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Thursday, 2 February 2012

Tomorrow's War meets Battletech: House Davion's "Zeus" painted

The pride of the Lyran Commonwealth, the ZEU-6S "Zeus", is the latest addition to my growing Davion forces. Some of the Mechs have found their way into House Davion's service.

Apart from the base this is an unmodified out-of-the-box built Ral Partha Europe Museum Scale "Zeus" Mech to add more heavy-weight fighting power to my Davion battleforce. As it is made from pewter it indeed is "heavy" :-p
The arm-mounted Coventry Star Fire LRM-15 system gives the heavy machine a hard punch over long distances.

The torso-mounted energy-based weapon systems include the Defiance B3M Medium Laser system (center) and a larger Thunderbolt A5M Laser system (left torso). These give the Zeus a really destructive output over medium and close ranges. The decals are from Fighting Pirannha Graphics.

Note the House Davion "Federated Suns" emblem on the right knee pad and the antennas I have added to the cockpit. I really like the TRO 3025 look of the Zeus - especially this mean shot of the "business end" of the large war machine :-)

The rear of the Mech shows various ports of the heat sinks. All panel lines were washed using thinned black oil paint.

The Zeus main weapon of choice: a Defiance Autocannon (AC/5).


Off to paint more Mechs now. Stay tuned!


5 comments:

winttrix said...

looks good Sgt.

Emmett

Thomas said...

Nice to see someone still sticking to the good old Battletech-System.

The color scheme reminds me of our old chapter, the "Günzburg Igels" (Rasalhague)

Keep it going!

Best regards,
Thomas

Donogh McCarthy said...

Great work Chris - big fan of the Zeus as well!

Nick Grant said...

Really nice!

Monty said...

Great stuff!