Way back at Adepticon 2016, I got to the Hawk booth too late for special edition models. I still wanted to throw them some money, and I was taking some classes on weathering techniques. I decided to put the two together, and picked up my first Resistance models, the new (at the time) Thunder Wagons.
Of course, I left them in their package for many months. Even after I actually started Resistance, these guys didn’t make the initial cut. Now, I’ve finally gotten around to them.
The rockets turned out a bit fresher looking than I had intended. The look dusty, rather than truly ancient. On the other hand, I’m not sure a really rusted out shell could be expected to fly. So maybe I can get away with declaring it intentional.
I had bought myself a second Resistance starter for theLifthawks. So while I was at it, I painted up the second set of gun wagons (in muted tones, to be distinguishable) and Kraken.
The lack of light dropships for Resistance really limits the mobility of infantry. If an objective is found, I don’t really want to dust off with a whole Lifthawk. With a drill deployed midfield, the Jackson APC can drop off the infantry underground.
I painted the body a bright off-white. The black and brown oil wash I’ve been using on resistance really dirtied it up nicely. I used the same paints I got for Team Yankee tank tracks on the side tracks of the drill. I think I might need to go back and do the same for other Resistance tracks.
Just about all the missions in Team Yankee use objectives. You can use a piece of acrylic, but scenic is more fun, provided you don’t lose it in the scenery.
The Bannon’s Boy’s US starter came with a command vehicle resin objective that I left in the box at first. I actually decided to use it as a test model when I restarted production, to figure out the camo pattern and weathering. The camo is a little goofy as a result.
When buying the bases for my infantry, I needed a bit more to get to the free shipping threshold. I found this objective, which while intended for WWII, seemed appropriate enough, and matched the infantry objectives.
I actually don’t remember adding this to the order, but it came with the shed above. It’s pretty WWIIy, so I painted the wood grey to look like it might still be standing. My least favorite of the set.
This one is probably my favorite of the set. It’s the most creative, in that I did more than add a bedroll or two to an existing molded objective. The base is from Kerr and King, like the infantry bases and last two objectives. The truck is from Skytrex. It’s metal, so the objective is super heavy. Finally, I added the barrels and crates to give it a bit more life. The truck barely fits on the base, but I like the result.