Hello Backers, and Watchers!
We've now hit 33.3333333% funded!
Because we're getting good takeup on the STL set pledges, that means our projected cost burden drops somewhat from our highest margin, and we can start unlocking a few physical model kits...
So, today's project update adds a new RESIN MODEL KIT to the Kickstarter: The Largo Cargo Lighter.
The Large Cargo Lighter is 85mm long, and will be supplied with one of our clear plastic bases.
Hello Backers, and Watchers!
We've now hit 35% funded!
Today's new STL files to add to the 3D STL Download SET B are:
A Fuel Pod
A Fuel Barge variant of the Cargo Lighter
A Fuel Barge variant of the Large Cargo Lighter
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Lynx class Destroyers are small and fast craft that are capable of quickly delivering their deadly cargo. For its size the Lynx is heavily armed, making it a jack of all trades. Its basic armament includes two dorsal mounted twin turrets to take out incoming ordnance which can be replaced with planetary bombardment cannon as the mission dictates, and two pairs of prow torpedo tubes. Its broadsides allow for different types of weapon systems which can be changed whilst in dock due to its modular design. Most common broadside configurations are either weapon batteries or launch bays for a small compliment of fighters and assault craft.
Its diverse armament is also its main disadvantage. A lot of space normally used for supplies such as fuel, ammunition, foodstuffs, and oxygen is sacrificed for the Lynx’s many weapon systems. What this means is that the Lynx needs constant resupplying, making it incapable of long independent missions away from sources of supply. Because of this the Lynx is often deployed on short duration missions only, when not operating as part of a larger battle flotilla.
This set contains:
2 x Lynx Destroyer hulls (1 x batteries, 1 x launch bays)
2 x optional wings sets and twin turrets
2 x alternative bombardment turrets
Painted by John Fielding in Ferro Ascendancy colours.
Model length approx. 38mm
Flight base not included
The Raider class Brig is somewhat of an oddity, too big to be considered an attack craft but also too small to be considered a true warship it occupies a unique position within the Novan navy. It serves in several civil as well as combat rolls including system patrol and policing and as a strike craft for the various fleets.
Small, agile, and fast the Raider class makes an effective weapons platform, basically a reactor housing, engines, and a bridge it is relatively cheap to manufacture and has been produced in large numbers. The Raider is however not jump capable and must be transported to the combat zone via an especially adapted and configured transport carrier which serves as mothership for the squadron. Armaments on the naval version include two torpedo batteries, a port and starboard mounted triple laser cannon turret and a ventral mounted twin laser cannon turret with a 360 degree field of fire.
4 x Raider Brig hulls
4 x Raider parts sprues (turrets and flight base adaptor)
Model dimensions: height 20mm, length 15mm, width 12mm including turrets.
A set of 10 Novan Elites Eagle dropships for use with your starship scale games.
Model length: 14mms
Note you will need to use a suitable gauge of wire to make flight stands with.
Resin casting of the Novan class B Cargo Lighter in flight mode.
1 x Hull
1 x Bridge
Model dimensions: hull length 80mm, wingspan 32mm.
Posted up this notification on my website Panthera product entry.
THIS WILL MOST LIKELY BE THE LAST BATCH OF METAL CAST PANTHERA BEFORE I MOVE OVER TO MOSTLY RESIN CAST SHIPS, SO PLEASE BE AWARE OF THAT. THE MOULD FOR THIS MODEL IS SHOWING SIGNS OF WEARING OUT SO THESE ARE NOT OF THE SAME QUALITY AS USUAL BUT STILL OF VIABLE USE, FORTUNATELY MOST OF THE WEAR IS IN AREAS THAT WILL BE COVERED BY THE "WINGS" OR WEAPON BROADSIDES.
So this latest batch will most likely be the last metal Panthera available, if any of you guys/gals still want metal versions then you will have to snap them up once ordering has been enabled again either tomorrow or Thursday.
Ok time for some good news.
The first of the Zeus class vessels has entered production, the little Destroyer squadron will be the first release of this ship class, the frigate and cruiser to follow at a later date as circumstances allow.
These are actual production casts samples sent to me yesterday.
1 x Jubatus class frigate hull
1 x Broadsides set
1 x Components sprue
Model length: 60mm
3 x Zeus pattern Destroyers
Model length: 30mm