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Sunday, 25 January 2015

HOTT, New Army Teaser Post

Last weekend, Colin and I attended BarnHott at the Lincombe Barn Wargames Club in Bristol. We had a fantastic time and when I can get my photos from phone to my ipad, I'll give you a flavour of the day.

Suffice to say, this has spurred me on to create yet more HOTT armies and whilst looking through my lead like for those 15mm Naploeonics I knew were there somewhere, I stumbled on an old, unfinished and unloved Imai model of Tracy Island I obtained from a charity shop probably 15 years earlier.

This gave me an idea.....what about a Thunderbirds army for HOTT? I know it's not new, I've seen one on the web, but it would be great fun and rude not to!

The plan was born.

Stronghold = Tracy Island (of course!)
1 x Airboat General - Thunderbird 5 (3AP)
1 x Behemoth  - the mole tunnelling machine (4AP)
1 x Lurker - Thunderbird 4 (1AP)
3 x Flyers - Thunderbirds 1, 2 & 3 (6 AP)
5 x Shooters - US Troops (10AP)

See below my work in progress.
Tracy Island made up of mdf base with foam board to create elevation and using two of the buildings from the Imai set. There are a couple of Palm trees to go on here when it's finished, too. Thunderbirds 1 & 3 are mounted on paper clips secured to mdf bases.
Another view of Tracy Island together with Thunderbirds 2 & 5.
Here's the scratch built Mole. Using an old Epic missile launcher vehicle with a scratch built tunnelling pod from the end of an old biro. The screw thread was masking tape cut very thinly and wound around  the point and the wheels were cut from p,attic tube and stuck to the sides.

The figures are a mixture of 10mm Wild Geese and Skytrex modern US infantry.

All are now under coated in matt White and ready for painting....I'll keep you updated as I go.