The Salamander is a neurally-controlled striker mech mounting Tier-2 shield generators. Manufactured at a heavily classified location within the Prostor Dominion, these machines are assigned to elite troops tasked with engaging opposing shielded units, notably the infamous Elementals from the Isles Protectorate.
15mm or 1/100 is a classic scale compatible with both modern wargaming and plamo mecha lines. The model will stand at approximately 12cm tall or 4 and 3/4".
We have 3D files for the model already prepared. It will come in no less than 24 parts and be capable of all the poses seen here and more!
The master models will be printed via super high-detail SLA 3D prototyping. Our modeller will then examine the physical prototype and perform final cleanup before production in gray urethane resin.
The finished resin model will be produced using a typical vacuum and pressure setup. Degassed silicone molds will be set under 65psi on a vibrating table and resin casts will be generated under the same pressure. This will assure clean casts and avoid pitfalls seen in spin-casted resins like some of the Finecast line.
After funding, we will update progress regularly with pics all the way from prototype to shipping.
$2 Armchair General: A fan of the Rangers Project is always welcome and every little bit helps. Get a set of the digital wallpapers made for the Salamander. This will include the two big color paintings as well as a few production sketches.
$30/$35 Tip of the Spear/Main Thrust: Get a Salamander miniature. Comes with default weapon backpack and the ability to purchase additional weapon and equipment add-ons. Includes digital wallpaper pack.
$90 Salamander Squad: The best bang for your buck, this three pack of Salamanders all come with auto rifle add-ons. You have the ability to purchase new add-ons to customize them AND Salamander squads receive additional free add-ons as stretch goals are unlocked (see stretch goals chart). Includes digital wallpaper pack.
$200 Elite Salamander Squad: The ultimate package. Get everything the regular Salamander squad gets PLUS pitch an idea for a weapon add-on to our concept artist. The weapon will be added to the general add-on stable for everyone and you'll get enough to equip all of your Salamanders.
To purchase add-ons, just increase your pledge to include the add-on amount and contact us with your choices at the end of the kickstarter.
Risks and challenges
We've all seen the delays associated with extremely successful mini kickstarters like Reaper Bones or the Palladium Robotech sets. Unlike injection kits, resin is produced at a steady rate. But a single master can also be used for many molds. So you're not waiting months on a metal plate to get back from china before seeing miniatures. We have contacts prepared with additional high quality casters to increase manufacturing volume if needed.
Mold life on high detail models like this is fairly short, so multiple molds will be created through the life of the run. Any casts from the near the end of a mold's life will be discarded. All casts will be individually inspected for quality prior to packaging. This is resin so there will always be a few minor bubbles and imperfections, but nothing to the detriment of the detail or quality of the model.
We've had experience in releasing many other models in this size and smaller so we are confident the Salamander will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the likes of Kotobukiya resin and B-club in quality.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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