Trophy work in progress – One Night Battletech Madness

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The Monday Knights will be hosting a Battletech completion a little later on in July – the “One Night of Battletech Madness”

I thought that I would have a crack at making some trophies for the event & here is the work in progress of the trophy for “First Place”

I started with a plastic “QuickDraw” Battetech Mech miniature from the Battletech 25th Anniversary Introductory box set

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The miniature itself is quiet nice, however is showing its age & the limitations of soft plastic miniatures manufacture of ten years ago.

The pose is pretty static & I wanted a more dynamic pose for the trophy. Some quick minor adjustments with a razor saw to raise an arm into firing position and to give the QuickDraw a slight torso twist gave the miniature the more dynamic pose I was after.

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Black undercoat was followed by a gold spray paint base coat and a simple black wash.

The trophy plinth started life as a wedding cake pillar (I won’t tell who’s cake this came from so they don’t get in trouble with their wife…)

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Simple black undercoat and progressive dry brushing from dark grey through beige to white

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All that is required now is an engraved trophy plate & the job is done!

I have some ideas for the “Most Canadian” trophy which will be the next project…

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