Sunday, 19 August 2012

House Kurita Lance Part 2

Hello again and here we go with the last two members for my House Kurita lance.

First up is a Thanatos, I've been reliably informed that this is more of a Davion mech but to be honest what's a little bit of salvage between hated enemies?

That and the Thanatos is usually one of my go-to mech's in MW4 so had to put it in:

Final member of the lance is a Thunderbolt, one of the best miniatures in the Battletech line in my humble opinion, although building it is an absolute pain in the proverbial:

Here's a shot of them together:

Finally a couple of shots of the entire lance:

Thanks again for having a look and comments welcome!

Thursday, 16 August 2012

House Kurita Lance Part 1

Quick update, my second Battlemech for my Kurita lance has now been finished - a reseen Longbow, sorry for the quality of the pictures, didn't get around to taking them until daylight left me!

The Longbow:

The Arbalest:

Finally, both of them together (I think this shot shows the colours more accurately):

Next up for the lance will be a Thanatos (currently awaiting its arrival) and possibly a Thunderbolt.

Thanks for having a look, comments welcome!

Sunday, 12 August 2012


Hello again and a slight change of scale for tonight's post: back to Battletech!

Whilst having a bit of a clear up, I came across the Battletech introductory boxed set from a few years ago (not the new one with the premium mech's, the one without) and decided to paint some of them up and repaint some of the rather lacking paint-jobs that they once had.

The mech's that come with the set are a bit hit or miss, some like the Quickdraw are pretty good whilst others like the Catapult are a bit soft on the detailing which is a shame.

When I initially bought the set I did pick up a few of the metal ones from Ral Partha Europe as well, some of which have been painted (badly) and some I've started to repaint - example a bit further down the page.

I decided to test paint a few different schemes and as I used to play Mechwarrior: Dark Age, I've gone with a few from that and also finished off a few mech's for a merc company.

So, first up the Mercenary test scheme:

Another shot of the Quickdraw:

A Zeus from the Stormhammer faction of MWDA:

Now the House Kurita battlemech test subjects:

Finally, one of the Ral Partha metals, my all-time favourite mech (introduced in MWDA), the Arbalest:

The paint scheme for the Arbalest is based entirely on the Dragon's Fury mech belonging to Danni Haag of the Ameterasu.

When I was actually playing MWDA, I took part in a local tournament using Danni as my main mech.  I played a game against a guy named Ian who was using a Ryoken II highlanders mech (can't remember the name off the top of my head) and had a fantastic back and forth fight that saw Danni eliminating the Ryoken, then being knocked into salvage in the very last attack of the game, unfortunately in Ian's deployment zone giving him the win.  Best game of MWDA that I ever had, even if I eventually lost!

Danni Haag has been a legend ever since!

Anyway, thanks for having a look, comments welcome!