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Ral Partha Battlemech :: Dragon DRG-1N :: Grey Death Legion, Pennant Lance

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Painting In Memorium, Amalor Myrnnyx

 

 From my entry post for the submissions:

 

I've been working on replicating a lance design I made for Battletech based on the "Grey Death Legion" mercenaries from the novels and resource book.

My version of the mercenary company had added some additional mechs including the Pennant Lance, an Assault class lance. The original lance is made up of the following, Harlston Jacks' Grand Titan (leader), Bama Fujita's Battlemaster, Muriko Sampson's Awesome, and Wendy Mayhem's Archer.

I think I got it pretty close using some of my current training to maintain details.

 

Let me start out saying that the mech painted below couldn't touch one of Amalor's mech paint jobs.  I learned a lot just from examining what he did.
 

60-Ton Dragon DRG-1N Mech


GDL_Dragon_Front_Back.jpg


GDL_Logo.jpg



GDL_Dragon_Front_Left_Right.jpg


GDL_Dragon_Back_Left_Right.jpg


Unlike the previous mechs I painted in the schema, the Dragon mech has lots of details with the armor "scales" so it was difficult to get paint coverage and maintain the details.

When I first did the "dragon skull" the eyes at the left and the right were too small.  You can see it in the preview image from the memorial post:
 

Grey_Death_Legion_-_Dragon_and_Grand_Tit 

 

So when I went to do the basing I added a larger section to the "eye" and that allowed me to break up the two large white plains a bit.
 

GDL_Dragon_Head_Example.jpg

 
I also used a micro pen to strengthen lines and details all over the mech.  They are quite handy for doing details.  You just have to remember they are ink instead of paint and they don't dry right away.  I will sometimes use some acrylic sealer to expedite the process of drying the ink.  I have the Micron 01 Assorted Colors Pens.

Here's a group shot of the previously painted lance schema with the Dragon.  It was taken before finishing touches were added to the Dragon.
 

Grey_Death_Trio.jpg

 

Comments and Criticism welcome.  I know it's not nearly up to Amalor's level but it's in the spirit of my old lance and I did manage to get something quite similar.

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Bought a pair these dice to go with this unit:

 

Battletech-GDL-Dice.jpg

 

Can't wait to see how well Greyson Death Carlisle does with these dice backing him.

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