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Swamprat33

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Q1/2018???
« on: February 19, 2018, 04:39:25 AM »
Hi all, have just completed building the last of my 8 Rubicon kits from the last 2 releases.
Was just Wondering what we can hope to see with the Q1 release.

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Re: Q1/2018???
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2018, 03:13:40 PM »
We can't tell you right now... not because it is a secret, but the Chinese New Year holiday always give us surprises!  We might be able to give you some more info after the holidays, which is the last week of February.  :-\

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Re: Q1/2018???
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2018, 08:29:54 PM »
I have to ask: When will we see the US M4A1 and its' variants?

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Re: Q1/2018???
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2018, 09:16:04 PM »
I have to ask: When will we see the US M4A1 and its' variants?
Probably not for a while, we have not seen any work on here yet:http://forum.rubiconmodels.com/index.php?topic=395.0

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Re: Q1/2018???
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2018, 09:32:57 PM »
Yeah, it’s usually a year from when they announce/show the initial line drawings.
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Re: Q1/2018???
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2018, 06:59:48 AM »
A year you say....interesting.

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Re: Q1/2018???
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2018, 07:16:33 AM »
Its about a year from their first ideas , through the CAD design , to the test plastics and then our comments and then the revisions of the CAD  if needed and then they release it . I'm good with this approach as Rubicon do listen and fix things that they get something  wrong on the initial renders  .For example , 1st look at SU-122/ 85 had the spider wheels  of their T-34/85 . The SU122/85 s had the dish wheels ( early T-34/76 style ) , so they fixed it .   Some companies that just announce kits without getting feed back from the tank fans out here in the real world and hey usually get things wrong either by omission ( pistol ports on BA KV II )  or stupidity ( trying to reuse sprues from previous kits when actually the parts changed ). Yes I would like the kits to come quicker , but I already a stack to build and need to buy food and pay rent , lol
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Re: Q1/2018???
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2018, 02:43:55 AM »
You don’t have to worry about rent ;)

It’s pretty standard in the industry. When I used to work for Big Evil Corp., their lead time was around 2yrs which is why they didn’t like the designers talking about upcoming stuff, mainly as the upcoming stuff was distant memory for them! That said, from what I heard blood bowl was done in 6months but the model quality shows the rush..
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Re: Q1/2018???
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2018, 04:28:31 AM »
tick, tock....
Any news yet Rubicon?

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Re: Q1/2018???
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2018, 07:17:35 AM »
I sorta glad they're taking their time . I haven't built the stuff they released last 1/4 yet  ;D

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« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2018, 03:58:24 PM »
I sort of hope it makes it to Salute (though I have a bit of a shopping list already).

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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2018, 04:01:34 PM »

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« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2018, 01:45:13 AM »
 
 Really happy to see Rubicon represented at Salute :)

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Re: Q1/2018???
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2018, 05:59:54 AM »
They were there last year.
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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2018, 07:00:27 AM »
They were there last year.
Only on the PSC stand.