Saturday 29 August 2015

1st Jaguar Guards Command Star "Ryoken" Mech

Thanks to a few days off I found plenty of time to spend it on the table, painting more figures. The "Ryoken" is the next one finished for my 1st Jaguar Guards Command Star. The miniature is the old Ral Partha sculpt.




Thursday 27 August 2015

1st Jaguar Guards Command Star "Mad Cat" Mech

This plastic Citytech "Mad Cat" (Timberwolf) is the first tester for the scheme I am going to paint my 1st Jaguar Guard Stars in.
According to Camospecs the Mechs of Beta Galaxy are painted in "a multilayered grey camouflage consisting of horizontal streaks, meant to represent a mist. Bloodnamed warriors paint large felid eyes on the torso of their 'Mechs, and may even add other felid features as well. Kills are marked by smaller pairs of eyes placed randomly on the 'Mech, though some warriors have taken to placing them near the weapons which delivered the final blow. The Elementals of Beta Galaxy have been seen in both this scheme and the traditional jaguar spot camo."
I wasn't sure about the "felid eyes" part. I looked at the painted examples provided on Camospecs and I did not really like that feature of the scheme, so I left it off.

Also, thinking of Luthien being the capital world of the Draconis Combine, cityfighting would more or less take place no matter what and that lead me to the conclusion that I could turn the "streaks representing mist" into a nice urban camo pattern.

Camospecs also painted the cockpit glass in blue which to me didn't make the most aggressive of all invading clans look as menacing as I would imagine them. I therefore turned those into an evil and dangerous looking red tone. I hope you like it.

Otomo Command Lance finished, group shot

I just realised how low the quality of the group shot was that I took of my Otomo Command Lance. So, for all of you out there here is a better one (actually it is even two) ;-)

From left to right:
Tai-i (= Captain) Kasugai Chisei in an "Orion"
Tai-sa (= Colonel) Oda Hideyoshi in a "Battlemaster"
Tai-i (= Captain) Suzuki Hitoshi in a "Marauder"
Sho-sa (= Major) Minimida Yosuke in an "Awesome"

Monday 24 August 2015

"Trojan Horses" (Luthien Scenario Pack): 1st Jaguar Guards Command Star

With the Otomo Command Lance finished, I am going to paint up the Command Star of the 1st Jaguar Guards next.
With help of the community in the Battletech forum I was also able to decide whether the 1st Jaguar Guards are going to be part of Alpha or Beta Galaxy. Most sources claim them to be with Beta which will lead them to be painted in the scheme of the "Mistweavers". Unfortunately there are some inconsitencies with the lore in the older FASA book. :-/

The Star is a mix of 5 Omni Mechs of various weight class and consists out of two old Citytech plastics and three Ral Partha pewter figures.

Left to right:
Loki (Hellbringer), Daishi (Dire Wolf), Vulture (Mad Dog), Timberwolf (Mad Cat), Ryoken (Stormcrow)

Sunday 23 August 2015

Otomo Command Lance "Battlemaster" Mech

Finished off the Battlemaster mech this weekend. The Command Lance for my Otomo Regiment is completed and I can now concentrate on assembling and painting the first Clan troops as their opposing force.

Sunday 16 August 2015

Otomo Command Lance "Orion" Mech

Since yesterday was a holiday in this region I had plenty of time to paint again. It was enough to get the Orion done. This leaves me with only one more figure to go to finish the Command Lance.

The Orion is one of the plastic miniatures that came with Citytech (2nd Edition).

Anyways, here are the pictures:

Sunday 9 August 2015

Otomo Command Lance "Marauder" Mech

Just another Mech finished over the weekend. This time the Command Lance's "Marauder". The figure is a two-part plastic "unseen" figure from the old 3rd Edition box.


Flat black scheme with golden flames has grown to me. I love it! What do you think?

Monday 3 August 2015

Otomo Command Lance "Awesome" Mech

"Awesome" Battlemech

My very first Classic Battletech miniature: an "Awesome" Mech for my Otomo Regiment of House Kurita. They use a flat black scheme with golden ornaments. I figured stylized flames could not be wrong on a Mech serving the Dragon himself. :-) Enjoy!

Yes, I know: some moldlines are still visible. Damn 25th anniversary boxed set plastics aren't exactly high quality...