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Miniature of the Fortnight #83: BattleMaster
« on: 04 December 2019, 22:49:19 »
In the second edition BattleTech boxed set, there was only one assault 'Mech, the BattleMaster.  What it lacked in appearance compared to the Warhammer and Marauder, it made up in sheer staying power.  It really was a master of battle.  Sadly, like every other 'Mech from that boxed set, it was entangled in the mess of the late '90's and became Unseen, and then Reseen with Project Phoenix, and now, Classic, through the Game of Armored Combat boxed set.  If you haven't used one before, or would like to learn more about it in game, please see Kotetsu's 'Mech of the Week article.

As befitting a 'Mech of its vintage, there have been several sculpts of the BattleMaster throughout the years:
  • Unseen:
    • The original Battledroid-era sculpt (20-838).
    • The Unseen resculpt (20-838), available in both metal and resin.
    • The BattleTech, Third Edition boxed set from FASA featured a plastic version of the BattleMaster, based on the metal sculpt.
  • Reseen:
    • The Reseen sculpt for the BLR-4S (20-210).
    • The sculpt for the Calvin variant (part of the Black Widow Company Lance pack, 10-035).
    • A BattleForce sculpt, based on the Reseen sculpt (20-9108).
    • A Museum-scale sculpt (DL-683).
    • A plastic sculpt was included in the previous generation of CGL boxed sets.
  • Classic:
    • The new plastic Classic sculpt featured in CGL's Game of Armored Combat boxed set.
If you have any of these masters of battle painted, please post pictures.  We'd love to see them!

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

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #83: BattleMaster
« Reply #1 on: 05 December 2019, 12:03:19 »
One of my favorite assault mechs. 8)  I have three, two reseen and one new classic.  In order:

1) BLR-4S I painted following the tutorial in the back of Total Warfare
2) BLR-4S done for my stepson's mercenary company
3) BLR-1G painted to match my Lyran Royal Guards company
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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #83: BattleMaster
« Reply #2 on: 05 December 2019, 13:53:09 »
so far i have painted only one Battlemaster, for my Capellan March Militia



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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #83: BattleMaster
« Reply #3 on: 05 December 2019, 16:08:20 »
I can present a standard -4S and a Calvin variant.
The box set miniature has never been build and the classic BattleMaster has not been done yet. We will see, when i will get them done...

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #83: BattleMaster
« Reply #4 on: 06 December 2019, 03:31:36 »
2 BLRs 1G and 1D

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #83: BattleMaster
« Reply #5 on: 06 December 2019, 03:33:11 »
BLRs 1Gb Royal, 3M Rogers, 3S

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #83: BattleMaster
« Reply #6 on: 06 December 2019, 03:33:52 »
Finally a 4S, 4s Calvin and a M3

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #83: BattleMaster
« Reply #7 on: 06 December 2019, 10:12:10 »
Of the seven (yikes!) Battlemasters I own, three are painted.  I've also have a Lyran Guard one in-process, but I'm struggling with artist's block on that project.  So!

A BLR-5M for the Marik Militia:


A stock BLR-1G in Generic Team Yellow livery:


And another in Oosik Irregulars colors, in Mountain Line camo:

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #83: BattleMaster
« Reply #8 on: 08 December 2019, 11:15:34 »
Here's mine. I run it as part of my Ryuken-roku lance.


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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #83: BattleMaster
« Reply #9 on: 08 December 2019, 18:13:26 »
I have only one, and it is part of Davion's 1st Brigade of Guards

Also, like Vaaish's above, it is a plastic one.





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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #83: BattleMaster
« Reply #10 on: 08 December 2019, 18:18:55 »
Hey, I actually have an image to contribute to these threads this time.  :D

Recent plastic Battlemaster from AGoAC.

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #83: BattleMaster
« Reply #11 on: 19 December 2019, 15:08:42 »
Lexington Combat Group Battlemaster
24309449467_a1442886f9_o by f15cflyer79, on Flickr

Davion Heavy Guards
IMAG0873~2 by f15cflyer79, on Flickr