Well, there is still snow on the ground, it is still very cold outside and the time is still flying by like a star when you jump to light speed! I haven't been idle though and have been tinkering along with one thing and another and have managed to get a bunch of Grymn painted up. If you want to see them (and other bits and bobs as well) you will need to click HERE. While on the subject of Grymn, I have sorted a rank structure out for the Urban Army and you'll find it HERE. Add to that, a general sort through the Grymn boxes and a bit of a re-arrange and I have managed to sort out a list of required miniatures to complete a third infantry platoon and a heavy infantry platoon (only 8 Grymn required). It is always nice when a plan comes together.
So...I have been thinking about Grymn fliers and I wanted to put together a VTOL that could operate in a standard atmospheric role. The obvious basis for a VTOL fighter aircraft was the Harrier Jump Jet so I got hold of a 1/72nd scale kit to mess about with. The plan is to shorten it change the wing plan and convert it to have two front nozzles with a single vectoring exhaust duct at the rear. Here is where I am at so far:
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All of the cutting has been done, the cockpit has been widened and I have started to fill in the rear nozzles. Not a lot to show at the moment because it still looks like a Harrier...but it won't for much longer!
That is about it for now. I'll be under-coating the last section of Grymn fro the first platoon today and tinkering with them...it is nice to have my Grymn obsession return with such a vengeance! I hope to get some paint on the VASA troops but I won't guarantee that yet.
Oh...on another note, I have gone DECAL MAD!!! I have hundreds of tiny decals on their way from a number of sources so when they eventually get here, I will be driving myself in to fits of rage as I try to adhere 2x2mm decals to each and every helmet in the new Grymn army...should be fun.
I have also made one of those RANDOM bids on E-bay and I am desperately hoping I don't win...oh dear! A fool and his money are easily parted.
See you from the nice, soft, red, leather couch!