Saturday, December 31, 2016

Templar and Happy New Year!

It may not look it, but the Templar is nearing the finish line. I have the shoulder shields done. They are designed to be optional so if you don't like them you can leave them off. It is wobbly in this pic as the ankle and knee are ball and socket joints to give you some posing options. I just need to finish the arms/guns and she will go to the caster. The plan is to get it there when the Wolfhound is done in about a month. As for who the caster will be...well...more than likely not JPG productions. I was once told I had to choose two of the three options: Good, Fast, Cheap. I settled for Good and Cheap but the slow part has gotten almost untenable. I cannot wait over two months or more for a kit to be cast. So that means Good and Fast is the newest option...downside is that means mechs will probably get a bit more expensive. Based on previous experience I would say expect about a 10% price increase. Overall, that is not too bad and on the upside, I will actually be able to cast 5-6 next year!

After this is the Shadow Cat. It is really turning out well. I have most of the parts roughed out and the putty/sanding work has started. Bleh...most boring part.

Then comes the Kodiak if I can fix a few little issues. The 3D print is beautiful but the parts were not designed with casting in mind. The Torso is going to be brutal with all the details, undercuts and whatnot.


So, here is to a Great 2017! See you all on the flip-side.


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