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.RL's Miniature Pictures (updated 4/15/2020)
« on: 25 June 2019, 23:17:05 »
Hello all,

I've decided to make a thread with my Battletech Miniatures. They are not even close to being done, but I plan to post them all in this thread as they progress.

There are many I want to touch-up, because they are older and bland, or just to add improvements.

I'll edit this first post as I add them. I'll post as I feel the specific unit is complete.

I hope you enjoy and like them.

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1 - 7th Crucis Lancers
Circa 3039-3050
(February 2017 (devoured by acetone), re-done: August 2019)
Page 2
Album:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/eAyPT4GaRwT8mZGi6

2 - Clan Jade Falcon - Gamma Galaxy
Circa Clan Invasion / Refusal War
(April 2017, re-worked: August 2019)
Page 1
Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/wNWTirr8NzcvrnLy9

3 - Clan Wolf - Beta Galaxy

Circa Clan Invasion / Refusal War
(June 2017, re-worked: July 2019)
Page 1
Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/NEA2GjkpsrAezwec8

4 – Star League in Exile (SLDF 331st / Clan Wolverine / Minnesota Tribe)
Circa Star League, exodus, Operation Klondike, Annihilation.
(November 2017)
I already posted this, so here is a link to the thread: https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=59894.0
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Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/EH8pYmFywGqp6AqX9


5 - Rhonda Snord's Irregulars - 'Mechs Only

Circa 3037-3039
(June 2018)
Page 1
Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/BmTxyYr81BEpLUmJA

6 - Clan Smoke Jaguar - Delta Galaxy
Circa Clan Invasion / Operation Bulldog.
(July 2018 (started), Finished: Coming later)

7 - 10th Lyran Guards

Circa 3025-3029 (Frederick Steiner)
(January 2019)
Page 1
Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/nbwvoJFpDkx1DZNaA

8 - 5Th Sword of Light
Circa 3025
(June 2019)
Page 1
Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/6sj7xqvkBNyiX4J67

9 – Buena War College Training Battalion 
Circa War of '39 / Clan Invasion
(Started August 2018, Finished April 2020)
Page 2
Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/1mB6ERZ7FKTdwQ7E8



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Change log

2019.07.03 - Added "7 - 10th Lyran Guards" + album link
2019.07.10 - Added "8 - 5Th Sword of Light" + album link
2019.07.25 - Added "3 - Clan Wolf - Beta Galaxy" + album link
2019.07.26 - Changed "5 - Rhonda Snord's Irregulars - 'Mechs Only" pictures + added new album link
2019.07.27 - Added "4 - Star League in Exile (SLDF 331st / Clan Wolverine / Minnesota Tribe)" + album link
2019.08.04 - Added "2 - Clan Jade Falcon - Gamma Galaxy" + album link
2019.08.30 - Added "1 - 7th Crucis Lancers" + album link
2020.04.15 - Added “9 - Buena War College Training Battalion” + album link

« Last Edit: 15 April 2020, 23:43:56 by .RL »
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Re: .RL's Miniature Pictures
« Reply #1 on: 25 June 2019, 23:19:30 »
Rhonda Snord's Irregulars
Circa 3037-3039
'Mechs Only.


Photo Editing = Google Photos, Pop to 35%, and cropping/centering. Flash used.

Album link for individual 'Mech Photos = https://photos.app.goo.gl/BmTxyYr81BEpLUmJA

I would like feedback on the picture quality and lighting. I am still messing around with the distance of the lights, and the camera (phone) picture settings. These were done with flash on and I feel it captured the details better... but pending feedback (background too dark? too much glare?) I can try different ways of taking pictures.

*** 2019.06.26 Edited image sizes. Follow provided link for full size.

*** 2019.07.26 Changed all images to new photos taken without flash!



In memory of Solomon Storm, rest in peace

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First (Command) Company, Rhonda Snord's Irregulars

Command Lance

Dennis Maltesta, Rhonda Snord, Sharonus Wayne, David Rowsch - Excalibur, Highlander, Spartan, Guillotine

Attack Lance

Marcos Shake, Tempest Storm, Anthony Pryor, Charlotte Deblois - Bombardier, Spartan, Lancelot, Thug

Recon Lance

Walker Roche, Cyndos Thomlinson, Adrian MacLeod, Arnold Ling - Champion, Mercury, Hussat, Kintaro


Second Company (Shorty's Scavenders)

Command Lance

Daniel Trump, Samuel Sneede, Marleen Danules, Carter Malvinson - Crockett, Champion, Crab, Black Knight


Third Company

Command Lance

Deb H'Chu, Terry Malvinson, Victoria Rose, Richard Burkeman - Exterminator, Lancelot, Excalibur, Champion

Fire Lance

Bright Thomlinson, Linda Thomlinson, Solomon Storm, Blade Windall, Dalid Burns - Crockett, Flashman, Sentinel, Highlander, Enforcer

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First half group shot


Second half group shot

« Last Edit: 27 July 2019, 02:33:50 by .RL »
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« Reply #2 on: 26 June 2019, 17:03:41 »
 :o :thumbsup:

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« Reply #3 on: 26 June 2019, 17:59:02 »
They look great! 8) :thumbsup:  My one piece of advice for the pictures would be to ditch the flash.  I use three to four lamps with daylight spectrum light bulbs.  Gets rid of the heavy shadows.  Give that a try and see what you think. :)
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« Reply #4 on: 26 June 2019, 18:59:08 »
Gorgeous minis, but please reduce the width of your pictures a bit... having to side scroll is a bummer.  Also, on the first image in this thread, the focus is a little tight.  Most of the image is crisp, but the near end of the AC/5 is out of focus.

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« Reply #5 on: 26 June 2019, 20:33:31 »
Gorgeous minis, but please reduce the width of your pictures a bit... having to side scroll is a bummer.  Also, on the first image in this thread, the focus is a little tight.  Most of the image is crisp, but the near end of the AC/5 is out of focus.

Reduced width to 850, hopefully that works better for most people.

They look great! 8) :thumbsup:  My one piece of advice for the pictures would be to ditch the flash.  I use three to four lamps with daylight spectrum light bulbs.  Gets rid of the heavy shadows.  Give that a try and see what you think. :)

I have a similar set-up, though I don't know if the lights are daylight spectrum. Flash still gave that depth which makes them pop more. I will post some comparison shots.



1. Flash. Lights close. Adjustments = Light = -25%. Color = NA. Pop = +25%. <-- Detail pops best, but the color is off. Highlights pop. All detail is captured, maybe too intensely?

2. Flash. Lights farther. Adjustments = Light = -25%. Color = NA. Pop = +25%. <-- Same as above but darker

3. No Flash. Lights close. Adjustments = NA.  <-- Dull. Some glare. They do not represent the mini when you look at it while holding it in your hand.

4. No Flash. Lights farther. Adjustments = NA. <-- Same as above but darker

5. No Flash. Lights close. Adjustments = Light = -25%. Color = +25%. Pop = +25%.  <-- This might be the one that represents the mini the best if it were in your hand. Maybe further adjustments would fix it more. Overall this, side by side, seems to be the best IMHO.

6. No Flash. Lights farther. Adjustments = Light = NA. Color = NA. Pop = +25%.<-- Same as above, but darker (what did I expect, the lights are farther away...  :P)

Thoughts on best option?

To give you a better idea of what I'm using =

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Both sides are the same, 2 lamps on each side (one yellow one white per side, though I can change this to all yellow or all white).
Lights are pointed slightly upward, to hit the white-sheets higher (noticed this reduced glare and mimicked sun-light better)
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« Reply #6 on: 26 June 2019, 22:50:17 »
I have a similar SLDF company but yours is much better executed. Nice work  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #7 on: 27 June 2019, 04:17:37 »
850 works, thanks!  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #8 on: 27 June 2019, 09:08:56 »
Nice job.
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« Reply #9 on: 27 June 2019, 10:44:59 »
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« Reply #10 on: 27 June 2019, 11:13:06 »
Thoughts on best option?
The fifth picture does look the best to me eye.  And your setup looks great.  I haven't built a light box yet, though this is encouraging me to do so.  Do you have an overhead panel for it, or do you leave it open?

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« Reply #11 on: 27 June 2019, 13:15:45 »
The fifth picture does look the best to me eye.  And your setup looks great.  I haven't built a light box yet, though this is encouraging me to do so.  Do you have an overhead panel for it, or do you leave it open?

I don't know what the policy is on linking items to purchase, so I'll send you a PM when I get home with a link. I did not make this, I bought it. Reasonable price IMO. Two sizes available, this is the bigger one which is a 24" cube,thr other is 16".it came with the lights, backdrops, and camera/cellphone holder with mini tripod.

I do not cover the top, hadn't considered it. It does not come with a way to do this unless you maybe use one of the backdrops to cover it. I don't know if this would be beneficial, maybe adding a white backdrop over it will bounce more light off, making it clearer. I can give it a go.

After the side by side, I do think the 5th is probably the best option. I might retake these pictures, and replace the ones in this thread with them.
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« Reply #12 on: 03 July 2019, 00:39:10 »
Hello again BattleTech enthusiast,

I am posting a commission I did for a buddy in Indy.

Unfortunately, these were the only pictures I took before I handed them off. If i still had them, I would take better pictures.
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Lyran Guards, 10th Regiment
Circa 3025-3029 (Frederick Steiner)


Photo Editing = Google Photos, Pop to 35%, Light -10%, Color +10% - cropping/centering. No Flash used. These were posted in the Facebook group.

Album link for individual 'Mech Photos = https://photos.app.goo.gl/nbwvoJFpDkx1DZNaA

The intent of this unit, to my understanding, was to fit into a campaign he GM's with his group, and essentially, the OpFor (this battalion) would get more difficult as they progress.
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Recon and Pursuit Company



Recon Lance

CDA-2B, LCT-1M, MON-67, LCT-1S


Pursuit Lance

WSP-1D, VT-2T, COM-2D, VLQ-QA

Support Lance

WTH-1, STN-3K, PNT-9R, BJ-1


Striker Company


Pursuit/Mixed Lance

DRG-1N, SDR-5V, FS9-H, CGR-1A1

Striker Lance

HBK-4G, SHD-2H, HCT-3F, GRF-1N

Battle Lance

GLT-4L, BNC-3E, FLS-7K, ON1-K



Battle Company


Support Lance

TDR-5SS, WHM-6R, ARC-2R, LGB-0W

Battle Lance

VTR-9D, THG-10E, BLR-1G, ZEU-6S

Command Lance

AWS-8Q, STK-3F,  AS7-D, BNC-3S
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« Reply #13 on: 03 July 2019, 04:34:01 »
Very nice work!  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #14 on: 03 July 2019, 21:15:17 »
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« Reply #15 on: 04 July 2019, 21:12:05 »
Very Sweet! :thumbsup:

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« Reply #16 on: 10 July 2019, 21:24:41 »
Hello once more BattleTech enthusiast,

I am posting a second commission I did for a buddy in Indy.

These will get boxed up sometime this weekend, and sent-off to him. After this post, I will be away for awhile finishing off some other armies that need improvements, and which I’ve been ignoring. As I complete them, I will post them.

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Sword of Light, 5th Regiment
Circa 3025


Photo Editing = Google Photos, Pop to 35%, Light -10%, Color +10% - cropping/centering. No Flash used.

Album link for individual 'Mech Photos and larger size pictures = https://photos.app.goo.gl/6sj7xqvkBNyiX4J67

 
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1st Company – Recon


Recon Lance

FLC-4N, STG-3R, SDR-5K, VLK-QF

Striker Lance

JR-7D, PNT-9R, JR-7F, PNT-9R

Battle Lance

VL-2T, WVR-6K , FS9-H, PXH-1

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2nd Company – Striker


Support Lance

WTH-1, HBK-4G, TBT-5N, WTH-1

Striker Lance

ASN-21, KTO-18, CN9-A, WVE-6N

Battle Lance

DRG-1N, CHP-2N, DRG-1G, CLPT-C1

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3rd Company – Battle


Striker Lance

CGR-K1 (Custom, made up unit), TDR-5SS, CGR-1A1, OSR-3C - Charger modifications are influenced by Savage Coyote’s 2nd An Ting Legion Charger, on Camospecs.com

Support Lance

CRD-3K, BMB-10D, GOL-1H, LGB-0W

Battle Lance

MAD-3R, WHM-6K, FLS-7K, BLR-1D

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Command Lance

SHG-2E, CRK-5003-0, HGN-733, AS7-D
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« Reply #17 on: 10 July 2019, 21:39:00 »
I can totally see someone paying well for that excellent work!  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #18 on: 10 July 2019, 21:49:42 »
I can totally see someone paying well for that excellent work!  :thumbsup:

Lol, thanks, but it's not really like that. I am using the word "commission" loosely here. Though I do get stuff in return, they are mostly rare 'Mechs that I've wanted to have and are hard to come by. I've mostly painted them for him because he runs a pretty large group with awesome story-telling, and I picture these units facing-off against each other. I just find it cool to have paint-scheme matching units on the field, and I think it adds more depth and flavor to campaigns and playing in general (as opposed to bare metal, primer painted, mismatched units, etc). 
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« Reply #19 on: 10 July 2019, 21:55:11 »
Rare 'mechs aren't easy or cheap to come by... if you're taking those in trade, I'd have to say they're totally worth it!  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #20 on: 10 July 2019, 22:47:37 »
Beautiful work! :thumbsup: 8)  Love the Atlas. :drool:
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« Reply #21 on: 12 July 2019, 10:34:08 »
looking good! very dynamic, full of personality, and nice photos, too!

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« Reply #22 on: 13 July 2019, 15:57:41 »
looking good! very dynamic, full of personality, and nice photos, too!
Thank you! I did try to give them some personality.

Beautiful work! :thumbsup: 8)  Love the Atlas. :drool:

Bonus picture for you.

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« Reply #23 on: 13 July 2019, 16:23:34 »
 :toofunny:

Thanks, I needed a good laugh today. :thumbsup:
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« Reply #24 on: 13 July 2019, 16:52:10 »
 :thumbsup:  These are phenomenal.
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« Reply #25 on: 13 July 2019, 17:07:57 »
Well played, sir, well played!  ;D

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« Reply #26 on: 21 July 2019, 03:31:58 »
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« Reply #27 on: 26 July 2019, 02:01:02 »
Let the Clan Invasion begin!

Here is my Clan Wolf mini-cluster. It was originally painted for Alpha Strike. Alpha Strike is the whole reason why I have large formations, that is until I played Classic and enjoyed it more. I just finished touching these up, and including a few units I had not painted yet.

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Clan Wolf
Beta Galaxy
Circa 3052


Photo Editing = Google Photos, Pop to 35%, Light -10%, Color +10% - cropping/centering. No Flash used.

Album link for individual 'Mech Photos and larger size pictures = https://photos.app.goo.gl/NEA2GjkpsrAezwec8
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Command Nova



Adder, Ice Ferret, Dire Wolf, Timber Wolf, Gargoyle


Elementals Unfortunately, could not get good focus

Assault Binary


Assault Star

Gargoyle, Timber Wolf, Dire Wolf, Hellbringer, Executioner

Battle Star

Gargoyle, Mad Dog, Timber Wolf, Warhawk, Summoner

Striker Binary


Striker Star Alpha

Kit Fox, Mist Lynx, Viper, Gargoyle, Adder

Striker Star Beta

Stormcrow, Phantom, Pouncer, Arctic Cheetah, Ice Ferret

Support Binary


Support Star

Mad Dog, Timber Wolf, Adder, Ice Ferret, Stormcrow


BattleMech Star

Conjurer, Woodsman, Nova, Orion IIC, Hunchback IIC
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« Reply #28 on: 26 July 2019, 02:39:30 »
Brilliant work all around! 8) 8) :thumbsup:  Lighting and terrain really came together for them as well.  Excellent photos. :thumbsup:
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« Reply #29 on: 26 July 2019, 08:47:17 »
Awesome paint jobs  :thumbsup:. How do you do your decals? I've just started using them and the first batch turned out Meh, I can still see the clear sections around the decals.