Saturday, 9 December 2017

Dig Hill 80: Excavating an Endangered WW1 Battlefield

My pal Thomas pointed me to a project that is dear to my heart, namely an archaeological dig of a German WWI strongpoint
They, a very professional team, have reached out on Kickstarter to get funds for a dig before the plot of land is used for housing or whatnot.
If you’re in any way interested in Military History then this is an excellent way to contribute.

Do check it out, and, if you have the funds, consider backing this really important project.

All photos © Simon Verdegem and used with permission.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Crowdfunding Watch – 3D-printing – Fantasy, SF, a tavern and bases

A large crop of diverse kickstarters for fans of 3D-printing this week

A surprising amount of adventures seem to start in a tavern, and here is a chance to get one.
£15 gives you the modular tavern and higher pledge levels fill it with furniture and more.
Give your adventurers the start they deserve with this building.
This KS ends on January 13 2018

Hayland Terrain is back with another kickstarter; this time fantasy-themed.
You’ll get files for a mine, temple, tombs, walls and stretch-goals comprising tents, a lumber mill and more.
Many scenery-pieces can be used in other settings, Wild West springs to mind.
Well worth a look.
This KS ends on December 19 2017.

Off into space and maybe to a mining station on a far-away planet.
Pipes, vats, walls, landing pads and more is to be found in this kickstarter.
A good starting point for your off-Earth adventures.
This KS ends on January 18 2017

ESLO is back on the 3D-printing scene, and this time with a bunch of scenic bases.
Pick one or several themes and print away.
A cheap and easy way of getting all the bases you would ever need.
This KS ends on January 7 2018

That's it for this week. Happy printing!

All photos and illustrations © Hobgoblin 3D, Hayland Terrain, Andrew Askedall and ESLO respectively and used with permission.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

More scenery from Zealot

I haven't had much time to paint during the last week or so, due to a gaming con during the weekend, a new job and life getting in the way.
Unholy Portal with a transparent red portal insert in the middle.
Anyway, here are a couple of scenery-pieces from Zealot that I finished a couple of days ago.
I'll hopefully get an hour or so at the painting table this evenening. There are a lot of stuff needing paint.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Crowdfunding Watch – 3D-printing – an arena game and minis

First off this week is Teledrome, an arena game that is fully printable.
You print the minis and arena on your 3D-printer and all rules, character cards and what-not on an ordinary, old-school, 2D-printer. Only add dice.
It’s all yours for $20 (or 25 if you want the stretch goals). Well worth a look.
This KS ends on December 27 2017.

It is what it says on the can.
Really nice minis, I especially like the banshee and sheet ghost.
£5 gets you the stl-files for one minis, and £30 gets you the whole bunch, including a big demon.
If you think this 3D-print business is too much work then there is an option to buy the already printed minis in a special pledge.
These are mainly for resin-printers but it would be interesting to see how well they print on a good filament-printer.
This KS ends on December 30.


All photos and illustrations © Ill Gotten Games and Medusa Miniatures respectively and used with permission.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Sadie and Kat from Hasslefree

 Two modern females from Hasslefree, one of my favourite companies.
Kat
They’ve been assembled but unpainted for far too long (probably bought Kat about 10 years ago by now) and it was about time they got some time on the painting table, together with two Hasslefree-males that I still work on.

Sadie
Really nice minis, as always when Kev White sculpts them. 

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Conan: Thalis and Skuthus

The final two characters from the Conan core box are finally done.
Skuthus is necromancer and the name is from one of Howards’ drafts and not official, IIRC.
Thalis is actually another baddie, but in the stories she was killed by a demon, so Conan didn’t have to do the dirty work himself.
In-game they will, off course, both die horribly by the hand of Conan. Goes without saying, really.

Now I only have some 20 minis left to paint in the core-box, and then it will head for the club. 
Did I say "only"...

Friday, 24 November 2017

Crowdfunding Watch – 3D-printing – Italian houses and bases

Two new 3D-printing kickstarters this week.
Jens from 3D-Print-Terrain is at it again, with a new campaign focused on buildings suitable for southern European theatres.
You can choose between backing one or several houses, or go all in (€40) for the base lot of buildings and all stretch-goals.
Some stretch-goals are already reached, and it would be interesting to see renders of all of those and the ones not yet reached.
If WWII in Italy or SCW is your thing, then this is well worth a look.
This KS ends on December 19, 2017.

Here we have bases, in lots of sizes and themes.
Great if you want more than just the ordinary blank slotta-bases for your figs.
Not for me, this one, as I mainly use transparent bases, but certainly useful.
This KS ends on December 20, 2017

All photos and illustrations © 3D-Print-Terrain and David Lee Seymour respectively and used with permission.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Furniture from Frontline

I’ve had these resin-pieces (25WW23 Assorted Cupboards) from Frontline squirrelled away for ages.
They contained a lot of bubbles needing green-stuffing. Not too big a job fixing that and giving them  some paint.

Nice with these as playable pieces instead of stuff in the tin- and polymer-terrain-mountain.

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.

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