Saturday, 21 October 2017

Kickstarter Watch – 3D Printable Tanks

Another rather different kickstarter. This time we’ve got 3D Printable Tanks, giving you an interesting mix of, well, tanks.
These look amazing. I’m hard-pressed to even see that they are prints, even though they are printed with 100 micron layer depth. Simply stunning detail.
This is probably the most exiting 3D-print-kickstarter I’ve seen in a while. Well worth a look.
You can choose between WWII, modern and futuristic vehicles, and at the moment there are some twenty different vehicles to choose from.
Pledges start at CA$19 for two kits and ends at CA$135 for the whole bunch. If you’ve got the money you can go even higher with custom-made parts or even vehicles.
New releases
The stl-files are made for 1/56 scale (28mm), but you can obviously scale them up or down as you wish.
I really look forward to see where this company goes in the future.
This KS ends on November 13.

All photos and illustrations © 3D Wargaming and used with permission

Friday, 20 October 2017

Komsomolets from Baker Company

I have a bunch of vehicles from Baker Company and the Winter War kickstarter they had a couple of years ago. Our Winter War project was placed on hold and the vehicles just laid there.
I had an idea of using some of them for pulp gaming, either 1930’s Pulp alley or 60’s/70’s 7TV. I did a truck a while ago and this time it was the Komsomolets tractor that got some love.
Evil minions are often seen riding on strange wheeled or tracked vehicles in their masters lairs (they seem unable to walk even short distances in cult movies) and a Komsomolets looks just the part.
I painted it dark green, so it could be used in an actual WWII game without looking totally out of place and an evil overlord would probably be pleased with the paintjob also.
I got two sets of crew; one could be used as Soviets while this one got a suitable minion-look paintjob.

Just as with the truck we have a really nice resin-body, but the metal parts are rather crappy and the crew are not the best out there. A pity as it’s a fun little vehicle.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Kickstarter Watch – Print’n Fog, Printable Fog Machine for Tabletop Games

This is a bit different from the usual 3D-printing, a printable fog machine.
Do you want to game the Battle of Lützen, the steaming jungles of the Ghost Archipelago or maybe a pulp adventure in foggy London? Want some cool effects in your pics of minis or AARs? Maybe a romantic dinner with fog and accompanying monsters? Then this is for you. Your own 3D-printed fog-machine (just add a water, mist-maker, a fan and dinner/monsters/other terrain and whatnot).
Check out the videos on the kickstarter. It looks really cool.
This KS ends on November 16 2017.

All photos and illustrations © Didier Bert and used with permission

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Catapult from Printable Scenery

A friend of a friend had an opportunity to print this catapult from Printable Scenery for me. He’s got a ‘slightly’ better printer than me, but it cost around half a million SEK (or £/€ 50 000) so it should be :)
I got the stl-file for this single-piece model from a kickstarter a while ago, but if you want one yourself it is possible to get the the file either as a single file or as a part of a siege-engine bundle (that is presently on sale).  
Even though it comes as a single-piece print I had to repair it, and reposition the lever, as my pal had mistakenly parked a heavy suitcase on it. The single-piece was in three pieces when I got it, and that proved to be one piece short of what was needed. To make matters worse, the missing piece was small and made of a clear translucent plastic... It was eventually found in the bottom of a backpack.

Anyway, here’s the finished catapult. Amazing detail and no sign of it being a printed piece.
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Thursday, 12 October 2017

Kickstarter Watch – DRAGONLOCK 3: Dangerous Lairs

This, Dragonlock 3, is already a wildly successful kickstarter, and there’s a reason for that - it looks great.
There’s a wide variety of stuff for your miniatures gaming here.
Is fantasy or SF your thing? If it is then this is well worth a look!
Will I back it? Well, no. Mostly because I’m heavily into the OPENLock system and this Dragonlock-system seem to be not compatible. But I’m tempted… the Dwarven stuff and the mines look so good.
This KS ends on October 25th 2017.

All photos and illustrations © Fat Dragon Games and used with permission

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Kickstarter Watch – more 3D printable ships and accessories

ESLO is at it again with more ships. Their last ship-inspired kickstarter had just ended when the new one stuck; this time we see modern ships mixed with some older types.
If you buy one of the multi-ship-pledges there is an opportunity to exchange ships from this kickstarter with some equivalent types from the earlier one, a great opportunity to mix and match to suit your needs.
I backed the earlier KS for a longboat and received that a while ago. Even though I haven’t printed it yet, the file looks good and it is certainly a model that will hit the printer. So, I think these are well worth the investment if ships are your thing.
Quite a lot of stretch-goals are already unlocked, mostly details for the ships but a modular landing stage is very close.
This KS ends on October 26th 2017.

All photos and illustrations © ESLO and used with permission

Monday, 9 October 2017

Frogmen from Reaper

More Reaper Bones figures, this time in the form of frogmen, or squogs as Reaper calls them.
Two Squog Warriors and Mudcroak, Squog Shaman.

These will come in handy in adventures in misty rainforests, and I have hope of using them in Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago and maybe even pulp adventures.