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Introducing DND3D, our new US print partner...

2018-12-12 by David

DND3D (Dave-N-Daughters 3D) is a Maine-based 3D printing store, and they are now selling print versions of our Samurai terrain on their online store! The Necrontyr range of terrain should also be available very soon!



The full ranges of both types will hopefully be appearing on their store in the near future. So for those of you who don't have access to a 3D printer, but still want a full tabletop of our Necron-themed or feudal Japanese terrain, jump on over and see what they've got for you!






Designing the wooden walls

2018-12-11 by David

While the replacement parts for the printer wing their sloooooow way across the ocean, I've been hard at work on the Samurai Wooden Walls set. This is a smaller walls set than the previous Stone Walls set, featuring simple wooden fences and roof sections.



▲ The gate section, however, is fairly substantial, and includes this thick wooden gate with woodgrain detailing and decorative ironwork.

 

Once again these sections can be fitted with magnets (which conveniently match those on the stone walls pieces, so you can use them together), but also have optional base sections. So you can add bases for stability if you prefer - although just the magnets should work fine to keep walls sturdy. Or, if you are making a diorama or adding walls to an already-based building, you can just glue the walls down.

 

▲ Work in progress image - I'm trying to decide whether to add nails to the walls, or not!

 

This set should be ready for release pretty soon, if the printer parts actually turn up!!! Cry

 





Introducing CoastalCreations3D, our new UK print partner...

2018-12-05 by David

CoastalCreations3D is a Dorset-based 3D printing store, and they are now selling print versions of our Necrontyr terrain on their online store!



The full range will hopefully be appearing on their store in the near future. So for those of you who don't have access to a 3D printer, but still want a full tabletop of our Necron-themed terrain, jump on over and see what they've got for you!


CoastalCreations3D

 





First section of castle walls printed

2018-11-24 by David

Work continues on the samurai castle walls set, and the first section has been successfully test printed!



▲ With framework based on the popular Necrontyr modular hills sci-fi set, this will be the straight section of the walls. It's 120mm x 120mm wide, with a base height of 75mm (slightly taller than two human-sized models). The 40mm wall on top makes for a very intimidating obstacle!





▲ Here's the view from on top. The arrow slits are slightly tilted down, allowing defenders to fire down on attackers.




▲ The floor surface has a light textured surface, which can be used for soil or grass with a quick drybrush. Sorry - it's not easy to see in this photo, but should look fine after a rough sanding.





▲ ... or, if you want to go for a smooth surface, the floor can be flipped over instead.



 

▲ This is our local Kokura castle, and shows the aged rock pattern I was aiming for. Weathered, mossy rocks make for more interesting wargaming terrain and give great options for paint, I think.

 





Samurai Bamboo Cup available NOW!!

2018-11-20 by David

Just a little gaming tool here - the samurai-themed Bamboo Cup is now available for download!

 

  Samurai Bamboo Cup  

 



▲ This cup is designed to hold gaming tokens, for games such as Test of Honour, where tokens are pulled randomly from the cup during play.





▲ The depth and width of the interior have been carefully set for easy withdrawal of tokens.





▲ In addition to the "samurai" kanji symbol, there is a second symbol included for Clan Kikuchi (the crossed feathers shown above). You can actually fit any clan symbol you like, to personalise your games.





▲ Alternatively, you could print the cup without the hole for symbols.





▲ You could even use this as a dice shaker, if you reduce the size slightly!



 

▲ The test print here has been printed at 0.2mm layers - but would probably look smoother at 0.1mm.

 

  Samurai Bamboo Cup  

 





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