For those not in the know, VASA was an army created for the Void wargame. The game fell out of fashion after the company imploded several years ago, and it was possible to pick up a lot of the stuff for next to nothing. These days, the minis are in production by Scotia Grendel, though I prefer to get reinforcements via ebay and trades. While nobody around here plays Void, There are a number of generic minis games I'd like to get people into like WarEngine and the (possible) reincarnation of Vor.
Anyway, I pulled out the lot last night in the hope that I might get inspired to do something with it all.
That's not quite all of it, considering that VASA can also field militia forces (I think there's another 4 trays worth of those around here somewhere). To do a bit of a breakdown, we have
Black Legion, marks I and II, Archangels, and Shuriken Guard, all of which have wings or somesuch. There's also
Shoguns (giant power armor) plus another dozen Shuriken Guard.
Here, we have the suppressors I mentioned previously
plus their own mechas. The smaller models are the 1/144 scale ones from the Tin Man post, while the box behind it has a 1/100 scale version.
These are some Gundam kits I found recently. In addition to being cheap, they also fit nicely with the stylings of the Shogun suits...
... though I'm not planning on setting these up like cheerleaders.
So as you can see from these photos, there's a few models yet to build, ignoring all of the painting and mini prep yet to do. The Shogun-style stack alone looks like this:
So, to get to things, I've decided to start working on these Gundam kits. Popping open one of the boxes, we get the following:
It turns out that this is another snap-together kit like the Sumos (why didn't they make snap-tite kits like this when I was a kid?), but I'm planning on gluing it together for strength. It's also a 20 year old kit, so some of the details are a little on the soft side. I have a couple of adjustments in mind, filing off some bits and carving in others. Stay tuned, and we'll see if I can get another update in before another 6 months passes!