Steampunk Mechanica


Steam Wars Game

I have been a bit tardy in posting details of bigger games played recently, but I do get around to it eventually. Mr Steinberg and I played out a decent sized Steam Wars game with his US Navy making an airborne assault against my Mechanica force. Mr Steinberg has built up quite an armada of steampunk flying ships from Blotz, and they have plenty of deck space for transporting his troops. To counter the threat, The Mechanica had a new weapon, the OW81 Air Superiority Aether-Jet Fighter, armed with a substantial node mounted Gattling Cannon. The US Navy narrow barge can carry a squad into the thick of the action, and there were a couple of these, each flanking the main twin hulled flyer. The larger twin hulled flyer can easily carry a couple of units, I think it would be possible to get a least four six man squads onto the deck of this thing if needed. Once the Skyships had made it most of the way across the table, it was time for the ground offensive, the troops rappel from the flying ships to deploy into

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Adventures In Airbrushing

After many year of thinking about and wondering if the investment would be worth it, I have finally purchased a compressor to see what I can do with it. I sprayed a few bit of paper and then decided to have a go at undercoating something I was not going to be worried about if it all went horribly wrong. So to start with I picked on a fair sized lump of plastic with the intention of just undercoating it in Vallejo Air Gun Metal. I selected my Mantic Tunneller as it does not need to have a clean finish. Once I got started, I realised that spraying Gun Metal onto a grey model means it is quite difficult to see where the paint is actually going… I then did a few bits black, which it means it is much easier to see where the paint is going… First results were okay, I will have to get more practice in. I picked out the detail by hand and finished off with a bit of drybrushing.

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