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Kibutsu

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1st Ghost Regiment...All Of It
« on: 18 June 2022, 12:43:04 »
These 7 were the last I needed to paint to finish the whole regiment. I started with a couple long ago when the original DCMS Field Manual came out. It was just a few years ago that I decided to do the whole regiment in the canon parade scheme.




The whole thing, minus a couple of 3D printed minis. The vast majority are IMW and Catalyst plastics. I used 3D prints only when I felt the old sculpts were grossly out of scale.
1st Mech Battalion


2nd Mech Battalion


3rd Mech Battalion


RBG, HQ Company, Maintenance Company, Anti-air Lance, Artillery and some logistics vehicles, Armored Battalion (Iron Will), and some Battlearmor. I couldn't fit everything into the display case, but it holds the important stuff. I have enough conventional infantry for the rest of the mob, plus transports and more but I will probably replace the vehicles when the next kickstarter drops. Most of the tanks and aerospace were painted long before there was ever a canon paint scheme, and I have no plans to repaint them. New plastics could temp me, however. The RBG 'Mech lances serve as the Regimental HQ, and can also function as battalion command lances whenever the regiment is deployed as a whole.


And let's not forget the aerospace transports. The unit has no permanently assigned JumpShips, but the Star Lord Class Sword of Vengeance and the Invader Class Ryoko-sha have been with the unit for more than a decade, thanks to their posting frequently changing as the DCMS moves the unit between the Fed Suns and Ghost Bear borders. Between the two ships, there is enough transport capacity to move the whole unit in a single trip, with some spare collars available for cargo ships, frequently Mule or Rose class vessels, or additional infantry transports or even assault DropShips depending on the mission.



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Re: 1st Ghost Regiment...All Of It
« Reply #1 on: 18 June 2022, 13:32:39 »
Sweet! :thumbsup:
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Re: 1st Ghost Regiment...All Of It
« Reply #2 on: 18 June 2022, 14:06:29 »
Amazing work!  :o

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Re: 1st Ghost Regiment...All Of It
« Reply #3 on: 18 June 2022, 14:17:29 »
Astounding. And certainly a nice touch with the House Kurita banner behind the cabinet. As a tip, the banners can be unwrinkled by ironing with a sheet of thin felt between the banner and the iron. That's what I did for my House Davion banner.
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Re: 1st Ghost Regiment...All Of It
« Reply #4 on: 18 June 2022, 14:20:52 »
Wow! That is one impressive force.  :o

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Re: 1st Ghost Regiment...All Of It
« Reply #5 on: 18 June 2022, 15:42:15 »
You have honored the dragon.  Well done!

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Re: 1st Ghost Regiment...All Of It
« Reply #6 on: 18 June 2022, 16:27:38 »
Honoured the Dragon indeed! I know how much work a battalion is, but a whole regiment with vehicle & aero support? Capital work!

How long did this take, and how did you do the snake scales?
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Re: 1st Ghost Regiment...All Of It
« Reply #7 on: 18 June 2022, 19:49:07 »
All excellent.  Love the AS fighters., 

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Re: 1st Ghost Regiment...All Of It
« Reply #8 on: 18 June 2022, 21:46:18 »
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Re: 1st Ghost Regiment...All Of It
« Reply #9 on: 18 June 2022, 23:48:21 »
Hot damn. This is an impressive feat you've accomplished. Well done, sir. And an excellent choice of regiments to build, at that.


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Re: 1st Ghost Regiment...All Of It
« Reply #10 on: 19 June 2022, 05:21:20 »
 :thumbsup:

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Re: 1st Ghost Regiment...All Of It
« Reply #11 on: 19 June 2022, 07:33:02 »
WOW!  Really WOW! :thumbsup:

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Re: 1st Ghost Regiment...All Of It
« Reply #12 on: 19 June 2022, 09:24:43 »
Thanks, all!
@Worktroll - If you count some of the vehicles this project dates back to around 1990! The Ghost Regiments appealed to me when I first read Heir to the Dragon, and I built a couple of battalions at that time but they were all painted in random colors. I did a half dozen or so Mechs after the old Field Manual was released with the canon paint scheme, but it was about 5 years ago that I decided to do the whole regiment. Since then I would purchase 6-12 at a time and batch paint them. For the dragon scales, I start with a line of medium green, then either draw them in individually with black green or just paint varying shades of yellow green where the scales should be. I do it differently depending on what mood I'm in, and also to add some individual flavor since the unit is not exactly conventional. Each scale gets highlighted with chrome yellow being the lightest, but this does not show up very well in the pics.

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Re: 1st Ghost Regiment...All Of It
« Reply #13 on: 19 June 2022, 10:13:29 »
As a Davion fan, that is frightening! :)
Well done.
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Re: 1st Ghost Regiment...All Of It
« Reply #14 on: 19 June 2022, 12:08:28 »
Marvelous free hand work, and top notch all around. I admire for you patience and skill in doing the curling dragon motif.

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Re: 1st Ghost Regiment...All Of It
« Reply #15 on: 19 June 2022, 21:14:25 »
Even got a couple Tatsu fighters in there. Nice.

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Re: 1st Ghost Regiment...All Of It
« Reply #16 on: 19 June 2022, 21:21:45 »
That is amazing work - and an amazing amount of work, well done!

Even just painting all the missile tips on a Longbow!

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Re: 1st Ghost Regiment...All Of It
« Reply #17 on: 21 June 2022, 01:14:33 »
Nice to see someone else doing the whole regiment craziness  :D
Nice collection of conventional and aero support units. Do you plan to paint some infantry or BA, too?

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Re: 1st Ghost Regiment...All Of It
« Reply #18 on: 21 June 2022, 18:59:36 »
 :clap:
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Re: 1st Ghost Regiment...All Of It
« Reply #19 on: 22 June 2022, 06:49:32 »
@Wotan - there is a good bit of BA on the bottom shelf but it is hard to see. I have plenty of standard infantry and 2 lances of Maxims but I couldn't fit them in the display case and I was too lazy to dig them out of their boxes.

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Re: 1st Ghost Regiment...All Of It
« Reply #20 on: 22 June 2022, 07:45:12 »
wow.  amazing and impressive and DID YOU PAINT A KRACKEN on a LEG??

-smh- your skills are TOP. TIER.  Well done!

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Re: 1st Ghost Regiment...All Of It
« Reply #21 on: 22 June 2022, 10:08:24 »
Looked at the pics again.  So very nice!  In 15 years, when I finally 'finish' my 4th Davion Guards, we should get together and play Alpha Strike for a week or so. 

If we're still alive!  Anyway, great work!

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Re: 1st Ghost Regiment...All Of It
« Reply #22 on: 03 July 2022, 09:37:44 »
 :o 8) :thumbsup: WOW!!! What can I say is WOW! Thanks for the pics.

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Re: 1st Ghost Regiment...All Of It
« Reply #23 on: 13 July 2022, 14:06:03 »
Awesome job!

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Re: 1st Ghost Regiment...All Of It
« Reply #24 on: 29 July 2022, 13:31:42 »
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Re: 1st Ghost Regiment...All Of It
« Reply #25 on: 29 July 2022, 22:41:07 »
Wow that is incredible, great job!  They all look great!

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Re: 1st Ghost Regiment...All Of It
« Reply #26 on: 01 August 2022, 13:50:58 »
This is so impressive. I always love seeing combined arms units all finished up and together. Beautiful stuff. Congrats... :thumbsup:
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Re: 1st Ghost Regiment...All Of It
« Reply #27 on: 01 August 2022, 17:59:45 »
Looked at the pics again.  So very nice!  In 15 years, when I finally 'finish' my 4th Davion Guards, we should get together and play Alpha Strike for a week or so. 

If we're still alive!  Anyway, great work!
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Re: 1st Ghost Regiment...All Of It
« Reply #28 on: 03 August 2022, 08:54:56 »
Thanks for all the kind words!

@Marauder D: I will definitely take you up on that!

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Re: 1st Ghost Regiment...All Of It
« Reply #29 on: 03 August 2022, 22:48:28 »
These look great.  Gotta ask though, where did you get the Kurita banner behind the case?