Friday, 21 September 2018

Wheels for my 28mm heroes

I’ve been looking for vehicles for my games, both pulp, 70’s and modern.
I found the Mini Cooper (1/43 scale) and the truck (about 1/50 scale I guess) at a gigantic flea market the other week. They will come in handy with our up-coming zombie-game (Hjärnor/Brains) set in Sweden.
The 1953 Cadillac (also 1/43 scale) was bought in a shop months ago and will be useful for both 70’s and modern. I think I have to paint up some Raggare to cruise the neighbourhood and bash some zombie-heads.
I will re-paint the truck into a park management vehicle or something like that. The other two look good as they are.
The 1/43 vehicles are obviously a bit big compared to the 28mm minis, but they will have to do.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Crowdfunding Watch – 3D-printing – Great stuff worthy of a pledge (or two)!

I’m still waiting for my Prusa i3 Mk3. No sign of it yet. Anyway, I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on it and start printing, both stuff I need for upcoming games and a lot of review stuff also. I can hardly wait.

The last week or so have been great for 3D-printing with quite a few very interesting kickstarters. So, let’s jump right into it.

If you like to build your gaming boards using hex tiles, and there are certain pros with that, then this is definitely for you.
Here you’re presented with dungeon, cave, tavern and grasslands sets, with a bunch of traps and decorations thrown in for good measure.
The campaign has started real well and is well into the stretch goals.
The terrain is built using a very clever system, making this well worth a look.
This KS ends on October 10 2018.

Do you like your Space Bunnies to fight it out in a grim and dark Gothic city, then this is it.
A pledge will give a great lot of stuff to print, both for intact structures and ruined.
This is going extremely well and has unlocked some great stretch-goals.
Do check out the free files, to get a feeling for what is on offer. I downloaded the barrels and intend to print a bunch of those.
If you think your Space Marines should fight it out in some really great-looking terrain then you should check this out!
This KS ends on October 25 2018.

Here’s something for your modern games, with some parts equally useful for the whole of the 20th Century.
Lots of scatter terrain for your urban games, both for use on the streets and inside houses.
This will shine if you have an SLA-printer (printing from a liquid medium) and quite a lot of pieces will simply not print well on a PLA-printer (using filament).
Some of the large pieces from the Industrial Set should work well with a PLA printer, though.
If you have an SLA-printer then this is definitely something to check, and you might find the Industrial Set worth a look if you have a PLA-printer.
This KS ends on October 11 2018.

The ever prolific Jens at 3D-Print-Terrain has gone back to Normandy with some really useful buildings in this, his latest project.
You’ll see Normandy buildings, a wind-mill and coming soon as unlocked stretch-goals are some more buildings for Pegasus Bridge.
The first couple of buildings for Pegasus Bridge, and the bridge itself, came with Jens’ first Normandy campaign, which you can get in a bundle-pledge.
There is also a very nice-looking POW-camp as a stretch-goal that is bound to be reached. Really useful that.
Check it out, and if you think this might be something you could use then jump in and pledge, as you will be sorry if you don’t. At least I was sorry I didn’t back his North African campaign a while back, as I want to build an Egyptian town for my Pulp Alley games now. I was thinking about doing it but never did. Annoying!
This KS ends on October 18 2018

Who wouldn’t like to print a whole bunch of dragons?
Well, it seems a lot of people would like to do just that, as this kickstarter went off like a rocket. It has just started as I write this and the stretchgoals are falling one after the other.
So, dragons. Lots of dragons! $60 gives you the files for the base 6 dragons and all stretch-goals, and as it looks that will mean more poses, more dragons, more stuff.
This just looks amazing and is printable on PLA-printers.
Just check it out. You really should do that. Great stuff!
This KS ends on October 18 2018.

All photos, renders and illustrations © Axolote Gaming, Andrew Askedall, Tokamak Studio, 3D-Print-Terrain and Danny Herrero respectively and used with permission.

Monday, 17 September 2018

Smithy and some scatter terrain from Zealot

A smithy that I'm sure will come in handy.

Here’s some more stuff that stood half-finished on the painting table. As ususal it just took a short while to do the finishing touches.
A gate with portcullis, bubbling cauldron filled with something I would refuce to taste and a chest.
Everything comes from Zealot Miniatures and I got them from their kickstarter a couple of years ago.
Now I just have to design an adventure to use it all in.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Dungeon vermin from Reaper

Here we have a bunch of small critters from Reaper’s Bones range that I got from one of their kickstarters. Giant centipedes, beetles, ticks and a large Prairie Tick Queen.
A bit crude sculpts, especially the legs on the beetles and ticks, but good enough as vermin.
I think they will see action in my coming Paleo Diet: Eat or be Eaten campaign, which will se cave-men (or women) against dinosaurs and other historically correct adversaries :)

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Crowdfunding Watch – 3D-printing – Four new campaigns

I expect my Prusa i3 Mk3 to arrive within a week or two. Really excited about that. I’ve got some interesting review samples for an upcoming kickstarter that will hit the printer pretty quickly. I’ll write a review on that, but that will go live when the kickstarter starts, in October.

After a couple of quiet weeks we have finally got some new campaigns going.

If you want an outpost for your SF-games, then this might very well be what you’re looking for.
A multi-level modular set that is perfect for covering a terrain-board with lots of cover, walkways, corridors and whatnot.
We get lots of pics of printed stuff, which I really like as it shows you what is actually achievable, and it all looks great.
Definitely worth a look!
This KS ends on September 21 2018.

More SF, but this time the interior of a spaceship.
If you would like your Space Hulk experience to reach a new height, then this could be something to look into. It would work equally well in any other setting, of course.
You’ll get a good selection of tiles for a very affordable price.
My only criticism is that the corridor-tiles are rather bulky, meaning your build options might be a bit limited, but on the other hand it means that it is very easy to assemble and disassemble.
It does look good, though, so check it out.
This KS ends on October 2 2018

Here’s a Norwegian project for a change. Epix Haven started-out making pre-painted buildings that did cost quite a bit. Very nice buildings.
With this campaign you have a chance to get those buildings, or rather improved versions of them, at a much more reasonable price. You do have to print and paint them yourselves, obviously.
There is a selection of different houses and fortifications, all looking great.
My favourite is the freestanding tower, and the castle-pieces does also look fantastic.
Check it out!
This KS ends on October 4 2018.

If you would like to assemble your outdoors terrain with modular hexes, then this could be it.
You’ll get 100 files, scaled for 28mm gaming, enough to make a large gaming area, 160x120 cm using just one of each, and you can of course make duplicates for an even larger area.
The files seem to be already finished, so delivery will be during October.
The painted end result looks really nice, and I think that it would look great with static grass, water effects and maybe some other colours for river-beds and the rocks.
Definitely worth a look.
This KS ends on October 7 2018.

All photos, renders and illustrations © The Dragon’s Rest, Hermann Hillmann, Epix Haven and Fabio respectively and used with permission.

Friday, 7 September 2018

Blood Rage: Frost Giant

Blood Rage is probably the best game I have in my game collection, but it is unfortunately played far too seldom. Now it’s at the club as we really want to see it more often on the gaming table. 
It’s at the club and the half-finished Frost Giant stood on the painting table… not a good combo.
I have far too many half-finished minis and this one was a good reason to try to get them painted. As usual it didn’t take that much time to actually finish this one, and when I started it was lots of fun, as the mini is great.
So here it is painted and ready for a trip to the club.
Now I’m starting on a few of those other not-finished minis. With some luck they will be all be painted in the not too distant future.
He's huge, as giants tend to be.