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Jaeger

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Re: Digital Sculpts - US HMG Team 170907
« Reply #360 on: September 25, 2017, 02:35:28 AM »
Ooooo.. will there be a redeploying version too?

This is a heavy crew served weapon. 
Component Part   Weight (in pounds)
Receiver group:   60
Barrel:   Approximately 24
M3 tripod mount:   44
Total weight:   Approximately 128

The gun with barrel is 84 pounds.  Removing the barrel and reinstalling it after movement would require using the head space and timing gauge to ensure the gun would operate correctly after movement.

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Re: Digital Sculpts - Soldiers of WW2 170923
« Reply #361 on: September 25, 2017, 02:53:00 AM »
Rubicon look determined to go down this road. Attempts to nudge them to concentrate on the vehicles are unlikely to succeed.

Don't think we can last too long if we are to focus just on 1/56 scale plastic vehicles.  As a company, we do need to diversify and to embrace a broader range of products.  This year being "Year of the Allies" for our 1/56 plastic vehicles, the other undisclosed (until now) company goal is to establish a foothold in other new ranges within 2017.

;)

Cold war and Middle East conflicts offer opportunities for more Armored Fighting Vehicles.  The T-44 was developed near the end of WWII but with a new turret and 100mm gun became the T-54/55.  Korea, the Middle East and Vietnam saw vehicles that were part of WWII such as the T-34/85, M4A3E8 and others soldiering on in Korea and the Middle East.
So existing kits could be re-purposed/updated but new vehicles would be required.

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Re: Digital Sculpts - Soldiers of WW2 170923
« Reply #362 on: September 25, 2017, 01:59:54 PM »
The need to diversify is understood.  I'm just not sure where this range fits in (I assume they're not aimed at the 1/35 market).  There are niche markets for figures like this in various scales; they used to be metal but now they're mostly resin.  But these don't seem to offer anything over existing models, except being plastic.

They're proof of concepts though. They're showing off the uniforms weapons and proportions of the models. With it being rendered, they can pose them in any way they want. They're not all going to be posed liketheyre a statue.

Speaking to a lot of gamers about rubicons intentions in the 28mm miniature market, there is a lot of interest in this. In either plastic or metal.
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Re: Digital Sculpts - Soldiers of WW2 170923
« Reply #363 on: September 25, 2017, 03:48:37 PM »
They're proof of concepts though. They're showing off the uniforms weapons and proportions of the models. With it being rendered, they can pose them in any way they want. They're not all going to be posed like theyre a statue.

That may be the case, but I'm still not sure what demand these figures are supposed to meet.  The best larger scale models are far more natural looking, and resin is arguably a better medium than plastic for larger figures because it holds texture and detail, and you don't have to worry about undercuts.  It's also a narrow market - narrower than the 28mm market.

 

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Re: Digital Sculpts - Soldiers of WW2 170923
« Reply #364 on: September 25, 2017, 08:35:08 PM »
I don't know what evidence Rubicon are using that makes them believe there will be a lot of demand for these figures. Perhaps it's a hunch. I had thought the main aim was to provide 28mm compatible miniatures for Bolt Action or equivalent level wargames. In that regard only the surface has been scratched thus far. The possible subjects for miniaturisation in 28mm are almost endless. An Sd Ffz 231 may not be high on the list of most modellers wish lists but I'd buy one. Quite obscure vehicles are available in plastic in smaller and larger scales so I can't see why they wouldn't sell in 1/56 scale. Anyway, if I were Mr Rubicon I'd be charging ahead with 1/56 scale WW11 vehicles and diversify in the following priority order;

- 1/56 scale vehicles for earlier and later periods
- smaller scale vehicles compatible with existing wargame figure sizes

I'd largely give the figures a miss except to ensure their compatibility with Rubicon vehicles. I'd also steer clear of models in larger scales. I think those are getting too big to fit comfortably on gaming tables and if I wanted to build them for display or a diorama I'd prefer the highly detailed models currently available.

Just my two cents worth. If I was smart I'd probably be rich and I'm not!

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Re: Digital Sculpts - Soldiers of WW2 170923
« Reply #365 on: September 26, 2017, 01:54:50 PM »
Demand for true scale infantry for wargaming purposes is pretty huge to be honest.
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Re: Digital Sculpts - Seated German Medic 170926
« Reply #366 on: September 26, 2017, 05:44:48 PM »
Seated German Medic, a set of 4 figures...









Enjoy!
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Re: Digital Sculpts - Seated German Medic 170926
« Reply #367 on: September 26, 2017, 08:26:48 PM »
Very nice . I can see using these figures as molded  in a 251/8 ( guess I need to get another 251 kit )  or as base to kit bash tank riders . Love my tank riders  ;D  .How about molding a wounded figure to fit the stretcher in your 251/8 ?

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Re: Digital Sculpts - US GI Relax Poses 171006
« Reply #368 on: October 06, 2017, 11:28:24 PM »
Some GI Joe in marching pose, still WIP but taking shape!






Enjoy!
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Re: Digital Sculpts - US GI Relax Poses 171006
« Reply #369 on: Today at 06:19:10 AM »
So you going to release very late war with the M45 web gear which was fairly rarely seen during the war. well at least they would be useful for Korea
« Last Edit: Today at 06:23:34 AM by jdg »