Catapult has been produced in several castings.
- Early There is an earlier casting of the tall version with both feet on the ground in a standing position, and it's not clear if it was mass-produced, or if it was a sculptor's proof.
- Old The old version from the 1980s is very tall and lanky.
- 1998 The 1998 casting is shorter and more rounded than the original, closely resembling the appearance from Mechcommander.
- MFUK Mechforce UK produced a version of the old casting, mounting PPCs instead of the missile racks (the K2 variant).
- Beginner's Set In 2005 a new sculpt was released with the Beginner Sets that is a combination of features from the 1998 version and the original version.
- Convention In 2007, a promotional convention-special version was made available, with parts to make either a PPC or an LRM version.
This is painted in the DCMS 3rd Ghost scheme. The left side waterfall art was artistically inspired by Japanese wood block paintings. This mini sat half-finished on my workbench for about 5 years as I struggled to decide how to paint the water.
STATUS: Completed 07/2017.
This miniature is a mash of several Catapult parts (torso and legs from the 1998 casting, missile launchers from the Convention casting). I hollowed it out and installed an LED cockpit light powered by a watch battery in the base. Power is supplied by the power station and cables modeled on the base. This mini is painted in the scheme of The Stealths from the First Succession War.
STATUS: Completed 07/2015.
This Catapult has been painted in a Capellan plains camo scheme.
STATUS: Completed 07/2013.
Convention casting - LRM
This mini is painted in a 15th Lyran Regulars scheme. It was part of the CSO diorama at Gencon 2008.
STATUS: Completed 6/2008.
Convention casting - PPC
This mini is painted in a 2nd Sword of Light Scheme.
STATUS: Completed 6/2008.
Beginner set casting
This mech is painted in the 3060-era scheme for Smithson's Chinese Bandits.
This mini appears on the inner box of the Classic Battletech Introductory Box Set.
It also appears on page 14 of the Painting and Tactics Guide from the Classic Battletech Introductory Box Set.
It also appears on page 70 of the Introductory Rulebook from the Classic Battletech Introductory Box Set.
This mini appears on the box of the Fire Lance Pack (2007).
STATUS: Completed 4/2005.
This Catapult is painted in the colors of the 26th Lyran Guard, and is featured on Camospecs Online. This mini appears in Total Warfare on pp. 138, 259.
STATUS: Completed 1/2005. This mech is not for sale.
This Catapult is painted in an "urban lowlight" camo scheme from the video game MW4. It has SLDF markings on it.
STATUS: Custom job, completed 10/2003.
This is only one of two early-casting Catapults I have ever seen in person. It is similar to the standard older casting, but both feet are on the ground and it seems slightly larger and heavier. This one is painted in a 3-tone Capellan Defense Force field camo scheme (as described in FM:CC) with Liao markings.
STATUS: Custom job, completed 7/2003.
This mech has been painted in the colors of the 4th Donegal Guard. The text on the mini is in Cyrillic.
STATUS: Part of Dave's collection, 6/2003.
This Catapult has been painted in a WWI German "Flying Circus" camo, and has been styled to match the Fokker D.VII of Ltn. Franz Büchner of Jasta 53. It has Lyran Alliance markings, and it frequently used as a guided Arrow IV artillery piece. It's already made its mark in table top play with an impressive array of kills.
STATUS: Custom job, delivered May 2001.
This is the Mechforce UK casting of the CPLT-K2 Catapult. It represents the Catapult K2, which is the House Kurita variant that replaces the LRM racks with PPCs and heat sinks. This one is painted in a Kurita red with gold foil markings. It's part of a lance containing:
- Catapult K2
STATUS: Sold, Jan. 2001.
This Catapult was painted by Dave and Katherine Fanjoy in a 2-tone SLDF paint scheme. It has been modified with closed missile doors because that looks cooler.
STATUS: Sold, 12/2000.
The Sniper is a mercenary who likes to pound his targets from afar... but he's quite capable of defending himself in close. This mini is of the second casting Catapult. It sports a three-tone badlands camo and custom unit markings. The missle box doors have been closed, giving the mech better lines.
STATUS: SOLD, 09/1999.
This is the third catapult I've done recently. I really like the design, and this casting is now permanently out of print. This mini features a 3-tone alpine camo job, as well as low-vis Liao markings. The hex base has grass and boulders on it.
STATUS: Sold, 08/1999.
The Catapult is a classic mini, and this example makes an excellent collector's piece. The mech is one of the stock mechs of House Liao, and Blue Streak sports a hand painted Liao insignia on the fuselage. Appropriate for both 3025 and modern combat, the Catapult is one of the most well-rounded designs published for fire-support.
STATUS: Sold, 03/1999.
This Catapult is an example of the new Catapult casting. Designed to look more like the Catapults seen in artwork and games such as MechCommander© , this mini is a must for every collector. This particular mini features the paint scheme of the Northwind Highlanders, as shown in the official 3025 regimental camo specs.
STATUS: Sold, 03/1999.
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