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2019 release schedule?
« on: 31 January 2019, 22:35:39 »
Hi everyone, I was curious about the 2019 release schedule.  Has it been released yet?  I want to buy some minis but don't want to make an order and a week later, there's a new mini drop.   Thanks.
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Re: 2019 release schedule?
« Reply #1 on: 31 January 2019, 22:43:40 »
https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/release-schedule-main

right now only Q1 is up - Ryoken III-XP, Crusader 8L, and Swordsman primitive

word on the street (people seeing preorders pop up) is that Q2 will be Ursus II, Scourge, and Scarecrow

all of the 2017 fan funding is released except the swordsman - Hellspawn resculpt, Wolverine primitive, Balac Strike VTOL, Dark Age Catapult, Von Rohrs, Bellerophon, and the Black Wolf BA.

So far the Zibler Fast Strike Tank and the Emperor primitive have been funded and i assume we'll see them sometime in 2019

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« Reply #2 on: 07 February 2019, 18:39:13 »
Can't wait for the new stuff. Hope some non mech units will come out.
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« Reply #3 on: 11 February 2019, 21:45:46 »
Can't wait for the new stuff. Hope some non mech units will come out.

Sad to say non Mech stuff is Fan Funding due to it having less sales then Mechs.

Q2 will be Ursus II, Scourge, and Scarecrow - This is correct. I will have a post about the Scourge since it was to be fan Funded about what we are going to do. I had penciled it in for a Distro release when it made the list due to it being asked about. But was not able to get the FF part moving before Q2 was announced.

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« Reply #4 on: 12 February 2019, 12:42:13 »
Sad to say non Mech stuff is Fan Funding due to it having less sales then Mechs.

Q2 will be Ursus II, Scourge, and Scarecrow,,,
Is this all we are getting in Q2?
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« Reply #5 on: 12 February 2019, 12:47:20 »
they cut the quarterly releases from four to three last year. unsure if the online exclusives have increased to compensate, though I feel like 2018 was a good year for fan funding compared to previous efforts.

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« Reply #6 on: 13 February 2019, 13:37:31 »
I'm just waiting to see if and when the Valkyrie and Wasp get releases. Seems like CGL is comfortable enough to release new products/merchandise with the artwork that was disputed in the most recent Harmony Gold lawsuit. I wish they would give IWM permission to go ahead with the releases that had already been approved. I'm not really understanding why CGL won't do so unless designs like the Wasp/Valkyrie are off limits but the Marauder/Warhammer are ok.

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« Reply #7 on: 13 February 2019, 14:31:54 »
I'm just waiting to see if and when the Valkyrie and Wasp get releases.

I'm eager for these as well.  Really, any of these "classics". I've just about maxed out my Shadow Hawk/Ostscout capacity, and the few wasps I got before circulation ended are getting lonely.
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« Reply #8 on: 13 February 2019, 23:29:20 »
I'm just waiting to see if and when the Valkyrie and Wasp get releases. Seems like CGL is comfortable enough to release new products/merchandise with the artwork that was disputed in the most recent Harmony Gold lawsuit. I wish they would give IWM permission to go ahead with the releases that had already been approved. I'm not really understanding why CGL won't do so unless designs like the Wasp/Valkyrie are off limits but the Marauder/Warhammer are ok.

From what I recall reading here "somewhere", the HG Lawsuit was against CGL (and the PC game companies) and did NOT include IWM.  Therefore, the case being "Dismissed with Prejudice" did NOT necessarily leave IWM free and clear.  Whoever made the post made it sound like HG could potentially come back and file a lawsuit against IWM if they released the Wasp, Valkyrie, and any others HG had their panties in a wad about.   :P  While it is true that IWM produced the Wasps & Valkyries sold at Gen Con, they were only SOLD at the CGL booth.  Sure, it "side-stepped" the issue, but Lawyers Like/Hate that sort of thing, so that's what happened.   :D

I'm sure we'll see them eventually, but I think IWM is just waiting for the air to clear, and maybe for HG to slink back under their rock.  I'm thinking someone posted that HG's deal with "Whoever" (The Japanese Company) was due to expire on 2020/2021 or so?  Once that happens, they won't be able to say squat anymore, so maybe that's when we'll see the Classic Wasp & Valkyrie in production again?   ???
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Re: 2019 release schedule?
« Reply #9 on: 14 February 2019, 18:27:48 »
I'm thinking someone posted that HG's deal with "Whoever" (The Japanese Company) was due to expire on 2020/2021 or so?  Once that happens, they won't be able to say squat anymore, so maybe that's when we'll see the Classic Wasp & Valkyrie in production again?   ???

That's my suspicion too -- that everyone's waiting for Tatsunoko to kick you-know-who to the curb in 2021 before doing anything. But maybe, maybe not, because I also heard there was a "gentlemen's agreement" between IWM and CGL that CGL would be allowed to make the remaining Classics first in plastic, and then IWM would be cleared to make metal minis. And it could be something as simple as when the box sets were being designed, the Sword of Damocles was over CGL's head vis-a-vis the Macross Classics, making hem off limits till too late in the process, and so they want to see how the current sets do financially before jumping full-bore into more plastics. 

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« Reply #10 on: 14 February 2019, 18:53:50 »
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« Reply #11 on: 14 February 2019, 21:24:46 »
Sad to say non Mech stuff is Fan Funding due to it having less sales then Mechs.

Q2 will be Ursus II, Scourge, and Scarecrow - This is correct. I will have a post about the Scourge since it was to be fan Funded about what we are going to do. I had penciled it in for a Distro release when it made the list due to it being asked about. But was not able to get the FF part moving before Q2 was announced.

Do you have an ETA on when the Shen Long, Buraq and Leonidas (IIRC) will be arriving on the IWM store? I can't wait to get my hand on more 3145 BAs!!
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« Reply #12 on: 20 February 2019, 16:04:57 »
Shen Long and Leonidas are complete; hit a delay with the holidays and a bit of mis-communication, then a wait to see if Topps had anything to say. Don't know if that's really anything towards when they'll be added to the store, but the best I've got at the moment.

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Re: 2019 release schedule?
« Reply #13 on: 25 February 2019, 18:08:51 »
So, has Topps always had to approve each model release or is that a relatively new thing?

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« Reply #14 on: 26 February 2019, 09:42:28 »
So, has Topps always had to approve each model release or is that a relatively new thing?

Always has been a thing and before Topps someone at Wizkids 1.0 approved work.

In reference to the posts about the Classics, as I have said before it’s complicated and for not there is nothing new to say about them. At some point down the road once the decision above me has been made and I can relay the news I will make an announcement about it.

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« Reply #15 on: 27 February 2019, 20:43:11 »
I'd just like to see the Q4 2018 stuff finally make it to the IWM store.

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« Reply #16 on: 28 February 2019, 08:18:06 »
I'd just like to see the Q4 2018 stuff finally make it to the IWM store.

Going to have it up when I am back from Cincycon. I got pictures done and just have to create the records. Ran out of time last night.

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« Reply #17 on: 28 February 2019, 11:09:31 »
So around Monday or Tuesday, then?

Sounds good.

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« Reply #18 on: 28 February 2019, 13:15:15 »
So around Monday or Tuesday, then?

Sounds good.

By Tuesday for sure. Depending on when I get home Monday is if I get it done.

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« Reply #19 on: 07 March 2019, 02:06:09 »
Ah, so any chance it'll happen tomorrow?

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« Reply #20 on: 07 March 2019, 07:28:00 »
It will be tonight, came home from convention with a head cold so spent Monday and  Tuesday being miserable. I am finally feeling better.

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« Reply #21 on: 07 March 2019, 11:24:25 »
Ah.  Yes, I too am familiar with the horrors of Con Crud.

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« Reply #22 on: 07 March 2019, 12:19:21 »
Ugh, I was so wrapped up in my current miniatures project, I forgot to order the Swordsman and new Crusader this time around hahah.

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« Reply #23 on: 07 March 2019, 22:09:07 »
Finally got them posted.

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« Reply #24 on: 07 March 2019, 22:28:12 »
Yay!

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« Reply #25 on: 07 March 2019, 22:54:18 »
MS-008 Radar Array (Large)...

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« Reply #26 on: 08 March 2019, 09:41:15 »
MS-008 Radar Array (Large)...

Huh??? Surprises for us Speck???

Not really a surprise since a few made it to Gencon for sale. But one of the metal parts need to be adjusted so that is why the delay.

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« Reply #27 on: 08 March 2019, 11:13:26 »
The presence of a Small Radar Array kind of gave away that there would be a Large Radar Array.

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« Reply #28 on: 08 March 2019, 11:38:12 »
but what about the smedium array?

looking forward to what the rest of 2019 brings

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« Reply #29 on: 08 March 2019, 16:49:11 »
I ordered the Vixen 6, but this model isn't recognized on the MUL. ???

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« Reply #30 on: 08 March 2019, 17:44:12 »
Isn’t it one of those 3145/50 ntnu designs that hasn’t gotten a sheet?

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« Reply #31 on: 08 March 2019, 18:04:33 »
Yeah, it's a variant mentioned in TRO 3150 and doesn't have a record sheet.

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« Reply #32 on: 08 March 2019, 18:30:43 »
IWM downloads section under Battletech has the record sheets.

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« Reply #33 on: 08 March 2019, 18:39:50 »
So it does.

Here's the link

Interesting design.

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« Reply #34 on: 09 March 2019, 11:58:32 »
It is based upon the MW:DA Vixen mini. I was told it had to have talons. The rest was match the weapons.

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« Reply #35 on: 09 March 2019, 12:07:52 »
Well, it's not a bad loadout aside from the inherent difficulties in using a weapon that generates as much heat as an ER PPC with an XXL engine.

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« Reply #36 on: 09 March 2019, 17:37:50 »
Speck will we see the metal variants of the mechs that are in the box sets? The shadow hawk is already out but what about the rest of them or would that require fan funding to help?

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« Reply #37 on: 11 March 2019, 07:39:03 »
Not really a surprise since a few made it to Gencon for sale. But one of the metal parts need to be adjusted so that is why the delay.

I didn't even see anyone have pics of it at GenCon, so it was a surprise to me. I know about the 'Mech Bay...but not the Large Radar Array.
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« Reply #38 on: 11 March 2019, 18:42:45 »
I bought a small array at Gencon. I have some mods to finish on it, because I want it to light up.
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« Reply #39 on: 11 March 2019, 19:22:03 »
I bought a small array at Gencon. I have some mods to finish on it, because I want it to light up.

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« Reply #40 on: 12 March 2019, 23:12:40 »
Here's the large dish with the small dish, from Gen Con. I don't have the reworked metal pieces, so the IWM kit will vary a little.

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« Reply #41 on: 12 March 2019, 23:41:42 »
 :drool: Going to have to get that one as well.  And what's this I hear about a mech bay? ^-^
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« Reply #42 on: 13 March 2019, 22:59:10 »
Having them was a surprise at GenCon since I did not know if the resin parts would be in for the show. We got 11 of each for Saturday of the show.

Same with the mech bay, it was originally released in 2012 at gen con once due to how hard it is to cast. Last year I asked about it and contently they had a few casted up and Sue ran the molds a few times so we could build the few we got. Its on the list to have redone so it is more friendly to molds.

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« Reply #45 on: 14 March 2019, 23:33:19 »
so I noticed something about those mech starter bundles.  http://ironwindmetals.com/store/index.php?cPath=16_412

the clan mech bundles are using the old archived models?  you boys just clearing out dusty stock? or is there a demand for these dinosaurs
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« Reply #46 on: 14 March 2019, 23:37:13 »
"These are the original sculpt Clan omni mechs, due to this being a starter bundle so that the models would have less parts for players new to miniatures."

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« Reply #47 on: 15 March 2019, 00:15:44 »
It's still a good deal, even if the old sculpts aren't as good looking as the resculpts.

It also explains why the Kingfisher and Grendel are part of the set instead of a couple 3050 mechs, those things are bricks.

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« Reply #48 on: 15 March 2019, 00:20:50 »
were they as brickish as the reseen kraken and bane? you can shatter plexiglass with those...

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« Reply #49 on: 15 March 2019, 10:47:31 »
Kraken is just the Inner Sphere name for the Bane.  Did you mean Kraken and Behemoth?  The Kingfisher is.  And both the Kingfisher and Grendel minis fit together in precisely one pose each.

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« Reply #50 on: 15 March 2019, 11:15:47 »
I did mean the kraken and behemoth yes

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« Reply #51 on: 15 March 2019, 12:06:47 »
Yeah, the Kingfisher isn't on the same scale as those two, I meant brick more in that it was not a poseable mini rather than how big it is, though it's a fairly large mini for being an original Ral Partha sculpt.

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