So I've been keeping tabs on Robotech as I grew up. Finally, the Robotech mini game Kickstarter came out four years ago. I went in and got two box set worth since that has been one of my childhood dreams, actually playing a wargame of Robotech. I'm not going to go into the whole mess of the kickstarter but I wasn't very motivated after I got my Wave 1 shipment (about half the promised mechs).
Last year I ran into a couple guys at church that actually like Robotech as much as I did. That got me in gear to actually get out my figures, put them together and paint them up. I'm not a big fan of the game after reading the rule book, so I'm in the process of making up a simpler rule set that I will enjoy. Something that will give me the feel of the show without all the silly Palladium baggage that comes with the official game.
So this is my November/December 2016 finished product. I'm happy with the models. I actually had fun putting them together but I've put together like 600 Victrix Napoleonic French and Greeks plastics too. 16 part count models don't bother me. I had to supplement my Wave 1 models with some stuff I got off Shapeways, some Zentraedi Gnerls. I also have a Cat's Eye recon plane I haven't painted yet. The other day I picked up a MAC II Destroid Monster that is 1/240 scale. A bit bigger than the 1/285 figures but it's a Monster! Now if I could get my hands on some Female Power Armor I'd be in 7th heaven. I missed out when they sold the pewter Gencon exclusive versions of those.
I'm putting on a convention game of this at our local San Diego game con at the end of April, Kingdon-Con. I need to paint up some more units for that. I'm also putting on a Team Yaakav game and a Swordpoing Ancients game I need to get a few units ready for also. But, that's how I get myself painting.
So here are my pictures. I've had one playtest of my rules and well... changes have been made. The humans got ganked pretty hard.
|This is about half my Wave 1 models|
|Little closer shot of the battle pods|
|Rick and Max veritech battloids|
|A few destroids. I have another four on my painting table now.|
|Roy Fokker's Skull One|
|Some Shapeways Gnerls|
|Play test game, humans getting stomped part 1|
|Play test game, humans getting stomped part2|
|My die-cast Monster. Hmm I need to add a picture of this next to a battle pod|
|The box it came in|