Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Things I really need to finish


The Tyranid Barbed Hierodule is from Forge World and was bought of EBay two years ago for around £48 and had damage done to it, after striping the paint off I found out that the oven cleaner I used to remove the paint had softened the glue so I got lucky and pulled it apart, I have give it a coat of black primer after doing the repairs with the green stuff.
Am in two minds weather to use earth magnets for the arms for easy removal to help pack it away when not in use or glue the arms on and pin.
There not a lot I can say about the casting from Forge World apart from I never found any filled in air bubble holes under the paint.

Both the Armorcast BattleTech was bought around 1995 and for the last 8 years been sitting in the garden shed, when I bought them they cost Mad Cat £70 and Vulture £65and are no longer in production.
Casting over all seemed ok with just the odd air bubble hole that can easily be filled in with green stuff, fitting the parts together was ok, and any tight parts could be trimmed with a hobby knife.
The one I started to paint up a few years ago is the Mad Cat OmniMech‘s ( Clan designation Timber Wolf).
The other is a Clan Mad Dog OmniMech (Inner Sphere designation Vulture) when I first did the legs on the Vulture one had a slight twist to it, as I used mainly instant clue way back then I was able to use instant clue remover to help remove the leg, so I ended up redoing both legs and resetting them with one slightly forward, it does till you in the instruction if you remove the stop pegs you can reset the legs from the standing to the walking pose, you can see this on the Mad Cat.

I have played Mech Warrior and Mech Commander on the pc and seen some nice cut scenes of battle techs, but these games wont load into my pc.
I no idea what colour am going to paint them, they ether going to be camouflaged or one colour, and the other thing is buying 28mm decals that would fit on them, I know you can buy clan decals but no idea if they will fit, plus I may not like the clans, my idea is to make them mercenary battle techs no clan badge needed or use what I like.

Other thing about painting them is what are they made from steel, aluminium, titanium, steel gives you the option of rust in the red to brown hues, aluminium just turns grey, and titanium does not corroded atoll, even if it was a compound of alloys you would still not have much corrosion.
Ill be starting with Vulture first if I make a miss I can easily restart, the Mad Cat has some what more detail and not so easy to redo.

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