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Miniature of the Fortnight #142: Phoenix Hawk
« on: 03 October 2022, 20:25:26 »
The Phoenix Hawk is one of the iconic medium 'Mechs in BattleTech, hailing back to Battledroids. One of the best recon 'Mechs from the 3025 era, it continues to be an Inner Sphere mainstay in any era. By now, you probably know the Phoenix Hawk and there's not much I can tell you about it that isn't mentioned elsewhere. Check out its 'Mech of the Week article.

Despite its popularity (or maybe because it's so iconic), the Phoenix Hawk has only had a small number of sculpts:If you have any of these painted, please share pictures! We'd love to see them!

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #142: Phoenix Hawk
« Reply #1 on: 03 October 2022, 21:20:46 »
Here's a ComStar PHX-5L, and a pair of plastic MWDA minis I rebased.

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #142: Phoenix Hawk
« Reply #2 on: 03 October 2022, 21:30:48 »
I know I've posted this before but, here's my only painted Phoenix Hawk in my custom Merc' scheme
I do have the Unseen version but it's not painted up yet
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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #142: Phoenix Hawk
« Reply #3 on: 04 October 2022, 04:28:46 »
A reseen Phoenix Hawk in 15. Deneb Cavalry livery.

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #142: Phoenix Hawk
« Reply #4 on: 04 October 2022, 10:21:11 »

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #142: Phoenix Hawk
« Reply #5 on: 04 October 2022, 11:12:56 »
Here is a Classic sculpt from the KS.  Love the mini, lots of nice detail, and still room to put on some decals if you want.  4th Davion Guards parade scheme:


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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #142: Phoenix Hawk
« Reply #7 on: 06 October 2022, 22:01:31 »
Nothing complicated with mine.  Just a little more of the Brown Pants Legion.

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #142: Phoenix Hawk
« Reply #8 on: 06 October 2022, 22:30:10 »
A Ral Partha metal, FASA plastic, and a [tiny] PXH-4L with the head of a [gigantic] RP Battledroids Falcon swapped in that I use for my Falcon.

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #142: Phoenix Hawk
« Reply #9 on: 07 October 2022, 01:58:13 »
One of my favorites in my collection is this phenomenal mini painted up by CSO's Lance Scarinci: Jason Youngblood's Phoenix Hawk.







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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #142: Phoenix Hawk
« Reply #10 on: 09 October 2022, 12:33:40 »
For an alternate pose, the RP Battledroids Fire Bee with PXH jump jets added makes a lovely Phoenix Hawk.  Tracy Maxwell Kent's 'Dutiful Daughter' in the mottled camouflage of the GDL:

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #142: Phoenix Hawk
« Reply #11 on: 09 October 2022, 13:47:48 »
Ah, the Phoenix Hawk... I have painted no other 'Mech as often as I have this one...

We will start with the bland ones that date back to the early '90s, before a new paint style and my obsession with reposing / bashing.

Davion - Sakhara Military Academy - PXH-50C Phoenix Hawk (technically this represents a PHX-HK2 Phoenix Hawk LAM with the conversion equipment removed, but the miniature is the standard PXH-1)



Davion - Sakhara Military Academy - PXH-1D Phoenix Hawk



Davion - Albion Military Academy - PXH-1D Phoenix Hawk



Kurita - 2nd An Ting Regiment - PXH-1K Phoenix Hawk



Kurita - 2nd An Ting Regiment - PXH-1K Phoenix Hawk



Kurita - 2nd An Ting Regiment - PXH-1 Phoenix Hawk



Kurita - 2nd An Ting Regiment - PXH-1K Phoenix Hawk



No we move on to the ones from the late 2000s when I returned to painting, changed my paint style and embraced the madness of repose...

These next three are some of the only ones I've ever repainted (polyurethane ambers, and does nasty things to your white miniatures - less learned)... Originally they were painted before any of the ones above, and were first of my 23rd Arcturan Guards project.

Steiner - 23rd Arcturan Guards - PXH-1 Phoenix Hawk



Steiner - 23rd Arcturan Guards - PXH-1 Phoenix Hawk



Steiner - 23rd Arcturan Guards - PXH-1 Phoenix Hawk



Finally, one of my favorite reposes...

Marik - 9th Marik Militia - PXH-1 Phoenix Hawk





Note: All of the reposed Phoenix Hawks were the same standard one piece PXH as the ones above. None of them were the multi-part version that I know exists, but have never owned.

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #142: Phoenix Hawk
« Reply #12 on: 09 October 2022, 13:51:43 »
Cazeril, that's quite a lovely flock!

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #142: Phoenix Hawk
« Reply #13 on: 09 October 2022, 14:04:18 »
I did an original during my study in gray period.

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #142: Phoenix Hawk
« Reply #14 on: 09 October 2022, 16:40:47 »
4 unseen

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #142: Phoenix Hawk
« Reply #15 on: 09 October 2022, 16:42:33 »
Royal and some of the 3 Series including Paul Master's Roc

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #142: Phoenix Hawk
« Reply #16 on: 09 October 2022, 16:43:33 »
4Ls and a 6D

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #142: Phoenix Hawk
« Reply #17 on: 09 October 2022, 16:45:28 »
KS versions, done in Macross theme and original Mechwarrior colors

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #142: Phoenix Hawk
« Reply #18 on: 09 October 2022, 16:46:16 »
2 customs, Jasmine from Royal Fantasy and a take on Boba Fett

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #142: Phoenix Hawk
« Reply #19 on: 09 October 2022, 20:39:41 »
And forgot an important one.

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #142: Phoenix Hawk
« Reply #20 on: 17 October 2022, 13:45:29 »
An old paint job in the middle flanked by two new ones (Wannamaker's Widowmakers on the left, Arkab Legion on the right).


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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #142: Phoenix Hawk
« Reply #21 on: 17 October 2022, 20:34:41 »
Cazaril: that is some AMAZING work!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #142: Phoenix Hawk
« Reply #22 on: 18 October 2022, 11:18:03 »
@Cazaril - The bottom 4 are top notch on both paint a repose very well done my friend .... I have seen some of your work and I am watching... ;D
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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #142: Phoenix Hawk
« Reply #23 on: 18 October 2022, 17:58:17 »
He's definitely one to watch!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #142: Phoenix Hawk
« Reply #24 on: 24 November 2022, 15:20:26 »
Three Phoenix Hawks.  Following the pattern I have apparently, one Project Phoenix and two new plastics.  Project Phoenix one is from 7 years ago when I was first getting back into painting.  ComGuard one is from the same friend again.
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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #142: Phoenix Hawk
« Reply #25 on: 03 December 2022, 10:36:21 »
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