Designing and printing the samurai street fish ponds
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Research trips are great fun, and great sources of inspiration! I recently took a trip to a historical samurai town to take plenty of reference photos for the new [...TOP SECRET PROJECT!!...] design I ...
Printing and assembling the shops PART 2 : Accessory sets
Lots and LOTS of photos to show you today, with assembled pics of the 8 shops from the upcoming Samurai Shop Set!▲ These are all the accessories I printed out for my 8 shops, enough to fill out all t ...
Printing and assembling the shops PART 1 : Buildings
The new Samurai Shop set has so many possible model combinations, we're going to split the assembly blog into 2 parts.
So today's blog will focus on constructing the shop buildings, a ...
Printing & assembling the Ruined Hut
Printing the new Ruined Hut model was super easy, and assembly is almost as easy, too!
Let's take a look....
▲ Here are the contents of the Ruined Hut model files. The ...
Printing & assembling the Shrine Set
We have lots of great photos of the printed Shrine Set models to show you today, but first we're going to show you how to assemble the main shrine building.
Ready? Here we go....▲ The ba ...
Wiring the shrine lantern LED
We've already had a couple of LED lanterns for the samurai range; the first was the streetside wooden lantern, and then the second was a rock lantern in the teahouse set.
Today we're ...
Printed pics of the Samurai Dojo
The new Samurai Dojo is fully assembled, so here are some pics of the whole building and all the accessories!
* First, a quick apology for the strange look of the photos. I was running out of ...
Assembling the Samurai Dojo
We have some great photos of the new Samurai Dojo building to show off very soon, but today we're going to be working through the assembly process, with some handy tips for you!
▲ This dojo has ...
Printing the market stalls
At long last we have some printed previews to show you, for our new Samurai Market Stalls set!
This is a modular set of market stalls (called yatai in Japanese) and accessories, which were of ...
Printing and assembling the samurai temple bell
Another week, another samurai terrain piece to show off! This week we've been test printing the upcoming Samurai Temple Bell, and here's a quick and easy assembly guide for you to take a look ...
Printing and assembling the samurai dice tower
While the Sumo Ring is being painted, we have a second design to show off today - the new Dice Tower Pagoda!
Printing this awesome dice tower takes a little time (there are some big roof piec ...
Printing the sumo ring
Ooh, we have a new shiny thing to show off today - the first of 3 terrain pieces for our ever-growing samurai collection, all coming out in October. Today's print is the new Sumo Ring, due to be r ...
How to use the rooftile panels
With two new 3D printers sitting in their new custom-built enclosure, it's time to get printing on some of the new designs we've been previewing over the last few weeks!
First off the ...
Printing the Pagoda PART 2
In yesterday's blog post, we showed how to print and assemble the first two levels of the new Temple Pagoda. Today we'll show you how the other three levels go together, and then show off some ...
Printing the Pagoda PART 1
Wowee! The very, very, VERY tall pagoda is now fully printed, so it's time to share an assembly guide.
There are 5 levels to this building, so we're going to split this assembly guide ...
Printing the ninja rooftop bases
An upcoming mini-release to show you today ... a set of rooftop bases, designed for ninja assassins!
Have you ever wanted to show just how awesome ninja warriors can be? Why base them ...
Assembling the samurai temple outer gate (2nd level)
Well done on assembling the first level of the Temple Outer Gate building! Today we're going to crack on and finish the rest of this large model, and here are a few tips and tricks to help you.... ...
Assembling the samurai temple outer gate (1st level)
The upcoming Temple Outer Gate building is quite a large model, so we're going to split the build instructions into 2 blog posts. Thankfully it's not quite as scary as assembling the 5-level c ...
Printing the temple statues
One of the unique features of the new Temple Outer Gate is the pair of deity statues either side of the gateway.£ Both statues are quite large, standing about 80mm tall from base to top.
Printing and assembling the samurai jinmaku curtains
We have something new for our samurai range to show off to you today - the Jinmaku Curtains set!
Battlefield curtains, or jinmaku, were used by feudal-era samurai as temporary structures for ...
Printing the ruined stone wall
Following on from this week's reveal of the upcoming Ruined Castle Wall section, today we have another damaged terrain piece to announce - the Ruined Stone Wall!
£ This was the inspir ...
Printing the ruined castle wall
There was such a great response to the Temple Walls set released at the weekend, that I wanted to push on quickly to bring out 2 little additions to the samurai collection.
The first of these ...
Printing and assembling the samurai temple walls
The new samurai temple walls have all been test printed, so it's time for an assembly guide and some photos!
£ We'll start with the straight wall section, which prints ups ...
Printing and assembling the gun tower
Lots of pics to show you today for the new Taui Gun Tower. First of all, here's a quick assembly guide....
I plan to light up my model with LEDs, so almost all the parts were printed in c ...
Printing and assembling the fusion reactor
Printing is now complete on the 3rd of our Tau-themed sci-fi terrain models - the Taui Fusion Reactor!
Assembly is pretty simple, but here are some tips and suggestions for getting the most o ...
Printing the samurai pavises
Something new to show you today - wooden pavises for our samurai range!
£ Wooden pavises, or tate, were used by feudal-era infantry as protective shields from enemy arrows. They were large enough ...
Printing and assembling the Energy Monolith
We have a new and very large model coming your way soon for the Necrontyr range - the massive Energy Monolith!!!
Here's a little assembly diary, and a peek at the finished model. Wait unt ...
Printing the Necrontyr card box
Hot on the heels of yesterday's reveal of the Ruined Wall section for the city walls, comes this new gaming accessory for the Necrontyr range - the Card Box!
£ Some of you video gamers might re ...
Printing the Necrontyr Ruined Wall
With a sudden flood of players wanting to build their own necron tombcities (it might have something to do with the upcoming release of Warhamemr 40,000 9th edition, I guess...), people have been aski ...
Printing the nobori flags
Following on from this week's sashimono flag release, here's a matching set of nobori flags for you!These are tall banners for groups or armies of samurai and ashigaru warriors, called nobori. ...
Printing the sashimono flags
You can all thank Wade Lockhart for this customer suggestion - sashimono back banner flags for your samurai warriors! He suggested making some flags with clan crests on them, and that sounded like a g ...
Printing and assembling the samurai teahouse
We have some great new printed items to show you today - the samurai Teahouse Set!!
£ Here's the entirety of the teahouse set. The main components are the love ...
Printing the Taui Teleporter
After a couple of weeks' delay due to one of the step motors on the 3d printer jamming, I've finally managed to get it working enough (while waiting for a replacement motor) to crank out this ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 th ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 sh ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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..... ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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:
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 se ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 st ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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:
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 ...
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 ...