A while ago, I mentioned that I had found a couple of starfighter kits very cheap and that these were perfectly-sized for 28mm miniature figures. I wrote a work-in-progress article, though at the time I didn't have any firm plans as to how the models should be finished. Well, the pair are now complete; here they are!
Klingon Attack Shuttles
As you can see from the picture above, I've painted these craft in Klingon livery. They've come out slightly dusty-looking; that's my varnish not working as well as I'd like. I'll just have to claim that they have frost forming on them due to the cold atmosphere of the planet on which they have landed.
The first model I built had the canopy glued in place, but I did something different for the second kit. The canopy on this model has a tab attached to the back of it; it can be slotted into position either open (see above) or closed (see below).
It took me quite a long time to paint the first fighter. This was not because they are in any way difficult, but rather because I dithered over the colour schemes; I took weeks to decide. Eventually I settled for a very dark green, with dusty green and red oxide details. Of course, the second model was much simpler as I didn't have to go through this again!
So, how will I use these shuttles? I've no idea, really. They could be static, ground decoration in pretty much any science fiction game, but they could also be suspended above a game table and used for ground support. I'm sure there are many other ways they could be employed as well...