Monday, July 26, 2010

On the bench this week...




A prototype Mycetic Crypt, made out of some bargain-basement Monolith bits and plasticard, waiting for detailing. Is this large enough to carry 20 infantry or 1 monstrous creature? Hmmmm.

In other news, we have these:


Looking through the backlogs and bits boxes this week, I fished out these little gems. You may have heard about DP9's Gundam tribute game, Jovian Chronicles. Before taking it to their own game system, they published it under the auspices of R. Talsorian's Mekton line, a clunkier, far less popular mecha game than Battletech. The JC mecha had a rounded, baroque look, and some were a little derivative of Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, among other series, but were otherwise nice designs. 




Okay, more than a little derivative, but Bandai has yet to sue the crap out of them, so it's safe to assume they dodged the bullet, I think. 




Hmm... there is such a thing as living too dangerously.


DP9 cranked out larger miniatures for this and their VOTOMs game, Heavy Gear, by way of a company called RAFM.  (I should mention that I wrote fluff material for four or five of their books back in the late '90s, so there you go) DP9 has since had some kind of stroke, redesigned their JC mecha (among others) to look crappy, and halved the scale of their minis. (Don't ask me why, although I do have some theories.) RAFM  had major quality control issues, but their sculpts were pretty damn good, so I picked up one of each and then.... never got back to them. These models have been sitting around for a DECADE.


Anyhoo,  I dug them out, and after they're finished, I'll be featuring them here. After all, who doesn't love giant robots?

5 comments:

Lantz said...

Ugh, all I wanted as a kid was the 1/144th scale RX-78 GP03 model kit... Seeing the AMA-X2 has caused the sadness of never having the money for one to return, sir. I hope you're happy...

All kidding aside, I assume that first pic is going to be your army's version of a spore pod for nids? Can't WAIT to see what you come up with!

#2501 said...

Wait a minute, you're in IT, aren't you? Don't you have the money for a fleet of gold Mercedes?

I kid, I kid.

But seriously Lantz, you're a damn good modeller. Why not make your own? Sure you'd never use it in 40k, but it'd look swell on your shelf ;)

Yep, it's a spore pod. I need to cover those blank sides with detail bits and some excuse for the spore's close-in gun.

Lantz said...

Ha! I wish... Maybe some day I'll make my own, but my workbench just keeps piling up and I haven't purchased a new model in months!

Are the blank sides of the "pod" going to be portals or something?

#2501 said...

You remember my Monolith scratchbuild? I'm going to texture it up like that. It's a relatively easy build, and I only really need two of them to drop the squads of Zoans in.

Which reminds me, I need to find some more cheap sentinel legs for my other Hive Tyrant....

Lantz said...

Right on, I really dig the 'lith you made. Can't wait!