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Title: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 30 October 2020, 15:41:39
There will be more in the pipeline, so stay tuned

First Post (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/iron-wind-metals-news-and-announcements/what-s-in-the-pipeline/)
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 30 October 2020, 17:09:26
I would have called it Spec-tator Mode.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 30 October 2020, 17:48:09
What's in the Pipeline 2: Speck-letric Boogaloo?

Can't wait for more metal minis!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 30 October 2020, 17:50:09
Good name for next one.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Wrangler on 30 October 2020, 19:40:24
I'm sure the minis he will report will be speck-tacular.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 30 October 2020, 20:16:25
I'm sure the minis he will report will be speck-tacular.

Lol
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 30 October 2020, 20:18:25
I'm sure the minis he will report will be speck-tacular.

Well played
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Failure16 on 30 October 2020, 22:35:37
Regardless, it will certainly be a speck-tacle.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 30 October 2020, 23:48:21
I'm sure we'll get quite the speck-trum of new stuff.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Ruger on 31 October 2020, 06:10:14
Are you guys sure that all these puns are up to speck?

Ruger
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: CranstonSnord on 31 October 2020, 10:54:10
Yes, they're quite re-Mark-able
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 02 November 2020, 12:29:58
I think there's more than enough speckulation to go around.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 02 November 2020, 12:56:09
all these dreadful puns are ruining the re-speck-tability of this thread
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 02 November 2020, 13:30:39
Speck,  any idea when the Commando or Thunderbolt variants will be available?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 02 November 2020, 13:49:07
Speck,  any idea when the Commando or Thunderbolt variants will be available?

They should be out now and on IWM webstore this month.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 02 November 2020, 15:00:40
My local brick and mortar store got them in two weeks ago, so yeah, they ought to be available from most retailers now.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 03 November 2020, 11:56:14
I was unaware that variants are available, that's awesome!  Are there photos of the miniatures available anywhere?  And what variants are available?

Thanks!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 03 November 2020, 12:12:31
I was unaware that variants are available, that's awesome!  Are there photos of the miniatures available anywhere?  And what variants are available?

Thanks!

If you are asking about variants for commando and Thunderbolt there will be some in the future. We have had some delays. More to come.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 03 November 2020, 12:55:17
Thanks Speck - to clarify, the currently available Thunderbolt and Commando minis sold by IWM are the standard 5S and 2D variants, but there are plans to sell variants in the future? 
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 03 November 2020, 14:29:40
Thanks Speck - to clarify, the currently available Thunderbolt and Commando minis sold by IWM are the standard 5S and 2D variants, but there are plans to sell variants in the future?

Yes, there are variants picked out already to be done.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: greatsarcasmo on 06 November 2020, 22:24:50
Any chance to get Wondergecko’s Tundra Wolf and Warwolf sculpt done through Fan Funding?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Wolf Reaper on 07 November 2020, 01:35:06
Any chance to get Wondergecko’s Tundra Wolf and Warwolf sculpt done through Fan Funding?

Yes please!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Guardian11 on 07 November 2020, 18:33:34
Any chance to get Wondergecko’s Tundra Wolf and Warwolf sculpt done through Fan Funding?
I'd throw money at that.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sellsword on 07 November 2020, 19:38:56
Any chance to get Wondergecko’s Tundra Wolf and Warwolf sculpt done through Fan Funding?

This is the first time I've looked at the Tundra Wolf and thought, "Man I need one of those mechs."  I always thought it was one of the dumbest looking mechs.  This is a great improvement.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 08 November 2020, 22:29:30
Any chance to get Wondergecko’s Tundra Wolf and Warwolf sculpt done through Fan Funding?

I would have to check on it.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: greatsarcasmo on 09 November 2020, 09:52:55
Thank you!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Crackerb0x on 09 November 2020, 10:25:47
I love those models! I'd be so stoked for those to be available.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 09 November 2020, 10:38:54
Any word on when the variant Catapult and Griffin will be available?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 09 November 2020, 12:47:58
Any word on when the variant Catapult and Griffin will be available?

Griffin - no updates
Catapult - Yes, will be release as complete mini in upcoming December 2020 distro release. Due to other items being delayed we had to go to plan B for December 2020 release of items that were at IWM. I will post full list tonight after work. When this catapult is added to IWM store for sale, the arm sprue will also be added. For those who just want the arms.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 09 November 2020, 13:19:36
ah neat that saves me a couple bucks as i'd need to buy a whole new catapult for the A4 variant anyway
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Valkerie on 09 November 2020, 14:24:46
Any chance to get Wondergecko’s Tundra Wolf and Warwolf sculpt done through Fan Funding?
I would also throw money at this.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: faithless on 09 November 2020, 17:08:20
Any chance to get Wondergecko’s Tundra Wolf and Warwolf sculpt done through Fan Funding?

Count me in.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 10 November 2020, 17:55:56
Yeah that Tundra Wolf is so much of an improvement!!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 10 November 2020, 17:58:36
The arms are great,  will you do the same with the lrm arms too separately?

Griffin - no updates
Catapult - Yes, will be release as complete mini in upcoming December 2020 distro release. Due to other items being delayed we had to go to plan B for December 2020 release of items that were at IWM. I will post full list tonight after work. When this catapult is added to IWM store for sale, the arm sprue will also be added. For those who just want the arms.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 10 November 2020, 20:07:14
The arms are great,  will you do the same with the lrm arms too separately?

It’s on the todo list.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: JPArbiter on 12 November 2020, 11:39:09
*sees dasher II 1/2 on release schedule

Looks at dahser II 3 pairs painted as clan Protectorate*

Gosh darn it!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 12 November 2020, 12:58:34
Get one and put it in a tutu.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 12 November 2020, 18:46:51
*sees dasher II 1/2 on release schedule

Looks at dahser II 3 pairs painted as clan Protectorate*

Gosh darn it!

Sorry about that, the arms have been in process for awhile. Due to other items being behind we used them to fill out the last release for Winter 2020 release. The arms will be available to purchase after the mech is posted to IWM store.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Corrinald on 12 November 2020, 21:40:20
I am in for that Tundra Wolf too if it's possible. Wow!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Heavyguard on 13 November 2020, 13:51:38
Any chance to get Wondergecko’s Tundra Wolf and Warwolf sculpt done through Fan Funding?

I would back those as well and along with his Legionnaire too!

Having talked to him about it he is happy to have them done (and has a few touchups he wants to do on the Warwolf) but has had little traction with IWM/CGL getting them done. He has the files done and ready to go though too!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Death_from_above on 14 November 2020, 13:37:40
Thanks Speck - to clarify, the currently available Thunderbolt and Commando minis sold by IWM are the standard 5S and 2D variants, but there are plans to sell variants in the future?

If I'd have to guess, I'd say that the "easiest" Commando variants would be the 1D and 3A : in both cases,
the 2D torso can be kept, only 3 new arms (left and right for 1D, right only for 3A) would be required.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 14 November 2020, 14:12:25
While I wouldn't mind a resculpt of the Warwolf or Tundra Wolf, I'd really prefer to see resculpts of the Vulture Mk IV and Mad Cat Mk IV that fix the freaking arms and legs so they can stay attached to the torso without popping off at the slightest pressure first.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Maingunnery on 14 November 2020, 15:20:52
While I wouldn't mind a resculpt of the Warwolf or Tundra Wolf, I'd really prefer to see resculpts of the Vulture Mk IV and Mad Cat Mk IV that fix the freaking arms and legs so they can stay attached to the torso without popping off at the slightest pressure first.
The arm and leg issue can at least be fixed with pinning, but sadly the Vulture Mk IV is too ugly for my modding skills to fix.....
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 14 November 2020, 15:30:31
While I wouldn't mind a resculpt of the Warwolf or Tundra Wolf, I'd really prefer to see resculpts of the Vulture Mk IV and Mad Cat Mk IV that fix the freaking arms and legs so they can stay attached to the torso without popping off at the slightest pressure first.

I’ve gotten by without pinning until these. It’s an absolute necessity
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 14 November 2020, 15:31:59
And that's why the minis should be redone.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 14 November 2020, 15:39:08
Can’t disagree
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 14 November 2020, 16:44:05
While I wouldn't mind a resculpt of the Warwolf or Tundra Wolf, I'd really prefer to see resculpts of the Vulture Mk IV and Mad Cat Mk IV that fix the freaking arms and legs so they can stay attached to the torso without popping off at the slightest pressure first.

At some point in the future those could be resculpted.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: worktroll on 14 November 2020, 17:38:33
In plastic/resin/you-won't-believe-it's-not-Bones?

But really, Speck, contact points are a major BT failing in a number of metal sculpts. If you can't cast them, it's one thing. If you need to make the contact points tiny and unpinnable because of the art, then don't insist on multi-part limbs.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Weirdo on 14 November 2020, 17:40:44
Honestly, I'm more interested in what the future might hold for non-mech releases. I'm still hoping for the Tribune or Sokar someday...
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 14 November 2020, 17:43:54
Honestly, I'm more interested in what the future might hold for non-mech releases. I'm still hoping for the Tribune or Sokar someday...

Yeah, we do have a vehicle and Mech scale Aerotech Fighter in the works. Hopefully have the molds done here soon.

Also, let’s focus this thread back to future releases.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sellsword on 14 November 2020, 19:51:03
Yeah, we do have a vehicle and Mech scale Aerotech Fighter in the works. Hopefully have the molds done here soon.

Also, let’s focus this thread back to future releases.

Please let the aerospace fighter be the Centurion or Hellcat.  Actually there are a bunch of great looking fighters in the game.  Anything from 3085+ will be welcomed.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: JPArbiter on 14 November 2020, 20:41:45
Sorry about that, the arms have been in process for awhile. Due to other items being behind we used them to fill out the last release for Winter 2020 release. The arms will be available to purchase after the mech is posted to IWM store.

So the body is identical?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 14 November 2020, 21:33:06
I don't see why the Catapult C3/C5 would have a different body, since the arms really are the only things different about them from the C1.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Scotty on 14 November 2020, 21:51:57
He was asking about the Dasher II variants Speck mentioned.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 14 November 2020, 23:03:05
Oh.  Guess that's a bit different, though really the only change needed would be removing the bump for the PPC.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 15 November 2020, 11:13:07
So the body is identical?

Body is the same, a cover was created for the head where the PPC went. Originally the arms were created to just be a OP part. But with other delays we decided to release them with the body and legs.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: beachhead1985 on 15 November 2020, 13:30:43
Any indication when TRO: Irregulars will be coming out?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 15 November 2020, 19:37:42
Any indication when TRO: Irregulars will be coming out?

That would be a question for CGL.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 18 November 2020, 14:36:43
assembled the most recent offerings (dominator, thud, commando)

dominator has the seven piece lower body setup (feet - lower legs - upper legs - hip joint). went together without much complaint. felt a bit excessive but stuck together quickly

thud was easy - 8 pieces, no surprises. lower body could have probably been one piece.

commando was five pieces. left leg is definitely the "plant" leg
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 18 November 2020, 19:14:15
Question: whenever you get around to making the new Awesome mini, are you planning to include an alternate left arm to make the AWS-9Q variant?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 18 November 2020, 19:44:59
Question: whenever you get around to making the new Awesome mini, are you planning to include an alternate left arm to make the AWS-9Q variant?

I want to have that variant done.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 18 November 2020, 20:19:22
If the price is right I might be convinced to fund the 9q arm if necessary
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 18 November 2020, 21:42:36
I want to have that variant done.

Excellent.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: JPArbiter on 20 November 2020, 23:59:56
I want to have that variant done.

Any thoughts on making the 8T? Can be accomplished by making zeus like rotary missile pods that go over the torso ppcs like a cap

Then one kid could service 5 or so variants
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: beachhead1985 on 21 November 2020, 19:50:35
That would be a question for CGL.

My bad. Sorry.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 22 November 2020, 22:23:16
Any thoughts on making the 8T? Can be accomplished by making zeus like rotary missile pods that go over the torso ppcs like a cap

Then one kid could service 5 or so variants

I think the 8T is also on my wish list.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 29 November 2020, 13:25:18
Summer Battletech Release has been posted for sale on IMW online store. See the Annoucement (https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/10-factory-news/124-summer-battletech-release-available-in-webstore) for details.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: sadlerbw on 03 December 2020, 20:58:58
Wait...the dasher II 1/2 is finally out! Yay! Super yay!  :D
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 03 December 2020, 22:45:36
Wait...the dasher II 1/2 is finally out! Yay! Super yay!  :D

LOL
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: DregonKerensky on 08 December 2020, 00:43:24
Any chance to get Wondergecko’s Tundra Wolf and Warwolf sculpt done through Fan Funding?

I will gladly help for funding both of these suggestions!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Death_from_above on 15 December 2020, 07:58:17

I just hope that when IWM gets to the Awesome, they'll be able to correct
the right arm PPC (the plastic version having a somewhat oval barrel...)
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 21 December 2020, 23:16:21
Got my hands on the C3/5 Catapult.  Only gripe is that there is no attachment peg for the Arrow arm. I'm experienced enough to work around it, but others may complain about it.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 21 December 2020, 23:18:20
That’s a pin for you, little buddy!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 21 December 2020, 23:30:32
Not everybody's got the tools to do pinning.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Wrangler on 22 December 2020, 11:58:33
That’s a pin for you, little buddy!
Don't pin this on him. He going to have enough a sticky situation on his hands.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 22 December 2020, 12:22:52
Not everybody's got the tools to do pinning.

not everybody is me and what i'm going to do when i get one, no
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 22 December 2020, 12:38:56
The Stormcrow A torso has the same issue,  where you need to pin the arms to the body as well.    The other variant torsos have the requisite pegs.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: abou on 22 December 2020, 14:25:51
not everybody is me and what i'm going to do when i get one, no
If it helps, I have all the tools to suture you back up if you need it.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 22 December 2020, 21:25:53
Got my hands on the C3/5 Catapult.  Only gripe is that there is no attachment peg for the Arrow arm. I'm experienced enough to work around it, but others may complain about it.

A new print has been requested from the 3D printer for that part. It should have peg on it. I will post when the new part is in so replacement can be sent.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 28 December 2020, 16:14:53
A new print has been requested from the 3D printer for that part. It should have peg on it. I will post when the new part is in so replacement can be sent.

I just want to say, that is awesome customer feedback.

Any idea when we will get Q1 and Q2 production announcement?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 31 December 2020, 10:39:50
I just want to say, that is awesome customer feedback.

Any idea when we will get Q1 and Q2 production announcement?

Q1 next week.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 04 January 2021, 16:10:26
W00T!  Q1 is announced this week!  :D
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 05 January 2021, 17:18:35
W00T!  Q1 is announced this week!  :D

On my list to do this week.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 05 January 2021, 20:44:05
On my list to do this week.

Sny chance the Defender Battlecruiser will be done this year or even possibly fan funded?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 08 January 2021, 11:39:53
On my list to do this week.

Awesome!  Thanks Speck!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 08 January 2021, 21:55:40
Awesome!  Thanks Speck!

Will be going up this weekend. Last two days did not go as planned lol
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 10 January 2021, 22:26:09
Release Schedule (https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/release-schedule-main) has been updated with 1st quarter 2021 and two Web Only that should be out soon.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 10 January 2021, 22:33:36
The RecGuides cometh
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 10 January 2021, 22:45:37
And the Golden Century. And TRO Vehicle Annex?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 10 January 2021, 22:48:46
the BFFL was a surprise, yeah
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 11 January 2021, 01:07:13
I'm pretty excited to see the Minsk and War Crow, myself.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 11 January 2021, 01:30:08
Sweet.

Did the Hierofalcon miss the cutoff from the fan funding? Iirc it was Prime A and B there?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 11 January 2021, 01:31:10
likely added later as web-exclusives or scrapyard parts
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 11 January 2021, 01:44:28
Was the War Crow in the RecGuides yet?

Surprised, I would have expected something else there featuring more with ilClan.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 11 January 2021, 01:47:23
The War Crow was in RecGuide 7.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 11 January 2021, 07:52:35
Was the War Crow in the RecGuides yet?

Surprised, I would have expected something else there featuring more with ilClan.

Whole process is delayed by at least three months. The winter release trio were all mods of extant mechs to boot.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Geont on 11 January 2021, 08:20:52
the BFFL was a surprise, yeah

It was such a surprise that I am now considering picking it as part of OpFor for Anton's Revolt Campaign. Although I am not sure which battles it was part of.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 11 January 2021, 10:21:09
Whole process is delayed by at least three months. The winter release trio were all mods of extant mechs to boot.

It was just more along the lines of a earlier RecGuide Wolf mech, but like I said I do not have that RecGuide so I could be off on details.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 11 January 2021, 11:18:38
Can't wait to get my hands on a chunky piece of metal (the "Buffalo") and I'm excited to see how crisp the Typhoon looks.  IWM has been hitting it out of the park with their more recent aerospace fighter minis.  I wish IWM would get first go on resculpting and selling new minis of the original ASFs... but I digress. 
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 11 January 2021, 20:14:19
the BFFL was a surprise, yeah

That one kind of got stuck in limbo for awhile. It is in line for production molds, but mold room is behind due to Contract Casting customers and mold makers being out.

Sweet.

Did the Hierofalcon miss the cutoff from the fan funding? Iirc it was Prime A and B there?

They are being done.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: GRUD on 15 January 2021, 08:49:38
Any chance of seeing the "Master" (or CAD?) for the Buffalo?   ???
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sellsword on 23 January 2021, 19:01:03
Are the new mechs going to be in scale with the kickstarter ones?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 23 January 2021, 19:12:30
 . . . seen the Shadow Hawk?

You also know they are using the same files?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sellsword on 23 January 2021, 19:34:39
. . . seen the Shadow Hawk?

You also know they are using the same files?

I know that they are using the same files for the Kickstarter mechs but how are the new mechs such as the Hierofalcon being designed?  Are they being sculpted the same way?  Will the Minsk and War Crow be of comparable size the new Kickstarter Heavy and Assault Mechs?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 24 January 2021, 22:01:10
Are the new mechs going to be in scale with the kickstarter ones?

Yes they will be.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 24 January 2021, 22:02:33
If you need replacement part for the New catapult with the issue on the Arrow IV launcher, please fill out the  IWM support form (https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/support).
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: truetanker on 31 January 2021, 00:27:23
Yeah!  BFFL!

I can now scare the hell out of my OpFor with my Manei Domini flooding the table with Drone Bomb laden Buffalo carrying Copperhead Shells!

( Evil maniacal laughter ensures!  >:D )

TT
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 31 January 2021, 01:28:03
Why Copperheads?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: truetanker on 31 January 2021, 18:28:46
Well each Copperhead round does both damage as direct and area effect, same as Arrow Homing.

Plus I can ram with the supercharger, detonate the booby-trap, and explode the Copperhead rounds for a final finale! Pretty sure that breaks the Ares Conventions... and makes a permanent crater.

TT
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 31 January 2021, 18:51:17
Just seems like using HE shells would cause more damage.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: truetanker on 31 January 2021, 19:02:29
It's all about area effects...

Ramming knocks you about, Booby-Trap hits you hard, and then everything in the area gets hit, with splash damage!

Pretty sure a Colossal-class won't shake that off, even with Impact Resistant armor!

TT
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Weirdo on 31 January 2021, 19:17:06
Where's the rule that says AE ammo does AE boom? Last I checked, raw damage was the ONLY consideration for the AE ammo boom rule, so machine gun ammo will always be your best bet by a huge margin.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jimdigris on 31 January 2021, 19:56:33
If you don't want them as suicide vehicles, Buffalos can be used as convoy vehicles that need to be defended or destroyed.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: truetanker on 31 January 2021, 20:05:46
Done both...

Great cargo haulers...

And as for the Boom effect, true, except Copperheads have an area effect built in... each round does 20 points in the hex, but does 10 the surrounding hexes as well... times 5 per ton times 10 extra tons ( Cargo of BFFL ) = 500 extra points each of the six surrounding impact hex, that should get some head turnings at the table!

TT
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Dragon41673 on 31 January 2021, 20:19:07
Done both...

Great cargo haulers...

And as for the Boom effect, true, except Copperheads have an area effect built in... each round does 20 points in the hex, but does 10 the surrounding hexes as well... times 5 per ton times 10 extra tons ( Cargo of BFFL ) = 500 extra points each of the six surrounding impact hex, that should get some head turnings at the table!

TT

Suddenly I get the feeling I may need to order an ungodly amount of these for the store!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: truetanker on 31 January 2021, 20:21:11
I think I creeped someone out...

TT
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Weirdo on 31 January 2021, 20:45:23
... but does 10 the surrounding hexes as well... times 5 per ton times 10 extra tons ( Cargo of BFFL ) = 500 extra points each of the six surrounding impact hex,

I already told you, that's not a thing. You want to use the TacOps rules for ammo boom, you are required to look at one thing and one thing only: the total standard damage. AE rounds do NOT get their blast damage factored into this.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Heavyguard on 06 February 2021, 13:23:29
I already told you, that's not a thing. You want to use the TacOps rules for ammo boom, you are required to look at one thing and one thing only: the total standard damage. AE rounds do NOT get their blast damage factored into this.

I might be missing something here to but isnt Copperhead rounds 15/10/5 damage for Long Tom/Sniper/Thumper pieces with a Radius of R(0)?

And going by the Ammo explosion rules in Tac Ops it'd be damaged cause divided by 10 applied to the destroyed unit's target hex and then all unit in adjacent hexes taking 1/2 that damage (rounded down).

(My understanding could be out of date however as I only have an older PDF to reference)
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Weirdo on 06 February 2021, 13:36:17
That sounds about right. Now do the math for the same boom, with machine gun ammo.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Guardian11 on 07 February 2021, 17:47:47
Any idea when the new White Raven/Black Python sculpt from RecGuide 12 is coming? If it needs fan funding to get a quicker release I'm sure myself and others would be more than willing to chip in.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 11 February 2021, 01:22:17
If you need replacement part for the New catapult with the issue on the Arrow IV launcher, please fill out the  IWM support form (https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/support).

Hey, I just got the mini with defect and filled out the form, but I got an error report when I submitted it:

Quote
A sequence has been detected that could mean a hacker attack. Your request cannot be processed.

However, it did send a copy of the form to my email address.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 11 February 2021, 03:05:42
Had that same problem, they did get the flaw report.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Kibutsu on 11 February 2021, 09:44:54
Any plans for an Oni aerospace fighter at some point?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 11 February 2021, 09:53:45
Any news on the Thunderbolt and Commando variant release?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 11 February 2021, 10:29:39
hopefully when we get the q2/q3 release schedule they'll pop up
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 11 February 2021, 14:27:46
After the announcement of the delayed Wave 2 Kickstarter minis, I am also eagerly awaiting the next release for Q2 and Q3 from IWM.  IWM sculpt design and quality has been much better recently!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jimdigris on 19 February 2021, 17:19:44
Any word on new releases, including the Regulator ArrowIV turrets?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 21 February 2021, 21:35:51
Any plans for an Oni aerospace fighter at some point?

At this point no, unless it is Fan Funded.

Any idea when the new White Raven/Black Python sculpt from RecGuide 12 is coming? If it needs fan funding to get a quicker release I'm sure myself and others would be more than willing to chip in.

It is not in process right now. If you are interesting in Fan Funding it PM me and if there is enough interest I will open a thread.

Any news on the Thunderbolt and Commando variant release?

No update, we had a change in who was finishing the conversation of box set mechs and we had some delays. It has been sorted out but starting with Wolverine and variant. The Thunderbolt and Commando will get completed.

hopefully when we get the q2/q3 release schedule they'll pop up

Q2 I hope to get posted soon. Need to finalize the last two models.

Any word on new releases, including the Regulator ArrowIV turrets?

Last 2020 distro release and the Arrow IV Turret will be on webstore by next weekend. I have been behind last few weeks with some things coming up at home and not getting time to build the models for pictures. Also plan to post the Catapult Arrow Sprue.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: truetanker on 21 February 2021, 21:44:07
Is there going to be a Kokou tank model in the works?

Easiest would be reusing the Burke body and a Shreck PPC Turret. But if you want us to repurpose the Burke mini, I can deal with that too.

TT
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Scotty on 21 February 2021, 21:59:05
If your question regarding "will this be a mini" is about a non-'Mech unit, in general, the answer is going to be "not right now, maybe fan funding if enough people say something" based on everything Speck has said in the last couple years.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 21 February 2021, 22:04:17
the only real hope for non-mech units is in the web-exclusive releases. a couple vehicles pop up there so there's a non-zero chance
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: truetanker on 21 February 2021, 22:37:41
Yeah, I know...

I check every week...

It's " fluffed " as an upgrade to the Burke, was just wondering if they might just might make a new turret variant, or swap one form the Schrek.

That's all...

Either way, Speck's one of the greats, quiaff?  :thumbsup:

TT
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 21 February 2021, 22:48:12
oh right... unfortunately if it used the Burke art in the TRO. without new art the odds of getting a new mini are probably basically nil
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 21 February 2021, 22:51:21
 . . . they hey-day of vehicles, if it ever was, has passed.  It has clearly been announced as TPTB as having passed.  It has been recently told to you I know in the RecGuide discussions . . .

HOWEVER . . . making suggestions like you did for the Kokou has merit IMO.  Okay, it is a Burke body . . . never seen one, but we have several triple gun turrets.  I do not have them all, nor do I have the ability to look at the ones I have so . . . just how hard would it be to mate a Burke body to a Schrek/Alacorn/DI Morgan/anything else?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 21 February 2021, 22:56:18
Not very, if the turrets are all reasonably scaled to each other.

. . . they hey-day of vehicles, if it ever was, has passed.  It has clearly been announced as TPTB as having passed.  It has been recently told to you I know in the RecGuide discussions . . .

HOWEVER . . . making suggestions like you did for the Kokou has merit IMO.  Okay, it is a Burke body . . . never seen one, but we have several triple gun turrets.  I do not have them all, nor do I have the ability to look at the ones I have so . . . just how hard would it be to mate a Burke body to a Schrek/Alacorn/DI Morgan/anything else?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: CranstonSnord on 22 February 2021, 01:23:37
Here's a Burke with turret, next to a Schrek turret, Pike, Alacorn, and DI Morgan. The Pike will probably look the least bad.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 22 February 2021, 01:42:44
Yup, seems like the Pike turret would work best, I just do not know how the nob/dip for the connection is at this time.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 22 February 2021, 07:33:07
You would file it off and pin most likely
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Cache on 22 February 2021, 08:17:15
The Burke has the only rectangular PPC housings that I can think of off-hand. Why would the Kokou not have rectangular laser housings?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 22 February 2021, 11:22:08
Okay, sounds like Wolverine is the next IWM "classic" release?  Cool.  Then the plan is to finish the box set mechs, which would mean Awesome/Battlemaster are coming up.  I would assume we would get the AWS-9Q arm as a variant.  That's nice.  Then its off to the rest of the "classic" designs.  I would guess the Archer and Warhammer would be good candidates for early scuplts.  The ARC-4W variant would be great.  But that's got to be years down the road.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 22 February 2021, 11:39:31
The only mod I see needed to turn a Burke into a Kokou is getting 15 holes into the 10 launcher.

The Burke has the only rectangular PPC housings that I can think of off-hand. Why would the Kokou not have rectangular laser housings?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 22 February 2021, 12:57:25
The Burke has the only rectangular PPC housings that I can think of off-hand. Why would the Kokou not have rectangular laser housings?

Why not?  A lot of the art in TROGC was stand in art . . . so if you wanted something visually close but still distinct, changing the weapon mount look b/c the weapons are different works.  As far as the missiles . . . what about the new parts 15 missile plate?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 22 February 2021, 13:01:20
Okay, sounds like Wolverine is the next IWM "classic" release?  Cool.  Then the plan is to finish the box set mechs, which would mean Awesome/Battlemaster are coming up.  I would assume we would get the AWS-9Q arm as a variant.  That's nice.  Then its off to the rest of the "classic" designs.  I would guess the Archer and Warhammer would be good candidates for early scuplts.  The ARC-4W variant would be great.  But that's got to be years down the road.

This might be a stretch . . . I would expect them to continue the GoAC box but expect the CI box and first two Clan star mechs to start sprinkling into that wave since the plastics have now hit retail.  I mean we might honestly see a Marauder or Warhammer before a Awesome.

How do you figure the Wolverine is next?  Q2 & Q3 post is not up yet as far as I can find.  I mean Q1 had no GoAC or KS mechs included- a TROGC and 2 RecGuide designs.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 22 February 2021, 13:05:26
No update, we had a change in who was finishing the conversation of box set mechs and we had some delays. It has been sorted out but starting with Wolverine and variant. The Thunderbolt and Commando will get completed.

Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 22 February 2021, 13:27:40
Lol, my apologies, I went right to the IWM site and then re-checked speck's statement about Q2 & Q3 announcements.  Missed that it was the line right above it.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: GRUD on 22 February 2021, 13:51:39
This might be a stretch . . . I would expect them to continue the GoAC box but expect the CI box and first two Clan star mechs to start sprinkling into that wave since the plastics have now hit retail.  I mean we might honestly see a Marauder or Warhammer before a Awesome.
As long as we've had the new Battlemaster, I'm not sure what the Hold up has been seeing it in metal.   :(


As for the MAD and WHM in Metal, I've been Hoping for a couple of years now that we'll see a Classic "Assault Lance Boxed Set" at Gen Con.  The old RP Box had 1 each Battlemaster and Marauder, and 2 Warhammers!   :excited:
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 22 February 2021, 14:09:57
Because IWM releases recently at best 3 new minis a quarter, last year's releases got FUBAR'd, and they are still dropping 3145, Primitives, and now TROGC & 'current' timeline RecGuide minis.  I mean Q1 was 1 GoldCent and 2 RecGuides.  I would not be surprised with Q2 being Wolverine(IS GoAC/KS), KS mech- prob Clan, and RecGuide mech with that pattern being repeated the rest of the year.

Is GenCon even going to happen?  I know my state's gaming con I attend has already canceled though that was b/c the city's insanity rather than national issues.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 22 February 2021, 14:41:29
they permanently dropped from four retail quarterly releases to three starting Q1 of 2018.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 22 February 2021, 14:42:53
Lol, my apologies, I went right to the IWM site and then re-checked speck's statement about Q2 & Q3 announcements.  Missed that it was the line right above it.

No worries. 

We are all just extrapolating off of what details we can squeeze out of Speck anyways... 

I'd just like to take this moment to point out how cool it is that IWM can still provide us with a new miniature that was designed/made in the 1980s... along with brand new miniatures that were designed mere months ago.  Keep being awesome, IWM!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: truetanker on 22 February 2021, 17:41:21
Real reason I asked was why a new mini might be in order, I'd rather support my official miniature maker by buying it from them.

If they, and CGL, do come up with the official mini looks, I'll be buying it.

But, again if, IWM wants to, with CGL's blessing, reuse previous sculpts, who am I to not buy?

Or something like that... different turrets on different vehicles that use them.

( In the past, I've re-used turrets to give something weird, Like a Behemoth's turret on a Demolisher tank. )

TT
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Weirdo on 22 February 2021, 19:00:37
Don't forget, for a mini to be made, art of that unit MUST exist. Since the only art we have is Burke art, all we'd get is another Burke mini, not a Kokou.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 22 February 2021, 19:18:19
Where did the art for the vixen 6 come from?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 22 February 2021, 19:44:49
Don't forget, for a mini to be made, art of that unit MUST exist. Since the only art we have is Burke art, all we'd get is another Burke mini, not a Kokou.

Eh Shadow Cat III . . .

If CGL and IWM released a Burke body w/ different turret and called it a Kokou . . . it would be a Kokou.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: truetanker on 22 February 2021, 19:49:29
But it is also very easy to call it a Burke Clan upgrade. But since it's not a Burke-C...

I'll wait for an official response.

Gonna go for the Pike turret to proxy for the Kokou's version in the mean time.

TT
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 22 February 2021, 19:50:59
Toss in $500 and I’m sure they will eventually make room in the schedule
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 22 February 2021, 19:58:34
Where did the art for the vixen 6 come from?

Mechwarriorclix.  Same with the Shadow Cat III.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 22 February 2021, 20:00:08
I knew the shadow cat was MWDA. Had not seen the vixen before
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: cavingjan on 22 February 2021, 20:07:50
I worked up the stats for jymset based upon the clip mini and the desire to have talons which were requested by Brent.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: GRUD on 24 February 2021, 19:30:08
Is GenCon even going to happen?
No word yet. They're still waiting for "Things to Stabilize", or something like that.  (I mean Gen Con LLC is still waiting.)

I Normally would've already had my Hotel reservations made in Late DEC/Early JAN.  Haven't done that yet.   :-\
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 24 February 2021, 19:37:45
I wouldn't anticipate it happening this year.

Things are going to be heavily in flux past the normal window of when they set things up for the con.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 27 February 2021, 13:08:03
Any chances of warships getting done anytime soon?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 06 March 2021, 11:16:32
Speck, is it possible to have a right arm version of the Gladiator / Executioner D arm?  (OP-031)  created? 

Its a bit of work to remove the heavy laser from the H version if I want to kitbash the Gargoyle D for example.

Or even a paired set of arms with manipulators for the corresponding weight classes (light, medium, heavy, assault) that the option parts can be mounted on.  (More of a wish)
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Death_from_above on 11 March 2021, 08:11:12

Hi Speck,

Will the upcoming Commando & Thunderbolt variants have separate SKU / packaging
or will IWM sell a single blister allowing for all variants to be built (as with the Locust) ?


Regards,

Death From Above
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 11 March 2021, 10:37:13
have the q1 mechs found their way into the wild?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Dragon41673 on 11 March 2021, 10:57:02
have the q1 mechs found their way into the wild?

Not yet
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 11 March 2021, 11:26:18
I just checked my local store yesterday, they said that the distributor doesn't have them listed yet.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Wrangler on 11 March 2021, 15:35:30
Lot of distributors are like that now. There were like handful when i was actively playing in stores couple years ago. Alliance barely carried anything, never mind current releases.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 11 March 2021, 15:43:09
Not yet

I asked primarily because you don’t have them yet
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Dragon41673 on 11 March 2021, 16:33:19
I asked primarily because you don’t have them yet

LOL...thanks. I've been asking every so often. Hopefully soon though.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 11 March 2021, 16:34:47
Lot of distributors are like that now. There were like handful when i was actively playing in stores couple years ago. Alliance barely carried anything, never mind current releases.

My local store has been able to get IWM though their distributor for about a year and a half now and usually has been able to pre-order Battletech minis a couple of weeks to a month in advance most of the time.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 14 March 2021, 20:12:07
Speck, is it possible to have a right arm version of the Gladiator / Executioner D arm?  (OP-031)  created? 

Its a bit of work to remove the heavy laser from the H version if I want to kitbash the Gargoyle D for example.

Or even a paired set of arms with manipulators for the corresponding weight classes (light, medium, heavy, assault) that the option parts can be mounted on.  (More of a wish)

Anything is possible, I can add it to the list. The officially modification to the H arm could be done, but some Fan Funding fund might be need to help cover the molding costs.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 14 March 2021, 20:14:28
have the q1 mechs found their way into the wild?

Two of the three had some delays. We are getting closer.

Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 14 March 2021, 20:28:36
it's all good. just making sure i didn't miss anything
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 14 March 2021, 20:49:12
I received some interest in my PM for the White Raven (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/fan-financing-2-0/fan-funding-2021-white-raven-standard/), so I created the Fan Funding thread for it.

Sorry for my seeming longer delay in replying to posts here. I am going to work better at this going forward, if you need a quicker response fill out the Support form on IWM website which comes to me. My free time for somethings has been a bit less then normal the last year, part of that was working on getting the new online store launched and continual improvements on it. The other big thing has been the baby boy (our first) who just had his first birthday last Friday. He will enjoy the UrbanMech plushie when it arrives, lol.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Dragon41673 on 14 March 2021, 21:13:40
The other big thing has been the baby boy (our first) who just had his first birthday last Friday. He will enjoy the UrbanMech plushie when it arrives, lol.

Happy B-Day to the little one! Won't be too much longer till he is walking around and out of diapers...

Trust me, as a Dad of a 25yr old girl, 7yr old boy, and twin soon to be 5yr old boys...it's DEFINITELY a celebration day when the end of the diapers happens! lol
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 14 March 2021, 22:16:38
Real food was nice too . . .

 . . . my kid has been so easy, I am afraid we would end up being 1st time parents on the 2nd kid.  I mean, I tell me Catholic boss that when he was 1-3 he would sit quietly in his bed in the mornings on the weekend so we got to sleep in.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Andrew_Cluetain on 16 March 2021, 17:36:52
I received some interest in my PM for the White Raven (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/fan-financing-2-0/fan-funding-2021-white-raven-standard/), so I created the Fan Funding thread for it.

As the "Pilot" of this mech, I feel obligate to throw money at it (I want to as well); But at the moment the thread is locked, looking forward to when this is GO!
(Edited for partial miss quote and: )  Shut up and Take my money!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 29 March 2021, 20:51:33
The first quarter of the year is almost over, do we have any news about what is ahead for second quarter?  Thanks!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 29 March 2021, 21:37:07
Maybe they'll get the first quarter releases out.  :)
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 31 March 2021, 19:30:28
Maybe they'll get the first quarter releases out.  :)

There were delays with two of the mechs. They are in process now so that they can be released. I will get the 2nd quarter mechs posted soon. I also have some items to get up on IWM online store.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 31 March 2021, 19:40:30
Yeah, I saw that you mentioned it.  I'm just teasing, it's been a rough year for lots of businesses- I'm impressed by your ability to produce any new figs at all, really.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 31 March 2021, 20:17:01
Important Product Announcement (https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/10-factory-news/126-important-product-announcement)
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 31 March 2021, 20:34:04
Important Product Announcement (https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/10-factory-news/126-important-product-announcement)

i'm no market expert but... i think i identified the problem

(http://puu.sh/HulnS/7478404937.png)
(http://puu.sh/Hulp1/f5c1013fec.png)

both commodities spiked significantly c2005-08 and never came back down. now they're spiking again
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 31 March 2021, 20:38:36
i'm no market expert but... i think i identified the problem

both commodities spiked significantly c2005-08 and never came back down. now they're spiking again

Material cost is part of it, but other expense have gone up as well over the years.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 31 March 2021, 20:40:54
nothing surprising there

i had moved away from minneapolis for about six years and was shocked to find my hair guy hadn't raised his rates since 2012.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 31 March 2021, 21:53:57
Important Product Announcement (https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/10-factory-news/126-important-product-announcement)

Hmm, should I use my store credit now before the price increases or should I hang onto it and wait for new stuff?

Decisions, decisions...
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Wrangler on 01 April 2021, 06:49:01
I guess lead may become popular again.  I don't see anyway for Ironwinds get around it without big costs unless they bough huge backstock before the spike.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: qc mech3 on 01 April 2021, 08:17:25
Lead is too dangerous for your health. It will never come back for this type of use.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jwt708 on 01 April 2021, 09:19:44
That's a bummer about price increases. My business remains unchanged, I am very eased with the products and support. Looking forward to new sculpts!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: abou on 01 April 2021, 12:38:53
It only feels noticeable because it is all at once. I remember when a mini was something like $7. Throw in costs such labor, insurance, electricity, rent/taxes, material costs may be minimal.

It may be a good idea for IWM to include annual or twice yearly price increases of a few percentage points. A 1% price increase twice a year would probably go unnoticed by most customers.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Cache on 01 April 2021, 16:35:36
I remember when a mini was something like $7.

*Puts on old geezer hat* 

Ahem...

 ;)
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: FenderSaxbey on 01 April 2021, 16:39:10
*Puts on old geezer hat* 

Ahem...

 ;)

Nice. Those were good times. Still were expensive for me at the time as a highschooler with no job, but nice nonetheless.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Cache on 01 April 2021, 16:41:27
Nice. Those were good times. Still were expensive for me at the time as a highschooler with no job, but nice nonetheless.
Plus, you could chew on them and get brain damage.

But yeah, since then my budget has increased significantly more than the price of miniatures.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 01 April 2021, 16:42:21
I remember those days.   Still have a few in my collection from then.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: worktroll on 01 April 2021, 16:44:36
Plus, you could chew on them and get brain damage.

But yeah, since then my budget has increased significantly more than the price of miniatures.

And so have the expenditures, I bet.

Which is one good thing about approaching retirement. No more big expenses, Ghu forfend, and enough for a nice little hobby budget.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 01 April 2021, 20:15:24
Hmm, should I use my store credit now before the price increases or should I hang onto it and wait for new stuff?

Decisions, decisions...

I am finally going to get the last release on IWM webstore this weekend. I meant to get it up a few weeks ago except other things got in the way.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: truetanker on 01 April 2021, 21:19:07
They should make the Leviathan Prime mini with Gold Leaf wrap, that way Speck and the gang can retire for the season...

And pass on the mini's price as is, paint it at your own risk!

TT
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 01 April 2021, 21:28:28
I am finally going to get the last release on IWM webstore this weekend. I meant to get it up a few weeks ago except other things got in the way.

What's that going to be?  Stuff from Q4 last year?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 02 April 2021, 06:32:03
They should make the Leviathan Prime mini with Gold Leaf wrap, that way Speck and the gang can retire for the season...

And pass on the mini's price as is, paint it at your own risk!

TT

Make a good Limited Edition!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 02 April 2021, 12:41:35
What's that going to be?  Stuff from Q4 last year?

Yes, the long lost release I have finally made time to get assembled and pictures done.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 02 April 2021, 13:00:59
I'm hitting refresh every 5 minutes, why isn't anything new showing up?  ;D
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 02 April 2021, 20:23:14
I'm hitting refresh every 5 minutes, why isn't anything new showing up?  ;D

I have added the Raptor II 5X, Catapult C3, and Dasher II (Standard) / 2 to the New Release folder.

I need to get some info from Mike so I can add the Catapult Arrow Sprue and Dasher arm parts to Scrapyard.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jimdigris on 03 April 2021, 05:29:34
What about the Regulator Arrow IV turrets?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 03 April 2021, 07:08:37
What about the Regulator Arrow IV turrets?

That will go up same time as the other parts.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: truetanker on 03 April 2021, 12:30:33
Are you still selling the Mech scale Infantry in Bulk?

Currently, I see Kurita and Davion in " Squads " of three ( 3 ). < BT-370 and BT-731 > It use to be available in a blue package, under the old Ral Partha.

As it is... I do like the Marian Trooper. But @ .65 cents each... :yikes:

TT
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jimdigris on 03 April 2021, 12:32:22
That will go up same time as the other parts.
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 03 April 2021, 12:47:52
Mmmm a new lance of regulators is in my future
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 03 April 2021, 19:42:14
Are you still selling the Mech scale Infantry in Bulk?

Currently, I see Kurita and Davion in " Squads " of three ( 3 ). < BT-370 and BT-731 > It use to be available in a blue package, under the old Ral Partha.

As it is... I do like the Marian Trooper. But @ .65 cents each... :yikes:

TT

The infantry are sold as singles now.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: truetanker on 03 April 2021, 20:11:59
Do you have any Pilot pieces in Mech Scale?

Or could a single Trooper be made into one?

Looking to use them mostly for ASF and Mech scale raids, where moving from Barracks to " Ready " Line a few hexes away. ( Mostly twilight attacks. )

I don't want to use N or Z Scale ' campy ' train peoples...

TT
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 04 April 2021, 06:45:15
Do you have any Pilot pieces in Mech Scale?

Or could a single Trooper be made into one?

Looking to use them mostly for ASF and Mech scale raids, where moving from Barracks to " Ready " Line a few hexes away. ( Mostly twilight attacks. )

I don't want to use N or Z Scale ' campy ' train peoples...

TT

There were not any pilots done in the small scale. I have played in games where the Davion / Kurita infantry where used but cut off as singles for something similar to what you want to do.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 04 April 2021, 15:59:09
Or you could get a MWDA infantry man, paint it flesh tones . . . . except for that little bit of red at the hips for the thong.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Death_from_above on 05 April 2021, 06:16:50
FYI, Steelwarriorstudios has got some pilots and techs in 6mm scale :

https://steelwarriorstudios.com/products/mech-pilots

https://steelwarriorstudios.com/products/tech-personnel-set

No experience with them myself, so I can't vouch for the crispness/level of detail...


Regards,

Death From Above
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Andrew_Cluetain on 06 April 2021, 09:10:29
Hey Speck, the White Raven is saying it can't be fan funded,  are you able to say why?  I was looking to throw money at it.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 06 April 2021, 12:26:30
Hey Speck, the White Raven is saying it can't be fan funded,  are you able to say why?  I was looking to throw money at it.

Not right now, waiting to hear back with some more info. I am pretty sure we will not be able to proceed with it. When I have more info I will share it.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 06 April 2021, 14:27:03
That sounds ominous.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: truetanker on 06 April 2021, 14:45:16
I would be happy to " stimulus " this.

Mech scale Pilot, one sprinting with a " Helmet, flight suit with webbing, micro pack on back "  to denote ejection and/or Parachutist Infantry <-> Mechwarrior.

See in most of my games, we assume that each Infantry unit is either hex'd ( squad ) or on a single surface ( alone ).

And when one unit is damaged, we lie it down prone, just like mechs. If there is a Medic present, it gets revived to move, but not shoot, otherwise it is out of the game. ( This means, yes the Medic is treating and both can't shoot, only move. ) If the unit ( Squad base ) is down a large margin ( Morale check gone bad ), the whole group scatters ie: single pieces ( Routed ).

How much would a single Pilot ' strip " cost? ( Both to add complexity to Tabletop, and fluidity to the game. ) I mean, how many times have you've don a rescue for an important MW that ejected safely, but had no ' official ' representing piece?

@ DFA ~

I'd rather keep Speck employed a bit longer, he's still gotta make the iLClan's throne " pop ", ya know!  xp

TT
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Empyrus on 06 April 2021, 15:23:33
That sounds ominous.
I'd assume it gets done plastic first perhaps, or that this option is explored first at least. That Evans and Pardoe company probably.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: FenderSaxbey on 06 April 2021, 15:32:19
I'd assume it gets done plastic first perhaps, or that this option is explored first at least. That Evans and Pardoe company probably.

That or the inevitable ilClan Kickstarter (my bet is end of this year/early next year).
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 06 April 2021, 16:57:10
I'd assume it gets done plastic first perhaps, or that this option is explored first at least. That Evans and Pardoe company probably.

Dominator is already out in metal, so not sure that is a reason.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 06 April 2021, 19:48:24
That or the inevitable ilClan Kickstarter (my bet is end of this year/early next year).

It was mentioned that it could be on list for future KS. I did not realize initially it was also a new art for the black Python.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Geont on 07 April 2021, 00:29:34
That or the inevitable ilClan Kickstarter (my bet is end of this year/early next year).

Given that Leviathan Kickstarter didn't even start there won't be BT Kickstarter for quite a few years.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: FenderSaxbey on 07 April 2021, 02:37:41
Given that Leviathan Kickstarter didn't even start there won't be BT Kickstarter for quite a few years.

Oh yeah, I had forgotten that one was coming up at some point. Still, I wouldn't be surprised at another, smaller Battletech Kickstarter in the next 18 months.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 07 April 2021, 09:30:26
Oh yeah, I had forgotten that one was coming up at some point. Still, I wouldn't be surprised at another, smaller Battletech Kickstarter in the next 18 months.

I would . . . expect them to go Leviathans next year if they do not this year- like BT & Shadowrun timed for Cons.  After Leviathans . . . I would expect them to return to Shadowrun, giving them 4 years? since the last KS.  Which means IF Leviathans goes off this year, I would expect another BT KS possibly in '23 though '24 is more likely.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: FenderSaxbey on 07 April 2021, 10:06:33
I would . . . expect them to go Leviathans next year if they do not this year- like BT & Shadowrun timed for Cons.  After Leviathans . . . I would expect them to return to Shadowrun, giving them 4 years? since the last KS.  Which means IF Leviathans goes off this year, I would expect another BT KS possibly in '23 though '24 is more likely.

Fair, but there's something to be said for striking while the iron is hot. While I would certainly appreciate more Leviathans stuff (maybe a smaller box this time? please?), I can't see them waiting more than 18 months or so before tapping into that renewed Battletech magic. In any case, I think it would be foolish to not capitalize on the reception of the new sculpts. Maybe that's not Kickstarter, though, but it did prove effective.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 07 April 2021, 10:19:59
No other period or set of releases is going to have the same draw as Clan Invasion- especially since the 'picked' lances went to old IS designs.  The topic has been discussed quite a bite, so no reason to clutter up a IWM release topic.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Tyrant on 07 April 2021, 17:01:22
No other period or set of releases is going to have the same draw as Clan Invasion- especially since the 'picked' lances went to old IS designs.  The topic has been discussed quite a bite, so no reason to clutter up a IWM release topic.
Here's (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/general-discussion/kickstarter-what-if/) a recent thread for the next kickstarter if folks want to continue that conversation.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 07 April 2021, 20:55:50
Important Product Announcement (https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/10-factory-news/126-important-product-announcement)

This as been completed.

Also in the New release folder are the Warhammer and Mad Cat Museum Scale Mechs that were part of the Kickstarter.

BT-437B Regulator Arrow IV Turret is also available.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 07 April 2021, 21:23:37
Any news on the Thunderbolt and Commando variants yet?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 07 April 2021, 21:45:09
Any news on the Thunderbolt and Commando variants yet?

No, they are still on the list but the Wolverine is next up.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: GRUD on 07 April 2021, 23:16:13
Any news on the Thunderbolt and Commando variants yet?
No, they are still on the list but the Wolverine is next up.

Awww.   :'(   

My Horde of 67+ T-Bolts is saddened at this news, and eagerly await a Lance of their new brother.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: GRUD on 07 April 2021, 23:17:56
Hey Speck, the White Raven is saying it can't be fan funded,  are you able to say why?  I was looking to throw money at it.

I wonder if they're already planning on making it?   ???  Granted, they'd Usually tell Speck if that was the case, but who knows?   :-\
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 08 April 2021, 01:24:49
Was the Viper/Black Python a Kickstarter mech?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 08 April 2021, 01:32:42
Was the Viper/Black Python a Kickstarter mech?

No
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 08 April 2021, 06:57:40
Early returns seem to indicate they’re going to clean up at least some of the 3055 unseen. The Galahad was Scroggafied on his patreon as well so it seems probable with thirteen volumes to go that we’ve got a good chance at seeing the kraken and the IIc club. Maybe they’ll get totally wild and throw in the comstar trio
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Weirdo on 08 April 2021, 07:02:11
While I don't doubt for one second that we'll see that trio eventually, I STRONGLY suspect we won't see them in any publication until after the Recognition Guides series is done. Do you really see anyone resurrecting those mechs post-Jihad?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 08 April 2021, 07:21:05
There probably isn’t an in-universe explanation for reviving what just happen to coincidentally be the exact twenty-two classic unseen, but we’re definitely headed in that direction. Once the fortress walls up I can easily see the republic going to Skobel and Krupp to see if they have any options for expanding their lines

Ultimately this is really about crossing nostalgia with sweet new minis and art. so yeah I definitely think it’s plausible. Hopefully we’ll get a decent number in metal

Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Death_from_above on 08 April 2021, 07:21:59
So far, the following non-KS Mechs have been shown on Anthony's Patreon :

concept sketch :
Ostsol
Ostroc
Black Python (already in Rec Guide)

concept sketch + 3D render :
Annihilator
Glass Spider

Anthony also mentioned that several IICs are being worked upon (my guess is at least the Jenner...)

IIRC, both the Scorpion and Goliath quads were mentioned by the powers that be as being on the list for a facelift/redesign.

Apart from that, who knows. Personally I hope they'll include a couple of IS "Classics" (Vindicator, Cicada, etc.)



Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Scotty on 08 April 2021, 14:23:42
There probably isn’t an in-universe explanation for reviving what just happen to coincidentally be the exact twenty-two classic unseen, but we’re definitely headed in that direction.

You're correct, but only in the sense that this isn't what's happening in-universe because the Classics/Unseen never actually left production and as a result there's no revival taking place.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 10 April 2021, 22:15:09
I have added the Catapult Arms and Dasher Arms & Weapon Sprue to the New Release folder on the online store.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: JPArbiter on 23 April 2021, 15:24:35
so not really a request for fan financing as it is "Future Proofing" a miniature.

when IWM get's  around to the Lightning, would it be possible to configure the mini so you can choose whether to make it, or the THN-2L Thunder.  this way we get a de facto resculpt of a mini as well as a new mech
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 08 May 2021, 20:24:16
Any update on the Hierofalcon?

What are the chances of seeing the Ion Sparrow get a mini?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 08 May 2021, 21:25:36
Good . . . sometime in the next 20 years.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 08 May 2021, 21:41:45
Any update on the Hierofalcon?

I checked Ares Games yesterday and they still had no updates about the Q1 minis.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Dragon41673 on 08 May 2021, 22:47:37
Any update on the Hierofalcon?

What are the chances of seeing the Ion Sparrow get a mini?

Got confirmation from Mike just the other day...

Should be in the next 2-3 weeks.

EDIT - Should clarify, the Hierofalcon is coming soon, no ETA on Iron Sparrow.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 09 May 2021, 00:17:04
(https://media1.giphy.com/media/l46CDHTqbmnGZyxKo/200.gif)
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 09 May 2021, 22:01:16
Any update on the Hierofalcon?

What are the chances of seeing the Ion Sparrow get a mini?

Should be release here soon. I have samples of the Prime config and variant parts, will be building them tomorrow.

As for the Ion Sparrow, at some point yes it will be done.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jimdigris on 10 May 2021, 15:17:45
Any word on the Buffalo and Warcrow?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 10 May 2021, 19:56:22
Any word on the Buffalo and Warcrow?

War crow is part of next distro release. Buffalo will be available see as well.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: CSO Wondergecko on 13 May 2021, 21:29:11
I think I can help, Speck! Here's a preview of a painted, 3D-printed prototype of the Hierofalcon. The Sparrow is mostly modeled, btw.
(https://i.ibb.co/BnzxdG1/3-IMG-20200515-115359.jpg) (https://ibb.co/0sDS8Kw)
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Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 13 May 2021, 21:55:17
Wow. That looks really good, and nicely in scale as well.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: GRUD on 13 May 2021, 22:40:25
Looks like a Mom holding her Daughter's hand on their way to school!   ;D


While I don't care for CJF "Totem" 'Mechs, I LOVE the paintjob on these two!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: vaderi on 13 May 2021, 23:30:40
I think I can help, Speck! Here's a preview of a painted, 3D-printed prototype of the Hierofalcon. The Sparrow is mostly modeled, btw.
(https://i.ibb.co/BnzxdG1/3-IMG-20200515-115359.jpg) (https://ibb.co/0sDS8Kw)
duplicate email finder (https://dedupelist.com/)

Love the paint scheme on the Butcherbird :D and the other one.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: worktroll on 14 May 2021, 00:34:00
Epsilon Galaxy for the win!  :thumbsup:

Where's the Raider at, if we may ask?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Wrangler on 17 May 2021, 13:21:05
I don't remember. I know the original Gyrfalcon mini was over sized but I don't remember big Falcon Assault in the picture had same issue. Suck towers over the Sparrow.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Crackerb0x on 17 May 2021, 13:30:13
Since reading comprehension seems to be on the back burner, I wanted to emphasize that that's not an Ion Sparrow. Pictured is a prototype Hierofalcon next to an older Shrike model. Which, look fantastic, btw, Wondergecko.

I'm excited to pick one or two up next opportunity along with a nice War Crow.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 17 May 2021, 21:47:57
The Hierofalcon and Shrike look glorious. 
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MarauderD on 18 May 2021, 11:17:42
The Hierofalcon and Shrike look glorious.

Okay but to be fair the painting is absurdly good too.  I do like that Hierofalcon model quite a bit.....
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 03 June 2021, 09:31:01
So I ordered two Hierofalcon minis today  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Dragon41673 on 03 June 2021, 09:33:11
So I ordered two Hierofalcon minis today  :thumbsup:

 :))
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jimdigris on 03 June 2021, 16:04:38
That and the Warcrow are already sold out. >:(
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 03 June 2021, 16:04:49
So I ordered two Hierofalcon minis today  :thumbsup:

From where?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 03 June 2021, 16:10:32
That and the Warcrow are already sold out. >:(

glad my daughter woke me up early this morning. i ordered from my phone before 8am cst

From where?

:))
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Dragon41673 on 03 June 2021, 16:14:16
Yeah...if I could just answer without being banned for "advertising" because more are on the way.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Kles on 03 June 2021, 23:40:13
I was glad I happened to be checking my phone when I did this morning to nab the two War Crows I was wanting to start a Snow Raven force.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Dragon41673 on 04 June 2021, 05:34:20
I was glad I happened to be checking my phone when I did this morning to nab the two War Crows I was wanting to start a Snow Raven force.

It's a great start! Thank you very much sir!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 04 June 2021, 06:42:57
From where?

Read the signature banners from someone that has posted in this thread recently!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 04 June 2021, 06:44:05
I was glad I happened to be checking my phone when I did this morning to nab the two War Crows I was wanting to start a Snow Raven force.

I sat down for break and it was in my Facebook feed. Then it was hitting buttons as fast as I could to make sure I got two before they sold out. Mission accomplished!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Dragon41673 on 04 June 2021, 07:26:34
I sat down for break and it was in my Facebook feed. Then it was hitting buttons as fast as I could to make sure I got two before they sold out. Mission accomplished!

Thank you sir!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 04 June 2021, 16:10:58
Speck, can the Prime arms for the Omnimechs be added to the scrapyard? 
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 04 June 2021, 22:58:39
Just a quick update, I have added the Buffalo and Typhoon mini for sale on IWM web store. They are in the New Release category (https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/categories/cat-battletech/cat-bt-nr). I will also have images for the new distro release up tomorrow, well have the main variant.

Speck, can the Prime arms for the Omnimechs be added to the scrapyard? 

I have slowly added some when they come up. Can add them to the list.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: truetanker on 05 June 2021, 16:45:58
Anyone know if the Toad Points are available in plastic yet? Just the Points only, don't want the whole box.

Thanks
TT
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Cache on 05 June 2021, 18:37:27
Anyone know if the Toad Points are available in plastic yet? Just the Points only, don't want the whole box.
Do you mean metal? Because this isn't the thread (or forum) for plastics.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 05 June 2021, 19:54:52
Do you mean metal? Because this isn't the thread (or forum) for plastics.

metal yes

https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/product-listing/product/battletech-bt-160/category_pathway-2

plastic will probably only ever be sold in sets of five or the two you get in the clan box, at least for the foreseeable future. i had to go to the ebay to find a 5th point to accompany what came with my two boxes. metal will probably cost you less
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: klarg1 on 05 June 2021, 20:52:41
metal yes

https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/product-listing/product/battletech-bt-160/category_pathway-2

plastic will probably only ever be sold in sets of five or the two you get in the clan box, at least for the foreseeable future. i had to go to the ebay to find a 5th point to accompany what came with my two boxes. metal will probably cost you less

That’s an older sculpt isn’t it? Perfectly good, but not based on the Kickstarter art.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Dragon41673 on 06 June 2021, 11:41:51
@Speck...

Any word on the Q2 releases? Didn't want to bug Mike with that.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jimdigris on 06 June 2021, 12:29:40
Why was this thread moved?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 06 June 2021, 12:41:47
Doesn't make sense.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Bedwyr on 06 June 2021, 16:41:56
Sorry y'all, just a mistake. It's fixed now.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 06 June 2021, 19:42:28
@Speck...

Any word on the Q2 releases? Didn't want to bug Mike with that.

They are coming along, in various stages. I will be having an email out to him about them tonight.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Dragon41673 on 06 June 2021, 20:54:17
They are coming along, in various stages. I will be having an email out to him about them tonight.

Awesome...I know he's very busy at the moment, thank you!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 07 June 2021, 16:20:33
Q1 releases came today. Pretty standard assembly. Minsk was the most complex and that wasn't anywhere near difficult compared to some of the 3145 stuff
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 07 June 2021, 16:46:06
Did the Q1 non-mech stuff Release as well?

I see they are on the new releases page on IWM. I just wasn’t looking for them the other day I guess.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 13 June 2021, 17:33:10
The Hierofalcons are amazing! When are we going to see the Ion Sparrow?  >:D
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 13 June 2021, 18:03:30
I have the Q1 mechs ordered from my local store, but the store owner says he still can't get the distributor to tell him when to expect them.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Joewrightgm on 14 June 2021, 09:31:34
Noticed the Hierofalcon is not on the website
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 14 June 2021, 09:34:23
None of the Q1 mechs are yet.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 14 June 2021, 09:34:45
 It'll be there in a few months to let retailers get thier sales in first.

Noticed the Hierofalcon is not on the website
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 21 June 2021, 12:27:47
Is this still the thread for finding list of upcoming IWM minis? I didn't see anything for Q2 or Q3 yet and there's nothing on the IWM website either. Thanks!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 21 June 2021, 13:29:18
IWM's release schedule has really been slow since The Thing last year.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 21 June 2021, 19:11:53
IWM's release schedule has really been slow since The Thing last year.

Yeah, it has been slow in posting the schedule. A lot of that has been adjustment due to delays in different areas.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 21 June 2021, 19:51:24
Yeah, it has been slow in posting the schedule. A lot of that has been adjustment due to delays in different areas.

I think we all figured the schedule would have issues this year.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: KuzeFanAcct on 23 June 2021, 04:38:04
Is there anywhere that has a list of minis that will be usable for the IlClan era yet? My campaign group is doing a 100-year timeskip from 3050 to 3151, so I figured that'd be useful.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: worktroll on 23 June 2021, 04:50:57
Short form, no. The Master Unit List covers era availability (for all chasses) up to the Dark Age, and that would be good enough for early IlClan; you'd have to work out which ones had minis & which don't.

Similarly, the Recognition Guides do provide examples of units active in the IlClan era which are KS minis, but no collated lists - yet.

The MUL is a magnificent resource, managed by volunteers, so we appreciate their work and wait as patiently as we can ;)
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: KuzeFanAcct on 23 June 2021, 06:07:30
To be fair, I was just wondering what new metal minis I should be buying that I can play for the upcoming IlClan era, after the past 3 years of buying 100+ different Battletech minis.

My bad for trying to jump ahead of the horde.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Empyrus on 23 June 2021, 06:18:16
As a general rule: Everything is usable.
Overall, not many BattleMechs have gone completely extinct, and i find it unlikely you'll have many of those.
Now, not all 'Mechs might not have advanced variants upgraded to Dark Age standards, but you probably don't need to be running around in introtech variants though.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 23 June 2021, 08:25:32
To be fair, I was just wondering what new metal minis I should be buying that I can play for the upcoming IlClan era, after the past 3 years of buying 100+ different Battletech minis.

My bad for trying to jump ahead of the horde.

Worktroll has the right of it. Seeing what is there for DA availability is the best option. We have barely started work on post-3151 so it’s not worth waiting for if you want to buy now
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 23 June 2021, 09:21:08
Is there anywhere that has a list of minis that will be usable for the IlClan era yet? My campaign group is doing a 100-year timeskip from 3050 to 3151, so I figured that'd be useful.

I think the 'easiest' answer is to use the table of contents from TRO3145/50 and the released RecGuides (which Sartis has a list of somewhere) then see what is on IWM or coming in Wave 2 plastic.

Actually, KS Plastic is the simplest answer . . . everything made for the KS seems to be getting at least 1 new variant.  My above answer is the next easiest and would offer 'new' designs to go with the recurring chassis.  Because everyone in the League wants that Juliano keeping pace with their new Marauder, Crusader and Shadow Hawk.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 23 June 2021, 09:28:53
Basically anything that's not Primative mech, a Word of Blake mech, or a Homeworld Clan or Society mech will probably be around in some form or another in the IlClan Era.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 23 June 2021, 09:35:50
well. most. the whitworth is dead as hell unless a redesign comes back. there are a few others
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 23 June 2021, 11:33:36
Heck, long after the Mackie was thought extinct a few have popped up.  And I think there were even a few built in the Jihad era. In the old GDL books one character built what he thought was a extinct design for his own use. A Highlander.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 23 June 2021, 12:20:15
it won't stop me from attempting to kill things  :laughing_skull:
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 23 June 2021, 23:49:10
So I went back and looked - these are the minis currently not in use at the end of the dark age. They fall into a few major groups

Early stuff
Bellerophon
Dragoon
Mercury II
Mongoose II
Rampage
Rifleman III
Sling
Stag / II
Swordsman
Talos
Von Rohrs

Word of Blake
Archangel
Blue Flame
Deva
Gestalt
Grand Crusader / II
Grigori
Gurkha
Initiate
Jackrabbit
Legacy
Malak
Nexus / II
Omega
Preta
Raijin II
Red Shift
Seraph
Vanquisher
White Flame

Solaris 7
Copperhead (S7)
Onslaught (S7)
Paladin (S7)
Prowler (S7)
Ronin (S7)
Silver Fox (S7)
Werewolf (S7)

IS Stuff
Falcon
Hussar
Thorn
Whitworth
Wyvern

Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 23 June 2021, 23:59:57
Pretty deep SLDF roots on those IS mechs.  Interesting the Whitworth is the only current era mech associated with Amaris that was still being used and produced, even if the specific variant isn't used anymore.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: GRUD on 24 June 2021, 08:26:47
To be fair, the Rifleman III only had ONE Prototype created, and it was destroyed in action in 2777.  The wreckage was discovered by RotS archaeologists in 3146.  Yes, the design Looks "Cool", as does the mini.  I doubt the claim it took out NINE SLDF 'Mechs, unless it got a large number of LUCKY head hits, given the small amount of ammo it had.   :-\  Only 2 tons of ammo (16 shots) for four Gauss rifles?  That's less than 1 minute of combat.  Better make those shots count!

Yes, it Thoroughly fills the role of "Rule of Cool".  But to include it with designs that actually made it into production is giving it much more credit than it deserves.   :-\

Granted, the XTRO: Gunslingers entry doesn't say "No construction information was found", simply that "Krupp has denied us access to their internal archives". (Whoever "Us" is.  People from RotS, I guess?)  Sadly, given that the RotS seemingly never took another look at it and put a "Riflemen III-B" into production (maybe using endo and more ammo), and Terra is now "Under New Management", I'm not sure TPTB could give us a new Production Model at this point.  It seems that Krupp only has facilities on Terra and Mars.   :-\

But, "Never Say Never!", and all that!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 24 June 2021, 09:16:20
As I've stated in the past, I think the Rifleman III's kill count had to have been against mechs that were already severely damaged from prolonged combat.  One or two Gauss slugs was probably all it took to drop them.

Just got the Q1 mechs yesterday, put them all together.  Really like all three designs.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 24 June 2021, 09:40:03
I wonder if the Rifleman III was a nod to the MFUK Jagermech IIC design.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Maingunnery on 24 June 2021, 10:42:08
As I've stated in the past, I think the Rifleman III's kill count had to have been against mechs that were already severely damaged from prolonged combat.  One or two Gauss slugs was probably all it took to drop them.
Possibly mostly two lances of light 'Mechs...
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Wrangler on 25 June 2021, 06:16:50
I wonder if the Rifleman III was a nod to the MFUK Jagermech IIC design.
It was hinted in the fluff of the Rifleman III that the Republic found the remains of the Rifleman III, they were researching it.  I forgot about it, but I guess they never reversed engineered a Republic version of the Rifleman III for the final showdown on Terra.  One-off mini, while I like would be bit...overkill to me. I'd rather piece one together for one-off that only got to be used...once.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 25 June 2021, 06:30:03
There's a fair amount of one-off mechs that have art and no mini.  I've kitbashed a few.  The Rifleman III is certainly an nice peice to have, but it's not Yen-Lo-Wang in terms of popularity, among the general playerbase that would buy a mini to use.  Then again, YLW is a much cheaper mech to offer as a mini considering (at least now) its a simple parts swap instead of a whole new mini.

For the record, I'd still want to see the mechs from Unbound get minis. At this point they would probably need new art though.  :)

It was hinted in the fluff of the Rifleman III that the Republic found the remains of the Rifleman III, they were researching it.  I forgot about it, but I guess they never reversed engineered a Republic version of the Rifleman III for the final showdown on Terra.  One-off mini, while I like would be bit...overkill to me. I'd rather piece one together for one-off that only got to be used...once.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 27 June 2021, 18:08:46
It was hinted in the fluff of the Rifleman III that the Republic found the remains of the Rifleman III, they were researching it.  I forgot about it, but I guess they never reversed engineered a Republic version of the Rifleman III for the final showdown on Terra.  One-off mini, while I like would be bit...overkill to me. I'd rather piece one together for one-off that only got to be used...once.

It could be a lead up to a second line design that the Wolves will start building after 3151 or we just haven't seen a Rifleman III in use by the RoTS during the Invasion. 
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 27 June 2021, 18:17:30
It was hinted in the fluff of the Rifleman III that the Republic found the remains of the Rifleman III, they were researching it.  I forgot about it, but I guess they never reversed engineered a Republic version of the Rifleman III for the final showdown on Terra.  One-off mini, while I like would be bit...overkill to me.

The gunslinger mongoose says hi
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: GRUD on 28 June 2021, 15:24:03
The gunslinger mongoose says hi
I thought of that one also, but it wasn't on your list!   :D
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 28 June 2021, 18:11:03
I'm hoping the Defender Battlecruiser sooner rather than later.  ;)
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Death_from_above on 12 July 2021, 08:02:21

Hey Speck,

Hope you don't mind me asking : any update on IWM releases for the next months ?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 13 July 2021, 20:42:35
Hey Speck,

Hope you don't mind me asking : any update on IWM releases for the next months ?

I will get details of the next one posted this week.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jwt708 on 15 July 2021, 10:41:26
Is everything good with the Raider/Raider II?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: GRUD on 17 July 2021, 06:05:06
Any word on the Classic T-Bolt Variant, or the "New" Commando Variant?  (Or were we even getting one of the latter?)  I know they were due out earlier ibn the year, alongside the others, but we haven't heard anything about them in quite a while.   :'(


Yes, I realize "Covid", but again, we've had no word for several months aside from "They were delayed".  :-\


Or are we getting them at . . . Gen Con maybe?   :thumbsup:


I'm just EAGER to give IWM money for new T-Bolts!    :excited:
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 17 July 2021, 10:08:30
Or the new Griffin variant?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 17 July 2021, 14:48:46
I'm excited to see the Q3 releases!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 17 July 2021, 20:48:58
Any word on the Classic T-Bolt Variant, or the "New" Commando Variant?  (Or were we even getting one of the latter?)  I know they were due out earlier ibn the year, alongside the others, but we haven't heard anything about them in quite a while.   :'(


Yes, I realize "Covid", but again, we've had no word for several months aside from "They were delayed".  :-\


Or are we getting them at . . . Gen Con maybe?   :thumbsup:


I'm just EAGER to give IWM money for new T-Bolts!    :excited:

Or the new Griffin variant?

They are still planned.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 21 July 2021, 14:04:43
Hi Speck,

Any update on Q3 releases and/or their availability?  Thanks!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 21 July 2021, 19:09:34
Hi Speck,

Any update on Q3 releases and/or their availability?  Thanks!

Waiting to hear back from Mike confirming the mechs.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 21 July 2021, 19:56:55
Understood, thanks Speck! 
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 21 July 2021, 21:32:04
Enquiring minds want to know!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Dragon41673 on 21 July 2021, 21:37:41
Maybe I'm crazy...but wouldn't this actually be Q2 releases? LOL
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 21 July 2021, 22:13:51
I think it's probably because it's already July.  Q2 ended a month ago.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Dragon41673 on 22 July 2021, 05:25:25
I think it's probably because it's already July.  Q2 ended a month ago.

Yeah I know...plus if I recall correctly the release schedule was trimmed to 3 as well.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 22 July 2021, 09:11:37
That would make sense.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 31 July 2021, 18:34:13
The last distro release is up on Iron Wind Metals online store in the New Release (https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/categories/cat-battletech/cat-bt-nr) Category.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 03 August 2021, 19:55:13
I have added the Summer 2021 release to the Release Schedule (https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/release-schedule-main). Once I have confirmed pricing from Mike I will update the page.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 03 August 2021, 20:20:36
Sojourner
Goliath C

I am happy to see those two get new/updated sculpts.

Not super sold on another Archer, but kinda nice to have an updated variant.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 03 August 2021, 20:30:59
Man, was waiting for the alternate configs for the Griffin, Commando, and Thunderbolt.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 03 August 2021, 20:43:55
Sojourner
Goliath C

I am happy to see those two get new/updated sculpts.

Not super sold on another Archer, but kinda nice to have an updated variant.

The Archer was supposed to be part of a GC 2020 con special of having a clear resin model. But due to Covid and other issues that plan did not happen. So it was added to this release due to another model being delayed some.

Man, was waiting for the alternate configs for the Griffin, Commando, and Thunderbolt.

They will still be done, but the person who is to complete the work had other projects going on for us.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 03 August 2021, 21:36:24
Nice.  All three of those are definite wants.

Did the variant configuration(s?) for the Sojourner get funded?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 03 August 2021, 22:16:32
yep. B and C
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 04 August 2021, 00:17:52
Oh the Sojourner . . . hahahah . . . now to get my IWM request into the local store.

Would it be wrong to bring a Sojourner, Wulfen, Phantom H and two Elementals?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 04 August 2021, 00:18:43
So does that mean that the B and C going to be released separately (perhaps as online exclusives)?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 04 August 2021, 06:43:41
So does that mean that the B and C going to be released separately (perhaps as online exclusives)?

Yes, they will be online exclusive. I need to check with mike for there status.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 04 August 2021, 08:50:27
So does that mean that the B and C going to be released separately (perhaps as online exclusives)?

Not sure there is a easier design to decide to get magnetized . . . thank God my store orders direct.  Will the sprues for the arms be able to be order individually?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Wolf Reaper on 04 August 2021, 08:54:54
The Archer was supposed to be part of a GC 2020 con special of having a clear resin model. But due to Covid and other issues that plan did not happen. So it was added to this release due to another model being delayed some.

Speck, sorry if this is said somewhere, is this based on the re- seen version of the KS one?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 04 August 2021, 09:42:34
Speck, sorry if this is said somewhere, is this based on the re- seen version of the KS one?

No, it’s the 9W that had I think null sig on it.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Wolf Reaper on 04 August 2021, 09:48:34
No, it’s the 9W that had I think null sig on it.

So if is based off the reseen designnis my guess.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 04 August 2021, 09:51:58
Definitely Phoenix
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 04 August 2021, 14:13:41
It's one of the TRO 3085 variants.  So it's probably based on that.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Daritus1988 on 04 August 2021, 15:56:42
The new "old" Warhammer & Marauder designs would be nice.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 04 August 2021, 17:21:13
Also the wasp and Valkyrie making a return
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 04 August 2021, 17:30:17
The new "old" Warhammer & Marauder designs would be nice.

eh . . . you are going to have to be specific in your request- which do you mean- the Classics?

They are getting to those, basically working through the RecGuides right now but only 2-3 offerings a quarter it is going to take a while.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 04 August 2021, 21:20:39
Thanks for the update Speck!

I share in the frustration that we aren't getting more of the Classics in metal. I suspect IWM has the inside knowledge to say otherwise, but I would've thought that releasing the Classics (Marauder, Warhammer, Wasp etc) would have been a priority as they appear to be fan favorites. But perhaps there's a moratorium on those releases? Or maybe the Classics they do have don't sell as well as the new Dark Age minis?  I don't know. Just happy to see IWM continues to release new minis.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Psycho on 04 August 2021, 21:24:58
It's one of the TRO 3085 variants.  So it's probably based on that.

Yes; some detailing tweaks to bring it closer to the 3085 image (no more LRM doors!), statted out to the -9W. Still want to see it in resin at some point... maybe next year we'll be back to having in-person cons where con-exclusive items make sense.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 04 August 2021, 21:40:59
Yes; some detailing tweaks to bring it closer to the 3085 image (no more LRM doors!), statted out to the -9W. Still

Weeping tears of joy
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Tyrant on 04 August 2021, 22:14:26
Yes; some detailing tweaks to bring it closer to the 3085 image (no more LRM doors!), statted out to the -9W. Still want to see it in resin at some point... maybe next year we'll be back to having in-person cons where con-exclusive items make sense.
Things still have time to derail, but so far GenCon is apparently going to have a convention in September of this year and IWM and Catalyst have said they are going to be there. As someone who lives relatively close to Indy, I hope it ends up happening. Probably a long shot, but I also hope to see the Raider make an appearance at the IWM booth. 
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 04 August 2021, 22:53:25
GenCon is occurring, yes, but it's looking like it's going to have a drastically reduced turnout between people still not wanting to do big crowds and the fact that it's happening later in the year after school has started for many people.  So it's not really a great year to be having con exclusive products.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 04 August 2021, 23:02:51
So it's not really a great year to be having con exclusive products.

Most of it is never really exclusive . . . you just get first shot.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Tyrant on 04 August 2021, 23:33:46
GenCon is occurring, yes, but it's looking like it's going to have a drastically reduced turnout between people still not wanting to do big crowds and the fact that it's happening later in the year after school has started for many people.  So it's not really a great year to be having con exclusive products.
I was more commenting that conventions are (at least as of now) going to be occurring this year. In general (other companies, I have no idea what IWM will or won't be doing), I assume a lot of con exclusives are likely ones meant for last year since Con season more or less didn't happen and there was likely too much uncertainty too far out to have properly planned for it happening (such as it is) this year. If they plan to do anything, IWM does have the advantage of using domestic production so the current shipping issues aren't going to mess with any plans if they have any.

But, between not knowing for sure there will be cons this year and GenCon in particular apparently asking vendors to not bring things that will cause huge masses of people to swarm their booths, you could very well be right on exclusives.   
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Daritus1988 on 05 August 2021, 03:03:08
eh . . . you are going to have to be specific in your request- which do you mean- the Classics?

They are getting to those, basically working through the RecGuides right now but only 2-3 offerings a quarter it is going to take a while.

I mean Metal Versions of those redesigns we got as Plastics with the KS by CGL.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Weirdo on 05 August 2021, 08:29:40
Then yes, you are referring to the Classics.

The discussion formalized the terms shortly after we got it first glimpses of the new art, and goes like this:

Unseen: The original art.
Reseen: Project Phoenix-style art.
Classic: Redesigned art harkening back to the Unseen, as used in the current crop of boxed sets, Recognition Guides, and the Kickstarter.

Feel free to ignore folks who say nuSeen, that's not really a thing. ;)
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 05 August 2021, 09:18:04
But, between not knowing for sure there will be cons this year and GenCon in particular apparently asking vendors to not bring things that will cause huge masses of people to swarm their booths, you could very well be right on exclusives.

Is that really in writing?  Because that is absolutely the silliest statement I have heard in a while.  You are buying booth space because you want a high volume of traffic to buy your products.

Getting the Classics in metal will be nice, I also realize all of it will take time- especially with the truncated release schedule IWM has announced b/c problems.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Dragon41673 on 05 August 2021, 09:25:31
Speck...didnt want to bug Mike with this. What's the word on finishing off the AGOAC minis in metal? Pending still are the BattleMaster, Awesome, and Wolverine.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Tyrant on 05 August 2021, 11:23:11
Is that really in writing?  Because that is absolutely the silliest statement I have heard in a while.  You are buying booth space because you want a high volume of traffic to buy your products.
If I am remembering correctly, it came up from a comment from one of the GenCon reps on their forum. I don't know if it is actually part of any kind of contract or merely a strong (or not so strong I suppose) suggestion as I am not a vendor. This was also while they were toying with having ticketed entry into the dealer's hall for the first few hours to avoid the big crush of people at the doors. I think they realized they were just moving the time of the big crush and not really avoiding it.

I expect this year to be a mess on many levels with things like this. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed the show still happens and there aren't any major fireworks over any temporary measures.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Daritus1988 on 05 August 2021, 11:54:23
Then yes, you are referring to the Classics.

The discussion formalized the terms shortly after we got it first glimpses of the new art, and goes like this:

Unseen: The original art.
Reseen: Project Phoenix-style art.
Classic: Redesigned art harkening back to the Unseen, as used in the current crop of boxed sets, Recognition Guides, and the Kickstarter.

Feel free to ignore folks who say nuSeen, that's not really a thing. ;)

Funny,

I call them "NewSeen" and my Buddy "AgainSeen", but I wasn't sure if this Term is fitting here or which is "official" used.

@IWM (and the Community)
Would be nice to see them...
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 05 August 2021, 12:11:01
Speck...didnt want to bug Mike with this. What's the word on finishing off the AGOAC minia in metal? Pending still are the BattleMaster, Awesome, and Wolverine.

Still going to happen.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Dragon41673 on 05 August 2021, 12:12:10
Still going to happen.

Any rough idea as to when? I get asked this a lot for when they will be stocked.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 05 August 2021, 12:21:34
@IWM (and the Community)
Would be nice to see them...

You will, but it is going to be years.  See Dragon's comments about the GoAC all being released . . . those have been out for a couple years and there are still those 3 to go while the KS 1st wave plastics have not even been out a year.  Now, without covid (and knowing NOTHING about their plans) they MIGHT have had them out by this point with the previous versions of the release schedule . . . and MAYBE the Valkyrie and Wasp that had been available previously.

It sucks, but just going to have to wait- heck I was agitating for the Wolverine earlier and it looks like we might still be a while.  IMO it is a toss up as to how they get to us first- IWM or the new assemble plastics like the Black Knight that just went proof of concept.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 05 August 2021, 13:00:00
Any rough idea as to when? I get asked this a lot for when they will be stocked.

Wolverine will be out before the other two. It missed being in the summer release. Other two have not been started yet but will be next for the sculptor who is assigned to finish them.

You will, but it is going to be years.  See Dragon's comments about the GoAC all being released . . . those have been out for a couple years and there are still those 3 to go while the KS 1st wave plastics have not even been out a year.  Now, without covid (and knowing NOTHING about their plans) they MIGHT have had them out by this point with the previous versions of the release schedule . . . and MAYBE the Valkyrie and Wasp that had been available previously.

It sucks, but just going to have to wait- heck I was agitating for the Wolverine earlier and it looks like we might still be a while.  IMO it is a toss up as to how they get to us first- IWM or the new assemble plastics like the Black Knight that just went proof of concept.

I do not know the agreement between IWM and CGL for the Kisckstarter mechs. As for the mechs from original box sets, I wanted them out faster but there were issues out of my control that delayed that goal.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 05 August 2021, 13:23:12
Wolverine soon is great news for me . . . wonder if the TDR-1C big gun would fit for a -9M mod on the Classic.

As for KS vs GoAC . . . my point was that was 9 mechs from years ago and we are still having them seeded into the production schedule.  The KS has a LOT more mechs, so I expect them to take years.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Dragon41673 on 05 August 2021, 13:38:21
Wolverine will be out before the other two. It missed being in the summer release. Other two have not been started yet but will be next for the sculptor who is assigned to finish them.

Awesome.thank you!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Maingunnery on 05 August 2021, 13:48:28
With the War Crow out, what are the prospects for a Carrion Crow?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 05 August 2021, 14:54:52
With the War Crow out, what are the prospects for a Carrion Crow?

Actually quite well, it is in the works now.

Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jimdigris on 05 August 2021, 16:17:14
The Classics that I want to see most now are the Archer and Marauder.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: GRUD on 05 August 2021, 22:05:54
Then yes, you are referring to the Classics.

The discussion formalized the terms shortly after we got it first glimpses of the new art, and goes like this:

Unseen: The original art.
Reseen: Project Phoenix-style art.
Classic: Redesigned art harkening back to the Unseen, as used in the current crop of boxed sets, Recognition Guides, and the Kickstarter.

Feel free to ignore folks who say nuSeen, that's not really a thing. ;)
I tend to roll my eyes and shake my head in Wonder about those that say "nuSeen".   ::)
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: GRUD on 05 August 2021, 23:29:34
Things still have time to derail, but so far GenCon is apparently going to have a convention in September of this year and IWM and Catalyst have said they are going to be there. As someone who lives relatively close to Indy, I hope it ends up happening. Probably a long shot, but I also hope to see the Raider make an appearance at the IWM booth.
It IS happening, September 16-19.  I'm not sure WHAT it would take to cancel it at this point.  They were Supposed to start mailing out Badges and Tickets on 31 July, so we're past the "Point of No Return".   :thumbsup:



Most of it is never really exclusive . . . you just get first shot.
Some of it is either Exclusive to Conventions OR the Online Store, and I know of at least 1 "Online Only" Retailer (Aries) that can sell them.  Otherwise, you can't find them in your local store.

And then again Yes, SOME things ARE Convention Exclusives.  I don't know that they've ever sold the clear resin Exterminator anywhere other than at Conventions.  So if you didn't make GC '17 or '19, you're Out Of Luck.  I've got a pair from each year/production run, and the last run was better than the original.  Well, I think the Detail was the same, but the original ('17) was a cloudy/clear, and the newer ('19) was a crystal/clear.

Also, I got TWO of the "Golf Cart of Doom!" at GC '19, and it is NOT available on their store!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 05 August 2021, 23:42:06
No, my FLGS now orders directly from IWM and they can get those 'online exclusives' as well.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 05 August 2021, 23:43:08
You could get the resin exterminator but only because I imagine they had a surplus and had to email the booth gents from BV Traders directly. I was out of fun money when the opportunity arose  :'(
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Tyrant on 06 August 2021, 00:46:30
It IS happening, September 16-19.  I'm not sure WHAT it would take to cancel it at this point.  They were Supposed to start mailing out Badges and Tickets on 31 July, so we're past the "Point of No Return".   :thumbsup:
Not to clutter things here, but if the Delta variant (or whatever one we are on by then) seems like it's spiraling out of control and either Indy, the Convention Center, or GenCon decide they can't take the risk then it won't happen and those badges will be pretty worthless (although they might make an interesting collector item). I don't think that's likely, but it is within the realm of possibility.
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Also, I got TWO of the "Golf Cart of Doom!" at GC '19, and it is NOT available on their store!   :thumbsup:
I must've overlooked the Golf Cart of Doom.

With some other companies I was intending to spend money on not being there, BattleTech might end up being the big expense for me this year at GenCon. Just trying to decide if I need more vehicles or more Mechs from IWM to add to the pile of plastic mechs on the way.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jimdigris on 06 August 2021, 06:33:32
Honestly, no matter how bad COVID gets, I think that the political authorities would not allow Gencon to cancel.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Weirdo on 06 August 2021, 06:55:56
++mod notice++

And that's as close to Rule 4 as we're going to get, folks. Are we understood?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jimdigris on 06 August 2021, 16:36:20
 :-X
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Scotty on 07 August 2021, 00:55:35
Hello yes where do I nominate the Peacekeeper art from IlClan for a new mini?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 07 August 2021, 01:52:32
I'd like to see the AS-7K2 Atlas get a mini before the kickstarter version gets made.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Nixon Thrax on 08 August 2021, 02:09:40
Hooooo boy. After reading IlClan I can't wait to get my hands some new models. Jade Phoenix, Crusable, Amorak, very interesting stuff. Hopefully IWM has a fast turn around. <3
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 08 August 2021, 02:36:31
All of them but the Jade Phoenix have already shown up in the Rec Guides (with the green chicken expected to show up in the final wave).
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 08 August 2021, 10:12:03
Hoping to see the Ion Sparrow and Jade Phoenix make an appearance as soon as possible!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Daritus1988 on 16 August 2021, 12:56:09
I wonder what the next releases will be...
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: GRUD on 16 August 2021, 17:21:37
Any Word on Gen Con stuff?  Will we have any "Specials" this year, or just the regular releases?   ???
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Nixon Thrax on 17 August 2021, 19:50:57
Any word on the Lich drone mech getting a model? Fan Finance or otherwise, my Word of Blake force needs a big dumb quad mech. Encounter an ECM and turn into a 90 ton brick. Beep boop.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: GRUD on 17 August 2021, 22:00:11
Any word on the Lich drone mech getting a model? Fan Finance or otherwise, my Word of Blake force needs a big dumb quad mech. Encounter an ECM and turn into a 90 ton brick. Beep boop.
It was said in the Fan Funding thread that it would have to be Fan Funded.   :-\ 

I'd pitch in on it, but I'll never Fully Fund another mini.  Still too disappointed on the one I did, PLUS I've NO idea what I'd do with that much Store Credit now!   :o  That credit before helped me "Play Catch Up" and fill out my Collection.  Now I just need to buy the occasional new mini (in pairs or Lances, depending on What they are) to keep my Collection "Current".   :thumbsup:  I could go for $50.00 or even $100.00 though!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 17 August 2021, 22:39:07
It was said in the Fan Funding thread that it would have to be Fan Funded.   :-\ 

I'd pitch in on it, but I'll never Fully Fund another mini.  Still too disappointed on the one I did, PLUS I've NO idea what I'd do with that much Store Credit now!   :o  That credit before helped me "Play Catch Up" and fill out my Collection.  Now I just need to buy the occasional new mini (in pairs or Lances, depending on What they are) to keep my Collection "Current".   :thumbsup:  I could go for $50.00 or even $100.00 though!

Got any friends or relatives who play the game?  Minis make decent birthday/Christmas presents, especially if they're ones that the person wouldn't normally be getting, like the online exclusives.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: GRUD on 18 August 2021, 13:27:40
I've got 3 Friends/Brothers that like BT.

One is like me, and rarely gets to play.  When he does, it's usually with me.   ;D   Sadly, that isn't all that often as he's about 3.5 hours away, with a Family and grandkids, so he's pretty busy.  He's got a modest Collection, but like me, he buys new minis that catch his eye.

The other 2 are a Father/Son, with the Father recently remarried.  After 22 years of the Cold Shoulder from his last Ex, the Father is now more interested in his wife and "Extracurricular Activities" than ANYTHING else.   ;D   The Father has quite a BT Mini Collection, but it's currently in storage.  In MY basement.  ;D  The Son has 2 part-time jobs, and I haven't heard from him since early this year.  :-\  He's got 20 or so minis, but I don't have any idea what he's into.


Again, I'd go as much as $100.00 towards the Lich Quad, Probably the same for any other Quad except the Celerity.  Sorry, but I just don't care for the Art for that one.   :-\  Then again, I didn't care for the Art for the Sarath, but I LOVE the mini for it.   :thumbsup:  Same thing for the Jaguar.  My feelings for the Art got upgraded to "Ehhh, it's ok." after the minis were released.  There's a few others that I can't think of at the moment that I didn't care for the Art, but I liked the mini enough to get a pair of them.  I'd help out with any Quad-Vees also!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stinger on 19 August 2021, 11:40:44
I wonder what the next releases will be...

I know what one of them is.  Its not what you'd expect.  But its what you'd want.

*I did not sculpt it
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Weirdo on 19 August 2021, 12:26:53
Come on, Buster! Come on, Buster!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: abou on 19 August 2021, 15:23:05
I know what one of them is.  Its not what you'd expect.  But its what you'd want.

*I did not sculpt it

I hope it to be a prime example of BattleTech.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stinger on 19 August 2021, 15:39:58
I hope it to be a prime example of BattleTech.

As I am not authorized to say literally anything, I will only say it is really, really cool.  Anything more and you'll have to harass Speck :D
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Weirdo on 19 August 2021, 15:52:40
Are there any plans to offer the various Scapha hovertanks individually? I really want to order a small handful, but that mega pack is more than a little pricey.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Daritus1988 on 20 August 2021, 16:05:47
I know what one of them is.  Its not what you'd expect.  But its what you'd want.

*I did not sculpt it

Only when it's from Succession Wars or Clan Invasion Eras...
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 22 August 2021, 20:01:16
Are there any plans to offer the various Scapha hovertanks individually? I really want to order a small handful, but that mega pack is more than a little pricey.

I can add that request to my list. It is something I have been wanting to do for awhile now.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 22 August 2021, 20:04:01
Any Word on Gen Con stuff?  Will we have any "Specials" this year, or just the regular releases?   ???

Nope, as of now its just some backlog web only items and maybe something else if there is time.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Dragon41673 on 22 August 2021, 20:24:18
I can add that request to my list. It is something I have been wanting to do for awhile now.

Good thing I'm not sitting on a lot of them...<looks at the 6 on the shelf>...Sigh

LOL It's all good. I think it's a good idea to part them out honestly, and I'm all for it. Never thought to ask if it could be done.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 22 August 2021, 20:55:39
How many Scaphas are in a pack?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Dragon41673 on 22 August 2021, 20:59:43
How many Scaphas are in a pack?

9 of them. Prime through H
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 22 August 2021, 21:05:57
That's a lot of hovertanks.  No wonder it's so pricey.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Dragon41673 on 22 August 2021, 21:08:22
That's a lot of hovertanks.  No wonder it's so pricey.

LOL yeah, but you've got to admit, it's the only design FULLY sculpted for all variants (If I recall)!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stinger on 22 August 2021, 21:34:59
LOL yeah, but you've got to admit, it's the only design FULLY sculpted for all variants (If I recall)!

Loki Mk II! But it only has 2 variants lol...
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Dragon41673 on 22 August 2021, 21:36:56
Loki Mk II! But it only has 2 variants lol...

That's right!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 22 August 2021, 21:56:34
LOL yeah, but you've got to admit, it's the only design FULLY sculpted for all variants (If I recall)!

Also, the only design that had a mini sculpted with one of the turrets before there was stats. Had stats created for it and several variants that had parts made for them.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Dragon41673 on 22 August 2021, 21:58:58
Also, the only design that had a mini sculpted with one of the turrets before there was stats. Had stats created for it and several variants that had parts made for them.
I had heard of that, but didn't know if it was official or not. Good to know!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Weirdo on 23 August 2021, 08:17:34
I can add that request to my list. It is something I have been wanting to do for awhile now.

Sweet, thanks!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Daritus1988 on 28 August 2021, 04:01:32
I wonder what we can expect for next Year - some Classic Mechs with the new Design and multiple Configurations / Weapon options would be very nice.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 28 August 2021, 09:43:23
I will be holding off painting some of the KS mechs waiting for arms and parts to modify them.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Greatclub on 31 August 2021, 21:05:46
  I don't know that they've ever sold the clear resin Exterminator anywhere other than at Conventions.

I got one by contacting the people who do the conventions, apparently called bvtraders. Had to e-mail them and ask though.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: GRUD on 01 September 2021, 18:13:03
I got one by contacting the people who do the conventions, apparently called bvtraders. Had to e-mail them and ask though.
Yeah, Mike and Chuck are Great guys!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Daritus1988 on 04 September 2021, 03:05:15
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And make sure to keep an eye out for updates from Iron Wind Metals, as we’re working closely with them on producing miniatures for the ’Mechs debuting in the RecGuide.

https://bg.battletech.com/books/upcoming-releases/

Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 06 September 2021, 16:52:17
any word on the coming quarter?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: GRUD on 07 September 2021, 22:50:53
Hey Speck!  Since Gen Con is NEXT week (9 days from when I'm typing this), can you say IF IWM will have ANY "Convention Specials" at all this year?   ???


While we're used to CGL waiting until 3-4 days before the Con to announce anything they "Plan" on having at GC, IWM Usually tells us 3-4 WEEKS out.  So far though, not a peep, aside from that they intend to have "Something".   :-\
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Scotty on 07 September 2021, 23:16:43
Nope, as of now its just some backlog web only items and maybe something else if there is time.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: GRUD on 08 September 2021, 05:45:09
Nope, as of now its just some backlog web only items and maybe something else if there is time.

That's from 2.5 weeks ago, and was in reply to ME asking before that.  Things can Sometimes change in that length of time. 

I asked/tagged Speck specifically since I know he works closely with IWM.  Thus, I figured HE if Anyone on these Forums, would know.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 30 September 2021, 21:20:03
Just a FYI, the below items have been added to the online store in the New Release (https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/categories/cat-battletech/cat-bt-nr) Category. Some I added last week, tonight I added two more OP parts, Heavy Laser sprue and Equipment sprue.

BT-445 BattleMech Recovery Vehicle
BT-463 War Crow A
BT-467 Hierofalcon B
OP-115 Heavy Lasers
OP-116 Equipment
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 30 September 2021, 21:35:35
Oh I like that equipment sprue
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 30 September 2021, 21:41:08
Oh I like that equipment sprue

It is nice.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 30 September 2021, 21:47:56
I saw other stuff in the link, but not OP-116
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 30 September 2021, 21:53:21
https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/categories/cat-battletech/cat-bt-nr/product/battletech-op-116
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stinger on 01 October 2021, 10:56:13
Something of a note with the missile plates as well.  Small plates are 1 row high.  Medium 2, Large 3, XL 4, and XXL 5.  With that, you can mix and match.  If you want to put an LRM 15 and a Narc inside an XXL launcher, it should definitely fit.  Same goes for 2X SRM6s in an XL launcher.  So on and so forth.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Xan on 03 October 2021, 20:42:37
That equipment sprue looks really cool.  How big are the AMS?  If I wanted to mount them to a Nova A configuration (BT-013) would they look out of place?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 05 November 2021, 07:12:34
Inquiring minds want to know: what is in the pipeline?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Daritus1988 on 05 November 2021, 13:55:16
Inquiring minds want to know: what is in the pipeline?

Good point, would be nice to know...
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 05 November 2021, 17:12:40
Inquiring minds want to know: what is in the pipeline?

I was going to ask that too!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 05 November 2021, 18:18:25
Hopefully Ion Sparrows and Carrion Crows  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 05 November 2021, 19:07:51
I would throw money at a mastodon

That or maybe one of the new IS mechs. Anything but the fiddler crab or whatever it is. No one wants that.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Daritus1988 on 06 November 2021, 00:46:06
I hope for more classic 3025 Mechs in the new design...
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 06 November 2021, 06:44:49
I would throw money at a mastodon

That or maybe one of the new IS mechs. Anything but the fiddler crab or whatever it is. No one wants that.

I dont know, it might be funny to have three Fiddler Crabs to support a Crab.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Empyrus on 06 November 2021, 06:45:36
There's no Fiddler Crab but there's Hermit Crab.

And now i wish there was a Fiddler Crab 'Mech too.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 06 November 2021, 09:19:12
I hope for more classic 3025 Mechs in the new design...

I hope some of the variants for mechs like the Commando and Griffin get released.

There's no Fiddler Crab but there's Hermit Crab.

And now i wish there was a Fiddler Crab 'Mech too.

Give it a big gun in one arm and a small laser in the other.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 06 November 2021, 09:37:14
There's no Fiddler Crab but there's Hermit Crab.

And now i wish there was a Fiddler Crab 'Mech too.

The 75 ton crab is still an option…
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Daritus1988 on 06 November 2021, 11:50:43
I hope some of the variants for mechs like the Commando and Griffin get released.

Agree.

I would like to see from the 3025 Era

Javelin
Urbanmech
Jenner
Raven
Vindicator
Hunchback
Dragon
Warhammer
Archer
Rifleman
Maurauder
Awesome
Stalker
Atlas
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 06 November 2021, 20:15:37
Hello, are you familiar with the Kickstarter?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Daritus1988 on 07 November 2021, 01:40:12
Hello, are you familiar with the Kickstarter?

Why do you ask.

I'm (like many other) not interested in those plastic Mechs.

Why would I wanna IWM ask to bring them in metal.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Death_from_above on 07 November 2021, 04:24:49
Hello Daritus1988,

Whilst CGL has stated in the past that all KS redesigns will be shared with IWM, I think it's safe to
say that metal versions of all the new Mechs won't be available soonTM.

IWM had 3 Battletech releases/quarter (before Covid threw a spanner in the Mechworks),so it would
take them multiple years at least to get all of the designs done.

At the moment, the fastest way of getting the new versions would be the KS plastics.


@ Speck :

Without giving us any specific dates, is there any possibility of getting some kind of roadmap of future
Battletech releases ? I'd personally be interested in knowing which variant(s) of the Wolverine are on the
table and if the reseen Valkyrie and Wasp are going to be redone to fit with the KS plastic versions.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 07 November 2021, 11:29:52
Why do you ask.

I'm (like many other) not interested in those plastic Mechs.

Why would I wanna IWM ask to bring them in metal.

I am sorry but your reply is confusing?

If you are expecting IWM to produce the image from your avatar in metal, it simply will not happen.  The 'plastic' mechs is what will get reproduced in metal when IWM eventually gets to it.  It has taken, what 4 years? to get most of the 9 from the Beginner/GoAC boxes produced.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 07 November 2021, 12:35:10
There's no Fiddler Crab but there's Hermit Crab.

And now i wish there was a Fiddler Crab 'Mech too.

Oops! My bad!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: truetanker on 07 November 2021, 13:55:14
I use three Crabs to support my King, works very well. Like a mama with her babies. Funny I ran a Level II like that as well... Nasty way of giving someone the " crabs ".

TT
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 07 November 2021, 16:36:20
Hello Daritus1988,

Whilst CGL has stated in the past that all KS redesigns will be shared with IWM, I think it's safe to
say that metal versions of all the new Mechs won't be available soonTM.

IWM had 3 Battletech releases/quarter (before Covid threw a spanner in the Mechworks),so it would
take them multiple years at least to get all of the designs done.

At the moment, the fastest way of getting the new versions would be the KS plastics.


@ Speck :

Without giving us any specific dates, is there any possibility of getting some kind of roadmap of future
Battletech releases ? I'd personally be interested in knowing which variant(s) of the Wolverine are on the
table and if the reseen Valkyrie and Wasp are going to be redone to fit with the KS plastic versions.

I do not have any information about when IWM can produce the KS mechs, I have requested the information and when I can share something I will.

I should be able to share the 1st quarter 2022 release soon. Updated Release Schedule on IWM website.

As for the Wolverine, Disto has 6R and 6D and Web only release will be 7M, 7M2 and 7K.

I have nothing to share about the Valkyrie and Wasp.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 07 November 2021, 17:01:27
Thanks Speck!  Can't wait!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 07 November 2021, 17:10:07
How many wolverines can I justify buying?: A Case Study
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Dragon41673 on 07 November 2021, 17:26:21
How many wolverines can I justify buying?: A Case Study

All of them...with multiple -7M's
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Daritus1988 on 07 November 2021, 17:33:28
I do not have any information about when IWM can produce the KS mechs, I have requested the information and when I can share something I will.

I should be able to share the 1st quarter 2022 release soon. Updated Release Schedule on IWM website.

As for the Wolverine, Disto has 6R and 6D and Web only release will be 7M, 7M2 and 7K.

I have nothing to share about the Valkyrie and Wasp.

Awesome, thanks for your work! Nice to see the Wolverine.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Death_from_above on 08 November 2021, 01:38:12
Thanks Speck, much appreciated ! Great to see 5 Wolverine variants unleashed.

The Winter 2021 release schedule also mentions an Atlas II.. Hm, Anthony did a concept sketch for the Legends book
(Patreon - Dec 8th, 2020) and mentioned the following at that point :

Was able to re-use a fair bit of Atlas parts in the design (and subsequent 3D model) so that sped things up a lot.

Will be interesting to see if the IWM mini uses this sketch/3D as a basis..
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Empyrus on 08 November 2021, 07:11:38
The Winter 2021 release schedule also mentions an Atlas II.. Hm, Anthony did a concept sketch for the Legends book
(Patreon - Dec 8th, 2020) and mentioned the following at that point :

Was able to re-use a fair bit of Atlas parts in the design (and subsequent 3D model) so that sped things up a lot.

Will be interesting to see if the IWM mini uses this sketch/3D as a basis..
:o
I completely missed the Atlas II when i first checked the updated schedule.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Daritus1988 on 10 November 2021, 13:37:29
And the german Fantasywelt-Shop has them already listed for December.

(https://bilderupload.org/image/81e569436-6eb160de1de89d90583656943.jpg)
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 10 November 2021, 13:41:48
The Archer is already out in the the wild.  I've customized serial already.  The Wolverine will be popular I'm sure.

And the german Fantasywelt-Shop has them already listed for December.

(https://bilderupload.org/image/81e569436-6eb160de1de89d90583656943.jpg)
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Weirdo on 10 November 2021, 14:09:43
So only one new mech, and the rest are yet more variants? :(
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 10 November 2021, 14:16:14
With the nuseen it’s gonna be that way for a bit most likely. I’d like to see 3085 and 3145 finished off but I understand why the Wolverine is a more desirable pick than the Kuma or Parash

Raider should hit fairly soon.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Weirdo on 10 November 2021, 14:43:12
Only one of those is a Classic. There are already two Phoenix Archers, and why is the Atlas II getting a variant that, going by model number, is identical to the already-released one?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: abou on 10 November 2021, 14:55:47
I think that Atlas is supposed to be from the HBS PC game.

But yes, I agree.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 10 November 2021, 14:56:08
it's a resculpt not a variant. i understand that doesn't change its classification for you but it's a non-trivial distinction in the macro

the AS7-D-HT is the HBS variant
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Weirdo on 10 November 2021, 15:27:57
I did not know it was a resculpt. Did the mold for the first one die an early death or something?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Empyrus on 10 November 2021, 15:47:31
I did not know it was a resculpt. Did the mold for the first one die an early death or something?
I'd imagine access to modern 3d model of the Atlas II is the driving thing here. The Atlas II was modeled for BattleTech Legends, for single entry.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 10 November 2021, 16:17:12
I did not know it was a resculpt. Did the mold for the first one die an early death or something?

I'd imagine access to modern 3d model of the Atlas II is the driving thing here. The Atlas II was modeled for BattleTech Legends, for single entry.

And besides visually matching that, it would also- I expect- more closely visually match the HBS model.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 10 November 2021, 16:18:01
A lot of the minis from TRO 3075 were pretty terrible.  IWM had some issues for a few years.

And besides visually matching that, it would also- I expect- more closely visually match the HBS model.

No, the HBS model was identical to the stock Atlas.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 10 November 2021, 17:16:56
HBS made no distinction . . . but the HBS Atlas II RS used the old Atlas II image.  But it will also look different than the Atlas II Legends render- for one the BFG is not on the arm but in the torso.  Each arm only has 1 laser . . . question is will you be able to make Kerensky's from Legends off the difference in the chassis.  It might visually match closer to the Atlas as a intermediary step to the standard Atlas, a 'missing link' if you will in the mech's evolution.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 10 November 2021, 21:37:12
So.... looks like the new minis we're getting are the Atlas II, Viking IIC, Wolverine 6R/6D?

Based on the arguments as to why were are getting a new Atlas II, I hope that includes an updated Savage Wolf....
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 10 November 2021, 22:41:18
Updated Vulture Mk IV and Mad Cat Mk IV minis would be great.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 10 November 2021, 22:43:48
So.... looks like the new minis we're getting are the Atlas II, Viking IIC, Wolverine 6R/6D?

Based on the arguments as to why were are getting a new Atlas II, I hope that includes an updated Savage Wolf....

AFAIK, the Atlas II does not have tiny nubs to attach arms?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Greatclub on 10 November 2021, 23:45:13
I think I'd prefer new rec guide mechs. My ravens need cheetah, howler and carrion crows.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Cache on 11 November 2021, 07:59:22
I did not know it was a resculpt. Did the mold for the first one die an early death or something?
The original sculpt is pretty bad. I'd want to put out a better version,  too.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Corrinald on 11 November 2021, 17:25:21
Atlas II resculpt? Interesting.

I always wanted to paint up Devlin Stones Atlas II...but the mini left a bit to be desired. It still sits in its blister.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Blkbr2020 on 11 November 2021, 22:32:45
Iron Cheetah would be nice, been waiting for that one for years (even better that it is cannon now).
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 12 November 2021, 01:40:16
You will still be waiting a while . . . I expect the original TRO3025 mechs to be completed and then most the original Clan 16 Omnis before that thing is gotten into production.  But, bright side is you just need a few parts from the KS Clan Omnis to make one yourself.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 12 November 2021, 02:09:48
Given that we've already gotten the Heirofalcon, War Crow, Sojourner, and Dumbwaiter Dominator, I think we won't have to wait all that long.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 12 November 2021, 10:09:00
And they also have not done the Hammerhead, Cricket, or Rawhide . . . the KS shows they had demand for those designs and of the ones you named, IIRC the Heirofalcon was the most 'recently' released.  The Iron Cheetah came in #20 . . . like I said, you can make one from parts- and thus I would expect the Dire Wolf, Timber Wolf and Warhawk to be released first.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 12 November 2021, 10:15:20
Attempting to divine the new release schedule is about as effective as blindfolded darts. there are a number of factors that determine what they produce - most of which I assume we don't even know about
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: abou on 12 November 2021, 17:13:14
I imagine IWM has little input and it is up to CGL. But I only imagine, not know
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 12 November 2021, 17:49:22
From what happened with the White Raven, I imagine they withhold things- or ask for them to be- otherwise it is probably open.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: abou on 12 November 2021, 20:33:03
I guess what I was thinking about more was the cost angle. And that really is inquiring about things that we don't know (or at least I don't) and we probably will never know.

Basically, when a sculpt gets decided on, who does the deciding and then who pays for it? Just because IWM and before them Ral Partha have done the miniatures, doesn't mean they are the game experts. So I imagine there is some direction from CGL. And then with the money side, who pays for the sculpts?

Is IWM paying to make the sculpts in the hopes they can recoup the costs? Because that does seem kind of backwards -- they are providing a service to a different company and would be taking on all the risk, which is not a business model I would run. I would suspect CGL pays to have the sculpts made. That's where fan funding makes sense to me: IWM is open to making the sculpt; CGL is OK with it, but doesn't want to put forward the funds.

So when it comes to what sculpt is made next, CGL is in charge there. Which is why the White Raven/fan funding thing happened. CGL changed its mind.

But if that isn't the case, I would love to know. I just don't expect to actually ever know.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: worktroll on 13 November 2021, 00:18:52
What it looks like, from the outside: IWM licence rights to product minis for BT from, probably, Topps (I could be wrong here.) If so, as long as Topps gets their annual royalties check, they don't get involved one little bit.

In the past, and still now, IWM commissions the production of mini masters independantly. They have to be based on CGL-owned art (eg. not on MWDA minis, unless they have CGL art.) IWM pays the sculptor directly. This is how fan funding works, except IWM solicit for the money to pay the sculptor, and provide bennies to the contributors. If it's not fan-funded, then IWM feel they'll make a profit on the sales of that mini, otherwise they wouldn't do it.

But IWM of course talks to CGL. And these days, CGL makes (commissions) plastic minis.  if CGL says "We'd like you to let us get mini X out in plastic", then IWM wisely work with CGL. And if CGL says "no worries", then no problem. They may also get access to the 3D modelling done for the KS minis, which would make life easier when it came to making masters.

Given IWM is spiritually a child of FASA, and given CGL is spiritually a child of FASA, it's not like they don't know each other. But it's worth noting BT is now how IWM makes salary - they do much more work for other gaming companies. But they still loyally support us mini addicts.

The above is purely personal interpretation, based on things like participation in fan-funding, but no sekret inzider knowledge.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: abou on 13 November 2021, 08:41:52
If that's the case, then IWM really goes out of the way for us.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: worktroll on 13 November 2021, 14:46:00
Yes, that's 100% true - Mike Noe and his reputable crew are great supporters of our game.

Remember in their previous digs, they didn't have enough room to keep all BT minis in stock, hence the Archive - it cost a bit extra, but they'd spin up what you wanted from the low-selling items when you wanted it.

Remember what the cutoff to go into Archive was? Sale of 6 units/year. Can you imagine most companies keeping the minis available for production at an insanely low rate like that?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 13 November 2021, 16:13:29
Looking at this I'm seeing two of the Fan Funded designs getting a release soon. Raider isn't mentioned and I'm a bit disappointing the warship i funded mid-June hasn't gotten done yet.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 14 November 2021, 00:18:21
Yes, that's 100% true - Mike Noe and his reputable crew are great supporters of our game.

Remember in their previous digs, they didn't have enough room to keep all BT minis in stock, hence the Archive - it cost a bit extra, but they'd spin up what you wanted from the low-selling items when you wanted it.

Remember what the cutoff to go into Archive was? Sale of 6 units/year. Can you imagine most companies keeping the minis available for production at an insanely low rate like that?

And it kinda says something that some minis like the Thunderbolt 9NAIS got archived within a year of being released.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 14 November 2021, 00:35:57
I mean they have the full line of Vor: The Maelstrom minis available. A game that died with FASA twenty years ago. Dudes are straight up dedicated to the cause and we're lucky for that.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 14 November 2021, 00:40:23
Yup
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Daritus1988 on 14 November 2021, 10:48:03
With view on the Boxed Sets and what get redesigned I guess Awesome and Battlemaster are the next Classic Mechs by IWM.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 14 November 2021, 12:44:38
With view on the Boxed Sets and what get redesigned I guess Awesome and Battlemaster are the next Classic Mechs by IWM.

I wonder if IWM's can release them at any rate they want or are limited to a certain number per quarter?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 14 November 2021, 12:47:54
I wonder if IWM's can release them at any rate they want or are limited to a certain number per quarter?

For the past year or so it’s been 3 a quarter, plus some online exclusive ones throughout. And they missed a quarter last year (fall), not sure if it’s a COVID thing or a 3 outta 4 ain’t bad thing.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 14 November 2021, 13:10:32
It is, they had more quarterly releases a few years ago (4 or 5?) and you have to admit the demand for the KS mechs is there based on how quickly this has all been selling out.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 14 November 2021, 14:14:58
I'm just remembering the Warhammer Preview and Marauder preview pics we got a few years back and still no release.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 14 November 2021, 15:22:01
I think that they're going to have to redo those to match the Kickstarter minis.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Daritus1988 on 14 November 2021, 15:33:56
I think that they're going to have to redo those to match the Kickstarter minis.

Didn't they have the new NewSeen design?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Greatclub on 14 November 2021, 16:49:02
They probably want to change a few things hings- get rid of the keying so it's posable, maybe add a joint or two
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 14 November 2021, 16:49:41
Those preivew prototypes were made several years before the KS was a thing, dating all the way back to Combat Manual Mercenaries in the case of the Warhammer. You'd have to compare the pictures in the book with the KS mini to see how similar they are
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Rougarou Rhapsody on 15 November 2021, 14:18:48
Ideally, each quarter I would love to see one of the new rec guide mechs, one of the redesigned plastics in metal form, one variant of a redesign already in metal, and another random unit that is not already in production.

Its hard to get the excitement for the new era in full swing with less then a 3rd of the new units having a mini.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 16 November 2021, 09:22:35
Thanks Speck, much appreciated ! Great to see 5 Wolverine variants unleashed.

The Winter 2021 release schedule also mentions an Atlas II.. Hm, Anthony did a concept sketch for the Legends book
(Patreon - Dec 8th, 2020) and mentioned the following at that point :

Was able to re-use a fair bit of Atlas parts in the design (and subsequent 3D model) so that sped things up a lot.

Will be interesting to see if the IWM mini uses this sketch/3D as a basis..

Atlas II mini was created by Anthony. So it is based on his sketch for sure.

Looking at this I'm seeing two of the Fan Funded designs getting a release soon. Raider isn't mentioned and I'm a bit disappointing the warship i funded mid-June hasn't gotten done yet.

Both of them are in process, will not be listed until they are in hand at IWM.

With view on the Boxed Sets and what get redesigned I guess Awesome and Battlemaster are the next Classic Mechs by IWM.

Those are being worked on, once they are far enough along they will be slotted for release.

It is, they had more quarterly releases a few years ago (4 or 5?) and you have to admit the demand for the KS mechs is there based on how quickly this has all been selling out.

As of now I do not know when KS mechs will be available to IWM. Those discussions are between Mike and CGL.

I'm just remembering the Warhammer Preview and Marauder preview pics we got a few years back and still no release.

IWM had nothing to do with those. They were 3D printed prototypes that CGL had done.

Ideally, each quarter I would love to see one of the new rec guide mechs, one of the redesigned plastics in metal form, one variant of a redesign already in metal, and another random unit that is not already in production.

Its hard to get the excitement for the new era in full swing with less then a 3rd of the new units having a mini.

Ideally I would like to plan something like that and I have tried. But recently it has been in flux and what models are far enough along are used for a release.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 16 November 2021, 09:27:03
I mean they have the full line of Vor: The Maelstrom minis available. A game that died with FASA twenty years ago. Dudes are straight up dedicated to the cause and we're lucky for that.

People still buy those minis and even play the game from talking to one of the customers.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 16 November 2021, 09:32:07
I think that Atlas is supposed to be from the HBS PC game.

But yes, I agree.

Nope, the new art was done for Legends and it was made available to IWM to produce the mini from it. The distro release has the H and H2 in it. Than a web only release will be of the Devilin stone variant.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 16 November 2021, 10:35:08
Not quite how the answer abou gave went.  The mech is from HBS, used in the House Arano SB with a record sheet showing a stock Atlas II image, and the lay out is different enough from the other Atlas IIs that the torso and IIRC both arms would be different than the previously used model.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Scotty on 16 November 2021, 19:24:49
Unless abou started working at Ironwind in the last few months, or was otherwise involved in designing the new art, I feel like we have a pretty good idea of who is more likely to be correct on that front.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: abou on 16 November 2021, 20:32:32
Wow... that escalated. ???

I was just mistaken as I didn't realize it was a resculpt rather than a variant.

I still think the best Atlas II is the custom version that was made by Michael Holzapfel for the GenCon diorama.

BTW, I am anxiously awaiting news on some fan funded stuff. So fingers crossed.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 16 November 2021, 22:16:36
Unless abou started working at Ironwind in the last few months, or was otherwise involved in designing the new art, I feel like we have a pretty good idea of who is more likely to be correct on that front.

Apologies, the HBS was D-HT rather than D2- I had them confused.  IF the D-HT was being released, it would have required a different torso and arms as I said.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 16 November 2021, 22:45:59
The raider should look great the art gave plenty to work with
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jwt708 on 17 November 2021, 06:45:37
I am very excited to see the Raider! I don't remember but you can make either variant? For sure will need two upon release.

Lots of good stuff in the update, thank you Speck!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 17 November 2021, 08:52:28
Pretty sure the raider funded both variants
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 17 November 2021, 09:43:24
Yeah, that sounds right.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 17 November 2021, 20:50:56
I add the Summer Releases to the IWM web store in the New Release Category (https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/categories/cat-battletech/cat-bt-nr).

20-5194   Sojourner Prime   60   
20-5195   Archer ARC-9W   70   
20-5196   Goliath C

I also moved the weapon and equipment parts to there own folder in the ScrapYard folder. (https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/categories/cat-battletech/cat-bt-oe/category/scrapyard-weapon-and-equipment-parts)
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 18 November 2021, 20:29:00
Very nice! Always love me some good updates.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Corrinald on 19 November 2021, 13:12:54
Nope, the new art was done for Legends and it was made available to IWM to produce the mini from it. The distro release has the H and H2 in it. Than a web only release will be of the Devilin stone variant.

Very cool news, I will definitely have to get one of those.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 22 November 2021, 00:23:38
Nope, the new art was done for Legends and it was made available to IWM to produce the mini from it. The distro release has the H and H2 in it. Than a web only release will be of the Devilin stone variant.

Sweet, does that mean IWM will get the Savage Wolf artwork for a release in the future as well?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 22 November 2021, 12:36:02
Sweet, does that mean IWM will get the Savage Wolf artwork for a release in the future as well?

It could be possible, but since that is just new art I do not know if there is a 3D base model for it.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: bobthecoward on 29 November 2021, 18:37:34
Is the new Phoenix archer scaled to the recent emphasis on 1:265? Were older project phoenix sculpts at 1:265?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 11 December 2021, 10:32:36
I'd really love to see a Jade Phoenix and Ion Sparrow mini!  :D
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Greatclub on 11 December 2021, 11:04:17
Iron Cheetah, carrion Crow, Devil, hammerhead.

The Ravens really do get a nice ilclan era lineup

Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Daritus1988 on 11 December 2021, 14:24:26
Can't wait for a new Metal Awesome. That would be.. awesome...
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 13 December 2021, 11:25:53
Is the new Phoenix archer scaled to the recent emphasis on 1:265? Were older project phoenix sculpts at 1:265?

While I can't answer your question about scaling, the new Phoenix Archer (ARC-9W) looks great compared to both the old Phoenix Archer (ARC-8M) and the new Classic plastic sculpt from the kickstarter (ARC-2R). 
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: GRUD on 15 December 2021, 01:02:07
Speck, any word on the Commando and Thunderbolt Variants?   ???  I checked page 1 of this thread, and comments in November 2020 were mentioning them being in the works.  But then later "A Snag" had occurred, and they were delayed, and we've heard nothing more about them since.   :'(

In a post from 21 FEB, 2021, you mention a Wolverine Variant.  Did we ever get that?  Or is that the -1R/-3R blister?   ???
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 15 December 2021, 02:55:26
I believe the Wolverine Variant is the Wolverine 6R/6D mini that's currently scheduled for Winter 21 release.

https://www.ironwindmetals.com/index.php/release-schedule-main
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: GRUD on 16 December 2021, 20:15:43
I believe the Wolverine Variant is the Wolverine 6R/6D mini that's currently scheduled for Winter 21 release.

https://www.ironwindmetals.com/index.php/release-schedule-main

Cool, Thanks!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 17 December 2021, 19:56:46
Appears the wolverine, atlas II, and Viking have been released into the wild.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Dragon41673 on 17 December 2021, 20:10:26
Appears the wolverine, atlas II, and Viking have been released into the wild.

Yep! LOL
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: worktroll on 17 December 2021, 23:54:05
Speck, could I ask what's up with the Raider? Kinda sad to see the Viking IIC getting released sooner, when the Raider was funded earlier. Is there an unavoidable holdup?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 19 December 2021, 21:46:20
Speck, any word on the Commando and Thunderbolt Variants?   ???  I checked page 1 of this thread, and comments in November 2020 were mentioning them being in the works.  But then later "A Snag" had occurred, and they were delayed, and we've heard nothing more about them since.   :'(

In a post from 21 FEB, 2021, you mention a Wolverine Variant.  Did we ever get that?  Or is that the -1R/-3R blister?   ???

Still in the works, need to get an update on those and the Awesome and BattleMaster.

Wolverine is now out and there are other variants in a web only release coming soon.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 19 December 2021, 21:49:31
Speck, could I ask what's up with the Raider? Kinda sad to see the Viking IIC getting released sooner, when the Raider was funded earlier. Is there an unavoidable holdup?

It is still in process.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 20 December 2021, 10:39:25
Kind of want to ask about the Defender as well. But I know I'll get the same answer!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 20 December 2021, 14:54:06
Kind of want to ask about the Defender as well. But I know I'll get the same answer!

That is very close to being completed by the sculptor.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Dragon41673 on 20 December 2021, 14:57:38
Defender?!?!

Warship or Medium Fighter?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 20 December 2021, 18:04:37
Defender?!?!

Warship or Medium Fighter?

Warship of course!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Dragon41673 on 20 December 2021, 19:39:37
Warship of course!

Fantastic...been a while since one of those came out.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 20 December 2021, 19:42:00
Love the new Atlas II.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: bobthecoward on 20 December 2021, 22:56:26
Pardon my ignorance, but why was the atlas II resculpted and why does it differ from the TRO art?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 20 December 2021, 23:26:56
Anthony Scroggins in the Legends book for Devlin Stone's article
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Wrangler on 21 December 2021, 06:53:34
Pardon my ignorance, but why was the atlas II resculpted and why does it differ from the TRO art?
TRO art is precisely why there a resculpt. This is my own opinion, but it was ugly. Not in good scary way.  Later renditions of Atlas II such as on the cover of the original Strategic Operations certainly improve the Mech appearance. From that Dark Vader without a helmet cartoon look to what was done in Legends.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Cache on 21 December 2021, 11:14:50
Anthony Scroggins in the Legends book for Devlin Stone's article
Plus, the mini was not a good match to the TRO art: The head and upper waist are significantly elongated, making it look rather awkward. The upper waist is also much wider than the art, and the arms/shoulders are attached too high up on the torso. It can be corrected, but is about as intimidating as the 2nd metal Atlas sculpt.

The new Atlas II artwork looks much better than the new Atlas artwork. Head proportions and positioning are spot on.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 21 December 2021, 12:38:12
I'm excited whenever IWM releases a new miniature, even if it is a resculpt of a fairly new miniature.  Although... I think the original Atlas II miniature is 10 years old now?  And technology has really improved IWM's ability to make  models with better scaling and detail.

It sounds like we've got the following miniatures on the immediate horizon:
AWS-8Q Awesome (Classic design from AGoAC)
BLR-1G Battlemaster (Classic design from AGoAC)
Defender (Warship from Field Manual 2765 - AFFS)
Thunderbolt variant (TDR-5SE? TDR-7M?)
Commando variant (COM-3A? COM-3S?)
Raider (TRO 3150)

Would not be surprised to see a Savage Wolf resculpt come out in 2022, along with remaining ilClan sourcebook mechs like the Jade Phoenix and Ion Sparrow. 
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: God and Davion on 21 December 2021, 15:00:55
  The original Atlas II was really awful. I am sorry to say that but they really dropped the ball. The threatening head? Looks more like a pig head. The neck looks more like a cowl and the miniature looks as if it was strechted. Don't get me wrong.. you can make it look nice. It took me 2 days of adding extra pieces for that.

  The original art was way better and then we had the fantastic art from the Legends book. The new miniature is a great improvement and, finally, does justice to the Atlas II. Well done from IWM to improve the miniature.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 21 December 2021, 15:13:49
  The original Atlas II was really awful. I am sorry to say that but they really dropped the ball. The threatening head? Looks more like a pig head. The neck looks more like a cowl and the miniature looks as if it was strechted. Don't get me wrong.. you can make it look nice. It took me 2 days of adding extra pieces for that.

I saw a heavily modified Atlas II on the CSO website, was painted by GunjiNoKanrei in in Stone's Lament colors, presumably Devlin Stone's own mech.  Was that your work?  That was my favorite iteration of the Atlas II until now.  I spent considerable time magnetizing and painting up my Atlas II but I've only had it on the game board once...  Anyways, i'll definitely be picking up an Atlas II in my next order from IWM.   
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Wrangler on 21 December 2021, 15:26:37
I've not been active on tabletop front for a while due to no local groups to play with (and my paints died....) so I'm actually forward to getting the new Atlas II, Defender Battlecruiser, and the Raider. 

Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 21 December 2021, 20:44:45
Just put the new Atlas II mini together, and I am very impressed by it.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: bobthecoward on 21 December 2021, 21:18:05
Just put the new Atlas II mini together, and I am very impressed by it.

what variant?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 21 December 2021, 21:28:10
Hopefully got mine today,  have to wait til after work to verify.   Bought 3 so I could have both versions and an extra.

Just put the new Atlas II mini together, and I am very impressed by it.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 21 December 2021, 21:38:21
Just put the new Atlas II mini together, and I am very impressed by it.

Awesome, also have the Devlin Stone variant coming out as a Web only hopefully soon.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 21 December 2021, 22:15:27
what variant?

H or H2

https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/release-schedule-main
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: bobthecoward on 21 December 2021, 22:25:42
H or H2

https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/release-schedule-main

Sorry, I mean when moneyloving put together theirs, I'm wondering what one they chose.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 21 December 2021, 22:47:07
i went with the H

the only variant parts are the forearms
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 21 December 2021, 23:35:30
Sorry, I mean when moneyloving put together theirs, I'm wondering what one they chose.

Went with the H2.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 21 December 2021, 23:43:39
I just put a Viking IIC together and while it looks good, I think there are some serious design issues with the mini.

First of all, the leg sprue is done in such a way that it's super easy to accidentally rip one of the toes right off the foot while removing the leg from the sprue.  Second of all, the chin lasers are ridiculously hard to actually attach and keep attached: I got them glued on but one came off when I was attaching the legs and at that point I'd have had to disassemble pretty much the entire mini to get it back on.  I think if there had been some way to have made the lasers into a single piece that attached to the chin over a broader area than those tiny divots, it would have been a lot better for assembly.

Other than that, great mini- love the details on the legs and missile pods.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: GRUD on 22 December 2021, 04:40:13
It sounds like we've got the following miniatures on the immediate horizon:
AWS-8Q Awesome (Classic design from AGoAC)
BLR-1G Battlemaster (Classic design from AGoAC)
Defender (Warship from Field Manual 2765 - AFFS)
Thunderbolt variant (TDR-5SE? TDR-7M?)
Commando variant (COM-3A? COM-3S?)
Raider (TRO 3150)

I can't remember if they said which Commando Variant, but I Think they said -5SE and -5SS for the T-Bolt.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 22 December 2021, 10:40:42
I just put a Viking IIC together and while it looks good, I think there are some serious design issues with the mini.

First of all, the leg sprue is done in such a way that it's super easy to accidentally rip one of the toes right off the foot while removing the leg from the sprue.  Second of all, the chin lasers are ridiculously hard to actually attach and keep attached: I got them glued on but one came off when I was attaching the legs and at that point I'd have had to disassemble pretty much the entire mini to get it back on.  I think if there had been some way to have made the lasers into a single piece that attached to the chin over a broader area than those tiny divots, it would have been a lot better for assembly.

Other than that, great mini- love the details on the legs and missile pods.

After much blood, sweat, and swearing, I did manage to get the chin guns attached.  Looks fantastic, just easily the most annoying mini that I've assembled in years.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 22 December 2021, 10:42:43
Fantastic...been a while since one of those came out.

Funded it last May I think? Figured if I paid for the Davion Destroyer years back I might as well get the Defender done as well.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 22 December 2021, 10:59:03
Just built the 2 Atlas II configs and the 2 Wolverines.  Great stuff.  Easy to assemble, sockets worked fine, one could pin if needed.  Legs have limited poseability, wish they had a bit more range. 

Bought extras of both to make a few kitbashes as well.  Lady Arano is getting her ride for one.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Dragon41673 on 22 December 2021, 11:18:27
Just built the 2 Atlas II configs and the 2 Wolverines.  Great stuff.  Easy to assemble, sockets worked fine, one could pin if needed.  Legs have limited poseability, wish they had a bit more range. 

Bought extras of both to make a few kitbashes as well.  Lady Arano is getting her ride for one.

Looks good man!! Lady Arano is going to need some shiny new House Arano decals!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 22 December 2021, 11:22:03
Good thing I saw a restock notice this morning  ;D

Looks good man!! Lady Arano is going to need some shiny new House Arano decals!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Corrinald on 22 December 2021, 11:24:56
I can't wait to put my Atlas II together.  Maybe jumped the gun a little bit since theres a Devlin Stone specific one coming out. Oh darn, I will have to buy another!

Will the Devlin Stone Atlas II be in a different pose or just feature a modified torso?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Dragon41673 on 22 December 2021, 11:27:53
Speck...just to confirm, aside from the Devlin version...will there also be a Nicholas Kerensky version? I could have sworn that was discussed previously, just can't seem to find it now.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Empyrus on 22 December 2021, 14:56:58
Speck...just to confirm, aside from the Devlin version...will there also be a Nicholas Kerensky version? I could have sworn that was discussed previously, just can't seem to find it now.
Off-had, NK's version just uses Clan-spec equipment but has identical layout to stock Atlas II, plus extra electronics.
EDIT Wait, that has extra SRM-6. But otherwise stock layout.

I can't remember if they said which Commando Variant, but I Think they said -5SE and -5SS for the T-Bolt.
I thought the T-bolt variant is the 5D, the weird with AC/20 and LRM-10?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 22 December 2021, 16:10:41
has any sort of schedule for next year been released?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: God and Davion on 22 December 2021, 16:52:41
I saw a heavily modified Atlas II on the CSO website, was painted by GunjiNoKanrei in in Stone's Lament colors, presumably Devlin Stone's own mech.  Was that your work?  That was my favorite iteration of the Atlas II until now.  I spent considerable time magnetizing and painting up my Atlas II but I've only had it on the game board once...  Anyways, i'll definitely be picking up an Atlas II in my next order from IWM.

No, mine was a bit cruder. That one was awesome.

I am glad to see that the mech got the miniature it deserves.

(https://i.imgur.com/UokWVwR.jpg)
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 22 December 2021, 19:50:13
I can't wait to put my Atlas II together.  Maybe jumped the gun a little bit since theres a Devlin Stone specific one coming out. Oh darn, I will have to buy another!

Will the Devlin Stone Atlas II be in a different pose or just feature a modified torso?

Just different torso.

Speck...just to confirm, aside from the Devlin version...will there also be a Nicholas Kerensky version? I could have sworn that was discussed previously, just can't seem to find it now.

Just Devlin version, no other variants were discussed beyond what is out in the distro release and the coming Devlin.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Dragon41673 on 22 December 2021, 20:04:58
Just different torso.

Just Devlin version, no other variants were discussed beyond what is out in the distro release and the coming Devlin.

Ok...thank you Speck. I swear I had heard it at some Pont, maybe it was just conjecture or rumor I had spotted.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: IAMCLANWOLF on 23 December 2021, 12:09:29
I am glad to see that the mech got the miniature it deserves.

Same! I love the Vader vibe with the new one.

Much improved over my old attempt...

(https://i.imgur.com/GT8n7yw.jpg)
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Wolf Reaper on 24 December 2021, 13:54:00
Same! I love the Vader vibe with the new one.

Much improved over my old attempt...

(https://i.imgur.com/GT8n7yw.jpg)

I always loved your mini for it.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 24 December 2021, 16:00:11
didn't mind the old one but this one is certainly an improvement for me
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Daritus1988 on 26 December 2021, 11:52:34
We can only hope that we will see the common Atlas from IWM in 2022.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 26 December 2021, 13:42:11
You mean from the Rec Guides?

It would be nice but I'm fine with waiting on that and focusing more heavily on mechs that did not get plastic versions.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Weirdo on 26 December 2021, 16:35:37
#justiceforBusters!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jwt708 on 26 December 2021, 16:41:59
You mean from the Rec Guides?

It would be nice but I'm fine with waiting on that and focusing more heavily on mechs that did not get plastic versions.

I agree!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Dragon41673 on 26 December 2021, 17:00:23
#justiceforBusters!

(https://ca-times.brightspotcdn.com/dims4/default/0d8fb7c/2147483647/strip/true/crop/2048x1324+0+0/resize/840x543!/quality/90/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcalifornia-times-brightspot.s3.amazonaws.com%2F02%2Fc1%2F0d3b811d4c6dba8d12fd6d5dc74c%2Fla-et-mn-paul-walker-furious-death-20150406-001)
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Wrangler on 27 December 2021, 08:38:30
I certainly like the revised version of the Atlas II over the original one Brent drew. 
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stinger on 28 December 2021, 09:08:43
I certainly like the revised version of the Atlas II over the original one Brent drew.

Interesting fact, that was actually drawn by Ray Arrastia at the time on an INCREDIBLY tight deadline rather than Brent.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: bobthecoward on 28 December 2021, 10:35:41
Interesting fact, that was actually drawn by Ray Arrastia at the time on an INCREDIBLY tight deadline rather than Brent.

I would like to see a roast of Ray. It works because art direction and layout have done an incredible job rejuvenating the game, and he has been a critical piece, and roasts only work if you roast the ones you love.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 29 December 2021, 18:56:03
has any sort of schedule for next year been released?

Not yet.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Daritus1988 on 30 December 2021, 15:07:14
Awesome, Marauder, Warhammer, anyone of this three would be nice for 2022.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 30 December 2021, 16:03:50
awesome and battlemaster are likely toward the front of the line as they're the final two from the box still uncast
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Greatclub on 30 December 2021, 16:33:19
hammerhead wouldn't surprise me; the stats have been released for a while, it's on clan general, and it is one of the better early RG designs that aren't green bird.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 30 December 2021, 16:34:45
for sure - or any other mix and match from the wave 1 and 2 recguides.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 30 December 2021, 17:04:16
hammerhead wouldn't surprise me; the stats have been released for a while, it's on clan general, and it is one of the better early RG designs that aren't green bird.

I would love a Hammerhead . . . I can slice & dice legs from MWDA stuff, but creating that sort of distinctive head . . . I was looking for 3D printed stuff to make one.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 30 December 2021, 20:59:18
Maybe we will see the Ion Sparrow and the Jade Pheonix next year?  8)
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Weirdo on 30 December 2021, 21:04:30
The Hammerhead talk had me excited, until I realized you were all talking about the mech. Then I cheered up because I remembered the proper Hammerhead already has a mini. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: klarg1 on 01 January 2022, 12:32:09
The Hammerhead talk had me excited, until I realized you were all talking about the mech. Then I cheered up because I remembered the proper Hammerhead already has a mini. :thumbsup:

It does? Crazy.

*makes notes*
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Weirdo on 01 January 2022, 12:56:04
It does? Crazy.

*makes notes*

https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/categories/cat-battletech/cat-bt-oe/product/battletech-bt-247/category_pathway-208
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 01 January 2022, 16:21:44
https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/categories/cat-battletech/cat-bt-oe/product/battletech-bt-247/category_pathway-208

Well it does have the benefit of being true...
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Daritus1988 on 12 January 2022, 03:16:26
New Year

I'm curious what we will see more in 2022.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 12 January 2022, 11:16:15
New Year

I'm curious what we will see more in 2022.

It sounds like we've got the following miniatures on the immediate horizon:
AWS-8Q Awesome (Classic design from AGoAC)
BLR-1G Battlemaster (Classic design from AGoAC)
Defender (Warship from Field Manual 2765 - AFFS)
Thunderbolt variant (TDR-5SE? TDR-7M?)
Commando variant (COM-3A? COM-3S?)
Raider (TRO 3150)
Atlas II Devlin (from Legends artwork)
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: klarg1 on 12 January 2022, 14:05:24
It sounds like we've got the following miniatures on the immediate horizon:
AWS-8Q Awesome (Classic design from AGoAC)
BLR-1G Battlemaster (Classic design from AGoAC)
Defender (Warship from Field Manual 2765 - AFFS)
Thunderbolt variant (TDR-5SE? TDR-7M?)
Commando variant (COM-3A? COM-3S?)
Raider (TRO 3150)
Atlas II Devlin (from Legends artwork)

If accurate, that could be most of the years releases right there.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 12 January 2022, 14:24:39
Well, Defender & Raider were fan funds IIRC?  Not sure the variants would count b/c they might just be a single sprue change, so that would be TBolt, Commando & Atlas II.  I would bet on a few more new RecGuide releases.

Come on Hammerhead.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 12 January 2022, 17:04:11
It sounds like we've got the following miniatures on the immediate horizon:
AWS-8Q Awesome (Classic design from AGoAC)
BLR-1G Battlemaster (Classic design from AGoAC)
Defender (Warship from Field Manual 2765 - AFFS)
Thunderbolt variant (TDR-5SE? TDR-7M?)
Commando variant (COM-3A? COM-3S?)
Raider (TRO 3150)
Atlas II Devlin (from Legends artwork)

Good list of stuff in process, I will have to double check the Thunderbolt and Commando Variants. The Atlas II Devlin will be up soon on IWM store. I was just cleaning the parts so I can built it next week. At my in laws this week, I have been cleaning new release minis and mini parts for scrapyard.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Guardian11 on 12 January 2022, 21:29:04
I'd really like to see a Royal/Red Corsair/C 2 version of the Battlemaster.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 13 January 2022, 19:16:55
Well, Defender & Raider were fan funds IIRC?  Not sure the variants would count b/c they might just be a single sprue change, so that would be TBolt, Commando & Atlas II.  I would bet on a few more new RecGuide releases.

Come on Hammerhead.

Defender and Raider are fan funded yes. Defender was surprisingly a bargain to fund. Cheaper than what we put into the Dreadnought years ago. I ended up just paying for it.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Heavyguard on 13 January 2022, 19:38:57
If accurate, that could be most of the years releases right there.
Fan funded and variants have typically been online exclusives and outside of the normal 3 per quarter release schedule.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jwt708 on 13 January 2022, 23:07:54
Defender and Raider are fan funded yes. Defender was surprisingly a bargain to fund. Cheaper than what we put into the Dreadnought years ago. I ended up just paying for it.

I've just started getting into the space stuff and I'm very excited about the Defender. That was all you? Well done!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 14 January 2022, 19:32:10
I've just started getting into the space stuff and I'm very excited about the Defender. That was all you? Well done!

I did the Davion Destroyer years back as well.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jwt708 on 14 January 2022, 19:34:29
I did the Davion Destroyer years back as well.

Thanks for doing that one too!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Valkerie on 15 January 2022, 00:13:48
So with all this talk of fan funding, anything new on the horizon we can throw money at?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 15 January 2022, 09:55:10
So with all this talk of fan funding, anything new on the horizon we can throw money at?

Whatever it is I'll probably throw money at it! ;)
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Weirdo on 15 January 2022, 20:08:31
(https://browntweedsociety.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/oliver-twist.jpg)

Please, sir. I want some Tribune...
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jimdigris on 16 January 2022, 08:19:07
I'd like a Gossamer vtol.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 16 January 2022, 18:17:08
I'm still waiting for the 3025 Goblin Medium Tank...  hehe
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 17 January 2022, 07:42:20
I'd like a Gossamer vtol.

Love the stats and about half of the art . . . the helicarrier lift method . . .

BUT . . . I thought we had heard vehicles were going to mostly be fan funded by this point?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Weirdo on 17 January 2022, 10:30:41
Yes, that's why we're responding to someone who talked about Fan Funding.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 17 January 2022, 18:19:00
Do we have the Tiger Tank yet?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 17 January 2022, 19:34:04
I don't think we've gotten anything from the Reunification Wars.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 17 January 2022, 20:31:02
I think the Concordat ship left the yard.

Honestly the Magistry's fighter has always appealed to me . . . as in the 'find a cache in the Periphery' appeal.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 17 January 2022, 21:04:08
Do we have the Tiger Tank yet?

No and I REALLY WANT SEVERAL
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: abou on 17 January 2022, 21:16:53
I'm game for a Tiger tank funding.

Also, the Estevez looks super cool. Too bad it isn't really viable on the board. But if that came up too, I would be down.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Valkerie on 18 January 2022, 00:02:42
No and I REALLY WANT SEVERAL
Ditto.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Daritus1988 on 18 January 2022, 03:20:50
I want just the Awesome, the Warhammer and the Marauder...
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 18 January 2022, 08:32:44
I want just the Awesome, the Warhammer and the Marauder...

We all do.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 18 January 2022, 08:59:30
I want just the Awesome, the Warhammer and the Marauder...

Awesome is coming soon, as for the other two I do not know.

Can we move the Fan Funding questions to the Fan Funding Questions (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/fan-financing-2-0/fin-finance-2-0-questions/450/) thread. I have posted a question about FF interest in two items.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Prometheum5 on 18 January 2022, 19:08:06
I don't think I've seen an update recently, is there a closer ETA on the IWM versions of the Atlas II and Wolverine? I had assumed they'd drop at the same time as the regular releases and I have a Sword of Light company waiting to be painted until the WVR-K drops.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 18 January 2022, 19:12:24
They've been out for a month.  Unless you were waiting to order them from IWM directly instead of a different store?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 18 January 2022, 20:08:38
I don't think I've seen an update recently, is there a closer ETA on the IWM versions of the Atlas II and Wolverine? I had assumed they'd drop at the same time as the regular releases and I have a Sword of Light company waiting to be painted until the WVR-K drops.

I need to get them assembled and then pictures done. I am hoping to get to them later this week. Getting caught up on some other items right now.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Prometheum5 on 18 January 2022, 21:03:23
I need to get them assembled and then pictures done. I am hoping to get to them later this week. Getting caught up on some other items right now.

Excellent, thank you. Looking forward to them!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Guardian11 on 19 January 2022, 19:36:16
Any word on when the Sojourner B and C will be released? They were fan funded, and the Hierofalcon A and B that were fan funded at the same time have already been released, kudos for the quick release of those by the way.

Just curious, though I will admit my two Sojourner Primes are waiting for their Star-mates.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 20 January 2022, 21:59:09
Any word on when the Sojourner B and C will be released? They were fan funded, and the Hierofalcon A and B that were fan funded at the same time have already been released, kudos for the quick release of those by the way.

Just curious, though I will admit my two Sojourner Primes are waiting for their Star-mates.

Soon, I have one of them now and hoping to get the other from Mike soon.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Daritus1988 on 23 January 2022, 14:32:36
An updated release schedule for 2022 wuld be very nice.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 24 January 2022, 14:04:01
An updated release schedule for 2022 wuld be very nice.

Hoping to finalize first releases soon.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 24 January 2022, 21:31:19
Hoping to finalize first releases soon.

Speck, I gotta say we all appreciate everything you do and putting up with us all. Thanks much.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 31 January 2022, 22:14:16
I have added the Winter 2021 Distribution releases and two web only items to IWM online store in the New Release Category (https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/10-factory-news/134-winter2021-webstore). I will be adding more web only items as they are ready.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 31 January 2022, 22:43:29
I can't see the Sojourner C as anything but Mickey Mouse.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Dragon41673 on 31 January 2022, 22:50:06
I can't see the Sojourner C as anything but Mickey Mouse.

Any just like that...an April Fools paint scheme has been born.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 31 January 2022, 22:58:54
So the Atlas II and Atlas II (Devlin) are just different in the torso weapons?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 31 January 2022, 23:03:33
So the Atlas II and Atlas II (Devlin) are just different in the torso weapons?

Different torso plus the small AMS part.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 01 February 2022, 00:17:49
Ah, I see it now.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 01 February 2022, 13:01:27
Does Devlin kit come with the other arm weapons like the H/H2
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 01 February 2022, 13:16:09
Does Devlin kit come with the other arm weapons like the H/H2

No
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 01 February 2022, 14:10:57
Might come with a cyro stasis pod . . .
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: abou on 01 February 2022, 14:53:20
Might come with a cyro stasis pod . . .

Even better: we could get a mini of an author in a Fiat in honor of everything that happened in HotW.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Corrinald on 01 February 2022, 20:49:12
Different torso plus the small AMS part.

Ooh the Devlin Atlas looks great. I will definitely have to get one
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 15 February 2022, 18:08:39
Any movement on what’s gonna be in the next round?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 15 February 2022, 22:15:38
Any movement on what’s gonna be in the next round?

Things got shuffled around. Once I have confirmation from Mike I will update it.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: abou on 15 February 2022, 23:06:12
Fingers crossed for some fan-funded stuff. Hopefully there is a lot that can get released this year!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 15 February 2022, 23:20:01
Hammerhead . . . Inferno . . . Marauder . . . Warhammer . . . I can kitbash a Conjurer into a Eris it seems.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: GRUD on 16 February 2022, 00:32:46
Hammerhead . . . Inferno . . . Marauder . . . Warhammer . . . I can kitbash a Conjurer into a Eris it seems.

The old Ral Partha Assault Lance Boxed Set (10-806) had 1 BattleMaster, 1 MAD, and 2 WHM.  I keep Hoping IWM will give us one for the "Gen Con Special" Lance Pack!   :excited:


They recreated the old RP Lance Sets several years back, using the Reseen/Project Phoenix Sculpts.  We even got Variants in the few cases that had 2 of the same 'Mech.  Sadly, they weren't "Retail" releases, so it was just the blisters in plain brown boxes.   :'(  Nothing even remotely "Fancy" about the packaging.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 16 February 2022, 09:13:51
I'd settle for a Scout lance with a Phoenix Hawk, Locust, Stinger and Wasp
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Rougarou Rhapsody on 16 February 2022, 09:22:44
Hammerhead . . . Inferno . . . Marauder . . . Warhammer . . . I can kitbash a Conjurer into a Eris it seems.

I mean I'm willing to throw money at just about any fan funding project for the new mechs from the Rec Guides
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 16 February 2022, 13:39:32
I mean I'm willing to throw money at just about any fan funding project for the new mechs from the Rec Guides

I would as well, if anything just to get them out faster. But it’d have to be next round
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: GRUD on 17 February 2022, 04:07:36
I'd settle for a Scout lance with a Phoenix Hawk, Locust, Stinger and Wasp

For a "Retro" LP, that would be the Recon Lance Boxed Set (10-801) - 2 Locusts, Stinger and Phoenix Hawk.  Sadly, we currently only have the LCT in Metal of those, but at least we've got 3 Variants, so they could include 2 of them (OR the bits for all 3) in the LP!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Daritus1988 on 17 February 2022, 18:28:40
With the new Mechs (and their designs) and more upcoming, new Lance Packs in the future would be awesome.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 17 February 2022, 21:26:49
Oddly I'm hoping the Hermit Crab gets a sculpt soon. I'm looking forward to a Horde of them to support a few Crabs and King Crabs.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 18 February 2022, 13:11:11
New merc unit named . . . 'Revenge of the Crabs'?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Daritus1988 on 19 February 2022, 15:22:49
Updated Release Schedule on IWM website.

Already more that 3 Month passed since the last update of the release shedule. I wonder if we soon will see further releases for 2022.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: abou on 19 February 2022, 16:03:36
I'm sure Speck will get to it soon. I just hope IWM can increase the amount of releases pet quarter.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Daritus1988 on 19 February 2022, 17:38:49
I just hope IWM can increase the amount of releases pet quarter.

Would be VERY nice...
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 19 February 2022, 19:47:21
Already more that 3 Month passed since the last update of the release shedule. I wonder if we soon will see further releases for 2022.

A lot has changed since than to the schedule. I need to finalize it with Mike and than make sure I can post it. The plan this year is 3 release of 4 Mechs, we stayed with three releases to provide extra time incase issues arrive that could cause delays.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 19 February 2022, 22:04:18
Four of three… three of four. Potayto potahto
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 20 February 2022, 12:16:13
New merc unit named . . . 'Revenge of the Crabs'?

Ladys of the Night revenge!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stinger on 21 February 2022, 09:36:48
Man there is some good stuff in the pipe... Can't wait to share my sculpt...
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Daritus1988 on 21 February 2022, 14:29:42
There was a Metal Band, they have a song with the Name "March of the Crabs".
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 21 February 2022, 16:55:01
Man there is some good stuff in the pipe... Can't wait to share my sculpt...

Please tell me it's a Warship.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: truetanker on 21 February 2022, 20:17:24
Please tell me it's a Warship.
Man there is some good stuff in the pipe... Can't wait to share my sculpt...

I'd laugh if it was blue water!

TT
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 21 February 2022, 20:50:01
Please tell me it's a Warship.

I already have that one and hope to get it up for sale soon.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 21 February 2022, 20:55:07
I'm sad because I already know its not the Soyal.   :(
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jwt708 on 21 February 2022, 22:46:52
New warship!!! How exciting!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 23 February 2022, 16:09:26
 :thumbsup:
I already have that one and hope to get it up for sale soon.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: I am Belch II on 23 February 2022, 20:40:42
Please tell me it's a Warship.

Would love to see more Warships....I need a bigger fleet.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Daritus1988 on 11 March 2022, 10:17:39
Still no news about upcoming releases?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jwt708 on 11 March 2022, 19:53:09
Would love to see more Warships....I need a bigger fleet.

Agreed!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: IronSphinx on 14 March 2022, 11:54:04
Would love to see more Warships....I need a bigger fleet.
And stronger screws for the display shelf...  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: I am Belch II on 15 March 2022, 20:06:18
And stronger screws for the display shelf...  :thumbsup:

Thats what Im talking about.

Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 15 March 2022, 20:33:47
And stronger screws for the display shelf...  :thumbsup:

Bookshelves would be the way to go.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: worktroll on 16 March 2022, 00:33:00
Bookshelves, the ones with adjustable spacing. Then put another bookshelf in the spaces in between. You can still see the minis in the back, but double the storage.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Prometheum5 on 18 March 2022, 15:55:42
Maybe they're gearing up for announcements around Adepticon? I just finished the IlClan books and am desperate to start getting minis of new designs from that and the RegGuides. With the push on the new era and further upcoming book releases to support playing in the IlClan era, I really hope there's an upcoming push to give people minis to support the gaming emphasis.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: GRUD on 19 March 2022, 02:43:19
Maybe they're gearing up for announcements around Adepticon?

While he can speak for himself of course, I know Speck is always HELLA Busy in the weeks leading up to Conventions.  Not only does he have a "Day Job" he has to go to, he's also a few hours away from the IWM Factory, so he can't just "Pop In" for some reason.  For years I thought he lived within 30 minutes from IWM!  ;D

And then, if IWM doesn't have anything Ready for sale, there's NO "News" for Speck to pass along.   :-\  Because they've learned like CGL, if you announce "Something" that you HOPE to have for a certain date/convention, and things beyond their control keep it from happening, the "Fans"/Children will be up in arms crying about it.  As a Result, they tend to ONLY announce things that are actually In Production.   :-\
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 19 March 2022, 06:39:47
It's best not to annoy Speck. Man does a lot for the community.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 19 March 2022, 10:03:30
It's best not to annoy Speck. Man does a lot for the community.

QFT
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 20 March 2022, 20:58:16
Had other distractions last few weeks. Just waiting for final okay on first two releases of 2022 and than I will post the list.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 21 March 2022, 15:13:07
Had other distractions last few weeks. Just waiting for final okay on first two releases of 2022 and than I will post the list.

Thanks for the update!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: truetanker on 23 March 2022, 15:43:00
We need a GoFundMe account for Speck...

He deserves it.

TT
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 24 March 2022, 08:53:37
We need a GoFundMe account for Speck...

He deserves it.

TT

Yeah, his second job is taking him away from what's important! Keeping us all updated!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: I am Belch II on 25 March 2022, 08:41:06
Come out with a couple more warships and I will be a part of that gp fund me
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 28 March 2022, 22:20:47
Release Schedule will be going up tomorrow evening. I ran out of time to create the post after getting caught up on emails.

The wait will be worth it.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 28 March 2022, 22:23:22
Can't wait!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 28 March 2022, 22:56:04
AWESOME! I hope there's lots of AWESOME to go around!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 29 March 2022, 06:41:49
Finally. A release worth waiting for.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 29 March 2022, 21:31:03
Release Schedule (https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/release-schedule-main) Update is here.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Cache on 29 March 2022, 21:42:41
Release Schedule (https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/release-schedule-main) Update is here.
Daaaaang...  :o
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 29 March 2022, 21:48:58
The CYRANO is finally coming home. Deepcut backlog filling is one of my favorite things
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Prometheum5 on 29 March 2022, 21:58:29
That's a good list!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Weirdo on 29 March 2022, 22:02:53
Prime Movers and Wheeled Scouts, woo!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 29 March 2022, 22:27:21
Woo, nice!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Corrinald on 29 March 2022, 22:46:35
Wow finally a Cyrano! Lots of good stuff here.

Is the Ryoken the new art style?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 29 March 2022, 22:54:19
Yeah. Looks to be the metal version of the limited edition resin offering from before
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 29 March 2022, 23:43:17
Yeah, they did that with the Black Knight too it seems.  And with the Awesome and Battlemaster, that is all of the GoAC box in metal right?

Wolverine 7M/7M2/7K will be interesting.  Oh yeah, happy to see the Saxon too, see how it sizes up to the MWDA one, lol.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 30 March 2022, 00:14:22
Is the stock Awesome going to be available, or just the two variants listed?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Greatclub on 30 March 2022, 00:28:19
I'll be getting one of each crow. Maybe an awesome, probably not.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 30 March 2022, 07:17:21
Wow finally a Cyrano! Lots of good stuff here.

Is the Ryoken the new art style?
Yeah. Looks to be the metal version of the limited edition resin offering from before
Ryoken and Black Knight will be metal versions of the resin models that CGL sold last year.

Yeah, they did that with the Black Knight too it seems.  And with the Awesome and Battlemaster, that is all of the GoAC box in metal right?

Wolverine 7M/7M2/7K will be interesting.  Oh yeah, happy to see the Saxon too, see how it sizes up to the MWDA one, lol.

BattleMaster and Awesome were the last of the box set mechs. There are a few unfinished variants that will get done and released.

Is the stock Awesome going to be available, or just the two variants listed?

Awesome 8Q / 9Q will come out later.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 30 March 2022, 09:01:53
My Defender is still TBD? Nooo...   :D
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 30 March 2022, 09:12:44
My Defender is still TBD? Nooo...   :D

For Determining the price.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 30 March 2022, 09:18:33
For Determining the price.

One million dollars!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 30 March 2022, 12:30:28
Thanks for this Speck!

Will IWM be selling the Stormcrow arms separately like they do with the Catapult arms?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 30 March 2022, 13:17:15
Thanks for this Speck!

Will IWM be selling the Stormcrow arms separately like they do with the Catapult arms?

Most likely at some point after the release   
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: abou on 30 March 2022, 13:30:51
Glad to see the Prime Mover and Wheeled Scout getting released this year. And I was glad to fund them.

I hope to see them soon.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 30 March 2022, 14:02:17
One million dollars!

Don't jinx us!

I'm really impressed to see the Cyrano. That's a very old hole being filled in.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 30 March 2022, 14:23:47
Don't jinx us!

I'm really impressed to see the Cyrano. That's a very old hole being filled in.

I'm just glad that after a year its done.

And now I'm also gonna need a Cyrano and a Regent!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 30 March 2022, 15:11:16
I foresee entire regiments of Regents painted gold and sporting pistachio-shaped headgear.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: I am Belch II on 30 March 2022, 15:20:44
Well already sold for 4 Defenders!!!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 30 March 2022, 16:10:43
Definitely going to be another one of those designs with more minis purchased than ever existed in universe 😁

Well already sold for 4 Defenders!!!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 30 March 2022, 17:33:26
I foresee entire regiments of Regents painted gold and sporting pistachio-shaped headgear.

IWM's should do that as a extra!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 30 March 2022, 19:54:18
What's the Defender Warship from?  Is that the assault dropship or an actual warship?  I don't seem to find a listing for a Defender-class warship on the MUL.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 30 March 2022, 19:58:44
What's the Defender Warship from?  Is that the assault dropship or an actual warship?  I don't seem to find a listing for a Defender-class warship on the MUL.

It's there (http://www.masterunitlist.info/Unit/Filter?Name=Defender). You've got to click on the Advanced Aerospace tag. It's from the 2765 Field Reports from ten years or so ago. The FSS Golden Lion, a hero ship from back in the House Davion book, is a Defender.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 30 March 2022, 21:24:19
I keep forgetting that the MUL has multiple tab arrangements.

That ship is... suggestive.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 31 March 2022, 06:00:31
I keep forgetting that the MUL has multiple tab arrangements.

That ship is... suggestive.

Not why I paid for it!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: truetanker on 31 March 2022, 09:39:27
It's a Davionista provocative first warship in an age of Terran Oppression.

TT
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 31 March 2022, 11:35:39
Battletech warships tend to follow an unfortunate design principle. TRO 3057 notwithstanding, they all skew towards the suggestive side. I'd honestly prefer more of the blockier design aesthetic from 3057, because at least they were all distinct.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Bedwyr on 31 March 2022, 12:14:18
Can I ask you guys that order regularly, do any of the more common mechs use the re-seen models or new designs? (like AGoAC Catapult vs tall skinny Catapult)
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: mitchberthelson on 31 March 2022, 12:21:27
The Thunderbolt and Catapult I just bought were both the AGoC version.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 31 March 2022, 12:26:58
Can I ask you guys that order regularly, do any of the more common mechs use the re-seen models or new designs? (like AGoAC Catapult vs tall skinny Catapult)

I don't understand the question. IWM sells everything. Unless its an Unseen or one of the really old minis that got resculpted due to mold deterioration, you can get it from IWM. All the Reseen are still available, and there are like a half dozen different Catapult sculpts that you can buy. The tall skinny one is unfortunately not among them, as it is one of the aforementioned minis whose mold deteriorated.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 31 March 2022, 13:51:34
Can I ask you guys that order regularly, do any of the more common mechs use the re-seen models or new designs? (like AGoAC Catapult vs tall skinny Catapult)

????

What are you asking?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Bedwyr on 31 March 2022, 14:04:22
Er, which sculpts use new models I guess?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 31 March 2022, 15:01:18
I think he means which IWM minis use the new/latest artwork.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 31 March 2022, 15:02:13
The BattleMaster and Awesome are due later this year, which will mean all mechs from the AGoAC box will be in metal. The ostscout was the first done in metal well before the KS and is the new style
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Bedwyr on 31 March 2022, 15:24:54
The BattleMaster and Awesome are due later this year, which will mean all mechs from the AGoAC box will be in metal. The ostscout was the first done in metal well before the KS and is the new style

Roger that and yes, that's what I wanted to know re: current status.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Cache on 31 March 2022, 15:40:00
AGoAC:
Catapult CPLT-C1 / K2 #20-5182
Commando COM-2D #20-5185
Locust LCT-1V / 1E / 1Vb Royal #20-5183
Shadow Hawk SHD-2H #20-5141
Shadow Hawk SHD-2Hb #20-5169
Shadow Hawk SHD-2Hb (LE-jumping) #SHD2Hb-18
Shadow Hawk SHD-2K #BT-399
Thunderbolt TDR-5S #20-5186

Beginner Box:
Griffin GRF-1N #20-5184
Wolverine WVR-6R / WVR-6D #20-5197

Coming SoonTM:
Awesome
BattleMaster

edit: forgot the Wolverine
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 31 March 2022, 15:41:17
I don't understand the question. IWM sells everything. Unless its an Unseen or one of the really old minis that got resculpted due to mold deterioration, you can get it from IWM. All the Reseen are still available, and there are like a half dozen different Catapult sculpts that you can buy. The tall skinny one is unfortunately not among them, as it is one of the aforementioned minis whose mold deteriorated.

The Limited Edition tall Catapult is still available on the store.  Which I think comes with the missile launchers in addition to the PPCs.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Cache on 31 March 2022, 15:46:37
The Limited Edition tall Catapult is still available on the store.  Which I think comes with the missile launchers in addition to the PPCs.
That is "a" tall Catapult. It's basically 1st sculpt legs with a new, 2nd sculpt-size torso. The 1st sculpt is no longer available.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Bedwyr on 31 March 2022, 15:50:40
AGoAC:
Catapult CPLT-C1 / K2 #20-5182
Commando COM-2D #20-5185
Locust LCT-1V / 1E / 1Vb Royal #20-5183
Shadow Hawk SHD-2H #20-5141
Shadow Hawk SHD-2Hb #20-5169
Shadow Hawk SHD-2Hb (LE-jumping) #SHD2Hb-18
Shadow Hawk SHD-2K #BT-399
Thunderbolt TDR-5S #20-5186

Beginner Box:
Griffin GRF-1N #20-5184

Coming SoonTM:
Awesome
BattleMaster

That's what I was looking for, thanks!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 31 March 2022, 15:55:59
As was stated, all of the box is out or soon will be . . . so the Wolverine is also out.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 31 March 2022, 16:02:18
That is "a" tall Catapult. It's basically 1st sculpt legs with a new, 2nd sculpt-size torso. The 1st sculpt is no longer available.

There was another tall Catapult?  Wow.  Lot of sculpts for that mech.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Cache on 31 March 2022, 18:44:55
As was stated, all of the box is out or soon will be . . . so the Wolverine is also out.
You are correct. I thought I had it on there. Fixed now.

There was another tall Catapult?  Wow.  Lot of sculpts for that mech.
Yes, six distinct sculpts, if memory serves:
PlasTech
1st (metal)
2nd (MechCommander) metal
3rd Beginner Set/Alpha Strike (1st upper torso with modified 2nd legs) metal and plastic
4th Limited Edition (Modified 2nd torso with 1st legs) metal
5th AGoAC metal and plastic

The tall ones (from CSO)

1st:
(https://camospecs.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/5_fanjoy_catapultplains1.jpg)

5th:
(https://camospecs.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/61_izanagi_catapult1.jpg)

Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 31 March 2022, 19:35:36
You are correct. I thought I had it on there. Fixed now.
Yes, six distinct sculpts, if memory serves:
PlasTech
1st (metal)
2nd (MechCommander) metal
3rd Beginner Set/Alpha Strike (1st upper torso with modified 2nd legs) metal and plastic
4th Limited Edition (Modified 2nd torso with 1st legs) metal
5th AGoAC metal and plastic

The tall ones (from CSO)

1st:
(https://camospecs.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/5_fanjoy_catapultplains1.jpg)

5th:
(https://camospecs.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/61_izanagi_catapult1.jpg)

Isnt this tall one from a box set?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: abou on 31 March 2022, 20:10:52
Isnt this tall one from a box set?
For the box sets, they essentially took the torso and modified legs to make it possible for use as a single piece in plastic. The result was a much smaller torso and very shortened legs.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: GRUD on 31 March 2022, 20:18:56
And for "Completion's Sake", there was also the old RPE/MFUK Catapult the CPLT-K2, long before IWM decided to make one.  But all the MFUK sculpts are now OOP.   :'(

Picture from Dave Fanjoy's site!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: I am Belch II on 31 March 2022, 20:34:15
I hope more warships come out again. Maybe not the pace as before, but it would be nice to see 2 or 3 each year.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 31 March 2022, 21:08:55
You are correct. I thought I had it on there. Fixed now.
Yes, six distinct sculpts, if memory serves:
PlasTech
1st (metal)
2nd (MechCommander) metal
3rd Beginner Set/Alpha Strike (1st upper torso with modified 2nd legs) metal and plastic
4th Limited Edition (Modified 2nd torso with 1st legs) metal
5th AGoAC metal and plastic

The tall ones (from CSO)

1st:
(https://camospecs.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/5_fanjoy_catapultplains1.jpg)

5th:
(https://camospecs.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/61_izanagi_catapult1.jpg)

Pretty sure the 3rd Beginner Set/Alpha Strike (1st upper torso with modified 2nd legs) metal and plastic, was a totally new sculpt like the other beginner set mechs. The body and legs are to small to be used from previous models.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 01 April 2022, 07:18:36
I hope more warships come out again. Maybe not the pace as before, but it would be nice to see 2 or 3 each year.

We do need the Stefan Amaris Class at the very least.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Cache on 01 April 2022, 08:17:34
Pretty sure the 3rd Beginner Set/Alpha Strike (1st upper torso with modified 2nd legs) metal and plastic, was a totally new sculpt like the other beginner set mechs. The body and legs are to small to be used from previous models.
I sculpted them. ;) The upper torso was a production part, not master. Legs as well, but heavily modified. Shrinkage through the molding process was significant. None of them were totally new sculpts. Existing minis were modified.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 01 April 2022, 08:19:39
Ravenpult
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: I am Belch II on 01 April 2022, 13:59:13
We do need the Stefan Amaris Class at the very least.

Yes, I would love a Enterprise class ship too.
But I want all of the ships
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: worktroll on 01 April 2022, 14:50:28
Ravenpult

Ironically enough, I bulked up some of my 25th Anniversary era plastic Catapults with legs from MW:DA Ravens ...
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 01 April 2022, 15:12:11
Yes, I would love a Enterprise class ship too.
But I want all of the ships

The Enterprise class. When the developers decide to mock the heck out of a franchise.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: I am Belch II on 01 April 2022, 15:34:47
The Enterprise class. When the developers decide to mock the heck out of a franchise.

This Enterprise....the Supercarrier.
http://www.masterunitlist.info/Unit/Details/5858/enterprise-super-carrier-standard
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 01 April 2022, 16:40:12
This Enterprise....the Supercarrier.
http://www.masterunitlist.info/Unit/Details/5858/enterprise-super-carrier-standard

Oh I know what it was. And I remember it was a Boondoggle!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 09 April 2022, 22:09:50
Important Product Announcement (https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/10-factory-news/135-important-product-announcement-2)
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 09 April 2022, 22:19:01
Sad but understandable.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 09 April 2022, 22:46:48
Well boo.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Desaster on 10 April 2022, 01:20:30
Well, they are not shipping to New Zealand anyway for some inexplicable reason, so I can't get an order in before. Or ever.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 10 April 2022, 01:26:12
It's because worldwide shipping is still a horrible mess.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Desaster on 10 April 2022, 02:02:44
I buy from US retailers all the time, they ship with UPS, it's usually faster and cheaper than USPS.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: worktroll on 10 April 2022, 02:04:57
Here in Oz in the same boat (or lack thereof).  Understand the imperative, and I even have money on hand for the purpose, but it'll have to go elsewhere.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 10 April 2022, 06:32:22
Everything is increasing in price.  :'(
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Cache on 10 April 2022, 08:13:46
I buy from US retailers all the time, they ship with UPS, it's usually faster and cheaper than USPS.
I would suggest buying from other US BattleTech retailers before the increase then.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jwt708 on 10 April 2022, 08:24:44
Sucks for sure. Understandable since everything costs more.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 10 April 2022, 14:22:26
Now I know why Speck said the reason the Defender price was TBD because they were figuring out the price for after the price hike.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 10 April 2022, 14:28:30
Quote
The costs for the materials that Iron Wind Metals uses have all risen dramatically, especially the cost of pewter, which is more than double what it was in December of 2020.

Big oof
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 10 April 2022, 19:44:56
Well, they are not shipping to New Zealand anyway for some inexplicable reason, so I can't get an order in before. Or ever.

I need to double check New Zealand. I know Australia USPS just started sending some packages again.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 10 April 2022, 19:47:31
I buy from US retailers all the time, they ship with UPS, it's usually faster and cheaper than USPS.

UPS and FedEx is not cheaper for a company the size of IWM to ship internationally. The rates companies pay differ based on their size and how much they ship.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Greatclub on 10 April 2022, 20:51:15
Do you have any idea what percentage prices will increase by? Doubling material is huge, but final price also includes labor and fixed costs, which are.. probably not going up as much?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Prometheum5 on 11 April 2022, 08:28:43
Thanks for the notice, that helps plan for it. Would it be greedy of me to ask if the Spring releases will go up with the same website maintenance?  ;D
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Andai on 12 April 2022, 06:00:38
Question for me in germany is, as i would like to order in one go, instead of second run:

When will the spring releases be available? Or can i order them right now (through a note)?

Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 12 April 2022, 08:21:36
They haven’t hit retail yet. Once they do IWM observes a period of store exclusivity for a month or two before making them available on the webstore
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 12 April 2022, 08:28:53
Question for me in germany is, as i would like to order in one go, instead of second run:

When will the spring releases be available? Or can i order them right now (through a note)?

Spring 2022 release have not come out yet and are still several weeks away. We had a chance just before I posted them so we are waiting for the 4th mech to come from the printer.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Nips on 12 April 2022, 10:50:17
Do you have any idea what percentage prices will increase by? Doubling material is huge, but final price also includes labor and fixed costs, which are.. probably not going up as much?

I'd like to echo this question, even if all we get is a ballpark answer.  I'm currently sitting on a small list of items I want to pick up, and if the price bump is anything but trivial I think it'll push me into ordering ASAP.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 12 April 2022, 14:58:57
Spring 2022 release have not come out yet and are still several weeks away. We had a chance just before I posted them so we are waiting for the 4th mech to come from the printer.

Any chances the Defender will see release a bit earlier?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: BairdEC on 12 April 2022, 22:29:50
Is it still possible to pick up orders on site?  I'll be in that region in the next couple weeks.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: worktroll on 13 April 2022, 02:06:20
Speck,

Just from idle interest (having just dropped a pre-price-rise order),

- What is the current best selling BT mini?
- Pick one BT mini which hasn't sold this year?
- Any idea of the non-store average order size?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 13 April 2022, 12:16:29
I'd like to echo this question, even if all we get is a ballpark answer.  I'm currently sitting on a small list of items I want to pick up, and if the price bump is anything but trivial I think it'll push me into ordering ASAP.

I will check tonight, I know some areas like scrapyard got a higher increase to larger parts that were priced lower for there size.

Any chances the Defender will see release a bit earlier?

The list of web only I have for release will be next week at earliest. I got confirmation that molding and stock for order will be completed this week.

Is it still possible to pick up orders on site?  I'll be in that region in the next couple weeks.

Please will out the contact form (https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/site-administrator) on the website and we will go from there.

Speck,

Just from idle interest (having just dropped a pre-price-rise order),

- What is the current best selling BT mini?
- Pick one BT mini which hasn't sold this year?
- Any idea of the non-store average order size?

These first one I can easily check since I was recently looking at this. The other two would be a more in depth look into sales. I will at to my list to check this.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 13 April 2022, 15:01:03
I will check tonight, I know some areas like scrapyard got a higher increase to larger parts that were priced lower for there size.

The list of web only I have for release will be next week at earliest. I got confirmation that molding and stock for order will be completed this week.

Please will out the contact form (https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/site-administrator) on the website and we will go from there.

These first one I can easily check since I was recently looking at this. The other two would be a more in depth look into sales. I will at to my list to check this.

Thank You!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jwt708 on 13 April 2022, 20:42:20
Speck,

Just from idle interest (having just dropped a pre-price-rise order),

- What is the current best selling BT mini?
- Pick one BT mini which hasn't sold this year?
- Any idea of the non-store average order size?

I was wondering some of these same questions...just as a sort of interest in what other people are interested or not interested in. My tastes are all over the place and I love the fact that there's a huge variety of models to chose from.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 16 April 2022, 20:53:56
Price increase is done, I fixed the new issues I noticed. But if you see something odd let me know in PM or use the support form.

I'd like to echo this question, even if all we get is a ballpark answer.  I'm currently sitting on a small list of items I want to pick up, and if the price bump is anything but trivial I think it'll push me into ordering ASAP.

I am late in answering this, I have been extra busy last few days with getting the price increase update files completed and verified for doing to update this evening. Plus work and home was nuts as well. The increase was between 10% to 20%, depending on the items. As I said some scrap yard parts were more than that, such as the Scylla arms, which are large and were priced on the low side. We did break the $20 on more items then before.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 16 April 2022, 21:09:04
A couple of questions just occurred to me.  Are the metal versions of the Ryuken TC and Black Knight 9KNT going to come in as many pieces as the plastic ones did?  Also, are they going to have the arm and leg holes done with normal round slots like most minis or with the shaped holes that force you into one pose option like the plastic minis did?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 16 April 2022, 21:55:37
A couple of questions just occurred to me.  Are the metal versions of the Ryuken TC and Black Knight 9KNT going to come in as many pieces as the plastic ones did?  Also, are they going to have the arm and leg holes done with normal round slots like most minis or with the shaped holes that force you into one pose option like the plastic minis did?

Metal versions are using the same files.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 16 April 2022, 23:23:59
Thank you.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jimdigris on 17 April 2022, 07:30:27
I'm relieved that the price increase is only on the order of 10-20%.  I just hope that the price of metal drops soon, so IWM can maintain profitability.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 17 April 2022, 08:41:21
It's a shame that there was a price increase. It will make buying doubles of mechs a bit more unattractive. But it is what it is. And I still plan to get mechs from IWM's when needed.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: klarg1 on 17 April 2022, 12:24:29
I'm relieved that the price increase is only on the order of 10-20%.  I just hope that the price of metal drops soon, so IWM can maintain profitability.

Me too; the trend line for tin prices over the last five years has been a rocket ship  :(
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: worktroll on 17 April 2022, 17:04:50
Fortunately, material cost is only part of the cost.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Nips on 21 April 2022, 23:40:05
Price increase is done, I fixed the new issues I noticed. But if you see something odd let me know in PM or use the support form.

I am late in answering this, I have been extra busy last few days with getting the price increase update files completed and verified for doing to update this evening. Plus work and home was nuts as well. The increase was between 10% to 20%, depending on the items. As I said some scrap yard parts were more than that, such as the Scylla arms, which are large and were priced on the low side. We did break the $20 on more items then before.

Thank you for checking!  In the end I pulled the trigger on an order before the bump, knowing I had a pretty set list and could save myself money regardless of the size of the bump.

Now onto compiling the next wantlist...
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Daritus1988 on 23 April 2022, 08:41:06
Will the Awesome include any other Variants?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 23 April 2022, 10:02:19
Will the Awesome include any other Variants?

First one releasing is 8R / 8T and later 8Q / 9Q is coming out.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Death_from_above on 23 April 2022, 10:05:52

Hey Speck,

Regarding the upcoming Wolverine Web Only variants, how will the sculpt represent the
single head-mounted laser of the 7K vs. the twin lasers of the 7M/7M2 ? Modular bits ?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 23 April 2022, 13:27:26
Hey Speck,

Regarding the upcoming Wolverine Web Only variants, how will the sculpt represent the
single head-mounted laser of the 7K vs. the twin lasers of the 7M/7M2 ? Modular bits ?

RT laser is a separate part.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Death_from_above on 23 April 2022, 13:31:24

Thanks for the heads-up, much appreciated !
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Andai on 28 April 2022, 08:33:29
Question for me in germany is, as i would like to order in one go, instead of second run:

When will the spring releases be available? Or can i order them right now (through a note)?

Any News here, just asking as a rough timeframe for when i can do an order

Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 28 April 2022, 22:36:05
Any News here, just asking as a rough timeframe for when i can do an order

It is unlikely that we will get anything more specific than "Q3" or "Summer", but I agree that more information is nice to have. 
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 04 May 2022, 20:49:19
Web Only Releases (https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/10-factory-news/136-web-only-2022) are available on IWM web store now.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 04 May 2022, 20:57:37
Oooo Saxon, Cyrano . . . and I have to see which Sojourner I am getting.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 04 May 2022, 21:19:08
Oooo Saxon, Cyrano . . . and I have to see which Sojourner I am getting.

Two ER Large Pulse Lasers and a Steak 6 with jump jets and ECM.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 04 May 2022, 21:46:35
Not what I meant, but that is good info.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Prometheum5 on 05 May 2022, 07:33:53
Hooray! Wolverine variants purchased, can't wait.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: abou on 05 May 2022, 11:13:39
The prime mover and scouts look great! I'll have to make that purchase soon.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: klarg1 on 05 May 2022, 11:59:18
So many Wolverine variants!

The mind boggles.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 05 May 2022, 18:34:46
So adding the Defender to my Davion fleet. Gonna be awesome!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jwt708 on 05 May 2022, 20:03:19
So adding the Defender to my Davion fleet. Gonna be awesome!

Ditto! I actually just started building/painting my fleet. This will be a really cool addition.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 05 May 2022, 20:38:00
Ditto! I actually just started building/painting my fleet. This will be a really cool addition.

Already have a Davion Destroyer painted. Ordered a Defender and another Davion. Think I have a New Syrtis Carrier but I havent started it yet.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 05 May 2022, 21:16:39
Hooray! Wolverine variants purchased, can't wait.

So many Wolverine variants!

The mind boggles.

That was my fault lol, seeing what could be done with just a few parts was fun. But I did have to explain the mess to Mike later. All of them came out great.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Prometheum5 on 05 May 2022, 21:20:47
I don't know how the sprues worked out but the Wolverine missile launcher would be a great Scrapyard bit if it can be offered. I'm planning on stealing the second off a couple of the new kit to do a Griffin 2N.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 05 May 2022, 21:25:16
That Defender looks really nice. I have every other WarShip mini, so I'll definitely be picking it up to keep the set complete.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: I am Belch II on 08 May 2022, 07:04:09
So glad to see more Warships. Going to get me some of those Defenders!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 08 May 2022, 08:15:00
So glad to see more Warships. Going to get me some of those Defenders!

I would like to talk to Speck about doing the Amaris Battleship next or maybe the Cruiser class. Getting the ball rolling on the Defender makes me want to do another ship.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Weirdo on 08 May 2022, 08:57:53
Cruiser! :D
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: I am Belch II on 08 May 2022, 08:59:14
I would like to talk to Speck about doing the Amaris Battleship next or maybe the Cruiser class. Getting the ball rolling on the Defender makes me want to do another ship.

I would be all about that Amaris Battleship!!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 08 May 2022, 14:46:41
I would be all about that Amaris Battleship!!

Like the Defender I would be thrilled to get that started. Defender was pretty cheap though and I have a feeling the Amaris would be alot more expensive (at least for me to handle alone!) for the sheer detail in comparison. Only Speck could tell us for sure. So I have sent him a PM!

Cruiser! :D

Beer Keg in SPACE!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 08 May 2022, 20:23:57
Soyal plzkthanksbai
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Stormlion1 on 08 May 2022, 20:43:14
Soyal plzkthanksbai

You could always ask Speck. But I can handle one warship a year, not two.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 09 May 2022, 11:51:55
Is there anyway to add the Kruger Combat Car to the fan funded consideration list?  I really like the look of the art and stats.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jimdigris on 09 May 2022, 15:43:53
Do we know when the Spring 2022 distributor release is happening?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jwt708 on 09 May 2022, 16:32:42
You could always ask Speck. But I can handle one warship a year, not two.

I can help! Would love to see more ships.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 09 May 2022, 17:38:47
Heck, I'm still waiting for the Wildfire, Prometheus and Epimetheus to be made into minis.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 09 May 2022, 20:34:28
I was always disappointed that the Wildfire didn't make the Solaris section of TRO 3055U. Unbound even says that its prospects for production were excellent. At this point, the Unbound 'Mechs have to be some of the oldest published 'Mechs without minis.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: abou on 09 May 2022, 21:24:31
Seeing the Prometheus done with the parts from the 2000s-era Omni resculpts would have been great. Unfortunately, we probably missed the boat. It might just have to wait for the 3D files from the current crop of minis.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Luciora on 09 May 2022, 22:33:31
Funny that...I have a baggie of parts I just need to sit down and work on with.

Seeing the Prometheus done with the parts from the 2000s-era Omni resculpts would have been great. Unfortunately, we probably missed the boat. It might just have to wait for the 3D files from the current crop of minis.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 13 May 2022, 09:51:16
Do we know when the Spring 2022 distributor release is happening?

This ship next week and a few weeks after that IWM store.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Prometheum5 on 14 May 2022, 10:13:29
Hey speck, I sent a message thru the IWM site after my last order came, but I'm a little confused on the new variant Wolverine kit. The new weapon sprue comes with with right side missile launcher and laser option, but the new arm gun sprue does not come with the left side launcher so the kit cannot currently build the 7K variant with dual SRM mounts. The left side launcher is on the sprue with the two arm guns in the standard kit so not sure the best way to solve that? Thanks!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 15 May 2022, 08:51:06
Hey speck, I sent a message thru the IWM site after my last order came, but I'm a little confused on the new variant Wolverine kit. The new weapon sprue comes with with right side missile launcher and laser option, but the new arm gun sprue does not come with the left side launcher so the kit cannot currently build the 7K variant with dual SRM mounts. The left side launcher is on the sprue with the two arm guns in the standard kit so not sure the best way to solve that? Thanks!

I saw your email and will respond today. I was out of town last week and getting caught up this weekend.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Prometheum5 on 15 May 2022, 09:20:10
I saw your email and will respond today. I was out of town last week and getting caught up this weekend.

No worries, wasn't sure if all these communication pathways end up going to the same person  ;D
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Death_from_above on 20 May 2022, 13:50:42

All right, images/renders for the Spring Releases (Awesome 8R/8T , Lightning, Carrion Crow Prime
and Stormcrow B/TC) are up on the IWM site under the New Releases tag.

Surprised to see the Awesome 8T doesn't have symmetrical arms, but lookin' good..
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Prometheum5 on 20 May 2022, 14:53:42
All right, images/renders for the Spring Releases (Awesome 8R/8T , Lightning, Carrion Crow Prime
and Stormcrow B/TC) are up on the IWM site under the New Releases tag.

Surprised to see the Awesome 8T doesn't have symmetrical arms, but lookin' good..

I had to double check, but the Awesome 8R and 8T still have the Hand Actuator in the left arm so it's like the 8Q everyone's used to seeing with the fisty hand.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 20 May 2022, 18:04:44
I ordered a Carrion Crow from Aries last night!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Prometheum5 on 23 May 2022, 13:29:15
Just wanted to pop in and say that I received my Awesomes and they look... Awesome! No mold issues that I can see anywhere, and look like a breeze to assemble. Separate shins and feet should give a little variety in poses. I am surprised by the sprue layout, tho. The feet are on a sprue with the left arm that has the extra Large Laser for the 8T, then a sprue of the 8R right arm and left arm without the laser. Seems like the non-laser left arm is the same as would be on an 8Q, so would it have been easier to make that the arm that's shared with the feet for use in the future 8Q release? Either way, parts look great and I can't want to slap these together.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jwt708 on 23 May 2022, 21:17:53
I just received the Lightning and it looks fantastic! No issues with the casting, an ever so slight mould like and excellent details! It just jumped the line to get assembled!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jbressel on 29 May 2022, 05:32:43
Do we know when the Spring 2022 distributor release is happening?

I'd love to see the Krueger. It's a great vehicle, and it looks fantastic!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jbressel on 29 May 2022, 05:47:09
Funny that...I have a baggie of parts I just need to sit down and work on with.

I love the gen1 IS omnis, I think they are even more versatile than Clan omnis. Clan omnis have various combat configs, be it missile boat, sniper, skirmisher, etc, but aside from adding TAG to make them an artillery spotter, that's really it. IS omnis also include command and support configurations that vastly increase their utility. My only gripe, is that I wish that some of the lighter omnis had C3M. There's a C3M Blackhawk KU, but it doesn't arrive until 3070. That said, I've given a bit of new life to my IS omnis by using parts from them to turn some of the new plastics into gen1 IS omnis. If they can use captured Summoners, Hellbringers, and Mad Dogs to make Avatars and Sunders, so can i! Lol. Here's my first painted one. I used a Summoner and Timberwolf parts(R arm and LRM20), added to a Sunder torso(I used the older version, had it laying around), to make the dual C3M Sunder OB variant

Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Weirdo on 29 May 2022, 12:25:59
I'd love to see the Krueger. It's a great vehicle, and it looks fantastic!

Seconded, thirded, fourthed, all the numbers I can bring to this!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jwt708 on 29 May 2022, 15:02:59
I love the gen1 IS omnis, I think they are even more versatile than Clan omnis. Clan omnis have various combat configs, be it missile boat, sniper, skirmisher, etc, but aside from adding TAG to make them an artillery spotter, that's really it. IS omnis also include command and support configurations that vastly increase their utility. My only gripe, is that I wish that some of the lighter omnis had C3M. There's a C3M Blackhawk KU, but it doesn't arrive until 3070. That said, I've given a bit of new life to my IS omnis by using parts from them to turn some of the new plastics into gen1 IS omnis. If they can use captured Summoners, Hellbringers, and Mad Dogs to make Avatars and Sunders, so can i! Lol. Here's my first painted one. I used a Summoner and Timberwolf parts(R arm and LRM20), added to a Sunder torso(I used the older version, had it laying around), to make the dual C3M Sunder OB variant

Fine work there!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jbressel on 29 May 2022, 21:34:54
Thanks, man
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Crimson Dynamo on 31 May 2022, 15:35:23
I love the gen1 IS omnis, I think they are even more versatile than Clan omnis. Clan omnis have various combat configs, be it missile boat, sniper, skirmisher, etc, but aside from adding TAG to make them an artillery spotter, that's really it. IS omnis also include command and support configurations that vastly increase their utility. My only gripe, is that I wish that some of the lighter omnis had C3M. There's a C3M Blackhawk KU, but it doesn't arrive until 3070. That said, I've given a bit of new life to my IS omnis by using parts from them to turn some of the new plastics into gen1 IS omnis. If they can use captured Summoners, Hellbringers, and Mad Dogs to make Avatars and Sunders, so can i! Lol. Here's my first painted one. I used a Summoner and Timberwolf parts(R arm and LRM20), added to a Sunder torso(I used the older version, had it laying around), to make the dual C3M Sunder OB variant

Holy damn dude, that's incredible! Give that mini it's own thread so it can get the recognition it deserves. Also, I can't quite tell, but did you paint chinstraps on the 6mm infantry?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 15 June 2022, 21:55:31
Spring 2022 Releases (https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/10-factory-news/140-spring-2022-battletech-releases-are-available-in-iwm-store) are available in IWM online store. Along with the Carrion Crow A web only.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jimdigris on 05 July 2022, 17:57:44
Any idea if there will be any Gencon specials this year?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 05 July 2022, 18:15:22
Hopefully Jade Phoenix and Ion Sparrows!!!  :thumbsup: :drool: :D
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 05 July 2022, 19:46:09
Any idea if there will be any Gencon specials this year?

Ideas yes, if the stuff will actually get done in time I am hoping. I need to check for an update.

Hopefully Jade Phoenix and Ion Sparrows!!!  :thumbsup: :drool: :D

One of them I am hoping to have for early next year.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jimdigris on 06 July 2022, 10:09:00
Will there be resin Exterminators?  I have a friend who wants me to pick one up for him.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 19 July 2022, 03:25:25
Ideas yes, if the stuff will actually get done in time I am hoping. I need to check for an update.

One of them I am hoping to have for early next year.

Any update yet?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Alex Keller on 19 July 2022, 22:48:48

One of them I am hoping to have for early next year.

Sweet!  Jade Phoenix would be awesome!  You (IWM) did a great job with the Hierofalcon.  We need its bigger brother!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: DarkSpade on 01 August 2022, 18:03:48
Anyone word on Gencon stuff?  I'm making a shopping list for a friend to grab me.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 01 August 2022, 18:27:32
Presumably the Summer Release stuff might be there.  And there's speculation that the Raider might make it though there's been no official word as far as I know.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 01 August 2022, 21:23:00
Presumably the Summer Release stuff might be there.  And there's speculation that the Raider might make it though there's been no official word as far as I know.

Summer release yes, the Raider will sadly not be there due to getting summer release done for show.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 04 August 2022, 15:00:45
Will we be getting a release schedule update for the fall and winter releases soon?  Obviously not right now what with GenCon going on, but maybe in a couple of weeks?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 04 August 2022, 20:03:03
Will we be getting a release schedule update for the fall and winter releases soon?  Obviously not right now what with GenCon going on, but maybe in a couple of weeks?

Yes
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 04 August 2022, 20:08:51
Thanks.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: vinlander on 21 August 2022, 10:30:44
Apologies if someone has already asked this...

This year's Gen Con diorama featured a couple of Doom Coursers. Any word anywhere on when we might see them in retail?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 21 August 2022, 12:45:07
Apologies if someone has already asked this...

This year's Gen Con diorama featured a couple of Doom Coursers. Any word anywhere on when we might see them in retail?

In the general disussion thread I brought it up. They were 3d prints but someone mentioned nothing is in the immediate future.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 21 August 2022, 20:29:42
Let's be positive and hope that if they have a 3D print for it, that getting a mini for it isn't too far out. It might not be in the near future and not as soon as people want, but if they can 3D print one, it has to be at some level of in production towards getting sculpted for a mini!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 22 August 2022, 00:47:04
One of the camospecs artists brought up the Pulverizer mech, which from context clues I think started in the same way. Only time will tell however.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 22 August 2022, 10:16:46
IIRC, the Pulverizer started out as someone's custom mini that was made from leftover bits of other mechs.  Then it got added to a sourcebook as a canon design.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: klarg1 on 22 August 2022, 12:34:03
One of the camospecs artists brought up the Pulverizer mech, which from context clues I think started in the same way. Only time will tell however.

Camospecs has a detailed write up for how it was made. Its basically a custom sculpt using existing parts as an armature.

https://camospecs.com/articles/how-to/how-to-custom-pulverizer-build/ (https://camospecs.com/articles/how-to/how-to-custom-pulverizer-build/)
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: 00Dawg on 23 August 2022, 02:03:26
IIRC, the Pulverizer started out as someone's custom mini that was made from leftover bits of other mechs.  Then it got added to a sourcebook as a canon design.
The canon design predated the custom miniature. 
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: worktroll on 23 August 2022, 04:21:31
Any news on the Raider, now that GenCon is done? Thanks!
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 23 August 2022, 09:03:38
The canon design predated the custom miniature.

Which is what I thought, but since I had nothing to do with it and we are talking events . . . what 15 years? ago I was going to let someone else weight in.

Funny how a throw away like that has ended up with a current Snow Raven design.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 08 September 2022, 21:25:06
Any news on the Raider, now that GenCon is done? Thanks!

Working on it.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 08 September 2022, 21:41:18
Summer Release (https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/10-factory-news/142-summer-2022-battletech-releases-are-available-in-iwm-store) is available on IWM web store now.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 08 September 2022, 21:57:03
Very nice.  Are you going to be able to get an updated release schedule up soon?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Grizzly on 14 September 2022, 19:40:01
Will there be a metal release of the redesigned Vindicator in the new Beginner's Box?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: abou on 14 September 2022, 20:16:19
Will there be a metal release of the redesigned Vindicator in the new Beginner's Box?
I imagine the plan for IWM is to have the full line available eventually. The main issue is how fast can they release them while clearing out their backlog of sculpts to release. We're looking at about 16 to 20 releases a year across four quarters, and some of those releases are going to be for new designs from the RecGuides.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Grizzly on 14 September 2022, 21:14:13
I imagine the plan for IWM is to have the full line available eventually. The main issue is how fast can they release them while clearing out their backlog of sculpts to release. We're looking at about 16 to 20 releases a year across four quarters, and some of those releases are going to be for new designs from the RecGuides.

Makes sensw.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: klarg1 on 15 September 2022, 08:09:17
Yeah, I’m delighted when a metal variant I want becomes available, but I’m not holding my breath for any particular ‘mech.

I’m happy to get what I get.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: abou on 15 September 2022, 19:43:05
I think what is interesting is that IWM can definitely do this and release a lot of minis. Looking back through the old catalogs and historically, almost the entire 3025-era line has had a resculpt starting in the late 90s. And before FASA closed its doors and taking Ral Partha as an entity with it, there was talk of releasing variants.

It took 21 years, but we did finally get that Awesome variant RP teased.

I'll be excited to see where things go once the ball really gets rolling.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: croaker on 17 September 2022, 16:08:43
I’m looking for the Conjurer (ilClan RG art version) and Eris, myself. Any info on these?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Colt Ward on 17 September 2022, 16:31:53
They have not gotten into Wave 1 designs yet so expect the Conjurer to be later . . . with that said, we are supposed to be getting the premium plastic Eris in August . . .
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jimdigris on 18 September 2022, 06:57:28
Any chance that the Kickstarter Marauder in metal is in the queue?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: croaker on 18 September 2022, 12:26:10
They have not gotten into Wave 1 designs yet so expect the Conjurer to be later . . . with that said, we are supposed to be getting the premium plastic Eris in August . . .

August?
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: Sartris on 18 September 2022, 15:05:24
There was a plastic Eris scheduled for august (nothing to do with IWM)
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: jimdigris on 18 September 2022, 15:34:48
"No plan survives contact with the enemy."
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: speck on 19 September 2022, 20:31:11
Very nice.  Are you going to be able to get an updated release schedule up soon?

Soon, I am finalizing with Mike.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 19 September 2022, 22:13:57
Glad to hear it.
Title: Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
Post by: worktroll on 19 September 2022, 22:16:08
Any likelyhood of the Raider this year?