Saturday, 22 October 2016

SX18 Aurora stealth VTOL

In an effort to paint more vehicles, I decided to kick things off with this delightful little piece by ClearHorizon Miniatures.

Only a couple of inches long, it comes as a kit of a surprising 8 pieces. It's a bit fiddly to make, but well worth the effort. It comes with optional landing gear (increasing the parts to 11), which I opted to use because I don't see myself using this in anger, it'll be an objective or piece of scenery.

If you're thinking of using it as airpower, the only weapons are internal as evidenced by the holes in the fuselage just behind the cockpit.

So as a stealth VTOL, it felt natural to make it dark. I used purple and black as I was inspired by photos of  rather gothic wedding in Bakersfield, CA recently. (Congrats again Fred and Kris!)


  1. Nice work on the black. It's so easy to make it a sucking void of darkness, or an overally dusty highlighted appearance. You've hit an awesome spot in the middle.

    1. Thanks Dave. I find it particularly tricky on flat surfaces too, but I'm pretty happy with how this came out.