Friday, 20 April 2012

Flight of the Walküre...

Progress of the Red Orcs has been steady but slow this week with 'Real World' work impacting time available to paint, however this does give me the opportunity to show off something I finished off earlier this year for the Dwarf army.

I've never been a great fan of GW's Dwarf mythos, for a race that worship tradition and abhor change they sure seem to develop some technological marvels! Top of my hate list is the gyrocopter. I don't know why, I just don't like the concept or the models GW have released over the years.

With this in mind it is somewhat hypocritical of me to replace the gyrocopter with Dwarf rocketeers but I tell myself that for an army with gunpowder, rockets are a much smaller tech leap than a steam-powered helicopter! :-)

Whatever, the models are conversions of the old Dwarf plastics, which whilst not as good as the current ones do have loads more conversion potential. The rocket packs are dragon-head standards from the set, winged helmets used to allow for changes of direction, the only new bits added being some sticks of dynamite from the Miners box set.

The idea was pinched from the excellent Dwarf forum Bugman's Brewery and whilst the models are individually based on 20mm x 20mm bases I have made a 40mm square sabot base for the two rocketeers so they can be used as a gyrocopter proxy by Saul if he fancies using his Dwarves down the local GW.

1 comment:

  1. Cool idea.
    The Confrontation dwarves have a team of rocketeers as well.
    I like the idea that the wings on their helmets help them steer.