After the release of the new Imperial Guard Codex (AKA: Astra Millta-whatsit) some valuable anti air support was finally made available. And with my FLGS having a sale, i grabbed 2 Hydras for £22 each! The first of which goes to my Vostroyan Firstborn.
Pretty easy assembly, nice kit to put together. Only problem is that it goes with a generic Guard gunner and spotter. That just wont do for the Firstborn.
I've got a tonne of spare Vosties lying around, so i picked this guy as my gunner. He was originally a loader for a Mortar team. I hacked off the mortar shell and his arms (these were metal minis remember!) and made a start on the re sculpt. No im no sculptor, so im doing this is small stages. All i really need to do is rebuild the front body armour. I'll be using the Cadian arms that come with the Hydra.
This guy has the task of being the loader/spotter. He's holding what could pass as Hydra ammo, so he'll stay just as he is!
I think this will look great when its done! More on this soon.