Tony decided to give a little loving to the Venus faction this time around. He made 3d Models of the Brunnhilde Fighter, the Ryu (stock and command) Exo-Armor, and the Bonebreaker (stock and command) Exo-Armor for Venus. Checkout the image below to see how they turned out.
These new Wave 3 Jovian Chronicles Fleet Scale Fighter and Exo Models are now available to Pre-Order, for shipping in early May. Here is a link to the Jovian Chronicles miniatures section of the DP9 Online Store to place your Wave 3 Pre-Orders now.
Submitted by Robert Dubois on Tue, 04/05/2016 - 9:38pm
This weeks update shows the new Northern and Southern test pop plastic models. We took the time to put together one of each of the Northern models (Hunter, Jaguar, Cheetah, Grizzly, Kodiak, and Ferret shown in both walker and ground mode), see the photo below. Plus the Southern models (Jager, Black Mamba, Iguana, Spitting Cobra, King Cobra, and the 3 Drones), see the photo below. These were all assembled from the test plastic pop sprues we received from the mold manufacturer last week to test where problems are in the molds, they still have some holes and shrinkage on the parts.
Submitted by Robert Dubois on Wed, 03/30/2016 - 9:29pm
We received the test plastic pops for all the molds this week at our office in Montreal. The test pops are used by the mold manufacturer find where problems like not enough molten plastic making it in to the mold parts cavities are located. The test plastic sprue pops show them where additional spruing, ejector pins, and/or increased gate sizes to the parts are needed. We took the time this week to look over all the parts and get our comments back to them so they can tweak the molds to get all the plastic parts looking good.
Submitted by Robert Dubois on Fri, 03/25/2016 - 10:53pm
Dream Pod 9 attended the GAMA Retailer Tradeshow this week in Las Vegas, Nevada. To promote the upcoming official release of the new edition Heavy Gear Blitz - Tabletop Wargaming - Quick Start Rulebook and new Plastic Miniatures that will take place at Gen Con 2016 in Indianapolis the first week of August. After we have shipped out the Kickstarter Backer Reward Packages in late May and June to all our Backers.
Submitted by Robert Dubois on Fri, 03/18/2016 - 9:25pm
We will be out of the office all next week attending the GAMA Retailer Tradeshow in Las Vegas from March 14th to 17th, 2016. Promoting the new edition Heavy Gear Blitz - Tabletop Wargaming - Quick Start Rulebook and the New Plastic Miniatures, made reality by all our Backers of the Heavy Gear Blitz - War for Terra Nova - Kickstarter.
Submitted by Robert Dubois on Sat, 03/12/2016 - 12:44pm
Dave made the production molds for the small Jovian Chronicles Fleet Scale Pathfinder, Hector, Wyvern, and Syreen Exo-Armors today. I grabbed a set of the first pewter castings and took parts photos for each of the new two squad packs. After that I primed the exos-armors in grey and painted the 3 pronged poseable flight posts in black and assembled the squads. The image below shows the primed Pathfinder, Hector, Wyvern, and Syreen Exo-Armor squad bases in front of Athena and Hachiman Spaceships with the pewter parts photos below.
Submitted by Robert Dubois on Tue, 03/08/2016 - 9:42pm
Tony finished up a few more exo armor 3d models for Jovian Chronicles Fleet Scale and we just sent them off to rapid prototyping at Shapeways. The image below shows the new 15mm tall Retaliator, Vindicator, Cerberus, and Fury 3d models added the photo of our existing Fleet Scale fighter squads, flight stands, spaceships, and a ruler for scale.
Submitted by Robert Dubois on Wed, 03/02/2016 - 9:22pm
This week we have a progress update on the steel mold plates for the plastic injections molds. The company making the molds sent us some early progress photos of some of the steel mold plates. The image below shows the first step in making the molds plates, where they use a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machine is used to rough out the mold cavities. There is an photo of the CNC Machine cutting one of the mold plates at the bottom of the image. This removes most of the excess steel, but does not do the fine details in the parts cavities.
Submitted by Robert Dubois on Tue, 02/23/2016 - 8:50pm