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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Funding - Armored Personnel Carriers - FUNDED!!!
« Reply #150 on: 27 March 2015, 10:20:32 »
I would like to say that 3026 was the first BattleTech book I ever actually bought (though I had been tangentially been involved before that) and since I became an infantryman much later in life, these three AFVs have always had a very special place in my heart and mind.  So I heartily thank everyone who has been involved in this process; the models look exactly like what I have been looking for all these years.

I would also like to mention one additional tidbit:

Loose's art took a lot of liberty with physics.  For example, how does a wheeled vehicle whose front wheels clearly have no wheel wells make turns?

This is actually a bit of a misconception; many real-world wheeled vehicles (and some fabulous military ones) can make turns without actually turning the wheels, such as the French AMX-10RC (and a prettier AFV you won't likely find, other than if it had four axles, perhaps):



They use skid-steering, which is essentially how tracked vehicles turn (short version:  they stop one side's wheels and continue moving the other side's to accomplish the turn).

Anyways, thanks to all who were involved at every level; I only wish I'd gotten here earlier to be involved somehow.  Hopefully, given their finished dimensions, they will be priced in accordance with similar microarmor kit allowing them to be procured in numbers commensurate with their usage in-universe...   ;D
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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Funding - Armored Personnel Carriers - FUNDED!!!
« Reply #151 on: 27 March 2015, 10:23:04 »
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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Funding - Armored Personnel Carriers - FUNDED!!!
« Reply #152 on: 27 March 2015, 12:38:13 »
I would also like to mention one additional tidbit:

This is actually a bit of a misconception; many real-world wheeled vehicles (and some fabulous military ones) can make turns without actually turning the wheels, such as the French AMX-10RC (and a prettier AFV you won't likely find, other than if it had four axles, perhaps):


They use skid-steering, which is essentially how tracked vehicles turn (short version:  they stop one side's wheels and continue moving the other side's to accomplish the turn).

intriguing.  I never knew such a thing existed.  Kind of cool, actually. Thanks for the enlightenment!  :)  Now, if you can explain the Typhoon's front end (SRMs, headlights...), I'll give you double credit!

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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Funding - Armored Personnel Carriers - FUNDED!!!
« Reply #153 on: 30 March 2015, 15:03:26 »
Masters delivered!  The next Mech can go into the funding cycle!  Sculpting of the Rifleman has begun! :D
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« Reply #154 on: 01 April 2015, 07:58:31 »
Great job B-3! Can wait to get some and field them! Thanks for doing this and keeping us here in the loop along the way!

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« Reply #155 on: 01 April 2015, 10:38:47 »
Great job B-3! Can wait to get some and field them! Thanks for doing this and keeping us here in the loop along the way!

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« Reply #156 on: 01 April 2015, 14:47:10 »
Masters delivered!  The next Mech can go into the funding cycle!  Sculpting of the Rifleman has begun! :D

Woooo!

Now we just need IWM to find a slot in the molding and casting schedule.
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« Reply #157 on: 02 April 2015, 11:43:37 »
wow, great job B-3!
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« Reply #158 on: 02 April 2015, 15:46:02 »
Tanks Fellas!  :D
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« Reply #159 on: 02 April 2015, 18:52:00 »
AP-pre-C-iate your hardwork on these B-3  ^-^

Really looking forward to seeing the master sculpts for the primitive Rifleman and when funded the primitive Griffin.  O0
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« Reply #160 on: 02 April 2015, 19:11:17 »
Iamclanwolf is revamping my orthos for the Rifleman I think just the legs and feet AND he's doing Griffin orthos for me.  I have started the Rifleman torso. :D
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« Reply #161 on: 03 April 2015, 01:46:51 »
AP-pre-C-iate your hardwork on these B-3  ^-^
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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Funding - Armored Personnel Carriers - FUNDED!!!
« Reply #162 on: 03 April 2015, 01:49:15 »
I'm torn between "Well Played!  O0" and "Groan!  [metalhealth]".

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Your just upset because he thought of it before you did :P

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Re: 1st Quarter 2015 Funding - Armored Personnel Carriers - FUNDED!!!
« Reply #164 on: 16 April 2015, 15:58:22 »
Seeing those...I must admit I have turned to other companies for my mechanized units...but no more.

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« Reply #165 on: 16 April 2015, 16:09:03 »
 
Seeing those...I must admit I have turned to other companies for my mechanized units...but no more.

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Re: Round 1 2015 Funding - Armored Personnel Carriers - FUNDED!!!
« Reply #166 on: 23 April 2015, 15:44:16 »
Now the real question, does anyone know when we can buy them? I need at least a company of each.

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« Reply #167 on: 22 May 2015, 09:06:47 »
Will these be available at Gencon/origins?
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Re: Round 1 2015 Funding - Armored Personnel Carriers - FUNDED!!!
« Reply #168 on: 22 May 2015, 09:29:02 »
Will these be available at Gencon/origins?

Not Origins, GenCon I am hoping some of the pending web only stuff is out. First the new LE and 2nd quarter releases need to get through the mold room.

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« Reply #169 on: 22 May 2015, 14:52:24 »
So if they are available at Gencon will they also be available to order then? For those of us who can not make it to Gencon?

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« Reply #170 on: 22 May 2015, 15:00:48 »
Not Origins, GenCon I am hoping some of the pending web only stuff is out. First the new LE and 2nd quarter releases need to get through the mold room.
If they are available in GenCon, then I will predict that they will sell out.  ;)
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« Reply #171 on: 22 May 2015, 15:13:53 »
So if they are available at Gencon will they also be available to order then? For those of us who can not make it to Gencon?

They are not a con special so as soon as molds are done and Mike give me the green light I will put them up on the web store.

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« Reply #172 on: 26 May 2015, 12:25:00 »
been holding off on my vouchers for some of the stuff.  Looking forward to hearing when they get released

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« Reply #173 on: 02 June 2015, 21:12:33 »
Just a FYI, these will make there debut at Origins and then up on the webstore after the show.

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« Reply #174 on: 02 June 2015, 21:57:18 »
Happy to see these coming out earlier than expected!   O0

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« Reply #175 on: 03 June 2015, 10:46:48 »
Awesome!

I'll be sure to put in an order when they appear.
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« Reply #176 on: 05 June 2015, 12:16:38 »
All 3 look quality! I especially want some of the wheeled  variety!

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« Reply #177 on: 06 June 2015, 11:39:46 »
I wish there was some updated pics of these.  I can't wait to see them and get them.

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Re: Round 1 2015 Funding - Armored Personnel Carriers - FUNDED!!!
« Reply #178 on: 07 June 2015, 11:50:57 »
Hover - Wheeled - Tracked APCs  Rommel/Patton for scale.  All them them cost a dollar or less per model :D

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« Reply #179 on: 07 June 2015, 12:23:49 »
Hover - Wheeled - Tracked APCs  Rommel/Patton for scale.  All them them cost less than a dollar per model :D
Aaaa so cute....
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