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Miniature of the Fortnight #144: Wasp
« on: 06 December 2022, 22:00:35 »
The Wasp is one of the iconic light 'Mechs. Like others of its Unseen kin, it was first seen in Battledroids and persisted until it became Unseen. Then it became Reseen. Then Classic. And here we are, exposing new players to jumping light 'Mechs. If you'd like to learn how to use it in game, please see Giovanni Blasini's 'Mech of the Week article.

The Wasp is one of a few 'Mechs that has four groups of sculpts (Primitive, Unseen, Reseen, and Classic):The metal Classic sculpt (20-5145) was released briefly, one or two months before the most recent Harmony Gold lawsuit. I'm told it has been available at some conventions since then. (I had an opportunity to buy it, decided to wait until later, and then... I couldn't. Maybe we'll see it released again.)

Anyway! If you have any of these painted, please share pictures. We'd love to see them!

Our next fortnight wraps up the original Unseen and we will then return to our normal rotation:
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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #144: Wasp
« Reply #1 on: 06 December 2022, 22:33:17 »
Presenting my Brown Pants Legion Wasp.

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #144: Wasp
« Reply #2 on: 06 December 2022, 23:40:12 »
One Wasp for me from the home merc group, Halo Division.
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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #144: Wasp
« Reply #3 on: 07 December 2022, 12:14:44 »
i have just one unseen Wasp, new plastic not painted yet

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #144: Wasp
« Reply #4 on: 07 December 2022, 13:11:53 »

The new sculpt in plastic and metal.

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #144: Wasp
« Reply #5 on: 08 December 2022, 06:16:27 »
Older paint job, capellan Syn's Hussars.
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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #144: Wasp
« Reply #6 on: 08 December 2022, 13:27:47 »

The new sculpt in plastic and metal.

Wow--is the metal about 33% bigger or is it just my brain?

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #144: Wasp
« Reply #7 on: 08 December 2022, 13:31:21 »
Forgive the bad photography!

Both are the new classic plastic:  4th Guards and 5th SoL

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #144: Wasp
« Reply #8 on: 09 December 2022, 11:56:45 »
Wow--is the metal about 33% bigger or is it just my brain?
Most of it is the pose -- the plastic mini's running pose makes it shorter. But the metal one does look slightly larger.

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #144: Wasp
« Reply #9 on: 11 December 2022, 01:18:18 »
Here's a couple of reseens and a primitive.

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #144: Wasp
« Reply #10 on: 11 December 2022, 17:15:45 »
Man, I have alot of these things.  Original Wasps first.

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #144: Wasp
« Reply #11 on: 11 December 2022, 17:25:15 »
Primitive releases, 1 standard and 2 modded up as 1As

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #144: Wasp
« Reply #12 on: 11 December 2022, 17:27:41 »
Phoenix 1A, 1L and 1S

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #144: Wasp
« Reply #13 on: 11 December 2022, 17:32:08 »
Phoenix 3L, 3M and 1W

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #144: Wasp
« Reply #14 on: 11 December 2022, 17:33:15 »
Metal 1A, 1D, and 1K

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #144: Wasp
« Reply #15 on: 11 December 2022, 17:34:59 »
2 Kickstarter plastic 1As and a 1L

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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #144: Wasp
« Reply #16 on: 12 December 2022, 20:27:23 »
Wasp 1L, 4th Confederation Reserve Cavalry
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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #144: Wasp
« Reply #17 on: 01 January 2023, 20:10:20 »
I like the little Wasp. I even went out of my way to get a lance of the newer metal reimaged ones... But that doesn't mean I have many painted... In this case, just three, all from the early '90s.

Davion - Sakhara Academy - WSP-1A Wasp



Kurita - 2nd An Ting Regiment - WSP-1K Wasp



This first Kurita one's cockpit was repainted... Not sure why I didn't do the second one too... I really like the look.

Also, according to my list, I didn't paint this within the last 13-14 years (I started tracking my minis I finished at that point)... But seeing it close to the other two makes me think I must have used the wrong highlight color.. ??? ... Strange that it has the revamped cockpit and a different highlight color. I wonder what the story behind this was. And since I don't know, I guess I'll never find out.

Kurita - 2nd An Ting Regiment - WSP-1A Wasp



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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #144: Wasp
« Reply #18 on: 04 January 2023, 00:04:36 »
Did these years ago when the wasp was briefly available in metal on the IWM site (ED: Or maybe Aries, not sure). Regulan Hussars WSP-1A, 1st St. Ives Lancers WSP-1L (Kitbash), 1st Amphigean WSP-1K, 17th Avalon Hussars WSP-1D.
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Re: Miniature of the Fortnight #144: Wasp
« Reply #19 on: 05 January 2023, 10:34:31 »
Wasp 1A, 1st Kearny Highlanders
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