1/60 scale mechwarrior Innersphere Argus

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Mecha, mechwarrior, Photo manipulation, Scale model

Back in the 90s, mechwarrior was a really big thing for me. Pity its not around any more. (either went out of biz or the franchise is in a leagal tussle) A few years back I happen to stumble upon a circle of mechwarrior fans here: http://battlemechclub.blogspot.com/

These guys are dedicated fans who build resin kits from the mechwarrior universe. To date I have bought a few kits from Scott and Tim and the casts are real quality stuff.

The Argus is a heavy mech, same class as the Vultures I believe. and after much modification using Tim’s cast as a base, here is my version of the Argus:

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As you can see, I chose a desert camo with yellow accents, and some weathering at the edges to show that the mech has been in some action. also added the shark mouth to give it a more military feel.

ok some close ups:

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I inserted some rivets and used salt for the weathering effect. and finally the craziest part, is the following modification because I am a perfectionist:

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a working cockpit with sliding hatch, a hood that opens up to reveal the engines, as well as an electrical side panel. this took the most time for me to construct as I had to build it from scratch, using parts from a 1/48 scale airplane model and a ship model.

also because of these modification, the scale of the mech is a bit skewed. the size of the mech is 1/60 but the cockpit actually fits a 1/35 pilot. so I think I may have shrunk the mech in half. LOL but it’s ok because this is actually part of a diorama which I have yet to finish building. and the scale will fit the overall theme later.

Finally some action pictures just for fun!!

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2 thoughts on “1/60 scale mechwarrior Innersphere Argus”

  1. Samuel says:

    Um…the franchise is still very much alive, Adrian. There’s the new video game Mechwarrior Online, a free to play simulator/shooter, as well as the Classic Battletech miniatures game. Additionally, a small handful of us, including myself, Tim Fusco who owns the Battlemech Club blog you bought that Argus from, Scott Murphy of Scott’s Messy Desk blog, and a few others all work on 1/60 scale Battletech models like yours.

    In fact, my own blog, myomer-dreams.blogspot.com is dedicated to 1/60 scale battletech, and I’m currently about 90% done with the second draft of rules for gaming with these models.

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    • iamabuaya says:

      Hey Sam, Good to hear from a fellow comrade! Oh I didn’t know there was a mechwarrior online! last I heard was there was a trailer from mechwarrior 5, then no news, then there was mechwarrior living legends which I was following during development which took so long I lost track. LOL. will check out your blog! good stuff!!

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