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Post by Steve Ronin » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:17 pm

Ok y'all...

So I've been hidden for a while.
I'm not dead. Yet.

This semi-blog is my attempt to inject some new thought and material to our beloved site.
I have never blogged before, so please.... BE GENTLE.

If you have comments to make, please post them HERE:

http://www.battletechuniverse.org/hpgup ... hp?t=17401
I haven't totally decided on what all subjects I might touch on, so suggestions are welcome.

About Me:
I'm a gamer. I've been playing Battletech on/off since 1989-1990.
I am, and will always be, a STRONG proponent FOR the "UNSEEN" miniatures of Battletech.
I can count on one hand the number of "RESEEN" models are in my collection.
My collection is currently in the 300-400 range of BattleMechs, 200-300 vehicles, 100-200 stands of infantry and a few dozen ASF units.
Oddly enough, I do not have any spacecraft, dropships, warships or jumpships.
That part of Battletech, even as large a portion as it is, just hasn't ever captured my imagination.
I am proud to be a Staff member here at BTU. I've been here a long time, and it is very much my home on the intardwebs.
I am an avid reader of just about anything that captures my interest, so links to other blogs aren't out of the question.
Think that is enough for now. I will try to post new content daily.
Catch ya'll on the flip side.

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Post by Steve Ronin » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:15 am

Here is a post for a Monday.
For those of us who are, have been, or will, face hard times. (Everyone)

The Quitter (1912)
When you're lost in the Wild, and you're scared as a child,
And Death looks you bang in the eye,
And you're sore as a boil, it's according to Hoyle
To cock your revolver and . . . die.
But the Code of a Man says: "Fight all you can,"
And self-dissolution is barred.
In hunger and woe, oh, it's easy to blow . . .
It's the hell-served-for-breakfast that's hard.

"You're sick of the game!" Well, now that's a shame.
You're young and you're brave and you're bright.
"You've had a raw deal!" I know--but don't squeal,
Buck up, do your damnedest, and fight.
It's the plugging away that will win you the day,
So don't be a piker, old pard!

Just draw on your grit, it's so easy to quit.
It's the keeping-your chin-up that's hard.

It's easy to cry that you're beaten--and die;
It's easy to crawfish and crawl;
But to fight and to fight when hope's out of sight--
Why that's the best game of them all!

And though you come out of each gruelling bout,
All broken and battered and scarred,
Just have one more try--it's dead easy to die,
It's the keeping-on-living that's hard.
- Robert Service


The above applies to all things in life...
your career, your finances, your personal relationships, all those things.

And while I don't think anyone has ever committed suicide over a paintjob, I do understand the absolute frustration when the paint won't lay where you want it.
I believe we all know the feeling of pride and triumph when the final coat dries, and we are left with a finished mini.
Personally, I really look forward to that internal triumph when I finish a unit.
Painting is its own reward...
But compliments after the fact are really nice too.

Everyone on the board knows of my WARHAMMER fetish. But I'll be the first to admit that the classic Warhammer is a a beast to paint.
My first thread here will be a study on the assembly and painting of the Unseen Warhammer.
Will post pics later this week.

Stay Safe, My Friends.

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Post by Steve Ronin » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:42 am

Hello Again.

So I spent last evening working on a Warhammer.
methinks I've forgotten how much work goes into one.
so last night I worked on it and took pictures.
tonight I'll edit pix so I will have something to post for tomorrow.
(and give my poor fingers opportunity to heal)

In the meantime, I figured I'd post some of my FAVORITE Battletech blogs.
If you don't see yours, please post it in the comments... I haven't finished searching the internets yet for all things BT related. :D

Paint It Pink's Blog <<< Ashley's place, highlights awesome WW1 losenge camo. Full of great ideas for terrain and paint schemes. Regular here on BTU.

Mind of Keifus <<< this is a great blog, and I know Keifus personally. He is a great guy, and his painting talent makes me GREEN with envy. He can bring a MiB mini to a game, and have it gorgeous and complete less than 6 hours later.

ScrapYard Armory <<< watch this blog for unofficial updates on developing new CBT product

One World At A Time <<< full of unofficial teasers about War of Reaving

The Original Skippy's List <<< total awesomeness

The Battletech Reader <<< Satak's home of the Fanon 3063 TRO. Chip in and help out.
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Post by Steve Ronin » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:52 am

Hello All.
This is part A for today...
Band Aids make typing hard.
got the Warhammer primered,
and while it was drying, managed to slice open my thumb while working on another Warhammer.
:shock: OW :shock:
following first aid, put a first coat of metallic sterling silver on my project Warhammer.
and then I called it a night.

Part B later on...

Watch out for them hobby knives... dem !@#$! are sharp.

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Post by Steve Ronin » Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:06 am

Busy day yesterday and last night.

But I can say from personal experience...
THESE
are really, REALLY loud.
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Don't ask: I can't tell. Really.

Still have a band aid on & my personal medical professional isn't interested in hearing my whining.
It's amazing how they can do that... I'd swear I'm louder than the kids.
As for the Warhammer:
It's been modded, primered, gotten a primary coat of silver and has a coat of green ink wash now drying.
?? Green Ink and silver??
Why thank you for asking...
I'm indulging my Dark Side and producing a company of Capellan Confed House Hiritsu 'Mechs.
Finished Look like this: http://www.camospecs.com/Miniature.asp?ID=4623
3 Vindicators
2 Hunchbacks
the Warhammer
Charger
Centurion
Raven
Locust
Cataphract
I hope to have the company finished by the end of July. *crosses bandaids*

Now some of y'all know my political leanings; but this isn't a political blog.
My BP is high enough... BTU is where I come to chill out from RL headaches.
And some others know of my other hobby: GUNS. (and survival preparation for the coming Zombie Apocalype)
You think I jest... even the CDC is getting ready.
http://blogs.cdc.gov/publichealthmatter ... pocalypse/
But being self sustaining is a useful skill, too.
http://andysredneckramblings.blogspot.c ... loads.html
That is a great big list of 'How To'...
OH LOOK: here is some required reading for the WoB Jihad...
http://www.scribd.com/doc/2932392/Nucle ... val-Skills
:wink:

I just wish I had the capability and talent to produce my own minis. My hat is off to y'all that can.
And I mean MY OWN MINIS; not copies of copyrighted material.
*Torches & pitchforks* DEATH to repro makers!

calm...
caaaallmmm...
whew.

Enough Ramblings for now.
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Post by Steve Ronin » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:41 pm

so it was a busy weekend. 12 hours behind the wheel leaves me feeling ... tired... :wink:

But since then I've turned up some fun web comix.
"This one goes out to all my homies playin' Battletech in their parents' basements."

And the following is borderline NSFW... but the Mechs look cool...
PINKY TA
http://www.drunkduck.com/Pinky_TA/5322902/

And a FAVORITE of mine from VG CAts ... even the Mech looks Kuritan. :lol:
http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=206

Please, if you have some Mech related comix or websites, please post them in the comments.

Gotta run...work calls.
Stay Safe Out There.

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Post by Steve Ronin » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:58 pm

OK... time to post some pix of the Warhammer I'm working on...

DIAL UP USERS: BRACE YOURSELF!
First off: my work space... nothing fancy but its enough.
How many Warhammers are in this picture?
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As you can see, in the foreground, I have two stripped down WHM-6Rs.
You'll also notice that I'm short of SRM racks and shoulder spotlights.
D'ya see the molding sprues ... those will be handy later.

The standard WHM has a skinnyness problem IMHO.
As seen here, the lack of spacing at the shoulders lends to the arm PPCs being tucked in too tight for anything but a static pose.
I'm not a huge fan of this scrunched look...
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Post by Steve Ronin » Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:17 pm

Continued...

So I've found a way to IMPROVE upon the standard Warhammer mini...

find yourself a nice flat piece of mini molding sprue: shouldn't be hard, almost EVERY mini comes with some.
If you snip it down to size....
You can see that it will fit nicely as a spacer.
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A few more snips and some work with a file... and you can shape the new spacer to fit in line with the general outline of your WHM.
Glue it into place, then use a Dremel or drill bit to router out the shoulder mounting for the arm.
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After the glue dries, you can see the clear improvements...
Now, I've seen this done with BBs or large beads, but my Dremel is currently NonFunctional. (permanently)
Either way you do it, a bit of shoulder spacing adds alot of GOOD to this particular mini.

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Well, that is 2 posts for today: tomorrow... more pics of my Warhammer in progress.
As always, I look forward to and enjoy your comments in the comments page.
catch y'all on the flip side.

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Post by Steve Ronin » Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:07 pm

Sorry about missing yesterday... wasn't feeling to hot.

Anyway, continuing the mod of a Warhammer - 6R, as I had mentioned previously, I am short of SRM packs and spotlights.
That is when molding sprue comes in very handy.
Cut down to size and pinned in place, the sprue can be formed into passable SRM packs and spotlights.
Unfortunately, this does require drilling into the shoulders of the Warhammer.
Those of y'all with sharp eyes will notice the leftover stains from the red paint formerly on this mini.
unfortuneately, not all of that is red paint, thanks to my incident with the hobby knife.

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ONce the glue sets, Green Stuff can be molded onto the sprues to complete their transformation.
Now that the modifications are complete, the mini can now be primered...
I prefer white primer for doing parade schemes, grey primer for camo schemes and/or vehicles, and black primer for infantry.

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Now DONT go crying 'FOUL'! Yes, this is a different Warhammer. I havent finished putting Green Stuff on the other mini.
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Post by Steve Ronin » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:48 pm

Good Friday to my Friends...
Yes, I know I'm way late in posting this, and that those of yall on the Eastern side of the Atlantic are berating me for not posting in a timely manner.
Been a bit busy... mostly getting poked and prodded.
Had to undergo a basic physical for work, and I seemed to have passed.
and then they stuck a bunch of needles in me.
:x :shock: OW! [deleted] :shock: :x
I know that compared to some of our other members here at BTU, the 10 needle sticks I received where nothing much.
Did I mention I hate needles? Really, truely do hate 'em.
JEFF! Stop calling me a WUSS. I can hear you from here.
I have been informed that I have yet another, much more strenuous physical to take yet.
:x and more needles... :x
When I have more publically releasable info on WHY I'm undergoing testing ... I'll let you know.
probably almost after the fact. Just know for now that it is work related.

anyway... back to my Warhammer project.
My last post left us with a white primered WHM.
My first base coat on top of the primer was Metallic Sterling Silver. Sorry, but I forgot to snap a picture.
On top of the silver, I laid down a custom mix of thinned green ink and lime green paint.
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I don't think I quite got the mix thin enough. :?
Either way, once it has dried, I will brush on a thin black wash.
aha! some of y'all are thinking: :?: black wash? already? but what about... :?:
My plan is to use the black wash to define the panels.
Then I'm thinking I'll go over the entire mini with a very light drybrushing of more metallic silver.
I'm hoping this will give me the green metallic sheen i seek.

On a side note, American readers will know of the blistering heat wave scorching the central & eastern US.
Temps reached 105F today where I live. I've no clue of the official heat index, but I'm guessing about 120F to 125F.
Now, one would think that blistering heat like this is great weather for outdoor primering of minis.
You'd be wrong. I primered 4 minis yesterday, all being in direct sunlight, at a temp of about 95F.
Unfortunately, the humidity was bout 70%+.
After 30 minutes, the minis were still tacky wet, AND were almost too hot to handle.
I brought them in the air conditioned house and even after 3 hours in front of a fan, they were still tacky to the touch.
So it goes to show ya... humidity is more important than temp when it comes to painting.

Have a good weekend y'all.
Stay Cool!

-the RONIN
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Post by Steve Ronin » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:19 am

Greetings, My Friends...

I hope you all have had a pleseant weekend and that your Monday wasn't too trying for you.
My apologies for the [s]ridiculously late[/s] VERY EARLY post. :D
I spent most of my weekend trying not to melt in the heat.
I really should buy stock in the Electric company... really should...
anyway...
I didn't get a single thing done to the Warhammer over the weekend.
Instead I got started on a JAVELIN and a LOCUST for the same unit.
Both are PlasTech, but the flash isn't too bad, and the sculpts are nice and crisp.
Got both primered, then silver base coated.
Then I realized that the remainder of the Green ink wash had spilled and dried out. :(
So I had to try to mix a new batch.
Happily, I think the new batch is better than the old.
Only the finished product will tell.

Found a really great thread over at the CBT.com forums...
http://www.classicbattletech.com/forums ... 668.0.html

What's better than a banner that can cause a grin? For instance...
COMSTAR - We're like AT&T with guns. So Pay Your Bill. :lol:
COMSTAR EXPLORER CORPS - It Pays To Discover. :lol:

For those of y'all who are looking for jobs in these hard times, may I suggest:
https://www.urs.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/ ... hInterface
LOTS of JOBS. All over the WORLD.

well, its mighty late.
and I got work.
Have a good one, y'all.

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Post by Steve Ronin » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:39 pm

Well ain't THAT odd...
I got in an order from eBay of Mechs.
In this one order, I've doubled my collection of ReSeens.

:shock: up, gotta run.. more later...
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Post by Steve Ronin » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:23 am

Sorry about that, Folks.
My quiet evening got busy in a hurry.
I was called away because the Son&Heir ran the lawn tractor into the shed.
Apparently, the clutch locked up on him.
Probably because he tends to ride the clutch.
Everyone is fine, but the shed has a lovely new scrape. :roll:
eh, it needs a new coat of paint anyway.
I ought to go work for SherwinWilliams, with all the work I do with paint.

Anyway, about those ReSeens.
I now have 3 RS Locusts, 2 RS Phoenix Hawks, a RS Thunderbolt (from rpgsheets), and 2 RS Battlemasters.
And I am finding myself not to much repulsed by these ReSeens.
but here is where it gets odd...
one of the Mechs I got the other day is a RS Mix-n-Match.
upper half is a RS Wolverine
lower half is a RS Battlemaster
Now, obviously, this wasn't a NiB Mech.
So anyone wanna trade Halves?
Since I don't have a Wolverine, I'd like to trade the Battlemaster Lower for a Wolverine Lower.
jeez... sounds like I'm dealing in gun parts.... :lol:

I spent the rest of the evening cleaning up a laptop.
Please y'all: do yourselves a favor::
Install and Keep updated at least 1 antivirus program and 1 antimalware program.
If you're not sure what to get, go here for professional recommendations and Clean installs.
http://download.cnet.com/security-start ... ntent;main
It isn't recommended that you install EVERY security program available, but please ... please ...
Protect yourself and your PC. Save yourself some money & alot of headache.

Found a wargamer's webcomic...
check it out!
http://www.larryleadhead.org/c25.html
Watch out for that last figure!!!
http://www.larryleadhead.org/bonus_car1.html
finally...
http://www.larryleadhead.org/bonus_car6.html
*But they REALLY do! *

and one last webcomic ... I post because it is really true and has happened to me.
http://www.dorktower.com/2011/06/29/6109/

Y'all take care.
If you know of a great webcomic ... please post it in the comments.
paint ya later!

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Post by Steve Ronin » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:43 am

Description/Definition:
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Term:
the RONIN after a day of field testing in 95F+ heat.
Temp: 95F + high humidity + acres of sun-baked asphalt.

12 20oz bottles of water and Gatorade, I'm a bit wiped out still.
Will post something worth reading soon.
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Post by Steve Ronin » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:10 pm

I figured I'd post something that complemented yesterday's post while still reflecting how I feel about the heat.
so here is a link for the How To...
http://artofmanliness.com/2010/09/20/ma ... -properly/

I forget who it was that originally pointed me to the "Art of Manliness" website, but it is a favorite of mine.

This weekend, I will be visiting the GAME VAULT.
Stop by if you're in the neighborhood.
http://www.thegamevault.net/
Last time I was there, I picked up some hex bases packs for $6, and I was impressed by the variety of modelling supplies they had on hand.
Other local game stores that I visit include
ONE-EYED JACKS in Richmond >> http://stores.ebay.com/One-Eyed-Jacques
and
FTW GAMES in Midlothian >> http://www.ftwgames.net/
Honestly, "LOCAL" may be stretching the description a bit, because the average drive time to these shops is 45 minutes - an hour.

I'd like to point out that SCRAPYARD ARMORY recently posted an AAR of Historicon 2011.
http://www.scrapyardarmory.com/2011/07/ ... icon-2011/
If you look closely at the pix, you'll see a couple of CBT and LotB regulars.
Due to funding issues, I was unable to make the trip.
I've heard from other sources that HISTORICON / FALL IN/ COLD WARS may be moving to Northern VA for 2012.
OH JOY! I can only hope! I'd sacrifice an UNSEEN to the burn pit to bring these conventions to the Fredericksburg/Quantico region.
yes, really.
probably a PlasTech Griffin.
*stop throwing rocks!*

maybe then something fugly...

anyway... I'm out for the weekend. probably.
Y'all take care out there and be safe.

RONIN OUT.
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Post by Steve Ronin » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:36 pm

Greetings Readers.

It's been a busy 2 days.
beta testing equipment.

Would like to send out a shout out:
eBay seller NeutralzoneTim.
Excellent seller. USPS lost the original shipment, and Tim has replaced the lost minis without any trouble.
Now THAT is great customer service. It's very nice to see these days.

Did take a few minutes over the weekend to do some tweaking to my Warhammer.
As you can see in the picture below, there are large gaps between the shoulder spacers and the main body.
What Iv'e done is fill those gaps with green stuff & file it to fit.
Additionally, I've used green stuff to put detail on the spotlight and the SRM pack.

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As soon as I get pix, I'll post them. In the meantime, you can clearly see where the improvements are needed.
That is all I've got time for now.
Will try to get more pix posted tonight.

By the Way...
Please, if you enjoy what you're reading, or you've got something to say, PLEASE post in the comments!
Comments HERE: http://www.battletechuniverse.org/hpgup ... hp?t=17401

Have a good one, y'all!
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Post by Steve Ronin » Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:19 pm

Hello Loyal Readers ... all 3 of ya :lol:

Welpers, I got my physicals' results back today.
I'm 40 lbs. overweight and my cholesterol is hideous.
My personal RN has proceeded to scourge me for being in poor shape.
:? but ... but ROUND is a shape. :?

Additionally, I've been informed that I will need to take a physical capabilities test:
While wearing full Kevlar PPE, carry a 75 lb. ruck one mile within 20 minutes.
:( my back hurts just pondering this... :(
But I think i can do this: I was able to carry full riot kit for a mile in 10:45 minutes back in the day.
*does some math... *
:shock: 14 years ago ???? :shock:
:roll: oh well... :roll: Nuthin' to it but to do it.

In the meantime, because it is raining cats-n-dogs here today...
I'll be at my worktable, trying to get some painting and sculpting done.

Catch y'all later.
-the RONIN

PS:
just a few really funny 'Faction Banners' from HikageMaru's thread over at the CBT forums.

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and THIS ONE will become my new signature line in the VERY near future....

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Post by Steve Ronin » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:21 pm

To my loyal readers....
I apologize for the lack of posts for Thursday and Friday.
Seems like this current job is following the military model:
"Hurry up and wait."
I'm currently in the "hurry up mode".

I did however, bite on an eBay listing...
http://cgi.ebay.com/MINT-TAKATOKU-MACRO ... 3efe22b76f

they came in today, and I'm satisfied with the product.
be warned:
1. they are smaller than standard BT scale of 1/285 - 1/300th.
2. several do require drilling and pinning to assemble.

However, I do like the consistency of the plastic used. It feels very dense and solid.
They aren't rubbery like the 25th anniversary product.
When finished, these minis will be added to my kit for demo-img BT.

I haven't worked on my WHM in days, but hope to spend an hour on it Sunday.
Y'all take care and enjoy your weekends.

I'm headed to bed.

-RONIN OUT-
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Post by Steve Ronin » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:19 am

Hello All,

Spent yesterday in meetings and it looks like more meetings for today thru Thursday.
Did manage to get some Mechs primered yesterday,
but once again, humidity is killer.
dagnab Virginia summer....
it's like trying to paint in the sauna.
the primer did adhere, but 12 hours later, the primer is still tacky to the touch.

5 hours of this meeting already ... aahhrrg.

Stay frosty my friends!

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Post by Steve Ronin » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:23 am

yesterday:
10 hours worth of brain numbing debate...
today:
2 hours worth of discusion about the appearance of powerpoint slides and excel spreadsheets.
so far...
Must.
Not.
Snore.
and all this mumbo jumbo is WAY over my head.
I've had more fun watching primer dry.
argh.

and I'm having to write this in notepad, copy it, log in quickly, paste and post.
2 bottles of water
+3 cups of coffee.
still not helping.

Excuse me, my gentle readers whilst I express my frustrations...
Must.
Not.
Facepalm.

...urgh..

it's unprofessional to *headdesk*

This is worse than waiting on MegaMek to move during a Company v. Company battle.

Have a good day, my friends.
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Post by Steve Ronin » Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:31 am

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... hello my friends...
sorry for whispering and my apologies for irregular posting.
things have been very busy here,
and no.
you don't have the "need to know"...
sorry.
Been wiped out every evening.
Haven't had any time for BT.
this real life career stuff is stifling my hobby time. :(

I will post more regularly.
besides,
the Forum staff have been cracking their whips threateningly....
anywhooo...
time to get back to the things I must do to pay for my metal crack habit.

Paint often and well,
and may you never roll snake eyes in a pinch.

-the Ronin
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Post by Steve Ronin » Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:32 am

Hello all,
Was able to take some time tonight to put some paint on a mini.
Unfortunately, not my Warhammer.
I came across a pack of 6 of these artillery tanks last time I was at Game Vault.
They're meant for the Dystopian Wars game system, but they fit lovely as BT scale Artillery tanks.
the mini in question:
The Kingdom of Brittania Cromwell Bombard.
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The above picture isn't mine ... my camera is being funky.
But as you can see, these are lovely detailed minis.
For those of us who enjoy beating our Clan opponents over the head with artillery, THESE are really heaven sent.
Here are my specs for a Cromwell Bombard tank....

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          BattleTech Vehicle Technical Readout
                      VALIDATED

Type/Model:    CROMWELL BOMBARD DW-CB-S1
Tech:          Inner Sphere / 3060
Config:        Tracked Vehicle
Rules:         Level 2, Standard design

Mass:          50 tons
Power Plant:   150 I.C.E.
Cruise Speed:  32.4 km/h
Maximum Speed: 54.0 km/h
Armor Type:    Standard
Armament:      
  1 Sniper Artillery 
  2 Machine Guns
  2 Flamer (Vehicle)s
Manufacturer:  (Unknown)
  Location:    (Unknown)
Communications System:  (Unknown)
Targeting & Tracking System:  (Unknown)

--------------------------------------------------------
Type/Model:    CROMWELL BOMBARD DW-CB-S1
Mass:          50 tons

Equipment:                                 Items    Mass
Int. Struct.:  20 pts Standard               0      5.00
Engine:        150 I.C.E.                    0     11.00
    Cruise MP:   3
     Flank MP:   5
Heat Sinks:      0 Single                    0       .00
Cockpit & Controls:                          0      2.50
Crew: 4 Members                              0       .00
Armor Factor:   80 pts Standard              0      5.00

                          Internal    Armor
                          Structure   Value
   Front:                     5         25 
   Left / Right Sides:        5      20/20 
   Rear:                      5         15 

Weapons and Equipment    Loc  Heat  Ammo   Items    Mass
--------------------------------------------------------
1 Sniper Artillery       Body     0   20     2     22.00
2 Machine Guns           Front    0  100     3      1.50
2 Flamer (Vehicle)s      Front    0   40     3      3.00
--------------------------------------------------------
TOTALS:                           0          8     50.00
Items & Tons Left:                           7       .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost:        884,250 C-Bills
Battle Value:      205
Cost per BV:       4,313.41
Weapon Value:      97 / 97 (Ratio = .47 / .47)
Damage Factors:    SRDmg = 8;  MRDmg = 6;  LRDmg = 6
BattleForce2:      MP: 3T,  Armor/Structure: 0 / 3
                   Damage PB/M/L: 1/1/1,  Overheat: 0
                   Class: GM;  Point Value: 2
                   Specials: artS

At less than a Million Cbills and 205 BV, a lance of these are a bargain for lower tech worlds militia.
I can really see QuikCell pumping these out like candy.
anyway,
time for bed.

Stay Cool my Friends...
-the RONIN
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Post by Steve Ronin » Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:37 am

PS:
what's really oddly funny:
I didn't see the above picture until nearly an hour after I finished mine own tanks.
But, with the exception of the brass highlights, mine look almost exactly like these. :? :shock:

I must have really good artistic taste.

I do have a pair of these I'll be attempting to paint on a desert camo.
You'll have to wait and see how they turn out just as much as I. :wink:

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Post by Steve Ronin » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:35 am

:evil: !@#$%&^*! :evil:

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broken thermostat
cracked radiator
5 split hoses.

= 5 days in the shop @ a cost equal to two BATTALIONS of 'Mechs. :cry: :cry: :cry:

PLUS:
it rained all day Sunday.
= Steve got zippo done this weekend.

RL is cramping my hobby!

Now accepting donations for Valium. :?

Stay loose my friends...
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Post by Steve Ronin » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:13 pm

:shock: oooohhhlyyy :shock: frackinnnn :shock: hades!!! :shock:

To all my gentle readers who live in active Earthquake zones and especially TYPHOON...

I'm sorry, and you can keep these things to yourself.... :shock: :?

Yes, I know it was "ONLY" a 5.8 , but for us East Coast "virgins".... HO - LEE - SH - ITE !

Admittedly tho, my first thought was an attack, and I did cast my eyes north toward DC...

but no mushroom cloud.

...whew...

only an earthquake.

***RRRRrrruuummmbbbbbllllerrr****

:shock: and frakin' aftershocks :evil:

Catch yall later,
the RONIN is jellin' currently.

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