Saturday, 20 December 2014

Heavy Gear Jager VOTOMS Size Comparison

       
The Jager is shorter, but bulkier than the Takara Rabid-Dog and Blood-Dog.

Well my parcel arrive from Dream Pod 9.  I'd ordered some Utopian faction Golems, and a support Armiger with drones, a Southern Jager, and assorted weapons.  Everything but the Jager and weapons went under the Xmas tree as a present, but was so excited I had to start assembling the Jager, and thought it would be good to show a size comparison picture of the Jager with my Takara microscale F144 VOTOMS.

Primed white and given a black wash.

What I find attractive about the Heavy Gear models is the number of different guns and missile packs that one can choose from.  While I was working on this I realized what my nagging doubts were really all about when I posted here.  My VOTOMS are lovely, but they will always be VOTOMS and what I want to do is build a force based on my Bad Dog universe background, and I think the Dream Pod 9 Heavy Gear mechs will make a good platform for me to customize models to represent the vehicles in my stories.

I know this is incredibly sad – author making models of the mechs in her own novels, but at least I can point any cover artist in the right direction about what a CASE-2X looks like.  Having had this epiphany I can now move on and pretend I'm somewhat normal and not totally obsessed with the wild imaginations of my mind.
   

4 comments:

  1. It looks quite menacing. Don't pretend to be normal, please, you're far too interesting to be normal. :)

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  2. Of course you need to do this! Who else is going to get it right?

    Remarkable how different the sample item looks with that relatively low level of preparation.

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    1. I've gone back to the drawing board on this project, because I dropped and broke the model at the waist (my fault as I didn't pin it as I thought wrongly that the big ball joint was up to the task). I'm planning on an order of further parts from Dream Pod 9 so that I can mix and match bitsto get the right look.

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