There are some factions and builds that still survive in transmuted forms from years back, which I like, and some heavily improved builds that need rephotographing (not least because I can do pictures properly now). I'll start off by posting builds, there are about 6-8 figs in each faction (although I prefer to make stuff for the sake of it rather than to pad out specific armies) which may come later. These descriptions are lifted from where I posted them on flickr a while back. I know, I'm a dirty traitor but I like the way it makes you post stuff as individual builds in their own right without having to tie them down to a specific group.
Some tiny one man tanks from the generic eastern "honorabu samurai " guys- they still don't have a proper name.
The Lel - No is the first of the Empire's one-man-tanks. In imperial doctrine a serviceman's worth is measured in terms of honour, which can only be proven in battle. After an engagement a tank crew of multiple members was liable to squabble over the distribution of honour from the tank's success.
Duels resulting from these disputes would often incur greater casualties than the battle itself, thus designs for single-crew tanks were commissioned. The first of these was the versatile but underpowered Lel - No light tank. It's compact nature meant that the engine had to be fitted externally, as there was no room inside after the ammunition, suspension and communication equipment was allocated.
Do you even teal bro?
The Fu - No is the second single crew tank produced by the empire, after issues of personal honour made larger vehicles difficult to operate. Katanas were stowed in easy reach of the crew should the urge to "Drive me closer, I want to hit them with my sword!" arise.
A light machine gun is also provided, but normally used only when the katana breaks.
I redid the infantry too, (there's more of them).
And then we have the generic unscrupulous capitalist "give us your oil" guys. Some of the backgrounds from here are orange because I wanted them to be fighting in a desert, having watched a playthrough of the game Journey. Again, I have some uniformed figs for these guys.
A cruiser tank for cruising through the desert.
6 Rad armoured scouty patrolly vehicle, for cruising through the desert faster. Sort of inspired by submarine conning towers, and 6-Rad comes from german armoured cars in ww2 (for 6 wheels).
Inspired a little by bleywatch.
...I wanted to see if I could make a traincar like these, but then I realised I had no train wheels. So I made a ghetto caravan-Despite recent budget cuts, the border police of the fertile "Orange Dessert" stand ready to keep narcotics in, and smugglers out.
Old elephant tanks. The red one has been posted before towards the end of the last thread, but the yellow one in the back is newer. Note rockets.
Some more things you've seen before and a big turret thing. Also generic baddy with a tophat.
Lastly, a more recent build:
I'm the best at stickers.A member of the Orange Dessert Air Force preparing to takeoff for a sortie patrolling his bountiful homeland's borders. Nobody comes or goes unallowed under the watch of this pilot and his Fanny-Bandit strike fighter.
Dissidents would suggest that the "mental stress" of repeatedly obliterating hopeful emigrants on the open steppes forces pilots to turn to depressants before flights. This is preposterous, as the drugs issued to pilots are all stimulants or hallucinogens.
Fanny-Bandit Serial n. 420