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Definitive Blue Blister Sculptor Information
« on: 20 September 2019, 11:18:18 »
I'm collating a list of the sculptors of various early Battledroids/BattleTech miniatures.  By definitive, I mean the sculptors name appears on the blister pack, usually the Blue Ral Partha one.

Specifically, I'm look for the sculptor information for the following Ral Partha models (you may also message me).

10.   20-814 Fire Bee (Battledroids sculpt)
19.   20-838 Battlemaster (Battledroids sculpt)
19.   20-838 Battlemaster (2nd Generation version- Blue Blister)
26.   20-806 Hunter Missile Tank (2)
34.   20-848 Orion
40.   20-854 Hunchback
56.   20-870 Whitworth
61.   20-875 Assassin

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Re: Definitive Blue Blister Sculptor Information
« Reply #1 on: 20 September 2019, 11:32:17 »
Sculptor's name should be either on the packing or on the bottom of the mini's base. Does this help?

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Re: Definitive Blue Blister Sculptor Information
« Reply #2 on: 20 September 2019, 12:56:21 »
I've got a pretty solid list. Will check later today.

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Re: Definitive Blue Blister Sculptor Information
« Reply #3 on: 20 September 2019, 14:25:53 »
I've got a pretty solid list. Will check later today.

Thank you.  I'll share my own findings once I've got them where I think they should be.

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Re: Definitive Blue Blister Sculptor Information
« Reply #4 on: 20 September 2019, 22:54:28 »
I have the BD Cestus as 20-814, the Firebee as 20-804. No sculptors for either of them plus the BD Battlemaster and BD Hunter Tank. Their packaging didn't list sculptors, as far as I'm aware. I'll have to check the bases on what I can, later.

For now...

20-806 Hunter Missile Tank, 2nd sculpt = Tom Meier
20-838 Battlemaster, 2nd sculpt = Julie Guthrie
20-848 Orion = Tom Meier
20-854 Hunchback = Tom Meier
20-870 Whitworth = Julie Guthrie
20-875 Assassin, 1st sculpt = Robert Charrette

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Re: Definitive Blue Blister Sculptor Information
« Reply #5 on: 21 September 2019, 03:45:35 »
I have the BD Cestus as 20-814, the Firebee as 20-804. No sculptors for either of them plus the BD Battlemaster and BD Hunter Tank. Their packaging didn't list sculptors, as far as I'm aware. I'll have to check the bases on what I can, later.

For now...

20-806 Hunter Missile Tank, 2nd sculpt = Tom Meier
20-838 Battlemaster, 2nd sculpt = Julie Guthrie
20-848 Orion = Tom Meier
20-854 Hunchback = Tom Meier
20-870 Whitworth = Julie Guthrie
20-875 Assassin, 1st sculpt = Robert Charrette

Extremely helpful, thank you.

Do you know if the Battledroids sculpts have the artist information on the base?  I do not own any to check.

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Re: Definitive Blue Blister Sculptor Information
« Reply #6 on: 21 September 2019, 15:01:23 »
I have the BD Cestus as 20-814, the Firebee as 20-804. No sculptors for either of them plus the BD Battlemaster and BD Hunter Tank. Their packaging didn't list sculptors, as far as I'm aware. I'll have to check the bases on what I can, later.

For now...

20-806 Hunter Missile Tank, 2nd sculpt = Tom Meier
20-838 Battlemaster, 2nd sculpt = Julie Guthrie
20-848 Orion = Tom Meier
20-854 Hunchback = Tom Meier
20-870 Whitworth = Julie Guthrie
20-875 Assassin, 1st sculpt = Robert Charrette

Wait—is this the same Robert Charrette who wrote Wolf Pack?

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Re: Definitive Blue Blister Sculptor Information
« Reply #7 on: 21 September 2019, 16:04:28 »
Wait—is this the same Robert Charrette who wrote Wolf Pack?
Same guy. Unfortunately his website is no longer in existence, but he did a lot of the unseen miniatures.

Here is a link to his archived site on Archive.org: https://web.archive.org/web/20071019001949/http://www.charrette.parroom.net/Minigallery.html

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Re: Definitive Blue Blister Sculptor Information
« Reply #8 on: 21 September 2019, 16:36:11 »
Wait—is this the same Robert Charrette who wrote Wolf Pack?
Multi-talented guy. He did the art on the first four issues of BattleTechnology as well. [brain fart]
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Re: Definitive Blue Blister Sculptor Information
« Reply #9 on: 21 September 2019, 16:58:59 »
Multi-talented guy. He did the art on the first four issues of BattleTechnology as well.
I thought that was William H Keith Jr.?

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Re: Definitive Blue Blister Sculptor Information
« Reply #10 on: 21 September 2019, 23:50:37 »
I thought that was William H Keith Jr.?
You're right. Got them confused.

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Re: Definitive Blue Blister Sculptor Information
« Reply #11 on: 25 September 2019, 23:14:58 »
I consider this a definitive list. An "*" denotes the "recycling" of a previously existing model number.  Feel free to offer corrections but you better have an image of a Blue Blister to back it up ;). This list begins with the original Ral Partha Battledroids sculpts and continues on through the introduction of the first 16 Clan OmniMechs.  Ral Partha switched from lead to "Ralidium" at this point and began cycling through TRO: 3055 and parts beyond.  I did not include Aerospace fighters or the "MechWarrior" series of miniatures.  Note that a number of the "Unseen" sculpts underwent significant revision with the introduction of the "BattleTech Box Sets" circa 1988 although their model number remained unchanged.

1985 – 1994 Ral Partha List of Miniatures and Sculptor
1.   20-801 Hornet (R. Charrette)
2.   20-802 Falcon (R. Charrette)
3.   20-803 Gladiator (R. Charrette)
4.   20-804 Fire Bee (R. Charrette)
5.   20-805 Flea (J. Guthrie)
6.   20-806 Hunter Missile Tank (2) (T. Meier)
7.   20-807 Striker Armored Car (2) (T. Meier)
8.   20-808 Pegasus Light Hover Tank (2) (T. Meier)
9.   20-811 Battleax (R. Charrette)
10.   20-812 Vulcan (R. Charrette)
11.   20-813 Crossbow (R. Charrette)
12.   20-814 Cestus (R. Charrette)
13.   20-815 Archer (J. Guthrie)
14.   20-816 Vedette Tank (2) (T. Meier)
15.   20-821 Behemoth (R. Charrette)
16.   20-822 Demolisher Super Heavy Tank (T. Meier)
17.   20-831 Stinger (R. Charrette)
18.   20-832 Wasp (R. Charrette)
19.   20-833 Phoenix Hawk (R. Charrette)
20.   20-834 Crusader (R. Charrette)
21.   20-835 Griffin (J. Guthrie)
22.   20-836 Shadow Hawk (J. Guthrie)
23.   20-837 Wolverine (J. Guthrie)
24.   20-838 Battlemaster (J. Guthrie)
25.   20-839 Thunderbolt (J. Guthrie)
26.   20-840 Warhammer (R. Charrette)
27.   20-841 Rifleman (R. Charrette)
28.   20-842 Archer (J. Guthrie)
29.   20-843 Marauder (R. Charrette)
30.   20-844 Locust (R. Charrette)
31.   20-845 Atlas (T. Meier)
32.   20-846 Goliath (T. Meier)
33.   20-847 Awesome (T. Meier)
34.   20-848 Orion (T. Meier)
35.   20-849 Centurion (T. Meier)
36.   20-850 Firestarter (T. Meier)
37.   20-851 Valkyrie (R. Charrette)
38.   20-852 Catapult (R. Charrette)
39.   20-853 Panther (T. Meier)
40.   20-854 Hunchback (T. Meier)
41.   20-855 Ostsol (T. Meier)
42.   20-856 Zeus (T. Meier)
43.   20-857 Urbanmech (R. Charrette)
44.   20-858 Cicada (R. Charrette)
45.   20-859 Scorpion (R. Charrette)
46.   20-860 Victor (R. Charrette)
47.   20-861 JagerMech (T. Meier)
48.   20-862 Stalker (T. Meier)
49.   20-863 Cyclops (T. Meier)
50.   20-864 Hatchetman (T. Meier)
51.   20-865 Commando (R. Charrette)
52.   20-866 Javelin (R. Charrette)
53.   20-867 Enforcer (R. Charrette)
54.   20-868 Dragon (R. Charrette)
55.   20-869 Jenner (J. Guthrie)
56.   20-870 Whitworth (J. Guthrie)
57.   20-871 Vindicator (J. Guthrie)
58.   20-872 Quickdraw (J. Guthrie)
59.   20-873 Spider (R. Charrette)
60.   20-874 Ostscout (T. Meier)
61.   20-875 Assassin (R. Charrette)
62.   20-876 Dervish (R. Charrette)
63.   20-877 Ostroc (T. Meier)
64.   20-878 Stinger LAM (R. Charrette)
65.   20-879 Clint (R. Charrette)
66.   20-880 Blackjack (R. Charrette)
67.   20-881 Charger (R. Charrette)
68.   20-882 Banshee (R. Charrette)
69.   20-883 Wasp LAM (R. Charrette)
70.   20-884 Phoenix Hawk LAM (R. Charrette)
71.   20-885 Hermes II (J. Guthrie)
72.   20-886 Vulcan (R. Charrette)
73.   20-887 Trebuchet (J. Guthrie)
74.   20-888 Grasshopper (R. Charrette)
75.   20-889 Longbow (R. Charrette)
76.   20-890 Hornet (R. Charrette)
77.   20-891 Wolfhound (R. Charrette)
78.   20-892 Shogun (R. Charrette)
79.   20-893 Marauder II (R. Charrette)
80.   20-894 Firefly (J. Guthrie)
81.   20-895 Exterminator (J. Guthrie)
82.   20-896 Highlander (J. Guthrie)
83.   20-897 Annihilator (J. Guthrie)
84.   20-898 Imp (T. Meier)
85.   20-899 King Crab (T. Meier)
86.   *20-801 Thug (T. Meier)
87.   *20-801 Mongoose (D. Summers)
88.   *20-803 Hoplite (D. Summers)
89.   *20-804 Crab (W. Vail)
90.   20-809 Mauler (R. Charrette)
91.   20-810 Hatamoto-Chi (R. Charrette)
92.   *20-811 Wolf Trap (R. Charrette)
93.   *20-812 Raven (R. Charrette)
94.   *20-813 Mercury (J. Guthrie)
95.   *20-814 Lancelot (J. Guthrie)
96.   *20-815 Bombardier (J. Guthrie)
97.   20-817 Condor Hover Tank (2) (F. Barnum)
98.   20-818 Drillson Hover Tank (2) (F. Barnum)
99.   20-819 Maxim Hover Transport (2) (F. Barnum)
100.   *20-821 Clan Elemental (UNKNOWN)
101.   20-823 Kurita Infantry (24) (UNKNOWN)
102.   20-824 Davion Infantry (24) (UNKNOWN)
103.   20-825 Bulldog Tank (2) (F. Barnum)
104.   20-826 Pike Support Vehicle (2) (F. Barnum)
105.   20-827 Ontos Tank (2) (UNKNOWN)
106.   20-828 Savannah Master (4) (R. Charrette)
107.   20-829 Hetzer Wheeled Assault Gun (R. Kerr)
108.   20-830 Von Luckner Heavy Tank (D. Summers)
109.   20-770 Axeman (R. Charrette)
110.   20-771 Cataphract (R. Charrette)
111.   20-772 Caesar (R. Charrette)
112.   20-773 Guillotine (R. Charrette)
113.   20-774 Black Knight (S. Garrity)
114.   20-775 Wyvern (J. Wilhelm)
115.   20-776 Coolant Truck (J. Wilhelm)
116.   20-777 Falcon (J. Wilhelm)
117.   20-778 Crockett / Katana (J. Johnson)
118.   20-779 Manticore Heavy Tank (J. Wilhelm)
119.   20-780 Hussar (D. Summers)
120.   20-781 Kintaro (S. Garrity)
121.   20-782 Packrat LRPV (J. Wilhelm)
122.   20-783 J. Edgar Hover Tank (2) (UNKNOWN)
123.   20-784 Thorn (R. Kerr)
124.   20-785 Hermes (D. Summers)
125.   20-786 Flashman (J. Wilhelm)
126.   20-787 Champion (J. Wilhelm)
127.   20-788 Sentinel (D. Summers)
128.   20-600 Vulture (R. Kerr / J. Garrity)
129.   20-601 Loki (J. Garrity)
130.   20-602 Thor (J. Garrity)
131.   20-603 Madcat (R. Kerr)
132.   20-604 Man O’War (W. Vail)
133.   20-605 Masakari (W. Vail)
134.   20-606 Gladiator (W. Vail)
135.   20-607 Daishi (W. Vail)
136.   20-608 Dragonfly (J. Wilhelm)
137.   20-609 Fenris (J. Wilhelm)
138.   20-610 Black Hawk (J. Wilhelm)
139.   20-611 Ryoken (J. Wilhelm)
140.   20-612 Dasher (D. Summers)
141.   20-613 Koshi (D. Summers)
142.   20-614 Uller (D. Summers)
143.   20-615 Puma (D. Summers)
144.   20-640 Stealth (J. Wilhelm)
145.   20-641 Cerberus (R. Kerr)
146.   20-642 Berserker (J. Wilhem)
147.   20-643 Hellhound (D. Summers)

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Re: Definitive Blue Blister Sculptor Information
« Reply #12 on: 14 November 2019, 08:28:50 »
Man, this needs to go up on Sarna. We're mostly fluff experts - the miniatures and CCG aspects of BattleTech are sadly somewhat neglected on Sarna, because we seem to lack dedicated experts on these fields.
Nudge nudge...  ;)
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Re: Definitive Blue Blister Sculptor Information
« Reply #13 on: 14 November 2019, 16:40:09 »
It's such a big project. I'm still unsure how to go about it. Plus, wiki tables scare me.

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Re: Definitive Blue Blister Sculptor Information
« Reply #14 on: 14 November 2019, 21:28:59 »
There is a 20-815 ARC-4R Archer package that is a Bombardier. by J Gunthrie.
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Re: Definitive Blue Blister Sculptor Information
« Reply #15 on: 15 November 2019, 08:20:58 »
Man, this needs to go up on Sarna. We're mostly fluff experts - the miniatures and CCG aspects of BattleTech are sadly somewhat neglected on Sarna, because we seem to lack dedicated experts on these fields.
Nudge nudge...  ;)

I agree.  Most of what I've learned about the early Battledroids / BattleMech miniatures was through my own research and the generous help of many others, including some primary sources ;)  In fact, I was surprised how little has been documented to date (at least from what I was able to find) regarding the early Ral Partha miniatures.  I have a working draft of an identification guide that highlights the differences between those early sculpts that underwent significant revisions, in some cases two or three times during the first few years of the franchise.  With some time and luck, I may be able to get into a shape that wouldn't be embarrassing to share.

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Re: Definitive Blue Blister Sculptor Information
« Reply #16 on: 20 November 2019, 08:51:28 »
It's such a big project. I'm still unsure how to go about it. Plus, wiki tables scare me.

This will get you started. Create a page and paste the following CODE block into it.

Limitations:
* I had to remove the asterisks because they were messing up my table formatting.
* Removed parenthesis because they're not needed in the table.
* 'Mech names aren't formatted (they should be italic).
* Nothing's linked
* Didn't spend any time addressing multi-mini blister packs (vehicles, infantry, etc.) in the table. Should they get their own column?

Code: [Select]
{| class="wikitable"
|+ 1985 – 1994 Ral Partha List of Miniatures and Sculptor
|-
! Ral Partha Number
! Miniature Name
! Artist
|-
| 20-801
| Hornet
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-802
| Falcon
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-803
| Gladiator
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-804
| Fire Bee
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-805
| Flea
| J. Guthrie
|-
| 20-806
| Hunter Missile Tank -2
| T. Meier
|-
| 20-807
| Striker Armored Car -2
| T. Meier
|-
| 20-808
| Pegasus Light Hover Tank -2
| T. Meier
|-
| 20-811
| Battleax
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-812
| Vulcan
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-813
| Crossbow
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-814
| Cestus
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-815
| Archer
| J. Guthrie
|-
| 20-816
| Vedette Tank -2
| T. Meier
|-
| 20-821
| Behemoth
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-822
| Demolisher Super Heavy Tank
| T. Meier
|-
| 20-831
| Stinger
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-832
| Wasp
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-833
| Phoenix Hawk
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-834
| Crusader
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-835
| Griffin
| J. Guthrie
|-
| 20-836
| Shadow Hawk
| J. Guthrie
|-
| 20-837
| Wolverine
| J. Guthrie
|-
| 20-838
| Battlemaster
| J. Guthrie
|-
| 20-839
| Thunderbolt
| J. Guthrie
|-
| 20-840
| Warhammer
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-841
| Rifleman
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-842
| Archer
| J. Guthrie
|-
| 20-843
| Marauder
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-844
| Locust
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-845
| Atlas
| T. Meier
|-
| 20-846
| Goliath
| T. Meier
|-
| 20-847
| Awesome
| T. Meier
|-
| 20-848
| Orion
| T. Meier
|-
| 20-849
| Centurion
| T. Meier
|-
| 20-850
| Firestarter
| T. Meier
|-
| 20-851
| Valkyrie
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-852
| Catapult
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-853
| Panther
| T. Meier
|-
| 20-854
| Hunchback
| T. Meier
|-
| 20-855
| Ostsol
| T. Meier
|-
| 20-856
| Zeus
| T. Meier
|-
| 20-857
| Urbanmech
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-858
| Cicada
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-859
| Scorpion
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-860
| Victor
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-861
| JagerMech
| T. Meier
|-
| 20-862
| Stalker
| T. Meier
|-
| 20-863
| Cyclops
| T. Meier
|-
| 20-864
| Hatchetman
| T. Meier
|-
| 20-865
| Commando
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-866
| Javelin
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-867
| Enforcer
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-868
| Dragon
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-869
| Jenner
| J. Guthrie
|-
| 20-870
| Whitworth
| J. Guthrie
|-
| 20-871
| Vindicator
| J. Guthrie
|-
| 20-872
| Quickdraw
| J. Guthrie
|-
| 20-873
| Spider
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-874
| Ostscout
| T. Meier
|-
| 20-875
| Assassin
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-876
| Dervish
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-877
| Ostroc
| T. Meier
|-
| 20-878
| Stinger LAM
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-879
| Clint
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-880
| Blackjack
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-881
| Charger
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-882
| Banshee
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-883
| Wasp LAM
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-884
| Phoenix Hawk LAM
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-885
| Hermes II
| J. Guthrie
|-
| 20-886
| Vulcan
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-887
| Trebuchet
| J. Guthrie
|-
| 20-888
| Grasshopper
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-889
| Longbow
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-890
| Hornet
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-891
| Wolfhound
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-892
| Shogun
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-893
| Marauder II
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-894
| Firefly
| J. Guthrie
|-
| 20-895
| Exterminator
| J. Guthrie
|-
| 20-896
| Highlander
| J. Guthrie
|-
| 20-897
| Annihilator
| J. Guthrie
|-
| 20-898
| Imp
| T. Meier
|-
| 20-899
| King Crab
| T. Meier
|-
| 20-801
| Thug
| T. Meier
|-
| 20-801
| Mongoose
| D. Summers
|-
| 20-803
| Hoplite
| D. Summers
|-
| 20-804
| Crab
| W. Vail
|-
| 20-809
| Mauler
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-810
| Hatamoto-Chi
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-811
| Wolf Trap
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-812
| Raven
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-813
| Mercury
| J. Guthrie
|-
| 20-814
| Lancelot
| J. Guthrie
|-
| 20-815
| Bombardier
| J. Guthrie
|-
| 20-817
| Condor Hover Tank -2
| F. Barnum
|-
| 20-818
| Drillson Hover Tank -2
| F. Barnum
|-
| 20-819
| Maxim Hover Transport -2
| F. Barnum
|-
| 20-821
| Clan Elemental
| UNKNOWN
|-
| 20-823
| Kurita Infantry-24
| UNKNOWN
|-
| 20-824
| Davion Infantry-24
| UNKNOWN
|-
| 20-825
| Bulldog Tank -2
| F. Barnum
|-
| 20-826
| Pike Support Vehicle -2
| F. Barnum
|-
| 20-827
| Ontos Tank -2
| UNKNOWN
|-
| 20-828
| Savannah Master-4
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-829
| Hetzer Wheeled Assault Gun
| R. Kerr
|-
| 20-830
| Von Luckner Heavy Tank
| D. Summers
|-
| 20-770
| Axeman
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-771
| Cataphract
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-772
| Caesar
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-773
| Guillotine
| R. Charrette
|-
| 20-774
| Black Knight
| S. Garrity
|-
| 20-775
| Wyvern
| J. Wilhelm
|-
| 20-776
| Coolant Truck
| J. Wilhelm
|-
| 20-777
| Falcon
| J. Wilhelm
|-
| 20-778
| Crockett / Katana
| J. Johnson
|-
| 20-779
| Manticore Heavy Tank
| J. Wilhelm
|-
| 20-780
| Hussar
| D. Summers
|-
| 20-781
| Kintaro
| S. Garrity
|-
| 20-782
| Packrat LRPV
| J. Wilhelm
|-
| 20-783
| J. Edgar Hover Tank -2
| UNKNOWN
|-
| 20-784
| Thorn
| R. Kerr
|-
| 20-785
| Hermes
| D. Summers
|-
| 20-786
| Flashman
| J. Wilhelm
|-
| 20-787
| Champion
| J. Wilhelm
|-
| 20-788
| Sentinel
| D. Summers
|-
| 20-600
| Vulture
| R. Kerr / J. Garrity
|-
| 20-601
| Loki
| J. Garrity
|-
| 20-602
| Thor
| J. Garrity
|-
| 20-603
| Madcat
| R. Kerr
|-
| 20-604
| Man O’War
| W. Vail
|-
| 20-605
| Masakari
| W. Vail
|-
| 20-606
| Gladiator
| W. Vail
|-
| 20-607
| Daishi
| W. Vail
|-
| 20-608
| Dragonfly
| J. Wilhelm
|-
| 20-609
| Fenris
| J. Wilhelm
|-
| 20-610
| Black Hawk
| J. Wilhelm
|-
| 20-611
| Ryoken
| J. Wilhelm
|-
| 20-612
| Dasher
| D. Summers
|-
| 20-613
| Koshi
| D. Summers
|-
| 20-614
| Uller
| D. Summers
|-
| 20-615
| Puma
| D. Summers
|-
| 20-640
| Stealth
| J. Wilhelm
|-
| 20-641
| Cerberus
| R. Kerr
|-
| 20-642
| Berserker
| J. Wilhem
|-
| 20-643
| Hellhound
| D. Summers
|}

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Re: Definitive Blue Blister Sculptor Information
« Reply #17 on: 25 November 2019, 09:24:41 »
I agree.  Most of what I've learned about the early Battledroids / BattleMech miniatures was through my own research and the generous help of many others, including some primary sources ;)  In fact, I was surprised how little has been documented to date (at least from what I was able to find) regarding the early Ral Partha miniatures.  I have a working draft of an identification guide that highlights the differences between those early sculpts that underwent significant revisions, in some cases two or three times during the first few years of the franchise.  With some time and luck, I may be able to get into a shape that wouldn't be embarrassing to share.

A long term goal I have wanted to do is get this kind of information up for Battletech and then other Minis on the IWM store. After the move to the new online store, I want to get sculptor info added to BT minis that are available now.  Then a list for the OOP / old sculpts that had a minor change at some point.

I will have to check my notes from what Jacob told me, but he did ID what mech was Mastered first of the Battledroids.

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Re: Definitive Blue Blister Sculptor Information
« Reply #18 on: 25 November 2019, 10:00:18 »
I'm still working on verifying the sculptors of the early Unseen "Battledroids" miniatures.  I believe Dennis Mize may have down both the Shadow Hawk and Griffin "Battledroid."  I will try and verify that today, especially since his name does not appear on any blue blister I have ever seen.

In addition, maybe you would have better luck that I trying to contact Gregory Dean Scott, the founder of GHQ Miniatures.  My repeated inquiries have gone unanswered.  I have a source that says a GHQ Micro Armor sculptor did the initial Marauder, and possibly the initial Warhammer sculpt as well, on behalf of Ral Partha in the mid 80's.  Robert Charrette did the subsequent sculpt.

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Re: Definitive Blue Blister Sculptor Information
« Reply #19 on: 25 November 2019, 10:47:11 »
I'm still working on verifying the sculptors of the early Unseen "Battledroids" miniatures.  I believe Dennis Mize may have down both the Shadow Hawk and Griffin "Battledroid."  I will try and verify that today, especially since his name does not appear on any blue blister I have ever seen.

I can confirm he did the BD Griffin, Mike has the original green in his office that he got after Dennis Mize passed away.

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Re: Definitive Blue Blister Sculptor Information
« Reply #20 on: 26 November 2019, 02:11:32 »
I can confirm he did the BD Griffin, Mike has the original green in his office that he got after Dennis Mize passed away.

Doesn't get any more definitive than that.  Dennis Mize did the Battledroid sculpt of both the Shadow Hawk and Griffin.
At some point, I will collate what sculptor information I have on the early Battledroids / Orange Blister stuff.  I found out today that GHQ also did the Battledroids Rifleman sculpt, giving them at least three of the early first generation sculpts.  Man, I'd love to track that name(s) down from GHQ!

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Re: Definitive Blue Blister Sculptor Information
« Reply #21 on: 29 November 2019, 09:37:02 »
Ral Partha cranked out early versions of the 'Mechs featured in the Battledroids/BattleTech Second Edition box set.  Many of these sculpts would be superseded by later versions.  Identifying these sculpts and determining who created them remains a work in progress.  This is my working list of 'Mechs that had a "Battledroids" version and who sculpted them. 

    LCT-1V Locust (R. Charrette)
    STG-3R Stinger (R. Charrette)
    WSP-1A Wasp (R. Charrette)
    GRF-1N Griffin (D.Mize)
    SHD-2H Shadow Hawk (D. Mize)
    WVR-6R Wolverine (J. Guthrie)
    RFL-3N Rifleman (GHQ Micro Armor)
    ARC-2R Archer (J. Guthrie)
    WHM-6R Warhammer (GHQ Micro Armor)
    MAD-3R Marauder (GHQ Micro Armor)
    BLR-1G Battlemaster (J. Guthrie)

Phoenix Hawk, Crusader, and Thunderbolt have only a single sculpt that I am aware of.

As a side note, I believe the following vehicles also have "Battledroids" versions but I have not spent much time tracing them down.

Hunter - Vehicle
Striker - Vehicle
Pegasus - Vehicle
Vedette - Vehicle
Demolisher - Vehicle

Any additional information, or thoughts, are welcome.

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Re: Definitive Blue Blister Sculptor Information
« Reply #22 on: 29 November 2019, 10:36:48 »
Phoenix Hawk, Crusader, and Thunderbolt have only a single sculpt that I am aware of.

As a side note, I believe the following vehicles also have "Battledroids" versions but I have not spent much time tracing them down.

Hunter - Vehicle
Striker - Vehicle
Pegasus - Vehicle
Vedette - Vehicle
Demolisher - Vehicle
You are correct regarding these Mechs and vehicles.

 

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