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    I’ve been looking for some mechs recently and despite Heavy Deing some of my favorite designs, I don’t like the new Blitz minis they look odd. The old ones were closer to the illustrations. Sooooo!

    Started working on my favorite Southern gear the Basilisk.
    Favorite Norther Gear is the Weasel, but the minis looks pretty similar to the image. I might still do it though just to have both of my favorite gears.
    It’s a design study because I wanted to see what needs to be filled out and simplified to print in 3mm/6mm.

    #180188
    Avatar photoMike
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    Long Live The Republic!!

    #180189
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    3mm scale Heavy Gears? Oh my goodness yes.

    #180192
    Avatar photoThaddeus Blanchette
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    3mm scale Heavy Gears? Oh my goodness yes.

    Amen to that!

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #180197
    Avatar photoPaint it Pink
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    Cool… 3mm, so about 6 to 8mm tall depending on assumptions about what 3mm means as a scale ratio.

    Nice.

    One is good, more is better
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    #180204
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    The Basilisk is one of my favs also!  I also really like the 1st edition Hunter, Adder and Jager Paratrooper.  The newer versions look a bit too simplified.

    You’ve become quite the talent with the 3d there!  Can’t wait to see how they print up.  For myself I’d love some in 6mm, been thinking of making 6mm Scopedogs and the like so maybe HG as well.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #180222
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    All hail the 3mm brotherhood.

    @Mike
    I’m more of a badland rover 🙂

    @Paint it Pink
    I’m leaning towards 5mm to 6mm tall. It should be 8mm and would work as robots for 6mm games too.

    @DSG
    GZG has some Scopedogs for 6mm scales. I had some but didn’t like how too upright they are.
    After tinkering with it for printing, the arms are way too thin for my liking. Enlarging the arms really changed how it looks to me, its surprising.

    Heavy Gear mechs also looks too similar at the tiny scale.
    I need to do some Weasels and Ferrets, they should look different enough.
    It’s anti climatic but I went with a half measure, transplanting Heavy Gear features to existing mechs.

    #180242
    Avatar photoDarkest Star Games
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    GZG has some Scopedogs for 6mm scales. I had some but didn’t like how too upright they are.

    I do indeed have some and they seem a little small, as well as static.  I’ve long thought about making some but sooo many projects already (and besides, I’m working on some in 1/48 for a convention game).

    It’s anti climatic but I went with a half measure, transplanting Heavy Gear features to existing mechs

      I think the added bits really work, give more definition and a “working” look (as opposed to show room pristine and slick).

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #180244
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    @DSG
    1/48 mech convension game? I’d hate to see the terrain.

    So, I did print some samples up. I haven’t been painting for so long I screwed up teh painting. Insteading of simply throwing pait on, I decided to drybrush white over black for some underpainting, before putting on colors. It came out grainy.

    Also scaled them wrong. Small one was supposed to be 5mm came out 7mm. Big on is 10.5mm instead of 8mm.
    Everything came out nice though. I used a little too much support and some of the details like the rockets suffered for it.

    Shown with 6mm and 3mm minis

    #180288
    Avatar photoDarkest Star Games
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    The smaller one looks to be just about a good size for the tiny dudes, slightly too big but still works.  Seems to me your printer’s resolution is good enough that you could add a little more detail should you want without endangering the overall shaping.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

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