|The Jager is shorter, but bulkier than the Takara Rabid-Dog and Blood-Dog.|
Well my parcel arrive from Dream Pod 9. I'd ordered some Utopian faction Golems, and a support Armiger with drones, a Southern Jager, and assorted weapons. Everything but the Jager and weapons went under the Xmas tree as a present, but was so excited I had to start assembling the Jager, and thought it would be good to show a size comparison picture of the Jager with my Takara microscale F144 VOTOMS.
|Primed white and given a black wash.|
What I find attractive about the Heavy Gear models is the number of different guns and missile packs that one can choose from. While I was working on this I realized what my nagging doubts were really all about when I posted here. My VOTOMS are lovely, but they will always be VOTOMS and what I want to do is build a force based on my Bad Dog universe background, and I think the Dream Pod 9 Heavy Gear mechs will make a good platform for me to customize models to represent the vehicles in my stories.
I know this is incredibly sad – author making models of the mechs in her own novels, but at least I can point any cover artist in the right direction about what a CASE-2X looks like. Having had this epiphany I can now move on and pretend I'm some what normal and not totally obsessed with the wild imaginations of my mind.