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Alex Keller

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Your Favorite top 5 IWM sculpts?
« on: 27 April 2017, 15:57:44 »
What are your top 5 favorite IWM sculpts and why? Looking forward to your responses!


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Re: Your Favorite top 5 IWM sculpts?
« Reply #1 on: 27 April 2017, 16:32:38 »
The below 5 are my favorite.  They are all resculpts.

20-5128 Highlander -  Easy to assemble and repose if desired. Great detail.
20-440 Fireball - Looks exactly like the art in TRO3055R
20-385 Scarabus - See Fireball reason.
AR20-462 Sunder - Doesn't look like the Sunder Art but I don't care.  It looks better than the TRO entry.
BT-171 Bandersnatch -  Find a picture of the old sculpt, then compare it to this one.  So much improvement.

There is a lot of nostalgia for many of the old sculpt mechs and vehicles.  Many people still love the unseen versions.  And while my favorites are of older designs, that is only because this is the era that I play in and collect.  However, I believe the quality of IWM B-Tech miniatures has never been higher.  The LAMs and most of the 3145 & 3150 mechs that I've seen really kick the crap out of the early 3025 sculpts.  If you collection beyond 3085, you are in good hands.

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Re: Your Favorite top 5 IWM sculpts?
« Reply #2 on: 27 April 2017, 17:15:03 »
Dark Age Black Knight
Carronade
Shadow Hawk SHD-2H
Mad Cat Mk II (Standard)
Vulture Mk III
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Re: Your Favorite top 5 IWM sculpts?
« Reply #3 on: 27 April 2017, 22:34:22 »
The NewSeen Shadow Hawk.  I don't even LIKE Shadow Hawks and this mini is GREAT.  Everything a BT mini should be.

Bear Cub.  Great detail, moving pose.

Lament.  Love the art, stats and mini.  It's a very rare trifecta.

Marauder 4X.  It's just good.

Viking.  First 'Mech I remember with those stark panel lines, and I loved painting them.  Still a good mini, even if those little leg MGs are annoying.
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Re: Your Favorite top 5 IWM sculpts?
« Reply #4 on: 28 April 2017, 14:09:07 »
My top 5:

Vindicator (original sculpt) - I love all the little panels and the slope of the panels. This mini just screams '80s Battletech to me.

Mad Cat/Timber Wolf (resculpt) - This mini has fantastic detail and really captures the look from the updated TRI 3050. This mech is so cool. It's very easy to pose and modify this mini too.

Avatar (resculpt) - This mini looks so functional and I appreciate how easy it is to modify this omnimech to different configurations. I like it slightly ahead of the Sunder.

Shadow Hawk (Classic/Newseen) - This mini is everything I wanted in an update to this venerable design. Plenty of detail and options.

Thunderbolt  (Primitive) - again, the mini is very close to the artwork and has a heavy, menacing look to it. I really like it.
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Re: Your Favorite top 5 IWM sculpts?
« Reply #5 on: 28 April 2017, 16:26:36 »
I'm a big fan of the Tenshi.  It's almost too big to use in physical combat on a hex map, but it looks good enough that I don't particularly care.

Reseen Battlemaster is a classic in the making.

I'm going to have to say the newseen WHM, MAD, and GRF in anticipation of them being great, eventually.

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Re: Your Favorite top 5 IWM sculpts?
« Reply #6 on: 28 April 2017, 20:49:50 »
Rampage  Great pose of a real beauty.
Shadow Hawk (nuclassic) I just love this sculpt.
Primitive  Rifleman,  faithfull to the art, and easy to pose.
Stalker II  Everything I've always wanted in a Stalker
Gun omimech Awesome little mech that's  easy to pose.
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Re: Your Favorite top 5 IWM sculpts?
« Reply #7 on: 28 April 2017, 22:10:23 »
The Imp it embodies the fugly but fierce look I seek out
The DA Black Knight because it has a great sense of movement and its arms are some of the best bitz out there IMO
The Warhawk Prime resculpt as it simply looks cool and menacing
The Primitive T - Bolt as it look like it will break heads ( just order it purely based on looks)
The multispose elemental pack

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Re: Your Favorite top 5 IWM sculpts?
« Reply #8 on: 30 April 2017, 16:38:06 »
Remember, I am a sculptor, so I am a bit biased.

Hammerhands: detailed, true to the art, though it's scaled a little small. I love this mini.

Centurion Omni: its my own, and probably some of my best work, so yeah...

Raptor II: just in general a cool mini.

Mad Cat Mk II 4: I still haven't painted mine that doesn't mean I don't love it. Just an awesome mini in general.

Gosh, I can't think of a fifth, I'll edit when I think of something...

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Re: Your Favorite top 5 IWM sculpts?
« Reply #9 on: 01 May 2017, 07:42:42 »

Centurion Omni: its my own, and probably some of my best work, so yeah...


I liked this mini except those bits on the shoulder.  I hate little extraneous bits like that. I had to drill out the holes to get them to fit.

Things like that, Scylla "fingers," all that stuff can burn in a tire fire.  :)
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Re: Your Favorite top 5 IWM sculpts?
« Reply #10 on: 01 May 2017, 11:29:20 »
I liked this mini except those bits on the shoulder.  I hate little extraneous bits like that. I had to drill out the holes to get them to fit.

Things like that, Scylla "fingers," all that stuff can burn in a tire fire.  :)

I tried my best, but yeah, they are far from perfect.  TPTB said I had to keep them on (I tried eliminating them entirely), so I gave you six just in case you dropped one of those tiny bits.

I'm glad you like the mini overall though!

 

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