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Re: Any updates for the Wasp?
« Reply #90 on: 28 March 2017, 13:51:31 »
Talking about placement, we should look for the planned variants:

So the blister has parts for any one version of the 1A, 1D and 1K.

All of them have a medium laser in the RA.
Beside that we have a weapon port in the LL and one in LT.

1A
SRM-2 in LL

1D
Flamer in LL
2 Small Laser in LT

1K
MG in LT

So the only question is, should the LT weapons mounted under the torso or on top. That said, i wonder if the SRM can be mounted on top of the RT to reflect the 3M variant ...

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Re: Any updates for the Wasp?
« Reply #91 on: 28 March 2017, 14:28:44 »
There's that little ridge on the upper leg that matches the slot on the flamer (it's in the left leg on the record sheet). The dual SL appears to belong on the lower torso on the sloped part right above the hip. You could also glue it to the torso next to the head where there's an even spot.

Correct. The torso-mounts were intended to fit on the lower side.

I wouldn't say it's wrong to put them up top, but as Luciora has noticed, the SRM/SL is kind of big there, and will lack detail on the side meant to attach to the leg or torso.

That said, i wonder if the SRM can be mounted on top of the RT to reflect the 3M variant ...

Sure. It would face the same issues as the -1D, but it could be done. Even better; cut a chunk out of the back side of it so the SRM could sit lower on the torso and it would probably look pretty cool.

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Re: Any updates for the Wasp?
« Reply #92 on: 28 March 2017, 14:29:52 »
Talking about placement, we should look for the planned variants:

All of them have a medium laser in the RA.
Beside that we have a weapon port in the LL and one in LT.

1A
SRM-2 in LL

1D
Flamer in LL
2 Small Laser in LT

1K
MG in LT

So the only question is, should the LT weapons mounted under the torso or on top. That said, i wonder if the SRM can be mounted on top of the RT to reflect the 3M variant ...

I'm out of SRM launchers, so I can't test it "over the shoulder", but I checked to see if "over" or "under" would be a better fit for the K model's machine gun.  Ultimately, I went with "under" because it seemed to have better clearance (the shoulder is already a bit 'crowded', and I was never happy with how the placement looked).  It's not impossible to fit it up there, however, and some people might prefer the appearance.
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Re: Any updates for the Wasp?
« Reply #93 on: 28 March 2017, 15:56:20 »
 I'll have pictures of my assembled -1K and -1D after work.  I will pick up at least 2 more for the -1L and maybe the Crescent Hawk's all laser version too in the future.

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Re: Any updates for the Wasp?
« Reply #94 on: 29 March 2017, 04:30:44 »
Bottom mount does look best.

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Re: Any updates for the Wasp?
« Reply #95 on: 29 March 2017, 06:57:08 »
Looks better with a little paint on it. What did you use for the antenna?

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Re: Any updates for the Wasp?
« Reply #96 on: 30 March 2017, 15:37:18 »
I still had some of the original wire from the blue packaging.

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Re: Any updates for the Wasp?
« Reply #97 on: 04 April 2017, 00:10:22 »
What did you use for the antenna?

I still had some of the original wire from the blue packaging.

Just so you know... .015 (.38mm) Music Wire is the same size as the stuff from the blue packages. I got mine at HobbyTown, and if you invest in it you should end up with enough to last a lifetime (I think you get four 3-foot pieces). I want to say I bought mine 9 years ago and haven't dented my supply yet.

Luciora: If you have one, you might want to try rounding off the wire with a Dremel. I normally round one end before I cut it, and then glue the unfinished end into the mini. It looks a little better and doesn't bite/stab as much (although you still have to be careful with it)... Just a thought.

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Re: Any updates for the Wasp?
« Reply #98 on: 04 April 2017, 16:53:27 »
I recommend tooth brush bristles.  They bend where metal would break at the glue.

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Re: Any updates for the Wasp?
« Reply #99 on: 04 April 2017, 20:05:38 »
I recommend tooth brush bristles.  They bend where metal would break at the glue.

I agree with this.  I've also found them more forgivable to mount.  I have a new toothbrush I cut mine from.
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Re: Any updates for the Wasp?
« Reply #100 on: 05 April 2017, 00:24:19 »
I was going to buy a ton of these to fill out my various mech companies, but now I'm leaning more towards the Primitive Wasp.  I suppose I'll order one of these new Wasps to see how they compare, but they just look too big to be a 20ton mech.  I mean, I really don't want it to be as big as the Commando sculpt.

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Re: Any updates for the Wasp?
« Reply #101 on: 05 April 2017, 02:42:38 »
I have 4 incoming. Based on the comparison from http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=56960.0 they should work. Personally I think the 1A looks better than the 1

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Re: Any updates for the Wasp?
« Reply #102 on: 06 April 2017, 03:43:48 »
Thanks for reminding me of the -3M.  I had an extra head and a -3L to play with.  It's with the -1A for comparison.

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Re: Any updates for the Wasp?
« Reply #103 on: 06 April 2017, 06:25:10 »
If you feed it, it will grow up and become a Wolfhound, I guess  ;)
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Re: Any updates for the Wasp?
« Reply #104 on: 06 April 2017, 14:20:15 »
I always believed that despite how bulky a design may appear, its the mass that matters.  Wasp (classic) so much bulkier than the reseen. Yet in some cases Reseen is tougher machine.  The Classic seems perhaps have a lot hollow spaces.  Still it's not bad looking I just wish it was dad smaller.
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Re: Any updates for the Wasp?
« Reply #105 on: 08 May 2017, 12:13:14 »
Cant find this mech in the IWM online shop.   :(
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Re: Any updates for the Wasp?
« Reply #106 on: 08 May 2017, 13:22:36 »
IWM puts new non web only minis up on their website after 3 or 4 months to allow the game stores to sell to people first.

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Re: Any updates for the Wasp?
« Reply #107 on: 08 May 2017, 17:16:01 »
IWM puts new non web only minis up on their website after 3 or 4 months to allow the game stores to sell to people first.

Problem is no store in my country brings IWM stuff, you have to order it online.
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Re: Any updates for the Wasp?
« Reply #108 on: 08 May 2017, 20:05:25 »
We can only wait. I fully support IWM treatment of game stores. I shows they care about their business partners.

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Re: Any updates for the Wasp?
« Reply #109 on: 08 May 2017, 22:53:01 »
Problem is no store in my country brings IWM stuff, you have to order it online.

They will be up tomorrow evening. Got side tracked by something else tonight to get them up.

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Re: Any updates for the Wasp?
« Reply #110 on: 09 May 2017, 09:43:31 »
They will be up tomorrow evening. Got side tracked by something else tonight to get them up.

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Re: Any updates for the Wasp?
« Reply #111 on: 09 May 2017, 10:06:40 »
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Re: Any updates for the Wasp?
« Reply #112 on: 09 May 2017, 11:36:54 »
They will be up tomorrow evening. Got side tracked by something else tonight to get them up.

Yay!!!  O0
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Re: Any updates for the Wasp?
« Reply #113 on: 09 May 2017, 14:21:11 »
Lucky,  have fun with it!
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Re: Any updates for the Wasp?
« Reply #114 on: 10 May 2017, 12:10:38 »
I had an extra head and...

What is that VF-1D head from?
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Re: Any updates for the Wasp?
« Reply #115 on: 10 May 2017, 13:56:09 »
Totally edited as I wasn't looking at it correctly -- it looks like the stock WSP-1A head modded to accept old VF-1S lasers.

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Re: Any updates for the Wasp?
« Reply #116 on: 10 May 2017, 14:36:42 »
Its the R head with the centerline laser removed.  From the Robotech Tactics game.

What is that VF-1D head from?

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Re: Any updates for the Wasp?
« Reply #117 on: 10 May 2017, 16:04:24 »
Ah, thank you, sir! O0
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Re: Any updates for the Wasp?
« Reply #118 on: 11 May 2017, 21:16:54 »

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Re: Any updates for the Wasp?
« Reply #119 on: 12 May 2017, 02:05:47 »
Four wasps ordered. Gonna wait to see them in person before committing to more.
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