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Re: 2016 Convention Specials
« Reply #30 on: 24 July 2016, 18:17:49 »
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Re: 2016 Convention Specials
« Reply #31 on: 24 July 2016, 22:33:44 »
The Orca looks solid.  I'm just sad it and the Trebaruna were not ready for Historicon*.


*Jim had mentioned the Orca when I asked him about it but wasn't optimistic it would be available by Gen Con.  Glad to hear for folks going that it will be.

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Re: 2016 Convention Specials
« Reply #32 on: 24 July 2016, 23:06:23 »
Does this mean that the new SHD will be gencon only, or is this just an early release?

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Re: 2016 Convention Specials
« Reply #33 on: 24 July 2016, 23:58:58 »
Early release (for time served in unseen hell) before general release in Q4 2016 (see this post and subsequent discussion)

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Re: 2016 Convention Specials
« Reply #34 on: 25 July 2016, 00:06:50 »
That Shad looks amazing!  O0

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Re: 2016 Convention Specials
« Reply #35 on: 25 July 2016, 01:55:49 »
Just wondering; will the Shadow Hawk come with any variant parts?
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Re: 2016 Convention Specials
« Reply #36 on: 25 July 2016, 08:15:58 »
Just wondering; will the Shadow Hawk come with any variant parts?

Not in itself; the -2K variant will be released as a separate blister.

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Re: 2016 Convention Specials
« Reply #37 on: 25 July 2016, 09:14:12 »
Take my money please!!!

Can't wait to get the Con.

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Re: 2016 Convention Specials
« Reply #38 on: 25 July 2016, 10:16:58 »
Not in itself; the -2K variant will be released as a separate blister.

Really? That is an amazing, unexpected bonus.  O0
The Shad mini is perfect... just what I would have asked for the NuSeen. Thank you IWM & co.



Based on the picture, it looks like it even shares the slightly-too-wide-for-a-hex-base stance of its unseen predecessor. ;D
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Re: 2016 Convention Specials
« Reply #39 on: 25 July 2016, 12:21:15 »
WOW look at that Shadow Hawk!  :o  That's an exceptional lineup of convention specials.

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Re: 2016 Convention Specials
« Reply #40 on: 25 July 2016, 12:37:43 »
Not in itself; the -2K variant will be released as a separate blister.

*dies*

I'm so happy! That's so awesome, thanks for letting us know.

EDIT: Ima build a lance around it
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Light Assault Group - An Orwellian appelation applied by the Draconis Combine to troops haphazardly equipped with whatever expendable equipment was lying around the maintenance yard, for the purpose of throwing their lives away for the greater glory of the Dragon, see also Human Bombs.

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Re: 2016 Convention Specials
« Reply #41 on: 25 July 2016, 18:00:07 »
Based on the picture, it looks like it even shares the slightly-too-wide-for-a-hex-base stance of its unseen predecessor. ;D
Even better, it appears the wide stance may be a choice. One leg is separate.
http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=53535.msg1237287#msg1237287

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Re: 2016 Convention Specials
« Reply #42 on: 25 July 2016, 18:14:31 »
Not in itself; the -2K variant will be released as a separate blister.

Just a hunch... this was the "reasons" you were alluding to as to the fiddliness of the SRM?  ;D If so, tres cool! O0

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Re: 2016 Convention Specials
« Reply #43 on: 25 July 2016, 20:07:47 »
Just a FYI...

Question everyone wants to know for those who can not make it to Gen Con, When will the convention specialists be available.

A few weeks after Gen Con, releasing to IWM Web store

- Orca OC-1X

- Trebaruna (Standing)

4th Quarter 2016, releasing to IWM Web store and Distribution for Lance Pack and Shadow Hawk SHD-2H

- Undead Lance Pack

- Shadow Hawk SHD-2H

- Limited Edition Trebaruna (Jumping)

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Re: 2016 Convention Specials
« Reply #44 on: 25 July 2016, 20:14:21 »
I just updated the first post with the pictures.

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Re: 2016 Convention Specials
« Reply #45 on: 26 July 2016, 12:12:01 »
Mmmmm...Tasty! I went from, "What am I going to do with a Cadaver and an Exhumer?" to, "I must find something to do with a Cadaver and an Exhumer!" I think all of these sculpts look pretty impressive in that they seems to very closely recreate the art while still looking good and well proportioned in 3D!

And that Mortis...there is a lot to digest in that picture. It LOOKS like there is some fairly detailed ground clutter cast into the base, and it looks like there is cast-in battle damage on the left torso and shoulder. There also looks like something is going on with that left leg around the thigh area, but I can't quite tell what. This seems like a much more 'cinematic' sculpt, for lack of a better word, than we usually see. It's got me pretty curious to see it in the flesh. By see, I of course mean, "Buy, if there are any left when I get to the exhibit hall!"

I think I like the look for the 'stomach' without the RL10 on the original a little better, but I admit I found it odd that there wast even really a hint of one in the -1A sculpt. Also, with the angle of the picture on IWM's site, the new Mortis has a...very happy pelvis. Seriously, all I can see is a smiley face down there! Anyway, minor silly comments aside, I am diggin' the new Mortis. I think it is my favorite of the three.

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Re: 2016 Convention Specials
« Reply #46 on: 26 July 2016, 13:56:55 »
Just a hunch... this was the "reasons" you were alluding to as to the fiddliness of the SRM?  ;D If so, tres cool! O0

Yes. A very tight deadline to get it in time for GenCon meant not having time to create a second torso/head with the SRM attached. Hopefully it won't be a big deal once everything is cast and packaged. I'm not someone who wants extra little bits for no reason, so it wasn't something I'd have preferred. OTOH, getting some out and into people's hands at GenCon is a win for both IWM and CGL, making that concession much easier to swallow.

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Re: 2016 Convention Specials
« Reply #47 on: 26 July 2016, 23:14:36 »
Mmmmm...Tasty! I went from, "What am I going to do with a Cadaver and an Exhumer?" to, "I must find something to do with a Cadaver and an Exhumer!" I think all of these sculpts look pretty impressive in that they seems to very closely recreate the art while still looking good and well proportioned in 3D!

And that Mortis...there is a lot to digest in that picture. It LOOKS like there is some fairly detailed ground clutter cast into the base, and it looks like there is cast-in battle damage on the left torso and shoulder. There also looks like something is going on with that left leg around the thigh area, but I can't quite tell what. This seems like a much more 'cinematic' sculpt, for lack of a better word, than we usually see. It's got me pretty curious to see it in the flesh. By see, I of course mean, "Buy, if there are any left when I get to the exhibit hall!"

I think I like the look for the 'stomach' without the RL10 on the original a little better, but I admit I found it odd that there wast even really a hint of one in the -1A sculpt. Also, with the angle of the picture on IWM's site, the new Mortis has a...very happy pelvis. Seriously, all I can see is a smiley face down there! Anyway, minor silly comments aside, I am diggin' the new Mortis. I think it is my favorite of the three.

I found it easier to find ways to use the Cadaver (AS + FWL availability) than the Exhumer and Gravedigger, but that's going to come down to preference in play and faction. What I really had to do is go back to the picture and figure out why the Mortis' pelvis looked "happy"... now that I've seen it, I can't un-see it!  ;D It was a challenge to do something with it beyond the basic weapons swap. Hopefully most of the detail survived casting well and will inspire people to have fun painting it up. Attached are a few pics that may help shed some light on what all is going on.

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Re: 2016 Convention Specials
« Reply #48 on: 26 July 2016, 23:28:18 »
Yes, from what I could tell the vast majority of your detail work survived into the master copy I got. Its now in my brothers hands to paint it up. I know he has the Orca almost done and he gave me the Black Knight Red Reaper already.

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Re: 2016 Convention Specials
« Reply #49 on: 27 July 2016, 02:24:17 »
and he gave me the Black Knight Red Reaper already.


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Re: 2016 Convention Specials
« Reply #50 on: 27 July 2016, 21:45:21 »
Just a FYI, I added the Shadow Hawk SHD-2K Variant - $13.50 to the first post and on the article about it on IWM website.

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Re: 2016 Convention Specials
« Reply #51 on: 28 July 2016, 07:38:06 »
Just a FYI, I added the Shadow Hawk SHD-2K Variant - $13.50 to the first post and on the article about it on IWM website.

So the -2K will be available at Gencon too?

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Re: 2016 Convention Specials
« Reply #52 on: 28 July 2016, 09:22:12 »
So the -2K will be available at Gencon too?

The awesome BT surprises just keep rolling in. I'm looking forward to next week!  O0

Yes it will be there at the show.

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Re: 2016 Convention Specials
« Reply #53 on: 28 July 2016, 17:58:13 »
Yes it will be there at the show.
Hey Speck, two questions for you:
1. Were you at Historicon personally, doing inventory on Sunday?
2. Was the Shadow Hawk there in any other form than the primitive?

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Re: 2016 Convention Specials
« Reply #54 on: 28 July 2016, 20:50:59 »
Hey Speck, two questions for you:
1. Were you at Historicon personally, doing inventory on Sunday?
2. Was the Shadow Hawk there in any other form than the primitive?

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Yes I was at Historicon. The only shadow hawk there besides the reseen is the primitive.

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Re: 2016 Convention Specials
« Reply #55 on: 28 July 2016, 21:14:42 »
Yes I was at Historicon. The only shadow hawk there besides the reseen is the primitive.
Then it was likely you I asked to point out the primitive Griffin on Sunday.  Wish I'd know; I'd would have thanked you in person for the great information you've provided on this site particularly over that last couple of years.  Also, I'm glad I didn't miss out on the new release SHD.  Thanks.

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Re: 2016 Convention Specials
« Reply #56 on: 08 August 2016, 11:30:11 »
Hey Speck,

Any chance of some hi-res photos of the IWM display?

Thanks!