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Miniature of the Fortnight #27: Cataphract
« on: 09 October 2017, 10:40:04 »
This fortnight, we will look at the FrankenMech that made it big, the Cataphract.  The 'Mech is a mainstay of the CCAF and can be found in the AFFS and LAAF as well (at least until the end of the Jihad).  More background information and information on using it in game can be found in its 'Mech of the Week article.

There are three metal minis for the Cataphract:
  • The first sculpt (20-771), for the CTF-3D, released initially by Ral Partha and still available through IWM.
  • The slightly modified sculpt for Cataphract CTF-2X (George) variant in the Fox's Teeth set (10-033) to go with Starterbook: Sword and Dragon.
  • The sculpt for the CTF-0X (20-5120), a variant shown in XTRO: Succession Wars I.
CGL's Command Lance Pack includes a plastic sculpt of the Cataphract, which is based on (if not identical to) the CTF-3D sculpt.

Please post any miniatures you'd like to share with us.  We'd love to see them!

As always, thank you for reading and a special thank you to those who post!

Our next fortnights will be:
  • Clan (10/22): Ice Ferret (Fenris)
  • Inner Sphere (11/5): Banshee
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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #27: Cataphract
« Reply #1 on: 10 October 2017, 00:11:34 »
Well, I'll start this off.  I need to take new pictures but here's a picture of my Cataphract in the colors of the Donegal Guards.  This is a rebased plastic Lance Pack mini painted at the same time as the Marauder I shared earlier.
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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #27: Cataphract
« Reply #2 on: 10 October 2017, 21:26:59 »
CTF-3D and the CTF-4L

CTF-2X and the CTF-0X

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #27: Cataphract
« Reply #3 on: 10 October 2017, 23:55:51 »
The only Cataphract photo I have.  From about a year and half ago when I first picked the brushes back up after 20+ years.  I was trying for a red desert type camo.  Can't take new photos as the mini (and all his fellows from then) got donated to the neighbor kids to enjoy playing with as they saw fit.  Made their day  :)
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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #27: Cataphract
« Reply #4 on: 12 October 2017, 05:17:53 »
I've only got three Cataphracti assembled:



1) Homemade CTF-1X. Marauder legs & 1 arm, torso of a MW:DA Locust heavily trimmed, arm of a plastic TCI Shadow Hawk.

2) Original sculpt CTF-2x (added the SRM-4 on the arm) in Holt's Hilltoppers colours

3) nuPlastic CTF-4L in 4th Tau Ceti Rangers colours
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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #27: Cataphract
« Reply #5 on: 12 October 2017, 10:49:55 »
Just an old, mostly plain Cataphract, from 2012


And when you already seen MWO, one but have only stock and some GS at hand.




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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #27: Cataphract
« Reply #6 on: 12 October 2017, 11:05:56 »
Very nice MWO sculpting ST. I like it!
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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #27: Cataphract
« Reply #7 on: 12 October 2017, 15:57:44 »
We should have included the Caeser as well.

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #27: Cataphract
« Reply #8 on: 13 October 2017, 08:54:52 »
We should have included the Caeser as well.
The Caesar is physically distinct enough that it could stand on its own, so I believe this isn't a problem.  (That said, it would have fit in here if we had thought of it.)
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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #27: Cataphract
« Reply #9 on: 16 October 2017, 20:52:39 »
Here are my Cataphracts.

The purple one was my first and was painted in the early 90s (it shows) The camouflage one was painted in 2001 and the last one was a Christmas gift for 97Jedi back in 2009. I forget the unit it was painted in offhand... There were no complaints.

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #27: Cataphract
« Reply #10 on: 19 October 2017, 21:44:50 »
I love the image of this Mech from the Battletech Compendium; The Rules of Warfare.

Here is my take on the drawing, painted in Capellan goodness!

 

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