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  1. Hi, I'm continuing to paint my Rach force from CAV SO kickstarter in my NOD-like scheme. For this post, I went easy with only 1 mini added: the Rach Kraken. I wanted to keep it simple with mostly grays and just a bit of red. But then, somewhere along the way, I lost track of this idea and made the bottom look like a X-mas tree with plenty of lights... Anyways, this mini was also the opportunity to experiment with painting the boosters at the back. C&C welcome And the usual incremental group shot:
  2. I've probably filled and emptied my reapermini.com shopping cart ten times trying to decide how much infantry I ought to buy to make my forces a bit more well-rounded, and I wanted to try to get notes from anyone who has either done the math or played infantry-focused forces themselves. My questions would essentially shake out along the lines of: How many stands do you have / do you want / are you fielding? What combinations are working for you? What's your opinion on transports? Not that anybody asked, but: I have about 50-ish stands of infantry ranging from the basic light infantry up to the power armored Panzerfaust and Mortar units, and I'm planning on picking up another full round of blisters (that is to say one of each type of infantry, for another 24 stands). In theory that could mean something like 2 squads of six stands for each of my six armies...and I have no idea if that's a good number or not!
  3. Hi, I'm continuing my slow progress on painting my CAV SO Rach force with a "NOD-like" colour scheme (credit to @Tosek for making me realize this). Here are the Conqueror and a pair of Warden. Paint strategy is the same: quick, simple and efficient. (Though I got sad when I couldn't find any relevant spot on the Conqueror to put a little green light...) And here is a group shot of my little force so far. C&C weclome
  4. So...because I'm so great at being timely, and this has been on my artist page for some time before getting it here: My RPchallenge Bonus: Fools Guild...Mercenary Group "The Eye." While technically masking electronic signature is more important than physical appearance with such powerful electronics...some ideas are still just bad. Like painting yellow Seriously I don't know how yall paint yellow without going mad.
  5. Technically, this is batch 3 - I painted 10 more Malvernian CAVs before this round, but: ADON! Since I have so few Adonese units, relatively speaking, I figured I'd dive in and knock out the whole force at once. I managed to pick up those APCs on the cheap, so I am very tempted to add some infantry, but the rumor mill says there may be some new space-elfy units coming up soon, so I'm pumping my brakes. Paint job: Speed paint. Pic quality: rushed. Still, hope this helps people get motivated to paint!
  6. Here is the next set of models that have been finished in my ongoing CAV Terran army. This follows my other sets for the paint scheme. As always comments welcome.
  7. Here is the next pair of models I have recent completed for my Terran army. As always comments welcome.
  8. Hey all - just posting here to start a conversation with my fellow fans of Big Stompy Robots - I got down last night and painted up some Malvernis CAVs. Because I have literally hundreds of models at this point, I'm speed painting, and setting aside a few models to serve as "heroes" or commanders, with which I will take more time and care. Even these, drybrushed as they are, need a little more blacklining and clean-up, but I'll probably do that Sunday. For now: the first of my Khardulis fanatics!
  9. FInished this Raijin in my Terran Desert Wasteland Scheme. There are SOOOO many missiles to paint. It matches the Starhakw VI I painted. I'm starting to achieve a cohesive looking force.
  10. Got tired of painting people, so why not paint some mechs! I tried to go for a really clean separation between the armor plates, I need to go back and darken the lines around the feet I think. I plan on bringing the orange up super bright, almost to a yellow. That part might be a bit tricky though, as I don't actually have any orange paints and have just been mixing red and yellow XD. We'll see how it turns out. I'll also be finding some fun symbols or ID numbers to put on the white spots on the back and the side of the cockpit. I don't have any idea what color I'll paint the cockpit glass yet, maybe yellow or grey.
  11. Hi all, I'm slowly continuing to paint my CAV Rach force following my simple Dark Gray and Red scheme. Here are the Malefactors tanks and the small Recon CAV Kahn. Also, since I found a pretty simple recipe to give a basic glow effect to lasers and lights, I started to add it almost everywhere... Malefactors Kahn Group shot of my slowly growing force:
  12. Hi, I'm trying to figure out a paint scheme for my Rach force in CAV SO. I want it easy enough to paint in batch, appealing enough, and not the traditional full red scheme. Here is what I came up with for a few models: I really love the Gnomic model. There is something about the asymmetrical look that appeals to me. And a few details: C&C welcome
  13. This is the first CAV for my Terran 101st Legion. I went with a NATO/ Dirty Desert style for these. These are only to tabletop level for ease of touchups later. Colors are: RMS Terran Khaki Army Painter Strong Tone RMSHD Mustard Yellow RMSHD Ice Blue RMS Rach Red Army Painter Black I haven't decided if these will get the same black rock/ green grass base treatment that my other forces have or if I should go with something different. Pics...
  14. Over Easter, I'm trying to get some paint on the wonderful new Bones CAVs I've got. I'm starting with the Cataphract, Silverback and Imperator, three of the new designs introduced in the Kickstarter. The Cataphract and Silverback will be a brown-and-grey camo scheme to go with my existing Ritterlich minis, while I'm going for a garish yellow pattern for the Imperator, since Rach are known for being preening peacocks favouring overt colour schemes. First off, undercoats. The Imperator gets a Muddy Brown base, the other two an Oiled Leather base. Once that's dried, Muddy Brown and Stone Grey are sponged onto the Cataphract and Silverback... ...while the Imperator gets two coats of Sun Yellow. And after the yellow is dried, Peacock Green is added as highlight lines, with Lava Orange in flame patterns. Now moving on to the finer details!
  15. Hi, Here are the Terran wheeled transport vehicle "Tsukai" in Bones for CAV. I wanted to keep them looking "military" with one major colour, and try to give contrast with shade and highlights to make them pop a bit. This was a very quick paint and I'm pretty pleased with the result. I may be re-using this recipe for more units. C&C appreciated.
  16. Here is the second bones model of the evening as selected by my kids. This is the Terran Tsuiseki. The model is not bad for the plastic although a firmer mix would have prevented such warping. The model was boiled and dropped in cold water but I doubt it will improve much past this. Anyway, as instructed I had to paint this with a green colour scheme so this was once again a nice simple base coat, mid coat and highlight followed by a green ink wash and then a repeat of the process. I kept the scheme nice and simple to aid with the painting of the remaining Terran models. As always thanks for looking and comments welcome.
  17. I received my remaining pledge items yesterday and spent a while with all the models out. The material has worked well on a lot of these. I ended up selecting two with my sons, and under there guidance have painted the Rach Kraken. It just so happens they chose red without any prompting. The model was washed and given a grey undercoat with primer which seems to have worked wonders, next up a dark red was used followed by two highlights. All the paints we mostly GW with some reaper paints used for the matellics. The model was given a full gloss varnish followed by a coat of Matt varnish and the cockpit was recoated with a gloss coat for a reflection. Some detailing was added but as they are military vehicles I have kept them nice and simple. I do aim to add some transfers at some point once I have designed a full page. Comments welcome and thanks for looking.
  18. Here's my first stab at the cool Rach Kraken. I stole inspiration from a picture I found online of one of the older CAV Krakens (the A model?) that had multiple red hues stippled onto it. I just did some red on top of gray liner and some black for the cockpit. I think maybe I should use some glossy sealer on the cockpit. The mottled red doesn't show as well in these pictures, but I'm really happy with it in person. Pew pew!
  19. Hi, Here is my take on the Terran Naginata in Bones from CAV SO I'm finding myself struggling in getting a somewhat realistic army paint job (homogeneous with few colours) while keeping the model interesting to look at with contrast... I still haven't figured out a good recipe. But here is what I came up with.
  20. Finished the first of my CAV Bones Kickstarter. This is a tabletop quality piece but I thought I'd share. The Red is the Rach Red that was in the kickstarter with a Secret Weapon soft body black wash. I used RMSHD Dirty Grey and Army Painter White for the freehand and turrent launcher. RMS Troll Shadow was used for the treads and wheels with soft body black and P3 Pig Iron for the gun barrel and metal details on the wheels. Its not super detailed but will look good for gaming use and is easily touched up if needed. Pics...
  21. uncas

    CAV SO - Specter

    This is the very first CAV mech I did. It's from the Kickstarter ACE rewards. The models that I just received with the rest of the fulfillment have keyed joints everywhere, but these original ones have a lot of motion in them, which Is kind of cool if you ask me.
  22. Here are two CAV Dictators I finished painting up, in honor of the CAV Kickstarter fulfillment completing (...never mind I've had these since the early Ace level shipping....) I figured a pair of Dictators would be a good starting point since that's what the quick start rules calls for, and the Dictator is easily one of my favorite CAV models. I have a real hard time photographing orange/red like this. For some reason, my camera tends to blow the color out too much. Oh well, you'll have to believe me the shadows/lining are a bit more pronounced in person. Hope you like them!
  23. Not really pleased with my CAV guys, can't get them to look like I have in my head =/ But, done for now, and at least they have colour on them :( The Heavy Bolter guy is done, with my first attempt at freehanding a luna wolf symbol on his shoulder. Hopefully I'll get better. At least it sorta looks ...doglike. Right? And the big grey guy's the dreadnought, which I also tried to do the symbol on, bit easier maybe because his shoulder's flat. I am probably going to go back and add weathering when I'm all done, but I haven't figured out that part yet.
  24. I was wondering if there was any traction on the COG team in development? Haven't really heard anything since the update a while back asking folks to send in their email if they were interested.
  25. I finally got around to uploading pictures of my CAV mechs from the KS Ace reward. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157660788240801/with/22756452085/ While I have been painting WW2 and Napoleonic miniatures for almost 20 years, this was my first time painting mechs and I really didn't know where to start. I looked around for other CAV mechs online, as well as Battletech sites, to get inspiration. The other thing I decided to do was make use of the white base color and do them in brighter colors. I'll likely do more camo type schemes when I get the rest of the bones from the KS. The first two I painted were the red Dictators. After that I decided I needed variety and eventually settled on the red, blue, green, and white theme. In general terms anyway, I got bored and mixed them up a bit. The album on flickr (link at the top of this message) has grouped shots by mech type and by paint scheme. For the most part they were fun to paint up, the hardest type to get a decent look was the Halberds and still am not totally happy with the red and green ones but really like how the Tron scheme came out and will probably do more like that. The missing Cougar was still on my workbench when I took the photos (its done up in the white body with grey limbs and tiger stripes scheme). I also decided not to use the hex bases as they seemed small. Instead I used 40mm rounds to be compatible with the Robotech KS mechs (whenever I get round to assembling them). I used thin cork and sand to texture the bases in a sort of rubble and to be neutral for a variety of settings (not grass, not snow, etc).
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