Thursday, 2 March 2017

Mantic Tunneler Update - Not Any Time Soon Then!!!

As I've mentioned in a couple of posts for this blog, I've been waiting on some Tunnelers to do an alternate Armoured Fist platoon for my Praetorians.

Looks like this one could stretch to 12 months past the original estimate time.  Then again, if they come in hard plastic rather than a resin type material, I can wait.
In this update: Information on Wave 2 Shipping, Progress and Estimates.
Hi everyone,
Now that our Wave 1 shipping is all wrapped up and you guys are playing with your lovely Warpath goodies, it’s time to talk about where we are with the Wave 2 shipments and production progress. It’s a mixed bag of news but you guys need to know where we are so there are no surprises for any of us!
The Forge Father Tank (Sturnhammer/Drakkar/Brandr) has finished production and has just left China on a boat for the UK, with an estimated arrival time of April. The Forge Father Hultr and Veer-myn Tunnel Runner have been tooled and we’ve had the samples back. We are waiting on some final amendments and then we can place the production order.
Hultr Test-ShotHultr Test-Shot
Ideally, we will wrap these all up together in a single shipping wave if we can (Wave 2a) but if some people are only expecting one vehicle type and not another, we will work it out and get everything out to you in the most efficient way possible. As soon as we can firm up some dates on production and deliveries, we will let you know.
Tunnel Runner Test-ShotTunnel Runner Test-Shot
As you know from previous updates, we have been impacted by some changes and issues from our regular tooling and manufacturing factory for hard plastic vehicle kits. As a result we have been working on a new solution with a new supplier (who we have worked with on other projects so they we have plenty of experience of their production quality).
The Veer-myn Tunneller is currently being tooled by them and we hope to get the first test samples back in soon. This will inform whether we have a new solution to begin tooling the remaining kits outstanding; the GCPS/Plague Mule, the GCPS/Plague Hornet and the Asterian Chira/Chroma. Obviously we want the quality of our kits to be high and would very much prefer to have them in hard plastic (as we know you would too) but until we know we have a new solution in place, we can’t give any accurate dates on shipping yet. We will keep you informed on the progress as soon as we know, so everyone can be updated.
The Mantic Team

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