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Assembling the Samurai Watchtower : Part 1 The new samurai watchtower is quite a feat of engineering, and a true "kit" experience to assemble. In an effort to reduce the need for print supports (only the roof section needs them), the model has ...
2020-02-13

Printing the samurai card boxes We have a little gaming accessory to announce today, for all you samurai wargamers out there - the Samurai Card Box!! We've already released a few gaming accessories to brighten up your samurai b ...
2020-01-31

Printing the Taui landing pad The new Taui landing pad has now been fully assembled, and is a real sight - Behold, the Terrain of Pure Blueness!!!   So for now please excuse the shocking colour of the PLA filament I used (t ...
2020-01-03

Printing the castle gatetower The new castle gatetower has now been printed and assembled, so here are some black and white pics of the finished structure for you to enjoy, while this gets painted..... It's HUGE!!!! With the ...
2019-12-15

Printing the Exodite Hut Whoa... this was a BIG print! I chose to print this new Eldari model at 0.1mm layers, and it took a loooong time! I'd probably recommend trying it at 0.2mm layers instead, but my printer's bee ...
2019-11-11

Printing the Brilliant Lance Shrine The second building in our Eldari terrain collection is due for release later this week, in partnership with AUS30K. This time, it is the Brilliant Lance Shrine - ideal for representing a Shining Spea ...
2019-10-29

Printing the Soaring Eagle Shrine We've been slowly printing out the first of the Eldari terrain pieces, brought to you in partnership with flobble - the Soaring Eagle Shrine!     This is the CG render of the shri ...
2019-10-20

Printing tatami bases It was a while ago since we made any base sets, when we released our zen garden bases to go with the accompanying zen garden terrain set. So I thought, with the recent release of the farmhouse set (an ...
2019-10-10

Printing the castle corner tower Whoa! This is only a two-level corner tower for a castle board, but it's quite a biggie!!! Just imagine how GIGANTIC the full 5 level castle will be!!   Here are some pics of the whole prin ...
2019-09-23

Printing the samurai pond(s) Wow! This is the 150th blog post!!! Let's celebrate by showing you something pretty damn awesome......   The new Samurai Pond (and all the accessories) has now been printed! Not just once, ...
2019-08-01

Printing the Necrontyr defence walls The Necrontyr Defence Walls set has now been fully printed and photographed, and will be hitting the paint desk this week for a release very soon!   Here are some pics of the printed items..... ...
2019-07-22

Printing the modular farmhouses Lots of sections for the modular samurai farmhouse have been rolling off the printer these past few weeks, prototyping and tweaking, and now we have some final version pics to show you!   (We h ...
2019-06-12

How to combine rice paddy fields Rice paddies tend to be built on small areas of slightly sloping land (mountain valleys etc), so they are quite often terraced, with the flow of water from a higher paddy field slowly trickling into a ...
2019-04-24

Printing the farmyard set Our new samurai farmyard set has been fully printed, and the PDF instructions finished, so they're going on early release from today. The official release will be just as soon as I've painted ...
2019-04-23

Printing the samurai canals After several weeks of working and reworking of the steps section, the Samurai Canal Set has finally been fully printed, so here are the photos for you....   There are quite a few sections in ...
2019-04-02

Printing the Necrontyr KillTeam Arena set That was quick! All the scatter terrain for the new Necrontyr KillTeam Arena Set printed without problem, except a little thickening of the plasma parts, that needed to be done to stop the printer mak ...
2019-03-20

How to print textured floors with flat surfaces We had an interesting comment in a product review recently, mentioning that it was a pity the Samurai Castle Walls Set didn't have an option to print the floor pieces with flat surfaces on both si ...
2019-03-18

Necrontyr Dicetray Printed The new Necrontyr Dice Tray printed beautifully in one piece (another split version for smaller printers is included, of course), and the optional dice tower fits perfectly - so I'm very happy wit ...
2019-02-23

Samurai Bridges printed All 5 of the new Samurai Bridges Set have now been printed out, and they are looking gooooood! Here's the whole set for a size comparison, with all five bridges. From the left, we have:   ...
2019-02-06

Samurai wooden walls printed Even MORE (!) walls are coming to your gaming tables soon, as the new samurai wooden walls set has now been test printed, and will be hitting the paint desk this week! Here's the wooden wall sect ...
2019-01-14

High Elf house printed Happy New Year to all of our customers, old and new!! 2019 should be a brilliant year, with plenty of new designs coming for our Necrontyr and Samurai ranges, plus the start of a couple of new terrain ...
2019-01-05

Samurai castle walls printed The samurai terrain range is being expanded with this large set of modular castle walls, allowing you to add multilevel terrain to your feudal Japanese tables. This will work in conjunction with sever ...
2018-12-18

First section of castle walls printed 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 stra ...
2018-11-24

Necrontyr Warp Portal printed We're steaming ahead this month, with the latest design from the Necrontyr terrain range coming off the printers - the Warp Portal!What began as a fairly simple design, essentially a coffin with a ...
2018-11-03

Bamboo cup printed Happy Halloween to everyone! Hope you get your spook on tonight?!   We have a little gaming aid for you today, to add a little bit of "Japan" to your samurai-era wargaming tables..... the Samur ...
2018-10-31

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

Samurai Zen Garden printed Well, that was surprisingly easy! The zen garden printed without any real problems (except an adjustment knob falling off the printer), so here is a photo of the set pieces, printed at 0.1mm layers. ...
2018-10-12

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

Necrontyr Obelisks printed News is coming thick and fast this week!   The test prints of the large Necrontyr Obelisks set has now been finished, and should be rolling off the paint desk in a few days.   Although t ...
2018-09-26

Torii Gates Printed Both torii gates have now been printed and photographed in their unpainted state, so you can get some idea of their relative size.   The torii on the left is a stone version, adorned with a dec ...
2018-09-14

Wooden Torii Gate Printed Work in progress photo of the newest design for the Japanese samurai range - a big, stonking great wooden torii gate!!   Plenty of options for this one; you have a choice of plain or roof top b ...
2018-09-12

Samurai walls printed The first section of the Samurai Stone Walls set has just come off the printer, and been painted up! This was my goal for the stone walls model - a lower level of rough stones, with a higher level of ...
2018-08-17

Necrontyr Tombcity Walls printed! It's been a few weeks since the last release, so you'll be happy to hear that the last of the BIG prints has now been completed, and will be ready for release very soon..... the Necrontyr Tomb ...
2018-07-17

Necrontyr Objectives printed! After some feedback from you guys, the original size of the Necrontyr Objective Markers has been reduced to 75% of the original. It looked like the prototype was just too darned BIG to work as an obje ...
2018-06-26

Necrontyr modular hill printed! If you've been waiting for the set to quickly and cheaply COVER your table in Necron-themed terrain, then you'll be happy to hear that we've now printed enough of the Necrontyr Modular Hil ...
2018-05-28

Losing my marbles! We've been printing the test models for our Necrontyr Power Generators, and one thing I thought might be useful was an extra option for lighting them. So both designs (big and small) now feature a ...
2018-05-18

Next up for release.... Wow - yesterday's pyramid release got a good response, so it's on to the next terrain set.   The Necrontyr Power Generators set includes two different generator models - the smaller one ...
2018-05-15

Printed pyramid! Finally, FINALLY the great Necrontyr pyramid has been fully printed, in all its numerous parts!   This massive structure will be hitting the paint desk over the next few days (with some glossy ...
2018-05-10

Pyramid building Hot on the heels of the landing pad's release, printing has started on the massive modular Necrontyr pyramid!   Here's the very top of the pyramid, printed at 1.6mm layer height: &nb ...
2018-04-29

First Necrontyr terrain piece is almost ready for you! Very excited to see the first piece of terrain for the Necrontyr range come together smoothly! The last part is printing as we speak!I'm keen to get this Landing Pad available for you guys to down ...
2018-04-23

Tokens and ruler printed! The new printer is working away, although I'm just adding a self-leveling gizmo to help in the long run - please excuse the delay!   BUT I have managed to print out a couple of small items ...
2018-04-17

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