Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Crowdfunding Watch – 3D-printing – SF x 2

This week will give you two new kickstarters that complement each other rather well.
If you like OpenLOCK (who doesn’t?) and want to build yourself the insides of a starship then this might be for you.
You can have either clean, smooth-looking walls or more engineering style walls that you expect deep down in the innards of a big freighter.
On top of that some smaller space-craft, machinery and whatnot.
The kickstarters moves along well and have several stretch goals unlocked so far.
Definitely worth a look if you want your space-pirates to have something to loot.

You need something to explore when your spaceship has landed at a moon-base, and here you’ll find just that.
Lot of high-tech structures to fill your base or outpost. They are very much future-looking and would work well in 28mm scale or shrunk to 6mm for your BattleTech fights. Everything in between works equally well.
Really nice-looking pieces that would make any table-top proud. Check them out.

All photos, renders and illustrations © 2nd Dynasty and Project Mobius, and used with permission.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Nun with a (big) gun from RAFM

A nun with a gatling gun from RAFM - what could possibly go wrong?
This one has it’s given place among the priests and nuns of the CSSS, my Pulp Alley Vatican-league. Well, she obviously has a given place in most pulp games, I mean… a nun with a gatling gun!
April has so far been extremely slow on the miniatures front. This is actually the first mini painted. I’ve been in a painting slump, but yesterday evening everything clicked and my brushes got a well-deserved work-out. I really don’t know why it’s been so slow after Gothcon, but that seem to be a thing of the past. Painting is so fun!

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Crowdfunding Watch – 3D-printing – Modern buildings

Hayland Terrain is here again, this time with OpenLOCK modular modern buildings with accessories.
With your £40 pledge you’ll get modular walls, floors, roofs and accessories for garages and supermarkets/warehouses, and also accessories for streets, offices and maintenance rooms and more.
For another £40 you’ll get a whole bunch of tiles from a previous modern kickstarter, enough for making a sizeable town.
Definitely worth checking out if you’re into modern gaming, and check it out soon as the KS ends on April 13, 2018.
Sorry about this being very late, but the last couple of weeks have been rather hectic and hobby time has been very limited.
All photos and illustrations © Hayland Terrain and used with permission.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

March – Miniatures Tally

Not that many figures painted this month as I concentrated more on terrain, but that terrain will certainly see much use, so it was time well spent.
I had a game of SAGA v2 at the club, and (Damn you Ulf!) was instantly hooked. Then my fingers slipped… and I suddenly had a warband in the post. 44 added minis, I’m afraid, and that means that I have bought more figures this year than I have painted. Those sold make up for it, but it’s a less than ideal situation.
In April I will hopefully paint at least one unit of my SAGA Vikings, and as usual there will be a mix of other minis with a bunch of shacks and wagons for the carnival.
March summed up:
Total: - 8

Total: +44

Sold or given away:
Sold a couple of games at Gothcon, one of which was a box of Mercs: Recon. That’s another 20 miniatures less in the mountain.
I don't think there will be many more 28mm figures sold this year, as I've gone through the hoard now. Next to get an inventory is my 20mm stuff.
Total: - 20

Bought:             59
Painted:         -  43
Sale:              -129
Total:            - 113

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Friday, 30 March 2018

A varied bunch of pulp figures and another SMOG-mini + Gothcon

Wild West Wizard of Oz Tin Man from Reaper, another civilian from Blue Moon and their Slice of Americana box and finally a Neobedouin Shaman from RAFM
I guess these will be the final minis this month.
Shamock the Great from SMOG: Rise of Moloch
You’ll find me at Gothcon this weekend, demoing Chain of Command. Please come by and say hello if you're here. 
(This post should have gone live on Thursday, but I hit the wrong button. Just found out and posted it a bit out of ordinary sync)

Monday, 26 March 2018

Crowdfunding Watch – 3D-printing – Medieval Monastery, Corrupted Forest, Sci-Fi Flyer and an Organizer

We have had another great week when we are spoilt for choice. This time it is three kickstarters covering a monastery, mostly natural (and somewhat unnatural) terrain and a SF flyer with landing pad.. Add to that a great little organizer if you’re into Zombicide: Black Death.
So, let’s see what we got.

This excellent kickstarter will give you fortified medieval monastery, complete with gatehouse and walls, stables, a church, scriptorium and dwelling for the Abbot.
Add stretch goals, comprising furniture and all manners of smaller structures, such as a garden, waterpump, beggar’s hovel and much more. I expect quite a lot of those stretchgoals to be reached as the campaign seems to go really well.
Everything here looks great and there are quite a few pics of everything actually printed, which I always think is good as I gives an idea of what it will actually look like.
Definitely worth a look… or two.
This KS ends on April 20, 2018.

Who doesn’t need an evil-looking forest for their parties, be they fantasy or pulp, to adventure in.
This forest certainly look spooky, with writhing trees, strange rock formations, and a bunch of OpenLOCK compatible ground tiles.
This also goes well and has reached a couple of stretch-goals. Already reached or soon to be, are different cottages, whole and ruined, and even more trees.
Looking good and very useful if a more actively evil forest is what you need. Check it out.
This KS ends on April 8, 2018.

The Chicharra (or Cicada) is a small sci-fi flyer, with both civilian and military versions.
You can choose between just the civilian hopper, an bundle with both civilian and military version or finally an all-in variant where you‘ll get a landing pad, other installations and lots of different crates (and you always need more crates, right?).
This looks really good and would be perfect in a SF outpost or in the middle of a future city, maybe on a roof-top.
Well worth a look if Sci-Fi is your thing.
This KS ends on April 21, 2018.

Finally something a bit different from what I usually present. This time it’s a printable organizer for you Zombicide: Black Plague game.
A simple and excellent little project that’ll give you just what you need to make some sort of order in your Zombicide box, and it is very affordable, too. Check out the video on the kickstarter page for more info on what goes into the organizers.
This KS ends on April 21, 2018.

All photos and illustrations © Infinite Dimensions Games, Mystic Realm, Topo Solitario Crafts and Ivan Conrad respectively, and used with permission.

Friday, 23 March 2018

Pulp Carnival – stalls and entrance

I want to make a pulp-themed carnival as that would look just great and will give lots of opportunities for my pulp leagues to tackle all manners of evil things.
Here’s the first instalment.
Entrance and ticket booth from Plast Craft Games and their Circus Entrance box.
These (except the struts) are made of a thick, white printed plastic and when assembled that white really shines. I painted all corners of the booth to make them blend with the printed parts, and that worked reasonably well.
The stage, from the Circus Stage box.
Same thing here with painting the white plastic.
Huge signposts from both of the above boxes.
Ticket Kiosk and Newstand/Market Stall from Sarissa.
Not at all satisfied with the signs, so I'll probably print some appropriate ones.