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Miniature of the Fortnight #17: Commando
« on: 16 May 2017, 01:02:48 »
I'm sorry this is going up late.  The "fun" of work never ends...

But enough of excuses!  This fortnight, we're going to look at the old Lyran standby, the Commando.  The Commando has been with us since TRO 3025 and it hasn't changed much over the years.

I'm not sure if there are two or three sculpts:
  • There's the original sculpt released by Ral Partha as 20-865.
  • There's the modern sculpt currently available from IWM as 20-865.
  • There's the beginners set sculpt which looks the same as the current sculpt but possibly with an integrated base.
  • And there's the plastic miniatures in the modern boxed sets, which are likely based on the beginners set sculpt.
If anyone has more information, I'd like to hear it.

Please post any miniatures you'd like to share.  Like always, you can post 'Mechs you've already painted or 'Mechs you plan to paint during this fortnight.

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

Next fortnight's 'Mech will be the Fire Moth (Dasher).

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #17: Commando
« Reply #1 on: 16 May 2017, 02:12:38 »
Woo! First.
Here we are with a Commander COM-2Dr from the Marian Hegemony circa 3145ish.


Needs decals, basing, and maybe a little touch up.

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #17: Commando
« Reply #2 on: 18 May 2017, 02:57:10 »
Wooo going commando!

Pict 1
COM-1B, COM-1D, COM-2D (Original sculpt)

Pict 2
Commando IIC, Death's Knell, Blazing Inferno, custom build with torso twist, 3 Meds and SRM-6

Pict 3
COM-2D, COM-2D, COM-7S, COM-7S2 Freyr
« Last Edit: 18 May 2017, 18:21:52 by Luciora »

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #17: Commando
« Reply #3 on: 18 May 2017, 07:23:20 »
If the Commando IIc is legit, too...

A Commando IIc from Hells Horses Delta Galaxy. I can't say i like the Commando IIc, mostly because of the stretched right arm. Mounted in a wrong way and it does the german greeting... which i would avoid like the plague.

Plus an old Commando in Lyran Regulars colors. As this is one of my early painting experiences, a modern sculpt is in the pipeline designated to replace this one and sending this one to the Aceton.

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #17: Commando
« Reply #4 on: 19 May 2017, 15:33:23 »
i painted one Commando a while ago, another one is waiting in the queue.  ;D

Commando (old sculpt) - 15th Arcturan Guards

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #17: Commando
« Reply #5 on: 20 May 2017, 00:08:30 »
Here is a beginners set Commando in progress.  While it may look like a Kell Hounds theme, I'm actually going for a True Value (my team  O0 ) vs Home Depot thing for work using the beginners set lance packs from IWM.  They will be sitting on the window sill of my office once I'm all done.  I hope to at least have the Commando done before this fortnight is over.  Oh, and with a better picture.  Sorry for the blurries...
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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #17: Commando
« Reply #6 on: 20 May 2017, 09:37:52 »
Just two Commando in Donegal Guards camo. But at least different sculpts.

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #17: Commando
« Reply #7 on: 20 May 2017, 20:18:46 »
Luciora, are there close-ups of the Freyr anywhere? If not, could I ask you to take a few?
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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #17: Commando
« Reply #8 on: 20 May 2017, 20:21:25 »
I'll take a few when I'm back from camping.

Luciora, are there close-ups of the Freyr anywhere? If not, could I ask you to take a few?

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #17: Commando
« Reply #9 on: 21 May 2017, 21:07:12 »
Probably my favorite Commando I ever painted was this Nueva Castille one from a decade ago.  The colors just did what I asked of them that day.

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #17: Commando
« Reply #10 on: 22 May 2017, 14:48:20 »
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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #17: Commando
« Reply #11 on: 23 May 2017, 20:55:41 »
All done!  He'll look good on my window sill at work  :)
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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #17: Commando
« Reply #12 on: 28 May 2017, 02:27:54 »
My Lyran Regulars Commando and a few friends...

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #17: Commando
« Reply #13 on: 28 May 2017, 03:27:02 »
I wish I could find my Commando pics. Some are my own work and I have a beautiful one done by Mr. Fanjoy
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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #17: Commando
« Reply #14 on: 10 December 2017, 06:09:58 »
Last pics for today:
IMG_20171205_164246 by agen2, su Flickr

IMG_20171205_164206 by agen2, su Flickr

IMG_20171205_164142 by agen2, su Flickr

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #17: Commando
« Reply #15 on: 10 December 2017, 19:37:06 »
One of my favourite minis.

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