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Mangkukulam 22nd Nov 2018

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Ehem,

My very first Battletech miniature (this is a test figure to refresh my painting skills -- last time I painted was 15+ years ago! -- and also check how the paint scheme works out). Finished/varnished this guy last Thursday.

Here's a Charger from the Bonifacio's Katipuneros Merc group...


Mangkukulam 19th Jul 2019

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So, anybody back the BattleTech Clan Invasion Kickstarter? Goal was met 7 minutes after it was made available...

https://www.kickstarter.c ... invasion/description

Now on Day 3, response was so overwhelming, they're crafting new stretch goals on the fly as the previous goals were smashed so quickly.
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Mangkukulam 19th Jul 2019

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So, I printed something...


Timbeeeeeerrrrrrr!!!


Hear that Thundah???!!!


Mano y mano!


On a hex map now


Comparison with the Beginner Box mechs and an Alpha Strike box mech

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[F8L] Dar1ngOne 30th Jul 2019


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Well Mang, thanks to your link to the Battletech Kickstarter, I am going to make myself a canon character. Also, really digging the Crusader Refresh.


mmmmmmm yes, mechcellent!


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[F8L] Dar1ngOne 3rd Aug 2019


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@H, as a kickstarter I get to post comments. In doing so I may have found you a NZ based battletech club for you to have some fun with. A stop gap measure until we win some lotto then we can can table top 24 / 7 in our air fortress.



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[F8L] Dar1ngOne 11th Aug 2019


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It begins, mmmmmmmm yes.

I might ask for your thoughts before I send off my bio. How do I shrink a book about myself into 15 words or less?

STAR COLONEL: Starting at this pledge level, you will name a canon character that is guaranteed to appear in future sourcebooks and fiction. The details we will eventually ask players to provide for us are roughly as follows:

Name

Specialty (MechWarrior/Gladiator)

Gender : Big Boi

Faction - F8L- Special Ops with Clan Wolf.

Suggested Vehicles/Equipment : Modified Atlas - 1D (Dares Charm) - Crusader -1J modified.

Suggested Combat Command : Lord Commander

Suggested Rank : Master

15-word or less character quote

So far, key points.
Gunnery Skill : 0 Piloting Skill : 0 Edge : 8

Traits : Sixth Sense
Special Ability : Dare's Stare, on a 2D6 roll of 13 the enemy mech Daring is looking at explodes.

Pet Cat : Miss Macross

Ex-GF : Harmony Goldberg

------------- The Fatal 8 ------------------------
Command Lance
Scout Assasin : Mycrus (light)
Engineer Tinkerer : Tekadept (medium)
Fire Suppot : Arthur King (heavy)

Assault Lance
Mang
H
Ken O
Nonseq



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[F8L] Dar1ngOne 11th Aug 2019


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Update, just like my current lay. I can't fit it all in. 15 words all less! I had to vent....



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[F8L] Dar1ngOne 11th Aug 2019


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All this Battletech stuff had me hankering for a game.   Nice vid change from the fortnite stuff for a bit.





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[F8L] tekadept 15th Aug 2019


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Turning a bit of acrylic into
this

doesn't look that impressive,
but when you do
 this

and this.


It looks much better



Mangkukulam 15th Aug 2019

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Work in progress on the 3D printed Timberwolf... still need to do highlighting, shading, jeweling, detailing and basing...


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Mangkukulam 23rd Aug 2019

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Almost ready for the drop... Just need decals, a base and varnish...



Mangkukulam 28th Feb

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Woohoo!

Movement dice just arrived!


Mangkukulam 24th Mar

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Well, she's finally done!







What I learned from this experiment:

  • I probably should have worked on different miniatures in parallel. Painting the camo burned me out and caused me to pause a couple months with zero painting done
  • You can actually overdo edge highlighting
  • Texture paint (for basing) will actually shrink when it dries (failed here)
  • I should have painted the base a dark brown color before applying GW Martian Ironearth on top
  • Tamiya Weathering Master pigments (?) will lose a lot of the effect when you seal the miniature with varnish
  • Handle tiny decals with care and a lot of patience
Now, onto the next project!

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Bases added. My detailing is not nearly as fine as Mang's.



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Mangkukulam 19th Apr

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So after 8 months, I finally assembled my FDM printer (an Ender-3 Pro) because a doctor cousin of mine asked if I can print surgical mask straps (a.k.a. "earsavers" ) to help ease the strain on their ears (caused by wearing masks over a prolonged period). I've been printing almost non-stop to equip not just her, but also the entire hospital (the least I can do for these people who are endangering their lives so others may live). In between, I managed to sneak in a couple of prints -- terrain for tabletop BattleTech just to test how good they would come out...







Note: Thunderbolt was NOT 3D printed, it's from the "BattleTech: A Game of Armored Combat" set box.

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[F8L] Dar1ngOne 25th Apr


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Mangkukulam · Holy [email protected]! Certainly a force to reckon with! Even has a lostech Millenium Falcon to boot!

Yah, Mang, it's a modified Overlord Dropship. tee hee

[F8L] mycrus · what's the drop weight of the entire deck? shout out to the commando at the back that leads them all

1565 tons I counted. tee hee

Fixed that positioning issue for you buddy. The brains and the brawn. Commando and Atlas. On your left, by your side. The most feared combination in the Inner Sphere today. The best Dare was, the best Dare is, the best Dare ever will be!

[F8L] H · <insert Commando joke here>
Mmmmmmm, yes.

Mech-cellent! (Classic H)

****** ALERT **** ALERT **** Space Godzilla sighted, Baby Yoda has called upon the Forgotten 8th.

F8L Assemble!

Dares Charm Atlas new camo inspired by Mang!





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Mangkukulam 9th May

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In between printing earsavers/mask straps, I managed to squeeze in some time to print the rest of the 3D terrain for the Grasslands #2 map that came with the "A Game of Armored Combat" box (plus a few extra buildings). I will need to paint and flock these sometime...









Mangkukulam 12th May

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Thunderhead Studios went on sale (25% off on STL files), so finally committed to purchasing the files for these...

1) Forward operating base



2) River base



The plan (and the plan ALWAYS changes) is to print the pieces little by little until the whole set is done. Getting these painted is another story though...

Last Edit: 12th May by Mangkukulam
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