Saturday, August 14, 2010

Well a new box arrived today, from Ravenstar Studios, the Battletech Wolverine.
Another large chunk of resin with Chris' usual touch. You can read all about it here:
What I like about this kit is he has designed it with the various options, different armament, different heads, or cockpit as it were, and ease of poseability. Certain joints will to be pinned for strength.
My only issue with it, and no offense intended here Chris, is proportions.
As you can see from this photo below, this 55 ton mech stands next to a Griffin. Another 55 ton mech, they should be the same height right? Or at least a little closer, I may shorten the legs by 3/8 of an inch just to satisfy my eye.
But this is just my initial impression and should not be a discouragement for you if you want to get one. On the whole this is a cool kit and Im so glad Chris made it.
As much as I want to dig in to this one and start building and modifying it , it will go on the shelf for now.
Now if only someone, other than Tim, Chris or myself would master a Battletech Mech, especially the unseen Battlemaster, life would be good.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Hello all, Ive been a little busier than usual with real life(dont you hate when life gets in the way of models?) but once again I sidestepped onto something else.
I was looking at the little Anigrand Nebulon B Frigate wondering why I hadnt put it together yet then I remembered. I wanted to pour some rubber on it and make a variant.
So here it is assembled, no paint yet. Sorry.
I recasted( dirty word I know but its only for my use, not for sale, so get the sand out of your vagina) the main body, removed the lower section and scratched a few new details and voila, a Nebulon B2.
Influenced heavily by this CG image I found. Of course, now that I look at it , it looks like a Humpback whale dont you think?
Nevertheless, it'll make a fine addition to my growing 1/2256 fleet.