Back in the days of the Imperial Skies Kickstarter, we decided to remake two Japanese cruiser models, the Akashi and Yakumo, since the original moulds were in need of replacement. For some reason these two models seemed to be cursed – the first designs wouldn’t cast reliably (we managed to get enough out for the Kickstarter pledges but it took an awful lot of miscasts to produce them), then we managed to damage one of the replacement masters before moulding so it had to be reprinted again, and then the second set of designs wouldn’t cast reliably either !
However, after a third (or possibly fourth – I’ve lost count) iteration we finally have a reliable working production mould for the two models and everyone else can at last purchase the two new redesigned versions. The overall layout of the models hasn’t changed, but the detail has been improved and the Yakumo has gained separate turrets rather than the original cast-on ones. The two new designs will also appear in fleet packs from now on.
VAN-604 – Yakumo class Heavy Cruiser – £3.50
VAN-605 – Akashi class Light Cruser – £3.00
20/01/2017 at 11:30
I love the direction the Aeronef lines have been going. Love it!
22/01/2017 at 00:41
Very nice but all but my Brazilians (accidental oversight) were involved in my two give away days last Fall. Those will probably go this Spring in my winter delayed third give away.
I just can’t justify as many scales/sizes and eras/genres as I had then, much reduced now.