The Red Shift is a specialized Word of Blake Scout Mech not available to other factions. The Hsien Hotheads though have long been in the employ of the Word of Blake and even helped train some of their Militia. I think it is very likely that they had some advanced Word of Blake designs in their ranks.
Halfway during the painting I thought this Mech would be a good candidate to practice something I always dread – freehands. A spur of the moment decision really 🙂 While I think it was a good lesson I also find it frustrating that despite the hours I spent on the skull it still looks clumsy … It can only get better next time 😉
Other than the freehand the Mech was an attempt at a black scheme and finding little things like the glowing heat sinks to spice it up. A fun miniature to paint.
As always with Battletech miniatures painted in an official canon scheme you can find pictures with a tabletop background on Camospecs Online.