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So, through a fortuitous series of events I wound up with one of the few Robotech RPG Tactics core boxes available in the wild at the time of this writing. As a public service, I present some images of the box, the contents, and the assembled miniatures.

This is the box. What's in the box? 

The contents, still in the box.

The contents, all over my desk.

UEDF miniatures

Veritech, up close.

The bad guys.

A group shot. Aren't you a little short for a Destroid?

Impressions in a nutshell - the battle pods are the cream of the crop, they're perfect. The UEDF stuff looks pretty good once it's built, but the build process is not for the faint of heart. I'm likely just too smitten with actually having Robotech miniatures to be adequately objective.

Thanks to Eric for helping me get my hands on this stuff sooner than I should have.

UPDATE: 9/20/14

I've assembled a few more figures and more importantly, painted a couple. Thought I would include these in here as well.

The Guardian build is very similar to the Battloid version, but not as fiddly - fewer pieces and less pose potential. The Tomahawk is much more to my liking than that first Defender was. The build went better and it looks pretty good. I think I figured out the issue I had with the feet, but I might start pinning the hips - not because it's weak, but because they might go together easier with some structure.

And here is the payoff. Pretty ecstatic with these. They paint up well - I could have gone a bit more over-the-top with the paintjobs, but these took an evening each and that's about the most I think I can justify when it comes to balancing the desire for great looking minis and the number I need to paint. I like to just sit and look at them, Robotech miniatures. They are a thing. Hard to find anything negative to say when you're swooshing them around the desk while wearing a stupid grin.


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AuthorPhil Bowen