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Building an IKRPG Steamjack

I’ve been looking at the front cover of Iron Kingdoms Urban Adventure for ages now trying to work out the best way to build the steamjack on it. It finally occured to me that there aren’t any Privateer Press ‘Jacks that look sufficiently like it to just by one and do a little converting and that I would have to do most of the work myself.​I did identify that the head and neck area has most in common with the old classic Cygnar Charger so that is where I started. After c […]

I’ve been looking at the front cover of Iron Kingdoms Urban Adventure for ages now trying to work out the best way to build the steamjack on it. It finally occured to me that there aren’t any Privateer Press ‘Jacks that look sufficiently like it to just by one and do a little converting and that I would have to do most of the work myself.

​I did identify that the head and neck area has most in common with the old classic Cygnar Charger so that is where I started.

After cutting away the oh too tiny legs and grafting on a new bulky pair
I then needed to created the larger arm ball mounts for the new size ‘Jack. Would you believe that the perfect size hemisphere is the inside of the wrist joint on the Dire Troll Mauler kit. So I created a putty cast of the inside with a loop of wire inside to help remove it afterwards and to act as pins to attach it to the body and the fitted them once they were dry.

​Lastly for now was trimming down some Cygnar Minuteman arms to fit (as they are the only double open fist light ‘Jack arms in the game and I want this to be versatile for Role Play) and blue tacking them on for a photo.

​Next up will be building up the torso and finding some new smoke stacks.

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