Sunday, 6 January 2013

Whats that coming over the hill - It's Point of elementals

Well so much to painting these in an afternoon! It took 3days to get these done and my eyes are keeeling me.

It seems the casting for these was really smudgy which meant I had to precisely paint on every shadow and highlight with an extra fine brush :/ (flashback to 80's gamesworkshop minis)

Now they're painted you can see the changes in pose each one has. Star commander Natalya (in green) I gave a nice relax stance to while she directs her star, the rest are in various states of action. Number 03 is blasting off on pillars of custom sculpted Jet flame.

You can have a better look at the detail here. Paint wise you flip everything you know about shading/highlighting on its head and paint light in the crevices and dark on the highlights. Orange and yellow were dry brushed around the jets to add to the feel of light emanating from them.

"The standard against which all battle armor is measured, the Elemental battle armor was first introduced in 2868 by Clan Wolf in a Trial of Possession against the Nova Cats. It was a marvel of Clan engineering that allowed a small group of operators to take down large 'Mechs and survive the encounter. While it is possible for a normal-sized human to use the battle armor, this design is tailored for the Clans' giant Elemental warriors and only they can bring out its fullest potential." - Sarna

" Natalya - Holds the rank of Star Commander in the Falcons Claws. She is an Elemental, one of the Clans' genetically-bred infantry. Very little is revealed about her in the series, though in the book 1st Somerset Strikers, it is revealed that she is fiercely loyal to her commander, Nicolai Malthus, because she sees his exploits as her best shot for glory and a Bloodname. Pilots an Elemental battle armor suit." - BattleTech: The Animated Series wiki


  1. Oh man, that colourscheme brings me back... very nicely done. I might have to pay tribute to the old cartoon with the one of these I've had knocking about, never could quite decide on a colourscheme.

  2. Glad I could bring back some good memories. The cartoon cemented Battletech in my mind as a 10 year old boy.

    1. Co-incidentally I had put in an order to RPUK that morning for the remaining mechs needed to finish my Somerset Strikers. Once the internet was available to me I made up for lost time, and now I just need someone to do a mech-scale Banshee fighter and I've got the full TO&E. IWM's Sloth is adorable BTW, if you haven't already seen it.