Join our Mailing List:

3DAlienWorlds BLOG

  • Showing articles with tag design...

The castle 3d model is now complete! After many, many thousands of individually placed rooftiles, and many, many hours of cursing ancient builders, the final version of the HUGE 5-level samurai castle is now complete.   So here we ...
2020-09-30

Designing the Samurai Teahouse The new samurai-themed set has been a little delayed by printer problems and the recent virus-related scarcity of replacement parts, but at long last we have finished concept images to show you..... ...
2020-04-23

Designing the Taui Teleporter It's time to stock up on blue LEDs! Yes.... that's right, we have another hi-tech Taui design coming for you soon!    Designed in the same vein as the recent Taui Landing Pad, this ...
2020-02-21

Designing the samurai watchtower One design that people have been asking for recently is a stand-alone watchtower structure, so this wooden seiro structure from Sakusai Castle in Ibaraki Prefecture was chosen as the inspiration for t ...
2020-02-12

Designing the Taui Landing Pad The new Taui terrain collection is our latest sci-fi range of 3D-printable models, and here's the first look at the very first design.....   Presenting the Taui Landing Pad!!! You'll n ...
2019-12-28

Designing the castle gatetower We're slowly building up to the big samurai castle, but before that there is one major feature of a castle layout that still remains... the main gatetower!   Here's an early CG render ...
2019-12-03

Designing the corner tower The peasants have been called back and set to work, as construction begins on the samurai castle corner tower!     Designed to fit neatly with the existing castle walls set, this corn ...
2019-09-01

Designing the samurai pond This design has been a whole lot of fun to create, and fit in as many cool little details as possible! The goal was to create a 12.5cm diameter ornamental pond, which could be resized up to double the ...
2019-07-31

Designing the Necrontyr Defence Walls People keep asking for a Necrontyr equivalent to the imperium's Aegis Defence Line, so we're currently printing this little set of walls and accompanying gun turret. The walls are considerabl ...
2019-07-19

Designing the modular farmhouses It's been a light month for work-in-progress pics on the blog so far, and that's because the new samurai farmhouses have taken quite a bit of careful planning!   To ensure this set is s ...
2019-05-27

Designing the farmyard set PART 2 Phew! There was a LOT to fit in this farmyard set, so I'm afraid it's taken a while to get everything finished up, but all the models are now complete, and printing up as we speak!   In ...
2019-04-22

Designing the KillTeam Arena scatter terrain Fans of the Necrontyr range have been asking for some smaller scatter terrain recently, to populate their Necron tables and give their immortal warriors something to... er.... hide behind. You know, j ...
2019-03-19

Designing the canals Right in the middle of designing the samurai farm set and pond set (and some necrontyr stuff!), I've taken a quick detour into this small set of canal sections too! Oops!!   My excuse is th ...
2019-03-15

Designing the farm set PART 1 While work on the BIG Japanese castle is ongoing, I've started some other side projects - the first of which is a farmyard set, to accompany a modular farmhouse building set.   These are th ...
2019-03-08

Designing a dice tray Thanks to a great suggestion by Dan Sorber recently, I've reworked the dais of the Warp Portal into a Necron-themed dice tray for your wargaming pleasure!   What's more, I thought it mi ...
2019-02-22

Designing the bridges - part 2 It's been raining all weekend here, so I spent the time finishing up the bridges for the new Samurai Bridges set. The last blog article showed off the CG renders of the peasant's plank bridge ...
2019-02-03

Designing the bridges - part 1 A set of bridges for our Samurai range is underway at the moment, and will contain 4 different bridge types for any type of feudal-era Japanese setting... and in fact they would also work up to presen ...
2019-02-01

Samurai LED lanterns As I was sitting down to play an exciting game of Test of Honour this week, with a group of ninja assassins about to ambush a shipment of gold, I realised that perhaps I could do a little better than ...
2019-01-18

Designing the wooden walls 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 W ...
2018-12-11

Samurai Zen Garden Bases printed Our newest set for our samurai range has just come off the printer - Zen Garden Bases!   So if you want to have your samurai warriors stomping through the tranquility of a peaceful Japanese roc ...
2018-10-24

Zen Garden Bases To go along with our newly-released Zen Garden set, we're also creating a set of zen garden-themed bases for all your wargaming needs!There will be 10 designs for 25mm bases, available in both rou ...
2018-10-18

Designing the zen garden The next terrain piece for our growing samurai range is currently being finished up, and some smaller test prints have been very successful!   The samurai-inspired zen rock garden will mostly b ...
2018-10-09

Samurai Measuring Sword printed Not exactly wargaming terrain, this one... but definitely something to make your tabletop look awesome!!   The newest design for our samurai range is this Samurai Measuring Sword, which is a 9 ...
2018-09-28

Designing the samurai clan symbols Just a quick pic to show you today - 12 clan symbols from samurai times!   These are some small 30mm diameter discs which will be used as personalised touches for numerous samurai-themed design ...
2018-09-03

Samurai Walls! Here's some news for you... the next range of 3d printable terrain will be historical - SAMURAI!!!   At our gaming club we've recently been getting into the Japanese samurai-era skirmis ...
2018-08-14

City Walls Set Complete! The new 3D printer is due to be delivered early next week, which is super exciting! It's also very good timing, as today we finished off the last of the Necrontyr designs for the time being. &nbs ...
2018-04-06

Necrontyr Walkways & Bridge Set Complete! With the new 3D printer being processed and prepared for shipping as we speak, I'm starting to think about which items should go to the front of the print queue. So many to choose from, so where t ...
2018-04-03

Necrontyr Landing Pad Complete! The landing pad for our Necrontyr range is complete, and soon to be test printed! It's approximately 360mm wide, but only 40mm high - just enough to add LED tealights to the underside, in case yo ...
2018-03-26

Necrontyr Pyramid complete! We've been dropping previews all week on our Facebook page of the various parts that make up this modular Necron-themed pyramid, and today it's time to reveal the whole thing!   * A qui ...
2018-03-20

Necrontyr range ruler complete! Just a quick tool for this week's new 3D print model.... a 6" movement ruler for your wargaming needs!   The ruler features 1 inch, 2 inch and 6 inch markers along the sides, so you can qui ...
2018-02-07

Necrontyr Obelisk set complete! This set of Necron-themed obelisks just grew and GREW! The final set includes 11 separate pieces, in 3 different sizes each - to fit the lower, middle and upper levels of each monument.Here's a fe ...
2018-02-05

Second power generator complete The second power generator for the Necrontyr Power Generator set is finished, and will be printable in just two parts. As always, LED lights can be fitted inside for a spooky glow, and this generator ...
2018-01-19

First power generator complete The Necrontyr Power Generator set is going to be a set of 3 Necron-inspired models, which can be used separately or together, to create interesting terrain or objectives in your games.   First ...
2017-12-20

Necrontyr Warpgate complete! Yippee! We got our first blog comment yesterday and it made me so happy I just couldn't keep this new design to myself any longer - so here's the latest pics of the Necrontyr Warpgate model, w ...
2017-12-15

Teaser pics Look what we have for you today - teaser pics of the next Necrontyr project!The design is pretty much finished... the only thing that remains to be done is to cut the design up into small chunks for 3 ...
2017-12-14

Command Point Tokens complete Oh dear! The new printer delivery has been delayed once again (!), so to cheer myself up I've been working away on the next two Necrontyr projects....   This is the first - some simple smal ...
2017-12-09

Necrontyr Modular Hill complete! A big, BIG set for the Necrontyr range has been completed...... a modular hill set!   Everything has been designed in 120x120mm chunks, so you can just keep printing and cover an entire table! ...
2017-11-30

Necrontyr Objectives complete! We've got a full range of Necron-themed 3D printable terrain planned for release over the coming months, and here is the first of them.....Necrontyr Objectives Set   A set of objective mark ...
2017-11-14

Join our Mailing List: