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Catapult instructions (Completed)
« on: 16 September 2015, 12:46:27 »
So the name says it i got the catapult miniature form IMW and a Hex base yet i have never put the catapult together and the hex base feels and looks to small. Im currently removing all flash qnd preppring for painting but to put in together well, lets just say you coould put a gun to my head and i still couldn't  put it together.
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Re: HELP!!! Miniature Catapult instructions
« Reply #1 on: 16 September 2015, 13:05:52 »
What specifically are you having trouble with? Where the parts go? If you check out the camospecs page for it you can usually get enough views of a mini to figure out how to put it together. I'm assuming you have the C4 mini with this link. http://camospecs.com/MiniList.asp?Action=Detail&ID=190

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Re: HELP!!! Miniature Catapult instructions
« Reply #2 on: 16 September 2015, 13:10:30 »
General assembly basics can be found here:  http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=604.0

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Re: HELP!!! Miniature Catapult instructions
« Reply #3 on: 16 September 2015, 21:31:45 »
Im having trouble keeping the peices together. Finished flash removal and have begun putting a base coat on. Im just looking at it as i have handled it so far no clue how i will go about putting it together im unsur how.
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Re: HELP!!! Miniature Catapult instructions
« Reply #4 on: 16 September 2015, 21:44:09 »
Assemble it before painting.  Read through some of my assembly guides for tips on cleaning, putting minis together, and holding the pieces together while the glue/epoxy dries.  Everything you need to know is there.  Seriously.  The Catapult is similar enough to the Marauder or Mad Cat that those specific guides can be used.

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Re: HELP!!! Miniature Catapult instructions
« Reply #5 on: 16 September 2015, 23:27:18 »
Curiosities sake, which version do you have?




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Re: HELP!!! Miniature Catapult instructions
« Reply #6 on: 17 September 2015, 11:29:10 »
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Re: Catapult instructions (Completed)
« Reply #7 on: 19 September 2015, 14:14:00 »
Will I got her finished  enjoy hope i did an ok job.

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Re: Catapult instructions (Completed)
« Reply #8 on: 19 September 2015, 15:42:17 »
Glad to see you got it put together!  :)
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Re: Catapult instructions (Completed)
« Reply #9 on: 19 September 2015, 16:12:18 »
Glad to see you got it put together!  :)

Thanks man just wished i had a brush snall enough  for the cockpit and now need to get a proper hec base bought one from IWM and did not realize how small they were.
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Re: Catapult instructions (Completed)
« Reply #10 on: 21 September 2015, 10:57:17 »
Try painting a dark wash over it, try the "Army Painter - dark tone"

It will make the panels pop out more and also make the cockpit areas darker

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Re: Catapult instructions (Completed)
« Reply #11 on: 21 September 2015, 14:13:18 »
oh wow, are both those resculpts or?? All I have is the old Ral Partha one and the new plastic.

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Re: Catapult instructions (Completed)
« Reply #12 on: 21 September 2015, 14:54:26 »
oh wow, are both those resculpts or?? All I have is the old Ral Partha one and the new plastic.

Not sure the one i have posted is the form IWM shop
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Re: Catapult instructions (Completed)
« Reply #13 on: 21 September 2015, 15:58:34 »
It's not a big deal, and this is just a heads up, but you do have the feet on backwards.

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Re: Catapult instructions (Completed)
« Reply #14 on: 22 September 2015, 02:32:01 »
Also, that does not look like the IWM hex base.  Rather it looks like the small platform some mechs have as part of the mini, I think to give them more weight at the bottom to stablize.
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Re: Catapult instructions (Completed)
« Reply #15 on: 22 September 2015, 06:32:15 »
Also, that does not look like the IWM hex base.  Rather it looks like the small platform some mechs have as part of the mini, I think to give them more weight at the bottom to stablize.

I did purchase the IWM hex base and felt 8t was to small so i have decided to go with a plastic base.
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Re: Catapult instructions (Completed)
« Reply #16 on: 22 September 2015, 10:18:41 »
I did purchase the IWM hex base and felt 8t was to small so i have decided to go with a plastic base.
The IWM hexbases are sized to fit the spaces on the old hex maps.  If you are not using the hex maps in your games (lots of people prefer 3D terrain), there's no reason not to use a larger base (some of the larger Assault mechs and Quad mechs really require one).
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Re: Catapult instructions (Completed)
« Reply #17 on: 22 September 2015, 11:25:27 »
Also, that does not look like the IWM hex base.  Rather it looks like the small platform some mechs have as part of the mini, I think to give them more weight at the bottom to stablize.
That sculpt of the Catapult comes with the feet molded onto a hexbase insert.

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Re: Catapult instructions (Completed)
« Reply #18 on: 22 September 2015, 19:31:01 »
The IWM hexbases are sized to fit the spaces on the old hex maps.  If you are not using the hex maps in your games (lots of people prefer 3D terrain), there's no reason not to use a larger base (some of the larger Assault mechs and Quad mechs really require one).

Im currently using the hex maps  with the intro box. When i ordered the catapult i also ordered a hex base form iwm at the same time. Sadly it is to small but i want a proper hex base for it thats why im getting some plastic hex bases.
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Re: Catapult instructions (Completed)
« Reply #19 on: 22 September 2015, 20:09:16 »
Im currently using the hex maps  with the intro box. When i ordered the catapult i also ordered a hex base form iwm at the same time. Sadly it is to small but i want a proper hex base for it thats why im getting some plastic hex bases.
Do you have the stock number of the base you ordered?  I know for a fact that your Catapult fits within IWM's standard hex base.  However, they have a lot of hex bases on their website and you may have ordered the wrong size.

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Re: Catapult instructions (Completed)
« Reply #20 on: 23 September 2015, 00:04:50 »
20-9122 the battleforce hex base
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Re: Catapult instructions (Completed)
« Reply #21 on: 23 September 2015, 03:20:47 »
The battleforce mini's (and hex bases) are smaller than the Battletech scale mini's and bases.
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Re: Catapult instructions (Completed)
« Reply #22 on: 23 September 2015, 03:24:06 »
Huh, never knew the base included in a lot of mechs were BF sized.  Yeah, compare your pic to the other ones of a mini shown.  They are sitting on a IWM BT hexbase, which does fill the whole paper map hex.
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Re: Catapult instructions (Completed)
« Reply #23 on: 23 September 2015, 06:24:48 »
For larger minis (like the taller version of the Catapult I had in my above images), I like to use IWM's 32mm bases- most minis fit without any trouble on them, and while they don't fit exactly in the lines on a hex map it's close enough that you can still play the game without any major confusion unless things turn into a total close-combat furball. (Reaper's CAV bases are even better, but a bit difficult to find these days for me)
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Re: Catapult instructions (Completed)
« Reply #24 on: 23 September 2015, 10:29:31 »
20-9122 the battleforce hex base
20-800 are the standard bases. 99-201, 99-202, and 99-203 also fit standard minis.

Huh, never knew the base included in a lot of mechs were BF sized.
They aren't.  The base he has on there is attached to the feet and is only a partial hex, similar to the Alpha Strike or Boxed Set minis, but not as tall.  The BF base isn't attached because it didn't fit.