Oh my... It´s been over a months since my last posting. Sometimes real life just gets in the way of hobbying. So I quite effectively skipped orctober - got one Ruglud´s trooper painted for that. Trying to get back into business with these IG Ratlings. Still two short of a squad but at least there´s something to prove I´m not finished yet.
Two snipers and a squad leader by the stripes he wears on his coat.
I general I suck at painting eyes but with these I´ve had at least some luck. They do look decent.
So two more and I can add this abhuman squad to my growing IG army.
This very short posting was done for one reason - the fact that there are now 100 models in the IG Bravo Company I´ve been building. I know - it´s orctober and I should be painting green skins but could not resist the temptation to get the force up to a three digit number.
A devastator trooper with missile launcher is #99 and my first ratling got the honor to be the 100th model in this company.
A closer look at the small chap. For once I got the eyes done pretty well.
There´s a strange little difference between the marine and IG Land Speeders of RT era.The marine driver seems to have both hands on controls while the rider is just riding along. And perhaps operating the weapon systems. But the IG crew is different. The driver has his right hand on a stick and the rider is using some sort of controls that looks like throttle with his left hand.
If we assume that a land speeder works like a light air craft then pitch and roll controlled with a stick. And speed/power with a throttle lever. In the marine speeder the logical set up could be that the pilot has the stick in his right hand and on the left side is the throttle. A pretty believable system.
But that IG speeder is a strange one. It would require one very skilled crew in my opinion to hand a system where one crew member controlls the stick and the other one the throttle.
And who uses those speeder weapons systems in that IG set up?
Even the fluff pictures show that IG uses two pilots while for marines the driver has all the controlls. And that top weapon is clearly steerable.
Here´s my desert scheme IG land speeder. The crew has a Judge Dredd wibe with those big visors of theirs.
Not much painting this september. Let´s hope orctober will be better...