Saturday, 7 November 2015

Battletech Project: Federated Suns Superheavy


Well it's been a totally mental month or so with work and believe it or not this is my first day off since my birthday so unsurprisingly there's been no time to do any hobby related stuff.

What I have managed to do is to finish off a repaint that's been languishing on my painting table for ages. I picked up one of the Matchbox Blockade Buster tanks a while back with intentions of doing something with it in 15mm scale but have decided to shoehorn it into my Battletech project instead!

 Farpoint Defence Force Blockade Buster codename Master Blaster

One of the things I don't like about the old Mechwarrior Clix was the fact that the battletanks were all over the place scale wise so it was quite refreshing to actually paint up something that looks truly menacing to mechs.

Weighing in at 100 tons, the Blockade Buster isn't intended to be a fast moving machine but uses its twin AC10's and 4 heavy lasers to pummel all but the heaviest machines with a single volley.

Despite its powerful weaponry, the FDF has had difficulties making the most of the behemoths as much of the planet is covered in thick forests and the machines have mostly been relegated to defensive positions around Freeport City.

One of the design oddities the Blockade Buster features is an infantry compartment that can transport a full squad.
Battle Armour and Superheavy Battletanks!

Hopefully the paintjob makes it look a little less toy like but I must admit I rather enjoyed painting it up and hope to get a second painted up soon to supplement my forces!
All the best!

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