Some work as of late...

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Some work as of late...

Post by Ravion Hawk » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:43 pm

I'll let the pics do the talking.
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Re: Some work as of late...

Post by Steve Ronin » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:09 pm

Ok.
fraking awesome sculpt Lyran Banshee.

but what is the other?

and is this a new painting style for you?
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Re: Some work as of late...

Post by Ravion Hawk » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:30 pm

Steve Ronin wrote:Ok.
fraking awesome sculpt Lyran Banshee.

but what is the other?

and is this a new painting style for you?
The big 'Mech is the Official Orca 200 ton Battlemech which was canonized in XTRO Republic 2. And yes, the XTRO does reference the April Fools joke Orca.

The Banshee is the BNC-11X.

As to the Lyran paint schemes...
In the First Succession War book, my Iron Ravens were canonized as originally being part of the Lyran Commonwealth 4th Army, 238th Mechanized Infantry Division. This particular SLDF unit goes into a 3-way split:

1) Colonel Lacey McGill takes a battalion and forms the Iron Ravens.
2) Colonel David Cline takes POWs that were rescued by McGill's battalion and forms the core of what would become the Eighth Lyran Regulars.
3) The remainder leaves with Kerensky



The Iron Ravens were "destroyed" (the unit effectively lost its ability to function in combat) on Ilion in 2799. Their home system of Morrigan mysteriously disappears from the star charts between the Second and Third Succession Wars.

So...
The paint scheme is my "Lost Guard" unit I'm making as a tribute to humble origins of the Resurrected Iron Ravens in 3099 since I can now play my Iron Ravens as an official merc unit.

It was inevitable that my unit would be Lyran since:
1) I have a LOT of Banshees
2) I use a LOT of heavy and assault machines
3) I REALLY like Banshees

I was lying to myself for years thinking I was more Federated Suns.

Plus my resurrected Iron Ravens can kinda pull a Kell Hounds for rebuilding. As each mechwarrior retired from other merc/house units over the years, they brought their machines home to the "Mysteriously Missing" Morrigan system which was used to rebuild the unit.

I can also probably swing something along the lines that the Eighth Lyran Regulars have quietly given some aid over the years to the Iron Ravens. Possibly using their pull to make the Morrigan system "disappear" while the Iron Ravens lay in wait.
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Re: Some work as of late...

Post by Steve Ronin » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:38 pm

you just HAD to pull out the canon and make us all jealous again.... :x

but that ORCA is frakin' amazing
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Re: Some work as of late...

Post by Ravion Hawk » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:41 pm

Steve Ronin wrote:you just HAD to pull out the canon and make us all jealous again.... :x
:cry: sorry :cry:
Steve Ronin wrote:but that ORCA is frakin' amazing
Thanks!
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Re: Some work as of late...

Post by Steve Ronin » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:52 pm

Ravion Hawk wrote: :cry: sorry :cry:
Steve Ronin wrote:but that ORCA is frakin' amazing
Thanks!
You ain't sorry. No need to be. :thumleft:
if I had a canon unit, be dang sure y'all would hear about it at least once a week.
:lol: :D
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Re: Some work as of late...

Post by Ravion Hawk » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:38 am

Steve Ronin wrote:
Ravion Hawk wrote: :cry: sorry :cry:
Steve Ronin wrote:but that ORCA is frakin' amazing
Thanks!
You ain't sorry. No need to be. :thumleft:
if I had a canon unit, be dang sure y'all would hear about it at least once a week.
:lol: :D
:lol: :lol: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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