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Samurai Battle Report - Rescue! This was another via-Skype game, as we finally reach the end of the Test of Honour 6-part basic campaign! Today's game was "Rescue", and involved the largest forces we had used so far."Word has re ...
2020-07-16

Construction begins on the samurai castle! This project is of course the ultimate goal of the samurai terrain range - to have a massive, fully detailed Japanese castle, that anybody can produce on their own 3D printer, and scare friends and fa ...
2020-06-02

Samurai Battle Report - The Spy! We haven't been able to do our regular monthly game days here in Japan recently, so we've been playing a few games via Skype! As long as both players have the dice and tokens with them, it wor ...
2020-05-31

Samurai Nobori Flags available NOW! The smaller sashimono flags were released a few days ago, and today we have a matching set of larger flags ready for release. The Samurai Nobori Flags are available for download from today!!   ...
2020-05-06

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. ...
2020-05-05

Samurai Sashimono Flags available NOW! Look at that - only a few days after the release of the teahouse set (and what a fantastic response by you all - thanks!), we now have another little set of model accessories ready for release. The Sa ...
2020-05-03

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 ...
2020-05-02

Samurai Teahouse available NOW! I know many of you have been eagerly looking forward to this set, and I'm excited to announce that the Samurai Teahouse Set is available for download from today!!!!     Samurai Teahous ...
2020-04-30

Painting the samurai teahouse set Well, the new samurai Teahouse Set is now fully painted, and ready for release tomorrow!! Oh, and what gorgeous photos I managed to pose for you! hehehe   But today we take a look at how you ca ...
2020-04-29

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 lovely ...
2020-04-26

Wiring the stone lantern for LEDs One of the accessories of the new Samurai Teahouse set is a brand new stone lantern, which can be easily wired with an LED if you want to! Well, I say "wired", which sounds a bit complicated perhaps, ...
2020-04-25

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

Samurai taiko drum available FREE Getting ready for a Test of Honour game the other day, I realised I didn't actually have any musician models, so I drew up this quick and easy taiko drum design, to use as a stand-in!   The ...
2020-04-03

Cherry blossom trees : a How-To Guide We have a new top-secret samurai terrain piece coming out soon, and I thought it would be a great time to finally model some cherry blossom trees to go with it. So here's a how-to guide, for which ...
2020-03-14

Cherry blossom tree base available free It's spring here in Japan, and that means cherry blossom season!!! Our next samurai terrain project (still TOP secret - sorry!) is being worked on right now, but I thought it would be a great oppo ...
2020-03-06

Samurai Watchtower available NOW! We have a new (and very tall) release for the Samurai range to show you today. The Samurai Watchtower is now officially available for download!     Samurai Watchtower   Well well. ...
2020-02-17

Assembling the Samurai Watchtower : Part 3 We're completing the assembly of the new samurai watchtower today, with the top level and roof - see previous blogs for guides for the base level and mid-level. The top level of the watchtower is ...
2020-02-14

Assembling the Samurai Watchtower : Part 2 We're continuing the assembly guide for the new samurai watchtower today - the base level was completed in PART 1 yesterday. The middle level is pretty similar to the base level, except that ther ...
2020-02-14

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

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

Samurai Card Box available NOW! A cool little gaming accessory for you, the Samurai Card Box, is now officially available for download!     Samurai Card Box   Each box is a simple two-piece print, with the botto ...
2020-02-02

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

Samurai Battle Report - Escape! Here at our local club Test of Honour is a popular samurai-themed skirmish game, and last weekend we pulled out all the stops (and ALL the terrain!!) to create a massive 6x3' themed table. However ...
2020-01-28

Samurai Castle Gatetower available NOW! Quite a big project for the samurai terrain range, the new Samurai Castle Gatetower is now officially available for download!     Samurai Castle Gatetower     This castle ga ...
2019-12-18

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

Assembling the castle gatetower After several weeks of printing and re-printing, the entire Samurai Castle Gatetower is now fully assembled and ready for painting, so here is an assembly guide for you, with some (hopefully) handy ti ...
2019-12-14

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

Samurai Tatami Bases available NOW! Our second set of themed bases is released today - the Samurai Tatami Bases Set is officially available for download today!     Samurai Tatami Bases   Fresh off the paint desk, th ...
2019-10-12

Painting tatami bases Here's a quick step-by-step guide to painting tatami mat textures, for the new tatami mat bases set! 1. Fill in any gaps you don't want. I printed my bases in PLA, in multiple parts for each ...
2019-10-11

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

Samurai Castle Corner Tower Available NOW! The new expansion for the castle terrain is released today - the Samurai Castle Corner Tower is officially available for download today!     Samurai Castle Corner Tower   The corn ...
2019-09-25

Painting the castle corner tower The new samurai castle corner tower has now been fully painted, and is due for release this week! Here's a little painting guide to painting up the whole tower in about 8~10 hours, fast and easy b ...
2019-09-24

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

Assembling the samurai castle corner tower While we're waiting for the last roof piece to print for the new castle corner tower (they take a loooong time!), here are some notes on assembling the pieces with a couple of useful tips for you. ...
2019-09-22

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

Samurai Pond available NOW! Well, I ran out of BOTH water effects liquid AND time for this , but they're finished enough to take some pretty pics for you! I'll go back again after a short vacation, and add anoth ...
2019-08-04

Painting the samurai pond Phew! Finally done! As a painting project, there was a lot to do here. There are so many different ways (many better, of course), but here's a painting diary of how I painted up the 2 new Samurai ...
2019-08-03

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

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

Samurai Farmhouses available NOW!! Well, it's taken weeks and weeks of pre-planning, printing and finally painting, but the Samurai Modular Farmhouse set is officially released today, and we have some great pics for you to take a l ...
2019-07-05

Painting the samurai farmhouses Here's a painting guide on how to quickly paint up those lovely textured surfaces on the new samurai farmhouses, using simple drybrushing techniques and washes!   Before starting, all of ...
2019-07-04

Assembling the samurai farmhouse Here's a how-to guide on assembling a typical farmhouse building using the new Samurai Modular Farmhouse set!For this demo farmhouse, we chose a 3 section layout with a thatched roof, giving a bui ...
2019-06-13

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

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

Samurai terrain video online! At our recent club gaming day, one of our members went mad with his professional videomaking skills, and put together this AWESOME 4-minute video of the samurai gaming table.   Adam's YouTu ...
2019-05-09

Samurai Farm Set available NOW! At long, long last the samurai farmyard set is officially released, in all its fully-painted glory!     Samurai Farmyard Set   There's so much in this set that it was h ...
2019-04-30

Painting the rice paddy model Rather strange blog for today... we're looking at the growing cycle of rice, and how you can model that on your terrain boards!   The rice paddy model from the samurai farmyard set comes in ...
2019-04-29

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

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

Samurai Canals available NOW! Have you been wondering what to do with your samurai bridges, now they've been on sale a few weeks? Don't worry... we have you covered!   Today we're releasing a set of stone canal- ...
2019-04-06

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

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

Samurai Bridges available NOW!! We've been counting down the new bridges set on our Facebook page, with a sneak peek every day! Here at last are all the painted photos of the bridges from the 5-bridge set.... the feudal Japanese ...
2019-02-15

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

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 Wooden Walls available NOW!! Well, those painted up very easily, so we're a little ahead of schedule and you lucky people get TWO releases in one week! - the feudal Japanese era Samurai Wooden Walls Set is now available for d ...
2019-01-24

Samurai Lanterns available NOW! Just a quick little release for this week (while the wooden walls are being painted up!) - the feudal Japanese era Samurai Lantern is now available for download!     Samurai Lantern   ...
2019-01-21

Wiring the lanterns with LEDs This is the "how-to" guide for wiring the Samurai Lanterns with LEDs - a surprisingly easy job!You will need:   Small LED tealight from the dollar/pound store or Ikea. CR2032 battery (3V bat ...
2019-01-19

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

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

Samurai Castle Walls available NOW!! Our new (pretty huge!) terrain set for the samurai range has just been released - the feudal Japanese Castle Walls Set is now available for download!     Samurai Castle Walls   &nbs ...
2018-12-25

Painting the samurai castle walls Over the past few days the Japanese samurai castle walls have slowly been taking shape, and are now ready for release. But first, here's a quick guide to how mine were painted.... Some prep wor ...
2018-12-24

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

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

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

Samurai Bamboo Cup available NOW!! 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 ga ...
2018-11-20

Samurai Zen Garden Bases available NOW!! After much slicing and re-slicing, the Samurai Zen Garden Base Set is now available for download! We've tried to fit in as much as we can to this set, to cover as many game systems as possible. & ...
2018-11-01

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

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

Samurai Zen Garden available NOW!! Autumn has finally arrived after a long, hot summer here in Japan, so here are some autumnal pics of the freshly painted Samurai Zen Garden set - available for download today!!     Samurai ...
2018-10-13

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

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 available NOW!! Something fun for your wargame tables today - a small 9 inch measuring ruler, shaped like a Japanese katana sword! The blade is 6 inches (marked per inch), and the hilt another 3 inches.   Go o ...
2018-09-30

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

Sketching out swords... Here's a mysterious photo for you of something I sketched out a few days ago....   What could it be?   You get 0 points for guessing "sword"! ...
2018-09-27

Blood drop markers available NOW! Lots more news to share today and for the rest of this week!   This little set of 3D blood drop markers are available for download today, for use as damage or wound markers in your wargames! Id ...
2018-09-25

Samurai Torii Set available NOW!! The second terrain piece for our growing samurai-themed range launches today, with a two-gate set of torii shrine gates!     Samurai Torii Gate Set     The set contains two ...
2018-09-15

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

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 Stone Walls available NOW!! Our new range of samurai terrain launches today, with the very first set available for download and printing!     Samurai Stone Walls Set     The set contains 3 types of wall ...
2018-08-30

Painting the stone walls Just a single picture today... of the progress on the samurai walls!   Very happy with how well they came out after some quick drybrushing and washing.   In case anybody wants to duplica ...
2018-08-28

Assembling the samurai stone walls Our little Tevo Tornado has been busy this week, printing away lots of sections from the new Samurai Stone Walls Set! These will be hitting the paint desk shortly, and will be available for download v ...
2018-08-22

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

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

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