Monday, 6 July 2015

A little trip to Terra Nova


 These last few days, the temperature outside and in my painting corner rose to the point painting was getting difficult (40°C), as the paint dried out far too quickly.
So I decided to take a small break from painting my samurai house to building some miniatures.
Perfect to do with this hot weather as the glue even dries a lot faster.

Last time I had already shown my Southern Silver Vipers in progress.
They still needed a leader and a support unit, and most of all: an enemy to fight against.
 
The Northern hunters have a bit of a sad story actually.
They are from a number of different boxes and blisters: Some leftovers from Wayland, part of the Blitz two-player starter set, a Gen-Con exclusive miniature I couldn't resist when ordering online from the DP9 store, a Hunter XMG from Arena.

When I finally made my mind up of which North force I wanted to collect, they were suddenly not welcome anymore as the Cat's Paws aren't allowed to field them.

So they ended up in my bits box.

A bit of a shame actually, they are the most versatile chassis in Heavy Gear and at a low price cost. Even compared to their Southern counterparts they have a lot better options to choose from (like the snub cannon and medium bazooka).

Which is why they ended up in a box marked 'Leagueless', a box for unwanted miniatures I couldn't field otherwise.

 With the release of the Beta rules they finally seem to have found a home in the PRDF as a subunit, where their versatility will only strengthen the PRDF force.

The idea for a PRDF force has actually grown from the plans I had with my Leagueless.
While playing Valkyria Chronicles I knew I wanted to do a force in the Gallian colours.
However, the Leagueless are too much of a bandit group, and I wanted something more organized.
So the idea for a rebel Southern faction, which was originally sponsored by the North to harass their Southern enemy, which fled to the badlands when the two large nations came to a peace solution took root. So much I see them as my second faction now instead of my Cat's Paws :).

I definitely am going to add some more older Northern chassis like the bear, giving me the opportunity to field them as either a Northern or PRDF force. After all, when the plastic figures from the KS finally arrive I will get a lot more hunters searching for a home.



 




 
As you can see I already undercoated some of them, these will be paint try-outs and my starter force (except for the Chieftain IV).
I took the liberty to switch some of the legs, arms and torso's with those of some Para-trooper hunters I had laying around, to create two MP hunters and two Assault hunters.
The infantry are some sandriders I had from long ago, probably bought them in an impulsive mood.
Some of them still need some cleaning up with a bit of putty after I had cut their arms apart in order to get more different poses.
All of my bases are 40mm so far, I just hate the overhanging feet and it also gives them a bit of unity.
 
That's it for now, hopefully I can show a fully painted house the next time!
 
Thank you for reading,
 
Wouter

2 comments:

  1. Nice work Wouter! Hoping the temperature subsides some for you to get back to painting on canvas soon.

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  2. Hey Brandon, thank you.
    It started raining again, typical for Belgium ;), so the temperature has dropped :).

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