Heavy Gear Spotlight – Jackal

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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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Heavy Gear Chargeur Engineering Gear

Here’s my most recent completed model, the Chargeur Engineering Gear for NuCoal. I really like all the engineering models in the game, and I’m planning to eventually build a squad with one of each type for my NuCoal force. I’m fairly pleased with the base, which has the gear either clearing debris, building an impromptu roadblock, or shifting supplies around or the edge of a road through the badlands. I’m also very happy with the canopy, which was my first attempt at painting this kind of effect.

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NuCoal infantry squad and Chasseur paratrooper for scale.

Heavy Gear Spotlight – Klemm

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Code Name: Klemm

Faction: The North

Manufacturer: Norlight Industries

Height: 2.5 meters

Weight: 25,650 kg


Baconradar’s Summary: A super tough little support tank with two great variants

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Heavy Gear Spotlight – King Cobra

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Code Name: King Cobra

Faction: South

Manufacturer: Territorial Arms Skunk Works

Height: 5.2 meters

Weight: 10,120 kg


Baconradar’s Summary: An elite and versatile anti-gear weapons platform which excels in two roles

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Heavy Gear Blitz – King Cobra merc

Peep peep!

I’ve been doing some more painting, this time of an old Tactical era King Cobra model I got super, super cheap from well known French gaming site Ludik Bazar. Now the model itself I would consider quite a bit worse than the excellent modern Blitz era metal King Cobra – the key differences are that the pose is very static, the weapons are smaller, there’s a little less detail, the stylised look of the Heavy Gear illustrations aren’t really captured, the shoulder rocket pack is different/worse, the hands are normal sized rather than the massive an iconic manipulators, the artillery rocket system is missing entirely, and there are no ears at all!

Still for the price they were a bargain and with some modifications (modded artillery rockets, newer mortar, modified cut down rotary cannon, a pair of old tac era knife blades stuck on as ears and a few other minor changes) I think the model ended up looking pretty good.

Here he is without his weapons (both hands are magnetised). Click on for plenty more pics.

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Front view of the King Cobra. Because he’s an older model I decided to paint him for my mercenary Compagnie, who use slightly older or modified gears. Their scheme is green and red.

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Heavy Gear Spotlight – Bobcat

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Code Name: Bobcat

Faction: The North

Manufacturer: Northco

Height: 4.3 meters

Weight: 5,689 kg


Baconradar’s Summary: A cheap, simple, and reliable TD capable recon gear

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