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Feenix74

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Wolverine WVR-1R (Primitive) - Funded
« Reply #30 on: 24 March 2017, 19:34:57 »
C-bills enroute via Comstar  O0
Incoming fire has the right of way.

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Wolverine WVR-1R (Primitive) - Funded
« Reply #31 on: 25 March 2017, 01:20:21 »
Wohoo!

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Wolverine WVR-1R (Primitive) - Funded
« Reply #32 on: 26 March 2017, 11:07:40 »
I have sent the last two PM's out this morning (was delayed by family invasion the last few days). I have also responded to the emails that I have received from people that have sent payment.

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Wolverine WVR-1R (Primitive) - Funded
« Reply #33 on: 27 March 2017, 16:43:26 »
sent

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Wolverine WVR-1R (Primitive) - Funded
« Reply #34 on: 28 March 2017, 13:44:57 »
Got mine in last night.

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Wolverine WVR-1R (Primitive) - Funded
« Reply #35 on: 30 March 2017, 16:03:17 »
Just sent my payment in.  I'm looking forward to this mech!   O0
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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Wolverine WVR-1R (Primitive) - Funded
« Reply #36 on: 31 March 2017, 08:09:29 »
I will get acknowledgement emails out this weekend to the recent payments. Had some things going on last few evenings that I did not expect to take as much time as they did.

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Wolverine WVR-1R (Primitive) - Funded
« Reply #37 on: 04 April 2017, 00:31:57 »
I'm checking in with this awesome gang! Proud to say the Primitive Wolverine sculpt flew through Quality Control on IWM's internal forum. Brent suggested that the 'rivets' on the shoulder armor plates should be 'innies' not 'outies' so I made that change.

Alas, the mini does have a lot of separate parts, mostly to ensure clean molding and allowing it to come out of those molds.

The parts breakdown is:
Torso, Antenna (on a block that inserts into the back of the head, should help prevent difficult glueing), two arms, two shoulder plates, pelvis, two pelvis hip plates, two legs, two knee plates, the AC cannon for the right arm, and the SRM box.

Sorry about all that, I know too many pieces can be frustrating but I've tried to make the glue joints as high of surface area as possible. The inner sockets are beveled to hopefully prevent flashing build-up too.

Just waiting on the word from Speck to upload the part files.

Best regards to all,
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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Wolverine WVR-1R (Primitive) - Funded
« Reply #38 on: 04 April 2017, 00:47:20 »
Thanks for the update Dak and congrats on passing QCC. Although it did not happen if there are no pictures  ^-^
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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Wolverine WVR-1R (Primitive) - Funded
« Reply #39 on: 04 April 2017, 01:06:43 »
Congratulations, Dak!
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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Wolverine WVR-1R (Primitive) - Funded
« Reply #40 on: 04 April 2017, 02:29:23 »
That's awesome, Dak!

Edit: I like the many pieces, I think it makes them modular and lets me reuse them in kit bashes, so I buy more parts in the long run.
« Last Edit: 04 April 2017, 13:58:24 by Mwenski »

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Wolverine WVR-1R (Primitive) - Funded
« Reply #41 on: 04 April 2017, 22:53:58 »
The plates don't bother me much. It's a little more filing with all the extra seams, but really it's stuff like the tiburons feet where all the pieces are structural that it can get frustrating. The srm box and ac barrel should be fine if they locate easily. Some minis, like the warwolf, have missile boxes that seem to want to sit at a funny angle as-cast. As long as the weapons don't naturally want to sit funny, no big deal. Doesn't sound too daunting really.

For all the plates and such, do you add little locating ridges or divots to help folks line them up, or are you more of a 'here are two flat surfaces, line them up how ya like' sort of designer? Also, post and hole on the main shoulder and hip joints, or ball and socket?

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Wolverine WVR-1R (Primitive) - Funded
« Reply #42 on: 05 April 2017, 00:38:14 »
The shoulder plates have divots and pips to line up. The knee plates have a tooth that plugs into the knee, those might be a little fiddly. The shoulders are an elongated ball & socket, a semi-skilled modeler should be able to make them more poseable than they already are. The hips are a little weird, there's a slight flat spot at the top of the leg hip that will butt against the pelvis in addition to a beveled post and hole. They'll take a good bit more work to repose but it shouldn't be impossible.

Edit: Here's an image link on DropBox (temporarily)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yjy4e2v9nybihjl/Primitive%20Wolverine%20Parts.jpg?dl=0

Skip past any login and it should be visible to anyone.

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« Last Edit: 05 April 2017, 00:39:45 by Dak »

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Wolverine WVR-1R (Primitive) - Funded
« Reply #43 on: 05 April 2017, 01:30:58 »
Pretty  O0
Incoming fire has the right of way.

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Always remember that your weapon was built by the lowest bidder.


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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Wolverine WVR-1R (Primitive) - Funded
« Reply #44 on: 05 April 2017, 10:59:39 »
Oh yeah, that will be a breeze! I like that the basic structure is fairly simple and looks like it should be reasonably strong. Plus, most of the 'extra' parts look like they will be big enough to make mold line cleanup easy. I have bad memories of trying to clean up the little lasers for a Dragonfly variant that all had flash/mold-lines on them. And then there was the time I couldn't figure out where exactly to cut the antennae off the sprue for the Stag! Hoo boy did that turn out funny lookin'!

Anyway, this sort of reminds me of the primitive Thunderbolt or the Kodiak II. Lots of parts, but all pretty easy to work with and nothing really tricky to assemble. Currently, I only own a single Wolverine, but I look forward to making this guy #2!

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Wolverine WVR-1R (Primitive) - Funded
« Reply #45 on: 05 April 2017, 11:29:41 »
The antena bit is going to be pretty tiny, but it should still be a step up from having to clip some piano wire to finish off the piece.  O0
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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Wolverine WVR-1R (Primitive) - Funded
« Reply #46 on: 13 April 2017, 13:19:52 »
I'm too used to associating V-fins of that specific shape to anime,  and I'm a long time Gundam builder.   I'll use the wire for mine.   Cant wait to get this mini though!

The antena bit is going to be pretty tiny, but it should still be a step up from having to clip some piano wire to finish off the piece.  O0

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Wolverine WVR-1R (Primitive) - Funded
« Reply #47 on: 16 April 2017, 21:42:04 »
Just a update on voucher credit to the web store, I will have the emails sent out by next weekend.

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Wolverine WVR-1R (Primitive) - Funded
« Reply #48 on: 26 April 2017, 12:03:51 »
I'm looking forward to any updates and pictures that can be released here.

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Wolverine WVR-1R (Primitive) - Funded
« Reply #49 on: 29 April 2017, 21:56:56 »
Voucher emails have been sent out.

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Wolverine WVR-1R (Primitive) - Funded
« Reply #50 on: 29 April 2017, 23:08:14 »
got mine!
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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Wolverine WVR-1R (Primitive) - Funded
« Reply #51 on: 30 April 2017, 06:13:46 »
Cheers and many thanks speck, now to place my order.
Incoming fire has the right of way.

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Always remember that your weapon was built by the lowest bidder.


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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Wolverine WVR-1R (Primitive) - Funded
« Reply #52 on: 30 April 2017, 22:52:38 »
Thank you, Speck!

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Digital files have been uploaded to Ironwind Metals. The ball is in their court now!

Appreciate the support from all of you.

Dak

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Thanks for the update Dak, and thank you for your hardwork.

Any chance that us Fundicators get to see a render of the electronic files?
Incoming fire has the right of way.

The only thing more accurate than incoming enemy fire is incoming friendly fire.

Always remember that your weapon was built by the lowest bidder.


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I hasn't really changed since my original image post:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4okclk8qbpd6ta3/PWolverine%20Presentation.jpg?dl=0
(skip past the Dropbox login.)

The "dots" on the shoulder armor go inward instead of outward now, per Brent Evan's request.

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So how do you get one of these?

Is it in the store?
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They have to make the production molds and then schedule production before it'll show up as an online exclusive. I'm looking forward to this one for sure though.

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IWM tries to get all of their online stuff cast by con season, so I wouldn't expect too much longer on this one.

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Last I heard several pending Online Exclusives were going to be molded after the 2nd quarter releases. So they are most likely in process now.

 

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