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Kickstarter to fund the plastic injection molds need to make plastic miniatures for Dream Pod 9's Heavy Gear Blitz! - Tabletop Wargame.
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NuCoal Plastic Model Sprues Preview Shown To Scale!

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The NuCoal model sprues have finally been finished up for the Chasseur, Cuirassier, Jerboa, Chevalier plastic miniatures. Checkout the preview image shown below (click the image to see a larger version) with all four model sprues shown to scale and with rulers in millimeters (mm). We fit all of the models stock and variant weapon parts on the sprues, along with extra pose lower arms and legs in most cases. Plus extra parts like hand grenades, ammo clip, and boxes to add around the hips like our original pewter models have. And like all our newer models they have ball sockets to connect the torso to the shoulders and hips for a wide variety of poses. Plus the lower arms are separate parts that can be rotated in or away from the torso and glued in the position you like.

NuCoal Plastic Model Sprues To Scale.
NuCoal Plastic Model Sprues To Scale.

One cool feature of the Solidworks 3d software is the ability to save the parts and assembly views as 3d PDFs. Here is a link to download a 3d PDF (4.4MB) of the Jerboa model parts sprue. Once on the download page, you will need to right click on your mouse for the option to save the file or you may have a download button at the top right of the screen to click, as 3d PDFs won't open automatically online. And you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for PC or MAC, here is a link to its download/install page. Once you have the filed downloaded to your computer and open it using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and you'll be able to zoom in, rotate the sprue, and see all the details up close. The sprue makes a single Jerboa model shown below in either walker or ground mode and also includes all the variant weapons and parts.

NuCoal Jerboa 3d Model in Walker or Ground Mode.
NuCoal Jerboa 3d Model in Walker or Ground Mode.

Our modeler is now working on the Utopia model sprues and once finished we'll do a preview in the Utopia Kickstarter and be able to get production started on all the plastic injection molds. We still have a few Backers that have not registered and placed their Backer Reward package orders on the DP9 Pledge Manager. If your one of those Backers please take the time to register this week, if you need any help or can't find your invite email contact Robert Dubois at rdubois@dp9.com and he'll help you out.

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    1. Rolando Mejia PTY14232 on

      Agree, in the walking posture it's OK to have it lowered, in the ground movement mode both (front and back) should be raised.

    2. ldjessee on

      I wish on the Jerboa the front wheel 'bumper' in front of the wheel was a bit higher... does not really look like it could handle going offroad very much with it that low...maybe rotate it up some? Just a thought.