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Our feature this fortnight is the Atlas family (or, if you prefer, trilogy).  The Atlas, may be one of the most well-known 'Mechs from TRO 3025.  It was the precursor to other fearsome 'Mechs of later years, the Atlas II and Atlas III.  If you'd like to learn more about using these in play, each of them has their own 'Mech of the Week article.

The Atlas has been available in many forms throughout the years:
  • The first sculpt released by Ral Partha (20-845).
  • A resin sculpt released by Armorcast.
  • A plastic sculpt released as part of the PlasTech set.
  • A resculpt released by either Ral Partha or Iron Wind Metals (I'm not clear on the timing) (20-942).  This sculpt features hexagons in armor plates, not too unlike the scales featured on other older sculpts.
  • A sculpt for the beginners set, currently available from Iron Wind Metals as part of the Assault Lance Pack (10-040).
  • The current modern resculpt released by Iron Wind Metals (20-942RE).
  • A limited edition resculpt of a jumping Atlas (ATLASLTD-12, not currently available).
  • A BattleForce-scale sculpt,probably based either on the second or third sculpts (20-9109).
  • A museum-scale sculpt, probably based on the second sculpt since it has hexagons in the armor plates as well (DL-679).
  • And, finally, the plastic mini used in the modern box sets and CGL's Assault Lance pack, probably based on the beginners set sculpt.
Curiously, most of the Atlas sculpts claim to be for the AS7-D (the original from TRO 3025) but closer match the art for the AS7-K (from TRO 3050).  IWM's site currently says the 20-942RE sculpt is for the AS7-K model.

The Atlas II and Atlas III only have one sculpt each:
If you have any 'Mechs you have painted, please feel free to post them.  We'd all love to see them!

Like always, thank you for reading and a special thank you to those who will paint and share!

Our next two fortnights will be: (Dates are approximations)
  • Clan (1/28): Stone Rhino (Behemoth)
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Re: Miniature(s) of the Fortnight #34: Atlas, Atlas II, and Atlas III
« Reply #1 on: 17 January 2018, 14:51:09 »
ATLAS?!?! I... finally have something to contribute! I hope customs based on the sculpts above are acceptable?

Nicholas Kerensky's Atlas II-- in Golden Keshik Colors. Paint by Joel 'Psycho' conversion by me.






Clan Hell's Horses Atlas IIC. Painted by Jimmy 'JJPens007' conversion by me.





GenCon 'Heavy Metal' Solaris 7 Atlas. Painted by Todd 'Mastergunz' conversion by me.




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Re: Miniature(s) of the Fortnight #34: Atlas, Atlas II, and Atlas III
« Reply #2 on: 17 January 2018, 16:47:29 »
My contribution.  Really didn't care for the Atlas III.

Original sculpt, plastech sculpt, and resculpt

AS7-K2, Atlas Danielle, Atlas Samsonov

AS7-RS, AS7-D-H conversion from Resculpt and Original sculpt Atlas II

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Re: Miniature(s) of the Fortnight #34: Atlas, Atlas II, and Atlas III
« Reply #3 on: 17 January 2018, 18:37:30 »
Plastic Mini from the Assault Lance Pack painted by a friend.



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Re: Miniature(s) of the Fortnight #34: Atlas, Atlas II, and Atlas III
« Reply #4 on: 17 January 2018, 19:15:24 »
First is a resculpt Atlas (in Lyran Guard colors) with its tool of persuasion.

Second is an old sculpt Atlas in Lyran Royal Guards colors (and obviously the older paint job...)

And the last one is a Atlas II in Royal Guards colors.

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Re: Miniature(s) of the Fortnight #34: Atlas, Atlas II, and Atlas III
« Reply #5 on: 18 January 2018, 03:26:38 »
"A 'Mech as powerful as possible, as impenetrable as possible, and as ugly and foreboding as conceivable, so that fear itself will be our ally."  -Aleksandr Kerensky

What he said.  8)

First we have a second resculpt in colors from the 1st Federated Suns Armored Cavalry.

Next is the first resculpt with my attempt to match the picture from IWM's catalog (which I now know was painted in the colors of the Hsien Hotheads.)

Third is another second resculpt in a poor attempt at some Kurita colors.

And last are two plastic versions from the AS lance packs.  They are WIPs for my Illician Lancer battalion.  Didn't have enough time to finish them up for this.  Such is life  :) .

BTW, what is the thing on the Atlas' left hip above the LRM pack?  To this day I can't figure out what it was supposed to be.
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Re: Miniature(s) of the Fortnight #34: Atlas, Atlas II, and Atlas III
« Reply #6 on: 18 January 2018, 05:31:13 »
I love this mech so much, yet the first Ral Partha mini is the only one I can accept. I hope we get one day a MWO derived mini, or at least something along the way. Shimmering Swords surely needs another job ^-^

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Re: Miniature(s) of the Fortnight #34: Atlas, Atlas II, and Atlas III
« Reply #7 on: 18 January 2018, 10:24:49 »
This is the only mini I have

IMG_20180118_151758 by agen2, su Flickr

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Re: Miniature(s) of the Fortnight #34: Atlas, Atlas II, and Atlas III
« Reply #8 on: 18 January 2018, 12:58:33 »
BTW, what is the thing on the Atlas' left hip above the LRM pack?  To this day I can't figure out what it was supposed to be.

Quote from the old TRO 3025:
"The large aperture between the two missile systems may look like another weapon, but it is the omnicoupling, where power and coolant cables can be attached to start up or repair the Atlas."

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Re: Miniature(s) of the Fortnight #34: Atlas, Atlas II, and Atlas III
« Reply #9 on: 18 January 2018, 14:17:45 »
At one point, I had a Fatlas Plastech Atlas, acquired in a set of other Mechs. Gave it away because I just didn't care for how it looked. Liked the old Ral Partha one better, since it fit the artwork on the Wizards of the Coast CCG card.

Almost wish I had it to display for this thread.

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Re: Miniature(s) of the Fortnight #34: Atlas, Atlas II, and Atlas III
« Reply #10 on: 19 January 2018, 15:06:36 »
Let's see what I can dig up. These are fun when I remember to get to them.

Got a whole mix of sculpts: Atlas III in 8th Crucis Lancers colours, Atlas II for Stone's Lament, Jumping Atlas in a custom scheme, and a standard model in the Ryuken-Ni, with added weapon effects.

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Re: Miniature(s) of the Fortnight #34: Atlas, Atlas II, and Atlas III
« Reply #11 on: 19 January 2018, 22:46:51 »
I like it when I can contribute to threads like this!

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Re: Miniature(s) of the Fortnight #34: Atlas, Atlas II, and Atlas III
« Reply #12 on: 20 January 2018, 00:51:24 »
As none of you have posted it thus far, feast upon the Plastech Atlas. Feast, I said!  :))

(Now with fixed picture goodness! Stupid Android phone...)
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Re: Miniature(s) of the Fortnight #34: Atlas, Atlas II, and Atlas III
« Reply #13 on: 01 February 2018, 08:06:02 »
I love the Beginner set version as it captures the very first artwork from TRO3025. So i have several of these.

First to show Prince Ian Davions personal ride in the old colors of the DBoG.
Then i have it in colors of the Skye Rangers.

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Re: Miniature(s) of the Fortnight #34: Atlas, Atlas II, and Atlas III
« Reply #14 on: 01 February 2018, 08:09:42 »
And i also have one from the AS lance packs - little modified to make a difference.
It is painted in the colors of the 5th Crucis Lancers with some personal modification.

And while i don't like the sculpt at all, it was a good choice to follow Gunjis paint along.
I painted my Atlas II as the personal ride of the Founder Nicolas Kerensky.

There must be some first sculpt and also 2nd and 3rd sculpts version in the box. But i have no pictures of them and will not go through the storage to find them.

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I know this is a bit old, but I didn't see anyone post the BattleForce sculpt of the Atlas. Here it is, brand new and unpainted, next to the first and second Battletech sculpts for comparison.
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Ok.  I lied.  I ended up customizing a Atlas III D2.

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An old pic of an Atlas that I did a while back....however I just finished up an Atlas II that I will have to hurry up and snap a photo of to share  ;D

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starter set ones:





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As none of you have posted it thus far, feast upon the Plastech Atlas. Feast, I said!  :))

(Now with fixed picture goodness! Stupid Android phone...)

man do i love a day when i can see a fatlas.
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