[BattleTech] The Clan Wait-vasion

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  • lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
    You are going to have to post a pic of the Yen-Lo-Wang because I am NOT googling that.

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    Ianator wrote: »
    Trying to decide if, when the new Lance Packs come out, I should paint a Centurion as the Yen-Lo-Wang.

    It's a pretty famous 'Mech but would that be too obvious?

    Ian, if you have the skill to pull it off, why not do it? I know I'd love to have a YLW painted appropriately.

    Also, you're such a tease. This is a much clearer view of the YLW's paint job, for reference.
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    Red M3nace wrote: »
    Have you ever worked with Bones? I don't find the price attractive enough to make up for the extra hassle.

    They're fine to paint, it's cleaning the mold lines that I find so unbearable. If you haven't worked with them I'd recommend buying a figure and trying it out before spending a bunch of money on Bones.

    I bought into the first Bones Kickstarter, and have mixed feelings about it. Giant pile of fantasy figs for cheap? Fantastic. Detail of the sculpts? Acceptable. Difficulty dealing with cleaning/painting? Eeeehhhhhhhhhh.

    At least for fantasy figs, having a giant pile of ok-to-good looking miniatures is a nice problem to have. Even the mold lines (what there are to speak of) aren't even that big a deal to me. It's that soft-plastic loss-of-definition that kind of kills it for me, especially on figs that are supposed to be super angular and sharp looking.....like the entire CAV line.

    Thanks for posting those scale pics @lowlylowlycook‌! I didn't realize how much bigger the CAV models were versus the BT line. Definitely helps me put my wallet back in my pocket.

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  • lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
    Yeah, they ain't small.

    Though you might want to check out the vehicles before the KS ends.

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  • lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
    Here is the Long Range Desert Lance

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    Second rule for Mech aesthetics: Mech weapons should be leveled and ready to fire. Even if mechwarriors relax by doing Michel Jackson impressions, do not use those poses for miniatures.

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  • FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    Every time I go to the FLGS - EVERY TIME - I walk past the intro box. It taunts me.

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  • lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
    Farangu wrote: »
    Every time I go to the FLGS - EVERY TIME - I walk past the intro box. It taunts me.

    Whatever you do, don't pick up the box and feel how heavy it is, how packed with BattleTech goodness it is.

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  • Red M3naceRed M3nace Registered User regular
    I'm not up on my lore, so can you guys help me out? I'd like to paint my Intro Box figs in 4 groups or 4-5 in faction colours (rest will be Oosiks). But, I don't know how the mechs fit in their factions. Is it possible to sort them this way? Is it possible to make the groups semi-balanced?

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  • IanatorIanator Delightfully mediocre! Registered User regular
    Red M3nace wrote: »
    I'm not up on my lore, so can you guys help me out? I'd like to paint my Intro Box figs in 4 groups or 4-5 in faction colours (rest will be Oosiks). But, I don't know how the mechs fit in their factions. Is it possible to sort them this way? Is it possible to make the groups semi-balanced?

    Almost all the 'Mechs in the set are House-agnostic. Far as I can tell only the Zeus is limited to one house (and mercs).

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  • Red M3naceRed M3nace Registered User regular
    Ianator wrote: »
    Red M3nace wrote: »
    I'm not up on my lore, so can you guys help me out? I'd like to paint my Intro Box figs in 4 groups or 4-5 in faction colours (rest will be Oosiks). But, I don't know how the mechs fit in their factions. Is it possible to sort them this way? Is it possible to make the groups semi-balanced?

    Almost all the 'Mechs in the set are House-agnostic. Far as I can tell only the Zeus is limited to one house (and mercs).

    Any thoughts on how I could divide them into 4 roughly balanced forces or 6 mechs each? I could probably do it by weight or BV, but that doesn't take role into consideration.

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  • lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
    Whatever smack I've talked about some of these mech designs, I've been inspired enough to actually finish (including basing!) that Desert Lance. Trust me, that never happens.
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    Also still working on a simpler color scheme. I'm kind of digging this pair of schemes but I need to pick some kind of highlight color.
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    Also, do you guys know of a good tutorial for painting cockpits. I can somewhat see what's done in photos but I think a tutorial might work better than my attempts at reverse engineering.

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  • Red M3naceRed M3nace Registered User regular
    I can give you a detailed step-by-step of what I did for my Battlemaster if that's the look you'd like.

    If there's some other example you're aiming at post a pic and maybe we can help you out.

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
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    I dropped by my FLGS and they were having a kind of yard sale where people could bring stuff in for consignment sale. I got pretty excited when I saw an older version of the Starter Box, but on I didn't see any of the premium model when I took a look through the box. Still for $10 I couldn't resist a second copy of the plastics.

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  • Red M3naceRed M3nace Registered User regular
    Nips wrote: »

    I think I like that better than what I did. Curse you Nips!

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    Red M3nace wrote: »
    Nips wrote: »

    I think I like that better than what I did. Curse you Nips!

    I mean, the results are fantastic. But it's about eleventybillion more steps than I think I can manage with the skills I've got right now.

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    I dropped by my FLGS and they were having a kind of yard sale where people could bring stuff in for consignment sale. I got pretty excited when I saw an older version of the Starter Box, but on I didn't see any of the premium model when I took a look through the box. Still for $10 I couldn't resist a second copy of the plastics.

    I take it when you looked through the box, you looked at the figures? The quality of the figs in the old Intro box is...not good. Especially not good when compared to the revised, current box.

    I mean, for $10 bucks, yeah, I'd probably jump on it too. But, urgh, those minis. So much prep to make them look reasonable.

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  • Red M3naceRed M3nace Registered User regular
    http://camospecs.com/Miniature.asp?ID=3953

    Same painter, but glare is in opposite corner. So, which way to go? Blend to light at top with glare on bottom or vice-versa?

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  • lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
    Huh, I guess that all my eyes registered was that they mostly seemed to be the same sculpts that I already had. I only noticed that some bits seemed glued on rather than having come ready for play. But on a second look, I can see what you mean. Some look fineish but others are pretty rough.

    At the very worst, they will make good bits for bases, scenery and wrecks.

    I would say that you ruined my day but luckily Reaper was feeling generous and included the final stretch goals that were revealed but not reached so I can't complain, really.

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  • Red M3naceRed M3nace Registered User regular
    Nips wrote: »
    Red M3nace wrote: »
    Nips wrote: »

    I think I like that better than what I did. Curse you Nips!

    I mean, the results are fantastic. But it's about eleventybillion more steps than I think I can manage with the skills I've got right now.

    :) Yeah, well I probably won't bother doing all the gradients Ross did. I'll probably stick to 5 or so.

    You should give it a shot. It's not nearly as hard as it looks. And if you do several mechs at a time it's pretty quick too.

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    edited September 2014
    Red M3nace wrote: »
    http://camospecs.com/Miniature.asp?ID=3953

    Same painter, but glare is in opposite corner. So, which way to go? Blend to light at top with glare on bottom or vice-versa?

    Guess it depends on how you want it to look, and (if you're a crazy artist type) determining the incident light source to figure out the most realistic effect.

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    Nips on
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  • lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
    So I know about Fighting Pirannha, but is there a good source for something more generic. Like the equivalent of tail numbers.

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    I'm not sure of particular sources, but ze Googles sure seems to have a lot of them.

    Honestly, I've been hemming and hawing over decals for months now. As much as I like the FP ones (even had them in hand at Gen Con, nearly pulled out my wallet) I don't need an entire sheet of a single unit emblem. I wish they had a variety sheet, or something.

    I've actually instead been looking at printing out my own decals, but haven't pulled the trigger on that yet.

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  • lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
    I haven't found the perfect set of numbers yet but I have found a solution to the high cost of maintaining and repairing your fusion powered death machine.

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    Now I can't help but imagine a Solaris mech, plastered all over with logos like a NASCAR rig.

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  • Red M3naceRed M3nace Registered User regular
    Nips wrote: »
    Red M3nace wrote: »
    http://camospecs.com/Miniature.asp?ID=3953

    Same painter, but glare is in opposite corner. So, which way to go? Blend to light at top with glare on bottom or vice-versa?

    Guess it depends on how you want it to look, and (if you're a crazy artist type) determining the incident light source to figure out the most realistic effect.

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    I guess I qualify as the crazy artist type, because I was thinking that if the sun was high in the sky then the jeweling should lighten towards the bottom with the glare at the top. Thanks for posting a photo that proves it.

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    Red M3nace wrote: »
    Nips wrote: »
    Red M3nace wrote: »
    http://camospecs.com/Miniature.asp?ID=3953

    Same painter, but glare is in opposite corner. So, which way to go? Blend to light at top with glare on bottom or vice-versa?

    Guess it depends on how you want it to look, and (if you're a crazy artist type) determining the incident light source to figure out the most realistic effect.

    f72db5671cf39448ae4a32656fad77a9.jpg

    I guess I qualify as the crazy artist type, because I was thinking that if the sun was high in the sky then the jeweling should lighten towards the bottom with the glare at the top. Thanks for posting a photo that proves it.

    For the record, I found that image after about 14 seconds of Google searching. It's hard to tell where the light source is relative to the cockpit in that pic, so it's probably worth doing a 20-second search to see if you can find comparable examples. My 18-second search didn't turn up much. Searching for this lighting effect is hard; I haven't quite found the magical search terms.
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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    @Nips‌

    Just grabbed these real quick in the hangar (light source is LED strips overhead and windows behind/above). If you're looking for a different lighting direction I'll be back in tomorrow until 1330
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  • lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
    So here is my first attempt at cockpit jeweling. And as that article states the results really seem to differ depending at what distance and angle you view from. Well more so in my case to to sloppiness, etc. Still, I kind of like it and can see how if you do it a squad at a time it wouldn't be too hard or time consuming.

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    Spoilered for "Lean back in your chairs, please."
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  • MuddypawsMuddypaws Registered User regular
    edited September 2014
    Feel free to shade the dark bits down to black with a white highlight if you want a really eye-popping contrast that looks great on the tabletop.

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    edited September 2014
    So I continued to ride the cleanup & assembly train this weekend. Woo woo!

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  • lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
    Those little guys are protomechs?

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    Yup! A full Point of Minotaur protos. They'll be honor-guarding the Stone Rhino and Supernova with the Warhammer IIc and Thor.

    Nothing says loving like getting hit from five directions with ten ER Medium Lasers. :D

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  • IanatorIanator Delightfully mediocre! Registered User regular
    Thought for the day:

    Stefan Amaris would probably get along well with Gihren Zabi. At least until one decided to backstab the other with weapons of mass destruction.

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  • lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
    The guy I play Warhammer with happened to have some CAV figures that he picked up with some other stuff in an ebay auction. Since he didn't want them he traded them for some rats I had laying about.

    Yeah, these guys are pretty hefty and the style is quite different from the more humanoid BT stuff. Not that I didn't know that but seeing them really brings it home.

    Also, they don't have a ton of busy detail (panels,etc.) so I'm not so sure how good a basecoat + wash will look and if I wanted to do the desert pattern that I did on the BT figs, I'd have to do a lot more free hand.

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    Alright guys, I need some help. I'm looking for a canonical IS unit, House-aligned or merc, that uses either gold or yellow as its majority color in its paints.

    Right now, I've ended up doubled up on the Magistracy of Canopus with two of my lances. The 1st Light Horse is largely gold, and the 1st Cuirassiers is yellow. I'd prefer that I have as much unit diversity in my collection as possible.

    Bonus points if one of the following lances is also canonically represented in the unit's TOE that you suggest:
    Lance 1: Mongoose, Vulcan, Centurion, Orion
    Lance 2: Hammer, Hermes II, Assassin, Vindicator

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  • lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
    Here is a scale shot I took of some BT CAV and Dropzone Commander minis:

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  • IanatorIanator Delightfully mediocre! Registered User regular
    A little on the big side, as I've heard. Though some of the Smalls, Mediums and Larges may still be useful for custom-built 'Mechs.

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    Honestly, if there-abouts is where the CAV scale is at, i don't think I mind it much. It's not like the scale of the Battletech range is particularly consistent (see also; Vulture Mk IV (60 tons) vs Stone Rhino (100 tons)). As long as everything roughly fits on a 1" hex base, then you're good to go.

    I do like the scale of that DZC tank, though.

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  • lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
    Yeah, both CAV and DZC are 10mm. I think I read somewhere else that people like the DZC APC for a battle armor carrier.

    I'm kind of mulling over the idea of using mostly CAV models for mechs and using some of the smaller BT minis for protomechs. But then I always have to be different and do things the hard way.

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