Saturday, 21 July 2018

Crowdfunding Watch – 3D-printing – a lot of new campaigns!

Summer seem to be a good time for everyone with a printer, as there’s a lot of new stuff out there. This time there are quite a few new creators I haven’t covered before, and some old hands.
Let’s see what we have!

Jens at 3D-Print-Terrrain moves back to WWII and mainly Western Europe with WW2 printable terrain for tabletop and modelling.
Great stuff, as we’ve come to expect from Jens. Everything from very useful town buildings to submarines.
There is even a Haunebu as a stretch-goal. I would love that for my Dust-games!
This is absolutely worth a look!
This KS ends on August 11 2018.

George Longland is a newcomer when it comes to printable scenery kickstarters and with Printable Scenery for Tabletop Wargames he tempts us with some desert style buildings optimized for 15mm gaming. 
Shouldn’t be any problem scaling them up to 20mm.
This KS ends on August 11 2018.

Eric Askue is back and he seem to have a lot of twisted dreams (in a good sense) that he converts into stl-files. In WORLDS OVER RUN Catalog 3 he presents us with multi-level floating/flying platforms and equally floating rocks.
As always the stuff looks amazing.
This would be great for sf-gaming and I can think up a pulp-adventure or two around this. Where is that mad scientist?
There are also some mystic trees and standing stones.
Well worth a look!
This KS ends on August 1 2018.

Bryan Nafarrate presents us with buildings and creatures in Fantasy tabletop 3d printables.
Some rather nice creatures and props.
I really like the mimic-chest and slimes. The latter would be great with transparent filament.
This KS ends on August 6 2018.

BIO-CRAFT Supersized Sci-Fi Gaming Terrain or 3D STL Files by Jason Andrew Hite will give you an option to buy either physical terrain or stl-files.
It’s all about alien-style structures and look really creepy.
He might have problems reaching his funding level, and if that happens then I hope he brings out the stl-files in a separate kickstarter, as they look really interesting.
This KS ends on August 1 2018.

A very characterful vehicle that can be used as is on the table-top or as a card-holder or dice-tower.
What’s not to like!

This KS ends on July 26 2018.

All renders, photos and illustrations © 3D-Print-Terrain, George Longland, Eric Askue, Bryan Nafarrate, Jason Andrew Hite and Project Mobius respectively and used with permission.

Monday, 16 July 2018

Dogs and more birds

I’ve been on vacation in the Stockholm Archipelago and without much of an internet connection. Back now in front of the computer, so it’s time for some regular posting.
First of is a bunch of animals that were finished just before we left for the summer place.
The two leftmost dogs are from Reaper and the right one is a Faithful Dog from Shadows of Brimstone.
The birds are a falcon from Reaper, owl from Otherworld (my favourite of the bunch), another Reaper falcon and a crow from Otherworld.
They will come in handy as background creatures, helpers or maybe “monsters”.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Crowdfunding Watch – 3D-printing – 4 new campaigns

Lot of different kickstarters going on at the moment, so let’s just dive in.

3D-Print-Terrain is back, this time with a, mostly modern, arabic-inspired campaign.
Lots of large buildings unlocked and a very nice fort within reach.
Definitely worth a look if you want to game anything in a modern Arabic setting, and if more timeless settings is your thing there is an opportunity to get the files from the Arabic campaign he had in 2017.
This KS ends on July 12 2018.

If Gothic ruins is your thing then this is worth a look. 13 pieces of scenery with optional extras.
This KS ends on June 27 2018

Hayland terrain is back with even more wasteland terrain.
You have an option to back this + the older wasteland terrain KS, and also several other.
If Mad Max-style gaming is what you crave then this might just still that hunger. Check it out.
This KS ends on June 27 2018.

If you want a fleet of airplanes, from WWI and forward, then this might be what you are looking for.
Pledge for one era or more, and if you want to stay on the ground there are even cars.
Definitely worth a look if wheels and wings are your thing.
This KS ends on July 3 2018.

All photos, renders and illustrations © 3D-Print-Terrain, Medusa Miniatures, Hayland Terrain and Fickle Fiend Studio respectively and used with permission.

Friday, 15 June 2018

Monday, 11 June 2018

May – Miniatures Tally

It’s been a month with extreme weather, warmth like in high summer and sun the whole month. I think it rained one day for about five minutes. That weather, combined with work, a major renovation of the summer place and a garden that needed love and care made this a quiet month where nothing much happened modelling-wise. 

May summed up:
Five zombies for Rise of Moloch, more on those later when all are finished, and a couple of birds…
Did some terrain for my circus/carnival, but that doesn't count in the tally.
Total: - 11

The month started with a 1/35 scale T-34…. Yep, we have another “little” gaming project going J More on that later.
Then it went downhill. My pal Koen wanted to buy a Warlord barn, and for just a couple of £ more you could get a Farmyard Animal set with that. Was I interested? Yep, and with that came 40 animals, some are tiny but still count. 
I will paint through most of them fast, I hope. Anyway excellent scatter-‘terrain’.
Total: +41

Sold or given away:
Total: - 0

Bought:           105
Painted:          -66
Sale:              -129

Total:            - 90

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Crowdfunding Watch – 3D-printing – Ancient Rome, Rails, Castles, Desert Fort and Japanese buildings

Lots of interesting stuff this week.

Iain Lovecraft is back with another great looking campaign, this time taking us to ancient Rome and it's OpenLOCK and Dragonbite compatible.
There are several different pledge levels
Roman City Pack:
Underworld Pack:
Roman miniatures and props:
An all-in level where you get 3 for the price of two.
The level of detail here is just fantastic, just like the last campaign, and there's lots of stuff in each pledge level, you really have to see it all. Wow. If you have any interest in Ancient Rome then you should back this, and then buy yourself a printer if you don’t already have one.
Check out the interview of sorts I had with Iain earlier this year.
This KS ends on June 19, 2018.

Another very interesting kickstarter, this time for something that I for one is really keen to have in multiple scales, namely railway tracks.
It is what it says on the can, and it is the first KS about railway tracks I have seen. Great stuff! I’ve already backed it and so should you!
This KS ends on June 9 2018

ESLO is back, this time with a big campaign with lots of buildings.
There are four sections that you can back, or go all-in for an even better price and a couple of extra pieces of scenery.
Desert Fort and desert buildings:
Castle or Fortress:
Village - which seem to be booth European and Asian styles:

Asian Fortress and Keep:

Those desert buildings could come in handy for my Pulp Alley games and if Japanese stuff is your thing it’s a no-brainer. And who doesn’t need a village or two, not to mention a castle.
Check it out!
As of writing they seem to have problems with some of the pics, so you could check on their Indiegogo-page as well, to see the missing pics.
This KS ends on June 25

It looks as if I will have a new and fancy printer after summer. Great fun! I have so much stuff to print and review. You are sure to see lots of it here.

All photos, renders and illustrations © Iain Lovecraft, DasTri and ESLO respectively and used with permission.