More Battletech Nostalgia. This time the models are from the Boxed Sets that I received while deployed overseas. I had placed the boxed set on my Amazon "Want List" prior to the deployment and was surprised when a copy arrived from my Sister-in-Law. I was more surprised a few days later when a second copy arrived from her husband. Apparently they both decided to get me a copy and hadn't mentioned it to the other. I had shipped several of my paints over to give me something to do with my free time. (I learned on my first trip to Iraq that I could only play so many video games.) I primered these using the Tan and Black spray paint we had available down at the motor pool, and decided I would do them up as some of my favorite factions from the early Battletech novels and sourcebooks.
|The first test set came in as McKinnon's Raiders aka "The Foxes Teeth"|
For my primary antagonists I decided to do the Kurita Sword of Light vs. The Kell Hounds. I had a good strong red, and figured that these would paint up quickly and cleanly,
|Yes, those are T-Walls in the Background|
|Note the lack of Flock, that was intentional as any soil used to base them could have had them seized by customs...|
|These would become Genyosha|
|and these are Tan...|
After returning home I opted to finish the mechs and expand the contingents a little bit, mostly by adding some old Plastech mechs from the earlier boxed sets as well as some other models in the "I've been meaning to paint those" collection.
|I modified this one with a gun from one of the Mechwarrior plastech vehicles.|
|These cleaned up very nicely.|
|and these are still Tan....|