Well, finished the two small squads, and although the first 6 took a while, the second lot were so much quicker.
So, with that, my first vow is complete.
Lots of HQ, a couple of squads, hmmmm, time for the big stuff:
Jackals, a Russ, and some fun conversions for Wolfquads and Armoured Sentinels. Wasn't a great fan of the Wolfquad (although it might be good for SM scouts, wink) so I set about a more 'industrial' look. I had intended to use the Kata tracks as a weapon battery or something, but after rewatching the Girl's Last Tour anime, boom ! Kettenkrad.
So, front of a Jackal bike, married to the tracks. Figured it's similar to current day RC explosive/demo robots etc, and I could see the arm having a claw or mining laser, hastily replaced with a stubber. Although rules wise I'd need more bikes to include them, eh, I'm building for fun. Guess a nice opponent could let you run them as is, or Scout Sentinels.....
Talking of Sentinels, here's the story. For Christmas past, I'd jokingly mentioned to my parents to get me something actually
useful for a change, instead of the usual sweets/smellies/tat etc. "Buy anything from thon Warhammer shop...." I said,
".....I'll be able to use it."
First Warhammer Xmas present in 20+ years. They got a box of Killa Kans.
What's the phrase, "necessity is the mother of invention" or something ? Cue a brainwave to de-Orkify them, and make them closer to Imperial mining tech for the GSC. Praise be for the Ambot kit releasing too, replacing the legs I was never comfortable with extras from them. I'm happy enough with how they've turned out, and hoping some paint will 'jus' them up.
Chief scouty one, with a big searchlight instead of a mining arm, and a crewman that fitted together brillantly, using the heavy weapon arms that just rest on the turret.
And a the second one, with a little extra present.
A lot of fun converting these, and I'm hoping to lavish some detail on the Russ too. Might continue the "...hit it with my sword meme" !
Thanks for looking, comments welcome, and you could even support your local cult vowing in the ETL