First up is a Rebel Minis mech with missile pods and twin laser lances, perfect for chewing up enemy armour. He's supported by 9 x Khurasan battle suit infantry armed with a variety of hand weapons. Both absolutely wonderful models in their own way and a joy to paint.
From here you'll want a little explanation before I start showing things off. All of the vehicles are actually Matchbox models. Yes, really. I've drilled out the rivets holding them together, pulled them apart, repainted, re-assembled and "tarted up" each and every one of them as something of a change of pace. I also made the "official" Titan Marines logos and vehicle ID artwork myself.
It all took FAR too long but was pretty darn good fun and the result is not bad I think. A smart man would have done it before the Challenge, but hey, this is me we're talking about. Here's what they looked like beforehand...
|Argh! My eyes! The yellow! All the yellows! So many yellows!|
And lastly there is 4 x 4x4 dune buggies armed with a mix of light projectile and light missile pods (again Old Crow). These dudes cruise the dunes and alert the units behind of incoming trouble, before firing a few shots off and then bugging out.
Hey Tamsin, maybe one day I could bring these lads round and go bug huntin. Nah, they'd probably prefer a stand-up fight I guess...
PS. Merry Christmas to each and every one of my fellow challengers and most importantly to Curt!
From Curt: Okaaay! Yes, this is a bit mental to be sure... Millsy, buddy, I think you need some meds to help you focus. You've been ALL over the place these past few weeks. The only saving grace is that you actually finish these crazy little side projects whereas most of us would get a few figures done and the rest would collect dust in the 'to-do' box.
The Herbie the Love Bug scout car troop is completely cracked, but I still think they're awesome. So is your custom force insignia, though it does make me think that they're somehow fighting for an intergalactic TV network...
I'll give you 50 points for the modified vehicles and the walker, so that makes it 194 points total. Wicked. Awesome job Millsy!