The original Commando figure was released in the late 1980s, and features the mech with arm extended facing to the right. In the early 2000s, a new sculpt was released with the mech facing forward. The Beginner Set casting in 2004 is the same as the 2000 casting, but with a mini-base molded on.
This mini is painted in the scheme of the Outworlds Alliance's 2nd Alliance Air Wing. The scheme was canonized by CSO with the description:
"The 2nd Alliance Air Wing uses a sky blue paint scheme, with the upper part of each unit shrouded in a dark, swirling thundercloud."
This mini appears in the Classic Battletech Quick Start Rules on p 6.
STATUS: Completed 1/2006.
Beginner Set casting
The paint scheme is the Magistracy of Canopus' 2nd Canopian Cuirassiers, which is a scheme of varying shades of purple. This mini was an experiment in blending colors and shading.
This mini appears on the inner box of the Classic Battletech Introductory Box Set.
This mini appears on page 12 of the Painting and Tactics Guide from the Classic Battletech Introductory Box Set.
STATUS: Completed 9/2004.
This mini was one of the prototypes for the official paint scheme of the Castilian Brigada from Neuva Castile, a deep periphery location from FM:Periphery. The scheme is now official, and shown on CamoSpecs Online.
The Castilian Brigada are fiercely nationalistic, so most military machines are flamboyantly painted in the national colors. Vertical stripes of green and yello w are used on the limbs of 'Mechs, but the torso and head are left a dull metall ic color.
STATUS: Custom job, completed 4/2004.
This Commando is painted in an Arcturan Guards scheme. It is shown guarding the frozen terrain that is the hallmark of the Arcturan Guards.
STATUS: Completed and sold, 10/2002.
This Commando is painted in a Skye Rangers scheme. I reposed it by rotating the torso, so that the arm is extended in the same direction that it faces.
STATUS: Custom job, completed 10/2002.
Long a standard light mech with the Lyran Commonwealth, this Commando wears a common scheme from 3025. The Lyran Guard logo can be seen on the right leg, and the blue and white paint scheme identifies this mech from a long distance. Originally painted in July 1999, hex base added July 2000.
STATUS: Mech from Dave's collection, Completed 7/1999 and sold 12/2000.
Copyright ©Dave Fanjoy.
Last updated 20071219