Badger APC for Heavy Gear Blitz

Quack!

I’ve been carrying on with my little bit of painting every evening and just finished off a Badger APC for my Western Frontier Protectorate forces in Heavy Gear Blitz.

The turret slot is magnetised but I’ve only painted one of the turret options so far.

Infantry at 1/144 (12mm) scale and Hunter trooper gear for scale.

 

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The Badger can hold two of the infantry squads you see next to it, or four two man teams
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I initially had the rear door fully functioning (this is supported by the components, with a little interior recessed detail) but I found it was tricky to preserve through the painting process so in the end I glued it shut

Next up,… an Iguana recon and electronic warfare gear I think.

Northern Mammoth strider painted!

I’ve recently been trying to stick to a habit of painting for at least 15 minutes every evening at about nine twenty. Having this time when I know I’ll be doing some painting while talking to a friend over Skype who encourages me has allowed me to get quite a few models painted up over the past few months. By far the slowest progress of these was on this model, the all metal Mammoth Strider for Heavy Gear Blitz. This is partly because it’s larger than most models I paint, but partly because it’s such a heavy miniature (it’s completely solid pewter) that I found handling it quite tricky and I was often rubbing paint off by accident.

Anyway I’m very glad it’s done and while it’s painted to a slightly lower standard than some of my models, I’m happy with how it turned out.

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This week’s loot

Hey all

Just wanted to show off some bits that arrived in the post today.

One order from Russian site Klukva Miniatures, which has really impressed me. I went with the Demon Warrior, Bloody Vampire, and Soul Vampire all in 35mm scale. You may recognise them from their respective games Kingdom Under Fire, Legacy of Kain, and Soul Reaver.

They came packed in a lovely little lasercut box and nicely padded with cotton wool. The detail on the miniatures is superb and they’ve gone through some seriously good QA too – virtually no mold lines or defects of any kind, which is rare for resin miniatures, especially of this level of detail.

Pics and more after the jump.

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Duck Brother Day Skirmish!

This weekend my esteemed Brother Duck came to visit. Many games were played and much fun was had. We hadn’t had a chance to hang out in person for a while and it was really nice to just chill and enjoy some gaming.

First my Duck Bro, his girlfriend, and I played the Warhammer Quest Card Game (by Fantasy Flight), which I’m generally very impressed with. It reminds me of Death Angel (also by FF) in that they’ve managed to capture the feel of a specific miniature game very well with just cards in different stacks. It’s quite similar to the LOTR co-op living card game (another FF product) but it’s easier to understand what’s happening and why.

Overall definitely a co-op game I’d recommend. It’s got a fair bit of depth and replayability and it’s pretty cheap too at about £20-£25. Sadly the addon packs are extremely rare and expensive, but it’s a game I could imagine making my own addons for.

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Heavy Gear Spotlight – Razorback

About Heavy Gear Spotlight

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Code Name: Razorback

Faction: The North

Manufacturer: Northco

Height: 4.7 meters

Weight: 8,134 kg


Baconradar’s Summary: A tough, flexible ground pounder, badly overshadowed by better choices

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Heavy Gear Spotlight – Klemm

About Heavy Gear Spotlight

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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 – Bobcat

About Heavy Gear Spotlight

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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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