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Why did you never start or alternately stop playing/collecting Heavy Gear?
Never heard of it... what's Heavy Gear?
Don't like the mech minis genre in general.
Don't like the look of Heavy Gear specifically (art, minis, etc).
Don't like the price of Heavy Gear (books, minis, etc).
Don't like the mechanics of the game/silhouette system.
Don't like edition changes in Heavy Gear every 2-3 years.
Couldn't find any opponents to play against.
Couldn't find any of the products locally to buy.
Other (please elaborate below)
Inadequate support from DP9 (expansions, communication with fans, FAQs, etc).
Power creep and unequal efficacy between factions.
Poor resource management (playtesters, freelancers, website, etc) by DP9.

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Longtime Dakkanaut





They look cool.
   
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Imperial Guard Landspeeder Pilot




On moon miranda.

The Pitbulls look fantastic, glorious work there, the blue in particular looks great!

IRON WITHIN, IRON WITHOUT.

New Heavy Gear Log! Also...Grey Knights!
The correct pronunciation is Imperial Guard and Stormtroopers, "Astra Militarum" and "Tempestus Scions" are something you'll find at Hogwarts.  
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut





Glorious Nation of U.S.S.A!

Indeed, they look very nice! One (photography) question I have is whether you took that with a traditional camera or a digital one. It seems to me like it has a zoomed in film grain instead of a more digital compressed pixelated look so figured I'd ask.
   
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Fireknife Shas'el






 warboss wrote:
Indeed, they look very nice! One (photography) question I have is whether you took that with a traditional camera or a digital one. It seems to me like it has a zoomed in film grain instead of a more digital compressed pixelated look so figured I'd ask.


It's a digital camera, but it's old so image stabilization isn't great and lack of tripod caused the grainyness.

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut





Glorious Nation of U.S.S.A!

Thanks. It kind of looks cool in a retro way for me... or maybe I'm just a weirdo, lol.
   
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Fireknife Shas'el






Gonna do some more, as the GM has outlined what gears are available.


   
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Imperial Guard Landspeeder Pilot




On moon miranda.

Awesome, looking forward to seeing the new Warrior IV's painted

I need to get me some of those.

IRON WITHIN, IRON WITHOUT.

New Heavy Gear Log! Also...Grey Knights!
The correct pronunciation is Imperial Guard and Stormtroopers, "Astra Militarum" and "Tempestus Scions" are something you'll find at Hogwarts.  
   
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Solahma






RVA

Those look great, John!

   
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Focused Dark Angels Land Raider Pilot






The Phil-era metal minis are simply the best, period.

Virtus in extremis 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut





Glorious Nation of U.S.S.A!

 HudsonD wrote:
The Phil-era metal minis are simply the best, period.


I see your period and raise you an exclamation point Victor Borge style.
   
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Fireknife Shas'el






More gears painted.



Note that because they're Peace River SWOS, they're basically limited to the interior of the shield wall of Peace River itself, so I only gave them LACs at most. Anything more is asking for trouble (maybe a frag cannon would get authorized). Much grungier than I usually paint, but less than an hour per mini, so I'm happy.

   
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Glorious Nation of U.S.S.A!

That looks pretty good for less than one hour per mini. Do you do the contrast paint first or last in regards to the other detail colors?
   
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Fireknife Shas'el






 warboss wrote:
That looks pretty good for less than one hour per mini. Do you do the contrast paint first or last in regards to the other detail colors?


Right after the basecoat of grey. Then I drybrush it to pick out detail more and do some grey edge highlights.

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut





Glorious Nation of U.S.S.A!

Thanks and good luck with the RPG. I assume you're playing locally in person if you're painting up minis... or you're the most dedicated remote player ever!
   
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Fireknife Shas'el






 warboss wrote:
Thanks and good luck with the RPG. I assume you're playing locally in person if you're painting up minis... or you're the most dedicated remote player ever!


We're still on "Stay at Home" order but we're opening up within the next few weeks <knocks wood>.

   
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Imperial Guard Landspeeder Pilot




On moon miranda.

That's a glorious looking squad there John!

On another note, I'm trying to catalog characters from the original RPG era, and something I noticed in the 1st ed Duelists Handbook (DP9-005), it appears for all the Duelist characters, their "Combat Reactions" and "Contacts" sections got bumped off the page to make room for their Dueling abilities, but the Index appears to still make reference to tons of characters that were supposed to be there but aren't anywhere in the text except the Index. For example, Chali Harixxon is noted in the Index as being on Page 80, under Solitaire's sheet, but absolutely does not exist on that page (or any other outside the Index that I can find). Anyone have any idea what happened there or if there was ever any sort of Errata for that? I can't seem to find anything anywhere.

Between Jungle Drums, DP9-001, 004, 021, 002, and now 005, I'm at almost 700 unique named & generic characters and roughly 1400 page references

IRON WITHIN, IRON WITHOUT.

New Heavy Gear Log! Also...Grey Knights!
The correct pronunciation is Imperial Guard and Stormtroopers, "Astra Militarum" and "Tempestus Scions" are something you'll find at Hogwarts.  
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut





Glorious Nation of U.S.S.A!

I don't recall if I still have my duelist book from 1st but I can take a look it you're going through the pdfs. Maybe the print version is different? And, yeah, those early books were definitely not short on chracters. I've never gone through to see if they reused art for characters or if they were all unique Ghislain art. Have you noticed any repeats?

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Imperial Guard Landspeeder Pilot




On moon miranda.

Found my hardcopy, looks like it went to print like that. Cornice, Jownz, Torvas, Mor, Royal, Polson, Bils, and Alani all have their "Contacts" sections just missing

The original DP9 team could pump out an amazing volume of art, and where repeats get used they're pretty good about mixing it with other stuff to make it had to notice. On the cover, the crowd in the stands is all the character portraits they'd done, but blended well enough to not notice without really looking for example. Haven't noticed any art for a specific character being reused for another yet however.


IRON WITHIN, IRON WITHOUT.

New Heavy Gear Log! Also...Grey Knights!
The correct pronunciation is Imperial Guard and Stormtroopers, "Astra Militarum" and "Tempestus Scions" are something you'll find at Hogwarts.  
   
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Fireknife Shas'el






And my SWOS Units are done (for now)


Warrior IV, Pit Bull, Warrior

Warrior, Pit Bull, Warrior IV

Elans standing in for Bulldog police vehicles

Drones

Sniper Teams

SWOS Troopers (individually based for RPG purposes)

   
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Glorious Nation of U.S.S.A!

What does SWOS stand for? Looks great btw.
   
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Fireknife Shas'el






 warboss wrote:
What does SWOS stand for? Looks great btw.


Special Weapons Operations Squad

   
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Solahma






RVA

Sweet looking forces!

   
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Villanous Scum







John, loving the look of your mechs.

Thread in general, are there any easily accessible totally noob friendly primers for this? My nephew is a total mech head but it it is not a genre that I am at all familiar with so any rules and lore resource that is easy to source and free to access would be greatly appreciated.

On parle toujours mal quand on n'a rien à dire. 
   
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 ingtaer wrote:
John, loving the look of your mechs.

Thread in general, are there any easily accessible totally noob friendly primers for this? My nephew is a total mech head but it it is not a genre that I am at all familiar with so any rules and lore resource that is easy to source and free to access would be greatly appreciated.


The Living Rulebook for Heavy Gear Blitz is free in .pdf form of DriveThruRPG https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/144759/Heavy-Gear-Blitz-Tabletop-Wargaming--Living-Rulebook

   
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Glorious Nation of U.S.S.A!

Three different mods all posting on one page of this niche thread?!?... Alright, 'fess up... which one of you CEF fans keep reporting John's PRDF models?
   
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RVA

LOL well Vaktathi is an old hand.

   
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Been Around the Block






Out of curiosity...
Okay, because someone asked me on my blog...
Does anyone know what happened to the RAFM HG masters?

Ashley
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http://panther6actual.blogspot.co.uk/ 
   
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 Paint it Pink wrote:
Out of curiosity...
Okay, because someone asked me on my blog...
Does anyone know what happened to the RAFM HG masters?


If the same people in charge of them were the ones who assembled my blisters, they probably mispacked them into someone else's storage unit. Ba-dum dum TIS!
   
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MN

 warboss wrote:
 HudsonD wrote:
The Phil-era metal minis are simply the best, period.


I see your period and raise you an exclamation point Victor Borge style.


Victor Borge! That is an Old School reference!



Ummm, yes Heavy Gear..... ummmm........ I got nothing.....

Edit: It was great to see some painted Heavy Gears in this thread!

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Do you like Free Wargames?
http://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/ 
   
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 John Prins wrote:
 ingtaer wrote:
John, loving the look of your mechs.

Thread in general, are there any easily accessible totally noob friendly primers for this? My nephew is a total mech head but it it is not a genre that I am at all familiar with so any rules and lore resource that is easy to source and free to access would be greatly appreciated.


The Living Rulebook for Heavy Gear Blitz is free in .pdf form of DriveThruRPG https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/144759/Heavy-Gear-Blitz-Tabletop-Wargaming--Living-Rulebook


Thanks for the link, have pretty much finished reading the rulebook. Loving the fluff so far but not sure on how well my nephew is going to take to the rules.

On parle toujours mal quand on n'a rien à dire. 
   
 
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