Anolis for my ESE force

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I enjoyed working on that ESE Black Mamba duelist so much that I decided to paint a gear in Guillaume’s style to add to the group, rather than rebasing and touching up another prepainted model. Since they’re the ESE they like an odd mix of cheap military surplus gears and more expensive flashy mercenaries and bodyguards to the Emirs, so I painted up a cheap old Anolis Refit recon gear.

While you can still buy the Anolis it actually doesn’t have any rules in the official Living Rule Book, but is present in our Brigand Ruleset expanded model list.

The objective was to have the model fit in with the stuff Guillaume had already painted, but still fit with the way I paint. I don’t know what paints he used, so I had to approximate using what I have.

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On the left, my Anolis. On the right, a Jager in the style I’m trying to replicate. Everything on the Jager except some minor touchups and the base was painted by Guillaume.

More individual pics below:

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Gaslands Car: ‘Chicken Soup’

As promised, here are some pictures of my first completed Gaslands vehicle. The backstory is that the team who own it thought it would be cool to have some Chinese characters painted on the back, but the person they hired to do so didn’t actually speak any Chinese and just copied something from a takeaway menu. So, it’s now named ‘Chicken Soup’. I originally had the idea for a vehicle in the RPG campaign Zonefall I’m running (except that the language wasn’t Chinese, since it doesn’t take place on Earth) and copied it for Gaslands. I’m also going to be using the mini in that campaign.

Since this was my first Gaslands build I didn’t do too much in the way of conversion, just replaced the wheels and add added a bumper, running boards, and window mesh. I also made a magnetised turret which still needs painting. The original model was a Hot Wheels General Corp.

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Side view. I’m very happy with the wheels, which I got from Ken Overby on the Gaslands Facebook page.

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Gaslands

I’ve recently been getting interested in Gaslands, a tabletop game about post-apocalyptic death races. It appeals to me a lot for a bunch of reasons. First off I always enjoy post-apocalyptic settings, and Gaslands takes a lot of inspiration from things like Mad Max which I love. It also fits very nicely, with a few small changes, into the world of Zonefall – the post-apocalyptic paper-and-pencil RPG Baconradar are in the process of writing. I’ve started introducing an adapted version of the rules to use for multi-vehicle fights in the campaign of that I’m currently running and I’m very pleased with how it’s working out, as are my players.

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Interesting 10mm – 35mm scale mech

A little while ago I spotted a little blog store, Zandris IV Miniatures, selling a couple of 28mm scale mechs. Because I’m far more interested in gaming below 15mm I’m often unaware of mechs from larger scales that could actually work just fine as towering engines of destruction. The most important thing is they don’t have any features that clearly reveal their intended scale and these mechs certainly fit that criteria.

I went for one of the Type-45(D) ‘Satria’ Battlesuits, figuring I’d most likely use it as a ‘gearstrider’ or large one man mech in 12mm (1/144) scale. Having assembled it and fitted magnets to give it a variety of hardpoints, here are some pictures after the jump!

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Heavy Gear Chasseur Squad

 

Hi everyone. I recently decided to paint some more Heavy Gear models – it had been a while since I did any as a lot of my hobby time has been going on our fan rewrite of the Heavy Gear Blitz Living Rulebook (which is almost ready for release!). I realised I’d never actually painted any ordinary trooper Gears – the basic Hunter, Jager or Chasseur that are meant to be the staple of each Terra Novan force. So to rectify that, here’s a squad of NuCoal Chasseurs.

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Chasseur Commander, Flechette variant

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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 – 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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