|Nova Respublik troops prepare to deploy with their latest reinforcements|
|No more f*cking around - serious drill bit time|
|Magnetized lapel logo serves as ideal flying base mount|
|Serious hole for the serious magnet|
|Strong magnets keep the model safe and sound on the flying base|
A further bit of stupidity on my part - I put the adjoining tail fin piece on differently on each model - and I didn't notice until I had primed them! Once again, I will never win an award at IPMS shows...so in a way, each one is unique...
|Half-way point on the painting - waiting for the Agrax Earthshade to dry - check out the mix up on the tail joints...|
Even when you do this, it will be tricky to make sure the rocket pods are all pointing in the right direction. Prepare a list of useful swears before assembling this model.
|Close-up on the "tarmac" - you can see the casting challenges with the missiles on the wing tip|
Khurasan also provides options for the landing gear - up or down. I went with down - it doesn't look as slick when "up in the air", but gives a little flexibility in terms of having the model land or using it as an objective on the table. If I ever do another one of these - or if I manage the save the first one I tried to build - I will build it with the gear up.
|On the flight bases|
|There is a very cool sensor mount on the top of the main body|
|Providing air cover for a Nova Respublik armoured column|
|The DOE gunships buzz an armoured column advancing through a village|
But all the swearing and crayon-snapping was worth it in the end! Now to get them on to the gaming table, where they can get shot down on the first turn...