Tuesday, December 29, 2015

General Update and End of Year Closeout

Good day all.  Just a quick update...the caster is still having issues and there is still a backlog on getting the Atlas done.  I apologize about the wait, but it will be worth it.  The kit is awesome if the demo copy he sent is what I send out. Lots of pieces...lots of resin. 

The same caster has the Owens and the Fafnir so don't expect those to be out anytime soon.  I am in discussions with another caster to work on the Loki in the meantime.

Finally, I am having an end of the year close out sale.  If you buy one kit, it is 20% off.  Two or more kits will be 30% off.  

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Mechwarrior Online Atlas preview

The first MWO Atlas came in today for me to approve...and it looks good.  For those that qualified for the "I had to wait 7 months for the Vulture MK IV" discount, you are getting this for a steal.  Jimi at JPG really discounted this thing for taking so long on the MK IV...and that discount got passed along to you. This amount of resin and number of parts would easily retail for around $200.

Take a peek...build-up to come. 















Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Update

Well, well, well.  The Owens and the Fafnir are both at the caster.  Expect the Owens first...then the Fafnir.  Fair warning, the Fafnir is going to take a lot of resin and the pieces are big which means big mold which means lots of rubber. Count on this bad boy coming in at about $200. Start saving your pennies today. 

The Thor is back in stock.

Not sure when I will restock the Warhawk.  The last couple units sold where in a "fire sale" and I am not sure I feel like having pricey inventory sitting on the shelf, especially when the money can go into new products. 

The same is true of the Vulture MK IV.  I still have 2 of the original 25 just sitting here collecting dust. 


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Good News...Bad News...

So, which do you want first? The good or the bad?  Well, lets just get the bad news out of the way. Celtic Works, the new caster, has had to close shop for the foreseeable future.  That means no Owens kit. Insert sad face here.

Good news:  I am about done with the Hellbringer (Loki).  There is some cosmetic touch up work to be done, but she is about there.

That being said, as I am now down to one caster mechs are going to trickle out for a while.  JPG is working on the Atlas and then I have him tasked on the Fafnir.  The Owens and Hellbringer are just going to have to sit around for a while. Another sad face here. 








Thursday, October 1, 2015

Guess what is at the caster's?

Trying out a new caster...CelticWorks.  He does lots of armor stuff and expressed an interest in casting mechs.  Since Jimi at JPG Productions is still getting caught up after his accident, I figured I would give Steve a shot. Expect the first 10 in about a month or so. 


Friday, September 18, 2015

Atlas pre-order: Update

The pre-order price for the MWO Atlas will end at 11:59 PM on September 18, 2015. After that, all pre-order will be at the regular retail pricing.  Any pre-order invoices that have been sent that are not paid by the due date will be cancelled. So, you might ask, why pre-order then?  Well, there will still be a perk...another plaque.  Anyone who pre-orders the Atlas before the pre-order is officially closed will receive a plaque similar to the one included with the Vulture MK IV. This includes those that participated in the Vulture MK IV perk!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

MWO Atlas pre-order is semi-live!

Jimi Glancy Jr. over at JPG has informed me he will be starting the MWO Atlas next week. That means in about 6 weeks or so, these beasts should be ready for your consumption. This is going to be a run of 30 kits...and 2 are going to Scott as that was his price for the masters...then a couple for me...

As a way of showing my appreciation to those who waited so patiently for the Vulture IV, you guys will get first stab at the pre-order. If you contact me via e-mail, request a pre-order and provide your Vulture IV pre-order invoice number you will get one copy of the Atlas at a substantially reduced price. Jimi is giving me a discount for the wait on the Vulture and I will pass that on to you. You know the drill...timfusco at that hotmail domain.


PS- When you e-mail, make sure you let me know where this will ship so I can calculate shipping.


Sunday, August 9, 2015

Fafnir Update

As I mentioned some time ago, a client requested a rebuild of the Fafnir with the intent of kitting this beast.  Here is a quick update...it is about half done at the moment.  Legs: check! Feet: Check! Hip: Check! Now I am working the upper body.  I have made two different cockpits for it and had considered two different gun/arm options...however, as this will be a kit adding too many option parts will drive up the cost of an already expensive model so I think we will go with the "original" look.  I am bulding many of the parts to be identical to my original...it worked.
Upper leg.  There won't be much articulation.  I learned a hard lesson with the Warhawk about weak legs and a heavy torso.




New style cockpit.



Old style...yes, I fixed the upper frame...it's not crooked anymore.


Sunday, July 26, 2015

Marketplace Update

The Marketplace has been updated and a few Vulture MK IV kits have been added to the list.  

Saturday, July 11, 2015

More eBay Goodness

Long time supporter Dave is thinning his heard again...forced early retirement is a bitch, eh?

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Follow!

I regularly get messages with people asking me to e-mail them when the blog updates.  There is a tool on the right side of the page where you can input your e-mail and you should receive notifications when the blog is updated.  Use it!  
I have also started a Facebook page called "Large Scale Battletech Builders."  It is dedicated to just that.  Look for it and send me a "Join" request.

Invoices

Hi all.  Quick note: PayPal auto-generated an invoice number and chose to continue the MadCat invoice numbers.  All the recent invoices clearly state it is for the Thor.  Sorry for the confusion!

On a side note...when I made the MK IV, I followed the drawings I had that relied heavily on the mini (see image).  Personally, I think the missile sections of the torso are too wide so I am going to mod my "marketing copy" to reflect the way I think it should look.  I will document the processes so anyone who wants to follow suit can.  Or, you can utilize my build-up services....just saying...

Friday, June 19, 2015

Vulture MK IV Prototype

This came in the mail today...the prototype of the Vulture MK IV. Below you will see parts pics and a pic or two of it after being quickly slapped together.  My main issue...again, I neglected to anticipate the weight of the upper body.












Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Thor Invoice

Just an FYI....I will sit down and send out invoices later this week.  I would rather do a bunch at once than one or two a day.  Thanks for your patience!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Thor!

The latest kit is here!  It's the Summoner/Thor in 1/60 scale. This kit has 21 pressure cast pieces.  The price is going to be $135 plus shipping.  If you would like one, please e-mail me for an invoice.