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Miniature of the Fortnight #19: Avatar
« on: 12 June 2017, 00:01:47 »
This fortnight, we look at one of the first Inner Sphere OmniMechs, the Avatar, first seen on TRO 3058.  The 'Mech is, appearance-wise, somewhat similar to its predecessor, the Mad Dog (Vulture), mostly below the waist (and on the upper arms of the resculpt).

There have been three sculpts:
  • The original sculpt released by Ral Partha (20-915).
  • The resculpt currently sold by Iron Wind Metals (20-396).
  • A sculpt of the AV1-OB configuration (FT-008).  I'm not sure if this is based on the original sculpt or the resculpt.

Please post any miniatures you'd like to share!  I'm particulary looking forward to seeing conversions done to represent the other configurations.

Thank you for reading and, especially, thank you to those who post!

Next fortnight's 'Mech will be the Kit Fox (Uller).

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #19: Avatar
« Reply #1 on: 12 June 2017, 10:37:06 »
Two lists of canon confugurations for Avatar, partly my own making, and some - tweaked in Photoshop pics from CSO, as temporary placements. Will change them later, for sure.

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #19: Avatar
« Reply #2 on: 12 June 2017, 16:42:13 »
Two lists of canon confugurations for Avatar, partly my own making, and some - tweaked in Photoshop pics from CSO, as temporary placements. Will change them later, for sure.

Those are great! Kudos to you and the other CSO artists.

(Any chance of a parts breakdown for each of them? Especially the arms on the OH.)
« Last Edit: 12 June 2017, 16:47:18 by Azakael »

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #19: Avatar
« Reply #3 on: 12 June 2017, 17:55:56 »
The OH looks like the LE Catapult PPC arms with some extra work done.
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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #19: Avatar
« Reply #4 on: 12 June 2017, 20:02:26 »
Original and 2nd release primes

A and B configs

F and I configs

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #19: Avatar
« Reply #5 on: 12 June 2017, 21:01:02 »
Okay, I've got two. First up, Ryuken-Ni Avatar C, with friends:



A real mixer - legs from a plastic CityTech MadCat, original sculpt torso, shoulders from DA Uller arms, PPC from a Warhammer and UAC from a DA Partisan truck.

Second ... bother! Lost it in the SolVII crash. An Avatar Prime in 4th Arkab Legion colours. WIll try and pic this week.
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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #19: Avatar
« Reply #6 on: 12 June 2017, 22:04:05 »
Those are great! Kudos to you and the other CSO artists.

(Any chance of a parts breakdown for each of them? Especially the arms on the OH.)
A - Sunder AC/20 + arm from Flashman, sliced missile tips from IWM LRM15 spare part
В - scratchbuild by the CCG art
C - Dragon barrel and Catapult barrel.
D - plenty of GS and dremel for all these holes. and any extra barrel for LGR
E - Celestial big arms and UAC/10 from clan spare parts.
F- Sunder AC/20 + piece of rounded plastic at the back, to make it look bigger and heavier + unseen PPC
G - 2 sunder AC20 with new lathed (external springs) barrels + shoulder from Vulture
H - yup, Catapult arms.
I - Longbow + 2 filed missile tips
R - Gauss arm from clan spare parts, Large laser from Executioner, heavy GS treated arm from Longbow reseen

Some more pics attached below
« Last Edit: 12 June 2017, 22:17:45 by Siberian-troll »

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #19: Avatar
« Reply #7 on: 12 June 2017, 23:02:22 »
A sculpt of the AV1-OB configuration (FT-008).  I'm not sure if this is based on the original sculpt or the resculpt.
The FanTech mini is based on the original sculpt.

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #19: Avatar
« Reply #8 on: 13 June 2017, 16:20:21 »
It's been over a decade since I've painted an Avatar... here's an example of each of the three sculpts in the order they were made (original, FanTech, resculpt).



 

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