Saturday, 31 December 2011

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

Based upon the unseen Mech design, primarily for scouting and recon. This was a multi-part resin kit, based upon a scratchbuilt Mech. The N-scale community demanded copies, so the creator got his scratchbuilt custom Locust casted - and I was happy to obtain two of them.
Armed with only a Martel Medium Laser and two Sperry-Browning MGs, it cannot withstand any other Mech for a long time, but that's not its purpose in the first place.

I based the Locust on some rocky surface to increase the height slightly.

I wanted a striding pose, just as in the old FASA artwork of the TRO 3025.

The Locust is currently the smallest Mech used within the Inner Sphere.

A tiny, filigrane little BattleMech - I just love that thing.


Dangerous Brian said...

Very very nice.

Dan said...

Very nice looking Mech, well done.

Unknown said...

A locust!
One of my all-time favourite Mechs!

Nice color-scheme and accurate paintjob.

Mech Dude said...

Came out great, I have a copy as well but it's in really rough shape. Did you have to do a ton of clean up work to get yours like this?

I'm wondering if maybe I just got a really bad cast.

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

@Mech dude: No, the cast is as good as the master was. The master was a kit-bash made of Mechwarrior Dark Age parts from which they made copies. There was plenty of cleaning involved and it still could be a lot better. Well, I got another one (for Kurita), we'll see how this one turns out.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to confirm that this mini is N-scale. Also, I know this is an old post, but is there any chance I can find info on this still? I scoured the internet looking for any trace of it and came up empty handed. Any help would be much appreciated.

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

I don't know. I do not believe that there are any further copies of it apart from those that were sold years ago.