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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #690 on: 06 June 2018, 23:27:47 »
There's a number of mechs from that era that could use a resculpt.

The Gunslinger, Lineholder, Penetrator, Kingfisher, Phantom... heck, pretty much everything from 3055 and 3058 that hasn't already gotten a resculpt.

I am jonsing for a phantom and linebacker that is semi compatable with the 3050 omni parts.

Not so much the pouncer cause i prefer the cougar, but i also won’t say no
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #691 on: 07 June 2018, 00:53:34 »
Lineholder?  The mech is fine . . . ?
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #692 on: 07 June 2018, 01:29:20 »
I think it could use a larger, better detailed, and more poseable sculpt.

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #693 on: 07 June 2018, 08:49:09 »
eh, I really wonder how many people have one however . . . I have one b/c it was one of the in stock minis the store had when I started buying them and I recognized it from TRO3058.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #694 on: 07 June 2018, 14:41:52 »

A linebacker using 3055U art could convince me to actually buy one.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #695 on: 07 June 2018, 14:49:07 »
Yeah, the current Linebacker mini looks like it's been chibified.

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #696 on: 07 June 2018, 15:00:45 »
It DOES look a bit more like a Dropship with arms considering its overall shape . . . but I am not sure its really that far off from the art.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #697 on: 08 June 2018, 10:14:43 »
At the very least, a buddy of mine keeps asking when things open up again so he can solo-fund a resculpt Hollander. And before you ask, proxying and good enough are never things with him, so the Hollander III is not a solution.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #698 on: 08 June 2018, 12:46:31 »
There's a number of mechs from that era that could use a resculpt.

The Gunslinger, Lineholder, Penetrator, Kingfisher, Phantom... heck, pretty much everything from 3055 and 3058 that hasn't already gotten a resculpt.

A Gunslinger resculpt could convince me to throw money at a fan funding. Especially since it would go well in a C3 Command Lance I'm pondering for the RotS...

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #699 on: 08 June 2018, 16:08:46 »
I put Nova Cat legs on the body of a linebacker. Looks so much better!

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #700 on: 08 June 2018, 20:30:58 »
I am jonsing for a phantom and linebacker that is semi compatable with the 3050 omni parts.

Not so much the pouncer cause i prefer the cougar, but i also won’t say no

I 2nd the kingfisher!

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #701 on: 08 June 2018, 21:05:31 »
At the very least, a buddy of mine keeps asking when things open up again so he can solo-fund a resculpt Hollander. And before you ask, proxying and good enough are never things with him, so the Hollander III is not a solution.

What's the problem with the Hollander? OK, I often do use a smaller gun, but ...
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #702 on: 08 June 2018, 21:08:56 »
What's the problem with the Hollander? OK, I often do use a smaller gun, but ...

If you want to use a smaller gun, then the problem is you, not the Hollander.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #703 on: 08 June 2018, 21:53:49 »
I'd like it if the Hollander mini was a bit smaller. It always felt oversized to me.

EDIT: Though now that I think about it, that might actually be the Caeser's fault. Ever since I read that the two mechs use the same model gauss gun, I've felt like that the hollander was just too big.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #704 on: 08 June 2018, 23:41:22 »
Yeah, size was his issue. This is also the guy that kitbashed a Dart into a Scarabus because that was too big, and created a 50-ton mech that he would use if gee ever wanted to use a normal Scarabus in a game(this was before any balancing system), because there was no way he'd allow a mini that big to represent a light mech.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #705 on: 08 June 2018, 23:53:19 »
Yeah, relative scale has been an IWM issue since ever. Stalker anyone? I'm always feeling I should use it as the 75 ton Stalker version instead of the assault. 🤣 the newer sculpts look amazing, especially the primitives! But even those have scaling issues. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Primitave Thunderbolt, but that beast could wrestle a Battlemaster and make it cry!! 😂
Easy solution is to just resign ALL of them to more modern style and stricter standards, but that's WAY too expensive! Unless one of us is a closet Billionaire who can send CGL a check for 10 million dollars???
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #706 on: 09 June 2018, 17:18:05 »
Just got the new 3 in...and I've got to say...the Anzu & Mongoose Gunslinger look great! No time to assemble though
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #707 on: 09 June 2018, 17:43:52 »
Of COURSE they hit the shelves the week I can't go to the store... :bang:
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #708 on: 09 June 2018, 18:06:48 »
You and me both.

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #709 on: 09 June 2018, 21:17:04 »
pretty sure the distributors who ship product to my FLGS are sloths like that one playing pictionary in the geico commercial. i may see my preorder by july 1

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #710 on: 09 June 2018, 23:15:16 »
I will probably pick up mine Wednesday (when the order is in), and put it together while playing HBS that night.  Now to convince the TT group to play a 3145 match in July . . . our Con is coming up so I have a weekend of BT on the way and then we take a bit of a break.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #711 on: 16 June 2018, 18:15:59 »
got my q2 preorder today. while i enjoy the occasional challenging build, i like that there's been a move back toward more basic assemblies. the dasher ii and gunslinger mongoose both have one-piece lower bodies and have 5 and 4 pieces respectively. the pleasant surprise (at least for me) was that the anzu came with the variant parts for the -J70. decisions, decisions... i'll probably just end up buying a second one...

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #712 on: 17 June 2018, 17:37:43 »
I know there isn't much love for it, but I would adore a new Sentinel sculpt. The current one looks a bit too bulbous and goofy. It's my favorite bad mech.  ;D
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« Reply #713 on: 17 June 2018, 18:02:23 »
Yes, but all the art of the Sentinel depicts it as being bulbous and goofy, so it's at least accurate.

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« Reply #714 on: 17 June 2018, 18:32:52 »
Most of them don't have as much of a gut as the mini (the exception being the original 3050 tro IIRC). My friend always laughs when I use that mech.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #715 on: 17 June 2018, 19:02:15 »
Most of them don't have as much of a gut as the mini (the exception being the original 3050 tro IIRC). My friend always laughs when I use that mech.

I don't have it handy right now...but if I recall, the OP Klondike Sentinal will make your friends cry.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #716 on: 21 June 2018, 13:47:56 »
I know this may be a bit premature, but given stunning developments in the legal case (full details in its thread, but tl;dr -- Harmony Gold has agreed, pending the Judge's sign-off, to drop the case against PGI and IMR with prejudice), are any plans in motion to return the Wasp to production at IWM?

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #717 on: 21 June 2018, 14:17:44 »
I know this may be a bit premature, but given stunning developments in the legal case (full details in its thread, but tl;dr -- Harmony Gold has agreed, pending the Judge's sign-off, to drop the case against PGI and IMR with prejudice), are any plans in motion to return the Wasp to production at IWM?
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #718 on: 21 June 2018, 14:24:03 »
Wasp?  Heck with that I want the Marauder 3R they put the brakes on to return.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #719 on: 21 June 2018, 14:28:12 »
Just got the new 3 in...and I've got to say...the Anzu & Mongoose Gunslinger look great! No time to assemble though

I actually just ordered an Anzu (with lancemates) for a "Marik Heavy Lance" yesterday. Really looking forward to putting them together.

The Gunslinger will be in my next purchase, I'm sure.
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