Friday, 16 February 2018

Crowdfunding Watch – 3D-printing – Modular Ships


This week bring something a bit different, namely modular ships.
The idea here is to let you build the ship you want using really flexible, OpenLOCK-compatible, components.
You can game inside the ships, our outside, and the stretch-goals include detailing, furnishing and more.
If you need more than one ship-type there’s a pledge that includes all unlocked ships, at the moment a trireme and junks.
If you’re into huge monsters, there is even that.
This is certainly a different take on modular terrain and if you plan to have a campaign on the high seas then this is certainly something worth a look.
I'm rather excited by this, as it looks great. Now, I just need that new printer...
This KS ends on March 12 2018.
All photos and illustrations © Chris Hunt and used with permission.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

An old lady from Blue Moon (and a bonus assassin)


I still got quite a few unpainted minis in the Slice of Americana box from Blue Moon.
This one is just finished and it’s fantastic little mini, so full of character.
She’ll be great as a bystander in a game of Pulp Alley.
I need some assassin-types for Pulp Alley, already have a couple painted but need more. This GCC Agent from Mercs: Recon had to do. An extremely fast paintjob to have a figure if needed. Nothing much to brag about, but he will be able to do his nefarious deeds.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Blood Rage: Fenrir and two Reaper Bones wolves


Blood Rage is the next game I will paint figures for, and it’s really fun as the minis are just fantastic, the game’s got a great theme (who doesn’t like Ragnarök?) and it is without a doubt one of the best board-games I got.
I’ve already painted quite a few minis, but now I’m concentrating on finish everything for that game.
First of the new batch is Fenrir, one of the mythological monsters that you can recruit to your clan.
A huge miniature that turned out real well.
I painted two other wolves, both from the Reaper Bones range, while I was in wolf-mode. One is large, a worg or dire-wolf, while the other is two-headed.
The sculpts are okay, but really nothing more, and the two-headed one needed green-stuffing as there was a rather prominent gap where one of the heads were pre-glued to the rest of the body.
These two will join my expanding pack of wolf-kin.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Crowdfunding Watch – 3D-printing – Sci-fi tiles and a Napoleonic game

Two new kickstarters this week, and both from companies I have backed earlier.

Last time we got very affordable fantasy tiles, but this time the kickstarter goes out into space, with sci-fi tiles, walls and accessories.
Pledges range from £4 for a bunch of tiles, to £26 for the full set, with an £32 option for everything + a map-layouts-set.
This looks like an affordable way to get going with sci-fi gaming-terrain. Well worth a look!
This KS ends on March 3, 2018.

Jens from 3D-Print-Terrain is back, and this time with something completely different from what we are used to.
If you play Commands & Colors then this might just be for you, especially if you like your Napoleonics. If you don’t play that game then there is a free rules-set to use with these printable figures and terrain, your when you pledge all in (at €40)
Anyway, the kickstarter will get you the printable terrain tiles and units you need for a game.
Definitely worth a look!
This KS ends on March 3, 2018.

All photos, renders and illustrations © Rob Mehew and 3D-Print-Terrain respectively and used with permission.


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Monday, 5 February 2018

January – Miniatures Tally

I have this (rather hopeless) idea of actually getting a smaller plastics- and tin-mountain. It seems unreachable but it is worth a try, so let’s see what happens over this year.
To make this manageable I’ve thought about some rules:
1. All miniatures count as 1 (figure small or big, vehicle – they’re all worth 1 point)
2. Except 20mm figures count as ½ (but vehicles is still 1)
3. I only count what I get this year (i.e., the odd box of kickstarted stuff that happen to land on my doorstep doesn’t count if I bought it 2017 or earlier, but stuff I kickstart this year does count, even if it isn’t delivered).
4. If I sell or give away stuff that counts as a minus
5. Terrain doesn’t count
If it wasn’t for rule #3 I would certainly loose as I expect kickstarted World of SMOG: Rise of Moloch, Shadows of Brimstone and more to arrive this year.
I plan to have a group-shot for each month, but as all Conan-minis is at the club now, there will be individual shots of what was painted. First Belit's Guards from Conan
Hyaenas from Conan


Lots of Picts from Conan
Two modern cops from Hasslefree

So, January summed up:
Bought: 0
I painted 20 Conan figures and 2 modern minis, for a total of 22
Sent to the For Sale-box at the club: 39 Mercs minis and 1 Reaper Bones, for a total of 40. 
I’ve started to look through my rather large stash to find those minis that never will be painted, could be because I’ve got multiples of them or because I just don’t like them. They are destined to the For Sale-box. There will be more, that's for sure.

Bought:         0
Painted:         -22
Sale:              -50

2018 total:     -62

Looking good so far, but things can change fast.

(I got the inspiration to finally do this from Neil at Meeples & Miniatures)

As a bonus - a couple of shots from last weeks' game of Conan with fully painted minis.
Conan doing what Conan does best - that die-roll effectively killed all the Hyenas
Worthless shooting - that was after re-rolling the equally worthless first rolls.

The Captain of the Guards falls after the three heroes join forces
Hadratus stops the reinforcements while Conan and Shevastas kills the guardian beasts and frees the princess!

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Crowdfunding Watch – 3D-printing – A modular modular dungeon/town and a magnetized modular dungeon

Two new Kickstarters this last week.
We’ve seen lots of modular dungeons and buildings, most of them OpenLOCK-compatible, just like this one.
But these modules are modular, which is really clever. You print a skeleton that you can dress in different, printed, skins. That way you minimize print-material and -time and get really effective storage.
There is also a beast-pledge where you'll get a large handful of suitable monsters to populate your dungeon with.
Certainly well worth a look if you need a printable dungeon.
This KS ends on February 25, 2018.

A fellow Swede this time!
These dungeon-walls have slots for mini-magnets, to make them stick to magnetic surfaces.
A clever and interesting concept, even I it isn’t for me as I’m very much into OpenLOCK.
If it could be something for you, then there is only one thing to do: Check it out!
This KS ends on March 1, 2018.


All photos and illustrations © Axolote Gaming and Ola Andersson respectively, and used with permission.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Conan – Belit’s Guards and core box finished

Here are the final minis from the core box – Belit’s Guards. I rushed them somewhat, as we plan to have a game of Conan tonight at the club and I really wanted everything painted by then.
That means that the core box is finished. What a great feeling!
The big question now is which game is next – Bloodrage (already started), Mythic Battles: Pantheon or The World of SMOG: Rise of Moloch (that I got a shipping notice on yesterday).