This week I am going to keep things short and sweet, not mention all the great places I've been to and just stick to the hobby stuff.
My hobby activity this week has been reserved for getting a whole platoon of troops up to the same standard. That means:
- Initial assembly.
- Adding neckerchiefs.
- Adding beards.
- Adding moustaches.
- Shortening lasguns.
- Gluing in wire for the arm sculpting.
- Attaching any backpacks/comms packs.
- Attaching weapons and any plastic arms that are required.
As a result of my efforts, the third platoon of my Squat army now looks like this:
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So, looking at the image above, you will see the command squad at the front (from the left: Lieutenant, Comms, Medic, Meltagunner, Grenadier), The first squad behind (with Sgt, Comms and Meltagunner) and at the back, the second squad (also with Sgt, Comms and Meltagunner).
This platoon is an assault platoon so I thought it wise to leave heavy weapons out of the equation. In order to counter this, I will be adding 3 special weapon squads and a unit of Rough Riders for support. I have not decided how to arm the special units yet but I will be keeping the rough riders as standard (lances, pistols and close combat weapons). I think that this platoon will be the one that gets the Berserkers for a bit of extra punch (as a result, I may end up adding a third infantry squad later on... but it all depends).
The next step is to bend and trim the wire into shape and start sculpting arms. There are other little details that need work but I will tackle them as I go along.
Now the sculpting begins in earnest!
See you from the workbench!