The G.I. Joe Combat Jet Skystriker [XP-14F] was first released boxed in U.S. toy stores in 1983.
This fighter jet was one of the most iconic vehicles used by GI Joe. It appeared frequently in the cartoon series. Since I never had the toy, I'll now make me a 28mm version.
The purchase from eBay arrived by mail, and the Joe's started inspection immediatelly. You never know if Cobra sabotaged anything...
It is now clear that I'll have to buy me some cans of spraypaint. It's crazy to paint this with small paint pots.
But how to use airplanes and fighter jets in Necromunda? Well, in order to be able to use these magnificent scale models, I made up some houserules (toco.be/homerules).
You can buy an asset between fights. Each asset can only be used once. If you want to use it more than once then you have to buy multiples. You can then use the asset at anytime during your turn. When using the asset, place the scale model on the table (just for fun and making great pictures). Remove the model when dice are rolled and results are applied.
Airstrike (100 credits) You may land a Missile of your choice anywhere on the table. Use the scatter dice. Do not use the scatter dice if the landing spot is in line of sight of one of your gang members in Overwatch status OR when you use your "Live Satellite Image" asset.
Napalm Strike (150 credits) Fire one Flamer shot from any top level on the table.
Live Satellite Image (100 credits) Remove all enemy Hidden counters and you may now reroll each single dice once during your turn.
Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:55 pm
When I started this GI Joe project for Necromunda I was searching for certain models and parts to create the famous toy soldiers.
Now it's more the other way around. I see a certain miniature and then think: hey, that guy looks like X from GI Joe.
That's why I added Big Boa and Raptor to the team:
The small falcon comes from the The Battle of Five Armies game.
I need to add Dreadnocks to form another faction. Here's Zandar and his sister Zarana. They both still lack their pink hair dye.
I never really liked this toy soldier. But then I found a 28mm version of Lightfoot (and added some antenna's to his head). He's one of the Necromunda team now too.
Road Pig is based on a Mage Knight miniature. I added a brick that came from a HeroClix miniature to his weapon. He is put on a scenic base to elevate him a little bit because the Mage Knight miniature was a little bit too small.
The Iron Grenadier is a warrior from i-Kore's Void 1.1 game. I still have to glue his dagger (from a Napoleontic game) to his waist.
I have 6 more Iron Grenadiers. So I need Destro and the Baroness to lead those gangers. (Image above.)
Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:25 am