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 AndrewGPaul wrote:
Little wings that apparently weigh 12.5 tonnes each, since that's the only difference in the miniatures.


It also has a giant trash can jump jet on the back! It's different!

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I think he printed them himself.
   
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 Mmmpi wrote:
I think he printed them himself.

Indeed I did. I was just finishing a resin bottle and testing a new one, and well... things got out of hand ^_^


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 master of ordinance wrote:
Excellent, though I pale to think jut how much that lot cost you.


Hm... about... 10-15 bucks, maybe?

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Any chance of me getting you to print me some?
   
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 Mmmpi wrote:
Any chance of me getting you to print me some?


Seeing as I'd have to send it to you it wouldn't be very cost effective, TBH

I printed those with an Anycubic Photon, that currently you can get for about 370 euros, and a liter of resin costs about 50 (and if used correctly, a liter goes a long way). I'd advice you to either get one (or something on that range of price/capability) or get someone local to do it for you.
   
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Yeah, something to look forward to trying when my contract ends and I move back to the US.
   
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Yesterday the Tyrant's Tercio reinforced mercenary company did some training exercises in the planet they are currently garrisoning. We decided to get an UAV out and take some pictures.

The planet surface





Lance 1 -Urbanmech, Hunchback, Grashopper & Victor







Lance 2 -Spider, Cicada, Orion & Stalker







Lance 3 -Jenner, Wolverine, Catapult & Awesome





Lance 4 -Locust, Trebuchet, Thunderbolt & Highlander







And some extra group shots:















Classic Battletech is indeed awesome

Cardboard fortresses, boats and islands! check out my picture blog: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/398588.page 
   
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I have a bunch of Ral Partha Battlemechs from 1998 that are needing a good home. If anyone is interested drop me a PM for one or more of the following:

Annihilator
Bushwhacker
Orion
Owen's

Akuma
Rakshasa
3x Raptor
Beowulf
Bishamon
Men Shen

Ebay would suggest that £10 plus postage would be fair for any of them, except for the Raptors at £10 for the 3 together.

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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What are those maps???!!!???
What are those buildings???!!!???


   
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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
What are those maps???!!!???
What are those buildings???!!!???



Those are just the product of a man who easily obsesses over terrain projects and knows a bit of 3d modelling and photoshop, whose friend owns a 3d printer and was nice enough to print some prototypes for him xD

Cardboard fortresses, boats and islands! check out my picture blog: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/398588.page 
   
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Those are from Punto Nadir, right? Awesome stuff
   
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 Albertorius wrote:
Those are from Punto Nadir, right? Awesome stuff


Yes, I usually showcase these at Punto Nadir, but I thought I would share here too. I just posted a battle report there!

Cardboard fortresses, boats and islands! check out my picture blog: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/398588.page 
   
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Punto Nadir?

   
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So I'm trying to plan out how I want to paint my battletech minis. Should I just paint all my IS minis from the color of any house of my choosing, and then all my clan minis (when the kickstarter delivers) form the clan of my choosing, and then just hope I never run a game where clan mechs and IS mechs would be mixed? lol. Or should I paint them all the same color scheme Lore be damned?
   
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balmong7 wrote:
So I'm trying to plan out how I want to paint my battletech minis. Should I just paint all my IS minis from the color of any house of my choosing, and then all my clan minis (when the kickstarter delivers) form the clan of my choosing, and then just hope I never run a game where clan mechs and IS mechs would be mixed? lol. Or should I paint them all the same color scheme Lore be damned?


They are your models, and no one is going to care what scheme you used. I've never encountered a BTech player that got upset about the color scheme of the mechs they were playing against. The rules are built into the mechs, based on time period, and Inner Sphere or Clan. While certain Houses/Clans have a preference for certain mechs, the argument could be made that every House/Clan used every mech at some point in their history.

Basically, a color scheme might designate the House/Clan the mech is from, but there is no game effects for it.

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 Tamwulf wrote:
balmong7 wrote:
So I'm trying to plan out how I want to paint my battletech minis. Should I just paint all my IS minis from the color of any house of my choosing, and then all my clan minis (when the kickstarter delivers) form the clan of my choosing, and then just hope I never run a game where clan mechs and IS mechs would be mixed? lol. Or should I paint them all the same color scheme Lore be damned?


They are your models, and no one is going to care what scheme you used. I've never encountered a BTech player that got upset about the color scheme of the mechs they were playing against. The rules are built into the mechs, based on time period, and Inner Sphere or Clan. While certain Houses/Clans have a preference for certain mechs, the argument could be made that every House/Clan used every mech at some point in their history.

Basically, a color scheme might designate the House/Clan the mech is from, but there is no game effects for it.


The issue I'm having right now is that most of my games will probably be using solely my mechs. I don't have a local community of players, so games will mainly be me trying to get my friends to play using my mini's. Do you guys think it would get confusing if they all had the same paint schemes?
   
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 Tamwulf wrote:
balmong7 wrote:
So I'm trying to plan out how I want to paint my battletech minis. Should I just paint all my IS minis from the color of any house of my choosing, and then all my clan minis (when the kickstarter delivers) form the clan of my choosing, and then just hope I never run a game where clan mechs and IS mechs would be mixed? lol. Or should I paint them all the same color scheme Lore be damned?


They are your models, and no one is going to care what scheme you used. I've never encountered a BTech player that got upset about the color scheme of the mechs they were playing against. The rules are built into the mechs, based on time period, and Inner Sphere or Clan. While certain Houses/Clans have a preference for certain mechs, the argument could be made that every House/Clan used every mech at some point in their history.

Basically, a color scheme might designate the House/Clan the mech is from, but there is no game effects for it.

There are some minor optional rules for different units in the old Field Manual series (first published in the late 1990s to early 2000s).

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They're all sold out but I can vouch for the BT game mats:
https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battlemats?variant=16148545273890

I bought 3 of them and they're excellent.
   
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Tinkering with the printer, I ended up doing this:



Kinda want to do all the rest in appropiate colors, now ^^
   
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Very nice.
   
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washington state USA

greetings all, just popping in to say hi, been playing CBT since 1987, still play on a regular basis (just got a new player a clan star to get him started)

my primary units-

Inner sphere
.lyran alliance-10th lyran guard

Draconis combine
.2nd swords of light
.2nd deiron regulars

CLAN
.hells horse iota galaxy


Our group plays classic battletech with simplified firing arcs/3d terrain rules, forced withdrawl (to speed up gameplay), max tech level 3 charts for vehicles(to keep them enjoyable to play), old ammo explosion rules for the LOLS, and optional ammo/&ECM rules.


I have way to much old stuff to post anew going back over 10 years unfortunately I was using photobucket before they went sideways so my old blog is pretty much dead., I will post newer stuff here for you all.


Until next time-




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here is one of our recent tables using a mix of terrain from brigade miniatures, old JR miniature terrain, monster apocalypse, ESLO terrain, novus design studios, gale force 9

I highly recommend brigade they have a massive array of items to choose from at reasonable prices





Here are some of my minis






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I apologize if this is off topic. It does at least partly fit.

 Albertorius wrote:
Tinkering with the printer, I ended up doing this:

I like your choice of faction. I plan on getting into the game with the Clan Invasion kickstarter and they're my chosen Inner Sphere faction.

Clanwise I'm looking at Jade Falcon with a possibly side one with Ghost Bear.

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 aphyon wrote:
here is one of our recent tables using a mix of terrain from brigade miniatures, old JR miniature terrain, monster apocalypse, ESLO terrain, novus design studios, gale force 9
Incredible looking tables. I really want to start adding some 3D stuff to my hex-maps. Need to look into that.

 aphyon wrote:
Here are some of my minis
Cool looking stuff. I especially like the inclusion of some of the more obscure 'Mechs, like the Shugenja, Maelstrom and not one but two O-Bakemonos. Then again I suppose you do have a pair of Heweys on the Clan side to face them down. Love the presence of both the old and new Black Pythons.

Great stuff.

   
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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
 aphyon wrote:
here is one of our recent tables using a mix of terrain from brigade miniatures, old JR miniature terrain, monster apocalypse, ESLO terrain, novus design studios, gale force 9
Incredible looking tables. I really want to start adding some 3D stuff to my hex-maps. Need to look into that.

 aphyon wrote:
Here are some of my minis
Cool looking stuff. I especially like the inclusion of some of the more obscure 'Mechs, like the Shugenja, Maelstrom and not one but two O-Bakemonos. Then again I suppose you do have a pair of Heweys on the Clan side to face them down. Love the presence of both the old and new Black Pythons.

Great stuff.


Where do you see an old Black Python?

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Sorry, got it confused with the unseen Marauder IIC.

   
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 Mattlov wrote:
 H.B.M.C. wrote:
 aphyon wrote:
here is one of our recent tables using a mix of terrain from brigade miniatures, old JR miniature terrain, monster apocalypse, ESLO terrain, novus design studios, gale force 9
Incredible looking tables. I really want to start adding some 3D stuff to my hex-maps. Need to look into that.

 aphyon wrote:
Here are some of my minis
Cool looking stuff. I especially like the inclusion of some of the more obscure 'Mechs, like the Shugenja, Maelstrom and not one but two O-Bakemonos. Then again I suppose you do have a pair of Heweys on the Clan side to face them down. Love the presence of both the old and new Black Pythons.

Great stuff.


Where do you see an old Black Python?



the obakemonos are part of the 2nd deirons. since they are mountain fighters it made sense to bring some artillery, but some people hate it when I bring them.

there are quite a few additions I don't have pictured here-damn you battletech-the curse of the cheap armies/lances/stars countered by the huge model line to choose from- including objective units like mobile command tanks, mech recovery vehicles, mobile repair units as well as all the mechs from the new plastic starter set (fantastic deal and great quality), the scorpion, no-dachi, omega superheavy, black knight, fire scorpion and I just started painting the hitosune kozo and the vulture III(the one from the opening of MechWarrior 4 the best looking mad dog ever IMHO).



Just got a star together for a new player who is going snow ravens, expect some battlereport pics in a couple weeks.


here are a few more fun pics

terrain tables-





And my poor poor blood kite who always dies to head shots every single time I play it.




P.S. for some added glory- some classic posters I managed to get ahold of back when it all started-






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didi a quick classic 1v1 clans star battle using some mechs and units we don't normally run

hells horse 9th VS nova cats 1st.

the table-





the hells horse side
.tomahawk II
.timberwolf D
.mad dog (d loadout)
.(2) garuda VTOL
.(5) demon tick protomech




.dire wolf H
.nova cat E
.cauldron born d
.stormcrow E
.(2) SM1 tank destroyer (hovercraft)



we bloodied each other pretty good, by the mid point in the game we had both lost 2 mechs. I forced the cauldron to withdraw from damage, and legged the ryoken

in return my timber took a gauss to the face and the mad dog ate an AC 20 to the same location.

At the end I had the tomahawk, 3 protomechs, and 1 VTOL left, he was down to the nova cat, daishi and a single SM1

Them my garuda failed a pilot check and face planted into the ground, switching the balanace of power to the cats. at wich point the horses conceded the field.

Note special rules in play
.ECM ghost imaging
.forced withdrawl
.zelbrigan suspended(the 9th never follows it anyway)












 
   
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Some very unusual configs there.

How did all the ATMs perform?

   
 
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