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Title: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: jimdigris on 18 January 2016, 21:40:54
What minis have been or are being sculpted that we can look forward to? 
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 18 January 2016, 22:45:47
2 Highlander Resculpt Variants (734 & 738 if I recall) based off the recently released new Highlander Resculpt.
Arctic Wolf II A, B, C (last I heard they were having CAD issues).
Thor II A & B (last I heard they were having CAD issues).
Vulture MK III (last I heard they were having CAD issues).
Black Knight "Red Reaper"...should hopefully be out soon, but I honestly haven't heard anything.
Arion...no word.
Chimera & 2K variant...no word.

I don't know if any of the CAD issues have been resolved or not, the last I heard, they weren't. Beyond that...I don't know what else is in the pipe.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 18 January 2016, 22:50:41
All unsubstantiated, but the Centurion Omni, Gotterdammerung, Juliano, and Templar III all showed up as preorders on my FLGS' website. They aren't in the habit of posting a lot of BT-related vaporware so I'm partially inclined to believe that at least some of these are planned for 2016.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 19 January 2016, 09:34:21
Also, there is the Arion and Chimera resculpts coming, not sure on timing on those though.  Quite a few more in the works, but that is all I can say ;)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 19 January 2016, 14:03:13
Also, there is the Arion and Chimera resculpts coming, not sure on timing on those though.  Quite a few more in the works, but that is all I can say ;)

Completely forgot about those! I've added them to my list as well.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sentinel373 on 19 January 2016, 15:27:49
Well i've made 5 sculpts for ironwind so far that to my knowledge have not yet been released.
The Vulture MKIII (I have no idea what happened with that)
The Rifleman III (I have no idea what happened with that)
The Lu Wei Bing
The Quasimodo
The Gün

The Lu Wei Bing and quasimodo I handed those in late hence why they have probably not been released yet. But myself and ironwind have since changed our workflow a bit so that handing in models late will hopefully no longer happen (at least on my end) there are some others in the pipeline though that have not been announced yet that I am working on.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: God and Davion on 19 January 2016, 17:00:05
I have seen an assembled Lu Wei Bing and it looked awesome. Congrats Sentinel!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sentinel373 on 19 January 2016, 17:15:04
I have seen an assembled Lu Wei Bing and it looked awesome. Congrats Sentinel!

I look forward to seeing the mini myself. It's funny i often get to see my miniatures after they are in stores and to this day i have never seen any of my "official" miniatures in real life even though i've been doing this for two years now.

Alex Iglesias's designs are often quite tricky to do because they have so much visual detail and stuff that often does not translate well to miniatures. I think the Lu wei is the mech i've spent the most time working on except for maybe the Ares.

Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: GespenstM on 20 January 2016, 22:02:45
I hope the Thor II A and Juliano are indeed a thing. Would love to buy those.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 21 January 2016, 22:45:00
I hope the Thor II A and Juliano are indeed a thing. Would love to buy those.

Like this?

(https://www.ironwindmetals.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/ThorIIA.PNG)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: sadlerbw on 22 January 2016, 16:30:20
...Centurion Omni, Gotterdammerung, Juliano, and Templar III...

I want...well, all of those!

I've got my fingers crossed that there aren't so many itty-bitty pieces with these upcoming models. I'm working on putting together a Havoc and a Tiburon right now, and it's not exactly the most fun I've had constructing a mini. I could deal with all the parts on the bigger stuff like the Stalker II and Kodiak II, but these little guys are giving me fits. Oh, and to whomever is working on the Centurion omni, pretty-please, make that row of canisters on the shoulder all one piece that I can glue on rather than a bunch of separate little cylinder pieces. Trying to get those same things attached to my Ghost in something resembling a straight line with a pair of tweezers was painful!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 23 January 2016, 07:47:29
...Centurion Omni, Gotterdammerung, Juliano, and Templar III...

Just got confirmation yesterday, these are correct & are set for 2nd Quarter!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Weirdo on 23 January 2016, 09:00:28
Confirmation from whom?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sharpnel on 23 January 2016, 09:21:22
As Dragon is an online retailer he probably got it straight from the "horse's mouth"
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 23 January 2016, 10:24:28
Confirmation from whom?

Directly from Melissa at Iron Wind Metals

As Dragon is an online retailer he probably got it straight from the "horse's mouth"

Yep!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: IAMCLANWOLF on 23 January 2016, 13:48:25
Yeah, Stinger is working hard on the Centurion Omni.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 23 January 2016, 16:08:56
Yeah, Stinger is working hard on the Centurion Omni.

Ha! Then we know it will turn out stellar!!!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sentinel373 on 23 January 2016, 19:15:56
I'm working on the Juliano, and this years con special :)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 23 January 2016, 20:52:49
Ha! Then we know it will turn out stellar!!!

Thanks! Your confidence means a lot!!

I am planning two alt configs too :-)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 23 January 2016, 21:39:47
Thanks! Your confidence means a lot!!

I am planning two alt configs too :-)

That's great! Wish more Omni configurations came with an extra variant or two...but I know in speaking with IWM, costs can be prohibitive.

I'm working on the Juliano, and this years con special :)

Knowing you...you'll knock it out of the park!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Baron RedSkull on 23 January 2016, 22:29:36
I am super excited to hear about the centurion not only being produced, but having variants as well. Sounds like the IWM release schedule post is a little out of date.  ;)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: jimdigris on 24 January 2016, 11:13:31
What about the classic Warhammer?  They've had a prototype for at least 6 months.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sentinel373 on 24 January 2016, 11:45:40
What about the classic Warhammer?  They've had a prototype for at least 6 months.

I made that prototype for Catalyst, not Ironwind. Although I wouldn't rule out the posibility of it going to Ironwind at some point.
But whatever happens with that mini it's up to Catalyst.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 24 January 2016, 11:47:27
What about the classic Warhammer?  They've had a prototype for at least 6 months.

From what I've understood, Catalyst will have the "Classics" first, in plastic. At some point IWM "MIGHT" produce them in metal, but I don't recall them ever officially saying they will.

Now...there's a LOT of rumors out there, such as the Classics being in an Alpha Strike Box Set. BOTH the assumption of them appearing in said box set, and the box set itself...have NOT been confirmed officially. It's all rumor at this time.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: ph423r on 24 January 2016, 15:27:50
From what I've understood, Catalyst will have the "Classics" first, in plastic. At some point IWM "MIGHT" produce them in metal, but I don't recall them ever officially saying they will.

I don't know if it still stands, but at Gencon last year during the What's up with Catalyst panel they said it would be in both plastic and metal.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: GespenstM on 25 January 2016, 23:41:18
Like this?
(Pic of Thor II A)

Yessssss

And good to hear about the Juliano, too. Looking forward to what Sentinel comes up with.

Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Baron RedSkull on 26 January 2016, 17:23:31
So what happened to the IWM release schedule thread? Is it gone for forever?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Feenix74 on 27 January 2016, 00:33:21
It is now on their website: IWM release schedule 2015 2016 webpage (http://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/release-schedule-2016)

Edit - corrected year
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: GespenstM on 27 January 2016, 00:38:03
Nice. Thor II A and B, plus the Juliano... that'll keep me busy for a while.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 27 January 2016, 09:11:02
So what happened to the IWM release schedule thread? Is it gone for forever?

I will be created a new post with several links in it. Just ran out of time the other night and got home late from work yesterday. Will be posted tonight.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Weirdo on 27 January 2016, 09:14:23
So what happened to the IWM release schedule thread? Is it gone for forever?

Someday I will find the source of the panicked paranoia that seems to grip so many members of these forums on occasion. When I find it...I will not be merciful. >:(
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: ijewett on 27 January 2016, 13:08:09
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What about the classic Warhammer?  They've had a prototype for at least 6 months.

From what I've understood, Catalyst will have the "Classics" first, in plastic. At some point IWM "MIGHT" produce them in metal, but I don't recall them ever officially saying they will.

Now...there's a LOT of rumors out there, such as the Classics being in an Alpha Strike Box Set. BOTH the assumption of them appearing in said box set, and the box set itself...have NOT been confirmed officially. It's all rumor at this time.

I hope someone is working very hard at bringing these to market. I don't know anyone who doesn't want several of them. Getting them up for sale should be about the equivalent of printing money.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JPArbiter on 27 January 2016, 22:39:24
Centurion Omni???  I already have like two dozen CN-9's!  Now I HAVE to get two dozen Omnis!  not to replace, but because they are my favorite mech!

WHY IRONWIND!  WHY DO YOU LOVE MY BANK ACCOUNT SO!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Atlas3060 on 28 January 2016, 11:16:14
Someday I will find the source of the panicked paranoia that seems to grip so many members of these forums on occasion. When I find it...I will not be merciful. >:(
Listen, I'll turn down the Fear generator.
I'm still keeping it online though.
I have to maintain some control over the populace.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Weirdo on 28 January 2016, 11:25:33
Can't you just use a battle station like everyone else? Your befuddlement beam needs calibrating.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 28 January 2016, 14:08:02
So I can't share images of the Omni yet, still waiting on some final details approval, but I can say that it looks vastly better than both the DA mini and the art  >:D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: cavingjan on 28 January 2016, 14:14:31
That is disconcerting. But I will still eagerly await the final miniature and decide from there like always.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Heavyguard on 28 January 2016, 15:03:56
So I can't share images of the Omni yet, still waiting on some final details approval, but I can say that it looks vastly better than both the DA mini and the art  >:D

I believe you'd did it justice. As much as I like the Centurion I hate the DA look it was given.

Heavyguard
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: GunjiNoKanrei on 29 January 2016, 04:58:50
... but I can say that it looks vastly better than both the DA mini and the art  >:D
I can attest to that. Stinger's sculpt turned this from a Mech I didn't much care about into a Mech that is very high on my "must have" list.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: sadlerbw on 29 January 2016, 15:55:03
So, I have to ask. The Centurion Omni: Are the little cylinders on the left shoulder individual pieces like on the Ghost, or somehow all connected/molded together, more like the Legionnaire? I'm buying one either way, just curious.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Baron RedSkull on 29 January 2016, 16:12:36
I can attest to that. Stinger's sculpt turned this from a Mech I didn't much care about into a Mech that is very high on my "must have" list.

Before I was excited for this mini. Now I'm frothing at the mouth for its release. I'm definately buying multiple since I will be using it as the omni and as a proxy for the originals. I wonder which variants got made. I'm already planning on kitbashing the YLW3 from OTP:CC
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 29 January 2016, 22:14:22
So, I have to ask. The Centurion Omni: Are the little cylinders on the left shoulder individual pieces like on the Ghost, or somehow all connected/molded together, more like the Legionnaire? I'm buying one either way, just curious.

Unfortunately, the cylinders are separate pieces. It is a necessity of the way the minis are cast, just no way around it.

Before I was excited for this mini. Now I'm frothing at the mouth for its release. I'm definately buying multiple since I will be using it as the omni and as a proxy for the originals. I wonder which variants got made. I'm already planning on kitbashing the YLW3 from OTP:CC

These are not set in stone, but we are looking at the Prime (obviously), the A, and the C. I just finished my mock-up of the  A, still have to do the jump pack for the C...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: sadlerbw on 30 January 2016, 17:26:17
Yeah, I will definitely have to find a better way to manage getting those little cylinders on straight. I had a heck of a time getting a secure enough hold on them to really control the angle they were sitting at. No worries. I'll figure something out.

Interesting choices on the cent variants. I would have thought the D would show up because it is the most radically different, visually speaking. Of course, my undying love for hatchets probably colored my expectations a bit! It would be interesting to know what makes a variant a 'winner' in terms of making it to production. Obviously how well they think it will sell is a big part, but I'm sure there is more to it than that.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Maingunnery on 30 January 2016, 17:58:26
Unfortunately, the cylinders are separate pieces. It is a necessity of the way the minis are cast, just no way around it.
Personally I think it looks better without the cylinders, they are a part of why the art looks so cartoonly. (just my personal opinion)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 31 January 2016, 00:04:14
i look forward to gluing my fingers together while assembling this one  ;D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Weirdo on 31 January 2016, 00:28:36
i look forward to gluing my fingers together while assembling this one  ;D

A proper miniatures assembler always puts a little bit of himself in every mini. :)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: IAMCLANWOLF on 01 February 2016, 19:52:16
A proper miniatures assembler always puts a little bit of himself in every mini. :)

Quoted for truth.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: klarg1 on 02 February 2016, 10:40:02
A proper miniatures assembler always puts a little bit of himself in every mini. :)

Oh good. I was afraid that all the blood meant I was doing it wrong.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 02 February 2016, 13:35:41
Just as a note, because the heat sinks will be very fiddly, I am making sure there is an extra sink in the blister, just in case you drop one...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: GRUD on 03 February 2016, 01:09:01
These are not set in stone, but we are looking at the Prime (obviously), the A, and the C. I just finished my mock-up of the  A, still have to do the jump pack for the C...

So then, are we looking at 3 separate minis, or 1 with alternate parts?  Or 2, with 1 having alternate parts?   ???
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 03 February 2016, 08:22:02
So then, are we looking at 3 separate minis, or 1 with alternate parts?  Or 2, with 1 having alternate parts?   ???

Ironwind ultimately has final say, but I recommended that the Prime/C be in the same blister (given the main difference between the two is the jump jets), and then the A would sold as an online exclusive separately.

But, like I said, it is ultimately up to IWM, and they may decide to sell the C separately online also.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: GRUD on 03 February 2016, 08:32:44
Thanks for the Info!   O0  I guess we'll find out what they went with in a few months?   :)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: IAMCLANWOLF on 18 February 2016, 17:49:19
Approved Templar III orthos... 

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u287/LKY13_WRC/Templar%20III_zpsnvzsusqg.jpg) (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/LKY13_WRC/media/Templar%20III_zpsnvzsusqg.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 18 February 2016, 18:13:24
i want it
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: sadlerbw on 19 February 2016, 00:34:44
I think I may have just said, "My precious!", out loud...yep, the wife is giving me a funny look...definitely out loud. I think it's safe to say I will be picking up a Templar III when it comes out.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 19 May 2016, 22:56:24
Hey all! Finally got the go ahead to share this!

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m579/mccross90/Centurion%20Omni/Image_zpsr9jc16lf.png)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 20 May 2016, 08:41:46
Stinger...

I'm guessing it's due to the TRO art...but this looks skinny versus the TRO. Any reason...or is it because I'm a sleep deprived father or a 2 year old and new born twins as of April 28th?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 20 May 2016, 09:02:07
Stinger...

I'm guessing it's due to the TRO art...but this looks skinny versus the TRO. Any reason...or is it because I'm a sleep deprived father or a 2 year old and new born twins as of April 28th?

So, there are quite a few reasons it is taller (I like to say taller, not skinnnier :D) than the TRO art.  This is a fusion between the TRO art and the DA mini.  TRO art is too short and wide, while the DA mini, is, well, wonky.

Truth is, it shares the same proportions with the 3050U centurion.  There is actually a blockout of a 3050 Centurion in there, deep inside.  Well, if you hit undo a million times on the model you'll eventually get a 3050 centurion.

The mini itself stands somewhere between a PP Wolverine and a Wolverine II both in height and mass.

And God bless your soul.  I thought my 14 month old was keeping me busy enough...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Baron RedSkull on 20 May 2016, 12:54:50
I like it. Kind of a blend between old and new. How is the pose-ability?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 20 May 2016, 13:19:41
OK cool Stinger...thanks for the breakdown. We're there any extra variant parts, or are you unable to say?

Yeah...the twins are really testing the limits of insanity brought on by sleep deprivation.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 20 May 2016, 13:33:47
I like it. Kind of a blend between old and new. How is the pose-ability?

Pretty Poseable.  2x Feet, 2xLegs, Hips, Torso, Head, 2xArms, 2x Jump Jets, 6x Heat Sinks (1 Extra in case you drop one :D).  I originally had the feet and legs as one, but had to break them up for molding purposes.

OK cool Stinger...thanks for the breakdown. We're there any extra variant parts, or are you unable to say?

Yeah...the twins are really testing the limits of insanity brought on by sleep deprivation.

Alt A is going to be sold separately as an online exclusive, but I can't share as it is still awaiting an BT code.   The main blister is the Prime/C, with the main difference between the two being the jump jets.

And best of luck with your little monsters my friend!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: sadlerbw on 20 May 2016, 14:27:04
Let me just say both 'Oooooo!' and 'Aaaaaah!' I was 90% sure I would end up buying at least one of the omni centurions (well, most of the current crop of releases actually), but I wanted to wait and see the final product first. I like what you did with it, as the TRO art just felt a little chubby to me compared to the non-omni Centurion. I can see how most of it just got taller, but it looks like the waist/hip area is a fair bit different. Much less of an apron/genital-shield type of look than the TRO. Not saying it is good or bad, just different.

Oh, and thanks for the extra heat-sink. I still hate them and will glue at least three solidly to my fingers instead of the arm, but I can't argue that they are neat details once they are on!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 20 May 2016, 14:42:52
Let me just say both 'Oooooo!' and 'Aaaaaah!' I was 90% sure I would end up buying at least one of the omni centurions (well, most of the current crop of releases actually), but I wanted to wait and see the final product first. I like what you did with it, as the TRO art just felt a little chubby to me compared to the non-omni Centurion. I can see how most of it just got taller, but it looks like the waist/hip area is a fair bit different. Much less of an apron/genital-shield type of look than the TRO. Not saying it is good or bad, just different.

So, if you actually had the apron as it was in the TRO art, the legs couldn't be posed. 

Fun fact: Brent Evans mentioned that the original hip plate on the original dark age mini was upside down and went into production like that anyways.  That idiosyncrasy was transferred to the TRO art, and only finally fixed right here.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: klarg1 on 20 May 2016, 14:50:00
Approved Templar III orthos... 

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u287/LKY13_WRC/Templar%20III_zpsnvzsusqg.jpg) (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/LKY13_WRC/media/Templar%20III_zpsnvzsusqg.jpg.html)

That is one slick looking robot.  O0
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: worktroll on 20 May 2016, 16:54:12
Indeed. Bonus points if one can use these legs, instead of the crap existing legs, on the Templar ...

W.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: ColBosch on 20 May 2016, 16:58:57
...6x Heat Sinks...

Oh good, so I can leave them right the hell off. ;D

I mean no offense, but those are my least-favorite aspect of the MWDA style.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 20 May 2016, 17:02:44
Oh good, so I can leave them right the hell off. ;D

I mean no offense, but those are my least-favorite aspect of the MWDA style.

Haha, totally get that. I tried to leave them off myself, but that got shot down incredibly quick. The holes should be super easy to fill.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: ColBosch on 20 May 2016, 17:06:42
Haha, totally get that. I tried to leave them off myself, but that got shot down incredibly quick. The holes should be super easy to fill.

Yup, a little superglue or green stuff should do the job.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: sadlerbw on 20 May 2016, 17:52:51
So, if you actually had the apron as it was in the TRO art, the legs couldn't be posed. 

Fun fact: Brent Evans mentioned that the original hip plate on the original dark age mini was upside down and went into production like that anyways.  That idiosyncrasy was transferred to the TRO art, and only finally fixed right here.

I figured that was the reason. Although, the idea of a mech taking tiny little baby-steps so it doesn't rip it's own armor apart is amusing!

So, are you doing the Templar III as well? I only ask because I WANT IT BADLY!!!!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 20 May 2016, 20:53:31
I figured that was the reason. Although, the idea of a mech taking tiny little baby-steps so it doesn't rip it's own armor apart is amusing!

So, are you doing the Templar III as well? I only ask because I WANT IT BADLY!!!!

Templar III is actually already done and likely molded.  It was done by B3 (the fan finance guy).  It looks awesome. Spot on to IAMCLANWOLF's orthos.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: IAMCLANWOLF on 21 May 2016, 11:20:30
Spot on to IAMCLANWOLF's orthos.

No, it looks much better. Can't wait!!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: sadlerbw on 21 May 2016, 18:03:10
Happy happy joy joy!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Maingunnery on 21 May 2016, 18:16:41
No, it looks much better. Can't wait!!
I am not a Davion fan. However that Orthos looks pretty good, combined with that statement from you, it sounds like Davion fans are about to be very lucky.
Congratulations Davion fans O0
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Baron RedSkull on 21 May 2016, 20:09:46
Or anyone picking one up through trade or salvage.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JPArbiter on 27 May 2016, 03:08:33
I actually got a full lance of those centurion omnis coming into my lgs soon. Color me stoked!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: GRUD on 27 May 2016, 03:38:39
I've got a pair each of the RFL III and Centurion Omni ordered from House Kurita!   O0  I mean,  Dragon41673!   :D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 27 May 2016, 10:35:37
For all of you ordering Centurions, if you could PM me after you assemble it, I would love some feedback.  What was good, what was bad, could it use more detail, parts are gluing well, anything! It'll help me make better minis in the future!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 27 May 2016, 10:59:52
my FLGS's distributor still has the Q2 stuff as pre-order  :'(

Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JPArbiter on 02 June 2016, 14:32:14
For all of you ordering Centurions, if you could PM me after you assemble it, I would love some feedback.  What was good, what was bad, could it use more detail, parts are gluing well, anything! It'll help me make better minis in the future!

Picking my lance of em up today
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: sadlerbw on 07 June 2016, 11:14:19
Any updates on the web-only releases for this year? It looks like the Q1 and Q2 general releases are all out now, but so far the only web release has been the Rifleman III. It's a pretty cool sculpt, but The Vulture III and the Thor II variants are really more my style!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 10 June 2016, 20:18:26
Any updates on the web-only releases for this year? It looks like the Q1 and Q2 general releases are all out now, but so far the only web release has been the Rifleman III. It's a pretty cool sculpt, but The Vulture III and the Thor II variants are really more my style!

A bunch of web only items will be releasing soon.

More to come
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 12 June 2016, 23:37:12
A bunch of web only items will be releasing soon.

More to come

So much good stuff coming... Unannounced good stuff...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Fletch on 14 June 2016, 01:27:44
I feel a great disturbance in my wallet!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 14 June 2016, 06:43:12
Now that they have been announced...

Stinger & Sentinel....let's see those renders!!!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 14 June 2016, 07:42:50
Now that they have been announced...

Stinger & Sentinel....let's see those renders!!!

Let's see what I have easily available...

Pendragon:
(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m579/mccross90/Pendragon/1R_zps43pvjzkp.png)(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m579/mccross90/Pendragon/3R_zpsaujpyma3.png)(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m579/mccross90/Pendragon/Posed_zpsbczu1eqk.png)

Centurion:
(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m579/mccross90/Centurion/Capture_zpsoi13c5ra.png)(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m579/mccross90/Centurion/Capture_zpslo8sn8vi.png)

Centurion Omni Alt A:
(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m579/mccross90/Centurion%20Omni/Capture_zpsrrtobbkg.jpg)
I believe everyone has seen the Chimera, Arctic Wolf, and Arion images.  I can get a link to those if need be...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: qc mech3 on 14 June 2016, 11:10:23
I only hope the pendragon isn't as stiff as its forefather the Templar!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 14 June 2016, 11:29:19
I only hope the pendragon isn't as stiff as its forefather the Templar!

Legs are two pieces so you can have more movement in them. Overall it is very nice mini.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 14 June 2016, 12:05:12
i assembled the centurion omni today and did not feel the urge to commit homicide. the shoulder studs went into place far more easily than i had anticipated
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 14 June 2016, 12:07:15
i assembled the centurion omni today and did not feel the urge to commit homicide. the shoulder studs went into place far more easily than i had anticipated

I think that is the best compliment on the mini I have received thus far :D  O0
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: wantec on 14 June 2016, 13:00:54
At first glance, the Omniturion A looks like it's got a mouth full of fangs in the middle of it's chest.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Empyrus on 14 June 2016, 15:24:58
I believe everyone has seen the Chimera
Chimera, where?

EDIT Found it. Loos nice!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 14 June 2016, 19:52:57
I had seen the full list of goodies expected a few days ago...and to say there are a few surprises is an understatement. A whale of an understatement!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: ColBosch on 14 June 2016, 19:56:12
Hey, the new Centurion - and not just the Omni - was surprise enough for me.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JadedFalcon on 16 June 2016, 21:24:49
Can't wait to see what the HGR Highlander looks like.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 17 June 2016, 09:01:04
pendragon!

edit: i don't see the arctic wolf ii prime on the list. oversight or intentional?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 17 June 2016, 13:24:30
pendragon!

edit: i don't see the arctic wolf ii prime on the list. oversight or intentional?

It's here. Forgot to add it to the post. Will go up on the website after show.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: ColBosch on 17 June 2016, 13:43:05
The AW II Prime is in the big list of convention stock.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 10 September 2016, 22:59:47
So, I know this is a bit of thread necro, but hey, the Roadrunner and Hound (and Shad and Gauntlet) are now at game stores!

Here are some pics of the Hound and Roadrunner:

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m579/mccross90/Hound/1_zpsv2fzg9rk.png)

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m579/mccross90/Roadrunner/Ortho_zpshn86yeu5.jpg)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: SteveUK on 11 September 2016, 03:41:25
Very nice, just placed my order for them, thanks for posting them up, please keep posting the sneak peaks.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sagittaire on 11 September 2016, 12:15:47
They look great!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Kiff_Stevenson on 11 September 2016, 15:26:26
I was just on the IWM website and I can't find the Roadrunner there for purchase. Has it really been released? Is it only in brick-and-mortar FLGS at the moment? Thanks!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Baron RedSkull on 11 September 2016, 15:34:37
That's the way it works for standard releases. They are released to stores and online retailers first. Then a month or two later, they appear on the IWM webstore.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Kiff_Stevenson on 11 September 2016, 15:40:29
Oh thanks, I wasn't sure. I'm really looking forward to getting this little guy!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 12 September 2016, 07:19:21
Kiff...as others have said, they are available outside IWM first, then about a month or so later, IWM will list it on their site. This gives retailers like myself a chance to sell them ahead of when IWM does.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Kiff_Stevenson on 12 September 2016, 11:48:55
Gotcha.

Does anybody know the size of this mini? I'm under the impression that IWM is trying to keep 'mechs much more 'in scale' with one another now, and I'd like to know how physically big this model is going to be. I'm hoping it's not too small.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Pat Payne on 12 September 2016, 13:29:18
<CharletonHeston> You Maniacs! You moved it up! You moved up the release date of the Shadow Hawk! Bless you! Bless you all to Heaven!</CharletonHeston>  O0
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 12 September 2016, 13:49:22
Gotcha.

Does anybody know the size of this mini? I'm under the impression that IWM is trying to keep 'mechs much more 'in scale' with one another now, and I'd like to know how physically big this model is going to be. I'm hoping it's not too small.

It is likely the smallest 'Mech ever made.  Take a look at it compared to other recent sculpts.  I don't have the roadrunner in metal yet myself.

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m579/mccross90/Assembly1_zpskh7ezjxc.png)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 12 September 2016, 14:14:10
Yep. Getting one of those. That's awesome. Might be fun to pair up with my Protomechs.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: cavingjan on 12 September 2016, 18:49:25
Yep. Getting one of those. That's awesome. Might be fun to pair up with my Protomechs.

You have protomechs?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: ColBosch on 13 September 2016, 09:22:25
You have protomechs?

Everyone has ProtoMechs, whether they want them or not.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 13 September 2016, 09:49:49
How many parts is the Hound?  I was looking for it . . . might need to drive across town to see the store if they have it.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: qc mech3 on 13 September 2016, 10:24:21
Same question for thee roadrunner. I would guess at least 5 or 7 parts? torso, 2 arms, 2 legs and 2 upper leg shields...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 13 September 2016, 10:51:08
Roadrunner is 5 pieces, torso, 2 legs, and 2 arms. The shield's conveniently fit on the legs permanently.

The hound is 11 pieces. 2 Feet, 2 legs, hips, torso, 2 arms, SRM, LPPCs, and the autocannon. The arm weapons are separate for both modeling and molding reasons.

You people need to show some pics as soon as you have them assembled!!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 13 September 2016, 12:08:37
Hmm, lots of parts . . . but if they are built like other 3145 minis not such a big problem.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: GRUD on 13 September 2016, 12:13:09
Everyone has ProtoMechs, whether they want them or not.

Not me!  :D  I "won" a blister of some on eBay a few years back, along with some minis that I actually WANTED, then eventually was able to trade the useless (to ME!) things off.   O0  I kept them away from the rest of my Collection, so at least the rest of my minis didn't get tainted.   ;D


How does the Roadrunner compare to the Unseen Baboon?  ???  That sucker is a tiny thing also!   :o
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 13 September 2016, 12:18:53
Hmm, lots of parts . . . but if they are built like other 3145 minis not such a big problem.

Fun fact, if a mech has split toes, it will usually have two part legs. It's a necessity of the molding process.

And this one should be pretty easy to assemble. The joints are all cylinders, so they will stay together a bit better.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: ColBosch on 13 September 2016, 12:31:21
Including drying time, I put my Orca together in about 30 minutes. I can't imagine smaller miniatures, made under the same standards, would take longer.

By the way, here's the Roadrunner in its blister...

(http://i.imgur.com/4HeFFka.jpg)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 13 September 2016, 12:36:25
Its not the time . . . its getting the pieces to solidly hold since I do not pin.

The Project Phoenix mechs and some of the others at that time were horrible- I like my Solitaire but its run pose has the legs stretched out beyond one hex.  So when the part count gets really high I get flashbacks.

With that said, I have picked up the Juliano, Havoc and Quasimodo . . . all were good and easy to put together, and all had more than the 4 or 5 parts I was buying from minis with molds made back in '03.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Pat Payne on 13 September 2016, 13:00:13
Fun fact, if a mech has split toes, it will usually have two part legs. It's a necessity of the molding process.

This may sound like a dumb question (and it probably is  ;D ), but why is that?

Anyway, as for the Shad, I had a meeting with the Military Appropriations Committee (i.e. my wallet) and with any luck, on Saturday two shiny new SHD-2Hs will be waiting for me at The War House  :)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: qc mech3 on 13 September 2016, 13:55:41
Wow! I may change idea this Christmas and get one or two of those and make a ''meep-meep'' run :p
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: ColBosch on 13 September 2016, 14:16:14
Its not the time . . . its getting the pieces to solidly hold since I do not pin.

That's my point, too. When the pieces don't hold well, it takes me longer to build a piece. All the new sculpts I've bought have gone together quickly, unlike some older pieces I could name.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Mech42ace on 13 September 2016, 15:54:58
Anyway, as for the Shad, I had a meeting with the Military Appropriations Committee (i.e. my wallet) and with any luck, on Saturday two shiny new SHD-2Hs will be waiting for me at The War House  :)
Just got mine in the mail yesterday! Assembling it tonight. Now to decide which formerly all unseen unit scheme I should paint it in... a company shall follow soon once the other classics come out.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Kiff_Stevenson on 13 September 2016, 18:54:42
Including drying time, I put my Orca together in about 30 minutes. I can't imagine smaller miniatures, made under the same standards, would take longer.

By the way, here's the Roadrunner in its blister...

(http://i.imgur.com/4HeFFka.jpg)

Thanks ColBosch!!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 13 September 2016, 19:10:33
First one to post the hound or roadrunner assembled gets 1000 fake internet points!!!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Feenix74 on 13 September 2016, 19:47:34
Stinger - the Roadrunner looks great.

I now have this terrible urge to buy a Roadrunner RD-1R [20-5139] and paint it up in Looney Tunes Roadrunner colours. Also purchase a Rabid Coyote (Standard) [AR20-222] and paint it up in Wylie E Coyote colours . . .  >:D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 13 September 2016, 20:21:51
This may sound like a dumb question (and it probably is  ;D ), but why is that?

Not dumb at all.

Molds are made with two halves, right? Well, if you want to get the leg decently cast, they usually go from left to right.  If the foot were part of the leg, then the mold would have to go in between the toes.  Because of that, when the two halves of the mold are pulled apart, the mold itself may rip, thus making a bad cast in the future.  To prevent tears we can separate the feet from the leg.

I actually had to do this for the Centurion Omni.  It was originally going to have one piece legs, but that had to be changed for molding purposes.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sharpnel on 14 September 2016, 01:41:35
Everyone has ProtoMechs, whether they want them or not.
Not a single one in my collection of nearly 1000 minis. Not a one.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: worktroll on 14 September 2016, 01:45:50
Nor me. In my case, I think the cane toads may be protecting me :)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JPArbiter on 15 September 2016, 20:06:04
Okay, unlike a lot of people here I am loathe to tell IWM how to run thier shop....

THAT SAID  the Sprue that contains all of the guns for the Hound Mini needs to be in the scrapyard like NOW.  short Double barrled thing, long barreled thing and small missile box.  it is a Modders Dream!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 18 September 2016, 09:53:14
I will admit, I liked the gun sprue from the Legionnaire . . . had an extra one rather than the exhaust/fist sprue- those Legionnaire K PPCs are going to look great on a Kurita PPC Catapult.

Now I just need to see about that Hound . . .
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Archer77 on 21 September 2016, 12:46:12
Stinger - the Roadrunner looks great.

I now have this terrible urge to buy a Roadrunner RD-1R [20-5139] and paint it up in Looney Tunes Roadrunner colours. Also purchase a Rabid Coyote (Standard) [AR20-222] and paint it up in Wylie E Coyote colours . . .  >:D

Heck, I plan to take a Baboon and make it into a TZ-1 Devil painted up as Taz  ;D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: wolfspider on 21 September 2016, 18:22:53
Any word of the new Ostscout yet?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Scotty on 21 September 2016, 18:40:31
Any word of the new Ostscout yet?

Is it Q4 yet? :)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 21 September 2016, 22:50:40
Looks like the Catalyst Tumblr wins the 1000 fake internet points!

http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/150741540721/new-battletech-miniatures
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: worktroll on 21 September 2016, 22:54:30
Stinger, I have to say when you showed the 3D image of the Hound, I was a little ... meh. But the mini in reality ... rocks!  O0 Great looking work!

W.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: cavingjan on 21 September 2016, 23:01:46
Stinger, I have to say when you showed the 3D image of the Hound, I was a little ... meh. But the mini in reality ... rocks!  O0 Great looking work!

W.

I typically I have the same opinion looking at the 3D renders. I always wait to see it in metal form.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Feenix74 on 21 September 2016, 23:07:05
Heck, I plan to take a Baboon and make it into a TZ-1 Devil painted up as Taz  ;D

Brilliant  O0

I have a plastic Intro Box Panther that I am painting up for my 5-year old daughter. She wanted it painted pink. I am painting it as "The Pink Panther".
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 21 September 2016, 23:13:33
I typically I have the same opinion looking at the 3D renders. I always wait to see it in metal form.

Do you notice how I am always clamoring for people to show me pics of the minis? This is why :-D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: IAMCLANWOLF on 22 September 2016, 10:51:42
Yeah, the Hound turned out real nice. Scale looks perfect, too. Sweet!

OtoH-- Boy, is it just my eyes, or did the Gauntlet cast turn out really... rough??... :-\

Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Psycho on 22 September 2016, 13:35:33
Heavy mold line on the legs, and the nose looks like it's performed a charge attack. Hopefully it's not a recurring issue.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: IAMCLANWOLF on 22 September 2016, 16:03:56
Heavy mold line on the legs, and the nose looks like it's performed a charge attack. Hopefully it's not a recurring issue.

It's odd. Every other miniature in that thread looks flawless.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Azakael on 22 September 2016, 16:08:25
Brilliant  O0

I have a plastic Intro Box Panther that I am painting up for my 5-year old daughter. She wanted it painted pink. I am painting it as "The Pink Panther".

Ace Darwin for the win!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 30 September 2016, 08:24:03
Heavy mold line on the legs, and the nose looks like it's performed a charge attack. Hopefully it's not a recurring issue.

Its not recurring from what I can tell. I have looked at the 3 or 4 I have and one has a little mold line on the one leg.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: cavingjan on 30 September 2016, 13:32:04
Mine also didn't have that.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 09 October 2016, 17:23:17
Picked up the Hound from my FLGS, cleaned it up and I will be putting it together tonight while sitting with the baby.  I am surprised people are not clamoring for the Hound's weapon sprue . . . double barreled energy weapon, should mount AC and a SRM4 box rack . . .
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Scotty on 09 October 2016, 18:06:00
Uh, there are, just not in this thread.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 10 October 2016, 11:18:27
Picked up the Hound from my FLGS, cleaned it up and I will be putting it together tonight while sitting with the baby.  I am surprised people are not clamoring for the Hound's weapon sprue . . . double barreled energy weapon, should mount AC and a SRM4 box rack . . .

Working on it, was not able to get much work done last week while I was off work. Going to work on it this coming week.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 18 December 2016, 22:11:23
Hey all! The Yen-Lo-Wang is out on the web store!!

(http://ironwindmetals.com/store/images/btmechs/BT-395-BW.jpg)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: mdauben on 19 December 2016, 17:00:15
Hey all! The Yen-Lo-Wang is out on the web store!!
Looking good!  Something else to add to my next order.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: wolfspider on 09 January 2017, 17:30:00
Are there any pictures yet of the wasp? I am looking forward to that one for sure!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 10 January 2017, 09:45:40
Are there any pictures yet of the wasp? I am looking forward to that one for sure!

Not of Masters yet, it is nearing the end of sculpting and looks good so far.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: wolfspider on 10 January 2017, 10:43:27
Awesome can't wait to see it!  O0
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 10 January 2017, 19:44:54
So sounds like mid to late February release on the wasp? That makes me all sad... Can't wait to order a lance or two of them. Provided the local store is done playing footsie with IWM and can start ordering stuff for me.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 15 January 2017, 15:43:31
I have updated the Release Schedule (http://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/release-schedule-2016) on the IWM website. I have posted 1st and 2nd Quarter 2017 Releases along with the most recent Web Only items that I have added to the Online store.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 15 January 2017, 16:18:17
Thank you Speck!

And I like the look of this up and coming hottie! Valkyrie VLK-QA
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: HMS_Swiftsure on 15 January 2017, 20:13:33
Oh no!  Is the insanely long production run of that particular Flea sculpt coming to a close?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Mattlov on 16 January 2017, 01:14:31
Why is the standing Trebaruna a Web only release?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Alex Keller on 16 January 2017, 13:20:45
Thanks Speck! It's exciting to see more classic designs coming out!

 Looks like Locust or Wolverine for 3rd quarter right?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Mech42ace on 16 January 2017, 15:12:15
It's beginning to look like this year is going to be a real strain on the wallet...

Thanks Speck!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 17 January 2017, 20:44:35
Thanks Speck! It's exciting to see more classic designs coming out!

 Looks like Locust or Wolverine for 3rd quarter right?

I thought so too but not so sure now. Hopefully Speck can release SOME information about which classics are currently authorized to release but...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 18 January 2017, 10:36:21
I thought so too but not so sure now. Hopefully Speck can release SOME information about which classics are currently authorized to release but...

Can't name any but we have a list fleshed out through next year doing one per quarter.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 18 January 2017, 21:23:34
No worries, knowing there will be another two this year and 4 next year is more than enough information considering the list of classics

Released:
Ostscout
Shadow Hawk

Scheduled:
Wasp
Valkyrie

Unknown:
Battlemaster
Longbow
Goliath
Warhammer
Archer
Marauder
Thunderbolt
Crusader
Rifleman
Griffin
Scorpion
Phoenix Hawk
Stinger

Possibly NOT on the authorized list:
Locust
Wolverine

Now, based on what Speck has been able to confirm it looks like IWM has been autrhorized to produce a total of 12 classics. That would mean maybe 3 per weight class. So far that would mean the lights are complete after the Valkyrie (Ostscout, Wasp, Valkyrie), and two more mediums. Thinking about it though it doesn't make a lot of sense as there are only 4 PP assaults that have to be replaced but... ah who knows, its all pure speculation anyway but it does make a small bit of sense.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Scotty on 18 January 2017, 21:33:01
This kind of speculation is how rumors get started.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 18 January 2017, 21:42:33
What are we, a bunch of teenage girls?!?!?! ;D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Scotty on 18 January 2017, 21:49:40
*glances up at General Discussion*

Yes.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 19 January 2017, 09:54:19
*glances up at General Discussion*

Yes.

Lol, so true
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 19 January 2017, 09:56:54
No worries, knowing there will be another two this year and 4 next year is more than enough information considering the list of classics

Released:
Ostscout
Shadow Hawk

Scheduled:
Wasp
Valkyrie

Unknown:
Battlemaster
Longbow
Goliath
Warhammer
Archer
Marauder
Thunderbolt
Crusader
Rifleman
Griffin
Scorpion
Phoenix Hawk
Stinger

Possibly NOT on the authorized list:
Locust
Wolverine

Now, based on what Speck has been able to confirm it looks like IWM has been autrhorized to produce a total of 12 classics. That would mean maybe 3 per weight class. So far that would mean the lights are complete after the Valkyrie (Ostscout, Wasp, Valkyrie), and two more mediums. Thinking about it though it doesn't make a lot of sense as there are only 4 PP assaults that have to be replaced but... ah who knows, its all pure speculation anyway but it does make a small bit of sense.

Well some of what I have on my list are listed there........ but nothing to do with how many per weight class.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 19 January 2017, 12:12:18
Flea (XTRO Succession Wars), Gambit, Uraeus, and Valkyrie showed up on my FLGS preorder.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 19 January 2017, 18:00:37
Valkyrie is the on the Q2 release schedule Speck posted, so maybe May if we are lucky on that puppy. Not sure on the other two... only paid attention to listed classics.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 19 January 2017, 18:37:08
iirc the last few sets of releases have been mid quarter. the middle to the end of may would fit into that window.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Psycho on 19 January 2017, 23:35:13
Your list is missing the Ostsol, Ostroc, and Marauder II.  ^-^
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 20 January 2017, 02:11:12
I thought I read somewhere that the Ostol and Ostroc were no longer listed as unseen. Though yes I noticed I had missed the Marauder II a day later.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Psycho on 20 January 2017, 09:18:08
Since we've gotten the Ostscout, I figure they're probably in line for a re-do as well. That's all I'm thinking.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: ColBosch on 20 January 2017, 11:12:37
I thought I read somewhere that the Ostol and Ostroc were no longer listed as unseen.

The Osts are legally no longer Unseen, but they are getting redesigned anyway.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 20 January 2017, 16:23:37
Fair enough, the 3025 art WAS pretty ugly
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: ColBosch on 20 January 2017, 17:31:22
Hey, some people like 'em...

...but not me. I think the new Ostscout is a huge improvement over the old one, and I don't even care about the retcon with its hands. As far as I'm concerned, 'Mechs should always have two hands unless there's a compelling in-game reason.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 20 January 2017, 17:46:11
I like the mechs just not the art lol

Yeah, I should be getting my Ostscouts soon as well as the Shadow Hawk and Stalker II. Can't wait to get an up close look at that fat legged Ostscout. Bigger question though is what faction colors to use...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sharpnel on 21 January 2017, 02:58:13
Hey, some people like 'em...

...but not me. I think the new Ostscout is a huge improvement over the old one, and I don't even care about the retcon with its hands. As far as I'm concerned, 'Mechs should always have two hands unless there's a compelling in-game reason.
The main reason being a BFG, PPCs or paired large lasers
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Juodas Varnas on 21 January 2017, 08:03:45
Hey, some people like 'em...

...but not me. I think the new Ostscout is a huge improvement over the old one, and I don't even care about the retcon with its hands. As far as I'm concerned, 'Mechs should always have two hands unless there's a compelling in-game reason.
Well it's not much of a ret-con considering that the mech's record sheet did include the hand actuators on both arms (as far as i know).

I do like the re-design myself, i think it's a massive improvement over both the original art and the re-seen art. However, i do think that the miniature's model is a bit... off? The legs seem a bit too THICC or maybe the torso is a bit too small, not sure which.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 26 January 2017, 02:02:03
lights . . . lights . . . need some heavies to hold the line!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Finlos on 27 January 2017, 17:51:19
Can't name any but we have a list fleshed out through next year doing one per quarter. [Emphasis mine]

Glad to hear they're coming, but man that's a painfully slow release.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 27 January 2017, 18:11:40
And not knowing the order for the number allowed kind of sucks . . . I am wanting Wolverines, Warhammers and Marauders!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: HMS_Swiftsure on 27 January 2017, 23:57:13
I'm looking forward for the ones that have been difficult to find stand-ins for.  Locust, Valkyrie, Crusader, etc.  Probably Locust more than anything else.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: nckestrel on 28 January 2017, 00:56:34
Anybody seen a Sarath yet?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 28 January 2017, 09:15:03
Anybody seen a Sarath yet?

I have. It's awesome. The very talented Sentinel343 is doing it.

Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: jimdigris on 28 January 2017, 09:15:11
As much as I want minis in hand, I'd really like to see the art for the previously unseen designs (Crusaders, Goliath, Scorpion, etc.).
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 29 January 2017, 06:29:24
Its been a few days so time to pester Speck again!  :D

When will the Q3 and Q4 release schedule be posted??  ;D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 29 January 2017, 12:19:42
Its been a few days so time to pester Speck again!  :D

When will the Q3 and Q4 release schedule be posted??  ;D

Not for awhile, 3rd is pretty much set, 4th still needs some fleshing out.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: ChrystalNiNja88 on 29 January 2017, 19:37:27
Uraeus?! Yes! I was seriously considering kit bashing one of those before I saw this.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Alex Keller on 30 January 2017, 17:58:00
Why are the Locust and Wolverine not being "authorized"?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Scotty on 30 January 2017, 18:24:50
That sounds like an excellent question that Speck probably doesn't know the answer to, and is probably not for public viewing even if he does.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 30 January 2017, 19:23:22
Is there a reason they would not be?  All I saw was a statement by a PKN like the rest of us?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: nckestrel on 30 January 2017, 23:22:08
Is there a reason they would not be?  All I saw was a statement by a PKN like the rest of us?

Catalyst is doing the Classics (paying for the new art, the 3d work, etc).  So CGL presumably want to release a product that makes back their money eventually.  So (again presumably) they are letting IWM release some to try and manage demand while CGL is still working on a "full" release in the future. So there's some give and take on which IWM can release and when to make sure this ends up not all CGL paying and CGL left with unable to recuperate those costs and (probably more importantly) the costs of plastic manunfacturing.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 31 January 2017, 00:50:53
Oh I understand all that . . . but Alex posted asking why those two would not be authorized and the only other thing I have seen about it was phoenixstorm's list where he was saying those two might not be authorized.  Since both were by people knowing nothing I was wondering if that was officially sourced from somewhere.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 31 January 2017, 11:16:43
Which I don't remember saying... but I don't really remember that far back anyway. I think it was based on the assumption that IWM was only doing 3 per weight class. Which is a logical assumption. Ostscout, Wasp, Valkyrie are the lights we know of at the moment. As for costs from CGL, based on the last intro box I would say it may be possible to reuse the masters from IWM to make the high quality multi-part units much like the Battlemaster and Timber Wolf. Don't know what kind of masters are used so not sure if its possible or not but does make sense.

Can't wait to see what classics are coming in Q3/4 though.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: sadlerbw on 31 January 2017, 13:41:50
Bottom line? Everyone wants a piece of that sweet, sweet Classics money, and right now everyone with a stake seems to be playing nice and trying to share.

I have no inside info, but it seems pretty obvious that Catalyst wants a chance to release some of the more popular minis in plastic before IWM releases them in metal. We don't know exactly what that list includes, but given the prototypes they've brought out in the past year, the locust, warhammer, marauder, battlemaster, and griffin, those seem likely to be on the list of minis CGL is looking at making. No guarantees, but they had a limited number modeled, printed, and painted to show off, so it seems logical they might want to sell some eventually.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Psycho on 31 January 2017, 15:54:55
What? Someone saying something completely logical and reasonable?!? That can't be right!  ;)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 31 January 2017, 16:13:26
Yeah, but this is BattleTech. When is it EVER logical.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 04 February 2017, 14:44:50
Another question. What weight class will the Q3/4 mechs be for the classics? Can we at least get that much?? [notworthy]
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Firesprocket on 04 February 2017, 15:05:17
No guarantees, but they had a limited number modeled, printed, and painted to show off, so it seems logical they might want to sell some eventually.
As much as most of us want to buy them in some large quantity, yes.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 04 February 2017, 18:11:00
Another question. What weight class will the Q3/4 mechs be for the classics? Can we at least get that much?? [notworthy]

You can ask, but the answer will be some time off.    :)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Pat Payne on 06 February 2017, 16:25:42
Should I just send out the Bothans to find out? (Speck, please don't kill too many of them. Many still have to die to get the Second Death Star plans... ;D)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Light Brigade on 27 March 2017, 02:06:32
So are there any news about the Q3 releases?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 27 March 2017, 03:13:20
I doubt there will be until we are a month into Q2
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 27 March 2017, 09:31:35
So are there any news about the Q3 releases?

Nothing to post yet
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: ChrystalNiNja88 on 01 April 2017, 22:20:10
Are there any pictures of the Uraeus floating about?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 02 April 2017, 12:20:33
Are there any pictures of the Uraeus floating about?

Not yet, it is still in process.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Crow on 02 April 2017, 13:03:31
Will there ever be plans to cast the Hobgoblin and Basilisk Q?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 02 April 2017, 13:33:49
Will there ever be plans to cast the Hobgoblin and Basilisk Q?

They will most likely have to be done through the Fan Finance project.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: ChrystalNiNja88 on 02 April 2017, 17:42:32
That's a shame. I adore the art for the Hobgoblin.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Crow on 03 April 2017, 07:10:55
They will most likely have to be done through the Fan Finance project.

Good to know. Would you know how much does it costs to finance a Protomech sculpt as opposed to a Mech?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Psycho on 03 April 2017, 11:29:03
That's a shame. I adore the art for the Hobgoblin.

The later protomechs all came about through fan-financing, so it's not like it's a total pipe dream. If someone or a small group came up with the funds to get it done, it could be. Hey, the Svartalfa got the base version and the LRM variant!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 11 April 2017, 15:33:52
Are there any pictures of the Uraeus floating about?

So, this got approved and I am pretty sure I can share!

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m579/mccross90/Uraeus/Ortho_zpsgo7q3vgl.png)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Domi1981 on 12 April 2017, 10:38:31
Cool. A War Hawk...err Shadowhammer?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 12 April 2017, 11:29:12
Cool. A War Hawk...err Shadowhammer?

the salacious love child of a Warhammer and a Thanatos.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 12 April 2017, 13:32:35
new on my FLGS preorder -

Anubis 5Y (TRO 3150)
Avalanche (TRO 3150)
Cuirass (TRO 3085)
Uziel 2S resculpt (with variant parts for the 8S)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Corrinald on 12 April 2017, 17:37:17
new on my FLGS preorder -

Anubis 5Y (TRO 3150)
Avalanche (TRO 3150)
Cuirass (TRO 3085)
Uziel 2S resculpt (with variant parts for the 8S)

Uziel Resculpt?! Can it be true? My favorite MW4 'mech finally getting a worthy (hopefully) miniature would be exciting news.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: jimdigris on 12 April 2017, 18:03:30
That's late July.  I'll probably pick them up at Gencon.  Hopefully, they'll have a company of those Anubis.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: cavingjan on 12 April 2017, 18:40:37
I can get a company of Anubis? Oh Hellbie! Your worst nightmare is coming back in metal form. Excellent. Let's see. I think I left off with two full companies of those things in MW:AOD scale.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: ChrystalNiNja88 on 12 April 2017, 22:16:09
So, this got approved and I am pretty sure I can share!

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m579/mccross90/Uraeus/Ortho_zpsgo7q3vgl.png)

Snazzy. A tad bulkier in proportions than I imagined from the TRO art, but better than it being a string-bean like the Uziel. :)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: sadlerbw on 13 April 2017, 00:35:20
That thing has one mean lookin' pinky finger!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 13 April 2017, 00:58:04
This may sound weird (well, maybe not from me), but any chance of ever seeing a Chaffee?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 13 April 2017, 12:27:06
I can get a company of Anubis? Oh Hellbie! Your worst nightmare is coming back in metal form. Excellent. Let's see. I think I left off with two full companies of those things in MW:AOD scale.

I LOATHE YOU.

 ;D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Scotty on 13 April 2017, 12:48:00
I wonder how many more years there are left before you get a name change to "JadedHellbringet". ;D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Savage Coyote on 13 April 2017, 16:27:58
Parts for an 8S Urziel!!?? WHAT?  WHOOT!

(my kit-bashed 8S will be jealous!)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 13 April 2017, 16:45:30
Oh, and this Uziel will likely be the definitive version.

I was able to help IWM in acquiring the original model used in MechWarrior 4, and that will be used as the basis for this baby.  It should be amazing.  (Note, I'm not the one turning that original model into a mini, someone else is)

Just wait til you guys here what I get to do for 4th quarter...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 13 April 2017, 16:46:08
Oh, and this Uziel will likely be the definitive version.

I was able to help IWM in acquiring the original model used in MechWarrior 4, and that will be used as the basis for this baby.  It should be amazing.

Just wait til you guys here what I get to do for 4th quarter...

 [drool] [drool] [drool]
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Weirdo on 13 April 2017, 17:52:52
Just wait til you guys here what I get to do for 4th quarter...

*crosses fingers*

Leviathan III, Leviathan III, Leviathan III, Leviathan III...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Maingunnery on 13 April 2017, 17:57:03

When can be expect the Goshawk II and Loki II in the online store?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 13 April 2017, 18:27:59
*crosses fingers*

Leviathan III, Leviathan III, Leviathan III, Leviathan III...

Not from me, sorry :-(

Hint, it's a Mech.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Weirdo on 13 April 2017, 18:52:55
*crosses fingers*

Diomede, Diomede, Diomede, Diomede...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 13 April 2017, 18:55:04
*crosses fingers*

Diomede, Diomede, Diomede, Diomede...
*BattleMech
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 13 April 2017, 22:09:12
Here's what's left on the 3085-3145 mech front

http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=51257.msg1182721#msg1182721
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: ColBosch on 14 April 2017, 17:43:19
*BattleMech

*crosses fingers*

OstBosch, OstBosch, OstBosch, OstBosch...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Feenix74 on 14 April 2017, 21:27:47
Don't forget to click your red sparkly heels together  ;D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: YingJanshi on 14 April 2017, 21:36:03
When can be expect the Goshawk II and Loki II in the online store?

Question seconded...Loki II is just..well, I wants it... [drool] [drool] [drool] [drool]
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 15 April 2017, 18:12:17
I can't share pictures (Because it's not my mini), but I can say officially now that the Flea being released in a few weeks is not the FLE-14 from XTRO succession wars but rather the MW4 model!

It is going to look great :D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: chongobongo on 15 April 2017, 19:47:10
So now we are getting mw4 miniatures, awesome. Any possibility of a mw4 Hauptmann . And to all that made it possible to now have miniatures of the mw4 mechs thank you .
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: ColBosch on 15 April 2017, 19:52:21
That's interesting. I'm not even going to ask how that happened, but glad to hear it.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Scotty on 15 April 2017, 19:54:49
MW4 version Vultures would make me a very happy person.  I only have one regular one, and it never sees use because I hate how anemic it looks.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 15 April 2017, 21:39:01
MW4 version Vultures would make me a very happy person.  I only have one regular one, and it never sees use because I hate how anemic it looks.

Have you seen the Vulture III?

(http://ironwindmetals.com/store/images/btmechs/BT-303-bw.jpg)

http://ironwindmetals.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=9344
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Scotty on 15 April 2017, 21:45:56
I have three.  But I am also a stickler, when the stickling choice is available to me. :D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 15 April 2017, 22:01:58
I have three.  But I am also a stickler, when the stickling choice is available to me. :D

Hahahaha, fair enough :)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 16 April 2017, 00:06:58
So, we're not getting an ultralight jumpy XTRO Flea? :(
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Liam's Ghost on 16 April 2017, 00:42:29
I can't share pictures (Because it's not my mini), but I can say officially now that the Flea being released in a few weeks is not the FLE-14 from XTRO succession wars but rather the MW4 model!

I now know what it's like to take my disappointment too personally.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 16 April 2017, 00:59:55
I now know what it's like to take my disappointment too personally.

I'll be morbidly curious (since I have no intention of buying one now) what they decide to call this Flea, since it sure as well isn't the FLE-14 they've had listed on their website.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Liam's Ghost on 16 April 2017, 06:43:23
It'll be in good company. The FLE-15 Flea already for sale from Iron Wind Metals doesn't seem to actually be what it says it is either (it appears to be an FLE-4 except with twin chin guns).
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: jimdigris on 16 April 2017, 07:55:04
Does this mean that CGL has the license to use MWO imagery?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: ColBosch on 16 April 2017, 08:00:24
Does this mean that CGL has the license to use MWO imagery?

That's a pretty big jump in logic.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Cache on 16 April 2017, 10:46:03
(Never mind.)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: worktroll on 16 April 2017, 17:10:59
I can't share pictures (Because it's not my mini), but I can say officially now that the Flea being released in a few weeks is not the FLE-14 from XTRO succession wars but rather the MW4 model!

It is going to look great :D

Lords of Light! Hand me a fresh keyboard, and bring me my credit card! Stinger, can you talk about any other MW4 designs making crossover?  [drool]
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: jimdigris on 17 April 2017, 07:56:46
That's a pretty big jump in logic.
How so?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 17 April 2017, 08:18:09
Lords of Light! Hand me a fresh keyboard, and bring me my credit card! Stinger, can you talk about any other MW4 designs making crossover?  [drool]

Well, as mentioned above, an Uziel resculpt is coming soon using the exact CAD model as used for the game.

You can Fan Funding (soon) my Hellspawn resculpt that matches the MW4 artwork quite well.

And there is going to be a resculpt coming 4th quarter that is of a quite old mini, that badly needs a resculpt, and it is going to combine elements of the TRO art, some XTRO art, and the MW4 model of this particular mech :-D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Maingunnery on 17 April 2017, 08:36:17
Well, as mentioned above, an Uziel resculpt is coming soon using the exact CAD model as used for the game.

You can Fan Funding (soon) my Hellspawn resculpt that matches the MW4 artwork quite well.

And there is going to be a resculpt coming 4th quarter that is of a quite old mini, that badly needs a resculpt, and it is going to combine elements of the TRO art, some XTRO art, and the MW4 model of this particular mech :-D
That sounds to me like a Cougar.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Empyrus on 17 April 2017, 09:42:03
Cougar, Mad Cat II, Mauler, Awesome, Raven and maybe Victor are options. YMMV on whether they need resculpt. These are just the ones with MW4, XTRO and TRO pics.


What i really want is a MW4 Mad Cat Mk II. None of the existing ones, the DA sculpt, the original nor the XTRO one quite look like MW4 version of Mad Cat IV...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Domi1981 on 17 April 2017, 12:21:23
Why does the Uziel get a resculpt. It (the old one) looked very good.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 17 April 2017, 14:47:06
Why does the Uziel get a resculpt. It (the old one) looked very good.

Looks good? The cockpit is non-existent on the mini (compare it to the tac ops cover) and it is very small. Very small.

And as for which mini? My lips are sealed until Speck releases the 4th Quarter schedule :-D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: ColBosch on 17 April 2017, 15:50:11
How so?

I've tried three times to figure out how to explain myself, and can't. I guess the key difference is that MW4 was integrated with the tabletop game decades ago, while MWO postdates FASA's collapse and has to operate in the new environment where visuals have to be different.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Domi1981 on 17 April 2017, 16:25:42
Looks good? The cockpit is non-existent on the mini (compare it to the tac ops cover) and it is very small. Very small.

And as for which mini? My lips are sealed until Speck releases the 4th Quarter schedule :-D

Maybe it´s the sake but I can see the cockpit (http://ironwindmetals.com/store/images/btmechs/20-972.JPG)
If you say that it´s all wrong that I can agree on.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: klarg1 on 17 April 2017, 16:37:07
Cougar, Mad Cat II, Mauler, Awesome, Raven and maybe Victor are options. YMMV on whether they need resculpt. These are just the ones with MW4, XTRO and TRO pics.


What i really want is a MW4 Mad Cat Mk II. None of the existing ones, the DA sculpt, the original nor the XTRO one quite look like MW4 version of Mad Cat IV...

Nah. If the qualification is having art in all those sources, it's been months since anybody resculpted the Atlas. It's due!    :D

Though, admittedly, a Mad Cat Mk II or Mauler resculpt could be OK too...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Scotty on 17 April 2017, 18:20:34
Maybe it´s the sake but I can see the cockpit (http://ironwindmetals.com/store/images/btmechs/20-972.JPG)
If you say that it´s all wrong that I can agree on.

Then we clearly agree, because that's not the cockpit.  Here are some where you can actually see it.  Sort of.

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cso-images/schemes/39_nachtwolferobinsonrangersuzial.jpg)
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cso-images/schemes/19_arrastia4dguziel01.jpg)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Cache on 17 April 2017, 18:52:38
If you say that it´s all wrong that I can agree on.
If memory serves, the Uziel and resculpt Banshee (http://ironwindmetals.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=1992) (plus a couple of others) were the final releases from Ral Partha at the time FASA folded. (RP was owned by FASA.) By the look of them, they were released in a hurry.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: jimdigris on 17 April 2017, 20:30:45
I've tried three times to figure out how to explain myself, and can't. I guess the key difference is that MW4 was integrated with the tabletop game decades ago, while MWO postdates FASA's collapse and has to operate in the new environment where visuals have to be different.
I understand.  I don't play video games, so the distinction between MW4 AND MWO wasn't apparent to me. I am puzzled at how CGL is using art from MWO's Stalker and Victor.  I hope they don't end up Unseen.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Liam's Ghost on 17 April 2017, 20:48:00
I am puzzled at how CGL is using art from MWO's Stalker and Victor.  I hope they don't end up Unseen.

I think that those are examples of coincidental similarity rather than direct copying.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: klarg1 on 17 April 2017, 23:40:28
I think that those are examples of coincidental similarity rather than direct copying.

If the Victor you're thinking about is the Lu Wei Bing, it's different art by (I believe) the same artist, but not actually MWO art. whether the two are different enough to be considered distinct ts a question for lawyers.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Domi1981 on 18 April 2017, 05:52:07
It really disturbs me to think about that two companies who thrive on the same universe could end up damaging each other over some artwork instead of supporting each other. I mean, it´s not as if a IWM Wei Lu Bing would prevent me from buying anything in MWO. I just don´t play it because it bores me but not because I say "oh the minis are so much nicer looking, so I go for classic BTech". Or what am i missing here?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: worktroll on 18 April 2017, 08:05:16
The legacy of FASA, that's what you're missing. CGL can only licence the boardgame IP (and some related aspects) from Topps, PGI can only licence the computer version of the IP (and some related aspects) from Topps, but neither can use each other's original work without going through Topps, which is a megacorp, and which charges accordingly.

Yup, it would be good if they could work more closely. No, it ain't legally possible at this time.

W.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: sadlerbw on 18 April 2017, 11:18:21
It's slightly worse than that isn't it? Since Microsoft holds some rights to the Mechwarrior computer games. I don't know exactly where the split is between Topps and Microsoft, but is seems like it has something to do with piloting an individual mech? Anyway, the MWO art may be as much locked up by Microsoft as it is by Topps.

Regardless, having fragmented IP is a pain for everyone involved.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: nckestrel on 18 April 2017, 11:47:53
It's slightly worse than that isn't it? Since Microsoft holds some rights to the Mechwarrior computer games. I don't know exactly where the split is between Topps and Microsoft, but is seems like it has something to do with piloting an individual mech? Anyway, the MWO art may be as much locked up by Microsoft as it is by Topps.

Regardless, having fragmented IP is a pain for everyone involved.

Electronic games, Microsoft.  Board games, print (novels), Topps.   Movies are also Topps.
https://trademarks.justia.com/search?q=battletech

Topps has then licensed out to CGL, Microsoft to Piranha and HBS.
We don't know of any other terms of any other agreements, and likely never will. But presumably anything FASA created, Topps and Microsoft can both access, as they "inherited" those rights from FASA.  Post-split, anything between the separate companies has to be negotiated for, FASA couldn't/can't grant rights to something somebody else creates in the future.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: HMS_Swiftsure on 19 April 2017, 14:42:30
Cougar, Mad Cat II, Mauler, Awesome, Raven and maybe Victor are options. YMMV on whether they need resculpt. These are just the ones with MW4, XTRO and TRO pics.

Maybe Shadow Cat?  That giant hand on the mini is so odd.  Matches the art, but odd.
A MW4-ish Fafnir would probably sell well.

Plot twist:  Urbanmech from the mektek side.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Empyrus on 19 April 2017, 15:08:15
The Shadow Cat could use a Dark Age sculpt option. Love the MWDA looks of the Shadow Cat.
But it can't be what Stinger was talking about because the Shadow Cat is not subject to any XTROs (and therefore has no XTRO art). Unless there's one coming but isn't publicly known... which is unlikely.

I listed the ones i know for sure have MW4/Mercs model, XTRO art and TRO art.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: faithless on 19 April 2017, 16:17:31
Empyrus

Is this the same as the MWDA Shadowcat? I thought they were but I may be mistaken.

http://ironwindmetals.com/store/popup_image.php?pID=8511&type=jpg[/url]
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Empyrus on 19 April 2017, 16:30:49
Empyrus

Is this the same as the MWDA Shadowcat? I thought they were but I may be mistaken.

http://ironwindmetals.com/store/popup_image.php?pID=8511&type=jpg[/url]
That's Shadow Cat II, which originates from MWDA and appears in TRO.... 3085, i think?
Not the pretty one.

(http://warrenborn.com/UnitSection/AN/AN073.jpg)
MWDA Shadow Cat from Warrenborn.

Poor pic but one can see the primary differences for MWDA Shadow Cat are the cockpit (has stylized Nova Cat head) and generally more rounded, smoother appearance.

The weapons do not match any Shadow Cat configuration though, not even the NTNU ones.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: faithless on 19 April 2017, 16:42:00
Cool. I appreciate the info.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Alex Keller on 19 April 2017, 18:36:38
Do we get a glimpse of the Q3 and Q4 release schedule soon?   O0
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: jimdigris on 19 April 2017, 19:21:35
While we are at it, when will the Wasp become available on the IWM store?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Light Brigade on 21 April 2017, 00:23:18
Do we get a glimpse of the Q3 and Q4 release schedule soon?   O0

The online-shop I am using listed the Avalanche, Cuirass, Uziel resculpt and an Anubis variant for preorder just a few days ago. Conclusively, these Mech are going to be the Q3 releases, I suppose.

Unfortunately, none of the classics / re-unseens / whatever is listed or mentioned. So, are there any news, which classic is going to be released in Q3? Hopefully the Phoenix Hawk :)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Corrinald on 21 April 2017, 14:51:21
Well, as mentioned above, an Uziel resculpt is coming soon using the exact CAD model as used for the game.

You can Fan Funding (soon) my Hellspawn resculpt that matches the MW4 artwork quite well.

And there is going to be a resculpt coming 4th quarter that is of a quite old mini, that badly needs a resculpt, and it is going to combine elements of the TRO art, some XTRO art, and the MW4 model of this particular mech :-D

It would be really cool to see a new Mauler. Its been one of my favorite 'mech designs since I started playing. Maybe not the most effective in combat, but visually  O0
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Corrinald on 01 May 2017, 08:16:36
Not sure if there is an XTro Thanatos, but I would love to see it redone too. The original sculpt is huge and very limited in detail. Very underwhelming compared to what it looked like in the game.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sjhernan3060 on 01 May 2017, 21:25:00
Any chance we will ever see a battlemaster c ( red corsair ) or other IIC or versions of SLDF mechs?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Mattlov on 02 May 2017, 13:46:26
The weapons do not match any Shadow Cat configuration though, not even the NTNU ones.

I thought it was the same, 2 ER mediums and a Gauss. They just moved one of the ERs to the arm with the other one.

I think I remember seeing that somewhere, but I can't recall where.  And that recollection is not recent.   :(
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Empyrus on 02 May 2017, 14:18:51
I thought it was the same, 2 ER mediums and a Gauss. They just moved one of the ERs to the arm with the other one.

I think I remember seeing that somewhere, but I can't recall where.  And that recollection is not recent.   :(
Maybe, but officially there's no configuration that looks like the DA Shadow Cat.

Looking at the Dark Age Sneak Peeks article collection (http://bg.battletech.com/downloads/ (http://bg.battletech.com/downloads/)), it seems the twin ML arm is basically the Avalanche's. They tried to make the 'Mechs actually Omni by having detachable arms but apparently that didn't work out well.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: cavingjan on 02 May 2017, 17:42:34
The Wendigo and Shadow Cat swapped arms without any problems. I never tried an Avalanche.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 03 May 2017, 00:44:48
Any chance we will ever see a battlemaster c ( red corsair ) or other IIC or versions of SLDF mechs?

The Orion IIC, Guillotine IIC, Clint IIC, Shadow Hawk IIC, Warhammer IIC 4 etc, Marauder IIC 3 etc and Hunchback IIC have all been made from what I can tell in my collection.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Spenetrator on 19 May 2017, 02:38:49
Am I missing something or did the Valkyrie disappear from the Q3 release schedule?

Also, I can't help but be a bit disappointed the mini Flea FLE-14 is being replaced by the 20. - was it a typo or is the 14 going to be made in future?

I am however, very impressed by the Uziel resculpt. I will be glad to see a chunkier cockpit - and hopefully, thicker legs - I chopped my Uziel in half and switched the legs, arms and lower torso with a Madcat MKIII to make an 8S model. Because I really, Really, REALLY, hated the scrawny legs.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 19 May 2017, 03:00:22
valkyrie was delayed, yes. Flea is probably a typo. It's still listed as a 15 ton mech. Unless they decided to redo the standard flea out of nowhere?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 19 May 2017, 03:00:32
valkyrie was delayed, yes. Flea is probably a typo. It's still listed as a 15 ton mech. Unless they decided to redo the standard flea out of nowhere?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Liam's Ghost on 19 May 2017, 03:10:24
valkyrie was delayed, yes. Flea is probably a typo. It's still listed as a 15 ton mech. Unless they decided to redo the standard flea out of nowhere?

It was mentioned earlier that the Flea that's going to be released is going to be based on the MW4 art and won't be the ultralight.

If it's the FLE-20, then it'll apparently represent the Capellan stealth version from the Jihad.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Spenetrator on 19 May 2017, 03:46:32
Yeah, I read about the MW4 based 20, I guess I meant, why initially say they were releasing the 14, I now assume that was that just a typo?

(Although I can hope the 14 will come out at some point in the future!)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 19 May 2017, 10:28:31
If it's the FLE-20, then it'll apparently represent the Capellan stealth version from the Jihad.

Bleh
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 20 May 2017, 03:39:41
Bleh

Right there with ya. I was really looking forward to that little guy. :(
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Corrinald on 22 May 2017, 12:02:36
Any word on this year's convention specials? I am probably in the minority, but I am hoping for some more 28mm stuff. More battle armor would be spiffy, but a 28mm Mechwarrior would be fantastic...even if it's a generic one.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: worktroll on 22 May 2017, 22:38:51
Jumping Liberator.
Jumping McKenna.
28mm-scale Fox corvette.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: qc mech3 on 22 May 2017, 22:47:08
Lol!

Seriously, a new 28mm BA would be nice.  O0
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Weirdo on 22 May 2017, 22:51:58
Y'know, if you cast the back half of a ship in clear resin... ^-^

(Alternatively, a jumping Fox can be easily made by dropping an existing mini into your kitchen sink's disposal.)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: worktroll on 22 May 2017, 23:12:47
A 'Mech-scale Fox would be 1.5m long. A 1m sphere would provide a good base.

Reminds me of when I planned to make a 'Mech-scale Invader using an old coatrack ...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 22 May 2017, 23:49:00
Didn't someone do a 'Mech-scale Aegis class a few years back?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 23 May 2017, 01:22:41
If they did I wants pictures!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 23 May 2017, 01:25:58
If they did I wants pictures!

Think it was under terrain on a previous incarnation of the forums.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: phytimphthora on 23 May 2017, 09:57:08
FYI; the new Sarath, Gambit and Flea miniatures. Sorry for the poor picture quality.

The Flea and Gambit are pretty simple to assemble.
The Sarath has a lot of pieces, but it is a nice miniature with good detail.


Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: ColBosch on 23 May 2017, 10:01:34
Why is the Flea so gigantic?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 23 May 2017, 10:04:00
Any pics of the Uraeus?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 23 May 2017, 11:02:08
Why is the Flea so gigantic?

"We've swapped their Flea mini with Folgers crystals...er, a Cicada mini. Let's see if anyone notices."
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: IAMCLANWOLF on 23 May 2017, 13:29:33
Any pics of the Uraeus?

Yes, please!!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: nckestrel on 23 May 2017, 16:05:42
FYI; the new Sarath...
The Sarath has a lot of pieces, but it is a nice miniature with good detail.

Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 24 May 2017, 11:12:10
Why is the Flea so gigantic?

So you can use it as a Marauder IIC proxy?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 24 May 2017, 13:08:33
Well, I definitely won't be using it for a FLE-14 proxy.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Maingunnery on 24 May 2017, 13:43:48
So you can use it as a Marauder IIC proxy?
A bit of modding and you get a 'primitive' Marauder, it just needs some arms and bigger lower legs (any ideas?).
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sentinel373 on 06 June 2017, 09:43:28
Glad to see the Sarath came out looking pretty good :)

sorry about the large amount of pieces. it was kind of unavoidable since the design isnt very casting friendly.
but hey it means there's a lot of customization options!

I'd love to see any painted saraths if anyone has one.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 06 June 2017, 09:59:34
I'd love to see any painted saraths if anyone has one.

Let me see if any of my customers have one painted up yet. I'll PM you as well!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: nckestrel on 06 June 2017, 10:04:58
Just ordered mine, so painting them will be a bit :).
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 06 June 2017, 12:50:31
Just ordered mine, so painting them will be a bit :).
O0
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 16 June 2017, 00:04:40
Any pics of the Uraeus?


close up
(http://puu.sh/wlodF/03cfd779a9.png)

with the Gambit, Loki Mk II, and Sarath
(http://puu.sh/wlohT/72fa74f87a.png)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 16 June 2017, 12:33:57
Excellent! Thanks for posting!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: ChrystalNiNja88 on 21 June 2017, 20:51:11
URAEUS! :D I'mma snatch a pair for my Comstar and Republic forces.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Alex Keller on 13 July 2017, 15:05:09
Hey so... any update on the Q3 classic?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Light Brigade on 13 July 2017, 16:29:06
Hey so... any update on the Q3 classic?

Or the Q2 classic?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 13 July 2017, 20:37:35
or the Q1 classics... :( Need more Wasps
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Psycho on 13 July 2017, 22:44:39
Hey so... any update on the Q3 classic?

There was one on the release list?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 14 July 2017, 00:58:52
I was always under the impression that 3Q was Anubis, Avalanche, Cuirass, Uziel resculpt. The only way we'd get a 3Q classic is if the Valkyrie gets released
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Light Brigade on 14 July 2017, 02:08:51
There was one on the release list?

Unfortunately not, but ...

Can't name any but we have a list fleshed out through next year doing one per quarter.

Consequently, we're short two to three (if you count the Wasp) Classics, I guess.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 14 July 2017, 05:06:48
Q1 Wasp, Q2 Valkyrie, Q3... I don't think any information was ever released. Still no infomercial from Speck on what happened, not sure if there will be either.

Only other info about the Classics was a small bit from Randall about the next intro box possibly could have some but even that was a bit iffy/vague on the meaning.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Alex Keller on 14 July 2017, 22:25:29
Well... shoot
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Valkerie on 14 July 2017, 23:39:44
There's that photobucket message again.  Guess they don't like to share anymore   :'(
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 15 July 2017, 03:54:34
Not unless you want to pony up $400 I believe... There was a big flap over it in the off topic forum iirc
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 17 July 2017, 09:46:30
I do have the 4th quarter list to add this week. But tonight is dig through emails since I was out of town last few days at Historicon.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Phobos101 on 25 July 2017, 21:48:28
Speck,
Any news on when that Q4 schedule might go up on the site?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 25 July 2017, 23:57:58
Well, if you checked some of the other topics you know what happened to the Classic releases . . .

Will we get any that are not affected by HG?  For instance I would love a Battlemaster or Wolverine to come out . . .
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Phobos101 on 26 July 2017, 04:33:54
Colt - I figured that Speck would already have known that... business at the time of his post, considering the Wasp had already been pulled off the store.
If the classics Wolverine (when it happens) looks as good in the flesh/metal as it does in the art, I will buy all of them. All. That and the Griffin are probably my two most wanted.
 I'm just curious to see what IWM have on the way for the rest of the year, mainly because prohibitive postage costs to the bottom end of the globe mean I like to order more minis less often, and the content of the release schedule will dictate whether I hold off on my next order or not.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 26 July 2017, 06:20:22
Speck,
Any news on when that Q4 schedule might go up on the site?

Will get that up this week. I am hoping tonight after work.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 26 July 2017, 07:08:58
Are there any other classics that IWM will be able to release? Locust, Thud... Maybe a Wolverine or Griffin??
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 26 July 2017, 07:54:45
Are there any other classics that IWM will be able to release? Locust, Thud... Maybe a Wolverine or Griffin??

None are in the 4th quarter, at some point in the future they could be.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 26 July 2017, 09:16:18
Reason I said what I said Phobos is that none of the parties can comment . . . heck, they could not even say such things were holding up CM Davion or its why the Wasp et al got pulled or put on hold.  Which is why I was wondering if non-Macross/Robotech Classic designs would still be coming out or if they went all the way back to not touching any of them.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Maingunnery on 26 July 2017, 14:55:24
None are in the 4th quarter, at some point in the future they could be.
And primitive Archer/Orion?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 26 July 2017, 14:56:21
And primitive Archer/Orion?

 :)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 26 July 2017, 17:04:57
Thanks Speck, so the one per quarter was blown out of the water then.. oh well. Guess that means more time to build up the Shadow Hawks in my various battalions.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Alex Keller on 26 July 2017, 17:35:28
Don't forget about the Ostscout.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 26 July 2017, 20:16:16
Already bought some, but they are light on combat power. For a heavy hitting 8/12 design I prefer the Mongoose, but they are hard to justify (in numbers) in a 3025 unit. So most light lances stick with 6/9 or 6/9/6 units which there is a much larger number of.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Light Brigade on 27 July 2017, 04:05:58
Already bought some, but they are light on combat power. For a heavy hitting 8/12 design I prefer the Mongoose, but they are hard to justify (in numbers) in a 3025 unit. So most light lances stick with 6/9 or 6/9/6 units which there is a much larger number of.

You might use some Jenners instead, since Jenners should be quite common even outside Kurita-space (even if they are only 7/11/5). Especially since Ostscouts are supposed to be scarce, too  ;)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 27 July 2017, 06:20:12
Yeah, I have a fair amount of upside down toilet bowl mechs. Mostly in plastic though, but they look the same as my metal Ral Partha Jenner
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Light Brigade on 27 July 2017, 07:17:54
Yeah, I have a fair amount of upside down toilet bowl mechs. Mostly in plastic though, but they look the same as my metal Ral Partha Jenner

Yeah, Jenners are Kurita-Mechs after all.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JPArbiter on 28 July 2017, 22:54:05
Any word on either Q 4 or con exclusives yet?

Aside from the jumping enforcer III
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 28 July 2017, 22:58:06
nothing yet. sometimes my flgs BT distributor spills the beans a little early when they list future releases as preorders, but no word from them either.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 29 July 2017, 11:22:03
Any word on either Q 4 or con exclusives yet?

Aside from the jumping enforcer III

They haven't announced the Q4 releases yet, but the list has been settled. Same as the GenCon stuff, but they are waiting for the sculptors to finish and/or casting to finish what came in. That's the last I heard from the business side about 3 weeks ago...so I'm sure things have changed a bit on the GenCon stuff (i.e. sculptors could be done).

I'm sure Speck will post a list soon since GenCon is what...roughly 3 weeks away.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 29 July 2017, 11:56:51
Any word on either Q 4 or con exclusives yet?

Aside from the jumping enforcer III

Will update 4th quarter release Sunday night when I am back home.

I will post this week about gencon specials.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Alex Keller on 31 July 2017, 11:26:50
Alright! 4th quarter release!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: jimdigris on 31 July 2017, 11:47:15
The website has to be working when he's available for him to post it.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Light Brigade on 31 July 2017, 11:51:31
The Cougar Prime / B Mech - 35 Tons - TRO 3060,

Jaguar (Standard) Mech - 35 Tons - TRO 3145 Lyran Commonwealth,

Phoenix Hawk IIC 7 Mech - 80 Tons - TRO 3085, and

Enforcer III ENF-7D Mech - 50 Tons - XTRO Republic Vol 1

are going to releasedin Q4, I guess.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 31 July 2017, 11:57:18
that's uh. eclectic
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 31 July 2017, 11:58:35
Wait until you see the Cougar, you will be pleased :D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 31 July 2017, 13:49:20
The website has to be working when he's available for him to post it.

Yeah what you said

The Cougar Prime / B Mech - 35 Tons - TRO 3060,

Jaguar (Standard) Mech - 35 Tons - TRO 3145 Lyran Commonwealth,

Phoenix Hawk IIC 7 Mech - 80 Tons - TRO 3085, and

Enforcer III ENF-7D Mech - 50 Tons - XTRO Republic Vol 1

are going to releasedin Q4, I guess.

Yeah that is the 4th quarter release. Have updating IWM website this evening.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: jimdigris on 31 July 2017, 16:53:19
Is the Cougar a new sculpt?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Maingunnery on 31 July 2017, 17:02:32
Yeah what you said

Yeah that is the 4th quarter release. Have updating IWM website this evening.
No primitives?  :(
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 31 July 2017, 17:22:16
Is the Cougar a new sculpt?

A completely new sculpt. Based on a variety of sources, it is the definitive cougar.

Interestingly enough, the original cougar actually used the legs and arms from the first sculpt of the puma.  Only the torso was new. This one is completely new and much, much better than the current 20 year old sculpt.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: faithless on 31 July 2017, 17:29:51
I will definitely be picking up the new cougar.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 31 July 2017, 18:10:25
Be interesting to compare them . . . was just looking at my Adder and the ERPPC arms on it are kind of scrawny and disappointing.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: faithless on 31 July 2017, 18:28:01
I used the resculpt puma arms on the current cougar sculpt.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 31 July 2017, 18:44:27
I looked at ordering some Adder arms for my Pouncer b/c I was not a fan of the arms with it I had not put on yet.  I might look at the resculpt or perhaps check other arms but the Pouncer has a weird arm attachment.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Maingunnery on 31 July 2017, 18:57:47
Well all my Adders are E's.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: worktroll on 31 July 2017, 19:05:17
A completely new sculpt. Based on a variety of sources, it is the definitive cougar.

Cougar XR?  [drool]
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 31 July 2017, 19:08:38
Well, I built that Adder from the parts that came with it in the big ebay lot I got . . . I prefer the B & D, which those tiny Prime arms can simulate easily enough.

Guess I also need to put the Mad Dog together from that lot.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Luciora on 31 July 2017, 20:33:10
Can't say I'm a big fan of the Enforcer's arms, but i have another strong patlabor/ms08th vibe from that unit.   ;D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Scotty on 31 July 2017, 21:01:51
Cougar XR?  [drool]

Ugh, I hope not.  I'd really like a good looking Cougar without wings first.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 31 July 2017, 21:52:38
Updated Release Schedule (http://www.ironwindmetals.com/index.php/release-schedule-main) Added 4th Quarter and also a bunch of Web Only stuff that should all make it to Gen Con and then up on our web store after the show.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 31 July 2017, 22:09:02
How different does the Wolverine 1R look from the -3R, since I cannot find a image of the -1R?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 31 July 2017, 22:15:54
How different does the Wolverine 1R look from the -3R, since I cannot find a image of the -1R?

Look at the Fan Funding thread (http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=56565.0) for it.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: worktroll on 31 July 2017, 22:19:28
Although technically the FF thread shows a -3R, as it has the SRM pack. The -1R doesn't. Hopefully the pack is a separate piece.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 31 July 2017, 22:20:36
more specifically, this post

http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=56565.msg1320458#msg1320458
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 31 July 2017, 22:52:13
Yeah, I could find the -3R art but not the other so I was wondering if they had other differences.  Hopefully it does have the SRM as a attachment, if not I could always get one off a MWDA vehicle or something.  Since we have no idea when we might get any Classic minis, I might have to consider that for a 6 series stand in though I do have the -7H too.

Wonder if the gun will be a separate piece since I wish the -7H had it differently.  I would like to make a -7M at some point.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JPArbiter on 01 August 2017, 01:38:16
is the cougar gonna be built to accept arms from the 3050 omnis?  I always felt that it, the Phantom, Pouncer, and Linebacker should have been treated as "Compatible" due to the similar art style used

Also looking forward to giving my Sowrd of Light a Mk II Hover Company!!!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 01 August 2017, 09:49:51
there is a lot to like in the web-exclusive list, especially that trio of hot, hot primitive action. also hyped about the marauder battle armor
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 01 August 2017, 09:56:33
is the cougar gonna be built to accept arms from the 3050 omnis?  I always felt that it, the Phantom, Pouncer, and Linebacker should have been treated as "Compatible" due to the similar art style used

Also looking forward to giving my Sowrd of Light a Mk II Hover Company!!!

The cougar was not *explicitly* built to accept 3050 omni parts.  But.  It should be more in scale with those parts and it wouldn't look out of place in the arms.  There will be covers for the torso missile racks provided, so overall, it shouldn't be too hard to modify as needed.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Phobos101 on 01 August 2017, 10:20:37
I'm pretty excited, especially about the wolverine and archer primitives. loos like I'll be holding off my order until they hit the streets, If I can wait that long :P.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Maingunnery on 01 August 2017, 12:12:25
I'm pretty excited, especially about the wolverine and archer primitives. loos like I'll be holding off my order until they hit the streets, If I can wait that long :P.
Me too, I am also quite excited by the Orion. Hopefully they will be in the IWM store by the end of this month.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: cavingjan on 01 August 2017, 13:58:35
Does the cougar use the resculpted adder legs? I'm hoping it was built around those.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 01 August 2017, 14:10:27
Does the cougar use the resculpted adder legs? I'm hoping it was built around those.

No, it is completely new sculpt. 
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Whisper721 on 01 August 2017, 16:18:44
Any News on the Con Specials yet?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Phobos101 on 01 August 2017, 17:56:33
Me too, I am also quite excited by the Orion. Hopefully they will be in the IWM store by the end of this month.

Yeah, I always found the original mini a bit goofy, so I might get a couple of these to sub in.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 01 August 2017, 20:20:45
For that Wolverine, does it have a missile launcher to become the -3R?  Is the AC built into the arm or is it a separate piece- like the TDR-1C's Large Laser?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Liam's Ghost on 01 August 2017, 20:26:05
You know, you people keep releasing stuff I want to buy, and I'll never be able to get all the projects I want to do done.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 02 August 2017, 06:52:02
For that Wolverine, does it have a missile launcher to become the -3R?  Is the AC built into the arm or is it a separate piece- like the TDR-1C's Large Laser?

I talked to Dak and the wolverine can be the 1R or 3R. Missile launcher and AC separate parts.

Any News on the Con Specials yet?

In the gencon thread in the general BT forum I posted about what is in the Vengeance Lance pack and mentioned a second Lance pack that is a 3150 Fed Suns themed. Will be posting more details here this week yet.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 02 August 2017, 09:09:57
Good news, thanks for the quick response.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: tapdancingbeavers on 03 August 2017, 03:56:07
Is there any update on the Locust 1V http://camospecs.com/IWM/Details/1706/locust-lct-1v (http://camospecs.com/IWM/Details/1706/locust-lct-1v) as yet or is it still unknown (or something that can't be talked about)?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 03 August 2017, 18:45:33
That will depend on which 12 classics IWM was already licensed to produce in metal. I remember someone said that the classics were being pushed for plastic first. So if that is true then don't expect it to be out in metal for awhile unless it is one of the 12 IWM is scheduled to release.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 03 August 2017, 19:21:52
I remember someone said that the classics were being pushed for plastic first.

It was Adrian Gideon in the 2016 gencon thread
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 15 September 2017, 12:13:38
any word on the Q4 distribution lineup?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 15 September 2017, 12:20:16
Cougar Resculpt :) And... others...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: sadlerbw on 15 September 2017, 13:41:58
Any updates on when my favorite centurion might be purchasable? My DA RAC-turion needs a buddy!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 18 September 2017, 08:10:49
Any updates on when my favorite centurion might be purchasable? My DA RAC-turion needs a buddy!

Last I heard the 3D master didn't make it to gen con in time, which was quite disappointing.  It should be in house and IWM just needs to mold it, I think.

Speck should have more info...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 18 September 2017, 20:16:33
Last I heard the 3D master didn't make it to gen con in time, which was quite disappointing.  It should be in house and IWM just needs to mold it, I think.

Speck should have more info...

Yup, the 3D master arrived just before Gencon. I will find out a update.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Domi1981 on 19 September 2017, 08:54:13
Is there any update on the Locust 1V http://camospecs.com/IWM/Details/1706/locust-lct-1v (http://camospecs.com/IWM/Details/1706/locust-lct-1v) as yet or is it still unknown (or something that can't be talked about)?

I think its on hold because of all the trouble with HG. If I´m wrong: pwease Senpai notice him!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 19 September 2017, 08:57:16
I think its on hold because of all the trouble with HG. If I´m wrong: pwease Senpai notice him!

Locust isn't a Harmony Gold issue.

As mentioned many, many times before, Catalyst has requested that IWM hold off on releasing any of the 7 Classic mechs that will be included in the future box sets.  Once those are released, we may start seeing some Classics start rolling in.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 19 September 2017, 09:39:16
Q4 on the IWM page:

Cougar Prime / B resculpt
Jaguar
Phoenix Hawk IIC 7
XTRO Enforcer 7D (non-jumping version of the con exclusive)

Once again, no Anzu  :'(
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Domi1981 on 20 September 2017, 03:34:20
Locust isn't a Harmony Gold issue.

Okay, so sorry, but I thought this was the case because they compared what I think looks like a Locust to a Marauder (https://www.unitedstatescourts.org/federal/wawd/242820/1-0.html) ; which is crazy.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 20 September 2017, 07:25:59
Thats just HG being stupid
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sjhernan3060 on 22 September 2017, 23:44:13
Just throwing this out there any chance of getting the 1st gen protos resculpted?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 22 September 2017, 23:55:24
Might check, I am pretty sure some of them have been . . . I need to see about a Sunder myself.  I have the Avatar and IIRC it used the same legs as the Mad Dog, so that might have changed especially since the Mad Dog got a resculpt IIRC and you have the II, III and IV to chose from if you want to change the look of the legs to being beefier.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sjhernan3060 on 23 September 2017, 08:20:00
No protomech resculpts that I know of but I would like them!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 23 September 2017, 09:36:11
Sorry, my brain translated that as Omni for some reason.  Yeah, I would not expect the protos to ever be resculpted too small a market.  I am not sure if the Reavings have even been made, let alone the 3145 protos.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Maingunnery on 23 September 2017, 09:41:27
I am not sure if the Reavings have even been made, let alone the 3145 protos.
Some have been made, but not all.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 23 September 2017, 10:06:03
unsculpted protos:

Erinyes (3075)
Minotaur XP (XTRO Clans)
Basilisk (Quad) (Reaving)
Hobgoblin (Reaving)
Minotaur P2 (Prototypes)
Satyr XP (Prototypes)
Hippogriff (3145 Mercs)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Cache on 23 September 2017, 11:21:55
Just throwing this out there any chance of getting the 1st gen protos resculpted?
What do you want changed?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sjhernan3060 on 23 September 2017, 13:07:45
I would love the xp satyr another Minotaur and a varient sculpt of the delphyne and gorgon
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Weirdo on 23 September 2017, 18:24:14
Satyr and Minotaur make sense, where's the art that would be used for the other two?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sjhernan3060 on 23 September 2017, 21:16:09
That's the rub! How does new official art get made?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 23 September 2017, 21:33:16
That's the rub! How does new official art get made?

Lol, that's the million dollar question. And that's coming from someone with the title of freelance artist...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 24 September 2017, 01:46:43
Well first.... Somebody needs to get really really drunk and play with some ugly minis.
Then they drink some more and make a call to commission new art, followed by much passing out.
Week later new art shows up for the ugly mini that got even uglier after heavy drinking.
After that it gets past on to IWM with a note not to get drunk and look at the original.
Curiosity sets in so more drinking, mold gets ordered, more passing out.
New mini gets released and no one remembers what happened. #P
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sjhernan3060 on 24 September 2017, 16:15:26
Well first.... Somebody needs to get really really drunk and play with some ugly minis.
Then they drink some more and make a call to commission new art, followed by much passing out.
Week later new art shows up for the ugly mini that got even uglier after heavy drinking.
After that it gets past on to IWM with a note not to get drunk and look at the original.
Curiosity sets in so more drinking, mold gets ordered, more passing out.
New mini gets released and no one remembers what happened. #P

Let it be so!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: cavingjan on 24 September 2017, 16:32:30
That's the rub! How does new official art get made?

Typically art is done in conjunction with a new product. We would need a book or PDF that had protos in them. Note: typically the small PDF products use previous art. That isn't always true but typical. Art is expensive.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Psycho on 26 September 2017, 12:56:55
Assuming a radical revision on the appearance isn't what you're after, I think the biggest obstacle is that the original sculpts don't lend themselves to modification. Specifically thinking of the Gorgon here, where I prefer both the 2 and 3 variants over the base model. Pulling off the LRM-10 would be no small task, and I'd be inclined to resculpt over modify for the amount of work that would go in and the uncertainty of what would be left of the torso. Then it's a question of cost versus sales to justify it. Protos clearly aren't everyone's cup of tea, and trying for a subset of a subset isn't going to generate much buzz.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Maingunnery on 26 September 2017, 13:13:31
Assuming a radical revision on the appearance isn't what you're after, I think the biggest obstacle is that the original sculpts don't lend themselves to modification. Specifically thinking of the Gorgon here, where I prefer both the 2 and 3 variants over the base model.
I had the same thoughts. Years ago, I had tried to modify a Gorgon, it didn't work out
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sjhernan3060 on 26 September 2017, 20:33:43
Assuming a radical revision on the appearance isn't what you're after, I think the biggest obstacle is that the original sculpts don't lend themselves to modification. Specifically thinking of the Gorgon here, where I prefer both the 2 and 3 variants over the base model. Pulling off the LRM-10 would be no small task, and I'd be inclined to resculpt over modify for the amount of work that would go in and the uncertainty of what would be left of the torso. Then it's a question of cost versus sales to justify it. Protos clearly aren't everyone's cup of tea, and trying for a subset of a subset isn't going to generate much buzz.

I wonder how much of that was because of the divise nature of the first gen sculpts. I think the sprite and the procyon quad are great examples of good looking protos. Procyon quad has the animal look without being too over board but the sprite I think nails an almost alien look.
I will keep beating this drum!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: GunjiNoKanrei on 27 September 2017, 04:22:33
I wonder how much of that was because of the divise nature of the first gen sculpts. I think the sprite and the procyon quad are great examples of good looking protos. Procyon quad has the animal look without being too over board but the sprite I think nails an almost alien look.
I will keep beating this drum!
Well, the Sprite is without a doubt a fantastic looking miniature, a very detailed sculpt, nicely scaled and a joy to paint. However, I can't remember ever seeing a painted Sprite except the one I did for the IWM website ...  :-\
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sjhernan3060 on 27 September 2017, 19:56:11
I am working on that! Mine is currently being shipped
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: sadlerbw on 08 November 2017, 12:24:06
Hey Speck. Any news on the new DA Centurion variant? Last news I saw was back in September when you mentioned the 3D master was in. I'm looking at making an order in December, and I was curious if it would be out by then.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 09 November 2017, 08:38:40
Hey Speck. Any news on the new DA Centurion variant? Last news I saw was back in September when you mentioned the 3D master was in. I'm looking at making an order in December, and I was curious if it would be out by then.

I heard from Speck about 2 weeks ago that it was getting molded. Haven't heard anything since...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: chongobongo on 11 November 2017, 10:55:36
has anyone have any pics of the new cougar mini . and does anyone know what's coming next year or is it still in the air . thanks
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: beachhead1985 on 12 November 2017, 00:13:23
I'd sure be interested in the Phoenix Hawk IIC 7
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 13 November 2017, 00:24:43
I think this is safe as the mini should be releasing any minute now....  Speck, let me know if I should take this down.

(https://i.imgur.com/sy7omBj.jpg)

I am not totally pleased with how the paint job turned out.  And of course the camera makes everything seem worse.  This is a 3D printed prototype of the forthcoming miniature.

Here's the CAD model:

(https://i.imgur.com/pSsmVYS.jpg)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Scotty on 13 November 2017, 00:26:32
EDIT: You did!  Disregard.

I like that a lot.  What pieces?  Looking at the model, I'd say feet, legs, hips, torso, and arms?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 13 November 2017, 00:34:10
EDIT: You did!  Disregard.

I like that a lot.  What pieces?  Looking at the model, I'd say feet, legs, hips, torso, and arms?

Yep, exactly that.  And maybe some covers for the Missile Launchers combined with a CT laser piece so the B config can be done as well :D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Luciora on 13 November 2017, 02:05:29
Can't wait!

Yep, exactly that.  And maybe some covers for the Missile Launchers combined with a CT laser piece so the B config can be done as well :D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: chongobongo on 13 November 2017, 09:41:07
really nice , well done mini . gonna have to pick up one or two . thanks for the pics .
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 13 November 2017, 09:41:39
EDIT: You did!  Disregard.

I like that a lot.  What pieces?  Looking at the model, I'd say feet, legs, hips, torso, and arms?

looks like two piece arms
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 13 November 2017, 10:19:32
looks like two piece arms

That's the beauty of 3D printing and owning the model.  I can pre-pose the miniature any which way I like.  As such, the exact way those arms are posed isn't possible without a jeweler's saw for the final mini.  The arms are straight by default for the IWM mini.

As a cool tidbit, the arms themselves are actually 3 pieces each and the legs are 2 piece in the 3D model, I just had to combine parts for the final mini so people could actually assemble it without throwing it into the wall in frustration  ;D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 13 November 2017, 10:33:48
...Shut up and take my C-bills!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 13 November 2017, 10:41:27
...Shut up and take my C-bills!

Hmmm... Given: http://www.sarna.net/wiki/C-Bill

I'll take, oh, maybe 50 C-bills at the 3025 exchange rate?

(Mods, this is a joke, nothing is for sale)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: faithless on 13 November 2017, 16:48:54
The cougar looks great. Nice job.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: chongobongo on 14 November 2017, 15:53:39
I'm hoping this trend in redoing some of the older mechs continues. I have the new uziel , stalker 2 , highlander and many more of the recent sculpts and their looks and size show a attention to detail that has me buying mechs again .
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JPArbiter on 14 November 2017, 19:37:06
Digging the cougar, would love to see the Jaguar and Pixie 2c as well, since both fit into future purchases
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Nomad on 15 November 2017, 08:32:40
Just wanted to say I’m loving the new Cougar design. Can’t wait to see more like that!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Major Headcase on 21 November 2017, 09:49:04
My kingdom for a Swordsman mini... 😢 I would LOVE if IWM finished the last of the Primitive mech designs! My Old Folks Regiment needs them! 😂
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 21 November 2017, 13:14:38
Hey Speck, any word on the next mini for fan finance? I believe the Bellerophon is up next...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Wrangler on 21 November 2017, 16:47:52
I don't get the Bellerophon. It's image great. But it's failed design, it barely had handful made of them. Why have mini of it?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Weirdo on 21 November 2017, 17:18:15
Because it got a TRO entry. If a mech got a TRO entry, the odds of it getting a mini are roughly 90%. If in-universe more than one were built, the odds are much closer to 100%. You'll note that I haven't mentioned if the unit is any good in actual gameplay or in universe.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 21 November 2017, 17:42:37
you can build a not insubstantial force of just minis for chassis that went extinct before the 4thSW. The Rifleman III is a similar case

there is a sculpt for various units with histories like the Bellerophon in other eras as well - eg the BNC-11X from XTRO Steiner

Ironically, IWM will sell more Bellerophons than were produced in-universe. I know I'll be getting one.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JPArbiter on 22 November 2017, 21:04:17
Also remember the bellerophron was liberally produced in the Jihad era’s retrotech craze. Probably more made then during the age of war.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Weirdo on 23 November 2017, 01:28:07
It was?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: nckestrel on 23 November 2017, 08:40:04
Solaris produced a few during the Jihad, I think that's it.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Wrangler on 23 November 2017, 09:06:06
Also remember the bellerophron was liberally produced in the Jihad era’s retrotech craze. Probably more made then during the age of war.
I need to look at the objective. Pdf
I tgink it wasnt very unplayable in original form.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: nckestrel on 23 November 2017, 09:52:14
I need to look at the objective. Pdf
I tgink it wasnt very unplayable in original form.

They didn’t produce a new variant.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Luciora on 23 November 2017, 11:01:48
Sure you aren't thinking of the Gallant?

(I like both mechs cuz of looks)

Also remember the bellerophron was liberally produced in the Jihad era’s retrotech craze. Probably more made then during the age of war.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: nckestrel on 23 November 2017, 11:40:41
Sure you aren't thinking of the Gallant?

(I like both mechs cuz of looks)

Objectives Lyran Alloance has Solaris making the Bellerphron for several years ending in 3079.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Liam's Ghost on 23 November 2017, 15:42:20
Objectives Lyran Alloance has Solaris making the Bellerphron for several years ending in 3079.

The MUL lists it as extinct in all eras, so they likely didn't build a lot of them.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Wrangler on 23 November 2017, 21:01:48
I've found mul possible incomplete.  The books are canon.  I think just not enough folks are able work on them. :(
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Weirdo on 23 November 2017, 22:01:51
The MUL is all volunteer, and not very many of them. And Battletech is big enough that it'll likely never be complete.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: nckestrel on 23 November 2017, 22:19:15
There we go... MUL updated.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Domi1981 on 26 November 2017, 22:44:49
The MUL is all volunteer...

Isn´t this with everything Battletech? >:D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Phaedros on 29 November 2017, 00:34:27
Isn´t this with everything Battletech? >:D

Pretty much.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 02 December 2017, 22:21:53
So how long till the next classic is released? I know some are on hold, but the non-mcross will be in plastic soon enough, will any of those be in metal before the box releases??
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Geont on 03 December 2017, 09:16:36
So how long till the next classic is released? I know some are on hold, but the non-mcross will be in plastic soon enough, will any of those be in metal before the box releases??

I remember that was several times mentioned that there will be no IWM releases of minis that will be in new boxes before box release.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Wrangler on 03 December 2017, 09:57:50
Maybe they should do a primitives lance pack instead. CGL would likely not hold back that.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 03 December 2017, 11:22:21
Maybe they should do a primitives lance pack instead. CGL would likely not hold back that.

the original statement was in the 2016 gencon thread and i don't recall anything from tptb that indicates they've changed their policy
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 03 December 2017, 12:45:07
I will get the next Fan Finance up this week. Sorry for my long absence, been busy with some side projects and time flew by.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sjhernan3060 on 04 December 2017, 03:14:46
I will get the next Fan Finance up this week. Sorry for my long absence, been busy with some side projects and time flew by.

Looking forward to and this might answer my question: any production date info on the Anzu?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 04 December 2017, 08:10:04
Looking forward to and this might answer my question: any production date info on the Anzu?

Yes there is, no I can't share it :)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: IAMCLANWOLF on 04 December 2017, 11:45:10
any production date info on the Anzu?

Mwahahahaha!!!!...   }:)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: worktroll on 04 December 2017, 17:35:38
Well, I just kitbased one ...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sjhernan3060 on 04 December 2017, 17:48:47
Mwahahahaha!!!!...   }:)

 :'(
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: klarg1 on 04 December 2017, 22:48:53
Looking forward to and this might answer my question: any production date info on the Anzu?

According to the MUL, 3098.  :'(
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 05 December 2017, 07:16:38
(For reference everyone, if you see the sculptors and artists talking about a sculpt, it means it is probably being worked on)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 05 December 2017, 07:18:02
Well, I just kitbased one ...

I am not seeing the thread where you posted this creation....
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dak on 05 December 2017, 13:36:18
According to the MUL, 3098.  :'(

Well I do hope to have it done a little sooner. That’s probably just the mass production date. ;)

Dak
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Domi1981 on 06 December 2017, 09:43:43
Will we get any IWM presents stuff to spend money on for Christmas?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Feenix74 on 06 December 2017, 22:51:05
I got an email from Michael (el Presidente) about 4 weeks ago:

Quote from: Michael "el Presidente" Noe
IWM will be shipping its 4th quarter 2017 BattleTech releases right after Thanksgiving, the week of November 27th.

4th Quarter 2017 BattleTech Release - November 2017
 
20-5154 Jaguar (Standard) Mech - 35 Tons - TRO 3145 Lyran Commonwealth              MSRP - $11.95
20-5155 Cougar Prime / B Mech - 35 Tons - TRO 3060                                                  MSRP - $11.50
20-5156 Phoenix Hawk IIC 7 Mech - 80 Tons - TRO 3085                                               MSRP - $17.95
20-5157 Enforcer III ENF-7D Mech - 50 Tons - XTRO Republic Vol 1                            MSRP - $12.95

Not sure if I have seen this announcement repeated here on the forum. I apologise if it is old news but I have been a bit busy at this end and have been struggling to stay abreast of all the latest and greatest news.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Wrangler on 07 December 2017, 09:01:18
Their finally making new Phoenix Hawk IIC??  I hope it comes out right, it's has barrels in the shoulder like the standard variant is suppose to have.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 07 December 2017, 09:14:06
it's the one from TRO:3085 that is part of the reseen mk2 art

(http://cfw.sarna.net/wiki/images/thumb/1/16/Phoenix_hawk_iic_7.png/603px-goh0tzl6dphhmc80f6yb62lkw3425ku.png?timestamp=20110121194421)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: jimdigris on 07 December 2017, 17:31:22
The Jaguar is listed in the catalog of an online retailer I use.  The other three are not, so I suspect that they are IWM online only.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 07 December 2017, 17:36:12
The Jaguar is listed in the catalog of an online retailer I use.  The other three are not, so I suspect that they are IWM online only.

I've preordered the Phoenix Hawk IIC 7 from my flgs and the cougar is in their catalog so I assume those are all retail
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Feenix74 on 07 December 2017, 19:20:29
Those four are all available on retail distribution (ie should be available from your LGS or online retailer, even if it has to be by special order).

The IWM webstore exclusive minis have a BT-XXXX catalogue number whereas the retail distribution minis have a 20-XXXX catalogue number.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: sadlerbw on 08 December 2017, 15:36:22
I've got a dark age Raven unit that is eyeing the Phoenix Hawk IIC 7 greedily.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: qc mech3 on 08 December 2017, 21:29:40
Could we hope for a warhammer IIC 7 to follow the phoenix hawk on a space walk?

On a related note, which other unit would could be made for a S-team?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: ColBosch on 09 December 2017, 16:45:22
Shadow Hawk IIC 5 (IIRC) and Dark Crow 3. Anyway, those were the units I wrote up as being part of the S-Teams in TR3085.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stormlion1 on 10 December 2017, 20:06:22
I'm still waiting for the Von Rohr over here!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 10 December 2017, 23:18:20
I'm still waiting for the Von Rohr over here!

my money catapult waits in ambush for this project
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 21 December 2017, 21:57:15
I'm still waiting for the Von Rohr over here!

That will be up after Stingers next mech. Sorry for the wait :(
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: jimdigris on 25 December 2017, 20:04:26
What's going on with the Catapult II?  One online store expects it to become available soon.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 25 December 2017, 22:48:03
If my flgs has its Q1 preorders right (as it has for at least the last two years), the catapult II will release along side the Marauder 7D, HawkWolf, and Xanthos 7O
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 30 December 2017, 12:49:50
What's going on with the Catapult II?  One online store expects it to become available soon.

If my flgs has its Q1 preorders right (as it has for at least the last two years), the catapult II will release along side the Marauder 7D, HawkWolf, and Xanthos 7O

The next batch of New Releases will be the following...
20-5158 Xanthos XNT-7O
20-5159 Catapult II CPLT-L7
20-5160 Marauder MAD-7D / MAD-9D
20-5161 HawkWolf HWK-4F

As far as being released soon...probably not. Last I talked to IWM on this subject, it was going to be roughly around Mid to End of February that these would be released. THIS IS NOT A 100% THING...crap happens, schedules get pushed back, or on a rare occasion moved up. So it could be slightly sooner, or later.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: worktroll on 30 December 2017, 13:56:59
Having managed to get a very kind person to send me the MAD 7D/9D from GenCon ... it's a lovely mini, very good to work with. Not quite as good as the Classic, but definitely worth adding to your collection.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 30 December 2017, 19:06:58
As far as being released soon...probably not. Last I talked to IWM on this subject, it was going to be roughly around Mid to End of February that these would be released. THIS IS NOT A 100% THING...crap happens, schedules get pushed back, or on a rare occasion moved up. So it could be slightly sooner, or later.

I seem to recall recent history of iwm’s quarterly releases falling the back end of the three month window so late February/ early March isn’t terribly out of the ordinary
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 31 December 2017, 18:38:32
Having managed to get a very kind person to send me the MAD 7D/9D from GenCon ... it's a lovely mini, very good to work with. Not quite as good as the Classic, but definitely worth adding to your collection.

Agreed...I've got 2 here myself.

I seem to recall recent history of iwm’s quarterly releases falling the back end of the three month window so late February/ early March isn’t terribly out of the ordinary

Yep...that does happen from time to time, but they have been pretty good lately.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 31 December 2017, 21:18:57
Im still waiting for the release of one of the new Classics. >:(
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JPArbiter on 03 January 2018, 01:38:43
This summer at the earliest, and that is presuming the box sets hit streets in April.

Of course some are pending legal issues. I am still trying to track down one more of those wasps before they got pulled
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Major Headcase on 05 January 2018, 00:52:38
Swordsman
Swordsman
Swordsman
Swordsman
Aaaaaand...
Swordsman...

Please 😁
Pretty please?? 😁
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 05 January 2018, 21:02:47
Swordsman
Swordsman
Swordsman
Swordsman
Aaaaaand...
Swordsman...

Please 😁
Pretty please?? 😁

I wish, but this will most likely have to be a Fan Funded Mech.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 06 January 2018, 14:49:38
Did I miss the announcement of this quarter's release?  I will want to make sure the local store orders extra of what I am interested in, last few orders everyone else got the new stuff.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 07 January 2018, 12:26:44
There wasn’t a public announcement but

The next batch of New Releases will be the following...
20-5158 Xanthos XNT-7O
20-5159 Catapult II CPLT-L7
20-5160 Marauder MAD-7D / MAD-9D
20-5161 HawkWolf HWK-4F

As far as being released soon...probably not. Last I talked to IWM on this subject, it was going to be roughly around Mid to End of February that these would be released. THIS IS NOT A 100% THING...crap happens, schedules get pushed back, or on a rare occasion moved up. So it could be slightly sooner, or later.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: jimdigris on 07 January 2018, 13:57:42
What happened to the Cougar?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 07 January 2018, 14:01:48
Already released
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: jimdigris on 07 January 2018, 21:30:28
The resculpt?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 07 January 2018, 22:21:54
Yeah Q4 retail
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 08 January 2018, 09:28:58
I have images of a prototype, but I haven't seen one in metal yet.

(https://i.imgur.com/M605iRv.jpg)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Corrinald on 08 January 2018, 18:38:04
What do the Cougar B parts look like?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 08 January 2018, 20:55:19
What do the Cougar B parts look like?

I don't know anyone that has bought any from me that has turned them into the B variant, but if that happens I'll get you a pic.

Stinger should have the render of the B varaint though!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: IAMCLANWOLF on 09 January 2018, 11:35:07
Matt's (Stinger's) Cougar B... 

Deleted. Sorry. See bellow...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Corrinald on 09 January 2018, 12:14:38
Matt's (Stinger's) Cougar B... 

(http://www.ironwindmetals.com/forum/download/file.php?id=1592)

I didnt see a link or a picture in the post....but when I quoted it to reply the link appeared. I am not authorized to download it though
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Luciora on 09 January 2018, 18:53:34
I just posted the Cougar Prime resculpt in the minis section but not the B config.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Cache on 09 January 2018, 19:11:08
Matt's (Stinger's) Cougar B... 

[img ]http://www.ironwindmetals.com/forum/download/file.php?id=1592[ /img]
Looks like a file attached to a secured forum.  You'll have to download it yourself and upload here as an attachment.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: IAMCLANWOLF on 10 January 2018, 11:29:24
(https://i.imgur.com/BPzY51m.jpg?1)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Corrinald on 10 January 2018, 13:56:46
Cool Thank you!

I like the missile cover options. The arms look the same
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 10 January 2018, 14:00:00
Cool Thank you!

I like the missile cover options. The arms look the same

Arms are the same.  Its the cost of having both configs inside the same blister :)

If there is enough interest, I may request IWM make variants available via fan financing, but that is completely up to them to move forward with it. 
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Cache on 10 January 2018, 14:37:19
Is the Cougar compatible with the 3050 omni parts?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Corrinald on 10 January 2018, 14:38:15
Arms are the same.  Its the cost of having both configs inside the same blister :)

If there is enough interest, I may request IWM make variants available via fan financing, but that is completely up to them to move forward with it.

It's all good, I really like the look of this mini and can't wait to get a couple. I think I can easily add PPC barrels to the arms
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 10 January 2018, 14:41:16
Is the Cougar compatible with the 3050 omni parts?

Not explicitly, no.  Should be pretty easy to mod though.  The arms have several points where a jewelers saw will be able to get in no problem, and then the missile covers should serve as a great starting point for several other mods.

The 3050 parts just don't really fit in with the shoulders of the cougar, it just doesn't make a ton of sense.

It's all good, I really like the look of this mini and can't wait to get a couple. I think I can easily add PPC barrels to the arms

Should be very very easy :)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 13 January 2018, 15:28:24
Updated the IWM release schedule on IWM website for 2018
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Scotty on 13 January 2018, 15:44:59
I need Anzus and Antlions right now.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Weirdo on 13 January 2018, 16:01:30
Testudo!

(https://31.media.tumblr.com/f96f1e39fc8bca5fb0dcf2aa5d97d84f/tumblr_inline_nvez6bFaDo1tr68ji_500.gif)

ANZU!!!

(https://i.imgur.com/nO3lFt9.gif)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 13 January 2018, 17:01:01
Hawkwolf?  It will be nice and I will have to tell my FLGS to order +1 for me . . . same with Anzu.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 13 January 2018, 17:15:31
Anzu is a beauty so far. Haven't seen the hawkwolf yet myself...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sellsword on 13 January 2018, 17:19:02
Excited for the mongoose gunslinger and the crusader 8L. Both are some of my favorite pieces of art. I’ll be happy if the minis just come close.

I am curious about the decision recently to release variants on existing sculpts; what’s the thought process behind additional sculpts of the same mini verses new sculpts?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Luciora on 13 January 2018, 18:27:48
I need an antlion to complete a lance I'm working on.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Psycho on 14 January 2018, 00:39:17
I am curious about the decision recently to release variants on existing sculpts; what’s the thought process behind additional sculpts of the same mini verses new sculpts?

There's long been a practice of mixing variants in with completely new builds. Some have taken the route of extra parts in the blister (Banshee), or alternate parts to be purchased separately (3050 omnis), or complete minis (PP Locust and Osts come to mind as being on the odd side). Likewise, there are a number of different reasons variant sculpts are pursued. Some are special packs like the Bounty Hunter, Sword & Dragon, or con releases. When I've worked on the con packs, I've tried to add value by changing pose, working on the overall look, or including parts that could increase the appeal of what might otherwise be seen as just another variant of X. That in itself has ended up generating a few "extra" minis. In other cases, new art or a new variant in print may spike interest in a sculpt that just hasn't held up well (see the first generation of 3055 minis for multiple examples; the Huron Warrior and Battle Hawk got way better sculpts the second time around). For a more recent example, the P-Hawk IIC project ended up being nearly a full resculpt to trim some of the proportions on the earlier PP version and bring it more in line with other minis of similar weight. Still more sculpts can be the result of fan financing getting behind a project that otherwise might not be a prime candidate, or even the LD having something he feels could benefit from an update (the Mongoose for one - for a long time it's been good 'Mech with blah looks). Don't know if that answers your question or not; I'm not privy to every decision, so for many specifics I simply won't know where it stemmed from.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 15 January 2018, 11:00:15
No classics on the list??  :'(
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 15 January 2018, 11:39:43
Well, there was a quarter with just 3 announced . . . and no Con announcements yet . . .
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 15 January 2018, 14:23:52
Are there images of this Crusader 8L? I didn't see that on the list before, but you have my attention.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: IAMCLANWOLF on 15 January 2018, 15:13:46
Are there images of this Crusader 8L? I didn't see that on the list before, but you have my attention.

Nope. Nothing as yet.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Zaskar24 on 15 January 2018, 16:15:13
With the -8L Crusader getting a mini how about a -8S version? Because who doesn't want a Crusader with a Heavy Gauss?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Domi1981 on 16 January 2018, 03:52:06
MAD-3R is the only thing so far that decides whether my gameshop has to do another "supply run". 
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Luciora on 16 January 2018, 03:53:08
I customized one.   Kinda unsatisfied with the arms I did though.

With the -8L Crusader getting a mini how about a -8S version? Because who doesn't want a Crusader with a Heavy Gauss?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: worktroll on 16 January 2018, 05:20:11
<snip> oops - apologies

W.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: sadlerbw on 16 January 2018, 14:23:52
Deep Worktroll...but I think you might have meant to post that to a different thread.

As for the release list: Dasher II? Mongoose Gunslinger? Anzu? HAVE YOU BEEN READING MY MIND! I want all of those.

Oh, and I see my precious, the CN11-OD, is on the list as well. Must...have...chop-turion!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sjhernan3060 on 16 January 2018, 21:21:53
Anzu is a beauty so far. Haven't seen the hawkwolf yet myself...

Picts up of the anzu?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Zaskar24 on 16 January 2018, 21:52:16
I customized one.   Kinda unsatisfied with the arms I did though.

I would like to see what you did with it. What did you use for the HGR?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Luciora on 16 January 2018, 22:30:18
A barrel from a Hetzer.

http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=57364.msg1320037#msg1320037

I would like to see what you did with it. What did you use for the HGR?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Psycho on 16 January 2018, 22:46:43
With the -8L Crusader getting a mini how about a -8S version? Because who doesn't want a Crusader with a Heavy Gauss?

I'd rate it as 'not at this time'. I don't think it would be too hard to do, going from either sculpt as a base. Thinking from the -8L, we'd be talking about different arms, then adding the HGR and jump jets to the torso. Certainly could be a fan-finance project that shouldn't be too expensive to undertake, it was just beyond the aim of the -8L project.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Major Headcase on 17 January 2018, 01:17:52
I'm just going to refuse to change my underwear in silent protest until my Swordsman hits production... 😁
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sharpnel on 17 January 2018, 11:11:40
I'm just going to refuse to change my underwear in silent protest until my Swordsman hits production... 😁
Your protest may be silent, but it will certainly be odorous. You will also be very alone until you change said underwear
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Domi1981 on 17 January 2018, 13:40:15
I'm just going to refuse to change my underwear in silent protest until my Swordsman hits production... 😁

I will do the same with a jug of cocoa. Even if I have to wait till it speaks.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: worktroll on 17 January 2018, 13:48:56
I'm just going to refuse to change my underwear in silent protest until my Swordsman hits production... 😁

I predict your action will come to a sticky end.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 17 January 2018, 13:58:21
Dumb question- has there been a mini done yet (outside the WK one) for the Hanse MBT? I had that tank on the brain a few nights ago and have a plan on how to paint one, but no idea if it's in the works or not.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 17 January 2018, 15:05:09
Dumb question- has there been a mini done yet (outside the WK one) for the Hanse MBT? I had that tank on the brain a few nights ago and have a plan on how to paint one, but no idea if it's in the works or not.

I not yet. Most DA Vees haven't been made yet because they sell poorly. Contact your favorite sculptor and Speck if you want to finance lol.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 18 January 2018, 13:40:22
Any reason for the drop from four to three releases per quarter?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 18 January 2018, 14:35:47
Funny how its later quarters . . . after . . . maybe . . . a box release?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Zaskar24 on 18 January 2018, 19:20:39
I'd rate it as 'not at this time'. I don't think it would be too hard to do, going from either sculpt as a base. Thinking from the -8L, we'd be talking about different arms, then adding the HGR and jump jets to the torso. Certainly could be a fan-finance project that shouldn't be too expensive to undertake, it was just beyond the aim of the -8L project.

I will definitely be putting the -8S in for the next round of fan financing.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Crimson Dynamo on 18 January 2018, 23:13:09
Speck, what are the chances we can get out a few more of the 3145 BA designs worked in? The Amazon and Marauder were good starts, but there are many good looking suits of armor to go.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Domi1981 on 19 January 2018, 05:59:26
I wonder why so much work is put into the Project Phoenix mechs. Since PP Mechs were made to replace the Unseens how much relevance do they have now that we will get the far superior designs of the Newseens?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Weirdo on 19 January 2018, 10:05:00
I wonder why so much work is put into the Project Phoenix mechs. Since PP Mechs were made to replace the Unseens how much relevance do they have now that we will get the far superior designs of the Newseens?

Three things:

1: Better is subjective.

2: It seems unwise to assume the Classics are here to stay until after the current legal stuff is resolved.

3: Even if they are here to stay, it's still a known in-universe fact that the majority of them were refitted to the Project Phoenix standard, and the various flavors of Phoenix are how they look from that time onwards. Evolving pre-3060s images don't change this.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Psycho on 19 January 2018, 14:59:04
What do you mean by "so much work"? If memory serves (which it doesn't always), there have been a total of 2 projects involving PP designs in the past year. One is being fan-financed. The other was for a con pack. The latter was received well enough that the decision was made to move the variant blister to a distribution release. If a 'Mech looks cool and sells well, what's the problem?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 19 January 2018, 17:00:31
Probably more of the art looks like something the dog ate is most cases. I for one can not stand most of the PP art designs, though a few of the minis do look good. Would still rather have the classics though. With the Wasp, Valkyrie and the Phoenix not being part of the legal issue (they were known to HG since they cited products using said designs) I just hope those at least will get used regardless of how the legal issues turn out.

In any event, I just hope IWM starts up the metal for the non Macross designs that will be in the box sets soon. My Shadow Hawks are getting lonely.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 20 January 2018, 17:51:10
Speck, what are the chances we can get out a few more of the 3145 BA designs worked in? The Amazon and Marauder were good starts, but there are many good looking suits of armor to go.

These could be a few in the future.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 20 January 2018, 17:52:18
Deep Worktroll...but I think you might have meant to post that to a different thread.

As for the release list: Dasher II? Mongoose Gunslinger? Anzu? HAVE YOU BEEN READING MY MIND! I want all of those.

Oh, and I see my precious, the CN11-OD, is on the list as well. Must...have...chop-turion!

I should have the Centurion D up next week for sale.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: sadlerbw on 21 January 2018, 14:30:50
Yay!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: sadlerbw on 25 January 2018, 17:23:05
I see it on the site now in the new releases! yay! I'm debating whether to order up a couple now, or wait till the Dasher II and Mongoose Gunslinger are out...who am I kidding, I suck at waiting.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JPArbiter on 25 January 2018, 20:56:10
Will the Dasher II come with arms to make it the original/2 model as well as the 3??.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 25 January 2018, 21:36:56
Will the Dasher II come with arms to make it the original/2 model as well as the 3??.

Just 3
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JPArbiter on 25 January 2018, 21:40:16
Too bad... pretty sure i can mod it though 🙂
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: klarg1 on 30 January 2018, 10:23:45
What do you mean by "so much work"? If memory serves (which it doesn't always), there have been a total of 2 projects involving PP designs in the past year. One is being fan-financed. The other was for a con pack. The latter was received well enough that the decision was made to move the variant blister to a distribution release. If a 'Mech looks cool and sells well, what's the problem?

If it sells well, it's helping. Looking cool is just a bonus.  ;)
Hooray for financial stability!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Crimson Dynamo on 30 January 2018, 21:31:03
Speck, what are the chances we can get out a few more of the 3145 BA designs worked in? The Amazon and Marauder were good starts, but there are many good looking suits of armor to go.

Bumping.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 30 January 2018, 22:28:29
yeah . . . I need some Ogre BA, they are just too good for their BV not to take.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 31 January 2018, 12:25:34
Bumping.

These could be a few in the future.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Weirdo on 31 January 2018, 12:39:11
Please remember that bumping is not allowed on these forums.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: jshdncn on 31 January 2018, 16:30:15
I would like to see the Zou BA
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 31 January 2018, 17:55:44
Please remember that bumping is not allowed on these forums.

What about biting, stabbing, cutting, or licking??
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Weirdo on 31 January 2018, 18:08:08
What happens in the Hall, will be used to judge you in the afterlife. Also, lickers often become lickees...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Crimson Dynamo on 31 January 2018, 22:16:30
These could be a few in the future.

Totally missed this. Curse my flawed Freeborn eyes. Most welcome news.

Please remember that bumping is not allowed on these forums.

My bad. Won't happen twice.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: ChrystalNiNja88 on 02 February 2018, 17:59:03
My republic needs some Simians before it's downfall. ;D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 04 February 2018, 12:30:30
I just posted the 4th Quarter releases to IWM online store.

Annoucement (http://www.ironwindmetals.com/index.php/component/content/article/10-factory-news/78-4th-quarter-2017-battletech-releases-in-webstore)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: sadlerbw on 04 February 2018, 22:15:38
Already ordered two of the centurions! I think the Phoenix hawk IIC will have to wait for my next order though. I do want one, but I don’t need it ASAP. Thanks Speck!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Daishi411 on 24 February 2018, 15:47:17
These could be a few in the future.

I've been away from the forum for a good long while, but i saw this post and had to ask if there was update on this? Which armors do you think we'll get and do you think fan funding will open up for some BAs? There are a bunch from 3145 that i'm dying to add to my collection (i'm looking at you Grey Death Infiltrator  ;) )
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 14 March 2018, 15:49:37
my Q1 preorder showed up at my FLGS today (except the Catapult II that the distributor is apparently out of despite the fact that I preordered it :'()
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 14 March 2018, 22:07:19
my Q1 preorder showed up at my FLGS today (except the Catapult II that the distributor is apparently out of despite the fact that I preordered it :'()

Catapult II got delayed.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JPArbiter on 15 March 2018, 00:00:58
Am I having a stroke or was the bellerophron going to me on the sechedule for 2018 somewhere? Or was that for fan finance. Dak showed me a prototype of it last gencon and i have been gushing since
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dak on 15 March 2018, 02:32:19
Bellerophon (and Von Rohrs) are ready to roll anytime. We just need Speck to setup another funding thread. You're not too crazy after all.

Dak
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Hythos on 15 March 2018, 11:53:33
Bellerophon (and Von Rohrs) are ready to roll anytime. We just need Speck to setup another funding thread. You're not too crazy after all.

Dak
Need they be 'crowded', or can single donations be sufficient? Secondly, if sufficient (from either case), must there be a pre-determined element to be reviewed? OR can anything be specified outside of 'official' review.
IE, "I would like to have XYZ mini be created, take my money" :) (I know IWM offers contract sculpting services, but would that include creating new mini's for BT?)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: worktroll on 15 March 2018, 14:57:56
Now I like the look of the Bellerephon ... but how many are likely to be sold, ever? Likewise, the Von Rohr? Even with fan funding, is it worth IWM's time & effort?

Which is why it's IWM's call, not mine.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 15 March 2018, 15:13:17
Bellerophon (and Von Rohrs) are ready to roll anytime. We just need Speck to setup another funding thread. You're not too crazy after all.

Dak

ARM THE MONEY-PULT

Catapult II got delayed.

poop. my oddly large collection of catapults needs reinforcements.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 15 March 2018, 20:34:49
Now I like the look of the Bellerephon ... but how many are likely to be sold, ever? Likewise, the Von Rohr? Even with fan funding, is it worth IWM's time & effort?

Which is why it's IWM's call, not mine.

How much does a mold cost?

When the archive came into effect, I think they said something like minis that sold less than a dozen in the previous year got shelved? If that’s the bar, I don’t see that as too high. If it’s 100? They definitely won’t break even in the foreseeable future.  These are online exclusives in what I imagine are pretty small batches so at least they’re not languishing in a distribution warehouse.


Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Luciora on 15 March 2018, 20:49:10
I'm not holding my breath for the Prometheus, Epimetheus or Wildfire getting minis either, and they at least got a whole adventure dedicated to them, while there are variants that get a single line and a mini. 🤣

Now I like the look of the Bellerephon ... but how many are likely to be sold, ever? Likewise, the Von Rohr? Even with fan funding, is it worth IWM's time & effort?

Which is why it's IWM's call, not mine.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Crimson Dynamo on 16 March 2018, 12:20:34
Now I like the look of the Bellerephon ... but how many are likely to be sold, ever? Likewise, the Von Rohr? Even with fan funding, is it worth IWM's time & effort?

Which is why it's IWM's call, not mine.

I agree wholeheartedly. Plenty of TRO units that have wanted for minis for years, that have prominent mentions in fluff and prominent appearances on RATs in products covering the "here-and-now" of BattleTech, yet designs that were around a few decades at best in the Age of War get priority. It would be one thing if these came back as Jihad RetroTech like the Toro, or Firebee, or BattleAxe, but they did not.

I don't know. Quite a few of my peers evidently see a lot more Age of War games on their boards than I do.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 16 March 2018, 15:59:48
I agree wholeheartedly. Plenty of TRO units that have wanted for minis for years.

nominate and vote for them in the polls. thats how many of the AoW units got a sculpt.

the 2018 retail release schedule currently contains one (1) sculpt that isn't from TRO: Project Phoenix or later (the Mongoose from XTRO: Gunslingers). Sculpts scheduled for retail release in the future aren't eligible for the fan funding option. These niche units are why this sculpting pathway exists.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: worktroll on 16 March 2018, 18:31:24
First, I'm not knocking the people who've put their money where their mouths are. I've contributed to some fan-fundings myself; mainly primitives to replace Reseens.

But I suspect the interest for these obscure 'Mechs come from what I'd call the "pokemon collectors" - gotta get them all! I'm largely in that camp myself. Just my battalion making makes me more inclined to back things that can actually be fielded outside one narrow slice of time & place.

But to each their own. As long as the process is contributing to IWM's success, I shall try and cultivate patience ;)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 16 March 2018, 19:32:25
Did we ever get a photo of the Anzu mini?  I am sort of curious . . .
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JPArbiter on 16 March 2018, 21:06:40
Now I like the look of the Bellerephon ... but how many are likely to be sold, ever? Likewise, the Von Rohr? Even with fan funding, is it worth IWM's time & effort?

Which is why it's IWM's call, not mine.

I would argue quite a few for the Bellerophron.  it may have been a failed prototype during the Age of War, but during the Jihad it came back and served as a cheap heavy hitter in the mercenary market.  it will never be a top 20 seller for the line, but I think it has a respectable niche

now the Von Rhors...yeah I only want one cause it looks like a good "Megatron" for a Decepticons side project I have had brewing for a while. THAT is a limited run piece.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 17 March 2018, 12:39:49
Did we ever get a photo of the Anzu mini?  I am sort of curious . . .

Anzu is set for 2nd Quarter...but no pictures yet.

20-5162 Anzu ZU-G60
20-5163 Mongoose Gunslinger MON-66GX
20-5164 Dasher II 3

The 1st Quarter releases just got to my store and are available but was short the Catapult II due to a sculptor dropping the project. It will be released later this year as another sculptor will pick it up. Not sure if the delay on the 1st Quarter released (they had intended to be out mid-February) will impact the 2nd Quarter releases or not. Speck can probably answer that one.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: faithless on 17 March 2018, 22:39:27
That is too bad on the catapult II. But if I am honest it was going to be setting on my pegboard for awhile before I could get to it.

I look forward to that mongoose, that thing looks mean in the art.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 18 March 2018, 11:01:55
That is too bad on the catapult II. But if I am honest it was going to be setting on my pegboard for awhile before I could get to it.

I look forward to that mongoose, that thing looks mean in the art.

Yeah, really diggin the Mongoose. I wish IWM could use it for another "Clear Resin" mini at GenCon due to its specs. I'd love to have one.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: faithless on 18 March 2018, 11:04:48
You read my mind.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: sadlerbw on 19 March 2018, 14:56:15
Do we know much about the Dasher II 3 yet? Like, piece count or any teaser pics? Same question for the Mongoose.

I'm curious how much work it might be to mod the Dasher II back into one of it's other variants. I'm sure the arms will be all kinds of wrong with their claws and no lasers, but the PPC in the chest...is it molded into the torso piece, or is it a separate add-on part? I'm guessing it is molded-in, but you never know.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 21 March 2018, 19:56:33
Do we know much about the Dasher II 3 yet? Like, piece count or any teaser pics? Same question for the Mongoose.

I'm curious how much work it might be to mod the Dasher II back into one of it's other variants. I'm sure the arms will be all kinds of wrong with their claws and no lasers, but the PPC in the chest...is it molded into the torso piece, or is it a separate add-on part? I'm guessing it is molded-in, but you never know.

No word yet...not sure who is doing them either. If/when I find out I will try to remember to post here.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Psycho on 21 March 2018, 23:25:22
IIRC Dave is handling the Dasher. I've got the Mongoose. 4 pieces (legs, torso, arms). Running pose, because a Mongoose really shouldn't be standing still when it can be seen.  ;)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: RoundTop on 22 March 2018, 10:23:09
IIRC Dave is handling the Dasher. I've got the Mongoose. 4 pieces (legs, torso, arms). Running pose, because a Mongoose really shouldn't be standing still when it can be seen.  ;)

Thanks Dave Psycho. Please make the head better. The single piece with torso with no neck just looks....tired.

Edit: Was too early when I posted this.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: klarg1 on 22 March 2018, 10:39:06
Thanks Dave. Please make the head better. The single piece with torso with no neck just looks....tired.

The Dasher has a neck?  ???
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: sadlerbw on 22 March 2018, 12:03:36
IIRC Dave is handling the Dasher. I've got the Mongoose. 4 pieces (legs, torso, arms). Running pose, because a Mongoose really shouldn't be standing still when it can be seen.  ;)

Who is this 'Dave' of which you speak, and how do I woo him into making 1/2 variant arms with little laser barrels and a 'clean' torso? Does he, perhaps, like beer?

Oh, and thanks for the info on the Mongoose. I was disappointed when it didn't make the fan-funding list and I'm glad to see it will make it into metal after all. What sort of arm connections are you doing with the little guy? Post/Hole? Ball/Socket? Flat surface with a locating bump/pin?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 22 March 2018, 13:45:25
Who is this 'Dave' of which you speak, and how do I woo him into making 1/2 variant arms with little laser barrels and a 'clean' torso? Does he, perhaps, like beer?

Oh, and thanks for the info on the Mongoose. I was disappointed when it didn't make the fan-funding list and I'm glad to see it will make it into metal after all. What sort of arm connections are you doing with the little guy? Post/Hole? Ball/Socket? Flat surface with a locating bump/pin?

looks like a candidate for the first two depending whether the shoulder joint is sculpted into the arm or torso respectively
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 22 March 2018, 19:08:24
What's the Bellerephon from?  I tried looking it up on the MUL but there wasn't an entry.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Juodas Varnas on 22 March 2018, 19:12:15
What's the Bellerephon from?  I tried looking it up on the MUL but there wasn't an entry.
Probably because you misspelled the name.
http://www.masterunitlist.info/Unit/Details/3817/bellerophon-bel-1x (http://www.masterunitlist.info/Unit/Details/3817/bellerophon-bel-1x)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Daishi411 on 23 March 2018, 07:45:40
I've been away from the forum for a good long while, but i saw this post and had to ask if there was update on this? Which armors do you think we'll get and do you think fan funding will open up for some BAs? There are a bunch from 3145 that i'm dying to add to my collection (i'm looking at you Grey Death Infiltrator  ;) )

Speck said a while ago that there could be a few BAs in the pipeline soon. Does anyone have an answer to my question above?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Psycho on 23 March 2018, 10:50:04
Who is this 'Dave' of which you speak, and how do I woo him into making 1/2 variant arms with little laser barrels and a 'clean' torso? Does he, perhaps, like beer?

Oh, and thanks for the info on the Mongoose. I was disappointed when it didn't make the fan-funding list and I'm glad to see it will make it into metal after all. What sort of arm connections are you doing with the little guy? Post/Hole? Ball/Socket? Flat surface with a locating bump/pin?

Summers; he's far less active now, but you may remember pieces like the resculpted Huron Warrior and Battle Hawk. I can't speak for what may motivate him, though I will also note that the variant choice was a directive and not his call.

Post and hole is what's working out. Those extra shoulder plates need to fit tight to look right. To get the flexibility for a ball and socket you need space for the joint to move, and that's the conflict here. I like to strike a balance between ease of assembly and giving the player options when building. Sometimes that works out, sometimes it doesn't. With a small mini, keeping the number of parts down is a priority.

Speck said a while ago that there could be a few BAs in the pipeline soon. Does anyone have an answer to my question above?

There is interest by an individual who wishes to fund some BA. I have no information beyond that.

Thanks Dave Psycho. Please make the head better. The single piece with torso with no neck just looks....tired.

No problem. When tasked with sculpting a mini, I have to work with the art and direction that's provided; the Mongoose's head is not one that's meant to articulate. Any changes going from provided artwork to the mini are discussed beforehand among the QC group. I'm not at liberty to make changes based on outside input. Your opinion is valid, but so is the next person's. To avoid being caught up with opposing viewpoints, I've got to stick with what Brent and co. say.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: RoundTop on 23 March 2018, 14:33:00
Summers; he's far less active now, but you may remember pieces like the resculpted Huron Warrior and Battle Hawk. I can't speak for what may motivate him, though I will also note that the variant choice was a directive and not his call.

Post and hole is what's working out. Those extra shoulder plates need to fit tight to look right. To get the flexibility for a ball and socket you need space for the joint to move, and that's the conflict here. I like to strike a balance between ease of assembly and giving the player options when building. Sometimes that works out, sometimes it doesn't. With a small mini, keeping the number of parts down is a priority.

There is interest by an individual who wishes to fund some BA. I have no information beyond that.

No problem. When tasked with sculpting a mini, I have to work with the art and direction that's provided; the Mongoose's head is not one that's meant to articulate. Any changes going from provided artwork to the mini are discussed beforehand among the QC group. I'm not at liberty to make changes based on outside input. Your opinion is valid, but so is the next person's. To avoid being caught up with opposing viewpoints, I've got to stick with what Brent and co. say.

Ah.  I mean more this:
Here is the 3025-revised art: (http://cfw.sarna.net/wiki/images/b/b5/MON-Mongoose.png)

But the mini sinks the head down between the shoulders a fair amount. (https://s3.amazonaws.com/cso-images/schemes/40_foxbatcomstar97hmongoose01.jpg)

I'm more talking about the head should look like it can rotate, not stuck down.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Weirdo on 23 March 2018, 17:08:31
Bear in mind, the upcoming mini is specifically of the Mongoose Gunslinger (http://www.masterunitlist.info/Unit/Details/7318/mongoose-gunslinger-mon-66gx), so there's only that one piece of art that can be referenced.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: sadlerbw on 23 March 2018, 21:28:31
Personally, I don’t mind a no-neck Mongoose. I’m not the best at gluing tiny heads on anyway! I like the rather helmet-and-pads look of the TRO art actually. Maybe I’m boring, but I don’t tend to do a whole lot with separate heads anyway. I mostly just try to keep them from looking disjointed or drunk. Anyway, I’m pretty excited about these releases. The Anzu, Dasher II, and Mongoose Gunslinger are ALL mechs I want to own.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Liam's Ghost on 23 March 2018, 21:36:35
(http://cfw.sarna.net/wiki/images/b/b5/MON-Mongoose.png)

Not to be mean, but that guy's kinda ugly and looks like a Mongoose' deformed cousin.

Bear in mind, the upcoming mini is specifically of the Mongoose Gunslinger (http://www.masterunitlist.info/Unit/Details/7318/mongoose-gunslinger-mon-66gx), so there's only that one piece of art that can be referenced.

I need this.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Major Headcase on 24 March 2018, 08:12:13
Swordsman... :'(
And yes, still rocking the same undies... I'm not sorry...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Cache on 24 March 2018, 17:45:21
But the mini sinks the head down between the shoulders a fair amount. https://s3.amazonaws.com/cso-images/schemes/40_foxbatcomstar97hmongoose01.jpg (https://s3.amazonaws.com/cso-images/schemes/40_foxbatcomstar97hmongoose01.jpg)

I'm more talking about the head should look like it can rotate, not stuck down.

The current mini is based on the TRO:2750 art, which it replicates quite well. I see what you mean about the Gunslinger, it's quite different. From my perspective I don't think the head could rotate because the front of the cockpit curves down the chest a bit, but the majority does appear to sit atop a flat upper torso.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Hythos on 26 March 2018, 12:52:49
Since the Testudo has been assigned the Catalog Number once reserved for the WSP-1, might the Wasp still be released at a future time (whether in the "current" sculpt, or otherwise)?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Wrangler on 26 March 2018, 14:30:25
Were properly going end up having to use the Primitive Wasp until they clear up problems with HG.  HBS Novels even used the Primitive Wasp for one of their novelette covers if i remember right.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 26 March 2018, 16:54:37
Since the Testudo has been assigned the Catalog Number once reserved for the WSP-1, might the Wasp still be released at a future time (whether in the "current" sculpt, or otherwise)?

That BT code for wasp was dropped when it released due to all three variants making it into the district release.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 15 April 2018, 13:32:46
Speck said a while ago that there could be a few BAs in the pipeline soon. Does anyone have an answer to my question above?

Sorry for the delay, I had to get things finalized. But below are three BA that will be coming later this year.

Buraq
Leoniadas
Shen Long
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 15 April 2018, 15:44:47
When do you think we will see 2Q releases?  I have a Anzu calling my name . . .
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 16 April 2018, 20:07:37
Sorry for the delay, I had to get things finalized. But below are three BA that will be coming later this year.

Buraq
Leoniadas
Shen Long

Speck...what ever happened with the Black Wolf that was somewhere named in Fan Financing? I remember it coming in VERY close to beating out one of the mechs that did get in.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 17 April 2018, 08:46:27
Speck...what ever happened with the Black Wolf that was somewhere named in Fan Financing? I remember it coming in VERY close to beating out one of the mechs that did get in.

I forgot about that, was in the 2016 poll. I can see about creating a funding thread down the road if people are interested in funding it.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Heavyguard on 17 April 2018, 10:56:40
I forgot about that, was in the 2016 poll. I can see about creating a funding thread down the road if people are interested in funding it.

Very interested in funding it! I know a lot of Wolf fans are looking for it and are resorting to scavenging the 1 MWDA release it was in for it!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: IAMCLANWOLF on 17 April 2018, 11:16:59
I'm embarrassed to ask-- what is this Black Wolf you speak of? And, why do I not know about it?? ???
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Weirdo on 17 April 2018, 11:18:55
Heavy battlesuit. 3145. Artillery doesn't auto-kill it. You can guess who uses it. :)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: ColBosch on 17 April 2018, 11:19:25
Heavy battlesuit. 3145. Artillery doesn't auto-kill it. You can guess who uses it. :)

Niops!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Weirdo on 17 April 2018, 11:23:12
Close! They do build them, but don't use them. The vast majority are stockpiled(the real reason they hollowed out Niops IX), and the only ones we've seen are the tiny trickle they extort circuitously to the Davion Mechwarrior Cabal. :D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: IAMCLANWOLF on 17 April 2018, 11:28:33
Ah, thanks guys!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: faithless on 17 April 2018, 15:28:17
I would be down to throw a few bucks at the black wolf.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: DarkJaguar on 17 April 2018, 20:10:04
Oh please make Black Wolfs!  I hate having to stand-in these guys, and I use them almost every game.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 17 April 2018, 20:17:25
I'm embarrassed to ask-- what is this Black Wolf you speak of? And, why do I not know about it?? ???

Although others answered...it's this little howler...

(https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/mul-images/BattleArmor/Black%20Wolf%20Battle%20Armor.jpg)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 17 April 2018, 21:24:44
there was a clix model but it was at the end of the run (exclusively?) in the WD Gamma Regiment Action Pack so they're pretty tough to come by
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Crimson Dynamo on 19 April 2018, 23:52:00
Sorry for the delay, I had to get things finalized. But below are three BA that will be coming later this year.

Buraq
Leoniadas
Shen Long

Awesome! I could put all three to use.

And please get back to us on that Black Wolf funding thread. I have money to throw at that sculpt.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 20 April 2018, 08:35:29
Awesome! I could put all three to use.

And please get back to us on that Black Wolf funding thread. I have money to throw at that sculpt.

 :)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Daishi411 on 20 April 2018, 18:03:42
Sorry for the delay, I had to get things finalized. But below are three BA that will be coming later this year.

Buraq
Leoniadas
Shen Long

Neat!! especially excited about the leonidas. If fan funding is up again (i'm still a bit out of the loop there) i would love to try and get the GD infiltrator done up; is this a possibility?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 20 April 2018, 20:09:10
Anzu picture . . . ?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 20 April 2018, 20:32:02
Anzu picture . . . ?

I think Dak might have a shot of that...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Weirdo on 21 April 2018, 01:54:47
I think Dak might have a shot of that...
(https://i.imgur.com/nO3lFt9.gif)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: worktroll on 21 April 2018, 01:59:42
I wuz first!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Ro1lmily8UVj_N9TJ__i4Nil2yvXPj-Oblg2d35qK-TGtdlNJmMZ2CKADwe1qgxLGYN7pdi5CrKo-4p5Kn25R_Cg-rjqTtBFeu0MEXRJpCLs60-EEocti7k4FW6eBQf3xhi8OHvhUV38XWccwtWlLe4NsAT08qbMimtkyXf1r52FhvEuzqWwj-QBkDodz7I1mYXQ2WCl1cKzCnSRqRWxYZuijYMnH7PNAfOXTxni60wWVXtHnOEjyz9wAZVm1w86oInJqBeoFWU-GhptLO1oslTQkO17J_nywS9-kwiUw41gwhn5dgkq8GHcvfWxuTLLiMTdRjP_Gb-ittfnWwmUKFT3NvBFi-IYMxdwDpJ25Xox7AL__x1dU8gzLM91Y53cc4FhApgGZv5mD3tH_uVl64-GZXOulMyX4NCqV2cplSYRcURUG1AVAwnpkeL893QI66LG4p03vKO7542cNDlYyM2JYIbw6-L3phZ1vbdlxzA0ThPRBKa2Ji7O5a6UdbR8OBgExXjqXzl9qTtms0BCv3-5pl2Dd_BrykrRd5IAfzghKiH2ptjqvLA-y64BMbM682woirTzYS7txyI0Dmm-GgchAUCIGqglKEmcnmSsGMcnvF4izVfidHByTVSlfPuvRDlq0X5HrCeFD0XAGz4RF7Wde3R582KN=w669-h278-no)

W  ^-^
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 21 April 2018, 10:38:15
Nice.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Major Headcase on 25 April 2018, 01:26:38
I'm gonna keep screaming "Swordsman" until the stars burn out!!! 😭
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dak on 25 April 2018, 03:29:53
The Swordsman has heard your cries, the Swordsman approaches! But he’s not here yet. And Speck said I can’t show my Anzu sculpt yet either. He probably approaches too.

Dak
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Major Headcase on 25 April 2018, 03:37:37
The Swordsman has heard your cries, the Swordsman approaches! But he’s not here yet. And Speck said I can’t show my Anzu sculpt yet either. He probably approaches too.

Dak

😍 don't tease my tender heart...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Weirdo on 25 April 2018, 10:19:49
And Speck said I can’t show my Anzu sculpt yet either.

But...but...hrnnng... :'(
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: The Wayfarer on 25 April 2018, 11:52:22
I would gladly support the funding of the Black Wolf BA.  After all, the Wolves will be ruling Terra in short order.

Mike
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dak on 25 April 2018, 19:42:07
😍 don't tease my tender heart...

::: Stomp stomp stomp :::

(https://i.imgur.com/dqMoGuk.jpg)

Dak
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 25 April 2018, 20:35:44
I am confused since the Anzu is supposed to be out 2nd Quarter . . . which . . . is . . . now?  I know they do not get to the FLGS the first day of the quarter, but . . . yeah, confused.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 25 April 2018, 20:46:12
::: Stomp stomp stomp :::

(https://i.imgur.com/dqMoGuk.jpg)

Dak

G I M M E

I am confused since the Anzu is supposed to be out 2nd Quarter . . . which . . . is . . . now?  I know they do not get to the FLGS the first day of the quarter, but . . . yeah, confused.

I would wager more on the end of May. New releases seem to come in the second half of the quarter
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Major Headcase on 25 April 2018, 20:57:59
::: Stomp stomp stomp :::

(https://i.imgur.com/dqMoGuk.jpg)

Dak

... I think I love you a little bit right now... 😍🤤😍
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 25 April 2018, 21:37:10
I would gladly support the funding of the Black Wolf BA.  After all, the Wolves will be ruling Terra in short order.

Mike

Bonus Round (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=61259.0)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 25 April 2018, 22:23:55
I would wager more on the end of May. New releases seem to come in the second half of the quarter

Oh, I agree . . . I was expecting May if not June, but my point is since the product is supposed to be out this quarter . . . we cannot get a picture of it?

Wonder who is going to get the first painted one to CamoSpecs.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JPArbiter on 25 April 2018, 22:35:12
::: Stomp stomp stomp :::

(https://i.imgur.com/dqMoGuk.jpg)

Dak

I licked it... it’s mine now
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: worktroll on 26 April 2018, 05:15:26
Another primitive Shadowhawk? I like the previous one.

W  >:D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Major Headcase on 26 April 2018, 06:23:04
Another primitive Shadowhawk? I like the previous one.

W  >:D

SWORDSMAN!!! Spelled S-W-O-R-D-S-A-W-E-S-O-M-E-M-A-N!!!
Heretic.... 😡

😁
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Wrangler on 26 April 2018, 09:25:52
Swordman more Shadowhawk than the Primitive Shadowhawk could hope to be.  It's plain awesome!!  :D

Another primitive Shadowhawk? I like the previous one.

W  >:D
It's the one of the "First" generation of Battlemechs FedSuns made.  It was used primarily in the early Age of War Davion Civil War, unfortunately on the bad guys side, thus it was shunned by winning side of the FedSuns and survivor examples were shuffled off to the newly formed SLDF.

There primitive model and there was standard tech one which was pretty neat.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: ColBosch on 26 April 2018, 09:45:49
Worktroll is well aware of the existence of the Swordsman. ::)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Luciora on 26 April 2018, 11:12:22
I have such an irrational dislike for side by side mounted elbow actuators, especially on mechs with hands (Enforcer III!) but still a must get for me.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dak on 26 April 2018, 12:24:04
Here's my sculpt of the Anzu! Speck cleared it for release. Big image but I'm remembering to fix the width these days...sometimes.

(https://i.imgur.com/rxOFhqq.jpg)

Dak
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 26 April 2018, 12:28:26
Hey Speck, send me an email when I can share the Cat II...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 26 April 2018, 12:44:09
Is the Anzu coming with parts to make both variants?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 26 April 2018, 13:05:27
Is the Anzu coming with parts to make both variants?

That’s the plan
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 26 April 2018, 13:12:41
Then I think I need to order two instead of one.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Weirdo on 26 April 2018, 13:33:52
Par Toutatis...

(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--eN41O0H1--/krqh8jpuwecydo1t3njk.jpg)

I'm definitely getting two, and keeping them as Zugs instead of Zujs. But those bits...the missile racks will be perfect for my 3085 Goliath, and odds are the RAC will convince me to finally get working on Schwerer Gustav!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 26 April 2018, 13:41:33
Thank you . . . and yeah, now I have to decide if I want to tell the FLGS to get 2 for me rather than 1 so I can do both variants.  And yeah, that spare RAC will be fun . . .
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dak on 26 April 2018, 13:46:11
The RAC arm was designed by IAMCLANWOLF just for full disclosure. :)

Glad you all like it. Thanks!

Dak
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 26 April 2018, 14:52:11
This is the hotness the people deserve
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: The Eagle on 26 April 2018, 15:47:19
I'm in looooooove!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Neo-Tanuki on 26 April 2018, 16:36:29
That Anzu is a darned fine looking 'Mech.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 27 April 2018, 10:32:15
I've gotten the go ahead to share the Catapult II, but Dak has to go around showing me up with a fancy schmancy image of the Anzu, so I am going to have to generate something tonight so I don't look like slacker.

Thanks Dak :P :D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dak on 27 April 2018, 17:37:11
You're welcome. Always aim to please. :P

Dak
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Wrangler on 28 April 2018, 10:56:04
Anzu looks pretty sweet. I almost thought that primer was plastic.  xp
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 29 April 2018, 23:38:58
Catapult II!

(https://i.imgur.com/huqi07N.jpg)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Valkerie on 29 April 2018, 23:47:10
My money was well spent.  I'll be buying a couple of those at least.  Beautiful work Stinger!  8) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Luciora on 30 April 2018, 00:15:25
Ok.   I'm ordering 2 as soon as they are ready

Catapult II!

(https://i.imgur.com/huqi07N.jpg)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Wrangler on 30 April 2018, 08:33:28
Oh wow, that a good rendering of it.  I may have to get couple, though i get into a bloody game to use them.  xp
I'm still get'em though.  ;)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sjhernan3060 on 11 May 2018, 18:28:00
Here's my sculpt of the Anzu! Speck cleared it for release. Big image but I'm remembering to fix the width these days...sometimes.

(https://i.imgur.com/rxOFhqq.jpg)

Dak

I have been waiting on this! Excited!!!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Joewrightgm on 18 May 2018, 09:38:33
Since the catapult is getting a dark age face lift...

What about the JL-1/2 Raider?  For some reason I think this mech is cool...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 18 May 2018, 10:07:50
there are currently 16 TRO 3145/50 mechs that have not been produced or announced

Celerity
Cylliaros
Mongrel
Neanderthal
Scourge
Storm Raider
Ursa
Violator

Boreas
Harpagos
Phoenix Hawk L
Raider
Scarecrow
Stalking Spider II
Viking IIC
Yinguochong
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 18 May 2018, 13:03:57
I doubt the Viking IIC will see a new mini since it appears to be outwardly identical to the stock Viking.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Juodas Varnas on 18 May 2018, 13:14:05
I doubt the Viking IIC will see a new mini since it appears to be outwardly identical to the stock Viking.
Well, i wouldn't say it's identical and if it does make it, it would make for a great proxy.
(https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/mul-images/BattleMechs/3145/Viking%20IIC.jpg)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 18 May 2018, 13:40:26
Okay, it's blockier and the machine guns are located both on the outer sides of the legs instead of two outer, two inner.  Still pretty close.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 18 May 2018, 15:25:34
The torso fuselage is smaller looking too . . . but yeah.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stormlion1 on 18 May 2018, 16:26:53
Anyone know if the Defender is getting a sculpt?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 18 May 2018, 18:03:34
Anyone know if the Defender is getting a sculpt?

At this time, there has been no announcement, and it is not on the pending releases either, so I'd have to guess no. It may be possible in the Fan Financing if it comes up!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 19 May 2018, 01:49:44
*still waiting for the Anzu . . . probably annoying the FLGS guys*
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 19 May 2018, 11:04:02
*still waiting for the Anzu . . . probably annoying the FLGS guys*

It's coming...very soon!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sjhernan3060 on 19 May 2018, 16:40:12
It's coming...very soon!

Yes!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 19 May 2018, 16:42:57
we're almost two-thirds through second quarter. we've entered the window when the quarterly releases tend to drop
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sellsword on 19 May 2018, 18:58:35
I’ve been waiting for that new mongoose before I place a large order. Getting antsy. Want it so badly.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Weirdo on 20 May 2018, 00:14:51
Getting kinda close to the major conventions season...time for con specials hints, maybe? O:-)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JPArbiter on 20 May 2018, 16:05:06
Amen Weirdo
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Psycho on 21 May 2018, 08:17:38
They've been decided and are being worked on.  ;)

Something light, and a couple heavy from me. You don't want to get into the hint game with me though, I've built up a rep for being extremely vague even while giving accurate hints. When I hit on a way to hint while being able to have it point in multiple directions, it's even more fun. For me.  >:D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Weirdo on 21 May 2018, 09:27:15
Who says it's not fun for us too? :)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stormlion1 on 21 May 2018, 19:05:03
At this time, there has been no announcement, and it is not on the pending releases either, so I'd have to guess no. It may be possible in the Fan Financing if it comes up!

Talked to Speck, yeah it would have to be Fan Financed to get done anytime soon. So no Defender anytime soon then.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Fragger on 22 May 2018, 15:21:37

What about the JL-1/2 Raider?  For some reason I think this mech is cool...

I would love the Raider too :)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Saint on 23 May 2018, 10:16:05
Oh I would love the Raider. I've had a soft spot for militia mechs and the likes since the Quasit in TRO3075.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: worktroll on 23 May 2018, 15:33:45
The Raider looks cool, and putting the parts for the Mk I and Mk II in the blister will make my bitz box happy ;)

(Starts making notes for a DA Bannson's Raiders battalion ...)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 23 May 2018, 20:53:04
we're almost two-thirds through second quarter. we've entered the window when the quarterly releases tend to drop

Yes it is! All I can say...is they are on order for me! LOL
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: mdauben on 04 June 2018, 00:53:49
Talked to Speck, yeah it would have to be Fan Financed to get done anytime soon. So no Defender anytime soon then.
Any hint about new fan financing?  IIRC it's been quite a while since the last one so I'm ready to throw some more money at IWM.  ;)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: koalabirb on 04 June 2018, 04:51:18
I would love the Raider too :)

I would love a Raider, three.  >:D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: RoundTop on 04 June 2018, 10:10:27
Any hint about new fan financing?  IIRC it's been quite a while since the last one so I'm ready to throw some more money at IWM.  ;)

Really?

Swordsman - May 22nd, 2018 - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=61630.0 (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=61630.0)
Bellerephon - April 25, 2018- https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=61258.0 (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=61258.0)
Von Rohrs - April 15, 2018 - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=61119.0 (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=61119.0)
Black Wold battle armour - April 25, 2018 - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=61259.0 (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=61259.0)

Note some of those have 2017 in the title, but the posting dates are 2018, they were just selected in 2017.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 04 June 2018, 12:13:08
I am looking for the Con announcements . . .
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: mdauben on 05 June 2018, 07:46:13
Really?

Swordsman - May 22nd, 2018 - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=61630.0 (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=61630.0)
Bellerephon - April 25, 2018- https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=61258.0 (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=61258.0)
Von Rohrs - April 15, 2018 - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=61119.0 (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=61119.0)
Black Wold battle armour - April 25, 2018 - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=61259.0 (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=61259.0)

Note some of those have 2017 in the title, but the posting dates are 2018, they were just selected in 2017.
Wow, I haven been around as much as I used to and I evidently missed all four of those.  The 2017 in the titles did leave me to believe their had not been any new ones this year.  :(
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 05 June 2018, 19:54:22
I am looking for the Con announcements . . .

Soon...... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JPArbiter on 05 June 2018, 21:14:37
Sooner then soon?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 06 June 2018, 09:39:47
Later than soon but almost now.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 06 June 2018, 09:45:06
Speaking of soon, when will that anzu goodness go to distributors
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Major Headcase on 06 June 2018, 21:08:58
   I wouldn't mind seeing a Merlin resculpt some day... it's supposed to be a fairly common heavy mech and a favorite among Mercs, I would like to see a better looking version eventually, then I can field them without feeling bad about the ugly minis on the table... 😂
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 06 June 2018, 22:25:17
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.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: RABIDFOX50 on 06 June 2018, 23:00:52
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 100% agree with you and Major Headcase.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JPArbiter 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
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 07 June 2018, 00:53:34
Lineholder?  The mech is fine . . . ?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 07 June 2018, 01:29:20
I think it could use a larger, better detailed, and more poseable sculpt.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward 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.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Maingunnery on 07 June 2018, 14:41:52

A linebacker using 3055U art could convince me to actually buy one.
It was just too ugly before (including horrible proportions).
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 07 June 2018, 14:49:07
Yeah, the current Linebacker mini looks like it's been chibified.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward 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.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Weirdo 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.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Azakael 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...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Legendkiller30 on 08 June 2018, 16:08:46
I put Nova Cat legs on the body of a linebacker. Looks so much better!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sjhernan3060 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!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: worktroll 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 ...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: ColBosch 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.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Liam's Ghost 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.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Weirdo 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.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Major Headcase 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???
Anyone?...
...
😁
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 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
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Weirdo on 09 June 2018, 17:43:52
Of COURSE they hit the shelves the week I can't go to the store... :bang:
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 09 June 2018, 18:06:48
You and me both.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris 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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl3l6Bq6bMo
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward 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.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris 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...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: ChrystalNiNja88 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
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire 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.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: ChrystalNiNja88 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.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 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.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Pat Payne 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?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: wolfspider 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?
YES THIS!  ;)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 21 June 2018, 14:24:03
Wasp?  Heck with that I want the Marauder 3R they put the brakes on to return.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Shin_Fenris 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.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Pat Payne on 21 June 2018, 14:36:47
Wasp?  Heck with that I want the Marauder 3R they put the brakes on to return.

Oh come on, you know the answer to this conundrum... ;)

Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 21 June 2018, 19:32:21
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.

Was that you! Awesome...soon as I saw it I was thinking MARIK FAN! LOL

Thanks for checking things out...I think you'll be impressed with the minis!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 21 June 2018, 19:37:08
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?

Sorry for the double post...but...

Sadly...at this time, the powers that be will be taking a no comment stance.

Things may look settled, but there is a LOT of legalities still to undergo.

Until Catalyst, InMediaRes, TOPPS, and the like say all clear... consider this matter NOT settled.

I've already reached out to a couple people involved in the aspects of the case...and they cannot comment on it or what the future will hold...AT THIS TIME.

I can say within all certainty...an official announcement SHOULD be forthcoming when the ending legalities are resolved, everything is signed off on, and filed
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 21 June 2018, 20:53:10
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?

Nope, not until an official okay is given and no idea when that will be.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Spaceman on 21 June 2018, 21:26:39
Speck when is the 1st and 2nd quarter release going up on the website?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 22 June 2018, 02:29:41
Got my Dasher II 3 almost put together.  I think I shall call it Clamps.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 22 June 2018, 08:31:39
Got my Dasher II 3 almost put together.  I think I shall call it Clamps.

Hahaha...this was the first image I thought of when I opened them & entered them into inventory...

(https://www.reactiongifs.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/clamps_futurama.gif)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 22 June 2018, 08:33:14
Speck when is the 1st and 2nd quarter release going up on the website?
1st will finally be this weekend and second later in July since it just released. Will be assembling 2nd quarter stuff this weekend so I can get images up.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 22 June 2018, 09:18:45
1st will finally be this weekend and second later in July since it just released. Will be assembling 2nd quarter stuff this weekend so I can get images up.

Good to hear Speck! That Mongoose Gunslinger and Anzu are beautiful sculpts.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Shin_Fenris on 22 June 2018, 10:31:21
Was that you! Awesome...soon as I saw it I was thinking MARIK FAN! LOL

Thanks for checking things out...I think you'll be impressed with the minis!

Guilty. I saw the Anzu and thought "oh, well, whilst I'm here..." I'll be back to add some friends shortly (thinking either 1st Covenant Guard or Iron Guard to complement my Marik Militia) once my paint backlog is firmly under 100 again. Maybe if someone didn't ship so quickly  ;)

Now, if we can just get the Neanderthal, my inner Eagle is going to be thrilled.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 22 June 2018, 11:32:38
LOL sorry...I'd slow down the shipping but then others would complain too!  ;D

I'm quite sure you'll like the minis...they really do look great, and yep...I agree on the Neanderthal. It will be out someday...just need to be patient.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JPArbiter on 22 June 2018, 13:10:55
Given the news today, can we expect the NuSeen Wasp and valkyrie back in distribution in 2018???
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Cache on 22 June 2018, 13:20:39
Given the news today, can we expect the NuSeen Wasp and valkyrie back in distribution in 2018???

Nope, not until an official okay is given and no idea when that will be.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 22 June 2018, 18:10:33
Took the words out of my mouth. Lol
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 22 June 2018, 18:32:52
Took the words out of my mouth. Lol
  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JPArbiter on 23 June 2018, 00:27:32
Do’h!

I didn’t read before i posted. My bad, guys!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 23 June 2018, 08:30:53
Do’h!

I didn’t read before i posted. My bad, guys!

JP...no problem, happens to me a lot on Facebook. Besides, everyone is overly excited about the possibility of certain things being released, or put back into production.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Azakael on 23 June 2018, 12:58:38
JP...no problem, happens to me a lot on Facebook. Besides, everyone is overly excited about the possibility of certain things being released, or put back into production.

Overly excited? Not at all... just because I know I'm going to want more Wasps than the two I have for my 2nd Nightstalkers... (I mean, I want some for other units... the 2NS is set in stone...)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 23 June 2018, 13:26:56
Overly excited? Not at all... just because I know I'm going to want more Wasps than the two I have for my 2nd Nightstalkers... (I mean, I want some for other units... the 2NS is set in stone...)
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 24 June 2018, 20:58:38
Speck when is the 1st and 2nd quarter release going up on the website?

I have uploaded the 1st quarter for sale and have the 2nd quarter up as coming soon in the New Releases category (http://ironwindmetals.com/store/index.php?cPath=16_234). 2nd quarters will go live on IWM webstore in a few weeks.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Liam's Ghost on 24 June 2018, 21:08:49
Woo! Hawkwolf!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: faithless on 24 June 2018, 21:11:46
Definitely will need a mongoose. I just built and used one of the 8s uziel resculpt at a con this weekend. I am really please with how that mini turned out.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 24 June 2018, 21:34:06
Yeah it did come out great, so did the Cougar resculpt.

Just a hint for coming Gencon Con Special announcement, think Wolf Empire for Mech pack (only 4 mechs not 5 like a star sorry).
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: faithless on 24 June 2018, 21:36:52
I have the Cougar resculpt to build as well. I may do that this week.

Thanks for the hint.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 24 June 2018, 21:51:11
Just a hint for coming Gencon Con Special announcement, think Wolf Empire for Mech pack (only 4 mechs not 5 like a star sorry).

Well...I'll preface this with I HAVE NO INSIDE INFO ON THIS...this is just my speculation (sadly)...

Ryoken Skinwalker!!! And maybe variants of other already released mechs.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Luciora on 24 June 2018, 22:31:19
Hawkwolf is really nice.  Just waiting for my Mongoose and Anzu.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 24 June 2018, 22:34:59
Woo! Hawkwolf!

Hawkwolf was last quarter?  Granted I need to build mine . . . but now that Anzu is in my hands . . .
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JPArbiter on 25 June 2018, 00:05:33
Someone needs to help me on what arms would be good to convert the Dasher II into a 2 Model.  My first instinct is sceptiscemia E arms with a triple barreled gun pinned to the cowling. Let me know!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 25 June 2018, 01:39:01
I'm pretty surprised that we got a variant sculpt of a mech before getting the default version.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 25 June 2018, 01:41:56
With all due respect to the stock Dasher II, it sucks and doesn’t need a mini
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 25 June 2018, 01:59:19
The Dasher II and Dasher II 2 are basically identical in outward appearance.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: klarg1 on 25 June 2018, 08:47:46
I definitely want an Anzu and a Xanthos. The Mongoose also tempts me.

I also feel like Speck has been stepping up his photography game lately.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 25 June 2018, 09:38:30
I definitely want an Anzu and a Xanthos. The Mongoose also tempts me.

I also feel like Speck has been stepping up his photography game lately.  :thumbsup:

My dad the other year surprised me with a nice DSLR digital camera for Christmas and then earlier this year I got a cheaper macro lens. Still working on getting things right.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: klarg1 on 25 June 2018, 10:14:38
My dad the other year surprised me with a nice DSLR digital camera for Christmas and then earlier this year I got a cheaper macro lens. Still working on getting things right.

It's much appreciated from my end.

Some of the older IWM product images are.... less than fully helpful.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 25 June 2018, 19:35:25
It's much appreciated from my end.

Some of the older IWM product images are.... less than fully helpful.

Most of these get replaced when CSO paints it (for battlemech). The other non-BT there a many that I would love to have new images for.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 25 June 2018, 21:22:20
Con Specials 2018 (http://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/10-factory-news/81-iron-wind-metals-at-gencon-2018)

More to come
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 25 June 2018, 21:26:22
I KNEW IT!

Although I wasn't expecting a jumping Shadow Hawk!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 25 June 2018, 21:36:02
Not just a jumping Shadow Hawk, a jumping Royal Shadow Hawk.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Valkerie on 25 June 2018, 21:42:08
Speck, please say that Shadow Hawk will make its way to the online store.  :D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 25 June 2018, 21:57:11
Speck, please say that Shadow Hawk will make its way to the online store.  :D

While I'm not Speck...

Of course it will!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JPArbiter on 25 June 2018, 22:01:08
This news makes me unreasonably happy. Is the Tomahawk in any particular configuration?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 25 June 2018, 22:02:22
This news makes me unreasonably happy. Is the Tomahawk in any particular configuration?

Because it's not noted as such, and as in keeping with previous Con release packs, it will most likely be the "currently available" Prime sculpt...but will wait for Speck to give the official word.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 25 June 2018, 22:11:33
It says "Tomahawk II Prime" on the list.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 25 June 2018, 22:20:34
 :beer:

It says "Tomahawk II Prime" on the list.

Good point...didn't even realize that, I was too busy trying to figure out where to stick that Shadow Hawk in my forces since every house except Liao has one, and I'm not giving it to them. Guess she's going to go to Amaris!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 25 June 2018, 22:34:42
Speck, please say that Shadow Hawk will make its way to the online store.  :D

Yes, it will.

This news makes me unreasonably happy. Is the Tomahawk in any particular configuration?

Prime

Not just a jumping Shadow Hawk, a jumping Royal Shadow Hawk.
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: faithless on 25 June 2018, 22:36:32
Really looking forward to the skinwalker. And the royal shadowhawk may be my first jumping mech.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 25 June 2018, 22:37:54
Really looking forward to the skinwalker. And the royal shadowhawk may be my first jumping mech.

It looks good, just a few changes from the 2H.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Scotty on 25 June 2018, 22:38:56
It looks good, just a few changes from the 2H.

I'm also on the list of people very excited for this one.  What kind of changes are we talking?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 25 June 2018, 23:16:52
Well, it's like a 2H but it doesn't suck. ;)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Luciora on 25 June 2018, 23:18:54
Will there be a non-jumper version following it soon? after?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 25 June 2018, 23:22:45
Will there be a non-jumper version following it soon? after?

If there isn't, you typically don't need to mount the jump jet plumes...so then it becomes a walking version.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 25 June 2018, 23:34:54
The plumes were attached to the enforcer iii’s feet

It wasn’t that hard to cut them off and the evidence is barely evident because the scars are near the hex base
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 25 June 2018, 23:39:06
The plumes were attached to the enforcer iii’s feet

It wasn’t that hard to cut them off and the evidence is barely evident because the scars are near the hex base

Could have sworn those weren't attached...but I'd have to check my blister.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 25 June 2018, 23:50:16
I certainly did not attach them to turn around and cut them off  ;D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sharpnel on 26 June 2018, 00:16:48
Why is the Savage Wolf  not in the Wolf Empire pack?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 26 June 2018, 00:17:17
Because it's a Sea Fox mech.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 26 June 2018, 06:34:53
I'm also on the list of people very excited for this one.  What kind of changes are we talking?

Larger AC, medium laser on other arm, and torso missile launcher changes to two holes for streak srm2. Plus the jumping part and some adjustments to pose.

Will there be a non-jumper version following it soon? after?

That is the plan.

The plumes were attached to the enforcer iii’s feet

It wasn’t that hard to cut them off and the evidence is barely evident because the scars are near the hex base

Yes they were attached on that LE.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Alex Keller on 26 June 2018, 08:46:21
Speck, are the Wasp and Valkyrie going back up on the web store? Thanks!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 26 June 2018, 08:49:02
Speck, are the Wasp and Valkyrie going back up on the web store? Thanks!

Alex...that was already answered earlier...

Nope, not until an official okay is given and no idea when that will be.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 26 June 2018, 09:23:08
Why is the Savage Wolf  not in the Wolf Empire pack?

What he said -
Because it's a Sea Fox mech.

Plus we wanted to go with more pure Wolf Empire mechs that are unique to them.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Xiwo Xerase on 26 June 2018, 10:01:54
Since I won't be going to GenCon and I don't know anyone who's going, will the new minis in the Wolf Empire 'Mech Pack be available after GenCon?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 26 June 2018, 10:21:20
Since I won't be going to GenCon and I don't know anyone who's going, will the new minis in the Wolf Empire 'Mech Pack be available after GenCon?

Yes, some a few weeks after gencon and others a few months later depending on if something is a early release at Gencon.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Scotty on 26 June 2018, 13:26:22
Larger AC, medium laser on other arm, and torso missile launcher changes to two holes for streak srm2. Plus the jumping part and some adjustments to pose.
:drool:
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Shin_Fenris on 26 June 2018, 14:17:14
Really looking forward to the skinwalker. And the royal shadowhawk may be my first jumping mech.

I've had the Skinwalker on a TO&E awaiting a miniature for what seems like forever. This has seriously made my day.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JPArbiter on 26 June 2018, 19:29:11
What he said -
Plus we wanted to go with more pure Wolf Empire mechs that are unique to them.

I would have not cried for either a Pocket Assault Tundra Wolf or a Tundra Wolf 4


Will the skinwalker be available individually as well or will I have to buy multiple packs?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 26 June 2018, 20:01:41
I would have not cried for either a Pocket Assault Tundra Wolf or a Tundra Wolf 4


Will the skinwalker be available individually as well or will I have to buy multiple packs?

JP...this was answered earlier...

Since I won't be going to GenCon and I don't know anyone who's going, will the new minis in the Wolf Empire 'Mech Pack be available after GenCon?


Yes, some a few weeks after gencon and others a few months later depending on if something is a early release at Gencon.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JPArbiter on 26 June 2018, 20:03:36
JP...this was answered earlier...

I interpreted that as the pack would be avaliable, but no affirmative or Decline about individually.

I am still waiting to buy individual Exhumers and Cadavers
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 26 June 2018, 20:11:22
I interpreted that as the pack would be avaliable, but no affirmative or Decline about individually.

I am still waiting to buy individual Exhumers and Cadavers

understood...but yeah, typically these kinds of lance packs end up being available individually. Like the FedSuns one from last year, and the Kurita one from the year before that.

I'll shoot you a PM on the others.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 26 June 2018, 22:24:10
So, I got my Anzu mini and I am trying to prep it for Thursday's game- may not be painted unfortunately- but . . . I have a UAC/10 gun, a RAC/5 gun, the ERML/LPPC . . . but what do you do for the Snub PPC for the 70 to go with the RAC?  I am thinking of magnetizing to switch between models.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 26 June 2018, 22:28:43
So, I got my Anzu mini and I am trying to prep it for Thursday's game- may not be painted unfortunately- but . . . I have a UAC/10 gun, a RAC/5 gun, the ERML/LPPC . . . but what do you do for the Snub PPC for the 70 to go with the RAC?  I am thinking of magnetizing to switch between models.

Right arm is the same for both variants.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 26 June 2018, 22:31:35
I interpreted that as the pack would be avaliable, but no affirmative or Decline about individually.

I am still waiting to buy individual Exhumers and Cadavers

As a pack is only sold at gencon. The mechs will be sold separately after the show. Undead Lance pack was different.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 27 June 2018, 01:47:23
So, I got my Anzu mini and I am trying to prep it for Thursday's game- may not be painted unfortunately- but . . . I have a UAC/10 gun, a RAC/5 gun, the ERML/LPPC . . . but what do you do for the Snub PPC for the 70 to go with the RAC?  I am thinking of magnetizing to switch between models.

What are you going to do about the missile pod?  You've got to put either the ten tube or seven tube cover on it.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 27 June 2018, 03:37:28
I was already looking at taking a cut down MWDA missile pod for the LRMs.  Ok, for the Snub . . . I had misunderstood the Sarna entry when I was refreshing my memory- that helps to cut down on my magnet needs!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: IAMCLANWOLF on 27 June 2018, 11:15:12
So, I got my Anzu...

How do you like it?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 27 June 2018, 12:07:46
I just got it Sunday, and soaked the bits to get stuff off.  Overall impression without it being assembled?  Pretty good . . . the posts look deep/thick enough to be easy to set, I was surprised the legs were post instead of balls.  Tonight I will be assembling all the pieces that will not be magnetized.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Scotty on 27 June 2018, 13:38:37
How do you like it?

I love the sculpt and detail on both of mine.  I think my only actual criticism is that the elbow sockets are identical even though the left and right arm weapons have different depth on the attachment point.  I had to clip the nub on the left arm pod to get it to fit flush like it looks like it's supposed to be able to.

Making a walking pose is going to be a little more challenging, but it doesn't seem impossible.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 27 June 2018, 13:51:42
I love the sculpt and detail on both of mine.  I think my only actual criticism is that the elbow sockets are identical even though the left and right arm weapons have different depth on the attachment point.  I had to clip the nub on the left arm pod to get it to fit flush like it looks like it's supposed to be able to.

That's only true for the Ultra 10 left arm.  The RAC left arm fits fully.

I also noticed that the post holes on the tors for the arm attachments aren't nearly deep enough.

But once I got the minis assembled they look real good.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Shin_Fenris on 27 June 2018, 14:23:09
That's only true for the Ultra 10 left arm.  The RAC left arm fits fully.

I also noticed that the post holes on the tors for the arm attachments aren't nearly deep enough.

But once I got the minis assembled they look real good.

I ran into the same thing with the arms to torso, but it was a fairly small thing considering how nice the rest of the Anzu went together for me. Can't wait to get some paint on it this week, if the weather holds out and I can actually prime minis up.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: IAMCLANWOLF on 27 June 2018, 14:56:04
Thanks for the reviews, guys. Been chomping at the bit for months to see how it turned out.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: fandangamo on 27 June 2018, 14:58:00
As a pack is only sold at gencon. The mechs will be sold separately after the show. Undead Lance pack was different.

Is the Tomahawk II changed at all from the standard mini? Is there any chance the cracks have been smoothed out on this model?

Thanks!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 27 June 2018, 17:35:24
Is the Tomahawk II changed at all from the standard mini? Is there any chance the cracks have been smoothed out on this model?

Thanks!

We have reprinted some parts that are currently waiting to be molded.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dak on 27 June 2018, 19:11:18
I sculpted the Anzu so I’m very happy to hear it’s being received well. The shoulder receptacles in mine were a bit clogged too and I needed to drill them out a bit with a pin vise. They weren't sculpted that way so it looks like the mold may have torn a bit inside leaving a clog. I do try to prevent that by tapering the posts and post holes but if it goes too deep it runs that clogging risk.

Thanks for the feedback!

Dak
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 27 June 2018, 23:48:47
Yeah, my arms have posts that are too long so I am drilling a bit . . . the legs are great, I think it looks like it would be easy to cut one at the knee to angle it for a walk but I am not going to try.  I can get a bit of a step out of the actual bend they have . . . I think the legs MIGHT be a bit to long since it comes out a bit chunkier than my old Orion and is just as tall, but the minis have never been exactly scaled (its bigger than my Dire Wolf! . . . then again, most things are- including the Wulfen!) so no big worries.  I think it will look great on the table, and I am taking it in metal tomorrow night to see about pounding anyone else who gets near the flag.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: wolfspider on 29 June 2018, 12:30:00
Now that we have an official response to the Nu-classics when should we expect an update from IWMs?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Scotty on 29 June 2018, 12:34:42
When you get one.

To clarify: no one in either side of the fence wants to drag their heels over this.  You'll get word on what's going to happen as soon as Speck can give it to you.  Clamoring for it a thread collective average of every other day will not get it here faster.

Have patience.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JPArbiter on 29 June 2018, 13:45:09
Put it another way... we have waited 20 years for this... what is a little more time???
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 29 June 2018, 13:55:16
https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=61621.msg1425324#msg1425324

“We’ll get to it when we get to it”
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 29 June 2018, 15:09:58
See, I always thought the arms from the MAD released at Cons last year was for a -3R arm rather than what it was released as - the -7D/9D had tri-vanes rather than blocks.  I know I am planning on getting that part sent to me for something else.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 29 June 2018, 23:43:58
I think Speck will be sneaky on this one. Will he surprise us at GenCon with a handful of Wasp and Valkyrie minis??? That would be the best message for us ;)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Scotty on 30 June 2018, 00:04:40
That's exactly how bad rumors start.  Can we not?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: wolfspider on 30 June 2018, 06:45:43
That's exactly how bad rumors start.  Can we not?
Hey Scotty relax, some of us have been dealing with this issue almost as long as you have been alive, rumors good or bad generate buzz and buzz generates interest. If you don’t believe me look at another “game” that is produced “across the pond”. It has rumors both good and bad, and they made close to 150 million in the last half of 2017. Some of us remember the days when that game and battletech used to be neck and neck with popularity and maybe it can be again but only time will tell. So allow us our victory lap thanks!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 30 June 2018, 12:06:13
I think Speck will be sneaky on this one. Will he surprise us at GenCon with a handful of Wasp and Valkyrie minis??? That would be the best message for us ;)

As of now I have nothing new to report.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 30 June 2018, 12:27:33
As of now I have nothing new to report.

 8)

Everyone...I know your all excited, as am I. This is the time of the year I literally go broke because I buy WAY too much for myself and my online store.

If we could all just relax a bit (myself included) that would be awesome. Some of the rumors are getting hard to quell, and I'm sure that Speck is being PM'd a lot with questions he cannot answer. I've even gotten a lot...and I just sell for them...I'm not them! LOL. The rumors are becoming unsubstantiated facts sadly... especially on Facebook.

Let's all use keywords like "I hope" and such...until TPTB, Catalyst, and the fine folks at IWM make an official announcement.

Trust me when I say THIS IS A GREAT TIME TO BE A BATTLETECH FAN! Not just because of the end of the suit. Many things this year are happening and have happened!

It's just bad timing that the suit ended when it did because it's SO close to the largest convention for Battletech.

IF...and I do mean IF... Catalyst and IWM have the all clear to proceed with new Classic Sculpts...you can bet your house, car, first born, etc. they are scrambling to get them done for the show.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Acolyte on 30 June 2018, 17:08:04
Well, I'll be sitting here with my wallet open patiently waiting for the classics - particularly the Marauder.

But, ya, I imagine people will get to them as soon as they reasonably can. No reason to suspect otherwise at this point and no reason to badger.

   - Shane
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Hayden. on 30 June 2018, 23:42:59
My wallet is also ready for deployment at CGL/IWM's pleasure.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 01 July 2018, 05:05:27
Well, I'll be sitting here with my wallet open patiently waiting for the classics - particularly the Marauder.

But, ya, I imagine people will get to them as soon as they reasonably can. No reason to suspect otherwise at this point and no reason to badger.

   - Shane

The answer is out there...
But for a quicker answer. You won't see it this year, at least in plastic. Probably not in metal either but it will show up eventually according to a dev.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 01 July 2018, 19:04:00
Con Specials 2018 (http://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/10-factory-news/81-iron-wind-metals-at-gencon-2018)

More to come

I added a few other mechs that will be for sale. So you do not ask, no classic still to early to know when Wasp and Valkyrie will be available.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 01 July 2018, 19:07:11
I added a few other mechs that will be for sale. So you do not ask, no classic still to early to know when Wasp and Valkyrie will be available.

Speck...even at my cost, you guys are seriously trying to make me go broke! LOL loving this line up this year!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: klarg1 on 01 July 2018, 19:07:45
This is all looking great.

All I have to do now, is find somebody whom I can bribe, blackmail, or bamboozle into doing some proxy shopping for me.  >:D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 01 July 2018, 19:43:45
Interesting choice with the Ryoken III B for the standalone release. What made you decide on that one? Sculptor’s whim?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 01 July 2018, 19:46:16
Interesting choice with the Ryoken III B for the standalone release. What made you decide on that one? Sculptor’s whim?

I'd guess either being a familiar variant like the Ryoken "Stormcrow" B...or sculptors choice/recommendation.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 01 July 2018, 20:07:29
Interesting choice with the Ryoken III B for the standalone release. What made you decide on that one? Sculptor’s whim?

Just picked it that’s all. After gencon both B and Prime will be blister pack releases. The Prime being a distro release either 4th quarter or 1st quarter 2019 still figuring it out. So the Web only B will be available same time the Prime comes out.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Pat Payne on 01 July 2018, 20:20:49
I added a few other mechs that will be for sale. So you do not ask, no classic still to early to know when Wasp and Valkyrie will be available.

In fairness, the fact that the word "when" not "if" was used is heartening. And with that...

About the Royal Shad -- I can't wait to see pics of it!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 02 July 2018, 00:23:38
In fairness, the fact that the word "when" not "if" was used is heartening. And with that...

About the Royal Shad -- I can't wait to see pics of it!

Yo I missed that phrasing. Good catch. Hopefully the when isn’t 2035  :D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 02 July 2018, 01:57:18
The sooner IWM can get the Wasp back into production the better. I hope Speck can give us a better time frame after con season :)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Greatclub on 02 July 2018, 02:53:28
Request: Crusader that looks like it has ~15 LRMs in the arms and 2, 3 or 6 SRM tubes in each hip.

We've got a bunch of minis that represent most of the rest of the unseen, but only the sad phoenix Crusader.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Juodas Varnas on 02 July 2018, 05:45:52
Request: Crusader that looks like it has ~15 LRMs in the arms and 2, 3 or 6 SRM tubes in each hip.

We've got a bunch of minis that represent most of the rest of the unseen, but only the sad phoenix Crusader.
Oh man, i'd love to see Shimmy redesign the Crusader for the Classics!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 02 July 2018, 13:13:58
Is the Catapult II going to be at the show? I know I submitted the files a while ago...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MarauderD on 02 July 2018, 13:57:58
Oh man, i'd love to see Shimmy redesign the Crusader for the Classics!

Amen. The original Crusader mini from back in the day was very Blah.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 02 July 2018, 14:36:16
Probably a long way off from a classic crud. The 3085 Phoenix II version is coming later this year and I’ve been looking forward to that since I first saw the art
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 02 July 2018, 17:20:45
Probably a long way off from a classic crud. The 3085 Phoenix II version is coming later this year and I’ve been looking forward to that since I first saw the art

Where did you hear that?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 02 July 2018, 17:24:35
Where did you hear that?

It's listed as an upcoming Online Exclusive
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Luciora on 02 July 2018, 17:27:41
I recently kitbashed one that has the shoulder covers and hip launchers using the PP version as the base.  I've set it up as the 5S.

Request: Crusader that looks like it has ~15 LRMs in the arms and 2, 3 or 6 SRM tubes in each hip.

We've got a bunch of minis that represent most of the rest of the unseen, but only the sad phoenix Crusader.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: worktroll on 02 July 2018, 21:00:21
It's listed as an upcoming Online Exclusive

Are you sure you don't mean this Phoenix:
(http://cfw.sarna.net/wiki/images/thumb/a/ac/Phoenix.jpg/191px-43ve4lrc1ng393kudugmz44sv3w273g.jpg?timestamp=20090326235333)

Trust me, no new Classics are going to be on any "coming soon" list right now. Wait. It'll happen in it's own time.

Yes, I want them too, as much as anyone. But patience is a virtue.

W.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 02 July 2018, 21:14:40
Are you sure you don't mean this Phoenix:
(http://cfw.sarna.net/wiki/images/thumb/a/ac/Phoenix.jpg/191px-43ve4lrc1ng393kudugmz44sv3w273g.jpg?timestamp=20090326235333)

Trust me, no new Classics are going to be on any "coming soon" list right now. Wait. It'll happen in it's own time.

Yes, I want them too, as much as anyone. But patience is a virtue.

W.

Not talking about classics, the Crusader 8L from TRO 3085 was Fan financed.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 02 July 2018, 21:41:08
It's listed as an upcoming Online Exclusive

Oh, for some reason I thought we were talking about a 3085 Phoenix Hawk mini, not a Crusader. :facepalm:
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MarauderD on 03 July 2018, 11:38:19
Not talking about classics, the Crusader 8L from TRO 3085 was Fan financed.

I enjoy the Project Phoenix Crusaders. Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 03 July 2018, 14:41:15
Oh, for some reason I thought we were talking about a 3085 Phoenix Hawk mini, not a Crusader. :facepalm:

This is what happens when I get lazy and don’t quote the previous post for context
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Wrangler on 05 July 2018, 08:09:53
Was the Phoenix Hawk IIC redesigned or variant was suppose to have come out?  I remember jabber about it but i am not sure if it happened.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 05 July 2018, 08:22:26
http://ironwindmetals.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=9808
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 05 July 2018, 08:35:56
Was the Phoenix Hawk IIC redesigned or variant was suppose to have come out?  I remember jabber about it but i am not sure if it happened.

Yes, a 7 variant was released a while back, and is available for purchase. Well done sculpt...but I haven't seen one painted up CSO style yet.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sjhernan3060 on 05 July 2018, 20:19:15
8)

Everyone...I know your all excited, as am I. This is the time of the year I literally go broke because I buy WAY too much for myself and my online store.

If we could all just relax a bit (myself included) that would be awesome. Some of the rumors are getting hard to quell, and I'm sure that Speck is being PM'd a lot with questions he cannot answer. I've even gotten a lot...and I just sell for them...I'm not them! LOL. The rumors are becoming unsubstantiated facts sadly... especially on Facebook.

Let's all use keywords like "I hope" and such...until TPTB, Catalyst, and the fine folks at IWM make an official announcement.

Trust me when I say THIS IS A GREAT TIME TO BE A BATTLETECH FAN! Not just because of the end of the suit. Many things this year are happening and have happened!

It's just bad timing that the suit ended when it did because it's SO close to the largest convention for Battletech.

IF...and I do mean IF... Catalyst and IWM have the all clear to proceed with new Classic Sculpts...you can bet your house, car, first born, etc. they are scrambling to get them done for the show.

Awesome! But I also just want that Anzu...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 05 July 2018, 21:07:00
Awesome! But I also just want that Anzu...

LOL yeah, I'm trying...sold out super fast. It's Con Season and things slow down a lot, so I'm just waiting for IWM to send me my restock order I placed.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: sadlerbw on 09 July 2018, 15:38:47
I put one of the new Phoenix Hawk IIC 7's together last weekend. Pinned the crap out of the hips because that boy has some serious weight hanging off the upper body. Those arms are chunky, and it has pretty much all of the jumpjets. Sucker is top-heavy! Not knocking the sculpt, it is very pretty, but some mechs have issues when you have to make their shapes in the real world.

Didn't get the Anzu put together yet, although I did pull it out of the blister and start prepping it. I won the mold-line lottery with the one I got; It's super-clean. I'm leaning towards the RAC variant.

Another one I got assembled was the Dasher II 3. I have to say, the hands are not what I was expecting. They remind me of the 'give 'em the clamps' robot from Futurama. The rest of the mech is exactly what you would expect in a bigger Dasher and should be a great base for modding into the other variants...just need to find some hands to replace the clamps/claws.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Luciora on 09 July 2018, 16:28:45
The PP Crusader has orderable fists in the scrapyard that should fit the mini.

I put one of the new Phoenix Hawk IIC 7's together last weekend. Pinned the crap out of the hips because that boy has some serious weight hanging off the upper body. Those arms are chunky, and it has pretty much all of the jumpjets. Sucker is top-heavy! Not knocking the sculpt, it is very pretty, but some mechs have issues when you have to make their shapes in the real world.

Didn't get the Anzu put together yet, although I did pull it out of the blister and start prepping it. I won the mold-line lottery with the one I got; It's super-clean. I'm leaning towards the RAC variant.

Another one I got assembled was the Dasher II 3. I have to say, the hands are not what I was expecting. They remind me of the 'give 'em the clamps' robot from Futurama. The rest of the mech is exactly what you would expect in a bigger Dasher and should be a great base for modding into the other variants...just need to find some hands to replace the clamps/claws.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JPArbiter on 10 July 2018, 18:22:50
The PP Crusader has orderable fists in the scrapyard that should fit the mini.

*mwuah* thank you!

Now i just need to triple lasers to go with em
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Luciora on 10 July 2018, 19:13:36
Septicemia / Pariah A scrapyard parts also!

*mwuah* thank you!

Now i just need to triple lasers to go with em
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JPArbiter on 11 July 2018, 00:56:49
considered that, was hoping for something more compact
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 11 July 2018, 06:47:05
*mwuah* thank you!

Now i just need to triple lasers to go with em

JP...what about the OP-039 Dragonfly Lasers?

https://www.ariesgamesandminis.com/index.php/shopping/product/1883-dragonfly-a-lasers-4.html
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 11 July 2018, 12:11:52
*mwuah* thank you!

Now i just need to triple lasers to go with em

How about Locust IIC arms?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JPArbiter on 11 July 2018, 12:15:26
In other news, will the crusader 8L and Raven II make Gencon?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 11 July 2018, 16:19:33
In other news, will the crusader 8L and Raven II make Gencon?

Raven II no

Crusader - I am hoping.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 12 July 2018, 08:09:29
Yeah, Raven II hit a bit of a real life snag in that I am moving. I hope to have it done soon!

In the mean time, enjoy these awesome Orthos by IAMCLANWOLF:

(https://i.imgur.com/FMyIljK.jpg)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: The_Livewire on 12 July 2018, 10:29:55
oooh, can't wait to see that Shadow Hawk b!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Empyrus on 12 July 2018, 16:32:38
Yeah, Raven II hit a bit of a real life snag in that I am moving. I hope to have it done soon!

In the mean time, enjoy these awesome Orthos by IAMCLANWOLF:

(https://i.imgur.com/FMyIljK.jpg)
Angry-Raven
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 12 July 2018, 16:48:18
hmm, is that as chunky as the TRO3145-CC cover art?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 12 July 2018, 17:04:06
it's much closer to the interior line art. the cover art is thicc
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: cavingjan on 13 July 2018, 07:23:10
Also looks close to the XTRO art that was the basis of the Raven II.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JPArbiter on 13 July 2018, 18:51:47
And I just realized the Raven II was Q4 instead of Q3

Excuse me for being a dork
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: qc mech3 on 13 July 2018, 19:10:12
Like the ortho. 

Will we have the option to make the Raven X from XTRO: CC? the only difference is a couple of winglets on the nose and an AMS on the torso beside the med lasers. I know I would like to have the option.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 13 July 2018, 19:13:17
Like the ortho. 

Will we have the option to make the Raven X from XTRO: CC? the only difference is a couple of winglets on the nose and an AMS on the torso beside the med lasers. I know I would like to have the option.  :thumbsup:

Hmmm... I don't think that'll be a problem. I will do my best to make it happen!

I'd I can do it without needing a new torso, it will happen. Otherwise, it may be up to IWM if they are willing to make two torsos.

Bits are always easier to get included over new torsos.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Luciora on 13 July 2018, 19:14:59
Yes please!

Hmmm... I don't think that'll be a problem. I will do my best to make it happen!

I'd I can do it without needing a new torso, it will happen. Otherwise, it may be up to IWM if they are willing to make two torsos.

Bits are always easier to get included over new torsos.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: qc mech3 on 13 July 2018, 22:11:59
Looking at both pics on sarna.net, it's exactly the same thing except for those additional bits. The difficulty should only be locations holes/pins for those bits to be filled it not needed.  :thumbsup: ^-^
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: klarg1 on 19 July 2018, 09:22:43
Yeah, Raven II hit a bit of a real life snag in that I am moving. I hope to have it done soon!

In the mean time, enjoy these awesome Orthos by IAMCLANWOLF:

(https://i.imgur.com/FMyIljK.jpg)

Stinger, any thoughts on what kind of hip joints you will create in the final sculpt? The ortho's look great, but this thing is begging for a dynamic leg posture, which would benefit from ball-and socket style connections, but I understand that may not be the easiest, or most popular choice.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 19 July 2018, 12:41:37
I am likely going to be doing my new favorite joint, the hybrid ball/cylinder joint.

The concept is that you have a ball joint with a very small cylinder sticking out of the center of it. The leg joint will be a mirror of that. Novice builders have a simple and straightforward way to to attach the legs. Expert builders can file off the cylinder, leaving only the ball point for maximum poseability.

Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Pat Payne on 19 July 2018, 15:51:40
I am likely going to be doing my new favorite joint, the hybrid ball/cylinder joint.

The concept is that you have a ball joint with a very small cylinder sticking out of the center of it. The leg joint will be a mirror of that. Novice builders have a simple and straightforward way to to attach the legs. Expert builders can file off the cylinder, leaving only the ball point for maximum poseability.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: jimdigris on 19 July 2018, 16:45:36
I am likely going to be doing my new favorite joint, the hybrid ball/cylinder joint.

The concept is that you have a ball joint with a very small cylinder sticking out of the center of it. The leg joint will be a mirror of that. Novice builders have a simple and straightforward way to to attach the legs. Expert builders can file off the cylinder, leaving only the ball point for maximum poseability.
:thumbsup: Me too.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: chongobongo on 19 July 2018, 17:49:52
Do we have an ortho of the new crusader 8L anywhere ?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: DarkSpade on 19 July 2018, 20:15:06
I am likely going to be doing my new favorite joint, the hybrid ball/cylinder joint.

The concept is that you have a ball joint with a very small cylinder sticking out of the center of it. The leg joint will be a mirror of that. Novice builders have a simple and straightforward way to to attach the legs. Expert builders can file off the cylinder, leaving only the ball point for maximum poseability.

You are my hero.   :smitten:
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: ColBosch on 19 July 2018, 20:22:57
I am likely going to be doing my new favorite joint, the hybrid ball/cylinder joint.

The concept is that you have a ball joint with a very small cylinder sticking out of the center of it. The leg joint will be a mirror of that. Novice builders have a simple and straightforward way to to attach the legs. Expert builders can file off the cylinder, leaving only the ball point for maximum poseability.

That's a fantastic solution!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: klarg1 on 20 July 2018, 08:58:44
I am likely going to be doing my new favorite joint, the hybrid ball/cylinder joint.

The concept is that you have a ball joint with a very small cylinder sticking out of the center of it. The leg joint will be a mirror of that. Novice builders have a simple and straightforward way to to attach the legs. Expert builders can file off the cylinder, leaving only the ball point for maximum poseability.

Stinger, you're my hero too.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: sadlerbw on 20 July 2018, 14:21:39
Let me echo my approval of the pre-pinned ball joint. So nice not having to drill/pin tiny joints if I'm happy with the single axis of rotation for posing...which I usually am. Hopefully it doesn't get messy as the molds get older, but if it doesn't I'd say that one and the 'enormous cylinder' are my two favorite joints at the moment.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: klarg1 on 20 July 2018, 14:43:26
Let me echo my approval of the pre-pinned ball joint. So nice not having to drill/pin tiny joints if I'm happy with the single axis of rotation for posing...which I usually am. Hopefully it doesn't get messy as the molds get older, but if it doesn't I'd say that one and the 'enormous cylinder' are my two favorite joints at the moment.

You raise an interesting question: I wonder if a tapered pin (i.e. truncated cone, rather than straight cylinder) would be less prone to leaks and tears in the mold, and therefore less prone to having the socket filled by "leaked" metal during casting.

Stinger, any thoughts based on your experience?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Scotty on 20 July 2018, 19:39:57
Whether it's less prone or not, when they finally happen it's going to be much more annoying to drill out the proper shape without issues.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Greatclub on 23 July 2018, 00:57:13
Failing that, making a divit to center your drill tip in on both pieces is nice, so they line up easier.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: sadlerbw on 25 July 2018, 17:59:16
Yeah, the nice part about a straight-sided cylinder is that it is perfect for sticking a drill bit into if you need to clean it up. There are plenty of tiny pin drills that will fit about right into whatever size hole they use, but the hole needs to have parallel walls. The 'pin' on the ball joint can be cleaned up with files or a hobby knife, no matter what shape it ends up being. It is easier to clip off a pin than to try filing down, or cutting off flush, a cone.

Also, while I do love a faithful representation of the art, I want to thank IWM for limiting the number of small pieces, and the number of pieces in general, in many of the recent models. I started working on a Mongoose Gunslinger and a Primitive Wolverine last week. The Mongoose is together and on a base, while I'm still working on the Wolverine thanks to all its teeny, tiny bits that have to get cleaned up without ruining them, and then attached without ending up at a funny angle. I like the occasional fiddly model, but in general I'm not looking for parts I have to assemble with tweezers!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 25 July 2018, 18:47:34
just keep repeating to yourself

"at least its not tiburon feet. at least it's not tiburon feet"
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 25 July 2018, 19:53:39
The Tiburon is the only mini I ever actually flat out quit on.  I could not get the feet together.

Shame, too, since it's an otherwise nice mini.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: ColBosch on 25 July 2018, 21:12:49
I was packing up my miniatures for sale, and the Sagittaire straight-up broke off at the ankles when I picked it up. The next one of you sculptors that gives us separate feet, let me tell you... *shakes fist*
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Psycho on 25 July 2018, 21:56:46
Sometimes that's unavoidable, or would end up with another unsatisfying compromise. Mechs like the Mad Cat require the feet to be cast flat, and the legs to be cast sideways to avoid having gaps in the mold. At the very least, they'd have to have a separate toe, which would be another tiny, fiddly bit. With the 3050 omnis and others like them, I find it easier to pin completely through the foot, allowing a longer pin to have purchase in both the leg and basing material.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: ColBosch on 25 July 2018, 22:51:39
I wasn't being completely serious. ;)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Psycho on 26 July 2018, 08:25:17
It's all good; some people are more serious than others about this sort of thing. I figured there was some level of exaggeration in there. I figured that offering an explanation and possible solution may help someone reading, if not you specifically.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Xiwo Xerase on 26 July 2018, 09:04:23
I saw this morning that the remaining minis for Q4's release schedule have been announced, a non-jumping Shadow Hawk SHD-2Hb (which will also be available at GenCon) and the Vixen 6, which is described in TRO 3150's NTNU section.

The Vixen 6 is an interesting choice.  I hope we get a record sheet for it by the end of the year.

I'm still waiting for my one FLGS that carries IWM minis to let me preorder the Q3 releases.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 26 July 2018, 10:16:55
I saw this morning that the remaining minis for Q4's release schedule have been announced, a non-jumping Shadow Hawk SHD-2Hb (which will also be available at GenCon) and the Vixen 6, which is described in TRO 3150's NTNU section.

The Vixen 6 is an interesting choice.  I hope we get a record sheet for it by the end of the year.

I'm still waiting for my one FLGS that carries IWM minis to let me preorder the Q3 releases.

I have a Vixen 6 record sheet to post to IWM downloads closer to release.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 26 July 2018, 10:40:55
Speck is the hero we need
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: sadlerbw on 26 July 2018, 17:10:56
just keep repeating to yourself

"at least its not tiburon feet. at least it's not tiburon feet"

Oh god! I thought I had buried all those memories! That mini seriously needs 'beginner feet' and 'expert feet', so we consumers can decide to accept a less-optimal representation rather than descending into a pit of madness and rage trying to build those stupid ankles!

Also, to whomever did the Bruin arms: Don't ever make arms that connect like that again. I tried building them as-designed at first, but I breathed on one arm and it fell off. I'm pretty sure I ended up sticking a pin into the arm, bending it 90 degrees, and sticking the other end up into the torso, then slobbing a ton of super glue over it cover up the pin.

Anyway, back on topic: So Speck, does that Vixen 6 recordsheet have any friends? If so, how susceptible are you to bribery?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 07 January 2019, 11:46:55
Idle Speculation Time! We have the Q1 trio - Ryoken III Prime, Crusader 8L (3085 sculpt), Swordsman (XTRO Primitive). What other nine mechs do you want to see?

here are the options

3085
Quote
Brahma
Kuma
Parash
Ursus II

Archer 9M
BattleMaster 10S
Goliath 6H
Griffin 4R
Griffin IIC 6
Locust 5W2
Locust IIC 7
Longbow 12R
Marauder II 6D
Marauder IIC 7
Ostroc 5W
Ostscout 11J
Ostsol 9R
Phoenix Hawk 5L
Rifleman 7X
Scorpion 10M
Shadow Hawk 12C
Shadow Hawk IIC 7
Stinger 3P
Valkyrie QT2
Warhammer 11T
Wasp 8T
Wolverine 9W2

Prototypes
Quote
Apollo 4M
Arbiter
Deep Lord
Hatamoto-Kaeru
Legionnaire 2F
Orion 3-M
Pandarus 1A
Patron
Quickdraw 8P
Sarissa
Spindrift
Thunder C4
Ti Ts'ang DDC
Trebuchet K7R
Ursus 3
Wolf Trap 2B

3145/50
Quote
Celerity
Cylliaros
Mongrel
Neanderthal
Scourge
Storm Raider
Ursa
Violator

Boreas
Harpagos
Phoenix Hawk L
Raider
Scarecrow
Stalking Spider II
Viking IIC
Yinguochong

or are we getting some more surprise items like the 3145 NTNU like the Xanthos 6O or Vixen 6? Or XTRO entries?

Personally, I'd like to see the non-phoenix 3085 designs finished off this year with a secondary focus on shaving the 3145/50 list (NEANDERTHAL)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Alex Keller on 07 January 2019, 12:12:40
Yinguochong and Viking IIC for me
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Wrangler on 07 January 2019, 12:21:10
3085
-Valkyrie QT2

Prototypes
-Spindrift

3145-50
-Yinguochong
(please make sure head can be poseable, images from the book always odd direction, like pointing Commando or the Wyvern mini.)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Luciora on 07 January 2019, 13:16:37
All of them.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: carlisimo on 07 January 2019, 20:30:05
I could certainly use a Brahma!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 07 January 2019, 20:35:17
I can always use more Battlemasters.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Maingunnery on 07 January 2019, 20:56:51
Parash

The only 'Mech that I want on those lists.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 07 January 2019, 21:32:22
I will soon have the 2nd quarter items to post.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stormlion1 on 08 January 2019, 17:19:59
Still hoping the Defender gets done. A new warship is always nice.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Daishi411 on 08 January 2019, 19:58:19
Still hoping the Defender gets done. A new warship is always nice.

agreed 100%, we need more warships and mech scale aerofighters.

I will say yes to the brahma and scourge though.

speaking of which, i thought the scourge and ursa would be up for funding since they were 2nd/3rd in this pole: https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=63315.0

so maybe they'll just get releases this year?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 08 January 2019, 20:12:59
Their funding probably just hasn’t been opened yet. Sometimes there’s a gap between efforts
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Valkerie on 09 January 2019, 00:45:32
I am crossing my fingers and hoping we will get to see the Wasp and Valkyrie this year. ^-^
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 09 January 2019, 00:58:18
to be honest i left the classics off to avoid jinxing it
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 09 January 2019, 03:46:55
While I still would love to see a Cruiser class cruiser, what I really would love to see is the BT1 Chaffee ServiceMech.

And the Erinyes ProtoMech. Because I'm insane.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Wrangler on 10 January 2019, 00:24:19
I'd love see the Defender & Cruiser get some love, but i think fan would have scrape up to get it done.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JPArbiter on 11 January 2019, 00:06:51
As far as Battlemchs are concerned; the Mongrel, Ursus II and Brhama are on my list.

Vehicles i want to see the Saxon, Lamprey, and Kelswa get done.

As far as aerospace, a mech scale Měngqín and starenstur  are called for.

Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Major Headcase on 11 January 2019, 01:05:24
Here's a question???
The new sculpts from the upcoming box set, are those designs going to be available later in metal from IWM?? Not plastic lance sets or anything, but normal overpriced catalog minis??
 :)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 11 January 2019, 09:57:08
As far as Battlemchs are concerned; the Mongrel, Ursus II and Brhama are on my list.

One of them is being done for 2nd quarter 2019.......
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Charlemagne on 11 January 2019, 11:06:00
Here's a question???
The new sculpts from the upcoming box set, are those designs going to be available later in metal from IWM?? Not plastic lance sets or anything, but normal overpriced catalog minis??
 :)

Personally I'd be pretty ecstatic if they were released in the plastic lance pack format. I bought every one that was released, and  definitely want more plastic crack to go with the metal meth I'm addicted to.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 11 January 2019, 11:51:59
I am not sure you would see a plastic lance pack before 2020 GenCon IF it did happen.  Mostly I want my new Marauder & Warhammer, the Wolverine 3R is very workable for other purposes.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Heavyguard on 22 January 2019, 16:13:14
Ive seen the following on a few sites now for coming releases in Q2. (unconfirmed)

Ursus II
Scourge
Scarecrow
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 22 January 2019, 16:47:38
Ive seen the following on a few sites now for coming releases in Q2. (unconfirmed)

Ursus II
Scourge
Scarecrow

I'll let Speck confirm that.  ;D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 22 January 2019, 18:08:05
yeah 3085 love  :thumbsup:

I'll let Speck confirm that.  ;D

and you'll get even more of my money  :))
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 22 January 2019, 19:30:29
I'd love see the Defender & Cruiser get some love, but i think fan would have scrape up to get it done.

If they were a group fan finance, I'd be all over that.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Maingunnery on 22 January 2019, 19:40:56
If they were a group fan finance, I'd be all over that.
A WarShip/DropShip round would be nice.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 22 January 2019, 20:22:57
yeah 3085 love  :thumbsup:

and you'll get even more of my money  :))

LOL maybe...some sell better than others though. Sometimes I over buy with the first batch, other times...I cannot keep them on the shelf!

Either way, it's not my place to "confirm" but I can say I will be ordering all 3 when available!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stormlion1 on 23 January 2019, 20:50:18
I'd love see the Defender & Cruiser get some love, but i think fan would have scrape up to get it done.

Asked about the Defender a while ago. I think we have distant hope.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 23 January 2019, 22:57:36
I'd just love to see my local store be able to get new minis in again.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: I am Belch II on 25 January 2019, 00:36:22
I would love to see more Aerotech Warships out there. I would love my number of ships to grow.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 26 January 2019, 00:19:11
I would love to see my local store carry a selection of BETTER minis.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: wolfspider on 26 January 2019, 00:53:20
I would love to see my local store carry a selection of BETTER minis.
Our store has the box sets but they are going fast!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 26 January 2019, 01:40:37
Box sets aren't pewter minis, though.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 26 January 2019, 01:49:15
the new C2 catapult comes with gun bits as an alternative to the missile pods. what variant does it make? the C6?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: wolfspider on 26 January 2019, 11:37:58
Box sets aren't pewter minis, though.
I know but pheonixstorm goes to the same store I do and it was the quickest way to let him know  ;)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 26 January 2019, 13:08:36
the new C2 catapult comes with gun bits as an alternative to the missile pods. what variant does it make? the C6?

K2
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Wrangler on 26 January 2019, 16:04:50
K2
Ralpartha Europe use to make those with original catapult mini. They stopped because deal i think. I've not looked into getting a K3 heavy ppc variant but that was con exclusive if i remember right.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 26 January 2019, 16:20:53
Ralpha Europe use to make those with original catapult mini. They stopped because deal i think. Im not looked into getting a K3 heavy ppc variant but that was con exclusive if i remember right.

The K2 RPE made was the one for MechForce UK. I have a couple of those, and they are really nice looking.

This newer one was designed by Matthew "Stinger" Cross, as a "Dark Age" revamp of the old CPLT-C1 Catapult...kind of trying to bring it into a more modern look. He added the PPC's as a gesture to the community knowing how coveted that sculpt was.

The one you are referencing is the CATLTD-06 Limited Edition Catapult CPLT-K4, which comes with Missile Boxes to make the CPLT-C4.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 26 January 2019, 17:00:44
I don't know if the Limited Edition Catapult was ever a Con exclusive but it's been popular enough that it's been available as an online-exclusive mini for over ten years.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 26 January 2019, 17:05:07
I don't know if the Limited Edition Catapult was ever a Con exclusive but it's been popular enough that it's been available as an online-exclusive mini for over ten years.

It technically was, all those LTD minis were at one point or another
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 26 January 2019, 17:59:03
So it's just that unlike many of the others, it's been popular enough to keep in production?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 26 January 2019, 17:59:59
Yep!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 27 January 2019, 10:55:28
So, some further clarification on the CPLT-C2 Catapult. The C2 was originally designed for MechWarrior Dark Age in the very original release. They then back-ported through stats to classic BattleTech later and made the mech premier inn 3062.

From there, the weapons load (2 cannons in the torso) made it a perfect candidate for me to swap the missiles for PPCs and then call those torso weapons machine guns.

Are those PPCs Canon? I'm not totally sure. But no matter what, they should be some fun additions to your collection!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: worktroll on 28 January 2019, 00:53:59
I acquired one recently, and still haven't decided how to build it!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Luciora on 28 January 2019, 01:42:55
just get another one.   ;D

I acquired one recently, and still haven't decided how to build it!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Alex Keller on 01 February 2019, 01:57:31
There's got to be more versions and sculpts of the Catapult then any other mech. Not complaining, I've loved the Catapult since first meeting "Deadeye" in Mechwarrior 2 Mercenaries. Can anyone confirm that the Catapulthas more sculpts than anything else? Zeiss may be up there too.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 01 February 2019, 02:06:30
There's got to be more versions and sculpts of the Catapult then any other mech. Not complaining, I've loved the Catapult since first meeting "Deadeye" in Mechwarrior 2 Mercenaries. Can anyone confirm that the Catapulthas more sculpts than anything else? Zeiss may be up there too.

you're probably right

* original "long legs" ral partha
* plastech fatapult
* iwm c4
* cgl box set / lance pack raven-sized boy
* limited edition kuritapult
* DA C2
* new box set sculpt
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Luciora on 01 February 2019, 02:17:37
Marauder is currently at 6 available sculpts, not counting the variants included in each pack, the unseen versions and the reseen version.  Also not counting the II, and IIC versions.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Weirdo on 01 February 2019, 10:46:49
* cgl box set / lance pack raven-sized boy

There's also the IWM metal version of this one.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 01 February 2019, 13:09:18
is that in the beginner set?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Weirdo on 01 February 2019, 13:13:13
It came from that series of starter lance packs IWM sold for a while, i think they're still on the web store. They were largely copies of the plastics from the 25th Anniversary and last Intro Box, complete with half-hex bases. Other way around in fact, as I think the metal ones came out first.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 01 February 2019, 13:15:18
http://ironwindmetals.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=16_136&products_id=4061&osCsid=9qp9tns5873ihofhrooi48csd1

i'm annoyed now that i found out my Battleforce Catapult is incomplete
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Cache on 01 February 2019, 17:01:47
They were largely copies of the plastics from the 25th Anniversary and last Intro Box, complete with half-hex bases. Other way around in fact, as I think the metal ones came out first.
Correct in that the metal Beginner Sets came first. The plastics are copies of them.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Alex Keller on 04 February 2019, 09:51:20
Cool. Catapult must be the most popular mech in the game. Or at least up there amongst the most popular.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: wolfspider on 04 February 2019, 21:57:36
So any word on 2nd quarter releases?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 04 February 2019, 22:33:45
Mid this month...already got the update from IWM
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 05 February 2019, 00:41:31
Wasn't it Ursus II, Scourge, Scarecrow?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 05 February 2019, 09:13:10
Wasn't it Ursus II, Scourge, Scarecrow?

Hahaha...ya know what, I read wolfspider's question wrong. I saw it as the Q1 releases, so I responded with "mid this month". Those are the Ryoken III Prime, Crusader -8L, and Swordsman. Sorry about any confusion...still digging out of the Box Set maddness over here with shipping over 400 of them.

As far as Q2 goes...yes.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sharpnel on 05 February 2019, 09:26:10
<snip....still digging out of the Box Set maddness over here with shipping over 400 of them. </snip>


Holy Material Consumerism, Batman. That's a lot of product.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 05 February 2019, 10:20:32
Holy Material Consumerism, Batman. That's a lot of product.

Tell me about it...the extras are hitting the site today. When it's all said and done it will be near 500. My back is killing me! LOl
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: GRUD on 06 February 2019, 02:01:59
Tell me about it...the extras are hitting the site today. When it's all said and done it will be near 500. My back is killing me! LOl

Your delivery guy is going: " HAH! Don't get me started!   xp "    :D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: GRUD on 06 February 2019, 03:00:42
you're probably right

* original "long legs" ral partha
* plastech fatapult
* iwm c4
* cgl box set / lance pack raven-sized boy
* limited edition kuritapult
* DA C2
* new box set sculpt

You forgot the RPE/MFUK K2 Sculpt, though that's now the "LE" sculpt.  I can count at least 8 T-Bolt sculpts, NOT counting the original plastic and/or new plastic sculpts.  Adding in 2 Fan Sculpts and 2 MWO sculpts, that brings the T-Bolt to 14! 

Thunderbolt TDR-1C - Primitive
Thunderbolt TDR-5S - Unseen
Thunderbolt TDR-5S - Unseen - Old Plastic
Thunderbolt TDR-5S - Classic - New Plastic
Thunderbolt TDR-9M - Reseen
Thunderbolt TDR-9NAIS - Reseen
Thunderbolt TDR-10M - Reseen
Thunderbolt TDR-10M - Jumping Pose
Thunderbolt TDR-10SE - Reseen
Thunderbolt IIC

MWO Sculpts
Thunderbolt TDR-5S
Thunderbolt TDR-5SS

Fan Sculpts
Thunderbolt II - Fan Sculpt - N Scale
Thunderbolt II (Mjolnir) SVN-1 - Fan Sculpt - CBT Scale - Metal (Was also available in resin)


Then there's the Rifleman, with 12 (counting the plastic, RPE/MFK sculpt and IIC sculpts), which can be "augmented" by 2 MWO sculpts to bring it up to 14 as well.

Rifleman RFL-1N - Primitive
Rifleman RFL-3N - Unseen
Rifleman RFL-3N - Unseen - Plastic
Rifleman RFL-3N - BattleDroid
Rifleman RFL-6X/RFL-7M - Reseen
Rifleman RFL-7X - Reseen
Rifleman RFL-8D - Reseen
Rifleman RFL-X3 - Reseen
Rifleman II IS - MFUK/RPUK
Rifleman IIC - Unseen
Rifleman IIC - Reseen, Jumping Pose
Rifleman IIC 3 - Reseen

MWO Sculpts
Rifleman RFL-3C
Rifleman RFL-3N


The Warhammer count is 9, not counting 3 MWO sculpts. (I can't remember if it had a plastic sculpt also or not.  :-\ )

Warhammer WHM-4L/9S - Reseen
Warhammer WHM-6R - Unseen
Warhammer WHM-6R - Battledroids
Warhammer WD (WHM-6WDR) - MFUK/RPUK
Warhammer WHM-X7 "The Lich" - Reseen
Warhammer WHM-8D - Reseen
Warhammer WHM-8K - Reseen
Warhammer IIC - Unseen
Warhammer IIC - Reseen

 MWO Sculpts
Warhammer WHM-6R
Warhammer WHM-6D
Warhammer WHM-6K


The Marauder stands at 10, not counting any Fan sculpts.  I'm not sure how many are even out there.   xp

Marauder MAD-3R - Unseen
Marauder MAD-3R - Unseen - Plastic
Marauder MAD-3R - BattleDroids - Hex Base
Marauder MAD-3R - BattleDroids - Oval Base
Marauder - Reseen
Marauder II - Unseen
Marauder II - Reseen
Marauder II MAD-4S - Reseen
Marauder IIC - Unseen
Marauder IIC 2 - Reseen
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 06 February 2019, 04:14:59
I don't think I'd count the IIC mechs as being the same mech, given that they're A) Clantech and B) completely different masses.  At that point, you might as well say that the Maelstrom, Dragonfire, Nightstar, and all four Mad Cats also count as Marauders.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Wrangler on 06 February 2019, 08:31:15
I don't think I'd count the IIC mechs as being the same mech, given that they're A) Clantech and B) completely different masses.  At that point, you might as well say that the Maelstrom, Dragonfire, Nightstar, and all four Mad Cats also count as Marauders.

Maelstrom, Dragonfire don't remotely resemble the marauder, funny thing is the Nightstar strongly does.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 06 February 2019, 13:29:52
The Maelstrom not so much, but I'd say that the Dragonfire does as much as the Nightstar.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 06 February 2019, 13:33:33
the maelstrom is like the marauder's third cousin twice removed
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 04 May 2019, 13:52:09
Q3 2019 mechs posted

Shadow Cat (DA) - based on the clix sculpt?
Primitive Emperor - :drool:
Quickdraw 8P (Prototypes) - I’ve wondered if they’d ever do this one
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 04 May 2019, 14:28:01
Q3 2019 mechs posted

Shadow Cat (DA) - based on the clix sculpt?
Primitive Emperor - :drool:
Quickdraw 8P (Prototypes) - I’ve wondered if they’d ever do this one

Yep...like the image attached
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 06 May 2019, 00:33:49
The Ugly Cat.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: qc mech3 on 06 May 2019, 10:46:05
I'm happy to learn the Quickdraw will be done. I hope we'll have a choice of weapons like the Axman.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Luciora on 06 May 2019, 11:11:35
The DA Shadow Cat looks like a Saggitaire that went on a starvation diet.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Juodas Varnas on 06 May 2019, 11:19:53
I'm happy to learn the Quickdraw will be done. I hope we'll have a choice of weapons like the Axman.
Is the 8P the one with the Torso-Cockpit and a gun instead of the head?

Would be cool if it had an alternate head, more akin to the original Quickdraws, for the ability to build it as one (like the Dragon II being built as the OG Dragon)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 06 May 2019, 21:23:55
Expect the DA Shadow Cat to be like the Dark Age Catapult or Centurion Omni or even the DA Black Knight.

Inspired by the original, inspired by the MW4 source material, but ultimately something cool. When these DA based sculpts come up, we sculptors are given a bit more freedom to follow "the rule of cool" .

I've done several, including the Aforementioned Catapult and Centurion, along with the Cougar Resculot and the Gravedigger. Trying to make the best of all available art.

Also, I don't know who is sculpting this one. Heck, it could be me.... But more than likely not.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 07 May 2019, 09:58:18
So . . . before it was 4 new quarterly releases, and now it seems to be 3 . . .
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 07 May 2019, 12:39:04
So . . . before it was 4 new quarterly releases, and now it seems to be 3 . . .

Was like that all last year too. 3 releases per quarter, not counting online exclusive items.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 07 May 2019, 12:44:43
Which is why I waited . . . its been 5 or 6 quarters with the 3 releases, I THINK coincidentally when they had the problem with the PGI/HBS/CGL lawsuit that had the Valkyrie pulled.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 07 May 2019, 13:37:21
has anyone looked back at the release schedule from when they were doing 4 per quarter to see if that 4th slot was more often than not a vehicle? - because they don't do retail vees anymore. a fourth mech mold might put them over for costs
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 07 May 2019, 14:18:21
has anyone looked back at the release schedule from when they were doing 4 per quarter to see if that 4th slot was more often than not a vehicle? - because they don't do retail vees anymore. a fourth mech mold might put them over for costs

That only happened very infrequently. Typically it was another mech.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 07 May 2019, 14:23:40
I suspect that how few mechs are left without minis at this point has something to do with it.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 07 May 2019, 14:41:07
That only happened very infrequently. Typically it was another mech.

had a chance to go back and check the internet archive - this is true for at least 2017 (as far back as the release page goes).

I suspect that how few mechs are left without minis at this point has something to do with it.

at least ones they're willing to produce. you could do four a quarter for years if you did all of the XTRO and prototypes mechs, plus the leftover 3085 and 3145/50. I've got about 115 of those.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Psycho on 07 May 2019, 15:16:18
at least ones they're willing to produce.

That's the key point. Others may be alright for online exclusives, and certainly for fan-funding efforts, but wouldn't move enough for distribution purposes. That's why you don't see vehicles either, the volume just isn't there for distribution.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 07 May 2019, 16:15:13
right. as cool as the Slagmaiden or Schwerer Gustav would be, there's not a booming market for jihad-era one-offs
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 07 May 2019, 16:24:06
I was just wondering . . . I mean, it would be cool to be told 'well our business plan/forecast intended to release 1 Classic a month and we never adjusted that plan to keep it simple.'  My heart is telling me that, a lot, but I sort of wanted to see if it was my imagination where we had gone through a period of a couple of years of releasing four while before that the count was less.  Its only been the last 5 or 6 years I have been watching the release thread or on IWM's news- before that I would buy what I found in a store or order shipped to me when I lived in the sticks.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 07 May 2019, 20:27:28
While I am a sculptor, I know nothing about sales numbers.

What I can bet though, is that the main reason we only have 3 a quarter (compared to 4 every 2 months back in 2012-2013) is MWO minis. If people would buy the official stuff, there would be more official stuff.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 07 May 2019, 20:43:24
I've had some discussions with Mike at IWM on this subject back when it changed as I was surprised. The decision was based (if I recall correctly) sales numbers & other contractual agreements. IWM as you all know doesn't just make Battletech stuff, they do contract casting as well as Fantasy figures. A LOT of factors goes into the decision of making more, or less, of a product line. So it may be more than what I recall as I may not have been privy to all the info.

Now...before everyone goes all crazy & says Illegal MWO stuff is taking over, or the game is dying, etc...neither is true.

My personal opinion (which probably stinks in some peoples minds), especially based on my own sites sales, some of the decisions on what miniature to make...aren't the best. Now, I don't know the full process, and it could simply be someone higher up saying "hey make this one", but it could also be some sort of intricate plan that I don't know about.

I think a good deal of catch-up is needed, and I think using the poll option here on the forums or on Battletech International Facebook group (or better yet...both averaged out) would be an AWESOME idea. Poll people with say 15-20 options for the quarterly release schedule. This way, popular vote wins.

Take for instance...how many people actually bough the Vixen 6? Granted, this will be a little skewed since the official record sheet didn't exist until Catalyst gave it to IWM...but seriously...that, and some of the other designs that got variants in "normal distribution" just didn't make good sales sense based ONLY on MY numbers I've sold.

Whereas other...crap people, I couldn't order them fast enough to keep them in stock. I was literally ordering 12 at a time, and could NOT keep them on the shelf. Know how many Vixen 6's I've sold...7, and one of those was to myself.

So if the powers that be read this, which I hope they do, I think a good idea to help increase sales of miniatures, is to do a poll for the general public opinion on what they would like to see based ONLY on STANDARD existing designs that have NOT seen the light of day with a single sculpt. For example, the Xanthos already had a sculpt, did we need the -6O...nope, its a beauty, don't get me wrong, but that over items that haven't had a single mini made??? It just doesn't make sense to me...and many others I've talked to.

And before anyone says polls don't relay TRUE intent on sales...yes, I FULLY understand that, but it will help point people in the right direction for what might sell better than a 6th sculpt of something we already have a boat load of.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 07 May 2019, 21:06:08
While I am a sculptor, I know nothing about sales numbers.

What I can bet though, is that the main reason we only have 3 a quarter (compared to 4 every 2 months back in 2012-2013) is MWO minis. If people would buy the official stuff, there would be more official stuff.

That particular topic has led to more than a few rather heated discussions around my group's gaming table.  Mostly because there's one player who insists that his MWO minis are totes legal.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 07 May 2019, 21:08:57
That particular topic has led to more than a few rather heated discussions around my group's gaming table.  Mostly because there's one player who insists that his MWO minis are totes legal.

Well...that's a MAJOR grey area. You can print your own, but how many people own a good enough 3D printer to print their own "production quality" MWO minis??? Not many. So if for some reason he happens to be one...ok, sure...technically it's "legal" because he is abiding by the ToS from PGI and printing for his own use.

Now...tournament legal is something COMPLETELY different! LOL

Let's cycle this back to what's in the pipeline though...

IWM...any word on the next Online Exclusive releases???
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: DarkSpade on 07 May 2019, 21:34:16
I've often wondered if we'll ever see official MWO minis.   I guess the big question is would the rewards for a company producing them be worth all the hassle to get the rights.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 07 May 2019, 21:35:43
I've often wondered if we'll ever see official MWO minis.   I guess the big question is would the rewards for a company producing them be worth all the hassle to get the rights.

Long drawn out story on that one, I'll reserve comment and let the official people handle that one!
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 07 May 2019, 21:58:57
The issue has to do with how tangled up the IP for all things Battletech on the computer is, right?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 07 May 2019, 22:02:09
The issue has to do with how tangled up the IP for all things Battletech on the computer is, right?

That is definitely part of it...but, the ability to produce is there from what I'm told, the desire lacks. Beyond that...I don't have all the specifics, so I can't fully comment.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: abou on 07 May 2019, 22:02:40
Dragon raises some excellent points. I remember when IWM was discussing the idea of variants (a long time ago) and having those available. They mentioned the Awesome 8T, which in my mind would have been cool. Although now that I know more about the sculpting process, I would be concerned that if that had happened, would it have been a new sculpt or based off a production miniature? If the latter, we would see a noticeable difference in size due to shrinkage.

Now we didn't get that. But we did get a whole lot of Project Phoenix 'mechs with rocket launchers. Which leaves a big question of, "Why those?" That was also in an era when the quality from IWM could vary wildly. Thankfully there has been a lot of improvement. Although I too would be curious as to what decisions are made and how.

At one point IWM -- or it may have been Ral Partha -- had talked about coinciding release of miniatures with new products. That ideally when a book would be released, we would see those miniatures available immediately if not soon after. But BattleTech has been so prolific it just isn't possible. And that crowds out miniatures for units that I would find more interesting to see used.

Also, I've seen a lot of the MWO 3D printed minis on the Facebook groups. For many, their quality is laughable at best. We'll see what Anthony Scroggins can do though and what that means for IWM.

Metal 4 Life. \m/
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 07 May 2019, 23:51:44
The thread has gotten a little off topic.

There are many reasons why the number released each quarter has changed over the years. Not something that I am able to really talk about.

As for MWO, will never see anything done by IWM for these. Would be an entire new license and at this point not worth it since people have been selling them online for years now.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Greatclub on 08 May 2019, 01:23:48
I want MWO minis for some mechs, but I'm unlikely to get any not official.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Juodas Varnas on 08 May 2019, 02:05:19
I want MWO minis for some mechs, but I'm unlikely to get any not official.
Well, some IWM mechs are pretty close.
Lu Wei Bing is basically a MWO Victor and could easily proxy as one.
(http://cfw.sarna.net/wiki/images/f/fa/Lu_Wei_Bing.jpg?timestamp=20131120084354)
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 08 May 2019, 06:32:38
My apologies for derailment.

As for upcoming minis, anyone have a painted swordsman or crud to show off?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 08 May 2019, 10:26:32
Look in the miniatures section, someone raced to paint up a pretty solid one with some close in pictures.

I want one, and will probably have to wait for my FLGS since they are sorting out their distributor dropping IWM.  I know they asked what folks would consider buying from the catalog, got a list of mechs, and then the Agent gave some suggestions of what to have in stock that people might pick up.  Basically he submitted a list of iconic mechs- Timber Wolf, Atlas, Battlemaster, etc.  I know I am getting a Falconer, and a Scourge when its released.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: JPArbiter on 08 May 2019, 11:58:51
Yep...like the image attached

OH MY GOD THAT IS SO COOL!

Seriously, the two Shadow Cats in Clickwarrior were my mains basically for the remainder of the games lifespan. I am excited to see this model make it to metal
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Luciora on 08 May 2019, 12:07:58
2 posts of the Swordsman as of this moment.  I'm still deciding on a scheme for my 8L.

My apologies for derailment.

As for upcoming minis, anyone have a painted swordsman or crud to show off?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: carlisimo on 10 May 2019, 20:54:12

As a new player, I’d say what makes MWO minis so tempting is that they’re competing with some of the oldest designs out there.  Hell, they might be some of the oldest sci-fi miniature wargame sculpts still on sale.  The CGL starter box changed that for nine mechs, but given how hard the plastics were to clean up, I’ve decided that I’ll wait for IWM versions of new sculpts when more of the new designs get released.

In other words, redo the 3025 mechs. 

The practice of releasing primitive versions of classic mechs works well.  I bought a RFL-1N model to use as a regular Rifleman and a Raven II to use as a Raven even though the armament isn’t quite right.  (Weapon bits would be nice!)  They look great.  The Lu Wei Bing is another approach - redo classic mechs under new names - but how many people are going to find out about it?  Could you give it a “Victor” tag so it shows up in searches? 

Having said all that… I’d buy a Brahma if you made one.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Daishi411 on 10 May 2019, 21:47:47
Having said all that… I’d buy a Brahma if you made one.

YES!!! I've been waiting for one since 2010! I'm not crazy about variants, primitives (and primitive variants) being made before releasing units that don't have a mini, and the Brahma has been top of my list for a while.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Greatclub on 11 May 2019, 14:54:09
Some of the 3025 mechs. Some still hold up. I think the Orion, panther, blackjack and others could use some work, but hold up.

The problem is that they are descended form the '80s, and the 80s giant robot aesthetic was limited by television screen sizes and resolutions, as well as how hard it was to draw thousands of them for animation.

but yes, 3025 to update the look and 3055-58 to make some of the sculpts less bloated and awkward would be my priorities. Modular bits for various variants in the basic blister would be heavenly, by the way
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 23 May 2019, 14:57:17
Has the Q2 releases gone to stores yet?  I think a Scourge needs to be added to my 4th Regulan Hussars . . .

Any announcements for Q4?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 23 May 2019, 15:06:24
Well, Ares Games isn't listing them, at least.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 23 May 2019, 17:07:21
or the ebay seller i sometimes order from.

it seems like the quarterly releases are middle of the second month to beginning of the third month so we're in the range where they could drop any day now.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 23 May 2019, 19:54:13
Per Mike at IWM...all 3 sculpts are not in house as of this past Monday...so it's still going to be a bit of a wait.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 23 May 2019, 22:14:38
Aw . . . a Scourge as part of Bannson's Scourge to scourge enemies . . .
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: beachhead1985 on 25 May 2019, 21:27:35
I think all the 3025 designs are fine. They're iconic and we should own that look. Better sculpts/minis of that art? Such as with the Centurion?

YES PLEASE.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: faithless on 25 May 2019, 21:37:26
I like the centurion and yen low wang sculpts from last year. More detail, good scale and variant bits.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 25 May 2019, 22:15:59
A lot of the 3025 minis would be improved just by making them multiple pieces that could be posed.  So many of them are bricks.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Greatclub on 25 May 2019, 22:43:50
better for experienced moddelers.

Worse for newbies and casuals.

Worse for distributors and stores having to decide between one, the other, or both.

I want them too, but don't see them coming. I'd settle for better poses than 'standing there'
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 25 May 2019, 22:51:33
Eh, as long as they don't go wild and have the ridiculous number of parts some of the Project Phoenix designs had, it ought to be fine.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Scotty on 25 May 2019, 23:31:48
If every original TRO 3025 (and most of 2750) design got the same treatment the Awesome, Commando, and Catapult got in the box set they'd be a lot more attractive to everyone.  I recently got a Wyvern (for a really ugly example) to run an event and I gotta tell you that as soon as that game is over that mini is leaving my collection however is most convenient at the time.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Maingunnery on 26 May 2019, 04:44:34
If every original TRO 3025 (and most of 2750) design got the same treatment the Awesome, Commando, and Catapult got in the box set they'd be a lot more attractive to everyone.  I recently got a Wyvern (for a really ugly example) to run an event and I gotta tell you that as soon as that game is over that mini is leaving my collection however is most convenient at the time.
Even its IIC looks terrible, and that says a lot.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Orin J. on 26 May 2019, 12:24:08
If every original TRO 3025 (and most of 2750) design got the same treatment the Awesome, Commando, and Catapult got in the box set they'd be a lot more attractive to everyone.  I recently got a Wyvern (for a really ugly example) to run an event and I gotta tell you that as soon as that game is over that mini is leaving my collection however is most convenient at the time.

i mean....not everyone. New Awesome looks like crud out of a bubblegum machine to me.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Juodas Varnas on 26 May 2019, 13:29:21
i mean....not everyone. New Awesome looks like crud out of a bubblegum machine to me.
I wouldnt mind getting that bubblegum machine
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Scotty on 26 May 2019, 13:30:13
No kidding.  Are you sure you didn't get a miscast or production error?  Mine looks amazing.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 26 May 2019, 21:59:15
i can't look at the painted examples in the minis subforum and come to any other conclusion than it's a great sculpt
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: beachhead1985 on 26 May 2019, 22:48:03
i mean....not everyone. New Awesome looks like crud out of a bubblegum machine to me.

Yeah; it's definately got that swollen/simplified look to it. Much less of a form-follows-function war machine than the original, which was alternatively thicc/cadaverous in ways that made me feel like it was a real walking fortress. But then you look at the parts that don't quite fit from one angle, but they do from another and it's easy to imagine that something like say; the arm baffles have a purpose specificly related to the design and function suggested by the art.

The new plastic has that; but with the rough edges rounded off and butter-fed.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Stinger on 26 May 2019, 23:27:43
Personally I don't care of the over-paneled look of both the new and the old.  I am much more a fan of the MechWarrior 4-esque designs that use bumps and shapes to add detail rather than panel lines.  It is more of a product of the technology at the time than a true art style, but overall, it is my favorite. 

Plus with all the panels, there isn't any space big enough to put a unit emblem....

Also, please ignore the yellow beamer, this is my opinion as a fan...
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Scotty on 27 May 2019, 00:19:25
Decals work just fine over panel edges with microset and microsol, emblem still looks fine.  Free-handing it is a bit more of a pain in the ass, but I humbly submit that if you're freehanding an emblem you get what's coming to you. :D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: GespenstM on 02 June 2019, 19:20:14
Not sure if this is the right thread, but wanted to ask: Do you think we'll see a Mad Cat Mk. IV C at some point? We have a Prime, but I'd love to see the C config of it because it's my favorite loadout for the chassis.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 02 June 2019, 19:21:51
Not sure if this is the right thread, but wanted to ask: Do you think we'll see a Mad Cat Mk. IV C at some point? We have a Prime, but I'd love to see the C config of it because it's my favorite loadout for the chassis.

Probably not. Most variants lately are done at the same time or have extra parts in the same blister.

That's not to say at some point someone could create the parts necessary...but most likely this would be a fan funding project which if you wanted to personally fund, would come after IWM was all caught up with their own castings and contracted casting jobs.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 02 June 2019, 21:59:57
IMO its honestly not going to look that different from a regular one- the gun arms are going to be pretty close, just need a side car ERML.  The Missile pods are going to be the biggest change- and those can be used from original Timber Wolf parts or get the Mad Cat Mk II missile pods.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 02 June 2019, 22:32:21
If they were going to make a variant of the Savage Wolf, I'd recommend going with a new sculpt to fix the flaws of the original: the contact points for the arms and legs are far too small.

Not that I actually expect it to happen.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 02 June 2019, 23:55:28
gotta pin it. anyone who can get it to stay together without pinning is some kind of warlock. also they should send me their glue.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 03 June 2019, 01:47:13
I can get it to stay together as long as I leave it on the shelf and avoid looking directly at it.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 03 June 2019, 02:21:20
Legs I got fine . . . it was the arms that got me, so my local agent who does pinning better (I got too much when I tried) fixed it for me.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 03 June 2019, 22:17:11
I will updated the website after I get back from vacation, but the Emperor has moved up to 2nd Quarter and Scourge is now in 3rd quarter. This has happened to a few things out of our control.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: faithless on 04 June 2019, 12:07:13
Nice. I am excited for the emperor.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Colt Ward on 04 June 2019, 14:05:19
I like the original mini but think its too thin in the chest for what its supposed to be . . . guess I am waiting to be a scourge in the Scourge.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: jimdigris on 04 June 2019, 15:48:50
Speck, any web-only releases?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: IronSphinx on 05 June 2019, 11:27:59
I will updated the website after I get back from vacation, but the Emperor has moved up to 2nd Quarter and Scourge is now in 3rd quarter. This has happened to a few things out of our control.
Hope you have a fun yet relaxing vacation, Speck. Safe travels, man! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: GespenstM on 09 June 2019, 00:10:38
Speaking of the Scourge, is there any way to sign up for a notification when its mini is released? I want to get one.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 09 June 2019, 07:51:45
Well...Iron Wind Metals doesn't have a notification system aside from posting in these forums.

While not totally a notification system, you could follow our Facebook page and watch for the post that shows when it comes out. I'd post the direct link but I have a feeling that would be frowned upon but some of the mods.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: GespenstM on 09 June 2019, 14:35:21
Not a bad idea, but it would require me to use facebook and using facebook IS a bad idea.

Thank you anyway. I'll just poke in every few months if I remember. Been kinda dialing back my involvement with BattleTech, the Scourge will likely be the last mini I buy.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Dragon41673 on 09 June 2019, 16:05:53
Not a bad idea, but it would require me to use facebook and using facebook IS a bad idea.

Thank you anyway. I'll just poke in every few months if I remember. Been kinda dialing back my involvement with BattleTech, the Scourge will likely be the last mini I buy.

LOL...well, I can't argue with actual logic!

if you happen to be on Tumblr, or subscribe to the LotB thread I have going in their trade & sell section, or watch my blog on the site...you can find out that way too! I'll have them right when they ship out as IWM is 1 business day shipping, and as always they offer them up to retailers a good month before they list them their selves.

So just some alternative ways to watch for them.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 09 June 2019, 20:23:25
Speaking of the Scourge, is there any way to sign up for a notification when its mini is released? I want to get one.

Scourge will be a 3rd quarter release. So later in the summer.
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 09 June 2019, 20:57:55
Probably September or October, given Gencon, right?
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: Sartris on 09 June 2019, 22:01:30
october is Q4 so I hope not  ;D
Title: Re: What's in the pipeline?
Post by: speck on 10 June 2019, 08:51:09
Probably September or October, given Gencon, right?

Would be after gencon, so August / September timeframe.