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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #870 on: 26 November 2022, 16:18:32 »
Raider JL-1 & JL-2 renders

EDIT : different angle of renders can be seen on Aries. Alternating between the two versions,
it looks like the MRM-pod and right hands (empty/RAC2) are separate/interchangeable parts.
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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #871 on: 26 November 2022, 22:40:20 »
Seeing alot of of the Big O influence in the Amarok.

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #872 on: 27 November 2022, 00:16:08 »
I hope Catalyst gets a fixed record sheet for the Crucible 2 out now that the mini is coming soon.
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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #873 on: 27 November 2022, 21:27:34 »
Seeing alot of of the Big O influence in the Amarok.

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #874 on: 27 November 2022, 21:28:49 »
I see a clan Widowmaker Amarok in my future.   :D

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #875 on: 28 November 2022, 00:47:19 »
Raider JL-1 & JL-2 renders

EDIT : different angle of renders can be seen on Aries. Alternating between the two versions,
it looks like the MRM-pod and right hands (empty/RAC2) are separate/interchangeable parts.

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #876 on: 28 November 2022, 07:07:08 »
How are they made? Is that blender or is that just a regular CAD program?
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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #877 on: 28 November 2022, 14:15:45 »
How are they made? Is that blender or is that just a regular CAD program?

Hi, artist behind the Amarok model here. Are you asking for the renders that are shown, or the models themselves?

Alan Blackwell made the Raider and both myself and Alan use Blender to model. The renders shown, I have no idea, but I can safely say it's not Blender and is probably a free 3D file viewer - I suspect even just Windows 3D Viewer.

Here is a render for the Amarok that I did in Blender recently for comparison and general viewing pleasure of the forum.


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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #878 on: 28 November 2022, 14:52:48 »
Appreciate the extra info and your work! For whatever reason your rendering shot is much more flattering to the sculpt. There's something a big off about the first pic, but that won't matter once we get actual mini pics. I am sooo excited for the Amarok!

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #879 on: 28 November 2022, 16:10:51 »
Am I looking at it correctly when I say it looks like the Amarok has the same arms as the Hammerhead?
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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #880 on: 28 November 2022, 16:38:20 »
Am I looking at it correctly when I say it looks like the Amarok has the same arms as the Hammerhead?

Definitely very similar, which is in line with the fluff behind the design's development. I would imagine the Amarok's arms are significantly larger, and you can see that the hands are similar but not identical. Hammerhead has three equi-spaced claws and the Amarok has a two-finger/one middle gripper setup.

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #881 on: 28 November 2022, 18:41:56 »
The legs also have a lot of design similarities. There's really a lot of things that are shared outside of that if you look carefully

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #882 on: 09 December 2022, 13:26:43 »
Any word on the update for what is on the release schedule for 2023?
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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #883 on: 09 December 2022, 15:20:24 »
Raider JL-1 & JL-2 renders

EDIT : different angle of renders can be seen on Aries. Alternating between the two versions,
it looks like the MRM-pod and right hands (empty/RAC2) are separate/interchangeable parts.

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #884 on: 09 December 2022, 15:36:49 »
@Joewrightgm

My point is that there appears to be a single right arm with interchangeable parts for
JL-1 and JL-2 variants, as opposed to two complete right arms (one for each variant).
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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #885 on: 09 December 2022, 18:32:26 »
Supposed to be that, anyway. More efficient.
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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #886 on: 17 December 2022, 20:15:33 »
Crucible looks awesome!  Here's hoping the Q1 release has the Jade Phoenix and Ion Sparrow!

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #887 on: 17 December 2022, 23:03:11 »
Any word of the Raider?
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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #888 on: 17 December 2022, 23:47:10 »
it's available in at least american retail channels (i ordered two)

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #889 on: 18 December 2022, 03:27:23 »
Not in IWM's online shop yet :(
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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #890 on: 18 December 2022, 05:11:47 »
Iirc they give a month or two for other vendors to sell them before they go live from IWM directly. But it should be soon given that timeline.
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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #891 on: 18 December 2022, 10:20:46 »
Correct

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #892 on: 18 December 2022, 10:38:17 »
Crucible looks awesome!  Here's hoping the Q1 release has the Jade Phoenix and Ion Sparrow!

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #893 on: 03 January 2023, 22:34:51 »
If it's in blender, I wonder if it could be animated.  ;D  Looks good, though I'm not in love with claw like hands.
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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #894 on: 03 January 2023, 22:38:39 »
Any idea when the New Releases for the first half of this year will be announced?
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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #895 on: 12 January 2023, 10:00:20 »
Just received my Raider thru a German retailer. Very nice sculpt.

Kit consists of following parts : front torso / rear torso (power plant) / pelvis + upper legs / lower legs + feet
/ left arm / and (contrary to what I was expecting) 2 complete right arms (1x JL-1, 1x JL-2)..






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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #896 on: 12 January 2023, 10:08:08 »
Yeah, I just got the Crucible, Raider, and Sojourner B through Aries.  I have not opened them up yet but look forward to putting them together over the weekend.  Anyone who put the Crucible able to tell me what the '2' parts are in the kit?
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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #897 on: 12 January 2023, 11:46:43 »
Just the arms

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #898 on: 12 January 2023, 11:52:59 »
The Crucible 2 uses the alternate arms with LRM pods

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #899 on: 12 January 2023, 14:07:43 »
Ah, have not opened it up and the blister is rather full, lol.  FREX, easy to see the MRM & RAC arm on the Raider . . . I might have to magnetize that one.
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