You wouldn’t know it from the contents of this blog, but I’ve been playing BattleTech for almost as long as I’ve been playing Epic: at least thirty years now!
However, despite playing the occasional game, I haven’t expanded my (fairly modest) collection of ‘mechs in at least twenty years, and certainly haven’t painted any this side of the Millenium.
I was very fortunate to receive a copy of the new Beginner’s Box and an Inner Sphere Battle Lance as gifts. These contain some of the gorgeous new miniatures being produced by Catalyst Game Labs, which have inspired me to get more involved in the game: I’ve now painted the plastic ‘mechs in a consistent colour scheme and will be going back into my collection of old metal ‘mechs to strip and repaint them. My gaming BFF Mark and I went halves on a set of GeoHex tiles to create some gorgeous battlescapes for playing games on!
More pictures of the above ‘mechs below the fold.
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This is just an extraordinary model, and the perfect exemplar of just how damn good Games Workshop’s designers have become at sculpting using modern techniques. This miniature literally could not have existed five years ago!
It was also surprisingly easy to paint to a level that I didn’t think I’d achieve given the amount of effort I put in. It’s not much more than a zenithal basecoat with a rattle can, some pin washes, and a bit of drybrushing.
More pictures below the fold.
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One of GW’s special store anniversary models. A fantastic pose, which was nice and easy to customise with the Salamanders upgrade sprue. I think I finished this chap in a single sitting!
These are the last of the Salamanders models painted for me by The Unrelenting Brush. As with some of the other models, I added decals and flames once I got the models back.
This is the second unit of knights for House Malinax – and, for a change, they’ve been painted by me!
The Unrelenting Brush did a great job of this model. I particularly love the flame effect on the shield. I added the flames on the shoulder pads and the decals after I got the model back.
These Bladeguard Veterans were painted by Darren from Burning Beard Studios.
The Bladeguard Ancient was painted by The Unrelenting Brush. I added the flames and decal to the shoulder pad after I got it back.
This is two five-man Assault Intercessors squads, painted by Darren of Burning Beard Studios. As with the other models he painted for me, he’s added some 3D-printed accessories to make them distinctive. I really like the helmet on this sergeant:
Two of the characters from the Indomitus box set painted by The Unrelenting Brush. I have lots of Overlords but I really like this model – like the Royal Warden, it’s a very macho pose, and a lot more intimidating than the other versions of this character.
These models have been languishing in my “pile of shame” for no less than seven years, so I was very happy that Darren from Burning Beard Studios did such a good job on them. He added some 3D-printed bits to make them a unique squad.