Wednesday 18 April 2018

Salute 2018 loot haul

Having been back from the UK for a few days now, I have managed to take some quick photos of the loot from Salute 2018 as well as a package that arrived on my door the same day I got back.

My haul, with the loot from Salute in front and my items from Palladium Books Robotech line at the top.

 A heavy battle robot from Gydran Miniatures Studio, some tower/silos from Microarts studio and a Tardis for my lovely wife.

While I seldom game 28 or 15mm these days, they still have more than a few awesome miniatures! On the top left is some GZG Japanese and ESU Power Armor, below them is a trio of 28mm Power-Suited minis from Anvil Industries' game Afterlife. To the right is a White Dragon miniatures' Fiddler mech, one of the coolest non-humanoid mechs available at the moment.

I also got the more humanoid Proteus mech from White Dragon as well.

From Brigade I got some more of the exellent 6mm Power Armor, a grav tank and a trio of terminator tanks.

A big generator, also from Micro Arts studio. I also got a refinery/processing plant that can be seen just below the generator on the first photo.

There is a bit of a story behind this Harley mini from Batman miniature game. My wife is generally not interested in miniature gaming, even if we play some board and card games together. She is a huge fan of Harley Quinn however, particularly the animated series depiction of her. 
When we passed several of the vendors carrying the Batman minis she wasn't too interested, until she saw that there was some minis that were modeled on said animated series. But they seemed to have every character exept for Harley! 
So began my quest, I had find one. There was three different vendors who sold miniatures from the Batman game, and after looking through both Wayland Games and another vendor it was looking a bit dark..
At the last stall I couldn't find it either and we were almost ready to give up when I thought I saw something, behind a line of batgirls. And there it was, the last one hiding behind two other models. 

Finally there are my order from Palladium Books: 

A bunch of Robotech minis to be used for Battletech, since the muppets at HG is still making a fuzz about the mechs know as the "Unseens", keeping them from us for too long. This way I get a pair of Archers, Longbows, Warhammers, Riflemen and a single Marauder for my Battletech companies.

So I now have a few minis to paint up for HW and Mekatak, I though I would use the GZG and Anvil minis as Battlesuits/smaller mechs while the Battle robot and White Dragon Mechs as bigger ones.
There is some more terrain to be painted.

I hope to show off some painted minis and maybe even my first game of Battletech in over 10 years.

Til next time! 

Sunday 8 April 2018

More Battlemechs finished!

Working towards getting a full company of mechs for both my mercs and Lyran Guard, I recently finished a few more mechs for both sides:

First we have a few mechs belonging to the Lyran Guard of House Steiner:

A Zeus assault mech. Amongst the heaviest of mechs, the Zeus is a 80 ton beast common in the Lyran mech units.

The Hatchetman. A medium mech weighing in at 45 tonnes, it's the first mech with a full head ejection system and one of the few with a melee weapon as a standard loadout.

Last of the trio is a Wolfhound light mech. At 35 tonnes it's lighter than all the other Guard mechs I've painted up so far, but it's heavily armed for it's size with 1 large laser and 4 medium ones.

 The remaining mech belong to my yet unnamed mercenaries, bulking them up to 6 mechs, putting them half-way to a full company

The first mech is a Centurion. This 50 tonne medium mech is a capable fighter with a varied arsenal, most feared of which is the Luxor D-Series Autocannon/10.

The Banshee is a 95 tonne assault mech. Armed with a PPC, an Autocannon/5 and a small laser, its somewhat underarmed for it's size but carries a whopping 15 tonnes of armor.

A 75 tonnes Battlemech, the Orion is a well-rounded heavy mech with weapons to engage at most ranges.

The lightest of the Mercenary mechs, a 35 tonne Jenner. Very fast and with a respectable amount of firepower as well as jumpjets, the Jenner is a exellent scout and raider. 

 Finally we have another medium mech, the Clint. Weighing 40 tonnes and armed with both lasers and an autocannon/5, the Clint is however a bit of a technicans nightmare due to the use of lots of non-standard parts.

I did manage to take a few bonus pics of the Bullsharks after I gave them a wash I had evidently forgotten about. I owe thanks to the nice people over at the Battletech painting and customs group in FB for spotting that miss.

Anywhere, here is a few more pictures:

That's all that I have to share for the moment. In a few days I'll be going off to the UK for holliday and will be visiting Salute 2018 while there. Hopefully I'll be able to show off some new stuff when I get back.

Til next time!