Friday 28 April 2017
I have scored seven Southern Jagers and one more Northern Hunter off eBay. I've gone from not having enough models for a full squad to being able to make up two squads, which means I now have a Southern Milicia force to face my Northern Guard. I can't begin to tell you all how insanely happy this makes me, and here I was thinking I'd never get into Heavy Gear, what with being the old BattleTech grognard that I am.
And here are the other pictures from the RAFM catalogue of Southern Gears I found online, with a list of all the models issued. Again, those listed in bold are those I've managed to get hold of.
Blitz Jager 130 (I have two)
Black Mamba 1302
Long Fang Black Mamba 1303
Blitz Iguana 1305
Spitting Cobra 1306
Striking Cobra 1307
Stone Mason 1308
Fire Jager 1309 (I have two)
Snakeye Black Mamba 1310 (I have one coming)
Support Cobra 1311
RazorFang Black Mamba 1312
King Cobra 1313
Light Artillery 1314
Number apparently not used 1315
Standard Infantry 1316 (not shown)
Heavy Infantry 1317 (not shown)
Recon Infantry 1318
Sniper Infantry 1319
Chameleon 1322 (not shown)
Barbed Fang 1323 (not shown)
Black Box Iguana 1324 (not shown)
Jager Recon 1325 (not shown, but I have six)
Artillery Cobra 1326 (not shown, but I have one)
Lidded Iguana 1327 (not shown)
Spitting Mamba 1328 (not shown)
Armored Jager 1329 (not shown, but I have one)
"Azure Devils" Box 2051 (not shown)
Naga Strider 2054 (not shown)
Hun Tanks 2056 (not shown)
So as before, I have a plan, which is to finish painting my Northern Guard before moving on to make up a squad of Southern Gears. After that I'm thinking of going back and making up my Grizzly, Jaguar Firestarter and Mammoth Northern Gears. I now have a box full of old RAFM Gears, a veritable lead mountain, stashed away for a rainy day.
Thursday 20 April 2017
Just a picture to show people that I am working on painting and making stuff and not just buying all the shiny off eBay that I can find.
As you can see the Visigoth tank from here has been primed and now has a coat of paint. The three RAFM Gears are slowly being painted, while in front of them are the Dream Pod 9 Gears that I went back and slightly modified, setting back their completion.
In front are two unpainted Gears that I now have the parts to complete so they can be primed, and in centre place is my stripped and being rebuilt custom Ogre that is going to be made up as a Pan European Federation Vulcan. Below is a close-up of my revised autocannon model for my Bad Dog Universe setting, the original long version can be seen here.
|Close-up shots are brutal for showing defects.|
Monday 17 April 2017
I've done a bit of blitz on acquiring RAFM Heavy Gear miniatures, and these three Gears were acquired through the kindness of wargaming friends: Godfrey Sherridan for the two Recon Jagers and some essential spare parts I needed that he was willing to part with, and Adam Harrision for parting with the Flame Jager he had acquired as part of another lot.
What can I say, but thank you again guys.
Now I have one question for those who read my blog and know more about these Gears than me.
What on Earth is this spade/pole thing?
Friday 14 April 2017
So this is what my recently acquired Mammoth looks like when stripped back to bare metal.
I'm missing one of the small rotary cannon and the foot-pad, both of which will have to have replacements fabricated. The large rotary cannon is a lovely example of a well sculpted/made master. Whoever made the masters for the RAFM Heavy Gear line deserves praise for doing some very nice work.
I have one question though, I've seen this model with one missile arm and one gun arm, but mine has two gun arms. Do I need to rebuild one into a missile version?
Friday 7 April 2017
I scored off eBay four, pretty much pristine, packs of RAFM Heavy Gear models. I now have a Northern Guard White Cat and artillery, and Southern Milicia Stone Mason and artillery. Don't have any plans for the artillery at this moment, but the two Gears area nice addition to my growing collection and fit my ideas for the two forces I'm planning.
Still need a Kodiak. Just saying in case anyone know of any going.