I used to play the early edition of Battletech game in my teens in the late 90's. If I remember correctly this was actually my first game ever to contain the actual plastic miniatures!
After a wave of nostalgia and getting a little bit over saturated with skirmish systems from GW, I have decided to give the starter box "Battletech - A Game of Armored Combat" a go! So far I've had only two games, and still learning the rules but so far it is proven to be very solid game.
The playtime could be shorter, the plan for the next session is to take veteran pilots with 3/4 skills and one Star Commander with 2/3 Gunnery/Piloting skills. Now, that should speed things up and things shall get brutal!
About the paint job. I didn't have a set idea of how to do these. There is so many cool colour schemes for mechs and it's hard to pick one. I've decided to do them green ish and throw some complimentary accents on few parts. And then... In my opinion... I've overdone the accents a little bit... Paint job lost the military character and gained the corpo feel to it!
They do okay, but half way through the process I found myself struggling with them! Especially when I have discovered all of those fucking mold lines everywhere!!! I really don't know what happened, how could I miss them in the first place!? Must have been drunk, stoned or gone temporarily blind! Or all of the above! 🙂
Overall, I'm happy with the end result. Painting wise - I'm also happy, because I've tried a slightly different approach. I used a lot of glazing on the surfaces. I was glazing into the shadows and highlights to create edge highlights, so I could then reinforce the edge highlights after. If that makes any sense ;).
Ok, enought of my rambling, scroll down and have a "butchers" at those models and please forgive me the mold lines!