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Title: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: speck on 07 April 2019, 10:26:43
This is the Funding thread for New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis and it needs $1000.00 to be Funded.

Current Funding amount is $1000.00 and is funded.

The funding will be going towards 15 new production molds for the 40 OOP 25mm Mechwarrior minis, we would be doing 3 molds per faction group. So two molds will have 3 models in and the third will have 2 models in. If this is successfully funded these minis will be available individually through IWM online store as a Online Exclusive similar to the old Battletroop figures that are still available.

Please see the quote from Cazaril post with image of all 40 of the figures and grouped by faction.

Like many others, I regret not having purchased the 25mm Mechwarrior figures in the past. For those who don't even know what they all look like, here are some pictures (sorry they aren't the greatest, but they aren't completely horrible either  ;) ). I believe it is complete (minus the Elemental which I believe is still for sale).. They come from Ral Partha's 1992 catalog.

Anyway, here they are.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-RkjwcBb/0/O/i-RkjwcBb.jpg)

20-900 => Steiner MechWarriors (3)
20-901 => Steiner Ground Troopers (3)
20-902 => Steiner Aerospace Pilot
20-903 => Steiner Security Guard

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-J8X5xft/0/O/i-J8X5xft.jpg)

20-920 => Kurita MechWarriors (3)
20-921 => Kurita Ground Troopers (3)
20-922 => Special Forces - Kurita Death Squad Assassin
20-923 => Kurita Mech Tech

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-nGZ6NVz/0/O/i-nGZ6NVz.jpg)

20-940 => Liao MechWarriors (3)
20-941 => Liao Troopers (3)
20-942 => Liao Death Commando
20-943 => Liao Aerospace Pilot

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-PpPm3M4/0/O/i-PpPm3M4.jpg)

20-960 => Marik MechWarriors (3)
20-961 => Marik Ground Troopers (3)
20-962 => Marik Security Guard
20-963 => Marik Dropship Crewman

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZJKCjMR/0/O/i-ZJKCjMR.jpg)

20-980 => Davion MechWarriors (3)
20-981 => Davion Ground Troopers (3)
20-982 => Davion Aerospace Pilot
20-983 => Davion Jumpship Crewman

And while I'm at it... What is the latest on seeing them come back?

Caz
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis
Post by: abou on 07 April 2019, 10:49:19
Kickin'!

Speck, what are the chances of seeing some of the stuff from the BattleTroops boxset as well?

I am willing to put forward $200 for this.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis
Post by: CranstonSnord on 07 April 2019, 10:53:17
I'll do $100.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis
Post by: speck on 07 April 2019, 10:55:12
Kickin'!

Speck, what are the chances of seeing some of the stuff from the BattleTroops boxset as well?

I am willing to put forward $200 for this.

You mean these Battletroops Category (http://ironwindmetals.com/store/index.php?cPath=16_44_245)
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis
Post by: abou on 07 April 2019, 10:57:11
You mean these Battletroops Category (http://ironwindmetals.com/store/index.php?cPath=16_44_245)
Oh! I didn't know they were already archived. Well, guess I know what I am getting with my order of hex bases. Thanks, Speck!
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis
Post by: csentman on 07 April 2019, 11:00:41
Excellent!

I will do $200.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis
Post by: olaughlj on 07 April 2019, 11:11:38
I am also down for $100
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis
Post by: Mindwiper on 07 April 2019, 11:31:45
What a joke.
It's 2019. Use the money to produce miniatures who could challenge other modern miniature ranges.

But uhhh everything for the 10-100 40-50+ year old fanboys from back in the days.

Show it to the Millenials and they will laugh hard and are right to do so.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis
Post by: Mwenski on 07 April 2019, 11:37:52
I'll go $100
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis
Post by: speck on 07 April 2019, 11:40:11
What a joke.
It's 2019. Use the money to produce miniatures who could challenge other modern miniature ranges.

But uhhh everything for the 10-100 40-50+ year old fanboys from back in the days.

Show it to the Millenials and they will laugh hard and are right to do so.

There have been many people asking to have these 40 figures available again. That is way this is happening. If you do not want them that is fine. New Mechwarrior figures would be great to do, but humanoid figure are still expensive to sculpt. We might get 1 or 3 for the cost of having new molds for these 40 OOP figures done.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis
Post by: Fear Factory on 07 April 2019, 12:07:52
What a joke.
It's 2019. Use the money to produce miniatures who could challenge other modern miniature ranges.

But uhhh everything for the 10-100 40-50+ year old fanboys from back in the days.

Show it to the Millenials and they will laugh hard and are right to do so.

A joke to you. As a millennial, at (almost) 34 years old, I disagree with your statement. I own a Kurita BattleTroops set and they look great.

I might toss in some money at this.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis
Post by: beachhead1985 on 07 April 2019, 12:24:24
So we need another 300, right?
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis
Post by: crusader523 on 07 April 2019, 13:05:35
Put me down for 100 please
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis
Post by: Spaceman on 07 April 2019, 13:20:16
I'll be down for $50.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis
Post by: Cache on 07 April 2019, 14:01:00
What a joke.
...
Show it to the Millenials and they will laugh hard and are right to do so.
Those who have no concept of production cost or monetary value would do so. Those of us who do are smiling at the opportunity presented to us.

I'm in for $100.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis
Post by: speck on 07 April 2019, 15:09:38
So we need another 300, right?

$50 is left right now.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 07 April 2019, 15:12:52
I'll go $50
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: speck on 07 April 2019, 15:21:57
I will try to get PM’s out tonight if I get home early enough. Otherwise it will happen tomorrow after work.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: beachhead1985 on 07 April 2019, 15:40:13
Well done folks.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: Sartris on 07 April 2019, 16:54:26
Killed it before I could chip in. I’ll save it for the next one
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis
Post by: Valkerie on 07 April 2019, 17:38:12
What a joke.
It's 2019. Use the money to produce miniatures who could challenge other modern miniature ranges.

But uhhh everything for the 10-100 40-50+ year old fanboys from back in the days.

Show it to the Millenials and they will laugh hard and are right to do so.

So far all the millennial Battletech fans I know are cool with them.  And seems like those here are as well. :thumbsup:

Speck, thank you for getting this done! :clap:
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: Minnow on 08 April 2019, 16:16:39
Well that was fast. Well done everyone. It will be awesome to have these available again.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: abou on 10 April 2019, 12:39:39
Hey Speck, what do you think the timeline would be for these to be out in production? It would be neat to see them in time for GenCon even though I wouldn't be going.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: speck on 10 April 2019, 16:25:23
Hey Speck, what do you think the timeline would be for these to be out in production? It would be neat to see them in time for GenCon even though I wouldn't be going.

Can’t give any timeline right now. Going to get PM out tonight to start process of collecting the money. Once collect I can let Mike know it’s good to start fitting the work in.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: speck on 10 April 2019, 20:02:54
PM messages have been sent out.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: crusader523 on 10 April 2019, 22:04:18
Paid
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: speck on 14 April 2019, 15:12:07
Just have a few people left to get payment from and then I can give Mike the green light. Stay tuned.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: Spaceman on 14 April 2019, 21:12:33
I'll be able to pay on Tuesday.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: Mwenski on 14 April 2019, 22:41:13
I paid! Thanks!
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: Spaceman on 16 April 2019, 15:53:07
Paid.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: speck on 22 April 2019, 21:36:57
All of the fund are in and I have let Mike know to fit them into the molding schedule.

I will have the vouchers out this week.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: Kovax on 24 April 2019, 12:34:25
Incredible.  I check the 25mm MechWarrior mini thread about once a month, and no progress, no progress, no progress, and then suddenly it's up for fan funding and fully funded in just a matter of days.  I'm impressed.  Guess I know what I'll be buying in a few months when these go into production.

I've already got a Davion infantry platoon, and at least half a box worth of Kurita troopers for a small infantry skirmish, but never had any Mechwarriors, pilots, or other appropriate figures to set up a good RPG scenario without "questionable" substitutions using fantasy figures ("Why does the military liason officer look like some kind of hide-wearing barbarian with an axe?").  This thread is excellent news.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: Juodas Varnas on 24 April 2019, 12:48:47
("Why does the military liason officer look like some kind of hide-wearing barbarian with an axe?").
I don't know man, sounds pretty accurate to the uniforms in Battletech to me.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: dgorsman on 24 April 2019, 13:06:47
Casual Fridays in rhetoric FRR military.   :P
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: abou on 25 April 2019, 13:33:55
All of the fund are in and I have let Mike know to fit them into the molding schedule.

I will have the vouchers out this week.
Maybe you can answer this question, Speck, but if not I understand.

I'm not so much asking on when these will be released (unless you know the mold schedule and can guess), but more what is the game plan. Are we looking at one massive release in a single quarter or spread out across multiple quarters?
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: Kovax on 26 April 2019, 16:13:51
Personal opinion, perhaps, but it would seem to me that the various Mechwarriors (some with neurohelmets) would be a hot seller for RPGs, either for player characters or NPCs trying to get to their 'Mechs, or for ejected pilots trying to evade death or capture at the hands of enemy infantry on an active battlefield.  The other factions' ground troops (besides Davion and Kurita, who already have infantry sets) might be second most useful, and the various techs, security guards, etc., third.

Of course, different players will have different ideas for games they'd like to run, so I could be totally wrong.  It might be interesting to see which of those figures would draw the most interest.

To weigh in on a couple of earlier comments, the sculpts are reasonably good enough to still fit into a relatively modern game, but not at the high end in quality.  Basically, they're more than adequate for almost all purposes besides painting competitions, and I don't think we could expect to see IWM pay to have anything better sculpted in any reasonable timeframe, if ever.  I'll take "good", if I can't have "great", because it beats having "nothing".
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: Spaceman on 08 May 2019, 11:02:27
Did the vouchers get sent out yet? I'm just wondering if I missed it in my email.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: CranstonSnord on 08 May 2019, 14:13:41
I haven't gotten the voucher yet either, so I think Speck has just been busy.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: speck on 08 May 2019, 19:18:36
On my list to get done.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: speck on 12 May 2019, 10:10:00
Credit vouchers have been sent out.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: Ian Wagner on 16 May 2019, 09:22:54
Where can I find the link to get in on dropping funds on this?
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: CranstonSnord on 16 May 2019, 09:52:04
The 'fan funding' part is already completed. Now we just have to wait for IWM to slot them into the production schedule. Don't expect them to be available until after Gen Con, at least...
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: Ian Wagner on 20 May 2019, 17:05:37
The 'fan funding' part is already completed. Now we just have to wait for IWM to slot them into the production schedule. Don't expect them to be available until after Gen Con, at least...

Darn.  Barring getting in on the funding cycle the fallback was to pick them up during my GenCon yearly visit to the Brick'n'Mortar location.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 20 May 2019, 17:56:27
Darn.  Barring getting in on the funding cycle the fallback was to pick them up during my GenCon yearly visit to the Brick'n'Mortar location.

Fan Funding is just members of the community putting the money together to get a mini or minis into production.  Once that's done, anyone can buy them - though they're generally only available via the website and cons.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: speck on 14 June 2019, 11:39:20
I had to wait until they actually arrived yesterday at Origins but all of the Mechwarrior figure molds are done and we have at the show. For the Conventions this summer we are selling them by the faction in a blister. So each blister has all of that faction models in it. I will have images after Origins.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: abou on 14 June 2019, 19:35:43
Oh snap, so you guys didn't wait at all to get them produced. Now it is just a matter of waiting for the web release.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: Valkerie on 14 June 2019, 23:07:57
Awesome!! 8)  Big thanks to you Speck and everyone at IWM! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: CranstonSnord on 15 June 2019, 21:49:04
I picked up all 5 sets today. All 40 figures have crisp details, and mold lines are very fine and will require a minute at most to clean. One Liao figure and one Davion figure have heavier mold lines along arms and legs, and should require about 5 minutes of file work. All in all, very nice work.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: abou on 15 June 2019, 23:35:11
I picked up all 5 sets today. All 40 figures have crisp details, and mold lines are very fine and will require a minute at most to clean. One Liao figure and one Davion figure have heavier mold lines along arms and legs, and should require about 5 minutes of file work. All in all, very nice work.
Are photos possible? What kind of blisters are they in?
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: speck on 16 June 2019, 12:09:04
Are photos possible? What kind of blisters are they in?

After Origins images will be up.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: abou on 21 June 2019, 11:29:21
Hey Speck, any chance for those images? I don't mean to come across as thirsty, but... I am thirsty.

I get it that you are busy though. So just tell me to cool it if you don't have time yet.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: CranstonSnord on 05 July 2019, 15:51:34
Here are mine.
The first 4 Davion:
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: CranstonSnord on 05 July 2019, 15:52:16
The last 4 Davion:
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: CranstonSnord on 05 July 2019, 15:53:33
Kurita:
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: CranstonSnord on 05 July 2019, 15:54:44
Remaining Kurita:
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: CranstonSnord on 05 July 2019, 15:55:23
Liao:
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: CranstonSnord on 05 July 2019, 15:55:59
Liao:
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: CranstonSnord on 05 July 2019, 15:56:43
Marik:
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: CranstonSnord on 05 July 2019, 15:57:19
Marik:
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: CranstonSnord on 05 July 2019, 15:59:09
Steiner:
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: CranstonSnord on 05 July 2019, 15:59:46
Remaining Steiner:
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: Daryk on 05 July 2019, 16:00:31
What's with the Liao crossbow? ???
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: Sartris on 05 July 2019, 16:11:01
times were tough after the 4th war
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: Empyrus on 05 July 2019, 16:13:46
times were tough after the 4th war
;D :D

What's with the Liao crossbow? ???
I'd assume the figure is a commando. A crossbow is relatively silent, but can also fire stuff like transmitters or grappling hooks.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: Daryk on 05 July 2019, 16:36:25
Both good answers!  8)
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: Cache on 05 July 2019, 18:14:03
What's with the Liao crossbow? ???
Ask this guy...

(https://cfw.sarna.net/wiki/images/2/26/Liaouniform3025deathcommando.png?timestamp=20101025204526)
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: Daryk on 05 July 2019, 18:25:15
That's an even better question!  :D
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: Sartris on 05 July 2019, 18:28:56
"When I complained about the crossbow, the Lance Sergeant informed me that the militia on Wei had to use slings with manure as ammunition so I should count myself lucky"
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: Daryk on 05 July 2019, 18:33:33
LOL!  ;D
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: Empyrus on 05 July 2019, 18:36:22
What Johnson says in Halo 2 came to mind from that:
"When I joined the Corps, we didn't have any fancy-shmancy tanks. We had sticks! Two sticks, and a rock for the whole platoon - and we had to share the rock! Buck up, boy, you're one very lucky Marine!"
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: dgorsman on 05 July 2019, 19:41:04
"LRRP?  I thought the message said 'LARP'.  My bad."
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: abou on 07 July 2019, 12:22:11
Definitely looking forward to seeing them up on the IWM site.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: cypher226 on 16 July 2019, 08:56:09
What's with the Liao crossbow? ???

Interestingly, there are reports of Chinese SF using crossbows in the field; they're as silent as they ever were (quieter than a suppressed weapon) and with modern materials to make them, possibly even more deadly.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: Daryk on 16 July 2019, 08:57:53
Rate of fire is still pretty low, though.  Give me a silenced firearm any day.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: speck on 27 July 2019, 13:29:01
I have images up linked off of the Gencon announcement article on IWM website. After Gencon they will be released individually on the website.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: Seawolf2037 on 29 July 2019, 21:02:13
So looking forward to these.
Title: Re: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!
Post by: speck on 17 August 2019, 13:48:44
Released so I am locking this thread.