Sunday, 14 August 2022

15mm BT Raven, Jenner and Locust

 Hi guys

My 3D printer has sat quiet for about a year, I’ve done a lot of the printing I had wanted to do, and have piles of resin to paint, but I have always wanted to add nice “correct” mechs to my 15mm battletech project, so I powered her up, unfortunately I had stopped printing with a burnt out LCD, so my first print, a Raven failed, I’ll use that for a downed mech terrain piece, but my next 2 have turned out OK, a Jenner and locust.

So the plan is to do all my light mechs, then medium, heavy and assault, ultimately I’d like 1 of every type I can get an stl of, that will take years, so my first goal is to do the Jenner, Locust, raven, assassin, flea, Urbie, firestater, Panther, spider, commando and a Vulcan, then I’ll move to mediums, yes only inner sphere to start with. 

Pictured with 6mm mechs and some 15mm infantry for scale, I increased the file by %300, because most of my 15mm stuff is actually 18mm. 

I’ll be painting 3 groups, Kurita, Steiner and a merc company with individual paint schemes based on the MW5 hero mech schemes, when I get to clan mechs, jade falcon, if I can get 4 lights, mediums and heavies for each force I’d be pretty happy with that. 

Sunday, 3 July 2022

Leaving comments

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Apologies for not replying to comments, my blog is telling me I need to sign in through google to leave a comment, I’m signed in, but still can’t leave a comment, maybe an iPad thing. 

Saturday, 2 July 2022

6mm Battletech, a new project

 Hi guys

Haven’t posted for a while, but I intend to do regular updates from now on, I played a few games of Battletech in the 90s and liked it, but never invested, it was always on the periphery of my mind, and has come into focus through the PC game Battletech and MW5, I made a few BT mechs in 15mn which is my preferred scale for sci-fi, I always felt the metal BT mechs were a little anemic, thin legs etc, I 3D printed a few and they are nice, but then I found catalyst games plastic mechs and I’m hooked, have gone on a bit of a spending spree and now have at least 1 of most of the mechs they make, I’ll split them into, Steiner, Kurita, Jade falcon, an 2 x mercenary forces, I’ve started out with some test paints for Kurita and the 2x merc groups.

Kurita - just went with a generic black/red scheme, all markings are hand painted, I may change the scheme a little for future addition, some all black with red highlights, others all red with black highlights, these are 90% finished.

Merc group 1- purple/sand this is based on 1 of my MW5 campaign schemes, these mechs are all 3D printed, they are pretty nice, especially the Atlas and Annihilator, but their details are a little shallower than the plastic mechs, all markings except the numbers are hand painted, 90% finished

Merc group 2 - another MW5 scheme of mine, this one I gave each mech their own colour scheme, there’s still a lot of work to do on these, only the nightstar and thunderbolt even have their basic colour scheme done, the others are really only in their undercoat/basecoat phase.