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While I do see a bit of detail lost and the loses are more static than the metal, I'm totally okay with that. :)
The plastic models we paid for on the KS are meant to be lower cost INTRO Miniatures for the box set, not replacement models for the higher detail metal pieces. For the cost I think k they look great! Can't wait to get my set!
I took photos of the Northern and Southern Test Pop Plastic Models along with the older painted up pewter miniatures to show how they compare in size. Click the following line to see the photo.
We plan on making extra arm sets for the different North and South models that can hold the weapons across the torso. These will be cast in resin so that they don't make the plastic models top heavy when added. They should be available later this summer on the Dream Pod 9 Online Store.
@ Eileen. I'm still working on the update to the living rulebook. I got side tracked with the Gama Tradeshow and then priority work with the mold manufacturer going over all the test parts to check what needed fixing for the final mold corrections. I'll be back on layout this weekend and I'm hoping to have it ready for release some time next week.
You can use rounds if you like.
Haven't read through the new rules. Are the hex bases required or can I use round for everything?
Cool. I have been waiting to play them with the new rules. When is the final date for the finished rule set, or are you still testing them?
@Damien. We are waiting on the final test pops of the plastic sprues to get the exact weight as they should not have any shrinkage on the parts.
@Tom. Once we have the final test pops we'll get them assembled, primed and take some more photos before they are sent of to be painted up for the final photos on the retail army box covers.
I'm reserving judgement on these. Could you guys take another set of pictures after spraying them with a light coating of grey primer? That helps photography a lot, as it will remove a lot of the glossy, reflection of the plastic and let us see the models even better. Right now they just look like soft edged PVC plastic, even accounting for the test errors.
This is awesome! Mid July sounds great! Am I right in thinking then that we'll find out about postage costs after the sprues start popping and you've had a chance to weigh a full box?
@Styxx42, There are two ferrets shown for the two different poses (walking and using the SMS).The problem I see with many plastic models is that parts are 'buried' which make it very hard to modify the pose. Since the legs attach to the hip assembly it will be really easy to adjust the angle of the leg with only a little trimming of the plastic and maybe some pinning for more dynamic poses. I'm sure there will be lots of opportunities in the next couple of months to show the possibilities with plastics.
Looking good for test props. Just hoping we get some more dynamic legs with the smaller gears like the Hunters/Jeagers and the Iguana. Just to keep everything from looking so static.
How hard was assembly on these? Do you get a decent amount of posing options?
Even at that quality, (being test sprue so a product of lesser quality than the final ones), they look great for models around 2$ a piece.
Also guess some details are harder to see due to lack of contrast in the picture.
@ Styxx42. These are models made with the test pop sprues, they have holes and shrinkage on them, the final production plastic sprues will look better.
I am happy with the progress, considering that they are test pops from unfinished molds, using test medium.
Damn, these just can't get to me fast enough!
They look glossy and smooth, With little to no detail.
Ferret may have historical significance to HG, but it sucks as model.
Not impressed. And there are TWO in Northern. Not a good choice of a mech to keep when you dropped other line mechs.
I'm not too keen about some of the detail loss, but otherwise these are looking good. Can't wait to get them on my front doorstep!