The Emperors' finest are all finished up. After completing the troopers, I finished up their ride as well. Although the Penal Squad doesn't have a dedicated transport (they could board during the game though), I had to build this to fullfill my vision of how they would get to the battlefield: in the cage.
This is what I started with
and this is what it looks like now.
the back, with extra jerry cans
This red thing with the power cable going down, is a little fluff that I thought up. It's a laser, which becomes active when people move through it's field of view (like climbing out..). It shoots out a near lethal dose of energy. You can see diagonally across I built another one. The convicts don't mess around with these things.
This thing is pretty torn up from the years of service driving criminals to the front lines..here's the holding area. You can also see the lasers a little better in this image.
I painted it white and washed chestnut ink over it. After that dried a light dry brush of boltgun metal which makes it all look pretty realistic.
Once I positioned the actual penal squad in and around this chimera, the picture really came alive:
Here are some of the men inside..
The drivers job is simple: keep driving, ignore the insults and don't look back
I realized that I have been painting the Bishkek 2nd since February of 2009. I don't have much to show for it but here it is: (the Valkyrie didn't fit in this cubby).
I played my first game in over 8 months with it this weekend...I lost but it was great fun.