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Public Discussion => Battletech Universe => Topic started by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on September 16, 2011, 01:24:44 AM

Title: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on September 16, 2011, 01:24:44 AM
Should'nt be hard, its a MW4 type at this stage, but will be a hybrid when done.

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/008-2.jpg)

I figured i'd post this to give you an idea of how they are built
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: Terragent on September 16, 2011, 01:26:42 AM
Hunched-over shape makes me think Adder.
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: =KoS= Saber15 on September 16, 2011, 01:34:33 AM
Archer?
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: Werewolf486}12thVR{ on September 16, 2011, 02:02:37 AM
Vulture
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: DFDelta on September 16, 2011, 02:27:19 AM
Vulture

Thats my guess, too.
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: Xarg Talasko on September 16, 2011, 02:52:03 AM
I'm going with Thanatos
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: -AAA- on September 16, 2011, 02:58:49 AM
I'm going with Thanatos

Same here. 
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on September 16, 2011, 05:38:08 AM
Well done, we have our winners

They should look like this one when done, although im replacing the MW4 style pod arms with the CBT cannons on these.

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/Sep03691.jpg)

The missile racks will be different too, circular instead of hex shaped
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: Terragent on September 16, 2011, 07:51:56 AM
Huh, you didn't specify it was two separate chassis... That makes me half right, though, so I won't complain!
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on September 16, 2011, 09:12:36 AM
Its four vultures all up, the big bits are the 4 CTs, the side torsos are cut, but need to be assembled.

Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: CGB [CoffiNail] on September 16, 2011, 03:39:02 PM
Yeah I thought Mad Dog, but it was too many pieces LOL
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: =CJW=YalK on September 16, 2011, 04:29:14 PM
Who ya make'n 'em for?
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: CGB [CoffiNail] on September 16, 2011, 05:07:18 PM
he is going to send them out as christmas gifts :P
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: Werewolf486}12thVR{ on September 16, 2011, 05:38:17 PM
Well done, we have our winners

They should look like this one when done, although im replacing the MW4 style pod arms with the CBT cannons on these.

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/Sep03691.jpg)

The missile racks will be different too, circular instead of hex shaped

So what did I win? One of the completed Vultures? Oh please, oh please!
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on September 16, 2011, 11:10:52 PM
I wish i could mass produce them fast enough to gift them to all the great people here, and there is also the issue of posting them, they are delicate when done.

Having said that its in my mind to donate one to the ladder when its up an running as a prize in the 1v1 ladder.

I cant promise anything at this stage though ,i'm having some health issues atm, but who knows what the future holds.

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/003-10.jpg)

L/R Torso sections on one semi complete, next pair underway
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on September 16, 2011, 11:21:08 PM
The cockpit section gets cut out later and dropped in like this one

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/Aug07567.jpg)

The canopy on this one comes off so you can see the seat etc
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on September 21, 2011, 12:25:40 AM

Pack of Mad Dogs  ;D

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/004-9.jpg)

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/001-13.jpg)
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: MerfMerf on September 28, 2011, 11:38:25 AM
Hah! Nice project there Focht. Nicely done.

/Merf - Mechs! Mechs everywhere!
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on September 28, 2011, 11:57:37 AM
Thanks Merf, its my most ambitious project yet, i mass produced 3 madcats, and a pair each of victors blackknights and Lokis.
This is my first build of 4 of a kind, which is a tedious process, 8 feet 12 toes to be made etc etc.

Still...... i lay awake just last night thinking of what skins i will use.

Two shades of blue with white highlights is on the cards

And a desert scheme suits it too

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/today3.jpg)


Working in hip assemblys ATM, 16 parts all up, hard to get them uniform, so there are rejects on top of the final 16.

But when all 4 are done and painted, it should be an impressive set of pics i will have to share with you all.

At this stage of the game i'll replace the pod arms with CBT cannons, and the toes will likely be CBT with two joints instead of the MW4 single toe version as seen above


Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on October 10, 2011, 06:01:17 AM
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/003-11.jpg)

Upper leg assemblys forming up, and an example of a possible toe assembly
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on October 21, 2011, 10:03:15 AM
legs legs legs

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/006-5.jpg)
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on October 25, 2011, 02:02:41 AM
The toes and missile tubes are done, this varient is getting 6 SRM6's.
Very slow build, but the more in the build the longer it takes, if this had been one, it would be close to finished.
But with multiple builds there is lots of boring stuff to do, like making the same tiny part over and over and over
The front toes being the example.

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/003-12.jpg)
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: -SM-SUCKER on October 25, 2011, 08:29:57 AM
Looks good so far. Good work!
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on October 25, 2011, 08:51:47 AM
Thanks Mate, the first one "found its feet" today, im really excited, it looks great if i do say so myself and the rest should be identical

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/004-10.jpg)

As mentioned these will be getting the CBT tubular cannon arms not the mw4 pods, still a long way to go, ive always maintained the build is half the job, the detailing another half. it takes as long to apply the fine details as it to do the basic builds.
Still seeing the first one on its feet so to speak is really exciting.
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on October 27, 2011, 12:23:23 AM
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/002-10.jpg)

All 4 on their feet, cockpit assemblys next on the list
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on November 01, 2011, 03:33:23 AM
Command couch's , one installed
Note the legs are articulated so this one is posed as walking

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/005-9.jpg)
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on November 01, 2011, 05:40:36 AM
I could use some advice about now.
I was looking at the artwork, and have remodeled the mw4 canopy assemby.
This one is just a rough proof of concept build, but im interested in what you think, does it still have that vulture/maddog look ?

is it better/worse than the mw4 version

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/014.jpg)

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/012-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: Bloodycrow on November 01, 2011, 06:14:58 AM
In my opinion, the shoulders need to arch up next to the cockpit, to not only give it some more protection, but to also give it that hunched "vulture" look.
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on November 01, 2011, 06:47:11 AM
In my opinion, the shoulders need to arch up next to the cockpit, to not only give it some more protection, but to also give it that hunched "vulture" look.
Thanks mate, unfortunatly im stuck with the shoulders being as it is a MW4 version.

This is what the original canopy looks like.

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/Aug29652.jpg)

While the new design is closer to the original design, im not sure if it looks better or not.

I found this one today, which has an almost identical canopy to the new design

(http://www.toymania.com/toyfair2000/resaurus/images/mech2_front.jpg)

It also has the extra shoulder height you mention, i might play with adding a little up there later on, though right now im at the mass limit for 60 tons in scale with my other mechs, it will be easier to see if i have any scope for extra mass when the arms are done.
Right now though they are a good match with my madcats mass/scale wise

Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: Bloodycrow on November 01, 2011, 07:14:01 AM
Ah, I understand.

Yes actually, the redesign does look better in my opinion, with that more extreme slope to the cockpit. Much closer to the original style (which I prefer :P).
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on November 08, 2011, 12:12:45 AM
cannons forming up

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/004-11.jpg)
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on November 15, 2011, 12:13:42 AM
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/011.jpg)

Arms in progress, I'm using the timberwolf style bendy straw assembly because the pivot style doesnt allow for power cables etc.
the bendy part of a drinking straw with pipe cleaner inside gives me flexibility in the limb
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: AXEL on November 16, 2011, 03:49:06 AM
Great  job on that canopy, keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on November 16, 2011, 06:51:22 AM
Great  job on that canopy, keep up the good work!

Thanks AXEL, im very happy with the look, i think its an improvement on the MW4 canopy depicted below

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/Sep03691.jpg)

I have high hopes this hybrid between CBT and MW4 styles will work out well
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on November 18, 2011, 07:59:38 AM
Hot off the press, finally the first is looking like its almost there

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/008-3.jpg)

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/007-4.jpg)

Not sure if the gun barrels are too long or just right, all input welcome

Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: (TLL) Heretic on November 19, 2011, 02:41:33 AM
Yes, I think they're about 15-20% too long TBH.

Actually, I think the upper arm (above the curving "elbow" section) is also a little too long and is therefore creating the dissonance.  The length of that section is pushing the gun barrels well below the torso pivot point and detracting from that Velociraptor/T-Rex "Stubby arms" feel that implies "Vulture".  It's your interpretation, so the "stubbiness" of the arms is up to your taste, but personally I'd make them more "stubby" for that Bird-of-Prey feel.

Got to say, it's looking pretty fine though, I'd love to have a couple of Companys of 'mechs like this on a rescaled Tabletop game!!!  8)
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: Q on November 19, 2011, 03:39:42 AM
I think I'd go get my wife pregnant just to give you our first born in exchange for some of your models...
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on November 19, 2011, 05:15:28 AM
Thanks Guys,
You are right the length of the forearms does drop them below the normal position.

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/723/scan0081uw2.gif)


(http://img371.imageshack.us/img371/1989/scan0080bp7.gif)

Fixing that will be a real pain, since the mechanism that allows it to pivot at the "wrist" is now inside the assembly, still ive only done one so far, so i olny have to rebuild the one set.
the barrel length is easier to fix, i can either leave as is and mount them further back under the wrist assembly, or cut off the fronts and shorten them that way or both, or as you say be happy with a new interpretation on the design.

Some designs are like the one above others.....

(http://www.techno-hut.com/thp/minis/images/vulture.jpg)

Are different.

(http://prometheusrising.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/vulture03.png)

(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/100/4/3/WIP_Vulture_Battletech_Mech_by_etiennekendrick.jpg)

there is a bit of variation even before we start with MW4 pod style arms

Ive run out of a certain stock of plastic, so i have a few days to think about it.

I appreciate the input, it helps to have another pov
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: (TLL) Heretic on November 21, 2011, 05:01:35 PM
Actually the more I look at the die-casts with the almost skeletal and very rounded feel to them, the more and more I like the look of them with the extended barrel arms lowslung.  I am tempted to tell you to ignore everything I said earlier!  :-[ ::)..trouble with that is that I'd then recommend a slight change to the CT, to make it more rounded (That CT Bevel is a key feature of the CBT model, and I'd argue the body needs that curve which is sympathetic to the gun barrel arms). That might not be such a PITA as shortening the arms (which I am not convinced is really an issue after seeing the concept art you are working from).  You could perhaps glue a beveled area on top of what you have already without cutting into the body you have?

But as I say I like your models, I've only done 3D on computers and while it gives me nice screensavers I can hardly use them in a super-sized CBT game!  It's your interpretation, and what you've got already is VERY Cool indeed, I can see that it's a tricky project as the MW4 model = Square Peg, and the CBT model = Round Hole!  You've certainly set yourself a challenge!!!
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on November 21, 2011, 11:46:44 PM
Yeah the variation in the concept art makes it a tough call doesnt it, none the less i took your advice for my next chassis here it is for comparrison, the barrels are shorter and the cannon assembly sits higher on the "wrist"

I think its truer to the design myself although the first one is not unpleasant to look at either, but the length of the barrels reminded me of the masakari/warhawk, which at a certain level did the vulture chassis a disservice.
The barrels are now level with the beak of the mech, which i think is a better design.
They ride over the top half of the hip actuator hub instead of the lower half in the first chassis.
The shorter barrels also help this model scale better with the rest of my collection , thats perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of these models is keeping each build in scale with all the others, i have to factor in the tech base, as well as things like jump, a 75 ton with jump has to look slightly smaller than a 75 without etc.

Anyway from here i can either copy and convert to the second design, or the first for the rest of the project


(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/003-13.jpg)

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/005-10.jpg)

Second design stand alone pic

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/006-6.jpg)

I hear what you say about the curve on the CBT version, and i was sorely tempted to just build these 4 from the ground up in the CBT style, my timberwolves/madcats are CBT and that would have made for a perfect match when putting a star together. But i had the templates left from my original MW4 vulture model, and using them took months off the build.
I knew i was going to hybridise them, and am rather happy with the result

Your advice about the first design was an invaluable contribution to the second, so i would be interested in which you like better, as i said the rest of the project can go down either path now, personally i think the design changes you suggested bring the model closer to the true vulture design.
Thanks again for the input
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: Q on November 22, 2011, 01:36:54 AM
I'm going to keep my opinion short and sweet.

I like the second better.  It reminds me of a Vulture.

I like the first, but the arms/cannons remind me more of a Marauder.
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on November 22, 2011, 02:12:16 AM
Thanks Mate,
I agree, the second seems more like the vulture should look.
The first looks fine, but the second seems a little more authentic

Cheers
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: -SM-SUCKER on November 22, 2011, 11:37:07 AM
Great work so far.
I could only find one small issue: the arms weapons seem to be a bit to far apart from the torso. Which seems unfitting for a rather slim mech.
(http://www.solaris7.com/Images/TRO/BattleMechs/vulture.jpg)
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on November 23, 2011, 04:19:57 AM
Thanks Mate
Definately something to keep in mind when i lock the shoulder joint later, should be easy to bring them in a little tighter.
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: (TLL) Heretic on November 23, 2011, 01:38:38 PM
I'm liking the changes you've made, looking better and better.
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on November 28, 2011, 01:52:01 AM
I'm liking the changes you've made, looking better and better.

Thanks Mate

Was able to clear the desk today, they are all at what i call the blank stage . detailing next.

The first one got its first coat of primer, this will get sanded .
Then its paneling with xray film cut to shape,then another coat of silver
Once im happy with the silver undercoat, i will spatter them with a super saline solution and let the droplets crystalise.

The cammo skin goes over this, and once dry i rub the salt crystals off exposing flecks of silver as part of the weathering process. Then its out with the pastel sticks and a bit of sandpaper, the pastels get ground to powder and applied as exhaust (black/grey) and rust (orange) etc etc

First blank

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/008-6.jpg)
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on November 29, 2011, 01:17:00 AM
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/005-12.jpg)
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on December 06, 2011, 03:34:46 AM
The devil, is in the detail. I have to admit i hate this part of the build, lots of repetition, small elements, absolute accuracy both in the cut and position of the elements, i spent 5 mins positioning 2 elements yesterday turned to get the glue to lock them in position, bumped my elbow...... much wailing and gnashing of teeth entailed  ;D

just scratching the surface in these pics, the black stuff is Xray film, of which i have copious piles of the stuff, but its thin, and works really well. the white is stock styrene from the hobby shop
so detail below the missle ports, and on top of the shoulders, the toes get the treatment with styrene as do the front of the gun mounts

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/007-7.jpg)

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/005-13.jpg)
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: Bloodycrow on December 06, 2011, 03:53:48 AM
Those are looking fantastic! Even just those small additions make a big difference.

I can't wait to see how they all look together once they're all finished.
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on December 07, 2011, 04:05:19 AM
Thanks BC, It does make a difference doesnt it

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/004-12.jpg)
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on December 08, 2011, 02:16:35 AM
shoulder plating

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/002-11.jpg)
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: -SM-SUCKER on December 08, 2011, 10:36:11 AM
*clap* *clap* *clap*
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on December 09, 2011, 09:16:07 PM
Well now its official sucker gave me the clap Rofl.

All 4 shoulder plated

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/001-14.jpg)
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on December 17, 2011, 09:39:39 PM
Upper shoulder plating, and leg detailing


(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/005-14.jpg)
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on December 21, 2011, 12:37:54 AM
Added a plate down the beak, which i think emulates the CBT look reasonably well

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/005-15.jpg)
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on January 20, 2012, 05:00:43 AM
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/021-1.jpg)


(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/030.jpg)

Weathering and decals next
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: Bill on January 20, 2012, 05:16:09 AM
As previously stated your Bro status is very much full.

I might pester you to make something for me depending on the cost.

Perhaps the YLW in a dynamic pose.
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on January 20, 2012, 05:33:45 AM
Thanks Bro, much appreciated

Heres some of the last of the silver shots


(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/009-9.jpg)

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/015-1.jpg)

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/014-2.jpg)

I loved cammo on the locust on the cover of decision at thunder rift (being my first BT novel), so my first vulture got given that scheme in two shades of gray. Its a bitch of a scheme to pull off, but im looking at the model now alongside all my others and i'm not too unhappy, weathering with crushed pastels will also cover a multitude of sins, once i dirty it up it should look ok.
Thanks for the encouraging comments though, its what keeps me doing this stuff
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: Bloodycrow on January 20, 2012, 05:37:53 AM
Hot damn. That looks really friggen awesome. Loving the artic camo.

Almost seems a shame to weather them up, but boy does it make them look cool.
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: Bill on January 20, 2012, 05:41:40 AM
Hey dude, do you think you could do one in the CJW livery?

It'd stoke my fire to think of you guys playing with one of our dudes as a sort of lone merc (or Ronin deal) dealing out some punishment.
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on January 20, 2012, 05:51:11 AM
Hot damn. That looks really friggen awesome. Loving the artic camo.

Almost seems a shame to weather them up, but boy does it make them look cool.

Thanks Mate,
Its always a tough call, Some like my black knights, Puma and Zeus in ceremonial guard type schemes dont get weathered, The ones in combat type cammo look good with some.
This one needs it, the missile ports need sooting up, they are too clean atm, the feet need a little dirt.
The real question is given this mechs typical support role, should it have combat damage weathering.

The other question thats on my mind is should each one get a different scheme, or should i put two or more in the same uniform. I'm inclined to do 4 different schemes, but my two Victors are a nice pair in matching livery.

Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: Bill on January 20, 2012, 05:52:37 AM
I'm going to talk to the rest of the Clan about one of the star's scheme. It won't be garish, there is a sort of RP culture in CJW (as crazy as we all are we all love BT)

So I could send you some crappy .jpg of what we come up with.
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on January 20, 2012, 05:57:42 AM
Hey dude, do you think you could do one in the CJW livery?

It'd stoke my fire to think of you guys playing with one of our dudes as a sort of lone merc (or Ronin deal) dealing out some punishment.

What are the primary colours of CJW livery, i was thinking of doing one in a green/yellow scheme ala CJF

I was also leaning towards a CSJ livery on one since they designed The Vulture/Maddog and a CGB livery since they favour its use


Talk to your clanmates about what livery you want to use, and let me know.
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: Bill on January 20, 2012, 06:28:58 AM
Well you have to remember we're supposed to be an offshoot of the most extreme crusaders of both Wolf and Falcon.

We've smurfed the lore a little bit saying we're a renegade group really (like the rumoured remains of SJ after Bulldog etc).

The funny thing is both myself and Ensalus are both pretty solid wardens, so it's weird to play it so extremely the other way.

The first thing I can do is send you our clan insignia, but as for the livery I'm leaning more towards the Wolf main colours, but with falcon accents.

For the CBT stuff I'm putting together it's all a little bit mental. My character for example was made a bondsman in the clan invasion. He served in the Ryuken and was captured etc
The only real thing that draws attention to him is he refused to give up his family mech a No-Dachi. In his trial to keep it he basically was almost totally destroyed, but because he's a fapper he refused to die and broke the rules and used his sword. So he won the trial by the skin of his teeth by essentially cheating their system, it worked and he gained respect but he's also is resented because he keeps Bushido as his main code of honour.

Anyway, I've rambled enough. I'll talk to the rest of the guys. Here's our insignia http://wiki.mechlivinglegends.net/images/thumb/0/04/Jadewolf.png/421px-Jadewolf.png

This could be really cool, I don't suppose you play megamek.... I guess it's a bit too uninvolved for you.

Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on January 20, 2012, 07:12:18 AM
I already have the insignia, I used it to add the link to CJW at www.HPGRelay.com

Your character sounds great, ive always loved the japanese element of BT, having imersed myself in ninjutsu as a lad.

I did DL the megamek gear a long time ago, but never did get into playing it although some of my friends did.

I know some of your guys paint some mean miniatures, so play with your livery scheme and let me know.
I would love to paint one of these in your colours and use your insignia as a decal.

Ive done the first one in the scheme of my choice , CSJ and CGB are logical choices for the next two.
Something unique like CJW is something worth doing as well, so take your time decide on a scheme that suits you and i'll see what i can do with it.
Either a 2 or 3 colour scheme works for me, i had planned to do the CGB in 2 shades of blue with white overlays as an example.

Something like this

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/035.jpg)

Click on image for a close up

Toally different style to the first one, this is a dark and light shade of blue, with white on top.

Its how i envisage a CGB cammo scheme to look, but i can do this in any three colours
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: Bill on January 20, 2012, 07:28:00 AM
I cannot express the bro points that are flowing your way.

Let's hook up on TS at some point, up on irc and I'll give you our ts details.

We can have a game of MM and get soaked into the lore.
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: -SM-SUCKER on January 20, 2012, 09:02:01 AM
Great work, thanks a lot for sharing!
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on January 23, 2012, 01:28:18 AM
Your welcome

In this shot the yellow hazard decals are on, the missile and gun tips have been sooted up, and the feet dirted up a bit.

I didnt use the salt crystal trick, because i didnt want this one to look too battle scarred, but i might scrape some of the skin off in the feet area exposing silver at a later date

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/007-9.jpg)
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on January 24, 2012, 01:04:22 AM
A twist on in game smurfing   ;D

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/002-12.jpg)

Just the first coat
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: =KoS= Tripod on January 24, 2012, 02:13:09 AM
I still remember the first Rainbow 6 Vegas game, where everyone would wear neon green helmets to confuse enemies into thinking they were the neon green circle icons that floated above friendlies ::)
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on January 24, 2012, 02:50:22 AM
Next colour down

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/005-16.jpg)

White layer next
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: =KoS= Tripod on January 24, 2012, 02:52:37 AM
is it gonna get a little red/white hat?
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on January 24, 2012, 04:01:44 AM
is it gonna get a little red/white hat?

LOL i think the smurf meme will stick despite the extra colours

Well love it or hate it here it is, needs decals (CGB i'm thinking) and hazard stripes etc etc.

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/010-5.jpg)

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/012-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on January 24, 2012, 05:03:27 AM
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/011-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: CGB [CoffiNail] on January 24, 2012, 04:00:05 PM
Yeah looks very Ghost Bear. Turning out damn good. I cannot wait to see it all decal'd up.
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: Errodien Ward on January 24, 2012, 09:36:15 PM
Don't forget the mud on the feet!

Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on January 24, 2012, 10:43:35 PM
Still thinking about foot weathering on this one, If its deployed on an ice planet which the cammo suggests, it might not get much mud, plus it looks so pretty i havent yet got the artists pastels out yet.
I grind these up and use them dry and damp to dirt the models up.
But thus far ive been loath to do it to this one

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/005-17.jpg)

You can see the difference between the missile ports in this pic, the grey stripe scheme, has had its ports sooted with black pastel, where as the CGB varient is not done yet

The next one is CSJ, im leaning towards the alpha galaxy scheme

http://www.camospecs.com/Faction.asp?ID=172

Click on the alpha galaxy icon, but i'm open to suggestions from CSJ members, if you think another galaxys scheme is better let me know, and i'll consider the suggestions. but the alpha galaxy looks easy enough to do, and will give a decent result i think

Bill, any consensus on CJW colours yet ? im thinking jade green and orange would work. Provided i use matt paint and lots of weathering it shouldnt be too bright and garish. But its up to your clan, i have to buy the paints for this scheme so there is no rush
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on February 04, 2012, 07:25:16 AM
Latest one


This will get a lime/jade green sponge effect on top like the CGB varient paint job


but for now its jeep green (or for Dr Who fans Ironside Dalek scheme)


(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/029.jpg)


(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/027.jpg)

It aint done till its done, but i envisage a scheme like the border in this sig

(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c211/Jango_fett/mech%20junk/ensaluscopy.png)

Add a CJW insignia and it will look great

And its loadout is one i love

Quote
Alt. Config. A - The Mad Dog A can bring devastating fire on targets at any range, mounting an ER PPC and an LB 5-X AC, with which it can easily cripple enemies from long range. Should it get close enough, its six SRM-6 racks ensure the demise of nearly any foe.


http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Mad_Dog_(Vulture)
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: Bill on February 04, 2012, 07:41:08 AM
(http://assets.diylol.com/hfs/4b5/4d3/864/resized/bisonyes-meme-generator-hahahaha-yes-yes-this-is-delicious-6c3e7d.jpg)

Needs dirtying up a little bit and the addition of some CJW clan phrase favourites, then it will be ready to rape and pillage the innersphere!

Also maybe some accents in some more CJF green and we'll be cooking with ultra heated turbo mega mega fun time excellent gas.
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on February 04, 2012, 08:42:01 AM
As i said it will get the lighter shade dappled on top so we end up with something that looks like the border of Ensalus's sig.

I'll do my best to do the CJW proud.

Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: =CJW=Ensalus on February 08, 2012, 07:57:33 AM
Well, I'm glad I donated something too it, without even knowing lol.
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on February 09, 2012, 02:23:28 AM
As you can see im the victim of my own sucess, the pics have proven too popular and my hosting service has shut them down. they will be back in a few days.
I'll create a few new accounts and spread the load in future
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on February 17, 2012, 08:04:19 AM
I even managed to find some moss in the right colour

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/012-4.jpg)

Will add the CJW decals in the next few days.
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: Bill on February 18, 2012, 05:43:40 AM
It looks lush, I am in love.


With myself.
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: Deathbane on February 18, 2012, 06:51:59 AM
This is looking amazing focht.
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on February 18, 2012, 07:53:27 AM
The devil is always in the detail

Once this gets the CJW decals it will look great
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: ~SJ~ Blhurr on February 20, 2012, 06:26:26 AM
Get some missile models too!
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on February 21, 2012, 04:57:53 AM
Ive toyed with that idea as well, i used toothpicks easily enough on my madcat models.
Having said that, ive always wondered about the wisdom of having your warheads exposed, as per the canon images.
Strikes me return fire could set off a chain reaction, where recessed rounds would be protected.
It would be easy enough though to build an array in such a way as you could have it both ways
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on March 01, 2012, 06:17:43 AM
Finally some decal shots.

CGB

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/007-10.jpg)


And of course CJW

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/003-16.jpg)

I have to say i'm impressed at the colour match in both, but the CJW decal looks almost like it has a transparent bar in the middle of the decal the match is so close, both greens match the model perfectly.
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on March 01, 2012, 10:01:41 AM
One more

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/005-18.jpg)
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: Gouty on March 01, 2012, 10:32:40 AM
Sexual
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: Bill on March 01, 2012, 01:00:38 PM
Fantastic job dude, really liking it!

Now all we need to do is make it life sized and have all the weapon and power systems work.

Then I can take it to the next ott award ceremony and interrupt some painstakingly choreographed speech at the apex of the sobs. Or something.
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: -SM-SUCKER on March 01, 2012, 08:06:04 PM
Thank whatever god you whorship for people like Focht, with artistic talent!
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on March 26, 2012, 07:10:09 AM
Thanks Mate,
Here are two more i took today

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/014-3.jpg)

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/elninjo69/004-14.jpg)
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: (TLL)KitLightning on March 26, 2012, 07:17:54 AM
O.O that Scat is sexy ^^ and wat is that, the arms of the Vulture (MadDog) can rotate 8) didn't notice that at all :(
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on March 26, 2012, 07:20:07 AM
I wondered how long it would take for people to notice that, yes all the joints articulate on these where possible
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: Bloodycrow on March 26, 2012, 07:25:51 AM
I always love the terrain you choose to shoot these on. It's just ambiguous enough to believe their size as actual 'mechs and not models crafted magnificence.

And I didn't know about the articulation either. That makes them like, 800x more awesome. Do the torsos twist as well?
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: Bill on March 26, 2012, 07:34:39 AM
CJW fappking represent!

Excellent work as usual.
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on March 26, 2012, 08:06:32 AM
Yes they do,
The legs articulate in 3 places, ankle ,knee and hip, the arms articulate in 3 places, shoulder assembly rotates, upper arm joint can raise and lower the arms, and the wrist joint allows the assembly below to rotate and yes the torsos always twist.

When you play CBT with these fireing arc and line of sight can be fine tuned using these articulations, Its not unusual to get out the string and confirm a valid fireing solution

Im glad you like the terrain, it does as you say give a sense of realism to the shots
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on March 26, 2012, 08:08:21 AM
CJW fappking represent!

Excellent work as usual.

Im so glad you suggested a CJW varient, its become one of my favourite models
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on December 15, 2012, 07:26:21 AM
The last one has been painted and given CSJ decals

I will post pics of the final one on the 26th be sure to log on folks
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: Alexis Kerensky on December 15, 2012, 03:35:56 PM
so i am curious though why does the MWll Scat not have it's missile tubes in the right and left torso?
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: Ressk [CSF] on December 15, 2012, 08:35:22 PM
If in your wonderful armory of mechs there are any CSF designed or used variants....

can i request one in CSF livery?  ;D

for EG of CSF mechs: MK II... etc...

also alexis stop asking  questions in the wrong threads... and try to use spelling sense...
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [CG]Anastasius Focht on December 15, 2012, 10:42:24 PM
If i do a MC MKII i would certainly consider it, I've had a look at CSF and CDS at cammospec.

And alexis, please do try and keep a lid on the offtopic spam.
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: Alexis Kerensky on December 16, 2012, 12:06:18 AM
I'm comparing to your model...
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: [IPA] Avatar on December 16, 2012, 03:22:06 PM
so i am curious though why does the MWll Scat not have it's missile tubes in the right and left torso?

Have you seen a variant which uses missile weapons (except for the Novakitten)?

/spam
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: Alexis Kerensky on December 16, 2012, 04:45:51 PM
No i haven't... but like the model in the picture posted the scat has missle tubes on it's left and right torso.. even though i think their not used in the prime varient.
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: Bloodycrow on December 16, 2012, 06:55:04 PM
No i haven't... but like the model in the picture posted the scat has missle tubes on it's left and right torso..

Is MW4 the only one you've played? Everything you say seems to be based on this fact.

The model in the picture posted is of the MW4 version. The original TRO art (http://www.sarna.net/wiki/File:Shadowcat.jpg), which MWLL's Shadowcat was based on, does not have missile tubes in the left and right torsos.

Even the Mechwarrior 3 Shadowcat (http://ppc.warhawkenterprises.com/mw3battleshots/catclust.jpg) is based on the TRO art, and does not have missile tubes in the left and right torsos.
Title: Re: Guess the chassis
Post by: Alexis Kerensky on December 17, 2012, 05:44:03 PM
No i've played mw2 mechommander Gold and mechcommander 2 and mechassault 2(which in my opinion was a very very crappy mechwarrior)