In today's post, I will focus on the aircraft involved in the battle. First up are a pair of Warrior H-7C VTOLs fielded by the Skondia Militia. Notice that they have been modified to represent the long range missile versions of the Warrior by having their AC-2s removed and replaced with LRM-10s.
Boomerang Spotter Plane in the colors of the 14th Legion of Vega. In the battle for Skondia, this little unarmed vehicle will be calling in artillery fire from four Long Toms three kilometers away in support of the Draconis Combine mechs on the ground in the battle. This was a tough little bugger to put together...very small with multiple parts. I ended up fashioning my own polls to hold the small front wings, because what came with the miniature were too small and bent.
Karnov is a light cargo transport capable of hauling six tons of cargo. Like the Warrior helicopters above, this Karnov is part of the Skondia militia. I stayed with the colors of the militia (light blue with red and green highlights) with the exception of the desert flecktarn covering all of the aircraft’s upper surfaces. I thought that this break from the Lyran Commonwealth's color scheme could be explained by aircraft's current environment coupled with a temporary duty assignment with special operations...or something like that.
I almost forgot to show these photos off. Unfortunately for the Karnov, it is a target worth a lot of victory points to the Draconis Carbine force in the battle. So, suspecting that it will likely be destroyed, I made a destroyed version of the Karnov that can be placed on the tarmac as it was evacuating non-essential personnel from the base. Iron Wind Metals was so kind to send me a whole new Karnov model when I discovered that the one I had bought was missing several parts. So, with the extra parts, some metal flecks, plastic, and paint I made a destroyed version of the above model.
Thank you again for looking in. I hope you are enjoyng the photos.