Heavy Gear Caprice Mounts and bases

I just finished making a base for one of my mounts for the Caprice faction in Heavy Gear, and realised I hadn’t uploaded any photos of the previous mounts I’d done. So here they are!

First, here’s the chap whose base I just finished. It’s a Bashan recon mount, and I have to say I’m really pleased with how the base turned out. My Caprice forces have cityscape bases, which I’ve designed to fit with the Dropzone Commander cityscape terrain I use for a lot of my Heavy Gear games. On this one I decided to use a model tree I got from eBay to add some extra detail. The model itself is waiting for a few little extra details, like the shading on the canopy and some extra colouring on the legs, but it’s pretty close to done.

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Heavy Gear painting – Diamondback honour guard

Hello hello you lovely beasts.

I’ve been doing some more painting for my Southern Republican honour guard. Now in the backstory the honour guard was made up of Fer de Lances, Gilas, and the occasional King Cobra. But with the Legion Republique becoming a legitimate military unit prior to the Second War for Terra Nova, they would clearly need to bolster their numbers with other gears. I’ve found mention of the Sidewinder being very popular, probably because of its similarity to the Fer de Lance, but also because it was made during the pilot-safety era of gear construction.

This is something it has in common with the much more recent Diamondback design and I figured my SRA honour guard would be more than happy to field some. The only issue is the Diamondback is a little plain looking, having no ‘ears’ or crests for me to paint white. So I decided to spruce it up a bit with some 3rd party crests!

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The crests are from Anvil Industry and required very little work in order to fit to the rounded pauldrons of the Diamondback.

More pictures after the jump.

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Heavy Gear Spotlight – Spartan

About Heavy Gear Spotlight

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Code Name: Spartan

Faction: Peace River

Manufacturer: Paxton

Height: 4.7 meters

Weight: 7,330 kg


Baconradar’s Summary: A reliable heavy paratrooper offering strong weapons to airdrop groups

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Heavy Gear Spotlight – Razorback

About Heavy Gear Spotlight

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Code Name: Razorback

Faction: The North

Manufacturer: Northco

Height: 4.7 meters

Weight: 8,134 kg


Baconradar’s Summary: A tough, flexible ground pounder, badly overshadowed by better choices

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Heavy Gear Spotlight – BF2-21

About Heavy Gear Spotlight

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Code Name: BF2-21

Faction: CEF

Manufacturer: Colonial Expeditionary Force

Height: 4.6 meters

Weight: 5,950 kg


Baconradar’s Summary: Highly mobile sniper with great variants and a cheaper little brother

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Heavy Gear Spotlight – Jackal

About Heavy Gear Spotlight

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Code Name: Jackal

Faction: Peace River

Manufacturer: Paxton

Height: 4.2 meters

Weight: 5,930 kg


Baconradar’s Summary: Cheap, offensively versatile, but fragile paratrooper gear

 

Note: The Jackal is currently unreleased, but you can see a preview of the model, which will be pewter, here: http://www.dp9.com/content/new-jackal-3d-model-preview

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Heavy Gear Blitz – Rattlesnake

Been painting up another obsolete old model for my mercenary compagnie in Heavy Gear Blitz. This time it’s the Rattlesnake which was an early strike gear, faster and lighter than a Jager and, crucially, armed with a medium rocket pack (MRP) rather than the light rocket pack of similar cheap gears (or even the Black Mamba strike gear!).

The Rattlesnake doesn’t have any stats in the Living Rule Book, but I will be posting stats up on the blog so others can add it to their game.

I’m pretty happy with how he came out. I think it’s clear my painting style is slowly moving toward higher contrast models with more variation in shade, but more gradual transitions

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Note the tiny little camera head. The pilot’s head is in the armoured block below that, with a vision slit in case the camera gets blown off!

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