I am in the process of painting my Ironclad Miniatures’ Victorian Science Fiction Steam Tank and Tunnelling Machine. In case you were wondering, they are 25-28mm scale models. Here they are next to a Foundry gunfighter.
I recently wrote a blog article on adding Science Fiction elements to Old West gaming, SteamPunk Old West.
I wanted a couple of vehicles to go with the Old West miniatures that were on my workbench. I bought a couple of resin models from Ironclad miniatures, including one of the steam tanks. It comes in a variety of pieces.
In order to paint it I am going to keep the tracks and turret separate from the main hull. The model went together very easily and needed minimal work or preparation.
Here is the tank assemblies together to see what the finished tank will look like.
I will be giving the model a white undercoat and then a basecoat of sand.
The military might in the Victorian era was enhanced with powerful steam tanks.
I recently wrote an article on adding Science Fiction elements to Old West gaming, SteamPunk Old West. I wanted some vehicles to go with the Old West miniatures I was painting. Looking at the resin models from Ironclad miniatures, one that did catch my eye was one of the steam tanks. It comes in a variety of pieces.
This is a very clean casting. There are not many parts and this dry run shows it was very easy to put together. I am thinking about adding more details to the model.
The first task was to wash the resin, to remove any remaining mould lubricant.
The main focus of Bristol Conflict 2003 (was it really six years ago now) was the tournament games. Yes there was a Forge World stand and yes there were demonstration games and yes there was a very very small Games Workshop retail stand, however the main reason people went was to play games.
One Imperial Guard army which caught my eye was a Victorian Science Fiction themed army which made extensive use of the Praetorian Imperial Guard figures.
The main tank used was a “Leman Russ” though as you can see the actual model took elements of the Leman Russ and combined it with an Imperial Steam Tank from Warhammer Fantasy.