A while back, I received a collection of leftovers, off-casts, and spares from Scotty at Combat Wombat with a request to, "See what I could do with them".
The collection of bits was pretty extensive and I managed to get a couple of hover scouts, the previous posted TARDS units and the shuttle above. I am not sure if the parts to make the shuttle were included on purpose, but I know that a similar craft had been cobbled together by Jason at Micropanzer and displayed on TMP at one point. Intended or not, I had to try to recreate the vehicle.
The engine pods that I used, Are from the ZHI-111 Chinese Lander model and and the main body is a a Grizzly Grav APC. I think the original Micropanzer vehicle used different engines, but I like the look of this combination. It has horsepower to it with those big intakes.
I wasn't too concerned with the parts being a bit nicked up and having some dings in them. First of all these were odd parts and not purchased kits. Secondly, I had put this thing together as a civilian, industrial shuttle. I see it flying survey crews around, picking up medical EVAC from work sites, or carrying management to inspections. It definitely has the look of a utility shuttle.
I am not sure how I'll end up painting it. I try to paint my stuff with a bit of a generic bent to it so it can be used across a wide variety of games. I know this makes my stuff a bit less specific, but I've got to make the gaming budget and space count.