Continuing my slow painting of the new Battletech box set, I recently finished this Thunderbolt. He’ll be joining my ‘Firehawks Legion’ – which for the moment consists of him and the Locust.
I don’t have a lot of knowledge about how various mechs compare, but it looks like he’s a good ‘all arounder’ with some pretty heavy armour and a mix of short and long range weapons. Maybe not the most ‘offensive’ of mechs, but one who is going to stay the fight.
Once again, I am really pleased with the new mechs. The design looks tough and military in the 1980’s science-fiction kind of way that I find most appealing. I’m somewhat less pleased with my own paint job. It probably needed another coat of blue drybrush over the top to de-emphasis the black wash and to take a little shine off it. Still, it looks good enough for the tabletop, and I can’t be bothered to go back to it when I’ve got so many more figures waiting to get painted!