There is always plenty to distract me from the job at hand in the shed. When I am supposed to be painting Greenskins I end up starting work on a second Steam Wars Gyrocopter.
‘Starting work on’ might be a slight exaggeration. This little Ironclad Miniatures Gyro was started about a year ago… Built and undercoated/ basecoated then parked when the next new thing came in the door. The pilot was done only a couple of weeks ago when I was prepping for our big weekend game of Steam Wars. The gyros were dropped from the army list so this one didn’t get finished when all the other bits were getting completed.
As it has been front and centre in an almost started/ almost finished state for a week or two now, I decided to just get it done and out of the way…
These come unarmed and my first, you might remember, has some bombs stuck firmly to its sides. This one will be a slightly more versatile model when it is finished.
A small generic MG style chin mount allows me to profile up a range of ranged anti infantry weapons.
A small rocket pod could be used against light vehicles or as more anti infantry firepower again.
Both are magnet mounted so I also have the option of leaving it unarmed. In this format I can use it as an airborne artillery spotter, at a very much reduced points cost.
The chin magnet will allow for later weapon additions as well, if I find that an alternate option is needed (maybe a rotating Buzz Saw that I can cut down Zepplins with…)
A quick clean up and splash of grey paint and these will be done (as long as I don’t get distracted again…)
7 thoughts on “Steam Wars – Gyrocopter Number Two”
It is a nice model! I like your Navy markings. Under-nose weapons look good as well!
Thanks, Ironclad are a great little company, especially for their Steam tanks range.
That is cool- like a steampunk Huey gunship….
As the original comes unarmed the options were only limited by the contents of my bits box… A magnet at the front and I have the option to add a new weapon each time I find something else that might do the trick… Who knows where it might end!
I’ve not done any steampunk stuff before but this is so cool I think this is genre I will have to look into.
Careful… Its a deep little rabbit hole… Steampunk toys and ornaments litter my home now and there is Steampunk music as well (check out Professor Elemental and Abney Park).
Before you know it you could be wandering about your home in a top hat, goggles and a corset too…
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Haha, I can’t say I haven’t been warned!😉
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