Monday, 4 June 2012

Federal "Alexander" Class Mecha - A Gundam for 15mm

The "Alexander" Class Mecha is one of the latest high tech, one man human-form armoured vehicles available to the Federal Army. This heavily armed and armoured walker is not only able to easily travel across the roughest terrain but is also capable of limited flight. It has fully internalised power and life support systems so is also capable of operating underwater and outside of planetary atmospheres.
It is only when this vehicle is viewed alongside other components of the Federal Army that it's size becomes obvious...
This miniature was an unbelievably cheap eBay purchase - a Gundam Gashapon.

Gashapons are basically plastic collectable miniatures that are sold in sealed packets with a random figure in each pack. This one came from Singapore and cost less than £3 inc postage. The miniature came prepainted with a minimum of build required and looked like this before I took a paintbrush to it...

4 comments:

Dan said...

Very cool model and a great repaint, love the look of the whole little unit, its a great choice of green, what paint is it?

Colin said...

Paintjob is an undercoat of GW chaos black, basecoat of knarloc green, careful wash of devlan mud to fill in the areas where the knarloc green has obscured any detail, then a highlight of goblin green. Finished off with a very light drybrush of 50/50 graveyard earth and white to some areas, mostly lower legs and feet.

Lead Legion said...

Nicely done Colin. Really looks the part.

Slorm Chaplain said...

Great mechas!
What is the height of these mechas?
I have found some of 30cm of height, but they look like very tall.
I was wondering get a pair of them to make something similar to you with GZG 15mm miniatures.
While I found the mechas, I have painted some small scale mechas, for 6mm and 2mm encounters.