Sunday, March 2, 2014

Painted Arc Fleet Armor by Mike Wikan

There's a nice little group on Facebook devoted to 15mm Sci-Fi Gaming.  A lot of the manufacturers and hard-core advocates of the scale are there.  If'n you're on Facebook, you should join.

Here's the link.

I saw one particular CMG Arc Fleet Tank from a gentleman named Mike Wikan, and complimented him on it.  I then asked if I could use it in a blog post.


 He ended up sending a dozen beautiful pics of his armored Arc Fleet detachment.  Heavy tanks, Medium tanks, and APCs.

 
 
 
 

The heavies even have their own nose art and names.  Hell's Belle, Black Cat, and Witchy Woman.  Very nice personal touches.


 
 
 Some APCs.  A very utilitarian battle taxi.  These shared the same basic hull as... 

 ...the Medium Grav Tank.  A very hard-hitting design.
A missile platform and a command vehicle were also created on the APC hull.


They're wonderful paintups of some of my favorite sculpts for CMG.  These designs really stand up to the test of time.

My sincere thanks to Mr. Wikan for sharing them.

To buy some of your own, here's the link to the Arc Fleet section of Critical Mass Games store.

http://criticalmassgames.com/default.asp?category=arcfleet


Best,
JBR

PS, as an added bonus for those of you who scrolled all the way down, here's a couple new rendered screen shots of the CMG Arc Fleet Heavy Grav Tank.

 Here's the Heavy Grav Tank, screen captured from my sculpting rig.  The original source art/proposal sketch is in the background.  Obviously, some things changed from sketch to final product, but I always like showing the roots of a project.

Here's the rendered beast with the "tuning fork" gauss cannon.  This bad boy just oozes "drop in from orbit and crush your enemies."

Some folks left off the "ear" missile launchers, which is understandable, but it's always nice to give customers the option of doing so.

-JBR

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