Sunday, 12 February 2017

Time flies.

Hello again and welcome to Inso's World on a positively dreary Sunday afternoon.

This week has been another slow one because I have been carrying a cold and cough which has, for some reason, played havoc with my enrgy levels and the steadyness of my hands. As a result, I have chosen to leave the Wolverines well alone and focus on my vehicles.

The Hanomag pattern Chimera has seen a small amount of work; mostly filling gaps but I was unable to progress as much as I wanted because I needed to wait for some 4mm semi-spherical rhinestones to turn up from EBay. Now that they have arrived, I have got a bit further but I will be saving the pix for the finished vehicle now.

The other vehichle (that I am calling my Panther Russ) has progressed a lot since the last picture I showed on here. As you can see, it now has a turret and some additional bits and bobs:

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Since the pic was taken, I have added more details and filled a few gaps so I will post additional pix once both the armoured vehicles are finished.

So while I am ticking along with these vehicles, I am thinking about power armoured Squats and what they would look like if they were not influenced by Imperial design. I am of the opinion that the Squats would hark back to their roots and would have long armoured coats. With this in mind, I have decided that they would have a powered exo-frame rather than a powered set of armour. I am not really able to explain what I mean so I have started sculpting a test model. Hopefully, it will take shape over the next week or so... but it all depends on how I feel.

In other news, I have not forgotten about the legs that will be going up for sale soon but, to be honest, at the moment I really am not in the right frame of mind to faff about with selling stuff because I just don't have the energy. I will try to get it sorted soon though.

Well... that's it for today.

See you through the gloom!


Zzzzzz said...

I do like that stunted Panther.

Charles Marlow said...

I like it. I like the retro-sf look and it works, IMO, and it's going to compliment the Squat army well.

Inso said...

Cheers :)

I am hoping that the changes I plan to make on the 'standard' Hanomag Chimeras will work as well.

The Panther was originally bought to be a Chimera replacement but was too big... I couldn't waste it and I'm glad I bit the bullet and chopped it up :)

Scott Prince said...

I'll be interested to see how your exo-armour squat looks. One thing I liked about the old egg on legs looks was that it is completely different from imperial stuff. Tho it also looked impossible to walk in, but was so adorable... Basically they are still my favorite minis. 😂

Inso said...

You won't have to wait long. I should have them finished by Sunday's blog update :)

They may not be what you are expecting though... I have taken the approach that they are weaponised mining suits...

Scott Prince said...

Sounds interesting. I can't wait to see your take on them. I tried sculpting my own a few years ago... Let's just say my skills are acceptable for vehicles or conversions but not remotely good enough for sculpting humanoids from scratch. 😂