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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #510 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?

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #511 on: 13 January 2018, 18:27:48 »
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #512 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.

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #513 on: 15 January 2018, 11:00:15 »
No classics on the list??  :'(

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #514 on: 15 January 2018, 11:39:43 »
Well, there was a quarter with just 3 announced . . . and no Con announcements yet . . .
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #515 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.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #516 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.

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #517 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?

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #518 on: 16 January 2018, 03:52:06 »
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #519 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?

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #520 on: 16 January 2018, 05:20:11 »
<snip> oops - apologies

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #521 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!

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #522 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?

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #523 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?

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #524 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?

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #525 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.

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #526 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... 😁

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #527 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... 😁
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #528 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.

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #529 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.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #530 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.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #531 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.

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #532 on: 18 January 2018, 13:40:22 »
Any reason for the drop from four to three releases per quarter?

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #533 on: 18 January 2018, 14:35:47 »
Funny how its later quarters . . . after . . . maybe . . . a box release?
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #534 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.

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #535 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.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #536 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?

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #537 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?

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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.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #538 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?

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #539 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.

 

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