It may shock some of you that I actually am an avid gamer. While I write for BattleTech and other game universes, I also play them. That doesn’t mean I let gameplay drive fiction – there’s a difference between what you can do in fiction and what you can do in the game. Still, I like to have a strong feel for the game mechanics. I was that way with BattleTech, Renegade Legion, Twilight 2000, Space 1889, and the other game universes that I have written for.
At GenCon this year I picked up an airbrush. Badger did a great job of offering free training at the con if you purchased a brush. I also picked up some great stencils for me to work with. This is a pack (plus one) of miniatures for BattleTech Alpha Strike. I was experimenting with the stencils and was quite pleased with how they turned out.
I don’t claim to be a wizard at miniatures painting and with an airbrush, I’m a bungling novice at best. Still, I have to admit, I like how these turned out and I’m starting to get the feel for using the airbrush and the stencils.
I like the hex pattern because it gives a good blurring of lines and details at a distance, even with the white. Great stuff in term of camouflage.
Now to start on the recently unearthed CityTech minis that I never even popped off their spurs. Hmm…Mad Cats…