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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #390 on: 19 September 2017, 08:57:16 »
I think its on hold because of all the trouble with HG. If I´m wrong: pwease Senpai notice him!

Locust isn't a Harmony Gold issue.

As mentioned many, many times before, Catalyst has requested that IWM hold off on releasing any of the 7 Classic mechs that will be included in the future box sets.  Once those are released, we may start seeing some Classics start rolling in.

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #391 on: 19 September 2017, 09:39:16 »
Q4 on the IWM page:

Cougar Prime / B resculpt
Jaguar
Phoenix Hawk IIC 7
XTRO Enforcer 7D (non-jumping version of the con exclusive)

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #392 on: 20 September 2017, 03:34:20 »
Locust isn't a Harmony Gold issue.

Okay, so sorry, but I thought this was the case because they compared what I think looks like a Locust to a Marauder (https://www.unitedstatescourts.org/federal/wawd/242820/1-0.html) ; which is crazy.

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #393 on: 20 September 2017, 07:25:59 »
Thats just HG being stupid

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #394 on: 22 September 2017, 23:44:13 »
Just throwing this out there any chance of getting the 1st gen protos resculpted?

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #395 on: 22 September 2017, 23:55:24 »
Might check, I am pretty sure some of them have been . . . I need to see about a Sunder myself.  I have the Avatar and IIRC it used the same legs as the Mad Dog, so that might have changed especially since the Mad Dog got a resculpt IIRC and you have the II, III and IV to chose from if you want to change the look of the legs to being beefier.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #396 on: 23 September 2017, 08:20:00 »
No protomech resculpts that I know of but I would like them!

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #397 on: 23 September 2017, 09:36:11 »
Sorry, my brain translated that as Omni for some reason.  Yeah, I would not expect the protos to ever be resculpted too small a market.  I am not sure if the Reavings have even been made, let alone the 3145 protos.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #398 on: 23 September 2017, 09:41:27 »
I am not sure if the Reavings have even been made, let alone the 3145 protos.
Some have been made, but not all.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #399 on: 23 September 2017, 10:06:03 »
unsculpted protos:

Erinyes (3075)
Minotaur XP (XTRO Clans)
Basilisk (Quad) (Reaving)
Hobgoblin (Reaving)
Minotaur P2 (Prototypes)
Satyr XP (Prototypes)
Hippogriff (3145 Mercs)

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #400 on: 23 September 2017, 11:21:55 »
Just throwing this out there any chance of getting the 1st gen protos resculpted?
What do you want changed?

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #401 on: 23 September 2017, 13:07:45 »
I would love the xp satyr another Minotaur and a varient sculpt of the delphyne and gorgon

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #402 on: 23 September 2017, 18:24:14 »
Satyr and Minotaur make sense, where's the art that would be used for the other two?
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #403 on: 23 September 2017, 21:16:09 »
That's the rub! How does new official art get made?

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #404 on: 23 September 2017, 21:33:16 »
That's the rub! How does new official art get made?

Lol, that's the million dollar question. And that's coming from someone with the title of freelance artist...

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #405 on: 24 September 2017, 01:46:43 »
Well first.... Somebody needs to get really really drunk and play with some ugly minis.
Then they drink some more and make a call to commission new art, followed by much passing out.
Week later new art shows up for the ugly mini that got even uglier after heavy drinking.
After that it gets past on to IWM with a note not to get drunk and look at the original.
Curiosity sets in so more drinking, mold gets ordered, more passing out.
New mini gets released and no one remembers what happened. #P

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #406 on: 24 September 2017, 16:15:26 »
Well first.... Somebody needs to get really really drunk and play with some ugly minis.
Then they drink some more and make a call to commission new art, followed by much passing out.
Week later new art shows up for the ugly mini that got even uglier after heavy drinking.
After that it gets past on to IWM with a note not to get drunk and look at the original.
Curiosity sets in so more drinking, mold gets ordered, more passing out.
New mini gets released and no one remembers what happened. #P

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #407 on: 24 September 2017, 16:32:30 »
That's the rub! How does new official art get made?

Typically art is done in conjunction with a new product. We would need a book or PDF that had protos in them. Note: typically the small PDF products use previous art. That isn't always true but typical. Art is expensive.

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #408 on: 26 September 2017, 12:56:55 »
Assuming a radical revision on the appearance isn't what you're after, I think the biggest obstacle is that the original sculpts don't lend themselves to modification. Specifically thinking of the Gorgon here, where I prefer both the 2 and 3 variants over the base model. Pulling off the LRM-10 would be no small task, and I'd be inclined to resculpt over modify for the amount of work that would go in and the uncertainty of what would be left of the torso. Then it's a question of cost versus sales to justify it. Protos clearly aren't everyone's cup of tea, and trying for a subset of a subset isn't going to generate much buzz.

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #409 on: 26 September 2017, 13:13:31 »
Assuming a radical revision on the appearance isn't what you're after, I think the biggest obstacle is that the original sculpts don't lend themselves to modification. Specifically thinking of the Gorgon here, where I prefer both the 2 and 3 variants over the base model.
I had the same thoughts. Years ago, I had tried to modify a Gorgon, it didn't work out
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #410 on: 26 September 2017, 20:33:43 »
Assuming a radical revision on the appearance isn't what you're after, I think the biggest obstacle is that the original sculpts don't lend themselves to modification. Specifically thinking of the Gorgon here, where I prefer both the 2 and 3 variants over the base model. Pulling off the LRM-10 would be no small task, and I'd be inclined to resculpt over modify for the amount of work that would go in and the uncertainty of what would be left of the torso. Then it's a question of cost versus sales to justify it. Protos clearly aren't everyone's cup of tea, and trying for a subset of a subset isn't going to generate much buzz.

I wonder how much of that was because of the divise nature of the first gen sculpts. I think the sprite and the procyon quad are great examples of good looking protos. Procyon quad has the animal look without being too over board but the sprite I think nails an almost alien look.
I will keep beating this drum!

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #411 on: 27 September 2017, 04:22:33 »
I wonder how much of that was because of the divise nature of the first gen sculpts. I think the sprite and the procyon quad are great examples of good looking protos. Procyon quad has the animal look without being too over board but the sprite I think nails an almost alien look.
I will keep beating this drum!
Well, the Sprite is without a doubt a fantastic looking miniature, a very detailed sculpt, nicely scaled and a joy to paint. However, I can't remember ever seeing a painted Sprite except the one I did for the IWM website ...  :-\

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #412 on: 27 September 2017, 19:56:11 »
I am working on that! Mine is currently being shipped