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I was thinking: we have 21-22 orders, and it seems like we'll not reach the goal of 30... What if, instead cancel the project, you high the price, that way we have the choice to have this beautiful kit despite the circunstances...

So, just to know, how much will raise the price if 22 orders support your expected earnings of 30 orders?

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I was thinking: we have 21-22 orders, and it seems like we'll not reach the goal of 30... What if, instead cancel the project, you high the price, that way we have the choice to have this beautiful kit despite the circunstances...

So, just to know, how much will raise the price if 22 orders support your expected earnings of 30 orders?

If I were to do a run of 22 in stead of 30, it would raise the price from 292 CAD to 390 CAD (290 usd), a rather significant price bump. It would have to be approved unanimously by the 22 already aboard or it all falls apart.

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If I were to do a run of 22 in stead of 30, it would raise the price from 292 CAD to 390 CAD (390 usd), a rather significant price bump. It would have to be approved unanimously by the 22 already aboard or it all falls apart.

Captn'. Wouldn't 390 CAD be roughly 298 USD? I wanted to make sure the numbers are correct so as to not scare the crap out of prospective buyers in the US.

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Hey guys. The deadline for the 30 spots will be upon us in 5 days and from the looks of it, interest for the project has stalled. I will ask all those members who want the kit to let me know if you approve or reject the project with a price increase to accomodate the lower production volume. If there's a unanimous yes, I will start on the 30th. If not, I will consider other projects.

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The Cap'n can correct me, but I think that brings the total to 25?

It does, and having re-evaluated the situation, I would much prefer to keep the price-point at what I originally quoted. My gut tells me to green-light the project and things will work-out, even if it doesn't happen on my preferred timetable.

It's settled: kit stays at 292 CAD, and I'll start taking deposits of 200 CAD on Friday. *bangs gavel*

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Gracias Cap'n. One last question do we need to specify variant, such as I want a Hoquet/Rook version or will the head option parts for each come with each kit?

I think he mentioned that it will have all 3.

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Today... Is Deposit-day! :D

You may now begin sending your deposits of 200 CAD (per kit ordered.) If you don't have my payment info, just PM me. Also, because of new policies implemented by the post office and their updated customs forms, please make sure that your phone number (with area code) is either displayed with your address or the body of the paypal message. On my end, I have started the back-engineering process from my 1/32 kit, which will likely continue into next week. First progress update/pictorial scheduled for Sept. 11.

P.S: please insure that any PP fees are covered on your end. I've noticed that there are no fees if you're sending funds to someone and you already have the amount in your PP account. The fees kick-in when you send funds by withdrawing from a credit card or bank account.

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Hi guys,

Today is update day and while I'm still waiting on a few stragglers, I thought I'd take the opportunity to show-off my back-engineering progress with the diagrams. Just like with the original 1/32 model, I wanted to make sure that the geometry is sound and even if the kit is not technically variable, that the proportions do totally support a fighter mode.

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Captain’s Log Monday, September 15th. Sooo… In the interest of maintaining a less chaotic work schedule and minimize project overlap, I’ve decided to start sculpting the 1/48 Legioss—in force!

DSCF5547: all projects begin with a single, humble step and this particular project is no different. I spent approximately three full days measuring and drafting new plans based on my 1/32 kit which I then re-scaled to 1/48. Those diagrams were then printed and I assembled as much pre-cut modeling boardas I could muster.

DSCF5548: as some of the blocks are both rough and rather large, one of the first steps is to cut the modeling board into smaller blocks using the band saw.

DSCF5549: I then proceed to carefully cut-out all the parts patterns…

DSCF5550: and then glue them to the modeling board. I have to make sure I don’t place them too close together because the band saw doesn’t always make predictable cuts.

DSCF5551: blocks are trued on the mill. This operation had to be performed a multitude of times.

DSCF5552: creating perfectly parallel parts is another operation that sometimes takes place at this stage. I use a metal grinding bit on my drill press and run the blocks under that. This leaves a much smoother finish than the mill but can be a tad dangerous if you don’t have a very stern, steady hand.

DSCF5553: most of the larger parts are now ready to be cut-out.

DSCF5554: Aaand so back to the band saw we go to separate all the parts and remove as much rough material as possible.

DSCF5555: this is about as close I can get with the band saw without risking damage to the parts. From here, I will use the mill, the grinder and the Dremel to refine the parts into something more usable. Stay tuned for next week’s update where I venture into the Buster zone! ;)

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Neat! :)

How does that grinding block in your drill press let you create perfectly parallel blocks?

The grinding stone is itself parallel to the base as it turns at high speed. As I drag the block of modeling board across the base, the grinding stone removes material across the top of the block leaving the block flat. Same principle as with a mill except that in the mill, the block is held by a vise whereas here I move the block freehand.

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Captain’s Log Friday, September 18th.

DSCF5556: modeling board is a very useful material, but it’s not cheap and so I try to waste as little as possible. This little pile of scraps from Monday’s cut-outs is enough to make the rest of the parts I need, and maybe have a bit left over.

DSCF5557: because the thighs are mirrored parts left and right, I have to construct both. I’m making them from a single block, side-by-side to insure maximum symmetry. In this particular instance I’m still heavily involved in milling ops.

DSCF5558: the upper part of the foot being shaped on the bench sander.

DSCF5559: once parts have been cut by the band saw, re-milled and occasionally run on the bench sander, I can then proceed to give the parts a bit more character.

DSCF5560: the calf module which is being prepped for Dremel duty. I make precise marks with a pencil to guide the rotary tool.

DSCF5561: shoulder module receiving a third round of milling treatment. This is a particularly complex component and will require more work than most.

DSCF5562: the thigh pars are now separated and in this particular instance, I’m taking the razor saw to the parts to scribe panel lines.

DSCF5563: yet more parts being refined with the Dremel.

DSCF5579: the nose module just off the mill. While it’s predominantly a decorative piece in soldier mode, I maintained the dimensions faithfully from the 1/32 model.

DSCF5593: after a round with the dremel, followed by manual sanding, the nose finally starts to find its shape.

DSCF5594-95: while it’s still early days with much work and detailing still to go, the first mock-up test is very promising. Stay tuned for next week’s dust-filled shenannigans!! :D

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Oops, forgot two pics.

Also, it is with a heavy heart that I must announce that this will be my very last modeling project. I will be moving in the next few months and won't have time to make these types of projects anymore. I'll be putting what few kits from previous projects I have left in the sale section, and once the Legioss is done, that will be it. Grab what you can while you can because when it's gone it's gone for good.

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