Friday, 17 November 2017

Crowdfunding Watch – 3D-printing – A whole game, ancient Egypt, dungeons and… stuff

Once again a hectic week when it comes to 3D –printable kickstarters, and all are worth a peek if you’re into this stuff.

First off is something I’ve been waiting to see for some time, a totally printable game.
Here everything is in electronic format; from rules and cards to miniatures.
For your 3D-printer you’ll get different troop types for the human and orcs & goblins factions and some buildings made by our friends at Printable Scenery (meaning it will be great-looking). Also included are some useful accessories, like card-trays and measuring tools.
This looks really interesting as a new concept, and it will be fun to see where it goes from here.
This KS ends on December 18 2017.

This looks so nice, so very nice.
Our pulp games often take place in Egypt and these tiles, pillars, statues, obelisks and more would look great on the gaming table.
You have the opportunity to pledge for either everything as stl-files or go the old-fashioned way J and get it delivered to your door-step as physical products.
Any way you choose is bound to give you a great product, and as a bonus it is OpenLOCK-compatible (or at least the stl-version is).
This KS ends on December 15 2017.

In this campaign you have 11 different sets to be bough individually, as sets or all-in. In total more than 500 different files.
They use Infinitylock to connect the pieces. Seems to be a locking system of theirs and doesn’t seem to be compatible with OpenLOCK, unfortunately. That might not be a problem if you buy into this system as DungeonWorks seem to have so much stuff in their range that it should satisfy most everyone.
Floors are designed to be printed standing on end, which seem to be a very good idea as you can print more at the same time.
Definitely worth a look if you’re looking into printable dungeons.
This KS ends on December 15 2017.

This is a massive amount of varied stuff, more than 500 files, for $60.
You’ll get buildings, airships, bases, brick road, cages, carts, dungeon filler, furniture, market place, mine tracks, sci-fi stuff and much, much more.
A great KS to back if you want a bit of this and that. It is OpenLOCK-compatible where applicable.
This KS ends on December 10 2017.

All photos and illustrations © War Gaming Studio Inc., Lunesdargent Workshop, Klingbeil and Kevin Rau respectively and used with permission.

Welcome follower Michael Köhler with Michael's 1/72 Figuren, a really nice blog on smaller minis. Do check it out.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Scenery from Zealot

I just finished some more scenery from Zealot, this time a bed, rustic throne, banquet table with cloth and three monster beddings.

Everything is, as always, really great stuff.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

A couple of minis from Oathsworn, Blue Moon and RAFM

A varied bunch of figures this time.
 
First we have a pregnant woman from Oathsworn Miniatures. This is such a nice mini, and she can be used in everything from a fantasy setting, to pulp, to modern and SF.
Next a butcher from Blue Moon and their Slice of Americana box. A good background figure in a 1930’s pulp or gangster game.
Finally an knife-armed cultist from RAFM. It will come in handy in our Pulp Alley campaign as it is inevitable that it ends up in Egypt sooner or later. 
Welcome new Google+ follower Mystic-Realm, makers of terrain both classic and in the form of .stl-files, and Adam Fletcher of HexT 3D-printable modular terrain. Hope you find something of interest.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Kickstarter Watch – 3D-printing – modular terrain tiles, dungeon pools and floating islands

3D-printable terrain kickstarters seem to be popular, both among backers and producers. It’s an ideal product really, as you as a customer don’t have to worry about shipping or waiting for inefficient or plain incompetent mail-distributers, as everything is digital, and you can print in most any scale you want. As a producer you can sit anywhere on this globe and send your stl-files everywhere else with a click on a button.
On to what popped up this last week. A good batch of diverse kickstarters.

This is really clever - hex-based modular terrain. Okay, we’ve seen that on the traditional market already, but this version is packed with possibilities and is, of course, printable.
First you have a puzzle-like base to give you stability, then risers to give height, if needed, and finally the terrain tiles.
There are a whole bunch of different tiles, both smooth and graded, water and cliffs. A myriad variants of the graded ones to give variability.
Variability seem to be the thing here, as you can build all sorts of rolling hills, rivers and whatnot.
It looks really tempting and definitely something to look at if ever you’ve been interested in modular terrain.
This KS ends on December 5 2017.

If the next adventure for your minis is expected to go below ground then this might be something to consider – a lot of different subterranean scatter terrain in the form of pools and the like.
Everything looks really useful for dungeon-crawls.
You can expect to find lots of unpleasant dark-elves among these pieces.
This KS ends on November 18 2017.

Floating islands. Who doesn’t like them?
If you want to adventure on a totally different setting then this might be it. Floating islands in all sorts of sizes and shapes.
I would have loved these a year ago when we adventured on Pulp Alley’s Perilous Island.
I can see these with vegetation, lianas connecting them together, rickety hanging bridges… it could be really cool.
This KS ends on November 21 2017.

All photos and illustrations © Adam Fletcher, Mystic Realm and Immortal Realms respectively and used with permission.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Torture Chamber stuff from Reaper

There is bound to be a torture chamber in every evil overlords lair, regardless of setting. Medieval looks seem to be chic, probably because of expectations.
These from Reaper Bones will serve well, along with the ones from Zealot I already have.  The stocks will not look out of place in a town-setting either.

A bit of an overlap, but they might have several customers at the same time. 
Something for the heroes to be upset about, and giving them a reason to slaughter everyone and everything they encounter. Poor minions.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Carden Loyd Carrier from Warlord

Evil Overlords seem to have a big budget for transports for their (lazy) minions and correspondingly tiny budgets for firearms- training. When one of them get their priorities right then whatever hero is after said Overlord will be in for a surprise. A short-lived surprise.
Anyway, I bought the Carden-Loyd Carrier from Warlord for a Sealion campaign that never took off, and it’s been in the resin- and tin-mountain since. I thought a slight repurpose in its life would give it a reason to meet the paintbrush, and it was promptly relocated to a suitably evil overlord’s car-park. In the off-chance that we will actually build all those other minis for Seelöwe I painted it in a colour that could pass as proper for a home-guard unit somewhere in southern England.
"And I thought the Komsomolets was cramped"
The integral crew had British helmets and that sealed their fate as they were promptly decapitated and got replacement-heads from the bits box (I think they came from Perry Italians… must be a horror for a British WWII-soldier…). The resulting chaps could still pass for home-guard as their uniforms were painted in a suitable colour for British infantry, which works equally well for minions.
The kit was so-so. The resin body needed quite a lot of work to be presentable while the metal tracks and tow-hook were rather good.

A bit of a disappointment overall but the Overlord is more than pleased.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Conan – Khosatral Kel, Zaporavo and Captain

Khosatral Kel, Zaporavo and Captain
A couple more baddies painted for the Conan boardgame.
As always the minis are very well detailed and really top-notch.
The minis are, strangely enough, mirrored compared to the illustrations
Slowly but surely getting all the pieces for the basic game done.