TGG1 - UPDATE #107 – Production & Shipping Update + New Painted Minis + Packing your Rewards Selection + Open-the-box Videos

Production is going well. New models are being cast regularly now, and as soon as we receive new casts which can complete your Rewards Selection, we pack it and ship it right away.

Don't forget that you can always keep an eye on the status of the production on this page:http://www.tggks.com/what-is-in-each-wave/   
On it, you will see the date on which the document was last updated. We update it whenever we get new stuff in.
Then, simply scroll down to Wave 3. Everything that's in green is ready to ship.

The foundry is smoking hot. The latest production schedule is now quite firm. Keep reading to see where things stand as of today.

New Available Minis

We have received the following minis in spin-cast resin, which means all the Heroines have now been produced and cast in both metal and spin-cast resin:

  • Arushka (KST Yaga)
  • Baba Yaga (KST Yaga)
  • Aleksandr Kurganov, Chief Commander of the KST
  • Nepharya, Necro-Priestess (IE)
  • Doctor von X, Field Medic (IE)
  • General Ilsa Wolfenstein, Army Commander (IE)

And 2 new sets of 5 minis also came in and are being shipped out to backers right now:

  • The 5 Cyberzombies (IE)
  • The 5 Jet-Pack Girls (IE)
Keep reading to learn how to create a dynamic squad
Keep reading to learn how to create a dynamic squad

Regarding the Jet Pack Girls, we wanted to share a tip with you regarding their basing:

When you'll receive them, you'll notice that the rocks they stand on is never completely flat underneath. This was done on purpose, to help you create different flight angles for the girls. 

To do this:

  • 1. Be sure to cut off the tab that is located under the rock. 
  • 2. Visually test the angle you prefer. 
  • 3. File the underside of the rock to implement the angle that you chose. 

This way, you can create a dynamic and unique flight formation for your squad. If you don't do this, the Jet Pack Girls will simply stand upright in a very neutral attitude, which would be a shame for such a team of sky aces.

Casts in Progress

We've approved the prototypes for the following kits, and so they are currently being cast: 

  • All JB Artillery
  • All KST Artillery
  • All IE Artillery

Upcoming Prototypes

The following models are being prototyped right now, and should be ready for approval this and next week. As soon as they are approved, they will be cast right after the Artilleries. They are:

  • The Jailbirds Bikes
  • The Jailbirds Mecha
  • The KST Mecha
  • The Iron Empire Mecha
  • The WereSheWolves (KST)

The Remaining Items

So this leaves us with:

  • The IE and KST Bikes and Trikes
  • The Jailbirds Trike
  • The 54mm models

The prototyping for these models will happen throughout the month of June. Casting is likely to run into July, but we'll push hard to make things happen as quickly as we can. We will keep you informed as soon as we have more news on this.

3D printed Harry in large size (about 45mm tall / 1.8 inches)
3D printed Harry in large size (about 45mm tall / 1.8 inches)

New Painted Minis

We've got two Russian and one Spanish painter hard-at-work on the TGG models, but painting models with this quality takes time, and so we will continue to expand our painting team. Painters who can meet our quality expectations are welcome to send us an email with a link to their portfolio at jobs 'at' ragingheroes 'dot' com.

Packing and Shipping the TGG

The packing team has been working like mad and will continue non-stop until fulfilment ends. Every day, they prepare and ship out 40 to 80 packages. Here's a few snapshots I grabbed while they were working, so that you can get a better feel for how your parcel is being prepared.

Large Rewards Selection are processed by 2 packers: one reads the list out loud while the other picks the minis; we also note the number of bases needed for the complete package.
Large Rewards Selection are processed by 2 packers: one reads the list out loud while the other picks the minis; we also note the number of bases needed for the complete package.
The picker places all the selected minis in a bin. You will notice that some bags are colour-coded...
The picker places all the selected minis in a bin. You will notice that some bags are colour-coded...
Colours on the Troops bags facilitate and speed up the re-check/re-count we do before we transfer the models into the shipping box in order to eliminate mis-packs.
Colours on the Troops bags facilitate and speed up the re-check/re-count we do before we transfer the models into the shipping box in order to eliminate mis-packs.
Here, we carefully layer the minis in a shipping box.
Here, we carefully layer the minis in a shipping box.
Almost done! All that's left to add are the free drink mats, the blurb on preparing resin minis, our thank you note and your packing slip.
Almost done! All that's left to add are the free drink mats, the blurb on preparing resin minis, our thank you note and your packing slip.

Open-the-box Videos

We want to take this opportunity to shout out a big THANK YOU to The Beasts Of War, who recently did two great Open-the-Box videos on the TGG!
Here they are in case you missed them. 

  • Here's the first one, which covers the Lulus.
  
  • And this one covers the Jailbirds' Mad Nurse Bernadette, Yoko the Psycho, One-Shot Blondie and Harry the Baby Hippo:

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