New version of Rider is HERE!

HEAR HEAR!
The new 2017.7 version of Rider is now available!
And if anyone is interested in the legacy ivory version it’s still on Amazon for the time being (until listing is updated):
Also.. when building your own 1:12 scale bipeds you have the option of selecting from the wooden or ivory materials. Even mix and match if you so desire.
Up next the props will be split apart into their respective 1:12 and 1:6 build it pages. That way you can get swords, poles and axes (and future props) scaled for Rider.
It’s incredible to have an exact replica of Ranger at the 1/12 scale. The hands being considerably larger is the only difference. And the toes having magnets that allow for tip-toe balancing. But the fact that all five articulated fingers with opposable thumbs are working at that scale is incredible.
More exciting news up ahead, including the A9-Dragon at that scale. Whoot!!
I’m so excited for the A9 series continuing to grow from here and how you’ll be able to pair it with pieces from A10 to pick and choose between articulation and surface detail. SWEET!!!

Armature Ten Update

Hello A10-Ballerina supporters!

Ok so there is a lot to update you on but here’s a teaser to hold you over a little longer.

This image below shows an overview of what’s been going on design-wise with the project.

On  the far right are the early models/prototypes featured in the  campaign video

Then to the left are the two variants I’ve been designing through the aid of 3d scanning.  You’ll get to pick one or the other when I send the surveys out.

One of them my daughter and the other a professional model.  Both are 1/6 scale but the woman is meant to be short and petite for her age so that the figure is still only about 8-9 inches tall.

I’ll be talking about this and more, including what I’ve learned with injection molding and getting brown resin to work in the later update.

Production has begun for all the pieces that are injection molded (pictures to come on that as well).

But now need to finish designing the 3d printed components that will be made with the wood composite material and then begin production on those.

I’m still hoping to have everything completed by the end of August as originally promised.  Thank you all for your patience.

I’ve been collecting footage and images of the process and I’m still hoping to edit it all into a nice video for the next update.

Thanks again everyone 🙂

 

 

Unveiling new Rider

Really thrilled to unveil what will soon become the future of A9. Introducing the 2017.7 version of Rider. I expect this to be available before the end of the month and for our entire website to change once again.

The hands couldn’t get smaller than this because of the space needed to fit the magnet.  I hope people will be forgiving of the slightly oversized hands.  If not, I may look into a more proportional hand but without a magnet.  Feel free to post your thoughts via comment.

 

Art Festival Recap

Woah! What a fantastic experience we had at this year’s Redmond Art Festival. We had so many visitors and of all ages.  People were especially mesmerized by being able to witness one of our 3d printers in action making pieces throughout the day.

And I’d like send out a special thanks to our fellow neighbor and artist of Forgotten Times Crafts because he purchased our very first wooden Riders and a number of the ivory ones making him our customer of the month. You should really check out his work at: https://www.facebook.com/ForgottenTimesCrafts/

It’s so freakin’ cool to know these Riders are going to be hanging out beside this great artist making the coolest looking potions and maps I’ve ever seen.

The dragon was of course a major draw but so were having so many of these little guys all over the place for people to play with. It was so pleasing to be able to sit back and no longer worry about these little guys breaking. In the past I remember having to coach people on how to handle them, but now I could just sit back and enjoy watching all the poses people could get them into and soak in the joy that comes from people handling your product for the first time and learning how to use it without any input.

Even though the intention of the booth was primarily to promote the product and give away coupon codes, we still managed to sell hundreds of dollars in Riders.   So in almost every way the event was a success for us.

Thank you to all that stopped by and made the experience such a joy to be a part of.