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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #990 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.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #991 on: 23 May 2019, 22:14:38 »
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #992 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?

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #993 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.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #994 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.

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #995 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'

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #996 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.

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #997 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.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #998 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.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #999 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.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #1000 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

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #1001 on: 26 May 2019, 13:30:13 »
No kidding.  Are you sure you didn't get a miscast or production error?  Mine looks amazing.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #1002 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

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #1003 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.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #1004 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....

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #1005 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
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #1006 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.

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #1007 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.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #1008 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.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #1009 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.

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #1010 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.

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #1011 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.

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #1012 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.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #1013 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.

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #1014 on: 04 June 2019, 12:07:13 »
Nice. I am excited for the emperor.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #1015 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.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #1016 on: 04 June 2019, 15:48:50 »
Speck, any web-only releases?

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #1017 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.
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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #1018 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.

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Re: What's in the pipeline?
« Reply #1019 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.
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