The Assassin was cast in the late 1980s, and a newer, a slightly larger sculpt was released in 2000. The Beginner Sets released in 2005 contain an Assassin that is essentially the 2000 casting mounted to a partial hex base.
Beginner set casting
This mech has been painted in bright purple "jujy fruit" camo. I was experimenting with a few techniques as well as color contrasts, and also seeing how much I could do with a small beginner-set base.
This mini appears in the Classic Battletech Introductory Box Set, both on the inner box and p. 12 of the Painting and Tactics Guide.
This mini appears on the box of the Recon Lance Pack (2007).
STATUS: Completed 8/2005.
This mech has been painted in the colors of House Kurita's 1st Genyosha. The cockpit was done with a dark red fade.
STATUS: Completed 6/2003. Sold, 9/2003.
This is an example of the new-casting Assassin. It's a little bit bigger and better detailed than the old version. It wears the urban camo paint scheme and markings of the 4th Donegal Guard, the "Red Horde" from the Lyran Alliance Field Manual.
STATUS: Completed March 2001. This mech is not for sale.
Here is an Assassin painted in Smoke Jaguar colors. It is a highly detailed mini, and comes complete with several SJ markings. The paint scheme is taken from the Behemoth on the cover of TR3055.
STATUS: Custom job, delivered 04/2000.
The stock variants of the Assassin are much maligned, but with the advent of the XL engine and the Inner sphere Targetting Computer, a pulse-weapon equipped Assassin can be a powerful tool on the battlefield. This individual has a three-tone camo and FedCom / Skye Rangers markings. A hex base and antenna added July 2000.
STATUS: Completed, summer 1998. Sold, May 2001.
Copyright ©Dave Fanjoy.
Last updated 20071218