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Micropanzer Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2012 1:27 p.m. PST

I have the master metal cast in hand and am cleaning the lines for production molding

I plan on doing the initial run in metal as it is much quicker to get quantity done

I am doing resin bodies metal bits along side initial run as I personally want mine in resin as they are quite a hunk of metal. -- Price will not be different so if you also want resin drop me an email and let me know.

I have always planned these to be the 32mm version and doing a smaller version later for the 15mm -- I do quite like the way they look next to the 15mm.

I took a photo next to a more popular brand that will help establish size of this model as well.

Retail on these are 12.50 and will be doing a box set at a better price ( 5 for $50.00 USD )

There is another weapon option that is being worked on that I had planned on adding into set instead of the Tesla arms -- I am willing to swap out the Tesla for a rifle guy or another set of missile pod arms for those that pre ordered a unit the new arm will be available by itself to those that pre ordered at a discounted price once released.

The Paint work on these is not the greatest I did not clean mold lines -- the final result of production cast should be cleaner than photo My Goal was to show that the product does exist and is going into production Monday -- I also like to show the worse case of mold lines as I picked out the best cast to clean and the worst to paint.

A personal thank you to all that did advanced orders on this and sorry it took so long to get to this point.
micropanzer.com

Jason

Some people have asked about the hood as they dislike it so below is what model will look like with out it glued on

Even though a 32mm model looks good as a 15mm mech

Last up is next to a marine

Chef Lackey Rich Fezian Inactive Member14 Jan 2012 1:36 p.m. PST

First Must-Get List Entry of 2012. :)

Covert Walrus Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2012 1:37 p.m. PST

Ooh – very heavy metal indeed!

Like the design, practical and non-nonsense in style.

Grumpy Monkey14 Jan 2012 1:37 p.m. PST

Those are great for 15mm Mechs

rolgan Inactive Member14 Jan 2012 1:38 p.m. PST

Jason,

I hesitated on pulling the trigger on these as I wanted them in 15mm, but you're right they make lovely 15mm piloted suits. I hope they sell like hot cakes and when my budget recovers, I'll pick some up.

Awesome stuff.

ming31 Inactive Member14 Jan 2012 1:38 p.m. PST

oh yeah !!!

28mm Fanatik14 Jan 2012 1:48 p.m. PST

Nice, I like the head-set-in-torso design.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Jan 2012 1:58 p.m. PST

Very nice figs.

LtJBSz Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2012 1:58 p.m. PST

Link to order?

Jovian114 Jan 2012 1:58 p.m. PST

I pre ordered, when do they ship?

Micropanzer Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2012 2:09 p.m. PST

They ship as soon as Caster cuts and spins molds and ships to me -- I am shipping overnight to them Monday

Angel Barracks Inactive Member14 Jan 2012 2:16 p.m. PST

Sorry, I am being dim.
Are they conversion kits for Heavy Gear models?

Insomniac14 Jan 2012 2:34 p.m. PST

I am looking forward to these becoming a general release…I NEED some of those for my Grymn :)!

…I just followed the link and ordered a set of 5 :)

…the power of pictures!

nothing Inactive Member14 Jan 2012 3:18 p.m. PST

Those are awesome. Congrats!

Moqawama Inactive Member14 Jan 2012 3:30 p.m. PST

They're REALLY captivating, although I would have opted for less humanoid feet.

But that's a very minor issue.

JRacel Inactive Member14 Jan 2012 4:26 p.m. PST

OUTSTANDING!!!!

Jason, do you have a preorder listed for me? I think I sent you an email forever ago about this preorder and the Stomper. If not, let me know since I would love to get a couple of sets.

Jeff

Micropanzer Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2012 4:27 p.m. PST

No they are not conversion kits for heavy gear --

I asked for something like a scope dog kit mixed with A gijoe Cobra Snake suit I had as a kid with a Soviet feel.

The feet are in part due to it being a 32mm battle suit. more than a 15mm mech. Could always cut the feet off and convert to what ever look you like -- would be easy with resin kit.


JRacel -- YES I do have it in the count.

Little Big Wars Inactive Member14 Jan 2012 5:10 p.m. PST

The hood gives it more of a Standing Tortoise look, so I'm definitely a fan.

Psyckosama Inactive Member14 Jan 2012 5:12 p.m. PST

okay, the 28mm ones are perfect for being "Heavy Gear" like battlesuits…

JRacel Inactive Member14 Jan 2012 5:23 p.m. PST

Thanks Jason.

I must say, I love the hoods.

Since we are discussing great Micropanzer products, I got a lot of the Walkers assembled over the holidays to add to my vehicle comparison project. The running version is a little challenging to assemble, but the action in the final poses was worth it.

Figure if you are going to order some Russian suits, might as well add a few walkers to your order as well! These will be added soon to the project along with a ton of other new stuff.

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Jeff

Alex Reed Inactive Member14 Jan 2012 7:33 p.m. PST

The Left Legs on some of those smaller walkers are not right.

They look to be double jointed, which there is nothing wrong with, but using such a backward joint on one leg, with a forward joint on another leg will produce a hugely irregular gait that will be very clumsy and slow.

Micropanzer Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2012 7:51 p.m. PST

The running version is an out of production model

To me it is not a walking but a full run moving fast as possible not like a at-st but more like an ostrich.

JRacel Inactive Member14 Jan 2012 8:07 p.m. PST

I agree with Jason, they are not walking, but rather running. The joints are fine, just need to have the right mental reference to understand them. The running poses were assembled to make them look like they were moving fast. It will show up better once I get them painted. Two of them are leaning into the turn while running so they may also look a little off in the pictures from this angle.

Jeff

combat wombat Inactive Member14 Jan 2012 8:34 p.m. PST

Sweet brother. Il be using them for 15mm

flintlocklaser Inactive Member14 Jan 2012 9:21 p.m. PST

These guys look phenomenal, although I'll be waiting for the 15mm ones as I want battlesuits, not mecha for my 15mm stuff. Jason, do you have a rough timeframe on the 15mm suits?

Gunner Dunbar Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2012 10:04 p.m. PST

nice looking bit of kit.

Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Jan 2012 11:01 p.m. PST

Just ordered… I like the size compared to 15mm!

Micropanzer Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2012 2:57 a.m. PST

I have a few project ahead of the 15mm versions --

Stomper, krystrial Soldiers. SAS command and support units, Jetbikes

dwartist15 Jan 2012 3:47 a.m. PST

delighted these have finally made it to production. Thanks for persevering!

Lion in the Stars15 Jan 2012 7:40 a.m. PST

I think I just found my first Micropanzer order. *Very* nice minis!

Der Krieg Geist Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2012 2:51 p.m. PST

Jason,
MSN hotmail has a brain seizure when I try to email you at Micro Panzer. Can I PM you here or just type on this board about my order?
Eddie

Micropanzer Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2012 4:21 p.m. PST

you can pm me that is fine -- Jason

Tried to pm you but can figure out how

can email micropanzer@micropanzer.com as well

Der Krieg Geist Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2012 5:51 p.m. PST

Jason,
I can't PM you as you are a Basic member. I will try e-mail again. :)

Chef Lackey Rich Fezian Inactive Member16 Jan 2012 12:28 a.m. PST

Tried to pm you but can figure out how

As Der Krieg Geist mentioned, you're still a basic member here, so you can neither send nor receive PMs. If you want my advice, spend to upgrade it's at most $2.50 USD a month (less for longer stretches at once) and being able to talk privately on-site is a big bonus for a small business. You can also list stuff on the Market boards, which can be helpful for cleaning out the games closet or thinning overstocks.

On an unrelated note, your Sovs have me looking at my old copy of Mekton again. There's one from years gone by.

Space Aardvark Inactive Member16 Jan 2012 1:28 p.m. PST

I love the Russian power armour! No skulls or frippery! Just a cool mecha suit.

Der Krieg Geist Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2012 9:11 p.m. PST

e-mail sent :)

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