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Production Updates

At Merlin Models, we want to be very transparent about our production process and timelines. This page exists to keep you up to date on the status of each of our ongoing products. It will be updated frequently so that you know where production is at for your purchase. Feel free to bookmark and check in regularly.

January 6th, 2024

ATAT 2024 - Taking orders for 2024 run of production (fully pay only). 2023 painted models going through painting production

Runner - Kit Delivery finished, replacement parts and coins are currently being shipped and delivered.

X-Wing - Kit Delivery Finished, painted versions being processed.

ROTJ ATST - Armature is finished, currently going through final production (full pay orders still open).

ESB ATST - Armature is finished, currently going through final production (full pay orders still open).

U-Wing - Waiting for production pipeline to clear, taking pre-orders (both payment plan and full pay).

Slave 1 - Completing design updates and final tweaks (both payment plan and full pay available).

Mini ESB ATST - Initial in-house prototype complete, currently taking pre-orders (both payment plan and full pay).

Shuttle - Finishing the final packaging process in prep for shipping. On track to ship in early Feb 2024.

Forest Fight - Currently on pre-sale (both payment plan and full pay).

 

August 2nd, 2023

Round 2 ATAT kits. Delivered. In the process of painting client kits ( see Ethan's update in the walker channel).

Runner. Molding and casting complete, preparing for shipment. Shuttle. Currently in production.

X-wing. Currently In production. ESB ATST. Metal parts are complete. Kit parts are in line for production.

Rotj ATST. Metal parts are currently in production. Kit parts are in line for production.

U-wing. Files sent off to have master model created.

Slave 1. Modeling work complete and currently being engineered to be sent off.

Snowspeeders. Funding still open, will begin work on modeling as soon as the Slave 1 is sent off.

April 5th, 2023

Round 2 ATAT kits. In the process of shipping. Should be getting tracking numbers soon for Air shipments. Ocean freight will take a month for tracking.

 

Runner.  Currently In production

 

Shuttle. The artist proof is complete. waiting on it to arrive for final sign-off. 

 

Xwing. Currently In production.

 

ESB ATST. Metal parts are currently in production. Kit parts are in line for production.

 

Rotj ATST. Metal parts are currently in production. Kit parts are in line for production. 

 

Uwing. Funding is still open. Waiting for enough orders to begin creating master. 

 

Snowspeeders. Funding still open.

 

Slave 1. Modeling work in progress.

February 8th, 2023

Round 2 ATAT kits. The factory is currently finishing the packing and the kits will be ready to ship by the 25th. So now is the time to go into your account on the website and update your mailing address if you need to! We will send emails as soon as I have our new shipping company secured to let you know the shipping cost and a link to get that taken care of.

 

Runner. The last few pieces that we didn’t like on the runner are being re-molded and cast. We should get the last pieces shipped by the 22nd. 

 

Shuttle. The shuttle sample will be shipped by the end of the month. So as soon as we get it we will make a video and then its full steam into production.

 

Xwing. Currently In production.

 

ESB ATST. Metal parts are in production.

 

Rotj ATST. Metal parts are in production

 

Uwing. Funding still open

 

Snowspeeders. Funding still open

 

Slave 1. Modeling work in progress

January 11th, 2023

All Round 2 ATAT kits are Still in the cleaning stage. 

 

Painted ATAT round 1 is shipped! Should be receiving them soon if you haven’t already 

 

Runner. Still waiting on the newly adjusted castings to arrive, will post a video as soon as they get here. 

 

Shuttle. The sample is currently in production and we expect it to be shipped to us after the Chinese new year

 

Xwing. The first castings have arrived and they look amazing! expect a video on it later this week. 

 

ESB ATST. Metal parts are in production.

 

Rotj ATST. Metal parts are in production

 

Uwing. Funding open

 

Snowspeeders. Funding open

 

Slave 1. Modeling work has begun.

December 21st, 2022

All atat kits are in the cleaning stage. They may be ready before the Chinese new year on jan15 but we have to set up shipping for all of them so I assume we will ship early Feb

 

Painted ATAT round 1 are being packed. I had to order an extra pallet of foam and that took 3 weeks to get here . Trying to work on it and do holiday time. Should be packed next week

 

Runner. Last problem parts are being adjusted. Will ha e a video of all perfect parts soon and the new samples will be shipped shortly. 

 

Shuttle. Large parts are being adjusted to keep them from wanting to warp. We have a plan, all the rest of the parts are done for sample.

 

Xwing. Sample castings complete on 23rd and shipping to us

 

ESB ATST. Metal parts starting production.

 

Rotj ATST. Metal parts being sent to metal vendor

 

Uwing. Funding open

 

Snowspeeders. Funding open

 

Slave 1. Start work week1 Jan

 

November 28th, 2022

ATAT: round 1 castings almost done. Round 2 castings started November. Hardware and coins are being manufactured.

 

Painted ATAT: cutting foam and packing 

 

Runner: samples delivered. Small changes needed for fitment of a few parts. New samples expected last week of November.

 

Shuttle: waiting for sample. 

 

Xwing: waiting for sample

 

ESB ATST: pre order open 

 

Rotj ATST: pre order open

 

Uwing: funding

 

Snowspeeder: funding

 

Concept snowspeeders: funding

 

Slave 1: fund successful gathering research, build starts Jan 1. 

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