Thursday, 26 February 2015

Astra Militarum Hydra - Royal Kaylan Lancers

Finally finished my Hydra for the Lancers Regiment, quad autocannons are cool no matter how indifferent the rules are!

It's a nice kit, although definitely needs painting in sub assemblies, no matter how tempting it is to go ahead and glue it all together, my only complaint is the general laziness of its design In regards to the Wyvern, the mortar tank that can be built instead. In my opinion changing the ammo boxes and lopping off the barrels does not make for a convincing light artillery piece. However there have been some interesting conversions popping up on the net recently that have have piqued my interest in getting another one of these kits at some point.

You can't really see it on the close up photo, but I tried to do a bit of freehand on the targeting display with slightly disappointing results, it's definitely something I need to practice more. 

After work and parenting I'm only left with a couple of hours hobby time every week so getting the hydra done has taken me a lot longer than I would have liked! Hopefully not such a big gap till the next post!