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Miniature of the Fortnight #21: Orion
« on: 16 July 2017, 22:54:23 »
This fornight, we look at one of the better known 'Mechs from TRO 3025, the Orion, known as a mainstay of the FWL military and the one-time ride of Theodore Kurita.  Oh, and the 'Mech of Aleksandr Kerensky during the Amaris Civil War.  It also holds the distinction of being one of the few non-Unseen 'Mechs that had a plastic mini during the FASA days (from the CityTech boxed set).

These are the sculpts I am aware of, in approximate chronological order:
  • The original metal sculpt of the ON1-K (20-848).
  • The CityTech plastic mini, which I assume is based on the metal sculpt.  I believe this one represents the ON1-M. (I haven't seen this one personally.)
  • The resculpt of the ON1-K (20-397).
  • The Kerensky variant sculpt, representing Kerensky's personal 'Mech.  It also comes with a mini of General Kerensky. (20-5005).
  • The plastic mini from CGL's Battle Lance Pack, which appears to be based on the original metal sculpt.

A future post will cover the Orion IIC.

Like always, please post any minis you'd like to share!

Thank you for reading and a special thank you to those of you who post!

Our next fortnights will be:
  • Clan (7/30): Viper (Dragonfly)
  • Inner Sphere (8/13): Jenner
Still learning to paint.  Some pictures and ramblings here.

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #21: Orion
« Reply #1 on: 17 July 2017, 05:25:45 »
Orions!



And in more detail:



Oldest, lead mini in generic camo, a complement to the ON1-VA - I'd have sworn there was a canon model which drops the SRM-4 for more armour & ammo, but can't find it now. Next, a Magistracy Cavaliers unit, CityTech plastic in ON1-V configuration. Next to it, another ON1-V - lead this time - in Orloff Grenadier colours, and then a Hansen's Roughriders camo CityTech ON1-M.

(And yes, the SRM is in the arm, the way nature intended.)



A ralladium Ryuken-Ni ON1-MC; I went representative with the missile tubes. Behind it, a Lance Pack ON-1MDC, with the second cockpit above. Thirdly an Atrean Guards ON-2M, and finally - and why not? - a Perseus D config. The D normally has no weapons in the left arm, nor a hand actuator - I thought that looked a little silly. It is an Omni, after all.

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Edit - better now?
« Last Edit: 17 July 2017, 18:15:56 by worktroll »
* No, FASA wasn't big on errata - ColBosch
* The Housebook series is from the 80's and is the foundation of Btech, the 80's heart wrapped in heavy metal that beats to this day - Sigma
* To sum it up: FASAnomics: By Cthulhu, for Cthulhu - Moonsword
* Because Battletech is a conspiracy by Habsburg & Bourbon pretenders - MadCapellan
* The Hellbringer is cool, either way. It's not cool because it's bad, it's cool because it's bad with balls - Nightsky
* It was a glorious time for people who felt that we didn't have enough Marauder variants - HABeas2, re "Empires Aflame"

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #21: Orion
« Reply #2 on: 17 July 2017, 11:09:26 »
No pics to view here at the moment Worktroll.  Look like gremlins made off with them  >:D


Can see them now.
« Last Edit: 20 July 2017, 11:04:59 by Valkerie »
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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #21: Orion
« Reply #3 on: 17 July 2017, 14:03:32 »
Yep, no pics here either WT...

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #21: Orion
« Reply #4 on: 17 July 2017, 15:12:52 »
My Marian Hegemony VI Legio ON-1M, corrected (as such) to the RS with the LRM 20 in the arm instead of the shoulder:


Needs decals and touching up.

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #21: Orion
« Reply #5 on: 18 July 2017, 02:28:35 »
I only have pics of two of my Orion so far. There is the old plastech Orion in Marik Militia camo - one of my first paintjobs ever.
And then i present a Deneb Light Cavalry Orion.

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #21: Orion
« Reply #6 on: 21 July 2017, 22:18:30 »
My two Orions. Painted circa... 1987ish.. With Testors paints.


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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #21: Orion
« Reply #7 on: 21 July 2017, 22:43:28 »
My constellation of Orionii.

Original sculpt, resculpt, P1 Perseus

ON3-MX, 2 Kerensky mods and a ON1-VA

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #21: Orion
« Reply #8 on: 21 July 2017, 22:56:27 »
Here's one im working on for my Brotherhood of Randis company, from the Lance Pack set.

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #21: Orion
« Reply #9 on: 21 July 2017, 23:47:01 »
Nice work everyone!  Wish I had an Orion to share.  Will have something for the Jenner showing though  :)
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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #21: Orion
« Reply #10 on: 22 July 2017, 07:40:21 »
Grey Death Legion:


2nd legio mariani :)



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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #21: Orion
« Reply #11 on: 24 July 2017, 18:29:59 »
Obligatory Marik Militia
MM Orion 1 by f15cflyer79, on Flickr
MM Orion 2 by f15cflyer79, on Flickr
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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #21: Orion
« Reply #12 on: 24 July 2017, 18:30:40 »
Flickr pictures not showing up here :(
* No, FASA wasn't big on errata - ColBosch
* The Housebook series is from the 80's and is the foundation of Btech, the 80's heart wrapped in heavy metal that beats to this day - Sigma
* To sum it up: FASAnomics: By Cthulhu, for Cthulhu - Moonsword
* Because Battletech is a conspiracy by Habsburg & Bourbon pretenders - MadCapellan
* The Hellbringer is cool, either way. It's not cool because it's bad, it's cool because it's bad with balls - Nightsky
* It was a glorious time for people who felt that we didn't have enough Marauder variants - HABeas2, re "Empires Aflame"

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #21: Orion
« Reply #13 on: 26 July 2017, 17:59:44 »
Hi everyone -- Here are the three Orions I have done so far --

The three are a 7th Crucis Lancers Orion, a Marik Militia Orion (headcanon -- piloted by Force Commander Andrej Stokowski, batallion commander in the 30th Marik Militia ca. 3019), and a Kurita Orion in camo meant to evoke WW2 Japanese tanks (intnded to be the Dieron Regulars, but can be used for any Kurita formation that uses camo regularly)

BTW -- I missed out on some of the other MOTFs (a broken foot laid me up then a trip to Ireland intervened), is it OK to back-post, or are those considered closed?


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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #21: Orion
« Reply #14 on: 26 July 2017, 18:53:18 »
Pretty sure it's not a problem to post in the previous threads

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #21: Orion
« Reply #15 on: 26 July 2017, 18:55:14 »
Back-post with pride!
* No, FASA wasn't big on errata - ColBosch
* The Housebook series is from the 80's and is the foundation of Btech, the 80's heart wrapped in heavy metal that beats to this day - Sigma
* To sum it up: FASAnomics: By Cthulhu, for Cthulhu - Moonsword
* Because Battletech is a conspiracy by Habsburg & Bourbon pretenders - MadCapellan
* The Hellbringer is cool, either way. It's not cool because it's bad, it's cool because it's bad with balls - Nightsky
* It was a glorious time for people who felt that we didn't have enough Marauder variants - HABeas2, re "Empires Aflame"

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #21: Orion
« Reply #16 on: 10 September 2017, 23:54:36 »
For a sign of how far behind I am, I finished my Marik Militia Orion yesterday.  This is the plastic mini from the Lance Packs.
Still learning to paint.  Some pictures and ramblings here.

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #21: Orion
« Reply #17 on: 11 September 2017, 02:32:38 »
Unfinished (nude?) Primitive Orion

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #21: Orion
« Reply #18 on: 11 September 2017, 20:47:45 »
I love that primitive Orion. Paint it up quick. Definitely going to pick one of those up.

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #21: Orion
« Reply #19 on: 01 October 2017, 00:30:18 »
Here you go.

I love that primitive Orion. Paint it up quick. Definitely going to pick one of those up.

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #21: Orion
« Reply #20 on: 01 October 2017, 10:54:42 »
Here you go.

Cool. How many pieces?

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #21: Orion
« Reply #21 on: 01 October 2017, 11:30:27 »
5 to 6.  I don't remember, but i know the antennae, arms and legs were separate.

Cool. How many pieces?

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #21: Orion
« Reply #22 on: 01 October 2017, 19:47:01 »
Going Banson's Raiders? (or as I continually called them at the time, Branson's Raiders) ? O0
* No, FASA wasn't big on errata - ColBosch
* The Housebook series is from the 80's and is the foundation of Btech, the 80's heart wrapped in heavy metal that beats to this day - Sigma
* To sum it up: FASAnomics: By Cthulhu, for Cthulhu - Moonsword
* Because Battletech is a conspiracy by Habsburg & Bourbon pretenders - MadCapellan
* The Hellbringer is cool, either way. It's not cool because it's bad, it's cool because it's bad with balls - Nightsky
* It was a glorious time for people who felt that we didn't have enough Marauder variants - HABeas2, re "Empires Aflame"

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #21: Orion
« Reply #23 on: 02 October 2017, 11:57:07 »
Unintentional, unless the painter also likes 0083 paint schemes.  :)

Going Banson's Raiders? (or as I continually called them at the time, Branson's Raiders) ? O0

 

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