Although he passed on buying any BattleTech miniatures in 1987 because they cost so much ($2.50 for one!) by 1988 Dak couldn't resist the Crescent Hawk's Inception PC game. Although he still hasn't played a tabletop game of BattleTech, Dak is an avid fan of every MechWarrior based computer game and has made sure to have piloted mechs from the cockpit of a Dave & Busters simulator. He also collects miniatures purely for the sake of having and painting them. Dak originally painted fantasy miniatures back in 1981 (as an over confident 9 year old) but upon perusing the galleries of all the talented mech painters on the internet by 2001 he decided it was time to finally paint some himself.