Rifleman is a permanently OOP "unseen" mech. The art for it came from Robotech, where it was alternately known as "Defender" and "Raidar X." It was produced in several variants:
Other related mechs include the Rifleman IIC and the Age of War Rifleman (Primitive), which is a medium mech.
- the early "unseen" mini had separate arms, legs (with no base), and sensor array.
- The later "unseen" resculpt from the late 1980s version had separate arms and sensor array.
- In 2003, a new "reseen" version (RFL-8D) came available with a totally new look.
- In 2004, a separate reseen release was made with parts to make the RFL-6X or RFL-7M.
- A jumping variant was produced as a convention special in ~2014
This Rifleman is painted in a merc scheme (Fighting Shamrocks).
STATUS: Completed 01/2017.
Reseen 6X casting
This Rifleman is painted in the gray and white checkers scheme of the 1st Alarion Jaegers.
STATUS: Completed 01/2006.
Reseen 8D casting
This Rifleman is painted in the scheme of the 26th Lyran Guards. This mini appears in Total Warfare on pp. 178,259.
STATUS: Completed 01/2005. This mech is not for sale.
This Rifleman is painted in the scheme of the 7th Donegal Guards, "the Earthquakers". Is has a 4-tone airbrushed urban camo scheme and Lyran markings.
STATUS: Custom job, complete 10/2003.
Reseen 8D casting
Here's a gray Lyran Rifleman. The RFL-8D with the rotary autocannons is one of the first models that's actually playable.
STATUS: Completed 05/2003. Sold, 6/2003.
This is my second attempt at an 11th Lyran Regulars Rifleman. This one came out much better.
STATUS: Completed 02/2003.
I love the Rifleman from an aesthetic standpoint, and with a few changes the mech works well in the game. I like a variant with 4 large lasers, and lots of heat sinks and armor. This Rifleman is painted in the airbrushed camo style of the 11th Lyran Regulars: the Hammers.
STATUS: Completed April 2001. Stripped for repainting, 9/2002.
"Watcher of the Skye"
This Rifleman mini has been painted to match the one in the Regimental Camo Specs: with the colors of the Skye Rangers, loyal to House Steiner. The SR logo is painted by hand on the front of one leg and the side of the other. The black canopy is so glossy is casts a glare in the light. Though Rifleman is unseen, I maintain it's one of the most attractive designs published.
STATUS: This mech sold, 03/2000.
his is the old casting of the Rifleman, and it was replaced around 1989 by the more common casting. The paint scheme shown is a beautiful 3-tone forest camo with red and white checkering. "Prestiged Veteran" is a great display piece for 3025 times, but is equally at home on the game table.
STATUS: Sold, 10/1999.
The stock RFL-4D variant of the Rifleman is one of the most seriously heat-challenged mechs ever designed. However, the advent of 3050 technology allows custom variants which include endo-steel, more armor, and double heat sinks, thus it to mitigating its heat problems. This individual has alpine camoflauge and House Steiner / Lyran Regulars insignia.
STATUS: Completed in 1998. This mech is not for sale.
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