I know, I said that I would like to have finished with Imperial Guard before year ended, but it seems quite impossible task. Anyway, let's advance a little. Today, the Valkyrie aircraft.
Another aspect of my obssesive way to understand the personalization of my minis is related to the interior of vehicles. See what I mean:
|Yes, that white thing is the first-aid kit. It seems that everybody forgets abot that and I belive it's essential in any transport!|
|That was a (failed) attempt of red light flashing. Not ready for jumping out yet!|
A sight of the interior, showing the aircraft in battle condition:
|You expected it clean? Get out to the field and let's see how long does anything keep clean|
The bench belongs to the Forge World resin kit with this wonderful crew:
|Elysian parachutists, recycled as an assault team for my Regiment|
|Amazingly detailed minis indeed|
The colour and identification system is just the same I've already shown you:
|Circles for Infantry, squares for armoured vehicles... Triangles suited well the aerial support|
|The door handle is not part of the kit, it's an improvisation of mine: just a staple glued to the door ;)|
I've become quite fond of detailing kits with little signs and indications, as they are part of real military vehicles. Caution signs, instructions and so.
|Decals which I painted over and tiny signs everywhere|
Not much improvisation on the cockpit, just painting the detailed interior:
|A real cockpit has way many more buttons, but what the hell, it's a sci-fi figure...|
|I placed a HUD to improve the model. It' just a little piece of transparent plastic with random signs painted on it :)|
As this is Warhammer 40,000, I couldn't put the signs in English. They are all in Gothic (plain Latin). So there's no "watch your step" but "cave pedes", and no "air intake" but "aeris ductus":
|I know you can't read them but believe me, they're there|
The final result is this:
Okay, this is it!
Have a nice end of 2012, we'll meet again in venturous '13. Happy new year!!