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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Tomorrow's War meets Battletech: House Kurita's "Atlas" WIP part 1

Time for an update. Had some time to paint due to being sick at home. :grin: It's not yet finished though....

I always wanted to finish one force before beginning to paint the next one - however, I just couldn't resist painting the mightiest of all Inner Sphere Mechs: The "Atlas". And boy, it is HUGE. :shock: 
 A sashimono (back banner) has been added, taken from a 1/72 Zvezda Samurai warrior. The Kurita crest is a decal, the kanji are written using a fineliner. The Sword Of Light regiment's warriors are strictly following the code of the Samurai - as such, I wanted them to look a little like their ancient forefathers. The shoulders looked a little empty so I added a cherry-blossom painting on both sides.

 A little bit of warning decals here and there to break up the overall red appearance. Back details of the fusion reactor core and heat sinks.

 I wasn't sure if the strictly red paintjob of the Sword Of Light regiment will please me at the size of an N-scale Mech, but now as the job is nearly done, I really like the look.

 The side reveals another detail bit I added: the Autocannon/20 barrel was extended with a barrel from a Wh40k Meltagun.
This kit is an (all-metal) so-called Museum Scale Mech from Ral Partha Europe. I converted it a little bit though, adding a few bits here and there.

3 comments:

Gowan James Ditchburn said...

that is so huge that even in 20mm it would be formidable. but in 15mm!!!!!!!!!!! send in the air-force

Arquinsiel said...

Is the back banner from the new Zvezda Art of Tactic game? I've been looking at those Samurai in the local model shop and wondering if they'd have a banner to fit the regular Hatamoto-Chi mini.

Chris M. aka "Sgt. Scream" said...

Dunno, mate. Its in 1/72 scale. Might be a tad too tall for CBT scale.