Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Crowdfunding Watch – 3D-printing – August extravaganza

First some great news - I have just ordered a Prusa i3 MK3 3D printerThere is some leadtime, but it will arrive sometime late September, and after that it will go hot…
You can expect to see what I produce here, as I’ve got a lot of stl-files in the computer.
There will also be reviews as I have received review samples from here and there. More on that later.
This is going to be so much fun!

August has started with a huge amount of 3D-printing kickstarters, and many of them by new players, which is great.

Let’s get going

What’s not to like here. A mall for your zombie-games. With the Swedish Hjärnor game coming soon this looks really tempting.
So, you’ll get a 1980’s themed two-story snap-together shopping mall just waiting for a horde of zombies to descend on it.
You could make an infinite number of layouts with this system. So tempting.
What can I say… it’s just great and without doubt my favourite of this bunch of kickstarters.
The only downside is that it unfortunately isn’t OpenLOCK compatible. If it had been, then it would have been perfect.
Do check it out!
This kickstarter ends on September 10, 2018.

It is always nice to see OpenLOCK compatible pieces, as it has become a standard of sorts for modular terrain.
In this kickstarter the theme is ancient Rome, specifically Judea, with Herodean and Roman architecture. Lots of floors, walls and columns.
There is a pledge-level that gives you the opportunity to commission a 2x2” piece. Could be interesting if you want something special.
Well worth a look if ancient Rome is your thing.
This KS ends on September 1, 2018.

Themed sets of scatter terrain is what you’ll get here.
The cultist set is nice, and I can see a use for most of this in pulp, horror and/or fantasy settings.
Check it out!
This KS ends on August 24, 2018

You can never have too many dungeon floor and wall tiles, and here’s a huge selection of new ones.
There are three different sets that you can pledge for individually or as a bundle.
These are unfortunately not OpenLOCK compatible, but use InfinityLock instead.
There’s also a rather nice dice-tower as an add-on
Well, it all looks great and is definitely worth a look if you’re into dungeoneering.
This KS ends on September 6, 2018.

Does your Roman legion need a field camp? If the answer is yes, then this is certainly something for you. If you don’t have a Roman legion then it might be worth checking out anyway, as everything can be used as generic outposts or forts for both historical settings and fantasy.
If you don’t have a printer you’ll have the option to either buy an already produced fort or buy the moulds necessary to make your own camp.
It all looks really nice and is well worth a look.
This KS ends on September 15, 2018

Outdoor modular terrain this time, and in the form of hexagons or squares.
The hexagons are compatible with Heroscape tiles, if that’s your thing.
You can choose between lots of different sets, that all looks really good and some of it is really clever.
Not for me, but I’m sure that many will find this really useful. Go have a look if these pics have fuelled your interest.
This KS ends on August 30, 2018.

And now for something completely different!
Not a Monty Python sketch but printable modular miniature display shelves with different themes.
A fun idea that I really like.
You could hang these shelves on you wall or put them inside a display case. 
This really made me smile. Check it out!
This KS ends on September 9, 2018.

Miniatures, as in printable figures, in this kickstarter.
All in all 16 of them, which you can buy for about $4 each.
The mimic is my favourite, but then I really like mimics.
This KS ends on September 2, 2018.

Finally some SF-stuff!
An armoured train with lots of options to customize it.
This started as a physical model in another kickstarter (which you can pledge for here also) and the demand for a printable version was so big that this campaign for the stl-files was born.
It does look great, and with all the stretch-goals unlocked there is a lot of variability.
If you'd like to print vehicles suitable for 40K or similar systems there is an add-on for that also. Looks like very good value.
Absolutely worth a look!

This KS ends on August 23, 2018.

All renders, photos and illustrations © Archangel Design, Samantha Patterson, Omegames Miniatures, Klingbeil, Falkenwelt Modelbau, Yeti Militia Games LLC, Ill Gotten Games, Neptune Studios and Heresy Lab respectively and used with permission.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Last minis from July – nun, ghoul and Atalanta

The last post of July will be on a couple of different minis finished in the last couple of days.
The nun, from Warlord Games and their Operation Sea Lion – Enemy Agents blister, looks stern but innocent enough… from the front.
But if you look at what she’s doing behind her back… She’ll be perfect in my Vatican-league in Pulp Alley, and will have the “Burst Fire” ability. Yes, I do have a thing for armed nuns…
The ghoul’s from Andy at Heresy Miniatures, and it is a great little mini, as always from Heresy. Gruesome.
Finally the first painted mini from Mythic Battles: Pantheon. Atalanta is one of five heroes in the base box, and a good enough figure. I wasn’t super excited by the mini so she stood half-finished on the painting table quite a long time.

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Scatter scenery

Some small things finished over the last weeks.
The desk is a 3D-printed Gothic Bed I downloaded from Thingiverse quite a while ago. Can’t find it now, unfortunately, so I can’t point you in the right direction. Anyway, a nice little piece.
The heaps of fruit and snake basket comes from Sally 4th and their Souk Props. Very nice! More coming as they are all on the painting table.
Pumpkin, loaf of bread, cheese and platters are all from Zealot Miniatures. Useful bits and pieces that I can use in everything from a fantasy dungeon to science fiction. Good stuff!

Friday, 27 July 2018

Hjärnor på Kickstarter

(Sorry guys, this is in Swedish about a Swedish game - Google Translate will give you an idea)
De senaste två åren har vi startat Gothcon med ett parti Hjärnor. Vi har lyckats vara med på första partiet på fredag morgon, och det har varit jättekul.
För er som inte har en aning om vad jag pratar om, så är Hjärnor ett svenskt zombiefigurspel som utspelar sig i en svensk småstad 1995.
Nu är den äntligen här som en kickstarter som har startat riktigt bra.
I onsdags, när kickstartern satte igång, så började min spelgrupp genast planera. Ska vi bygga upp kopia av hamnen i Nynäshamn, eller kanske Mälarhöjdens centrum eller centrala Stjärnhov (på ett 2’x2’ bräde…) eller… Barnens lådor med avlagda leksaker raidades på bilar i lämpliga skalor, figurer inventerades, plast- och tenn-berg bestegs och utforskades, länkar till lämpliga langare (av tenn och plast) delades.
Låt säga att vi tände på alla cylindrar.
Så, checka kickstartern och hosta upp så mycket pengar du anser dig kunna investera. Det här är bara för bra. 
Jag ser verkligen fram mot det att få alla grejer i brevlådan.
Extra (se den som en stretch-goal för 5 comments): En ofokuserad bild på en fenomenal reklamskylt - speciellt för dig, Peter!
Film och illustrationer © Eleso Förlag och används med tillstånd. Foton från Hjärnor på Gothcon 2018 av författaren.