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Title: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt - Funded
Post by: speck on 29 April 2017, 22:03:13
This is the Funding thread for Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt and it needs $800.00 to be Funded.

Current Funding amount is $800.00 and is FUNDED

GENERAL NOTE: The mech is locked in, no extra variant parts.

Link to Master Unit List Page (http://www.masterunitlist.info/Unit/Details/4307/hellspawn-hsn-7d)

Stinger can post the images of what he has worked on.
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: beachhead1985 on 29 April 2017, 22:23:59
I will pledge $50 USD
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: sadlerbw on 30 April 2017, 12:51:58
I'm down for $50 as well.
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: Stinger on 30 April 2017, 13:35:27
Hello all!

First off, I want to thank everyone for humoring my own little evil schemes :D

With that I have always thought the Hellspawn mini was too small and it didn't match what the MechWarrior 4 model looked like (which is the basis for the TRO Art).

With that, I cooked up this little monster.  Please excuse my so-so to poor painting skills:

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m579/mccross90/Mechs/IMG_2561_zpsrvtqpyu3.jpg)
(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m579/mccross90/Mechs/IMG_2560_zpsbaigtltu.jpg)

Now this isn't the final scaling, but it will be close.  The idea is to make the mini look squarely at 45 tons, compared to the same size as the 25ton arbalest.  The prototype here was initially based off of some MW4 concept art, hence the extra missile launcher.

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m579/mccross90/Hellspawn/IMG_20160724_225155366%201_zpsmrdyl97j.jpg)

Here is an image of the model, as it currently stands:

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m579/mccross90/Hellspawn/Capture_zpsdnlzdxcl.png)

If you want to see some of the source art that I used in the project and some work in progress models, you can take a look at this album over on Photobucket:
 http://s1132.photobucket.com/user/mccross90/library/Hellspawn?sort=3&page=1

Anyway, I want to thank all the Fundicators in advanced and I'm looking forward to making this thing a reality!
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: Corrinald on 30 April 2017, 14:04:18
Looking good Stinger! Are the legs with feet going to be one piece?

I am in for $75.
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: Stinger on 30 April 2017, 14:05:44
Looking good Stinger! Are the legs with feet going to be one piece?

I am in for $75.

I am glad you like it!!

Legs are a little bit in the air right now.  As modeled, they are upper leg/lower leg, but most of my asking around has proven people don't care for that style.

I'll work with the IWM QCC to work out final details. 
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: HMS_Swiftsure on 30 April 2017, 16:18:21
You know I'm one of those rare fans of multipart legs.  I will say that if the decision is made to make each leg one part, add a bit of a bend in it, and at least make the feet separate.
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: Spaceman on 30 April 2017, 16:38:57
I'm in for $50
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: Scotty on 30 April 2017, 19:35:18
I am glad you like it!!

Legs are a little bit in the air right now.  As modeled, they are upper leg/lower leg, but most of my asking around has proven people don't care for that style.

I'll work with the IWM QCC to work out final details.

My personal favorite are upper/lower/foot, provided the knee joint is a broad surface contact hinge joint.  I mean, if my opinion matters for anything. :D

I'm in for $25.
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: worktroll on 30 April 2017, 19:41:21
Stinger, if you are going single piece feet/legs, then please don't put them in "parade rest". A simple walking pose is fine.

Alternatively, have one base/foot/leg/waist piece, with the leg slightly bent, and then you can go freeform on the other foot - running, walking, standing, whatever, without the hassle of trying to assemble two multi-part legs.

A thought,

W.
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: Mwenski on 30 April 2017, 22:55:37
I like multi part legs. I have a saw though, so I can see to any issues with a leg I don't like.

I'll go in for $25
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: Xiwo Xerase on 01 May 2017, 00:17:13
I'm in for $50.
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: Corrinald on 01 May 2017, 08:10:59
Stinger, if you are going single piece feet/legs, then please don't put them in "parade rest". A simple walking pose is fine.

Alternatively, have one base/foot/leg/waist piece, with the leg slightly bent, and then you can go freeform on the other foot - running, walking, standing, whatever, without the hassle of trying to assemble two multi-part legs.

A thought,

W.

Yes I agree!
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: klarg1 on 01 May 2017, 10:30:03
Stinger can the doors over the torso missile launcher be attached in a closed position? (i.e. can the modeler choose open vs. closed?)
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: Stinger on 01 May 2017, 10:38:21
Stinger can the doors over the torso missile launcher be attached in a closed position? (i.e. can the modeler choose open vs. closed?)

Yep! The door is a separate piece. 

Current part out:

2x Lower Legs (Tenative)
2x upper Legs (Tenative)
1x Hips
2x Arms
1x Torso
1x Missile Door
1x Missile Launcher
1x Sensor Cluster
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: MOrab46019 on 01 May 2017, 17:52:31
Tag
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: worktroll on 01 May 2017, 18:27:51
Current part out:

2x Lower Legs (Tenative)
2x upper Legs (Tenative)
1x Hips
2x Arms
1x Torso
1x Missile Door
1x Missile Launcher
1x Sensor Cluster

No feet? Sorry, if you're making upper & lower legs separate, but the feet are a) fixed to a base, not listed, or b) fixed to the lower legs, then - and with all due respect - that doesn't help the expert modder, and it certainly doesn't help the less skilled.

See also Reseen Thud - a complex mess of upper & lower legs forced into an awkward & difficult to assemble pose by fixed feet on base.

W.
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: Stinger on 01 May 2017, 18:32:39
Oh Worktroll, you have made the classic mistake of not reading the whole thread...  :))

I am glad you like it!!

Legs are a little bit in the air right now.  As modeled, they are upper leg/lower leg, but most of my asking around has proven people don't care for that style.

I'll work with the IWM QCC to work out final details. 
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: worktroll on 01 May 2017, 18:37:36
Still don't see "feet" listed. Will wait for your final determination. You know my predjudices by now ;)

W.
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: sadlerbw on 01 May 2017, 21:19:16
Oh Worktroll, you have made the classic mistake of not reading the whole thread...  :))

Next thing you know he will start a land war in Asia, or go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line.

Anywho, there are a couple styles that, personally, have worked out the most easily for me. A one piece leg with a bit of bend in the knee and separate feet are pretty useful and easy to deal with. The most recent shadowhawk with its mega-leg attached to the base and hip and the separate leg was easy and pretty useful as well. The Thor II legs, which I think you did worked ok for me as well. If you only get two pieces for the legs, I'm not sure if I,would prefer whole leg and foot, or upper leg and lower leg with attached foot. I think the latter. For whatever reason, I personally have. Harder time posing feet that are cast with the lower leg than I do adjusting one-piece legs. Other folks may feel differently.
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: speck on 01 May 2017, 21:23:47
If I added everything up correctly, we are at $325 as of this post.
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: Feenix74 on 01 May 2017, 21:42:49
Next thing you know he will start a land war in Asia, or go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line.


Personally, I prefer the parade attention/at ease stance over the in-action running/walking poses. I know it might seem "inconceivable" to some but remember I am from Australia and Australia is entirely peopled with criminals  ^-^

I find that the the parade attention/at ease stance makes the miniature look more like a chess-piece (well it is a token in a game of armoured combat  :) ) and makes the miniature much easier to store/transport. I do not have a problem with the principle of multi part legs that allow for stances to be customised as long as the part count/size is kept down to a reasonable number.
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: The Wayfarer on 02 May 2017, 20:27:01
$25.00

Mike
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: Mwenski on 05 May 2017, 14:25:45
I will pledge an additional $50, so $75 total for me.
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: Luciora on 09 May 2017, 11:10:06
$25 from me.
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: The Wayfarer on 15 May 2017, 22:19:25
I'll go an additional $25 for a total of $50.  I didn't vote for this one.

Mike
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: ph423r on 16 May 2017, 11:54:56
I'll go in for $50 on this.
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: klarg1 on 16 May 2017, 14:21:50
I guess I can chip in $50 to help the cause.

I think Stinger did a great job on the sculpt/render, I just don't have a deep need to more Chimera minis.
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: Cyc on 16 May 2017, 17:01:50
I'm in for $50US
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: Stinger on 16 May 2017, 20:10:32
Awesome! $600 now!
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: csentman on 16 May 2017, 21:42:25
I can do $50
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: Stinger on 17 May 2017, 22:59:38
Hi All!

I got around to playing with the Hellspawn a bit, and I have fixed the situation with the legs.  Final legs will be legs with separate feet, that's it.

As for posing options, this pose should be totally doable with no modification.  Also, check out the cool render :D
(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m579/mccross90/Hellspawn/Capture_zpsn9ngehoo.png)
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: klarg1 on 18 May 2017, 15:40:22

Stinger, one more question about the missile door on the mini: What is the attachment point going to look like? As it stands now, it looks like a tiny little edge-connection, and I fear it will perpetually be falling off, unless glued in the closed position. Can you give us an idea of how it will be structured in the physical model?

Awesome render!
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: worktroll on 18 May 2017, 19:01:10
I'm appreciating the dynamic pose. O0
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: Stinger on 19 May 2017, 12:36:03
Stinger, one more question about the missile door on the mini: What is the attachment point going to look like? As it stands now, it looks like a tiny little edge-connection, and I fear it will perpetually be falling off, unless glued in the closed position. Can you give us an idea of how it will be structured in the physical model?

Awesome render!

I'll try and get some images tonight, but there is a small groove in the torso that fits the cylindrical hinge on the door.  it fits in there perfectly and should give a decent gluing surface.  I might make it a little larger to give even more gluing area.
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: Mwenski on 19 May 2017, 15:07:30
I'll hope that door is cast on its own sprue so I can order that separately for spare bits and conversions.
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: crusader523 on 20 May 2017, 14:53:37
put me down for 50 usd
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: speck on 21 May 2017, 19:31:17
$700 as of this post, so close...
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: Dak on 22 May 2017, 01:54:24
50 Quatloos on the newcomer! Ok, bucks that is, bucks...on the Hellspawn sculpt.

Dak
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: klarg1 on 23 May 2017, 19:03:27
I'll try and get some images tonight, but there is a small groove in the torso that fits the cylindrical hinge on the door.  it fits in there perfectly and should give a decent gluing surface.  I might make it a little larger to give even more gluing area.

OK. I'm not worried, should I decide to paint one up as a show piece, but I occasionally run public games, and I worry about random gamers knocking it off with their fat fingers.  O0
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: Feenix74 on 25 May 2017, 09:45:04
In the interests of seeing this stumble over the line count me in for US$25.

Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: Stinger on 25 May 2017, 10:20:45
$775!!!  $25 to go!
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: Baron RedSkull on 26 May 2017, 16:16:38
I'll put up the last $25.

Bring on the Mini!!!!
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt
Post by: Stinger on 27 May 2017, 12:43:09
Hooray!!!

And thank you to each and every fundicator!
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt - Funded
Post by: speck on 29 May 2017, 20:44:40
Mech has been funded, I will send out the PM's later this week.
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt - Funded
Post by: speck on 05 June 2017, 22:02:29
So would anyone like to help me out with collecting all of the people who are contributing into one post?

Going to knock these out this week here and there so people will get the PM's.
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt - Funded
Post by: Stinger on 06 June 2017, 07:27:15
beachhead1985 - $50
sadlerbw - $50
Corrinald - $75
Spaceman - $50
Scotty - $25
Mwenski - $75
Xiwo Xerase - $50
The Wayfarer - $50
Luciora - $25
ph423r - $50
klarg1 - $50
Cyc - $50
csentman - $50
crusdaer523 - $50
Dak - $50
Feenix74 - $25
Baron RedSkull - $25
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt - Funded
Post by: speck on 06 June 2017, 07:55:47
Thanks, looks for these to go out in small batches starting Wednesday.
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt - Funded
Post by: speck on 07 June 2017, 16:35:01
First batch of PM's have gone out, I will finished the rest tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt - Funded
Post by: Stinger on 08 June 2017, 22:49:44
Made a few changes at the request of Brent Evans, take a look!
(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m579/mccross90/Hellspawn/Ortho_zpsmhwxvgwk.jpg)
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt - Funded
Post by: Valkerie on 08 June 2017, 23:56:04
That is a beauty!  So looking forward to getting my hands on that!   [drool]  :Jumpy:
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt - Funded
Post by: Mwenski on 09 June 2017, 12:49:22
Awesome, we did it!
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt - Funded
Post by: speck on 11 June 2017, 20:25:15
Just a FYI, the rest of the PM will go out tomorrow. My trip to the beach started earlier and went on a day longer then I originally thought it would. So will get caught up tomorrow.
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt - Funded
Post by: klarg1 on 12 June 2017, 10:28:36
Just a FYI, the rest of the PM will go out tomorrow. My trip to the beach started earlier and went on a day longer then I originally thought it would. So will get caught up tomorrow.

A weekend beach trip is an excellent excuse.  8)

I can wait.
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt - Funded
Post by: Feenix74 on 12 June 2017, 20:06:35
No problems. However as the resident IWM webmaster, I would have expected that if you are going to the beach for weekend, you would need to take a ruggedised laptop with 4G mobile data connection with you - to avoid internet withdrawal syndrome  ^-^

Seriously speck, no hurry, gives me a chance to save up my pocket money.
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt - Funded
Post by: speck on 12 June 2017, 20:55:49
Remaining messages sent out.
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt - Funded
Post by: Feenix74 on 15 June 2017, 20:04:59
Payment sent, email with payment details sent to speck. Thanks for your hard work speck in organising this  O0
Title: Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Hellspawn HSN-7D Resculpt - Funded
Post by: Mwenski on 19 June 2017, 16:13:49
Thank you as well! I also sent my payment and pm's.