Playing EPIC in 28mm.

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

ASL Manticores

These are kits from Models and Minis.  I got one as a Christmas present from a friend and then ordered another two to make a troop.  To say that they had a long and tortuous journey from Texas to Oxfordshire would be an understatement, but that's international lockdown postal dis-services for you.

The castings are clean, the resin is solid with no occlusions.  These ones in particular require one to shave the lines off of the inside of the chimera track sides to accommodate the chassis plate, but if you cannot figure that out, you're possibly not the kind of person who buys aftermarket kits in the first place. 

I tried to be clever painting the separate missile warhead piece; I sprayed it black, natch, then masked the base area with maskol and sprayed the missile cones yellow.  The maskol took some of the undercoat off and now they need a bit more work to make ready.  

Once they're done the missile bits can be glued in place and happy days, some artillery for the ASL. 

This is not field artillery, so doesn't really fit with how I envision (and have built) the army.  But there is a GW manticore in the Cadian section, so there is precedent, and I'm not going to worry about it too much.  


  1. Huzzah! They finally got there!!

  2. Oohhhh those look fantastic. Great to see a fully painted example.


  3. Pretty impressive looking and I really like the yellow choice.

    The profile of these things is pretty tall though - would be tricky to hide this troupe behind a shallow hill.