Utopia Plastic Model Sprues Preview Shown To Scale!
The Utopia model sprues have finally been finished up for the plastic miniatures of the Commando, Recce, and Support Armigers and Drones. Checkout the preview image shown below (click the image to see a larger version) with all six 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. The plastic injection mold we'll be getting made will include 1 of each of the Armiger sprues and 2 of each of the Drone sprues.
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 (2.9MB) of the Commando Drone 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 Commando Drone model shown below in one of its stock or variant configurations.
We have sent off all the 3d files (Utopia, Peace River, and NuCoal) to mold manufactures in China to get final quotes for the best price and then we'll get the mold production started later this month. We expect the molds to be finished before the end of the year and shipped to the plastics manufacturer we have selected he in Canada to get all the plastic sprues popped in early 2019.