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What gets resculpted
« on: 17 August 2017, 11:20:20 »
Is this randomly chosen or are there any polls where people can ask for resculpts? By the way will we see resculpts for older mechs like the Awesome or the Javeline?

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #1 on: 17 August 2017, 11:22:47 »
Unless you're talking about Fan Financing, I believe it is a purely internal IWM decision. I highly doubt it's made at random.
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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #2 on: 17 August 2017, 12:12:23 »
The latest resculpts (the Cougar and Uziel) were at the request of Catalyst directly.

Fan Finance resculpts are at the whim and fancy of either the fans, or the sculptor (assuming the fans are a fan of the sculpt).

Some of the other resculpts (Centurion, Chimera) were sculptor projects (well, my projects) that were pitched to and accepted by IWM.  Due to changes in policy, you'll probably see those only as fan finance in the future.

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #3 on: 17 August 2017, 13:19:50 »
By the way will we see resculpts for older mechs like the Awesome or the Javeline?
Those were resculpted once already, a while back. What I think you should ask is if they are getting updated art that would justify a new sculpt. The new boxed set is supposed to contain a new Awesome sculpt, I believe with updated artwork.
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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #4 on: 17 August 2017, 13:39:09 »
The latest resculpts (the Cougar and Uziel) were at the request of Catalyst directly caused by the collective will and dreams of a thousand gamers finally made manifest.

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #5 on: 21 August 2017, 17:44:31 »
Thanks @ all for the heads up O0

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #6 on: 21 August 2017, 23:11:48 »
Since the Catapult, Awesome, and Commando are getting new art and sculpts I would hope that between now and the next set of cons in 2018 more of the old dated 3025 units will get new updated art/sculpts as well.

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #7 on: 23 August 2017, 07:02:55 »
Since the Catapult, Awesome, and Commando are getting new art and sculpts I would hope that between now and the next set of cons in 2018 more of the old dated 3025 units will get new updated art/sculpts as well.

According to what I saw in the Gencon thread I also hope for more 3025 resculpts ^-^

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #8 on: 23 August 2017, 07:36:24 »
If at all, they'll probably be done on a need-to basis. That will require products that prominently features those designs. There's probably an iconic-ness ranking you could apply to the old units that would anticipate the likelihood of a makeover (i.e. don't hold your breath for the Hornet to get the cover-girl treatment)

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #9 on: 23 August 2017, 14:43:50 »
For the most part, variants will full art are prioritized over straight resculpts.  Hence the Zeus X4 or the new Marauder variants (or even the older Warhammer 8k).

So, for example (just an example, this is not in the works or anything) I'd expect to see a primitive Dervish long before we see a Dervish resculpt.

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #10 on: 23 August 2017, 15:03:31 »
Wait- does this mean there's a chance of the Crusader with the plasma rifles?

Because I don't have kids, but I'll go knock up the better half just so I have a firstborn to give away to make that happen.  >:D
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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #11 on: 23 August 2017, 15:12:06 »
And now that the universe knows that Plasma Cruds mean an increased chance of HellbSpawn...
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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #12 on: 23 August 2017, 16:30:03 »
Wait- does this mean there's a chance of the Crusader with the plasma rifles?

I suggested that a couple years back, but it got bumped from the schedule and hasn't resurfaced. Get rid of the tiny waist/ gigantic forearms combination for something more balanced, and overall offer a completely different feel for the Crusader. It's not impossible, but again, I haven't heard anything to suggest it's likely either.

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #13 on: 23 August 2017, 23:44:45 »
I actually really like the Crusader, it just reeeeeeally needs someone to re-do the fists so they're less fiddly, and could do (like 99% of 'Mechs) with not being stuck on a base to start.
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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #14 on: 24 August 2017, 12:42:21 »
Wait- does this mean there's a chance of the Crusader with the plasma rifles?

Because I don't have kids, but I'll go knock up the better half just so I have a firstborn to give away to make that happen.  >:D

Me, if this was Fan-funded, I would throw money at it to fund it, and replace my old (poorly) converted one for my 3145 Magistracy Cavaliers company.

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« Reply #15 on: 24 August 2017, 13:05:57 »
If you or a small group were able to put up the funds, I imagine there wouldn't be too much resistance to having it done through FF. The trouble comes when too many people want different things and there isn't enough support behind any one project to make it happen.

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« Reply #16 on: 24 August 2017, 15:38:28 »
If you or a small group were able to put up the funds, I imagine there wouldn't be too much resistance to having it done through FF. The trouble comes when too many people want different things and there isn't enough support behind any one project to make it happen.

Just put the LRMs into the shoulder pad launchers and we are done with the thick forearms

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #17 on: 24 August 2017, 17:08:09 »
If you or a small group were able to put up the funds, I imagine there wouldn't be too much resistance to having it done through FF. The trouble comes when too many people want different things and there isn't enough support behind any one project to make it happen.

Cool possibility. If anyone gets this Crusader rolling, count me in to help with funds.

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #18 on: 24 August 2017, 21:00:56 »
Just put the LRMs into the shoulder pad launchers and we are done with the thick forearms

The thick forearms are honestly part of why I like the Phoenix Crusader so much.  The hands are just bad.
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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #19 on: 24 August 2017, 22:59:44 »
Just put the LRMs into the shoulder pad launchers and we are done with the thick forearms

Well, sure, but since we're talking about the PP Crusader, the MRMs are where they're supposed to be. With art for the -8L in TRO3085, its MMLs would still be located in the forearms on a new sculpt.

Cool possibility. If anyone gets this Crusader rolling, count me in to help with funds.

Now you just need someone to take the lead, figure out how much interested individuals are willing to contribute, and talk to Speck to see if you can get something hammered out. You know, the usual hurdles.  :)

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #20 on: 25 August 2017, 07:07:26 »
Probably the first question is what needs scuplted? New arms only or complete sculpt.

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #21 on: 25 August 2017, 07:45:16 »
Probably the first question is what needs scuplted? New arms only or complete sculpt.

Assume everything needs to be sculpted, and scale down from there if need be.  IWM usually charges $800. 

Also, assume Psycho would be doing this sculpt because it would be amazing if Psycho took the turd that was the current Phoenix crusader and made it into a gem, like he always does.

For those interested, please see his other amazing mod work with the Rifleman X3, Mad Cat Mk II 4/5, the new Marauder Variants, the battle damaged Mortis, the Warhammer 8K and a whole slew of others...

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #22 on: 25 August 2017, 08:56:12 »
Wait, battle-damaged Mortis? Did I miss something?
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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #23 on: 25 August 2017, 10:07:20 »
Wait, battle-damaged Mortis? Did I miss something?

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #24 on: 25 August 2017, 10:55:52 »
Now you just need someone to take the lead, figure out how much interested individuals are willing to contribute, and talk to Speck to see if you can get something hammered out. You know, the usual hurdles.  :)

Indeed. Competent at organizing things I am not.  #P

Assume everything needs to be sculpted, and scale down from there if need be.  IWM usually charges $800. 

Also, assume Psycho would be doing this sculpt because it would be amazing if Psycho took the turd that was the current Phoenix crusader and made it into a gem, like he always does.

For those interested, please see his other amazing mod work with the Rifleman X3, Mad Cat Mk II 4/5, the new Marauder Variants, the battle damaged Mortis, the Warhammer 8K and a whole slew of others...

He did some amazing things with the above mentioned miniatures, so I think it'd be worth a major redo on the Crusader.

Would this have to go through the fan financing program with voting and all?

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #25 on: 25 August 2017, 11:28:57 »
Unless you privately organize a group or pony up $800 on your own, yes.

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #26 on: 25 August 2017, 16:12:40 »
Well, I did the WHM-8K. But yeah... Joel does brilliant work.
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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #27 on: 25 August 2017, 18:01:13 »
My wish right now is the linebacker, phantom, and pouncer get resculpted to match the 3050 omnis style, and maybe be able to use some of the extant omni parts.
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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #28 on: 25 August 2017, 18:53:16 »
Well, I did the WHM-8K. But yeah... Joel does brilliant work.

Wait. You did the 8K??? I didn't know that!!

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #29 on: 25 August 2017, 23:04:34 »
This is what happens when I don't check the thread for a little bit...  :))