Well, its taken a few years, but it sounds like Bolt Action is finally getting going around here. Rob has 'narrowed it down to 3 armies' (down from 5) meaning by the end of the decade he ought to be close to picking a faction. Screech has built a Tamiya 1/48th scale wirbelwind and also assembled about a squad or so...I think. Neverness has a Sherman Firefly in progress, Kushial has mentioned interest (in his latest post as it turns out!), and there are two guys at the FLGS (one a somewhat recent addition, the other returning after a considerable absence) who have 1k armies already built and ready to go! My 500 points of Quar (British) are ready to go once I reread the rules again. Aside from myself, two others in our group are also pondering Weird War II with non-human armies, so all-in-all, it looks good!
With that in mind, I finally finished building my Quar tank today. Originally I intended to use it as a Firefly, but instead decided on an early war (1940-Fall of France/BEF) army. As such, I yanked out the Firefly barrel with the intent to use it as a Matilda Mk I only to find that I lacked any sort of suitable HMG for it. Rummaging thru the bitz box, I found a cool looking (if over-sized) bit to use.
|Do all miniature companies make their tank hatches too small? Seriously, how are these chubby little guys supposed to crawl in there? Then there's the issue of the curiously narrow hull-turret...|
|The Quar Matilda Mk I. Edit: The more I look at that gun barrel, the less I like it, so expect that to be changed in a future post.|
|Apparently the Quar aren't nocturnal (unlike Ant Eaters/Aardvarks) resulting for the need of this huge headlight!|
|Land mines could be a serious problem considering this engine/fuel tank bit from Curious Constructs. Amusingly, its the most detailed bit of this conversion, even though when the turret is on, it is largely hidden from view.|