures are painted.
About the only good thing in having your Gall Bladder taken out is you are stuck at home with nothing to do but read, watch movies, and paint. So I have taken the time to finish a couple of projects that have been hanging around on the workbench. The First is an Armored Steam Battle Suit ASBS (just a Warzone BauHaus I dropped a Kepi wearing head in and added a smokestack to). It's next to a 25mm Dixon soldier for scale.
The other project I completed was converting a Mageknight Dwarven Steam Tank into a Steam Leviathan.
The original model was OK, but I always thought the spikey roller in front to be a bit silly. Wouldn't it get stuck in the ground?
I went with the Big Wheel style of armored vehicle, adding two sets of spoked metal tractor tires that I picked up from farm toy supply stores. That was a hassle in itself, I had to go to two different stores which is why the back and front wheels don't exactly match. Next to the same Dixon figure for scale purposes.
I also added a couple of front mounted Gatling guns
As far as GASLIGHT stats I'd treat it as a Leviathan.
Save 18 (I want +0 weapons to have some chance of hurting it. It will be hard enough to kill as it is)
Spin 30 degrees
1. Large Smoothbore Breechloading Cannon (the pressures involved in a breechloading rifled cannon would be a bit much by ACW technology)
Range 60, SRM +2, Radius 5 inches, Divide by 2, Takes one turn to reload.
2. Two Gatling guns (may not fire on same turn as cannon).
Range 36, SRM -9, 3 Shots, Reload No
1. 5 Man cannon Crew
Numbers in parentheses are for the Sargeant running the Crew
Armed with Pistols
2. 5 man Black Gang (Stokers and Mechanics who keep the Levithan running)
Numbers in parentheses are for the Head Engineer running the Black Gang.
Hand-to-hand weapons only (shovels, wrenches, hammers)
3. 5 Man Command squad. Captain who in charge of the Leviathan, also pilots and steersmen. These man the Gatlings when the Leviathan isn't moving. Equipped with steel breastplates and Loyd Rapid Fire Guns (SMG's). These are crossed trained and can fill in elsewhere if needed. At least two people are required to run and steer the Leviathan. Captain provides a -2 to morale modifiers for all crew setions. Note: the morale modifiers for the leaders of the other two sections only apply to their section.
Numbers in parentheses are for the Captain.
Since I was stuck at home recuperating from having my Gall Bladder removed (and it came out the hard way with lots of cutting) I decide to go through the mancave and see what I had. You know how it is you buy and paint, use a couple times and store away, and sometimes forget about some item. I found 32 robots and mechanical men. Whatever am I going to do with that many! Oh well I'll think of something.
The Big Guys in the back are Iron Giant Toys I picked up on Fleabay very cheaply. There are a couple warjacks in front of them, along with an Iron Golem (Ral Partha I think) I attached smokestack to for use in VSF gaming and Bot from Supersystem, who I also rigged for VSF. In front of them are ten from some other Superhero miniasture company, sorry don't know the name on those. I paid full price for one at a CON and then found a dealer with a box full of them for $1 each. In the front row are (Left to right) two Type II robots from Rattrap, three Heroclix M-11 robots, and three others that I can't remember who made them.
Add to this another robot toy still in it's box and a couple of the new Ral Partha Automatons from their Savage World line. Then there is guy from Hydra Miniatures.
My name is Bill and I am a miniatures addict, my drug of choice is robots.
I've been gaming since the 1970's and even wrote some RPG adventures in the 80's for the Judges Guild. It seems that I can only get in miniatures is gaming at cons, but I do regularly play boardgames and RPGs.