Thursday, December 22, 2011

Imperial Styx Pattern Breaching Pod

Welcome to the 1st post on my blog, it´s been quite a while since I opened this blog but rest assured from now on you´ll see regular updates of projetcs and WIP of my work.

To start with here is something I build a little ago in April 2011: the Styx Pattern Breaching Pod. Since I always liked the idea of tunneling devices in the Imperial guard like the Termite, then not so long ago forgeworld came up with a breaching drill. So I wanted to have something simelar for my Imperial Guard army and came up with this. It is inspired by modern drill heads e.g. used for oil search and features three rotating seperate drills. The rest of the Styx pattern drill is inspired by WW2 German mini-submarines (Hecht, Seehund) and some movies.

Fluff: The Styx Pattern drill uses its forward heavy duty drill to tunnel and is propelled forward by three seperate tracks. Melta Cannons mounted on the sides deal with dense rocks or nasty heavy armoured opponents on the surface. The Styx pattern drill is crewed by two crew men (driver and engineer) and has a small cabin rear mounted to carry a few grenadiers directly into battle.

Below are some WIP shots. The body was made from an antiperspirant can which had this nice interesting shape. The rest is some plastic card, green stuff and milliput, hope you like it!

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