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Post by Steve Ronin » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:40 am

Greetings, Readers.

I've been a VERY busy guy. I'm happy to announce that I have transitioned to a new job.
I'm no longer part of the defense industry... I'm now in finances.
hopefully banker hours will allow me to make more time for BattleTech.

For today, I'm posting up some pix I took several months ago.
I'm trying to update my picture library and clear photos from my iPhone.

First: a handy guide for the terrorist scum out there.
(or how to tell who is bombing you today)

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Next, the photos of my unboxing my Kickstarter minis.
YAY. Plas-Resin Mecha!!!
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and NO, I have no real idea what Mecha these are.
But I have PLANS for these...
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I think this is a HALBERD... maybe.
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I love the pose-ability of these Resin minis.
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..Say hello to my little friend...
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That's all I got for today, but there are more to come.
I may be enticed to thin these out, as I have multiples of each.
And/or if you have the proper names for the Mecha, it would be appreciated.
I haven't decided when or how to paint these up yet.
maybe after RavenCon....

Catch y'all soon.
Stay safe out there.
-Ronin OUT-
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Post by Steve Ronin » Fri May 01, 2015 12:01 am

Greetings, Readers.

this past weekend, I took the Kids to RavenCon 10.
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I would've taken them Friday Night as well... but the Son&Heir had other plans: PROM!
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So we got to RavenCon on Saturday, where the BT Gaming community remembered one of our own... John Jones (Jon-Jon)
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MUCH EXTREMELY COOL BATTLETECH GOODNESS MADE THE TABLE... thanks to KEIFUS!
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http://mindofkeifus.blogspot.com/2015/0 ... rs-vs.html

The kiddos duking it out...
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more pictures to come... I had to use 3 different cameras due to technical difficulties.

Y'all stay safe and Paint Something already.

-Ronin OUT-









(You will notice that all my pix of minors have their faces blurred. Sorry to diminish from the pix, but these days; a Dad has to be careful. :| )
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Post by Steve Ronin » Tue May 05, 2015 11:02 pm

Dear Readers.

I have momentous news.

I am no longer a defense contractor.

:shock: "He WHAT?" :shock:

I wish I could say I've retired as independently wealthy, but nope...
it was just time for a career change.

I'm now providing IT Support to the financial industry: a local regional bank recruited me via LinkedIn.

so I'm no longer holding court next to the flight line.

I believe this change is for the best. I found myself becoming bitter and burnt out.
I was fighting myself as I forced cheerfulness when dealing with customers.
I wasn't enjoying the job as much as I used to... and that ain't good.

maybe it's getting older or more mature or just plain meanness.
but the 'adventure' of defense contracting had lost its shine.
that, and I was tired of no benefits and low pay and no retirement program.

the RONIN simply must take care of his ownself. YOU must too.
*except for TYPHOON: he quits on himself, there's therapy in the works...*

I hope to have some time for more of our hobby.
time will tell.
But I am still here... Lurking and reading.

so Paint Something Already.
and Stay Safe Out There.

-Ronin OUT-
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Post by Steve Ronin » Thu May 14, 2015 10:56 pm

To my long-suffering, or at least, very bored readers.

Note to self: the Wife does not appreciate custom modifications where the Mech is presenting its 'middle finger'. :oops:

But my Princess thinks it hilarious. :oops:

Also.. the house is undergoing a mild renovation.
translation:
when the walls need painting, the Mechs don't get it.

Tan + light tan + creamy white + tan + tan + light tan + creamy white Tan + light tan + creamy white + tan + tan + light tan + creamy white = Steve seeing cross eyed.

only WIN: master bedroom is a lovely 'faded' KHAKI. yep. based that off the Reaper Master color. :thumleft: :mrgreen:

anyway, I'm also doubling up on History courses this semester.
Currently working on Pre-Roman Europe and post Civil War America.

Steve is a busy busy boy.
so paint something for me.
and Stay Safe Out There.

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Post by Steve Ronin » Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:21 am

Greetings Reader.

got a challenge for you...
Can you name all the Mechs in order?

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all I have for today.

back to school work.

Paint something already!!!
and stay safe out there.

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Post by Steve Ronin » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:36 pm

Greetings Users... uh, READERS.

not much involving painting or Mechs tonight,
just a couple of KickStarter projects I think are laudable,
should be shared with everyone you know, and that I've personally contributed some funds.

First (Officer) Up:
"For the Love of Spock"
http://kck.st/1RJaU7b
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Lead Aircraft:
"Saving the Airplane that Led the D-Day Invasion"
http://kck.st/1KNDcML
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oh. and ONE LAST THING....

What Does the Mech Say?
https://youtu.be/FF6HYNqCDLI

:D :lol: :) :D :lol: :D
Stay Safe.

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Post by Steve Ronin » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:14 am

Greetings Readers.

I found this today and laugh so hard I choked on my coffee.

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and a chibli-Hunchback ???

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That is all. Chuckle in peace.
and paint something already.

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Post by Steve Ronin » Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:58 pm

FRAK ME.

I lost the entire freaking POSTING.

. :roll: so. :roll:

Come to HISTORICON 2015.
http://hmgs.site-ym.com/?HconHome

bunch of us will be there.

if you're coming: toss a shout out in the comments.

...in the meantime: Giggle like a Lyran.

https://youtu.be/9FME36QaDG4

-Ronin OUT-

...I need some sleep and a beer. not in that order. :oops:
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Post by Steve Ronin » Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:42 am

hello Readers.

Do you remember gaming in the 80s and early 90s?

Before the arrival of the Clans?

When MechWarriors were incredibly rare, and having a fully maintained Mech in pristine condition was a character Perk?

y'know of what I speak ... the 4th War.. 3025?

If you remember considering a good tactical position had access to level 1 water...

then this video is for you.

"My Rig is on Fire"
https://youtu.be/ywc4g0oALmM?list=PL106 ... UqcPaJRWKY

oh. and because it's cool. BattleMaster blueprints.

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so.. convention season is upon us: Paint Something Already!!!

...and stay safe out there.

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Post by Steve Ronin » Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:26 pm

hello readers,

to my American brethren: Happy Independence Day!!!

a pair of quick pix that were emailed to me...

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and

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to which the proper reply is...

"It ain't treason if'n you win."

Either way, y'all enjoy your Saturday.
I'm off to go watch the fireworks at KINGS DOMINION

Stay Safe and Paint something!

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Post by Steve Ronin » Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:30 am

HISTORICON.

Thursday evening + all day Friday
+ all day Saturday + Sunday morning.

so far: the dice are out to get me, and I cannot hit the broad side of a barn...
from the INSIDE. :(

our local paper covers the event.
http://www.fredericksburg.com/entertain ... 26601.html

catch y'all on the flip side.

I'm painting....

Stay Safe.

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Post by Steve Ronin » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:03 am

Hello Readers...

Here is but a teaser of what is to follow.

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Goodies at the IWM booth at Historicon 2015.
as you can see, your intrepid reporter is limited to my iPhone.
can't find the real camera to save my life. :(
So processing and editing the 50+ pix I took will take some time.

MOAR to come soon, so stay tuned.

I Painted!!

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Post by Steve Ronin » Sat Jul 25, 2015 1:54 am

Hello readers,

like I said, I painted.

this guy I picked up for free at the paint-n-take.

90 minutes later, and I submitted him to the painting competition.

no wash, no sealer.

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I didn't win any awards, but...
I'd be proud to put him on anyones' table for gaming.

and now MOAR goodies from the IWM booth.
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finally, some oldies but goodies picked from the flea market...
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Now. Stop drooling and go paint something. :mrgreen:

Stay Safe out there.

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Post by Steve Ronin » Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:39 pm

Hello Readers...

If anyone asks, I'm working on my 4 page Gov't and Economics paper, oK? :lol:

Sorry it's been too long. I do have more pix of Historicon 2015.

seems that Resin minis are all the rage currently.
Here is a not-so-mini miniature.
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$1000 USD worth of 1/8th scale resin. And YEs, it was as big as it looks.
The guys at the booth told me they had sold 9 of the 10 they brought. :shock:

speaking of resin, how about these beauties from RoboTech Tactics? Feller wanted $900 for this fully assembled and painted starter box set.
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But I did find time to GAME. However, I missed out on THIS game & didn't find out about it until they were packing up.
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Confused :?: It gets better. :thumleft:
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:?: isn't that a Mech :?:

Why yes it is. This game was BattleTech played on the hull of spacecraft.
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Although this starship game was played in a vertical position, in Space, position is relative: the Ship's hull is DOWN. In this instance, the ship was metal duct pipe; and the bases of the Mechs had been magnetized.

I did not get to meet with the GM of this setup, but all I can say is...
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That is all I've got for tonight. More to come soon, but this paper is nagging me.

Stay Safe. Keep Painting.

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Post by Steve Ronin » Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:20 am

Dearest Readers,

Please check the Design boards... I've got some new Vees up.

as for todays' Ramblings...

how about some REAL heros, before Hollywood got to them...
the REAL Maj. Dick Winters and Easy Co. (Band of Brothers) at Eagles Nest, 1945

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and I bring it up for every Primitive vehicle discussion: the ability of a Low - Mid level technology nation to quickly build manufacturing plants. This is VERY cool:
the Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant: https://youtu.be/XX_Q0xDWZW8


and for something Totally Tubular....
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support our American Mech in KickStarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/me ... robot-duel

that's all I got for today.
so..
Stay Safe & Paint Something already!!!

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Post by Steve Ronin » Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:32 pm

Readers...

Today I took a moment to be absolutely in awe of some serious GUTS & Great Big Brass Ones....

TAFFY-3

...referred to by historians as "the greatest naval battle mismatch in history".

Take a moment to be greatful that such men lived.

and then Go Paint Something.

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Post by Steve Ronin » Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:16 pm

Hello Readers.

HA. not quite a month gap between postings. :wink:

If you have not already done so...
Go check out the BATTLETECH KickStarter by Jordan W. & HareBrainedSchemes.
LINKY>>> http://kck.st/1VlnXRA

They've already met their base goal: did it in 53 MINUTES.
In the time it took me to watch the video and peruse the site, they gained a couple hundred backers and $12,000. :shock:

I'm in on this. Son&Heir wants in, so we've chipped in enough for us both.

IF you haven't: DO SO NOW. >>> http://kck.st/1VlnXRA

You will kick yourself black-n-blue if you don't.

Also, if you hadn't noticed, I have been producing designs.
..errr... ripping them off, true. But still. :mrgreen:

CargoHawk: http://www.battletechuniverse.org/hpgup ... 73#p176573
DragonHawk: http://www.battletechuniverse.org/hpgup ... 75#p176575
Crocodile-A22: http://www.battletechuniverse.org/hpgup ... 74#p176574

I've got more coming, but I need to reinstall HMPro. :oops:

Y'all stay in touch.
And go paint something.
:idea: STAY SAFE :idea:

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Post by Steve Ronin » Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:28 pm

Greetings Readers...

a bit of rambling tonight: I've not had a singular train of thought for a long while.

So I saw a miniature in Spaceman Spiff's photo diorama ... but he never made mention of it. So I've been digging thru the internets and found this, thanks to ShapeWays.

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and at $5.99 each, they ain't cheap, but well worth it to me.

http://www.shapeways.com/product/Z6QUP5 ... rchResults

thus introduced, here is my Retro Design of the VAMP Mk. II.

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VAMP Mk. II

Mass: 15 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Wheeled
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Age of War/Star League
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/D-F-D-A
Production Year: 2645
Cost: 146,469 C-Bills
Battle Value: 176

Power Plant:  115 I.C.E.
Cruise Speed: 97.2 km/h
Flanking Speed: 151.2 km/h
Armor:  Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
    1  SRM-4
    1 Tow Hitch
Manufacturer: Bro-Has Systems	
    Primary Factory: GI Jough
Communications System: Army CommTech Mk.2
Targeting and Tracking System: PlasTech Model 82

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass  
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Internal Structure: Standard                      10 points                1.50
Engine:             I.C.E. Engine                115                       8.00
    Cruise MP:  9
    Flank MP:   14
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             0                         0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         1.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.00
Turret:                                                                    0.50
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV -  17                  1.00

                                                      Armor      
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     5         
                                          Left/Right    3/3         
                                              Turret     3         
                                                Rear     3         

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Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass  
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Hitch                                        RR        -         1         0.00
SRM-4                                        T         3         1         2.00
@SRM-4 (25)                                  BD        -         0         1.00

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      1    Points: 2
9w         1       1       0       0      1     0   Structure:  1
Special Abilities: EE, TUR(1/1/0)

Cost: 146,469 C-bills
BV2: 176
So yes, I've a pair on order.
Once they arrive and I've painted them up, I will definitely post them here. :D

I've also worked out this design, too: the Standard VAMP.

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VAMP Mk. I

Mass: 15 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Wheeled
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Age of War/Star League
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/D-F-D-A
Production Year: 2640
Cost: 114,219 C-Bills
Battle Value: 150

Power Plant:  115 I.C.E.
Cruise Speed: 97.2 km/h
Flanking Speed: 151.2 km/h
Armor:  Ferro-Fibrous Standard
Armament:
    4  20mm Sperry-Browning Heavy Machine Guns
    1 Tow Hitch
Manufacturer: Bro-Has Systems
    Primary Factory: GI Jough
Communications System: Army Mk. I
Targeting and Tracking System: PlasTech Model 81

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass  
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Internal Structure: Standard                      10 points                1.50
Engine:             I.C.E. Engine                115                       8.00
    Cruise MP:  9
    Flank MP:   14
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             0                         0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         1.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.00
Turret:                                                                    0.50
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV -  26                  1.50

                                                      Armor      
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     7         
                                          Left/Right    5/5         
                                              Turret     5         
                                                Rear     4         

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Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass  
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Hitch                                        RR        -         1         0.00
4 Machine Guns                               T         0         4         2.00
@MG (1/2) (100)                              BD        -         0         0.50

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      1    Points: 2
9w         1       0       0       0      1     0   Structure:  1
Special Abilities: EE, TUR(1/0/0)
again: Shapeways > http://shpws.me/Cl45
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... but at this point, I can't justify $15 for a single resin mini. :roll:

I saw this the other day, and it made me LOL. :thumleft:
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the DeviantArt Comic Liz Card: BattleTech by Berlin-Poe

and just for Typhoon and his Marauder love...
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Y'all have a great day.
Paint something.
Stay Safe.

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Post by Steve Ronin » Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:05 am

hello readers..

I confess. I've been playing way too much

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recently. :wink:

I do have my Kuritan 8th Sword of Light battalion about 80% finished.

You know you'll get pix when I'm finished.

Not too much to report on the home front.

Son&Heir is healing nicely and the insurance company is proving to be a royal pain in my butt.

Son&Heir got some of his Senior pictures done today.

I'm already rounding up my mailing list to spam y'all with invites.

If you can't attend, send money. if you can't send money, send 'Mechs.
:mrgreen: :lol:

Hard to believe we're almost to Halloween... this year has flown by.

but before I go... enjoy some nostalgia on me:

MechCommander intro> https://youtu.be/2MQPWE_M_EM

Stay Safe out there & keep Painting!

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Post by Steve Ronin » Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:28 am

Greetings Readers.

I promised pictures... and now I deliver.
here is a review of the Shapeways minis I recently picked up:

1. all of these are clear or white resin plastic.
Good news: they suck paint right off the brush & are easy to make look good.
Bad news: the resin is very coarse, and the minis too small to sand them smooth.

First up: Urutu APC 1/200: very good stand in as a wheeled heavy APC :thumleft: .
As you can see, it fills a standard pewter hexbase very well.
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However, while there is good detail, the coarse resin clearly shows through.

Next: Buggy Raiders in 6mm: my intent was to use these with my Motorized Infantry ...
:( they don't fit so well in comparison to a MWDA infantryman on a 35mm circle base. :(
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Judgement: WAY too small. perhaps even too small for use with GHQ Micro Armour.

Now: the VAMP Mark II in 1/144 scale: BEST in the whole deal. Its size fits perfectly as a 15 ton, fast, lightly armored fighting vehicle. :thumleft: as seen on bases, with the unpainted version.
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GREAT detail. PERFECT size. Resin is fragile, as evidenced by the broken missile. And again, the Resin is very coarse. But held in the hand/seen on the map ... it is negligible. Image

Compared to a Hetzer... I REALLY love these. Definite repeat buy. :thumleft:
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Next... WW1 era Schneider Heavy Tank in 1/160th scale. Perfect as a Heavy Tracked APC.
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...obviously, a HETZER and a MWDA APC for scale in the upper row.
the base Schneider is on the right, with a green wash to highlight the details.
the Schneider on the left has been trimmed and affixed with an MG turret.
I like these a lot. Enough to buy more? Maybe. :?
I've got more goodies from Shapeways to test out first.

Last item to review: 6mm SciFi Quad. perhaps acceptable for GHQ MicroArmour...
but sadly, too small for my usage.
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If I can find these in 10mm or 1/144th scale, I might buy more. :|

Overall, for this Shapeways purchase, I've got a single A+ in the VAMP, two B+ with the Urutu and Schneider, and D- for both of the 6mm offerings.

oh, and one last item that I picked up this past JUNE...
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... Just to prove my Unseen 'Mechy love. :mrgreen:

Y'all go paint something.
Stay Safe out there.

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Post by Steve Ronin » Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:44 am

Hello readers.

Just a quick blurb tonight.

I found this on another site I frequent & think its just too cool to not repost.

...I really hope this works...

dang. it won't.

OH SPECK! we need a way to embed YouTube videos here!

but wait: for your viewing pleasure... https://youtu.be/_VPvKl6ezyc

On the BattleTech front, I've got most of my ShapeWays minis painted up,
and they look FABULOUS.

I'm going with a desert camo with these... I may do a generic militia battalion.

(I know, just something else to add to my list of battalions)

Also: Space Invaders Chess set.

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and a Tshirt I picked up last weekend.
If you don't get the joke... you're dead to me. :lol:
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That's all for tonight. Catch y'all soon.

Stay Safe & Keep Painting.

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Re: BTU EXCLUSIVE: "RONIN'S RAMBLINGS"

Post by Steve Ronin » Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:11 am

Dear REaders.

I've serius bak pain all day.

so I've had a Flerxil and washed ti down with a nice galss of Mead.
or trhree. the bottle is empty, so I can't tell.

but before I call it a night, I offer a tyoast.

To Albrecht, RpgSheets and Dread.
it was an honor to be thwier friend.
now rasie your glasses,
and honor our dead.

Gentlemen: to the Regiment!
May our Black and Gold e'er wave over the internet.
for as long as a man is remembered, he lives.
and we all know, oncet its on the internet: its forever.
salud and goodnight.

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stay safe & apint something.

-Ronin OUT-
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Post by Steve Ronin » Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:25 pm

Greetings, My friends.

yes, it has been a month.

I won't make excuses... the dearth of my posting is purely on me.

I've painting and finishing my infantry regiments.

I do log into a BT site somewhere about every day.

I even juggle ideas for writing new BT stories ... almost every day.

But I've found it nigh painful to post anything to any forum.

It's amazing how much the loss of a friend I only met once has affected me.

Losing AJ, then James, now Dread ... even spread out over 8 years,

just feels like a drumbeat of doom. Age. Gettin' old.

What was a shiny new Shadowhawk is showing its age and wear.

... but hey... sorry for the gloom.

Life Is Good. :thumleft:

I've a good, solid job. :thumleft:

I'm no longer eligible for college sports recruitment. :mrgreen:

The Son&Heir is healing nicely. :thumleft:

The spousal unit also has her BS, a promotion and a raise. :thumleft: :thumleft:

and My Princess is proving to be a musical WunderKind. :mrgreen:

Life Is Good. :thumleft:

Here is something interesting: How the Jeep was shipped during WW2.

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http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/14/Thi ... ld-War-II/

also: Laser AMS... http://www.popsci.com/israels-rafael-sh ... r-in-korea

.. and here is one from Rheinmetall.
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http://www.defensereview.com/rheinmetal ... r-defense/

that's all I got for tonight.

Yall paint something. And stay in touch.

most of all: Stay Safe Out There.

oh yeah. One more thing...

!!!BLAM!!!BLAM!!!BLAM!!!BLAM!!!
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-Ronin OUT-
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Post by Steve Ronin » Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:19 am

Greetings Reader.

this is my last post of 2015.

I have just rec'd some MOAR outstanding minis from Shapeways.

As soon as I get some pictures took and hosted, you know I'll have them here.

oh, and my 'generic militia battalion' is currently a few APCs from being a completed

Motor Rifles infantry regiment. yep.

3 battalions of motorized infantry with APC support

with a Company of BA supported by a company of Bandit APCs.

and a HQ company of 2 supply lances & a Command Mechanized Infantry platoon.

and....

there just happens to be 2nd 'generic militia battalion' that is about 80% to being a

full regiment in its own right.

worse..

I've enough stands of infantry to do an entire 3rd regiment of nothing but Foot Infantry.

I swear. I think they're reproducing. :shock:

:thumleft: :mrgreen: :thumleft: :mrgreen: :thumleft:

Please raise your glasses with me at Midnight to toast a good year and good friends.

Please stay safe out there.

Find a BOARD game & play it.

And take a moment to Paint Something.

See ya next year!

-Ronin OUT-
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Post by Steve Ronin » Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:39 am

**Warning!! Pic heavy!**

Greetings readers.

I hope everyone had a good holiday season

I managed to go see family & get somepainting done.

first up, my generic militia Armored company of Skorpion light tanks: Im ready for the Skorpion's Nest scenario.

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best of all, I spent less on this company than a single a pair of Skorpions from IWM. :lol:

here is the "Maximillian" hover transport from SW.
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not phenomenal detail, but these compare well with Maxim hover transports.
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Again, a fraction of the cost.

sorry folks, that is all for tyonite.
im on some heavy w8t meds, and keep falling asleep at keyboard.
more sson.

keep painting & stay safe

-Ronin OUT-
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