The Awesome was produced in 2 variants: the AWS-8Q from 1987, and the AWS-9Q (with 4 PPCs) from 2000. Also, Mechforced UK produced a conversion kit to take AWS-8Q minis and change them to AWS-9Q. In 2005 or so, a beginner set version was released; it is based on the 2000 casting but with an 8Q modification and partial hex base.
Beginner set casting
This Awesome is painted in the scheme for the 1st Alliance Air Wing.
This mini appears on page 15 of the Painting and Tactics Guide from the Classic Battletech Introductory Box Set.
STATUS: Completed, 1/2006. Sold, 5/2007.
This Awesome is painted in a brown scheme with markings for the Taurian Concordat. The base paint job was done using a technique called "dipping", where wood stain is applied over white primer.
STATUS: Completed, 10/2003. For sale.
This is the old casting Awesome with its left arm replaced by the Mechforce UK upgrade arm, thus making it a 9Q variant. "Marik Mayhem" is painted in a purple Marik Militia scheme, with hand-painted insignia.
STATUS: Sold, July 2001.
This Awesome is painted in a drybrushed Lyran Guards paint scheme, and features a custom terrain base. It is part of a set used to illustrate painting techniques. The set includes:
STATUS: Custom job, delivered May 2001.
This is the 2000 casting of the Awesome, which differs from the previous casting by having 4 instead of 3 PPCs. The mini shown here features the markings of the Lyran Alliance's 1st Royal Guard, as shown in FM:LA.
STATUS: Sold, Jan 2001.
The Awesome is just that: Awesome. It is large, heavily armored, and 3 PPCs give it awesome firepower. "Just Awesome" has FedCom checkering and logo to complement a nice airbrushed alpine camo scheme. This mech is a classic design, and belongs in any serious Battletech collection.
STATUS: Sold, 10/1999.
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Last updated 20071219