Rivet Wars Update – Planes, Tanks, and Automobiles

By Polar_Bear
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Apr 18th, 2014
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Rivet Wars tossed up a pair of videos showing off the new models that’ll be coming out soon for the game.

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From the update:

Hello Riveteers!

We have two video updates for you guys today! The first video we have for you will walk you guys through the final production models and packaging for some of the Kickstarter exclusives (Blitzkrieg Box and Heroes), and future retail expansions for Rivet Wars!

Next, we’re going to show off the current production prototypes for the planes and the Super Heavy Tanks. As you can see the tanks look great, but as we’ve mentioned before we need to touch up a few things on the planes. Also, we give a quick explanation of the stands the planes will ride on.

Thanks for all of your support and dedication to this project! As you can see, we are in the final stretch of the production. We’ll keep you updated with how things are coming along as we finalize the last few things in Wave 2!

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  • joshuar56

    He keeps saying high qualitiy, but I do not think that word means what he thinks it means. Several of the robots look pretty bent, and I’ve yet to see a rivet wars mini without really bad and hard to get mild lines. I guess for a board game they are ok, if you don’t mind warping or mold lines. I’m a table top gamer first, and they’re definitely NOT high quality from that stand point.

    • wittdooley

      All if my stuff looks great with minimal mould lines and only a single mini that needed the hot water treatment.

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  • The Beast Rampant

    I don’t really see what you mean. If these look anything like the minis in the base set, I’ll be a happy camper. Their mold lines are slight to non-existant, and while I haven’t painted any (yet), I can’t imagine spending more than a minute on an infantryman. Each of my Mantic a Dreadball plastics took me fifteen, MINIMUM, until I dumped them in the closet and found better uses of my time. But I’m off on a tangent, here.

    • blkdymnd

      These are easily the most time efficient mini’s I’ve ever painted.

  • Darsc Zacal

    Having just gone through my boxed set again earlier today, I have to add that I’ve found the mold lines pretty minimal and aside from a couple of bent pieces and a couple that could have been better assembled, the minis do look good.

    Of course I would have preferred to assemble them myself for ease of painting and customization, but I understand why they chose to go down the preassembled route.

  • joshuar56

    I have yet to see someone who has gotten both their blight MGs with straight barrels. The mold lines are really bad on vehicles in particular. Just look at the pictures of these prodcution minis. They’re all over these minis, some in really hard to get to places. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coolminiornot/rivet-wars/posts/805496

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  • Darsc Zacal

    I don’t think its fair to comment on those subject-to-approval production minis in the photos. There’s a reason they’re subject-to-approval.

    However I do agree that there is a problem with the MG barrels. Neither of mine are assembled straight and one is so bent I suspect it was pulled from the mold before the plastic had time to cool sufficiently. Those were two of the models that I had in mind when I made my earlier comments. But that’s an issue with one particular model and is not a reoccurring problem with the rest of the minis in the boxed set.

    Thin parts, like the Generals staff, are always going to be subject to bending/warpage, but it’s been very slight with the mini from my set. Surprisingly so.

    As far as mold lines, I’m going to stand by my statement that they’re minimal. I’ve not said there weren’t any, but the casting in general has been quite good. Better than I’ve seen from a number of much more expensive minis in my 30+ years of collecting/painting/customizing miniatures. I’m also satisfied with the material they’re using.

  • hithero

    Yes to a gamer the mold lines are minimal, but through a magnifier scrutinised by a pro-modeller, then they are there like every other model or gaming piece out there. The RW figures are a fantastic quality, much better than I expected for a board game.

  • wittdooley

    The MGs were the only bent thing in my box and were easy to fix.

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  • joshuar56

    Also, it’s not just materiel or mold lines, a lot of detail is lost on the minis compared to masters.

    • wittdooley

      Anyone with experience with miniatures knows that some details are softened in the translation from master to injection moulded plastic. Anyone with experience with miniatures would know that you typically only retain similar levels of detail to the original sculpt in spin cast, pressurized resin casting due to the ability to retain undercuts. But then again, you know all this because of your vast expertise with miniatures.

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  • Haibane

    Mold-lines look fine to me, as does the detail. I’m a miniatures painter with experience of GW, Perry Minis, Rackham, Dust Minis, Blackhat Goblin Minis, Dreamforge Games and others.

    Haven’t seen plastic minis with at least some mold-lines that I wanted to clean – it’s just part of the process for me. Mold-lines on these are pretty minimal, and the plastic is hard enough that they scrape off easily with a hobby-knife.

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          • Haibane

            I did scrape the mold-lines off though – sufficiently that I judge they won’t show up in the slightest once painted.

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  • fuzzyguy

    My Rivet Wars set was excellent with minimal mold lines and only a single place that needed some putty to fill in a gap. If the material is giving you fits with the few mold lines present try using some Tamiya sanding sticks or make some yourself using finishing sand paper with a grit around 2000.

    Signed,
    -A True Fuzzy Scotsman

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    • joshuar56

      I don’t feel the poorer quality materiel, and what they were able to do with it, somehow gives them (the creators) the right to call the minis high quality. If anything it’s an arguement against it. I’m sure you could probably sculpt some nice minis out of playdo if you had a good enough sculptor, that doesn’t make them high quality.

    • joshuar56

      I’m also not saying that the issues can’t be fixed, but it takes a while. Almost every model has mold lines down the face, and given the materiel, it’s not an easy fix.

  • The Beast Rampant

    They’re pre-assembled plastic minis for a BOARDGAME. They have less flash than 90% of the NON-pre-assembled plastic WARGAMING minis on the market. If they’re as hard to clean as Mantic’s crap, that’s swell, because MINE have virtually no flash.

    I’m happy with them, and I am not some easily- pleased noob that doesn’t know minis modelling. I have been at it since ’82.

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    • joshuar56

      Like I said, for a board game they’re decent. But since we get to make up %, I would say they’re only 44.764% as good as tabletop minis…

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    • Haibane

      Well, one good thing has come out of it at least – I’ve started painting up my Rivet Wars figs XD.

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  • Decar

    So in an affort to make this constructive for gaming newbies:

    Can anyone provide examples (either photographic or by name) of models of a similar size which are:
    a) better quality or have less mould lines
    and b) using a similar resin/vinyl or alternative material?

    The general consensus seems to be these models are exemplary for miniatures made using this medium; please share alternative examples if this is not the case.

  • The Beast Rampant

    Precisely. And I’ll critique the Wave 2 minis when they’re in my sweaty paws.