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Kickstarter to fund the molds necessary to make a plastic miniatures starter set for Dream Pod 9's Heavy Gear Blitz - Tabletop Wargame.
Kickstarter to fund the molds necessary to make a plastic miniatures starter set for Dream Pod 9's Heavy Gear Blitz - Tabletop Wargame.
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Heavy Gear Blitz 2017 Kickstarter Preview: Peace River Warrior Model


Happy Independence Day for our American Backers, we hope you all had a great July 4th. And a belated Happy Canada Day, July 1st, to all our fellow Canadians.

The Heavy Gear Blitz 2017 Kickstarter to make plastic miniatures for the Peace River, NuCoal, and Utopia faction core models is now set for a mid-September launch. This weeks preview is the Warrior model, shown with Vanguard variant (Medium Autocannon) and Chieftain CMD Upgrade head for the Peace River faction. The stock model of the Warrior has a Light Autocannon and its head does not have the top center antenna shown on the Chieftain Upgrade head. Checkout the image below with detail improvements and information.

Peace River Warrior model preview.
Peace River Warrior model preview.

As with our previous preview we are including a link to a new 3d PDF of the Warrior which the Solidworks 3d software allows us to make now, click here to download the 3d PDF (2.7MB) file. 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. See our previous update with the Warrior IV preview at the following link for a fast preview of how the 3d PDF works.  

We want your feedback on the Warrior model, leave you comments below. We'll continue tweaking the Warrior parts up until the Kickstarter launch to get the best new plastic models possible. 

News: The Dream Pod 9 offices will be closed next week (July 8th to 16th) for a short summer vacation for the DP9 Staff. Once we're back will be continuing the previews with the Crusader IV and Argos models for the Peace River Faction and then models for the NuCoal and Utopia Factions.

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      Cameron McElwrath on July 5, 2017

      Love the new head and visor, the missile launcher pod looks sturdy, which is great. I really like the subtle peace river logo on the frontal hip plates and the fuel tank. Needs a bit more bicep, slightly longer femoral bone maybe, and reduce the shoulders a bit, and it will be perfect. Looks nice and sturdy though, good rendition.

    2. kayuna2000 on July 5, 2017

      In this model, I think the shoulder is big, the upper arm and thigh are short.

    3. wouter
      on July 5, 2017

      I agree with Scarlet and in particular with the shoulders.
      While I understand the need to protect these shoulder joints, they are better armoured than the pilot.

    4. Rolando Mejia PTY14232 on July 5, 2017

      Some of the Paxton designs are a little like gorilla gears, with broad chest amd big arms but slightly smaller legs, like the gladiator.

    5. ldjessee on July 4, 2017

      Looks good!

      I think after looking at this and the pics for the metal squad on DP9's website, the arms look further out and slightly larger than the Hunter's proportion, so I think that is just a Warrior thing, but I am not a PA expert.…

      DP9, have a great summer vacation!

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      Robert Duncan
      on July 4, 2017

      100% agree with the below. Arms too big (but otherwise looks cool!), really appreciate the quality updates and interest in feedback.

    7. Scarlet
      on July 4, 2017

      The arms seem too big proportional to the torso, like the shoulders are big and the arms a little too far out from the body. I'm guessing that's to have a more clear view but it looks odd.

      But since I just got done reading the Robotech non-update I gotta say DP9 you guys are doing great showing us pics and getting feedback from the backers.