Sunday, 19 July 2015

The war for Terra Nova

Late again, ...
But this time I have a good excuse, as I have spend little time on my pc or phone apart from work related stuff. The reason: I have been painting fanatically to get some miniatures which were sitting on my desk for about a year.
Two of them had nothing but a basecoat, but the third was nearly finished.
Unfortunately I had forgotten which colours I used on him so I had to start again from scratch.
Because of that you can clearly see some difference between them.

I had told about my rising interest in Heavy Gear.
The hunters, I showed in my previous post, are neatly stowed away as I need an airbrush to finish them.
A post by Brandon Faro actually pointed me in the right direction for how to do the colour scheme I wanted (https://dropshipstudio.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/ucm-digital-camo-for-dropzone-commander/).
Which leaves me my CEF and South to get me playing as soon as possible.
I know my friend has some Black Talons, but as these are a highly elite group they are not really suitable for learning the mechanics.

What I mean to do is finish 50TV and build up from there.
50TV will get me one combat group and fits nicely in what I already have almost finished so far.
I also tried to create two completely different groups: Small and fast for the CEF, A large group but vulnerable for the South.

Here's the work I got done this week.

 
 
The frame was fitted with a rocket pack as this was still possible under the Blitz rules.
Both the rocket pack and sniper laser are now gone, so I treat the laser as a Particle Accelerator and the RP as anti-tank missiles.
 



All of them are fitted on urban bases, as I wanted to give the impression as if they are flying over/standing on a destroyed Terra Nova city or town.
As the CEF are the main antagonists in Heavy Gear, I went for a combination of greys.
Mainly to enhance the fact they are a highly effective military machine. But also because I wanted them to look a bit dull, while still visually pleasing.
I think they turned out rather well.

Thank you for reading, I hope you like them.

Wouter
 

4 comments:

  1. I always enjoyed the Heavy Gear Line! I just wish people played it here. Very nice looking paint scheme, look forward to seeing more.

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  2. Thanks! It is barely played here as well.
    The shipping, combined with the fact the miniatures aren't cheap either is just killing it.
    But I hope the upcoming plastic starter set, likely to get to distributers worldwide, will change that.

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  3. Great work. I have some CEF figs myself long untouched. Looking for paint colour inspiration. Hilariously, I just linked the exact same article (digital camo) in a facebook discussion a couple week ago. It really is a great resource.

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  4. Thank you devab. Strange enough these miniatures were very fun to paint, so I have no idea why I quit painting them when I did. The Grel infantry isn't something I look forward to paint though.
    As for the article, it is rare to see such good tutorials.
    And is indeed an amazing resource.

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