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.

Mech Picture 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.

Mech Picture 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.

Mech Picture 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.

Mech Picture "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.

Mech Picture Original casting
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.

Mech Picture "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 And of course, the hatchet has been replaced by a mechete.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.

Mech Picture "Lyran Glory"
Original Casting
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.

Mech Picture "Brother Crunch"
2000 casting
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.

Mech Picture "Jager Meister"
Original Casting
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.

Mech Picture "Light Horse"
Original Casting
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.

Mech Picture "Urban Defender"
Original Casting
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.

Mech Picture "The Greek"
Original Casting
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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