At the back end of last year, I was lucky enough to win a converted land pilot courtesy of Scotia Grendel. The model was a very nice conversion by Elton Waters of an Urban War figure.
I painted her up as a pilot or crew member for my Orange Star Line corporate faction, with the orange and blue colour scheme.
The figure itself was heavily converted from the original land pilot:
Elton removed the shoulder pads and forage cap, and added a bandana, scarf, and resculpted the trousers. I made one small addition, by putting a little insignia badge on her left arm.
Thanks very much to Scotia Grendel for the figure!
Of course, I keep on talking about the Orange Star Line as an interstellar trading corporation, but I hadn't yet provided them with any transport. That's all now changed as I've painted up the shuttle Lysa for their use.
The Lysa is one of thousands of stubby CMT 'Comet' class shuttles. These blocky and robust workhorses perform dozens of flights across the Orange Star shipping lanes - between hauliers, transporting crew to dock leave, as well as small shipments of goods.
Most Orange Star Line shuttles are easily identified by their striking orange and blue livery and prominent corporate badge.
I made the Lysa by adapting a pre-release prototype kit of the MK I Cobra L.A.S by Nexus Miniatures. The Cobra had been sitting for about 18 months without me working out what to do with it - I liked its size, but not the retro 1960s stylings. My solution in the end was to turn it upside down and back to front. The blunt engine housing became my new cockpit, and I added turbines to the cockpit to make a new engine section. I also cut down the rear landing gear mechanism to account for a change in height.
|Nexus Miniatures MK I Cobra LAS.|
|Pilot Scotia blasts away as the servitors load the Lysa under fire from local crime scum.|