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Cougar Resculpt?
« on: 03 February 2011, 13:04:27 »
Has there been any talk or interest in a re-sculpt of the Cougar?  Possibly using elements from the re-sculpted Adder and making its variants available.

Second question:  What was the cost of commissioning a 'Mech?  $800?  And didn't you get some IWM stuff in return?

 
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Re: Cougar Resculpt?
« Reply #1 on: 03 February 2011, 13:07:03 »
It is somewhere in the $800 range and you get store credit for that. However, all new fan finance projects have been put on hold until the backlog of fan projects can be whittled down.

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Re: Cougar Resculpt?
« Reply #2 on: 03 February 2011, 13:33:30 »
can i ask what you find wrong with the current cougar sculpt? i think its one of the few IWM minis i didn't really have many problems with
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Re: Cougar Resculpt?
« Reply #3 on: 03 February 2011, 15:51:37 »
It is alright.  I guess I just would like to see it scaled up to current Omni sizes and some how integrate the varients.  Up sizing would make it so more detail could be show so the arms could be better quality than the old Adder arms.  Making the cockpit look more like a cockpit would be nice.

I don't really see it as a 'Mech that must be redone, but I was just wondering if any one else had thought about it.  The old one just reused a lot of the Adder parts whereas a re-sculpt could make it its own 'Mech. 

Cavingjan, thank for the info.
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Re: Cougar Resculpt?
« Reply #4 on: 04 February 2011, 10:39:14 »
the biggest problem with integrating variants into second and third generation Omnimechs (in terms of appearance in TRO's not canon) is that they do not share the same basic arcitechture that the original 3050 Omni's do.  while in many cases I believe it can be fudged (particularly with the 3055 Wolf Omnis or the upcoming Woodsman) some designs are too far gone from the 3050 norm to integrate them into the current line of Omnimech parts.

in the case of the Cougar, the if you can figure out how to get it to accommodate Twin LRM 10s, twin LRM 20s, and Twin SRM 4s, all mounted in side torsos then all the other weapons are in the arms, and a resculpt MIGHT be made to accommodate Light Omni Arm parts in the mold of an Uller/Adder
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Re: Cougar Resculpt?
« Reply #5 on: 07 February 2011, 10:21:15 »
Or you could replace the arms with those from the resculpt Adder.
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Re: Cougar Resculpt?
« Reply #6 on: 07 February 2011, 10:29:49 »
WOAH, first i've heard of an upcoming woodsman...nice.
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Re: Cougar Resculpt?
« Reply #7 on: 07 February 2011, 12:00:57 »
Wackrabbit, I think that's what I'll probably do.  I just wanted to see if anyone had financed a re-sculpt before I buy a bunch of Cougs and parts and start kitbashing. 

JP, yeah, I realize that and that was why I was wondering about the re-sculpt.  Like I said above, I wanted to ask, before kitbashing a ton.

Thanks for your help everyone. 
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Re: Cougar Resculpt?
« Reply #8 on: 07 February 2011, 12:48:25 »
Hey JT, if you need some help let me know. Matter of fact I'll do varient for you,let me know which one
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Re: Cougar Resculpt?
« Reply #9 on: 07 February 2011, 14:09:44 »
Wackrabbit, I think that's what I'll probably do.  I just wanted to see if anyone had financed a re-sculpt before I buy a bunch of Cougs and parts and start kitbashing. 

JP, yeah, I realize that and that was why I was wondering about the re-sculpt.  Like I said above, I wanted to ask, before kitbashing a ton.

Thanks for your help everyone.

You're welcome. It may be a while before too many resculpts get done. the poll they had went with the Highlander.
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Re: Cougar Resculpt?
« Reply #10 on: 09 February 2011, 02:08:29 »
A Highlander resculpt? That's excellent!

It's about time it got a facelift.
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Re: Cougar Resculpt?
« Reply #11 on: 09 February 2011, 09:53:30 »
There are a few that need facelifts. The highlander I scratch my head at tho,seems ok to me unless they are going to make it more dynamic and bring it to the size of other mechs its weight class.

 For me I just think that a lot of them either need the molds redone or better QC.
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