Rebel Minis release new Sci-Fi Mechs

By TGN Ross
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Feb 1st, 2012
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Rebel Minis release their new resin Sci-Fi Mech miniatures.

From their website:

Well, I am happy to announce the release of our newest Sci-Fi mecha, The Variable Payload Raider or the VIPER Suit, as the troops call them. Designed by digital master John Bear Ross, the VIPER has a modular chassis that can be fitted with multiple weapon and construction options.

There are 3 weapon versions in the first release of Vipers. MK.I-Mk. III. Also, for each version, there are 2 poses Standing and Advancing. That way you can pick your weapons and poses!

We also tried something new with these models. The models are entirely composed in resin… Bodies, sprues, everything… Now, why did we do that? A couple of reasons.

One.We wanted to see what would happen and if we could do it 🙂 Honestly, they look amazing and are really easy to put together. They are pretty durable and we have been very happy so far with them.

Two. Metal has been going up and down alot lately and we wanted to start experimenting with new alternatives. As I have said, we have been looking into this and John, Jeff and myself have been taking notes and will continue to evaluate an all resin “mecha”. We also have to look at shipping and a whole host of other things that have popped up.

Three. The price. Right now, each VIPER has a SRP of $6.49. Right now, resin allows us to do this. The Metal Price would have been pushing close to $11… so, we are going to see how this is received.

On another note, The VIPERS are also modular. Most of our HAMR Sprues and other weapons sprues will fit, so even coming out of the gate, the design options are staggering. That is the way John designed them. We may even have a contest on designs 🙂

You can see the VIPERS here: http://www.rebelminis.com/

These were all painted by Jeff Racel and see more incredible pictures of the ones Jeff painted.

  • blackfang

    I love the design, but the casting quality seems a bit poor. Even the pictures on the ordering page show loads of flash and bad 3D printing artifacts. Rebel really need to learn to clean up their 3D printed masters before making molds.

  • grimbergen

    I believe these are 15mm, and the pix are just very close up. For that scale, the flash and other production artifacts aren’t any worse than battlefront stuff.

  • These are 15mm.

    Jeff Racel (Rebel Minis’ painter) mentioned that he usually gets pre-production castings – they hadn’t been cleaned of the 3d printing artifacts. Rebel’s previous mecha (the HAMR suits) look like they have pretty bad layering in the store pictures, but are very clean in person.

  • Meh… thats all paper thin stuff that you can push off with a fingernail. I do see some print lines but I doubt once you clean it up and get a coat of paint on it you would notice much.