Saturday, October 23

Jewels for Lasers

Battletech Marauder
Originally uploaded by inrepose

I was playing around with camera's and models this evening and decided to take some photos of some older Battletech Mech's I have in the collection.

On this Marauder painted in around 1999 I used real Sapphire Jewels I purchased on ebay to represent the lasers. They were around 30p per Jewel so not cheap, however at the time I was obsessed and on a hunt for the perfect way to show laser / PPC (Particle Projection Canon) weapons on small miniatures. More photos of these older models are up on the site.

The following Caesar Mech I attempted to paint a pilot into the cockpit.

Battletech Caesar Mech


  1. great job on that pilot, amazingly obsessive...hats off...jewells I really could not notice in the pic though

  2. Like the Manga style painting of the pilot - cool idea and not one I've seen done before.



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