The Zeus mini has been produced in several castings:
- late 1980s single-piece casting
- 2000 casting (arms separate)
- 2003 Zeus-X casting (includes heat sink wings, seen on cover of MaxTech)
- 2004 Beginner set casting (one-piece version of 2000 casting and pre-attached mini-base; also made in plastic for the 2014 boxed set)
- Zeus-X Stacy from the Wolf and Blake Mech Pack, circa 2008
Beginner set (plastic boxed set) sculpt
This mini is from the Camospecs Online diorama at GenCon 2018. It's painted in a Wolf's Dragoons Zeta Galaxy scheme.
STATUS: Completed 07/2018.
Zeus-X Stacy version
This miniature is a Zeus X painted in Lyran markings.
STATUS: Completed 09/2015.
Beginner Set casting
The Beginner Set mechs are a great way to practice new techniques. Here, I was experimenting with a layering technique. For the red, there are 6-8 layers of paint, 5 for the green and blue, and 4 for the black. This mini took a really long time to paint (comparable to the Skye Jaegers scheme). Anyway, scheme and markings are for the Lyran Alliance's 4th Skye Rangers.
This mini appears on the inner box of the Classic Battletech Introductory Box Set.
This mini appears on page 15 of the Painting and Tactics Guide from the Classic Battletech Introductory Box Set.
This mini appears on the box of the Support Lance Pack (2007).
STATUS: Completed 9/2004.
This mech is painted in a simple black-green scheme. It has Lyran markings.
STATUS: Completed and sold, 02/2003.
This is the new 2000 casting of Zeus, with arms that must be attached. It is a little bigger than the previous casting, and has a much more natural pose. "Deth Panzer" has a 3-tone airbrush paint scheme known as "winter ambush", used on German tanks in WWII. It has Lyran Alliance markings.
STATUS: Sold, March 2000.
The Zeus was once the Pride of the Lyran Commonwealth, but is now a common assault mech in many militaries. This mini is detailed with the insignia of the Syrtis Fusiliers, loyal to FedCom. It features a gravel-covered hex base with railroad tracks.
STATUS: Sold, Nov. 1999.
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Last updated 20180825