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Round 1 2015 Fan Finance Poll

Flashman resculpt TRO 3025 (revised) /3039 / 3050U
24 (5.3%)
Primitive Rifleman RFL-1N XTRO Primitives IV
41 (9%)
Templar III Prime TRO 3145FS
18 (4%)
Primitive Griffin GRF-1A XTRO Primitives IV
26 (5.7%)
Black Knight “Red Reaper” XTRO Most Wanted
26 (5.7%)
Kheper KHP-7R TRO 3145RS
11 (2.4%)
Dragoon AEM-01 H:LoT2
20 (4.4%)
Blood Kite (Standard)  TRO 3067
23 (5.1%)
Gunslinger GUN-1ERD resculpt TRO 3055U
19 (4.2%)
Bellerophon BEL-1 X XTRO Primitives III
7 (1.5%)
Swordsman SWD-1 XTRO Primitives IV
16 (3.5%)
Imp IMP-1A resculpt HistOK
10 (2.2%)
Centurion CN11-O Prime TRO 3145FS
13 (2.9%)
HawkWolf HWK-4F TRO 3145ME
13 (2.9%)
Sokar Urban Combat Tank TRO Prototypes
1 (0.2%)
Centurion CN9-D resculpt TRO 3050U
9 (2%)
Armored Personnel Carriers (Tracked, Wheeled, Hover) TRO 3039
26 (5.7%)
Hephaestus Jump Tank TRO Prototypes
7 (1.5%)
Primitive Dervish DV-1S XTRO Primitives III
9 (2%)
Gossamer VTOL TRO 3145ME
11 (2.4%)
Gauntlet GTL-1O Prime TROLC
9 (2%)
Saracen Mk II HCV TRO 3145DC
3 (0.7%)
Vector Combat Support VTOL H:LoT2
4 (0.9%)
Ursus II TRO 3085
6 (1.3%)
Kamakiri Attack VTOL TRO 3145DC
9 (2%)
Super-Wasp WSP-2A-X XTRO Succession Wars I
15 (3.3%)
Highlander HGN-732 resculpt TRO 3050U
25 (5.5%)
Goblin Medium Tank TRO 3039
8 (1.8%)
Teppō Artillery Vehicle TRO 3085S
3 (0.7%)
Patron Loadermech / MilitiaMech / PatrolMech TRO 3075 / XTRO Retro / TRO Prototypes
12 (2.6%)
Schildkröte Line Tank TRO 3145LC
7 (1.5%)
Tufana Hovercraft TRO 3085
6 (1.3%)
Anubis ABS-5Y TRO 3145CC
7 (1.5%)
Myrmidon Medium Tank (Anti-Infantry) TRO Prototypes
0 (0%)
Celerity CLR-03-O Prime TRO 3145RS
11 (2.4%)

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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Fan Finance Poll
« Reply #60 on: 28 January 2015, 11:00:40 »
Right now, as of 9:00 CST, I show the following:

26 - Primitive Rifleman
20 - Flashman Resculpt (3025/2750 art)
19 - APC's
18 - 732 Highlander Resculpt
17 - Primitive Griffin
15 - Templar III

I'll for sure try to throw money at the Flashman.  I'd prefer to wait for the Rifleman, Griffin, and Templar III as they haven't really even had a chance to come out in general production.  But thats just me!

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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Fan Finance Poll
« Reply #61 on: 28 January 2015, 11:45:19 »
Right now, as of 9:00 CST, I show the following:

26 - Primitive Rifleman
20 - Flashman Resculpt (3025/2750 art)
19 - APC's
18 - 732 Highlander Resculpt
17 - Primitive Griffin
15 - Templar III

I'll for sure try to throw money at the Flashman.  I'd prefer to wait for the Rifleman, Griffin, and Templar III as they haven't really even had a chance to come out in general production.  But thats just me!

Those primitives would take awhile to come out if done through General distro since we are doing one non-3145 mini per release and they are all planned through 4th quarter of this year.

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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Fan Finance Poll
« Reply #62 on: 28 January 2015, 12:03:21 »
Don't tally it all up yet...I'm changing 2 of my votes after thinking about this for a long time. Not that it's going to change anything, just in retrospect, 2 of mine are probably going to come out anyways, so why not push for things that may not.
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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Fan Finance Poll
« Reply #63 on: 28 January 2015, 12:06:58 »
Do we have dimensions for the APC's?
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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Fan Finance Poll
« Reply #64 on: 28 January 2015, 12:40:23 »
Right now, as of 9:00 CST, I show the following:

26 - Primitive Rifleman
20 - Flashman Resculpt (3025/2750 art)
19 - APC's
18 - 732 Highlander Resculpt
17 - Primitive Griffin
15 - Templar III

I'll for sure try to throw money at the Flashman.  I'd prefer to wait for the Rifleman, Griffin, and Templar III as they haven't really even had a chance to come out in general production.  But thats just me!

Out of these only the Flashman and the Templar III would get any of my money. The Bloodkite is so close though...
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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Fan Finance Poll
« Reply #65 on: 28 January 2015, 13:06:41 »
Those primitives would take awhile to come out if done through General distro since we are doing one non-3145 mini per release and they are all planned through 4th quarter of this year.

Oh i'm sure thats true.  I'd always seen fan financing as a way to get what would never see the light of day (most of the Aerotech stuff or variants of other 'mechs.)  I just figured that Primitives would be a decently hot seller as a lot of people are using them as stand in's for 3039 "unseens." 

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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Fan Finance Poll
« Reply #66 on: 28 January 2015, 13:11:47 »
Right now, as of 9:00 CST, I show the following:

26 - Primitive Rifleman
20 - Flashman Resculpt (3025/2750 art)
19 - APC's
18 - 732 Highlander Resculpt
17 - Primitive Griffin
15 - Templar III

I'll for sure try to throw money at the Flashman.  I'd prefer to wait for the Rifleman, Griffin, and Templar III as they haven't really even had a chance to come out in general production.  But thats just me!
Personally I am skeptical about the possible end result of the Flashman and the Highlander, considering the lack good art. In such cases I would also supply additional instructions.
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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Fan Finance Poll
« Reply #67 on: 28 January 2015, 13:14:20 »
Do we have dimensions for the APC's?

I doubt there are any published official dimensions, but for nostalgia I'd keep them in a scale with other vehicles of that era. Making them about the size of the Vedette or Striker would be perfect. They're lighter in weight, but since you have to pack all those fools inside it stands to reason that they'd be bigger than other 10 ton vehicles, even if its mostly air. 

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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Fan Finance Poll
« Reply #68 on: 28 January 2015, 13:23:05 »
I doubt there are any published official dimensions, but for nostalgia I'd keep them in a scale with other vehicles of that era. Making them about the size of the Vedette or Striker would be perfect. They're lighter in weight, but since you have to pack all those fools inside it stands to reason that they'd be bigger than other 10 ton vehicles, even if its mostly air.

It's a place to start, thanks! O0
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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Fan Finance Poll
« Reply #69 on: 28 January 2015, 14:51:42 »
Out of curiosity why all the hate of the current flashman? The current mini looks like the art or at least the art on Sarna to me. What am I missing?

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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Fan Finance Poll
« Reply #70 on: 28 January 2015, 15:05:05 »
I doubt there are any published official dimensions, but for nostalgia I'd keep them in a scale with other vehicles of that era. Making them about the size of the Vedette or Striker would be perfect. They're lighter in weight, but since you have to pack all those fools inside it stands to reason that they'd be bigger than other 10 ton vehicles, even if its mostly air.

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I was hoping for something discernably smaller than the Heavy APCs. If nothing else, the MGs in the turrets are very big, suggesting a size appropriate to a 10 ton vehicle.
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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Fan Finance Poll
« Reply #71 on: 28 January 2015, 15:08:03 »
Out of curiosity why all the hate of the current flashman? The current mini looks like the art or at least the art on Sarna to me. What am I missing?

I thought the same thing.

Something that people need to think about is "Does this mini have art that looks better than the mini?"  If the answer is no, then a resculpt won't do much.  I have same fear with the highlander.  Mini looks a lot like the art, and a resculpt won't change much...

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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Fan Finance Poll
« Reply #72 on: 28 January 2015, 15:16:00 »
I doubt there are any published official dimensions, but for nostalgia I'd keep them in a scale with other vehicles of that era. Making them about the size of the Vedette or Striker would be perfect. They're lighter in weight, but since you have to pack all those fools inside it stands to reason that they'd be bigger than other 10 ton vehicles, even if its mostly air.
I prefer them to be a lot smaller. I think the size of the Shamash (21x17x9mm) would be great starting point.
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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Fan Finance Poll
« Reply #73 on: 28 January 2015, 18:25:00 »
I think this is the art that most people wanting a new flash man want/like:



The current miniature comes from other TRO's (which is fine) but via art ends up being very stiff, unposable, and  a little wonky.

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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Fan Finance Poll
« Reply #74 on: 28 January 2015, 18:29:09 »
The upper thigh/hip attachment area is hard to make out.  Is it on the upper or lower leg box?
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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Fan Finance Poll
« Reply #75 on: 28 January 2015, 22:28:57 »
I think this is the art that most people wanting a new flash man want/like:



The current miniature comes from other TRO's (which is fine) but via art ends up being very stiff, unposable, and  a little wonky.

Oh, yes please; I'd buy that.
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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Fan Finance Poll
« Reply #76 on: 28 January 2015, 23:09:19 »
I'd buy a company of them.
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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Fan Finance Poll
« Reply #77 on: 28 January 2015, 23:41:08 »
The upper thigh/hip attachment area is hard to make out.  Is it on the upper or lower leg box?

I think it's the "thigh" on there.  I'll try to sketch out my interpretation tomorrow when I'm at school and post it up.

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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Fan Finance Poll
« Reply #78 on: 28 January 2015, 23:42:52 »
Yeah, that hip join seems to be the one weak spot in that art.

Eh, so long as the hip isn't so high up that it can almost smack the armpit when it moves, I'll like it. O0
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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Fan Finance Poll
« Reply #79 on: 29 January 2015, 10:13:03 »
That's tough to pick even three! I think I'd be happy with most any on that list.

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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Fan Finance Poll
« Reply #80 on: 29 January 2015, 10:27:54 »
So if I am understanding it is the hips between the two that people do not like?

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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Fan Finance Poll
« Reply #81 on: 29 January 2015, 13:09:14 »




Both of those pictures reflect the miniature and/or were based on the miniature.  I'll be the first to admit that the miniature reflects that art perfectly, but thats not really a good thing.  The other two pieces just have more style, possibility, and appeal (at least to me of course!)

If a sketch is still needed I can provide (or attempt!)

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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Fan Finance Poll
« Reply #82 on: 29 January 2015, 13:42:42 »
My only issue with the current Flashman is the horrid running pose and the weak arms. They have to be pinned or they can be knocked off real easy. An update to the newer art is always good.
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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Fan Finance Poll
« Reply #83 on: 29 January 2015, 13:55:10 »
So the art people are asking for a mini of is the 7k? Is it really a resculpt at that point?
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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Fan Finance Poll
« Reply #84 on: 29 January 2015, 14:53:07 »
So the art people are asking for a mini of is the 7k? Is it really a resculpt at that point?

Well, there's very little difference to the weapon placements for most of the Flashmen save a HPPC there, ERLL there.  I figure it would be a catch all for the most part?

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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Fan Finance Poll
« Reply #85 on: 29 January 2015, 14:56:44 »
Well, there's very little difference to the weapon placements for most of the Flashmen save a HPPC there, ERLL there.  I figure it would be a catch all for the most part?

Fair enough. I'm actually much more interested now at the prospect of getting a SW variant. I thought we were looking at a resculpt with the AMS and center torso LL.
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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Fan Finance Poll
« Reply #86 on: 29 January 2015, 15:35:21 »
Right now, as of 9:00 CST, I show the following:

26 - Primitive Rifleman
20 - Flashman Resculpt (3025/2750 art)
19 - APC's
18 - 732 Highlander Resculpt
17 - Primitive Griffin
15 - Templar III

I would only throw money towards the Templar III. I see no need to buy primitive versions of mechs I already have. I like the old Highlander with TV box head. APC is cool, but I would never buy one for my army.

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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Fan Finance Poll
« Reply #87 on: 29 January 2015, 16:29:56 »
APC is cool, but I would never buy one for my army.
You could see it as very light fire-support, as they have LRM variants. ;)
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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Fan Finance Poll
« Reply #88 on: 29 January 2015, 18:27:57 »
I had to go with what I'd be most-likely to purchase myself. Primitive Rifleman, Primitive Griffin.

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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Fan Finance Poll
« Reply #89 on: 30 January 2015, 00:41:52 »
I might get the APC's, but I won't put money into it. I just like the idea of spamming infantry onto the board.
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