Heavy Gear, its been a weakness of mine for a while, I like the idea of gritty sci-fi stompy mechs. I have picked up a few Gears cheaply on Ebay but I never really jumped into HG as the Dream Pod minis are expensive. When I saw the HG Kickstarter I jumped in at a modest level, I was delighted when it took off so dramatically. The kickstarter arrived not long ago with a box full of mech kits. Its been fun building up the armies. It has, however, restarted another itch...
A Votex Landcruiser from DP9, the Vortex is a full-on fleet carrier for use in the equatorial badlands on Terra Nova. I really like the idea of a model landship as a patrol base to use in campaign driven scenarios. Why? well, I saw this on Starship Modeler
This is a scratch-built gear-scale Vortex Class Land cruiser model, its HUGE!
However, while I can admire the gear-scale vortex, there is no way I'm going to build something like that, I need a smaller-ship that can actually fit in my gaming space. More like this, a Destroyer-class ship
But while a Destroyer, is OK for troops its not too great for carrying gears or aircraft. Instead, what I need is an Escort Carrier. Fortunately, inspiration struck and after a bit of careful Ebay-ing a parcel arrived from the UK. One CVE Landship proxy, a Captain Scarlet Skybase.
As a bonus the control tower opens to reveal a command space which is as close enough for 15mm as you get for a toy.
This was all great, until mini-me minor found out about it and wigged out over how amazing its is... ...Mini-me major arrived later and the pair of them are running carrier ops off it as I type.
Mmmm, looks like I'll have to ask the kids if I can have my toys back so I can have a play with it myself =8-)
As a note, we see one of Armies Army's VTOLs on deck, we don't normally play with unpainted toys, but the kids think these are cool and wanted to play with them