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Made in us
The Last Chancer Who Survived




On moon miranda.

So quite recently I picked up Heavy Gear having played the video games back in middle school in the late 90's after my store started stocking it, picking up a force both of the Northern Guard and Southern Republican Army.

For the Northern Guard I decided to go with a very sort of Tattooine-ey worn/weathered look, with a couple patches of Teal for regimental markings, and to paint theem I picked up the recent Heavy Gear Blitz Reaper Master Series paint set.

Primarily this consisted of a couple of coats of Terranova Tundra over black primer, most of the metal bits done in Durasheet Alloy and the armor scratches/scoring done with Skunkwerks Gunmetal applied with spare foam from a carrying case and then lightly gone over again with Durasheet Alloy for some gradient. Then I pretty much just drowned them in Gryphonne Sepia (or whatever they're calling it now) wash.

Here are the two Northern Guard models I have done so far (warning: my camera sucks and I'm bad at pictures :p)

Grizzly





Mammoth




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IRON WITHIN, IRON WITHOUT.

Heavy Gear Painting Log, Northern Guard, Southern Republican Army, and Terrain
The correct pronunciation is Imperial Guard and Stormtroopers, "Astra Militarum" and "Tempestus Scions" are something you'll find at Hogwarts.  
   
Made in us
The Last Chancer Who Survived




On moon miranda.

a bit of a WIP update XD


IRON WITHIN, IRON WITHOUT.

Heavy Gear Painting Log, Northern Guard, Southern Republican Army, and Terrain
The correct pronunciation is Imperial Guard and Stormtroopers, "Astra Militarum" and "Tempestus Scions" are something you'll find at Hogwarts.  
   
Made in au
Painting Within the Lines




Milky Way Galaxy

theyre lookin awesome... nice and dirty, battledamaged

i loved those heavygear pc games when i was a kid too, i should look into this this game!

   
Made in us
The Last Chancer Who Survived




On moon miranda.

The video games were pretty badass the game is fairly cheap to get into, the basic starter sets are almost full armies in and of themselves.

Another Grizzly done, and some pics of all 3 models done so far together. (warning, bad flash is bad)






IRON WITHIN, IRON WITHOUT.

Heavy Gear Painting Log, Northern Guard, Southern Republican Army, and Terrain
The correct pronunciation is Imperial Guard and Stormtroopers, "Astra Militarum" and "Tempestus Scions" are something you'll find at Hogwarts.  
   
Made in us
Martial Arts SAS






Awesome looking stuff you are tempting me to get into this game.

Let no man glory in the greatness of his mind,
but rather keep watch o'er his wits.
Cautious and silent let him enter a dwelling;
to the heedful comes seldom harm,
for none can find a more faithful friend
than the wealth of mother wit.

17th in World Wide War. (1st in VPs)

Hydra Dominatus 
   
Made in us
The Last Chancer Who Survived




On moon miranda.

glad to be the voice of temptation. It's fairly cheap to get into, $115 starter set gets you basically a viable (and useable) army of 9-10 gears and a couple of Drones, a rulebook, a rulebook update, dice and tape measure.

Hopefully I'll have another Gear or two done tonight!

IRON WITHIN, IRON WITHOUT.

Heavy Gear Painting Log, Northern Guard, Southern Republican Army, and Terrain
The correct pronunciation is Imperial Guard and Stormtroopers, "Astra Militarum" and "Tempestus Scions" are something you'll find at Hogwarts.  
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

I like the color scheme on these gears a lot. The battle damage is practically a necessity with Heavy Gear or you get a very Anime look to them. I have a few of the Hunters (?) laying around yearning for paint. I've never seen that Mammoth mini before. That things a beast. I look forward to following this thread, Vaktathi.

   
Made in us
The Last Chancer Who Survived




On moon miranda.

Thanks for the comments so far

And speaking of Hunters, I've got 2 Hunters to add to everything, these were a bit rushed, got a late stsart then some friends came over and shennanigans ensued making it difficult to concentrate XD
,
The Mammoth was rather fun to build and very easy to paint, I really like it, it's got a very unique look, though if you want beastly, check out the CEF HHT-90 tank, it's roughly the size of a Land Raider

Here's some more pics, hopefully I'll get better with them in time












IRON WITHIN, IRON WITHOUT.

Heavy Gear Painting Log, Northern Guard, Southern Republican Army, and Terrain
The correct pronunciation is Imperial Guard and Stormtroopers, "Astra Militarum" and "Tempestus Scions" are something you'll find at Hogwarts.  
   
Made in us
Leaping Khawarij





Baltimore

Man, I have been a Heavy Gear fan for so long.

I remember when I got the first game back on the PC when I was in... what, middle school? I played it for DAYS!

It was the first game that introduced the sort of free-form mission structure. You could do the main game with the storylines and all, but then you could take on missions for either the North or South, and it assigns you random missions, and then allows you to join different units, that gradually unlock better equipment and harder missions.

Damn it was fun.

I've always had an eye on the miniatures. I just have no-one around to play the game against. It's a good game with a fun system, so maybe sometime I'll get into it.

For now I'll just live vicariously through this. Nice painting, and the weathering fits right in with any unit that's been fighting in the badlands.

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Well done." 
   
Made in us
Ghastly Grave Guard





The cold reaches of space

More of a Southern Republic Army man, myself. I'm neutral across the smaller bipedal units, but favor the look of the Naga strider (as I've never played the game, I'm basing this completely on the looks) as opposed to your Mammoth (I think that's what it's called?).

But don't get me wrong- I love the look of your guys. Agreed with the rest- the battle-damage looks great.

Awesome stuff though, and good to see some of these minis coming up on Dakka. Looking forward to more!

-Remi

-EDIT- Southern Cross was season two of Robotech. Southern Republic Army is Heavy Gear... My mistake.

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Made in us
The Last Chancer Who Survived




On moon miranda.

Yeah, the video games were super fun and had great b-rate cheesy cutscenes that were so widespread in mid-late 90's videogames. I think I was in 6th grade when the first game came out and 8th when HG2 was released, played both to death XD

As to Southern gears and Naga's, I'll be starting some work on them soon, I'm going to try and get one more Hunter done here (the command unit for the Fire Support squad there), then I'll be using a Naga as a test-bed for a Southern scheme, after which I'll try to crank out the Strike squad to complete my planned 1000 TV Northern Guard list and then set to work on my 1000 TV Southern Republican Army list.

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IRON WITHIN, IRON WITHOUT.

Heavy Gear Painting Log, Northern Guard, Southern Republican Army, and Terrain
The correct pronunciation is Imperial Guard and Stormtroopers, "Astra Militarum" and "Tempestus Scions" are something you'll find at Hogwarts.  
   
Made in us
The Last Chancer Who Survived




On moon miranda.

Another update, Headhunter and Jaguar done!






The completed Fire Support Squad.




Everything so far.

IRON WITHIN, IRON WITHOUT.

Heavy Gear Painting Log, Northern Guard, Southern Republican Army, and Terrain
The correct pronunciation is Imperial Guard and Stormtroopers, "Astra Militarum" and "Tempestus Scions" are something you'll find at Hogwarts.  
   
Made in us
The Last Chancer Who Survived




On moon miranda.

Another small update, finished Anti-Gear Missile equipped Jaguar and a Snub Cannon armed tank-hunting Hunter (:p)




Everything so far




Just two more until I have the basic 1000TV list completed

IRON WITHIN, IRON WITHOUT.

Heavy Gear Painting Log, Northern Guard, Southern Republican Army, and Terrain
The correct pronunciation is Imperial Guard and Stormtroopers, "Astra Militarum" and "Tempestus Scions" are something you'll find at Hogwarts.  
   
Made in us
The Last Chancer Who Survived




On moon miranda.

So, haven't updated in a bit, here's why











I've been busy building a ton of stuff, here's everything so far

CNCS:
1 Mammoth
1 Kodiak
8 Jaguar
6 Hunter
3 Grizzly
2 Cheetah
2 Weasel
1 Sabertooth
3 Tiger

SRA:
1 Naga
1 King Cobra
8 Spitting Cobra
5 Black Mamba
2 Iguana
6 Jaeger

PRDF:
1 Red Bull
2 Crusader IV
1 Crusader V
4 Warrior IV
1 Chieftan IV
1 Warrior IV
2 Skirmisher
2 Gladiator
(1 Warrior Variant still to be built as either Warrior IV or Warrior as I've got Warrior arms and Warrior IV torso...)

I kinda went overboard there methinks....



I'd still like to add a couple of White Cats, another Tiger and Sabertooth, and I'm thinking maybe a couple of Ferrets, possibly another squad of Black Mambas, and maybe some ATM grizzlies and possibly a Cataphract.

IRON WITHIN, IRON WITHOUT.

Heavy Gear Painting Log, Northern Guard, Southern Republican Army, and Terrain
The correct pronunciation is Imperial Guard and Stormtroopers, "Astra Militarum" and "Tempestus Scions" are something you'll find at Hogwarts.  
   
Made in us
Leaping Khawarij





Baltimore

Sweet jeebus that's a lot of gears!

That's going to be a ton to paint, you're going to be busy for a while, but that's all sorts of awesome!

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"-and all that time in Paris, when you were wallowing in debauchery with your doxies, tarts and pirates... you were trying to convince me you were a disgusting, swinish, lecherous, drunken sot... Well I want you to know it worked.

Well done." 
   
Made in us
The Last Chancer Who Survived




On moon miranda.

Hooray update! finished revised 1000TV GU5 army.

Cheetah's and AGM jag for Strike Squad. Kinda had an issue with these guys where the wash didn't dry right and ended up looking all shiny and syrupy, had to redo some parts, not thrilled with the cheetah's but...oh well.







Finished 1000TV Army




Now I'm going to start working painting 1000TV of SRA

LIST if anyone cares XD

1000TV Northern Guard

Mammoth, ATK3, Mastodon, Tankhunters, LD4. Army Leader.

Strike Squad (NAF rules)

Jag CGL w/FA+ATK/DEF3
Jag w/AGM+FA+ATK/DEF3
Jag w/AGM+FA+ATK/DEF3
Cheetah w/ATK/DEF 3
Cheetah w/ATK/DEF 3

Fire Support Squad

Headhunter w/LD2
Hunter w/FA+ATK/DEF3+MBZK
Hunter w/FA+ATK/DEF3+MBZK
Grizzly w/FA+ATK/DEF3+Linked MRP+Autopilot+Roaring Grizzly upgrade
Grizzly w/FA+ATK/DEF3+Linked MRP+Autopilot+Roaring Grizzly upgrade

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IRON WITHIN, IRON WITHOUT.

Heavy Gear Painting Log, Northern Guard, Southern Republican Army, and Terrain
The correct pronunciation is Imperial Guard and Stormtroopers, "Astra Militarum" and "Tempestus Scions" are something you'll find at Hogwarts.  
   
Made in us
Leaping Khawarij





Baltimore

That looks damn sharp chief. Always loved the big block of Mammoth. The Grizzlies are awesome, and some of my favorite Northern models... which makes me want to pick up the Engineering version, that thing is cool.

How are things progressing on the Southern front?

Chem's Infinity Blog - Dat Fiday - 7/31/14
Chem's 40K and Assorted Hijinx
CC Paints Endless Fantasy Tactics - Second Wave Assemble!

"-and all that time in Paris, when you were wallowing in debauchery with your doxies, tarts and pirates... you were trying to convince me you were a disgusting, swinish, lecherous, drunken sot... Well I want you to know it worked.

Well done." 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Wow, that's a whole lotta gears! Nice paint job; have you given any thought to using decals on some of the models? HG doesn't tend to have faction details on models like GW has been doing so I've found decals to be nice in bringing a bit of color to the flat surfaces.

   
Made in us
The Last Chancer Who Survived




On moon miranda.

Small update, have a bunch of SRA stuff in progress but have some terrain done (from King & Kerr, 10mm desert city, also have some DP9 terrain that'll be done soon)








IRON WITHIN, IRON WITHOUT.

Heavy Gear Painting Log, Northern Guard, Southern Republican Army, and Terrain
The correct pronunciation is Imperial Guard and Stormtroopers, "Astra Militarum" and "Tempestus Scions" are something you'll find at Hogwarts.  
   
Made in se
Hacking Interventor





Tyreso, Sweden

Love the rugged and worn paintscheme you've gone for!
   
Made in us
Ghastly Grave Guard





The cold reaches of space

Freakin' sweet! I really gotta stop popping by here... I've got a few HGs at home, and you're making me want to get more!

The buildings along with the scheme look really awesome! If you get any games in, I'm sure the rest of us would love to see some battle pics!

Keep 'em coming!

-Remi

 
   
Made in us
The Last Chancer Who Survived




On moon miranda.

Thanks for the comments! I'll definitely get some battle pics in at some point

Here's a couple more buildings done, including a DP9 piece




IRON WITHIN, IRON WITHOUT.

Heavy Gear Painting Log, Northern Guard, Southern Republican Army, and Terrain
The correct pronunciation is Imperial Guard and Stormtroopers, "Astra Militarum" and "Tempestus Scions" are something you'll find at Hogwarts.  
   
Made in us
The Last Chancer Who Survived




On moon miranda.

An update!

So here's a Naga and a Jaeger, I tried doing them in pretty much the same style as my Imperial Guard in terms of method, I think I'll leave off the Sepia wash from now on, but I think they turned out ok, alas the pictures really suck again, but here they are anyway












I'll see if I can get better pics tomorrow

IRON WITHIN, IRON WITHOUT.

Heavy Gear Painting Log, Northern Guard, Southern Republican Army, and Terrain
The correct pronunciation is Imperial Guard and Stormtroopers, "Astra Militarum" and "Tempestus Scions" are something you'll find at Hogwarts.  
   
Made in us
The Last Chancer Who Survived




On moon miranda.

More stuff!

Got a Black Mamba and a Spitting Cobra done, kept the Sepia just layered it on a bit differently and it came out a bit better I think. Also I touched up the Naga a bit. I think I'll need to tone down the brightness on the MRP for the Cobra, not sure how I'm gonna do that well though, we'll see tomorrow!













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IRON WITHIN, IRON WITHOUT.

Heavy Gear Painting Log, Northern Guard, Southern Republican Army, and Terrain
The correct pronunciation is Imperial Guard and Stormtroopers, "Astra Militarum" and "Tempestus Scions" are something you'll find at Hogwarts.  
   
Made in us
The Last Chancer Who Survived




On moon miranda.

I did a bit of touch up work, here's some slightly better pictures, along with one of the Hunters I did previously for some comparison on the styles.










IRON WITHIN, IRON WITHOUT.

Heavy Gear Painting Log, Northern Guard, Southern Republican Army, and Terrain
The correct pronunciation is Imperial Guard and Stormtroopers, "Astra Militarum" and "Tempestus Scions" are something you'll find at Hogwarts.  
   
Made in us
The Last Chancer Who Survived




On moon miranda.

Two more Cobras done, one a Spitting and one a Support. Still have 5 more (for some reason I liked the idea of a list, perhaps at something like 1500tv, with 8 cobras).

This makes my first Fire Support Squad complete for 1000tv games (Ld2 unupgraded Jaeger, 2 Brahmin ATK/DEF 3 Field Armored Spitting Cobras and a similarly kitted Support Cobra)







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IRON WITHIN, IRON WITHOUT.

Heavy Gear Painting Log, Northern Guard, Southern Republican Army, and Terrain
The correct pronunciation is Imperial Guard and Stormtroopers, "Astra Militarum" and "Tempestus Scions" are something you'll find at Hogwarts.  
   
Made in us
The Last Chancer Who Survived




On moon miranda.

Another terrain update




IRON WITHIN, IRON WITHOUT.

Heavy Gear Painting Log, Northern Guard, Southern Republican Army, and Terrain
The correct pronunciation is Imperial Guard and Stormtroopers, "Astra Militarum" and "Tempestus Scions" are something you'll find at Hogwarts.  
   
Made in us
The Last Chancer Who Survived




On moon miranda.

Two more Jaegers!












IRON WITHIN, IRON WITHOUT.

Heavy Gear Painting Log, Northern Guard, Southern Republican Army, and Terrain
The correct pronunciation is Imperial Guard and Stormtroopers, "Astra Militarum" and "Tempestus Scions" are something you'll find at Hogwarts.  
   
Made in us
The Last Chancer Who Survived




On moon miranda.

So I managed to get a hold of one of these sweet GenCon special models, so I now have a very snazzy SRA Razorfang Black Mamba to lead that force




IRON WITHIN, IRON WITHOUT.

Heavy Gear Painting Log, Northern Guard, Southern Republican Army, and Terrain
The correct pronunciation is Imperial Guard and Stormtroopers, "Astra Militarum" and "Tempestus Scions" are something you'll find at Hogwarts.  
   
Made in us
The Last Chancer Who Survived




On moon miranda.

Here's the next few models to get painted, going to prime them tomorrow and hopefully get them done in the next couple days here.


Rounding out the Strike squad is the Razorfang and two HGLC Mambas to go with the heavy grenade launcher guy I finished earlier.




IRON WITHIN, IRON WITHOUT.

Heavy Gear Painting Log, Northern Guard, Southern Republican Army, and Terrain
The correct pronunciation is Imperial Guard and Stormtroopers, "Astra Militarum" and "Tempestus Scions" are something you'll find at Hogwarts.  
   
 
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