The original sculpt Vulture was released around 1990, and has the missile doors closed. In 2003, a new version was released that is slightly larger, has more detail, and has the missile tips exposed. It's pretty easy to put the lower torso piece on backwards, but TRO 3050 clearly shows that the longer, angled end goes forward.
This 'Mech is part of a Clan Jade Falcon Zeta Galaxy binary featured in the Alpha Strike book from 2013 on page 140. It was also used for the CJF Alpha Strike cards available at GenCon 2013. The lower torso piece was on backwards for the Alpha Strike shoot, but I have since fixed it.
STATUS: Completed 07/2013. Torso fixed, 6/2014.
This mini was painted by Katherine in a generic Clan Ghost Bear scheme.
STATUS: Completed, 7/2005.
This mech is painted in a green camo ("treeline" camo from the MW4 video game). It has Clan Jade Falcon markings on it. Lower torso piece on backwards.
STATUS: Custom job, delivered 10/2003.
This is a Vulture mini modified to be the Vulture C model. The only weapons of this version are a pair of arm-mounted gauss rifles. This variant rocks if you're playing with "hot day" rules where mechs get additional heat buildup every round from the atmosphere. :) Anyway, this one is painted in a gray camo scheme with Clan Goliath Scorpion markings. Lower torso piece on backwards.
STATUS: Completed, 3/2002. Sold, 4/2002.
This is a Vulture mini modified to be the Vulture B model. Its left side has 2 ER large lasers and an LRM 20, and the right has 3 medium pulse lasers and 2 SRM 6s. The physical mod is pretty minor, though the mech is much different from the other variants.
This mech is part of a star of SLDF Nova Cat mechs. The paint job is a forest camo scheme with blue and silver checkers. The star contains a Nova Cat, Cauldron Born, Vulture, Nobori Nin, and Shadow Cat. Lower torso piece on backwards.
STATUS: Custom job, delivered Mar. 2002.
This Vulture has been modified by rotating the weapons pods slightly, thus altering the forward appearance of the mech (ok, so it's a minor mod. :) It's part of a Clan Ghost Bear arctic assault star that includes:
Lower torso piece on backwards.
- 2x Gladiator
- Man O' War
STATUS: Custom job, completed Oct. 2001.
This mech is painted in a gray smoke camo scheme with Clan Smoke Jaguar markings. It is part of a star containing the following mechs:
Lower torso piece on backwards.
- Iron Cheetah
- Cauldron Born
STATUS: Custom job, complete June 2001.
This Vulture features torso twist, and is a part of a set. The unit is painted in storm camo with Ghost Bear markings and consists of the following mechs: Madcat, Thor, Loki, Vulture.
STATUS: Custom job, delivered June 2000.
This mech is part of the Zebra Lance, a House Marik unit that consists of: Avatar, Nova Cat, Madcat, and Vulture. Lower torso piece on backwards.
STATUS: Custom job, delivered March 2000.
The Vulture (Mad Dog) omnimech is a fast heavy fire-support platform. This mini has a detailed gray paint job, with three-color checkering trim and Clan Nova Cat markings. The hex base has open plains terrain on it, with the color set to match most official Battletech maps.
STATUS: Sold, 11/1999.
The Vultrue is the main Clan heavy fire support mech. Though lightly armored, it is extremely fast and has a combination of large lasers and LRM-20 racks. The Vulture mini is one of the most difficult Ral Partha ones to assemble, consisting of something like 10 pieces. This partucular mini has a nice green/gray airbrush job and Ghost Bear markings.
STATUS: Sold, 07/1999.
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