The Hatchetman has had several castings. The first is a one-piece mini from the late 1980s, and the second has attachable arms and is from 2000. In 2005, a MW:DA version was released with pieces to make 2 different variants (the hatchets are different: one looks like an ice-axe, the other looks like a pork chop). In 2008 the Sword and Dragon pack included the "Austin" variant, which is a nice resculpt, and in 2009 a Gencon exclusive jumping version was released.
2009 Gencon casting
This is the con-exclusive jumping version, which appears to also be a new sculpt of the mini as opposed to just a modified casting. It is painted in a 1st Bolan Jaegers scheme.
STATUS: Completed 03/2011.
Sword and Dragon casting
I painted this mini in the scheme of the FRR 2nd Freemen. The upper torso is painted like an evening sky, with the sensor bulb as the full moon.
STATUS: Completed 08/2010.
MWDA casting (ice pick variant)
I painted this mini in a green and purple quartered scheme inspired by WWI German aircraft.
STATUS: Completed 9/2006. Sold 7/2008.
"Dimitrii (Machete Man, Redux)"
Original casting (modified)
Previously, I stripped my Machete Hatchetman so I could repaint it. This is the result. 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, completed 6/2003.
This mech is part of a pre-3050 era Steiner unit painted in field greens. The hex base was left mostly bare by customer request.
STATUS: Custom job, completed 02/2003.
"The Machete Man"
Original casting (modified)
Here is an original casting Hatchetman that has been extensively modified. The legs were re-posed into a running stance, the left arm was rotated forward, and the hatchet arm was moved to an aggressive posture. And of course, the hatchet has been replaced by a mechete. The mech has 3025 Steiner markings, and a Lyran Regulars paint scheme.
STATUS: Completed Sept 2001. Stripped so I can repaint, Sept 2002.
This is the original casting of the Hatchetman, with the right arm re-posed by me. It's painted in a blue and white drybrushed Lyran Guards paint scheme, like the one used by Kai Allard-Liao in his first defeat of Clan Jade Falcon.
STATUS: Sold, May 2001.
This is the new 2000 casting of the Hatchetman, which comes with the arms removed so I don't have to saw them off to make a good pose. "Brother Crunch" is airbrushed in a two tone urban camo scheme with FedCom markings.
STATUS: Sold, March 2001.
This Hatchetman has a two-tone alpine camo scheme and the markings of the Tamar Jagers, a unit loyal to House Steiner. The hatchet arm has been reposed so that the hatchet points to the front. The terrain includes rough ground cover and a barren tree.
STATUS: This mech sold, 10/1999.
This Hatchetman has a three-tone camo scheme and the markings of the Eridani Light Horse mercenary unit. This particular mini is unmodified, showing the straight-out position of the hatchet.
STATUS: SOLD, 09/1999.
This hatchetman wears a two-tone airbrushed mountain paint scheme. Designed primarily for urban defense, this mech is both heavily armed and armored. The hatchet has been reposed with jeweler's equipment for a more natural look. The red and white unit insignia was hand painted, giving the mech a finished, ready-for-combat look.
STATUS: This mech has been sold, 03/1999.
One of the most potent city fighting mechs, the Hatchetman always makes the enemy nervous. "The Greek" is painted with an elegant blue on gray camoflauge scheme and yellow/green checker markings. The hatchet hand has been re-posed by the artist for a more natural look.
STATUS: Sold, October 1998.
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