Yesterday’s Sculpting, Today’s Converting (Battletech, Gundam)

Got some more sculpting done last night

L-R: PlasTech Valkyrie, F4X Thunderbolt, Hunchback -4J, Centurion, PlasTech Panther

L-R: PlasTech Valkyrie, F4X Thunderbolt, Hunchback -4J, Centurion, PlasTech Panther

Stripped the two painted PlasTechs I got off of eBay. I also blu-tacked the Thunderbolt sculpt; it needs some serious work on the armor, but the chassis is complete. I discovered shortly after this photo was taken that the GS hadn’t cured on the Hunchie, and I had to pull the top LRM frame and the left leg reinforcements.
The Centurion is a simple conversion to more closely match the actual art and card art: I’ve sunk the missile launcher farther into the chest. The ML needs to be resculpted, however.

On the Gundam 1/400 front: Tonight I converted up the rest of Michael vanOrden’s team, as well as his wife’s.

L-R: 2x 120mm MG/leg rockets MS-06J, 1x MS-06F with 240mm Zaku Bazooka

L-R: 2x 120mm MG/leg rockets MS-06J, 1x MS-06F with 240mm Zaku Bazooka

Image quality on these two is a bit shit, still working out a good lighting setup for shooting primed stuff.
This is your basic, late-war Zaku II team layout, before the adoption of the Zanzibar increased average team size. Some fairly simple conversion work here. The center Zaku has had its legs reposed and the left hand flipped. The far right Zaku had to have the shoulder shield trimmed to keep it from impinging on the bazooka. Gonna try heating and rebending the BZ again, but I don’t hold out much hope at this point.
Paint scheme will be tan and grey, heavily-weathered. This is “blue team”

L-R: salvaged artillery rifle, 100mm MG and shield, Giant BZ

L-R: salvaged artillery rifle, 100mm MG and shield, Giant BZ

Red Team has a support-focused armament.
The conversion work here was a bit more involved: I don’t have any base MS-05 models, so I had to cut down MS-06s and resculpt some minor details.
The right-most Zak has a Giant Bazooka (yes, it’s actually called that) salvaged from Johnny Raiden’s MS-06R, and a shoulder shield.
The center is a command mod mounting a resculpted shoulder shield (made into a close-combat shield) on the left hand and a 100mm MG converted out of the standard Zaku II 120mm gun in the right.
On the left, I mounted the salvaged gun from my Thunderbolt conversion as some kind of arty rifle. I added the magazine to the model, as well, and did some minor resculpting to the hands and grip.

Green Team (Reinhardt Wießmann) arriving as events warrant

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