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Unit/Scheme of the Month: Federated Suns + Christmas bonus
« on: 02 December 2018, 11:18:25 »
Whoa, when did December get here?  Yet another year flying by.  As always, I would like to thank everyone who posted last month.  Got to see some great work again.

This month the tour stops in the Federated Suns.  My favorite faction from day 1.  And at that time, I didn't really know who they were, I just liked their standard. :)  But from there I delved into the fluff and have been on their side ever since, well most of the time anyway.  With being perhaps the largest faction in the game for many years, they have a number of units and paint schemes to pick from.  So, my fellow FedSun fans, show what you've got.  Got warship? Post it.  Got a battalion?  Post it! 8)  And with it being December and all, should you happen to have any minis in the Christmas/Holiday spirit, please share them as well. :thumbsup:

For myself, I have two Battlemech companies, both reinforced with a lance of armor.  First we have the 1st Federated Suns Armored Cavalry, and then the 3rd Ceti Hussars.

Next month we'll start the New Year out with Mercenaries N - Z and winter camo.  February will be Clans Blood Spirit, Nova Cat, and Diamond Shark/Sea Fox.

Thanks in advance to all who post.  I hope everyone has a great holiday season and a Merry Christmas! :rockon:
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Re: Unit/Scheme of the Month: Federated Suns + Christmas bonus
« Reply #1 on: 03 December 2018, 01:47:33 »
Here's a mech lance for my 2nd Ceti Hussars RCT. More of that unit to come, but not finished yet.

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Re: Unit/Scheme of the Month: Federated Suns + Christmas bonus
« Reply #2 on: 03 December 2018, 06:31:33 »
We all seem to flirt with the Davionista at some point, don't we? Most of us, anyway.

In era-chronological order,




Succession-war era 1st Capellan Dragoons. The green-black countershading was surprisingly easy, and looks really effective.




Clan Invasion-era 15th Deneb Light Cavalry. A very classic FedSuns "medium" battalion in casual tan.




Civil War-era 7th Crucis Lancers, featuring the "Sword of Whap"




And Jihad-era 2nd Crucis Lancers, featuring support units.
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Re: Unit/Scheme of the Month: Federated Suns + Christmas bonus
« Reply #3 on: 03 December 2018, 10:50:25 »
Group shot of a lance representing the 2nd Chisholm's Raiders RCT

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Re: Unit/Scheme of the Month: Federated Suns + Christmas bonus
« Reply #4 on: 03 December 2018, 12:04:41 »
1st Kathil Uhlans



Kittery Borderers





Capellan March Militia

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Re: Unit/Scheme of the Month: Federated Suns + Christmas bonus
« Reply #5 on: 03 December 2018, 12:08:50 »
17th Avalon Hussars

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Re: Unit/Scheme of the Month: Federated Suns + Christmas bonus
« Reply #6 on: 03 December 2018, 12:47:31 »
My Avalon Hussars only consist of four Grenadiers.  ???

Then i have pictures of my Deneb Cavalry - at least two examples.

And a small transport fleet in Davion naval colors.

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Re: Unit/Scheme of the Month: Federated Suns + Christmas bonus
« Reply #7 on: 03 December 2018, 13:06:58 »
And here's some Santa-sans off to spread some holiday cheer for the Dragon.

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Re: Unit/Scheme of the Month: Federated Suns + Christmas bonus
« Reply #8 on: 03 December 2018, 19:19:52 »
DISCLAIMER:

I am not a good painter, and my cell phone camera sucks.

But I had just been working on these last month so I figured I'd post them.   (Technically they are not finished yet but close enough)


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Re: Unit/Scheme of the Month: Federated Suns + Christmas bonus
« Reply #9 on: 04 December 2018, 00:28:32 »
17th Avalon Hussars
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I would love to know how you painted these. I have a 17th Avalon Hussars AS force organized for both the FCCW era, as well as a Jihad era one. The test Wolfhound is far too dark for my liking.

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Re: Unit/Scheme of the Month: Federated Suns + Christmas bonus
« Reply #10 on: 04 December 2018, 09:24:40 »
I would love to know how you painted these . . . 

hey Azakael, here is a short breakdown:

- i am using vallejo paints
- vallejo grey primer
- basecoat is light grey, then a thinned black wash (secret weapon)
- light brushing with light grey to bring the base colour a bit back
- a bit of shading with basalt grey
- highlighting with light grey and off white
- basecoat for red is cavalry brown, then layering with flat red
- highlights with scarlet and light orange
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Re: Unit/Scheme of the Month: Federated Suns + Christmas bonus
« Reply #11 on: 04 December 2018, 13:54:21 »
hey Azakael, here is a short breakdown:

- i am using vallejo paints
- vallejo grey primer
- basecoat is light grey, then a thinned black wash (secret weapon)
- light brushing with light grey to bring the base colour a bit back
- a bit of shading with basalt grey
- highlighting with light grey and off white
- basecoat for red is cavalry brown, then layering with flat red
- highlights with scarlet and light orange

Model Color?

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Re: Unit/Scheme of the Month: Federated Suns + Christmas bonus
« Reply #13 on: 04 December 2018, 17:31:13 »
Next i have some Robinson Rangers.

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Re: Unit/Scheme of the Month: Federated Suns + Christmas bonus
« Reply #14 on: 05 December 2018, 01:59:56 »
yes

Awesome! Thank you! I appreciate this.

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Re: Unit/Scheme of the Month: Federated Suns + Christmas bonus
« Reply #15 on: 06 December 2018, 05:34:23 »
Fed Suns was more of an OpFor for me. Nevertheless there are some mechs in FS colors in my possession.

Let's start with some 2. Crucis Lancers. Older paintjobs...

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Re: Unit/Scheme of the Month: Federated Suns + Christmas bonus
« Reply #16 on: 06 December 2018, 05:37:28 »
Some 7. Crucis Lancers...

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Re: Unit/Scheme of the Month: Federated Suns + Christmas bonus
« Reply #17 on: 06 December 2018, 05:40:26 »
Something not Crucis Lancers? Maybe some Deneb Light Cavalry?

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Re: Unit/Scheme of the Month: Federated Suns + Christmas bonus
« Reply #18 on: 06 December 2018, 05:44:34 »
Or some of the rarer seen units, like the 1. Aragon Borderers?

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Re: Unit/Scheme of the Month: Federated Suns + Christmas bonus
« Reply #19 on: 06 December 2018, 05:49:52 »
Or some of (my) oddballs?

Templar in 1. FS Armored Cavalry colors (and one of the reasons i still fear white highlights...), Watchman as part of the Goshen War College and two members of the New Syrtis CMM.

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Re: Unit/Scheme of the Month: Federated Suns + Christmas bonus
« Reply #20 on: 06 December 2018, 05:54:10 »
And as they are my OpFor i have to add that unlucky member of the Davion Light Guard, although it is only the victim...

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Re: Unit/Scheme of the Month: Federated Suns + Christmas bonus
« Reply #21 on: 07 December 2018, 11:09:32 »
Here is a complete wing for my 5th Crucis RCT. The other wing isn't complete yet, but is also in mechscale ASF.
And some more AT minis - this time attached dropships to the 5th Crucis.

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Re: Unit/Scheme of the Month: Federated Suns + Christmas bonus
« Reply #22 on: 09 December 2018, 03:07:32 »
1st Kathil Uhlans
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Re: Unit/Scheme of the Month: Federated Suns + Christmas bonus
« Reply #23 on: 10 December 2018, 08:19:42 »
There are the finished mechscale ASF for my 5th Crucis RCT.

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Re: Unit/Scheme of the Month: Federated Suns + Christmas bonus
« Reply #24 on: 11 December 2018, 10:14:35 »
15th Deneb Light Cavalry Late Jihad Style








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Re: Unit/Scheme of the Month: Federated Suns + Christmas bonus
« Reply #25 on: 11 December 2018, 11:08:21 »
Well, the top half is in Davion fleet red.  And could explain the misguided fleet doctrine of being thrown at other ships.

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Re: Unit/Scheme of the Month: Federated Suns + Christmas bonus
« Reply #26 on: 23 December 2018, 23:01:09 »
Funny that House Davion doesn't have a golden, orange or yellow parade scheme since their faction logo and state color is shown as orange or gold or yellow.  ::) :P

In fact, they have more green in their schemes than House Liao and other CapCon formations.  Go figure.

Anyway, while I used this for a generic 'Team Yellow', it is actually based off the 39th Avalon Hussars.

Edit: I miss the search feature.  But, you can find close-up runway shots of the four here, as well as an action shot of fighting an iconic Draconis Combine lance.

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Re: Unit/Scheme of the Month: Federated Suns + Christmas bonus
« Reply #27 on: 24 December 2018, 04:55:43 »
A spot on my growing maintenance unit for my 5th Crucis RCT.

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Re: Unit/Scheme of the Month: Federated Suns + Christmas bonus
« Reply #28 on: 27 December 2018, 04:38:05 »
  Here is my own 7th. A seemingly very popular unit to paint up!!  :))
Mine is chock full o proxies!!  ;D

I've got a Proxy Marauder II, 2 Proxy Enforcers, 2 Proxy Blitzkriegs, and 2 Proxy Locusts... budget gaming at its best!!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Unit/Scheme of the Month: Federated Suns + Christmas bonus
« Reply #29 on: 27 December 2018, 07:07:13 »
And some more pics of my 5th Crucis Lancers RCT.
First the Command lance of the 1st battalion. Then the command lance of the 2nd command lance.
Then pics of the 1st company, 2nd Bat. And of the 2nd company, 2nd Bat.

 

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