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Samurai Shrine Set available NOW!! It's been a while in development, from design, to test prints, and finally to painting.... but we have a new release to announce today! The new Samurai Shrine Set set is now available for download ...
2022-09-01

Painting the shrine set It's time for a painting blog, and today we're looking at the contents of the new Shrine Set!▲ With Japanese shrine buildings, you've got two main choices - you can either paint it in bri ...
2022-08-26

Making a bamboo forest Today we're taking a closer look at the bamboo bases from the new Shrine Set, with a how-to guide on an easy way to create a thick bamboo forest for 28mm scale wargaming.     ▲ This ...
2022-08-22

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 ...
2022-08-14

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 ...
2022-08-13

Designing the shrine set Whoa! This new shrine set is turning out to be a biggie!! There's so much stuffed into the set that it could pretty easily cover an entire smaller gaming table, so let's take a look....   ...
2022-08-10

Samurai Dojo available NOW! After our release of the small-sized Market Stall set in the spring, today we're going BIG with another large building model for the samurai collection. The new Samurai Dojo set is now available f ...
2022-06-30

Painting the samurai dojo The new Samurai Dojo is a large building, but surprisingly it paints up quite quickly, with a few simple techniques. The majority of your painting time will probably be spent on the interior and exter ...
2022-06-29

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 ...
2022-06-27

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 ...
2022-06-26

Designing the samurai dojo Here's a quick first look at our latest terrain kit for the samurai collection.... the Samurai Dojo!▲ This is a multipart kit for a large dojo building, used for training martial artists in a var ...
2022-06-19

Fantastic castle pics from Brandon! Brandon Heath Helms has been slowly assembling this massive castle complex over the last few months, and he was kind enough to set up a huge photoshoot..... complete with multilevel walls and towers, ...
2022-05-30

Market stalls video Oops - looks like I forgot to post up the video for the new Market Stalls! Don't forget to turn up the sound for the full effect!!   ...
2022-04-10

Samurai Market Stalls available NOW! It seems this should be quite a popular release, as many of you have been looking forward to adding small-scale scatter terrain to your games. The new Samurai Market Stalls set is now available for do ...
2022-03-27

Painting the market stalls It's time for a painting guide - this time it's for the new samurai market stalls set!   This is quite a long blog post, but it should contain lots of tips and real-life photos to make ...
2022-03-25

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 ...
2022-03-13

Designing the market yatai set It's been a while since the last new designs, but today we have a little preview to show off for our samurai range - a set of market stalls, known as yatai in Japanese. ▲ Yatai stalls are tempor ...
2022-02-11

Some snowy terrain to inspire you! A while back the lovely folks behind the new Eldfall Chronicles game got in touch, asking if they could use our samurai terrain to show off their awesome models. Of course I was happy to oblige, and s ...
2022-01-26

Your ideas for shops & stalls? It's time to move on to the next terrain project, and I think perhaps a set of modular shops and market stalls might be rather fun!So, what are YOUR ideas for some thematic shops for a samurai tow ...
2021-11-03

Sumo Ring video Today's blog is just a quick video of the new Sumo Ring release, on a 360° spin!     We'll be moving on to new projects very shortly, so watch this space for more.... ...
2021-11-02

Samurai Sumo Ring available NOW! Happy Halloween everybody! We have one last release to show you all, before October ends. The new Sumo Ring is now available for download!     Samurai Sumo Ring   ▲ How's that ...
2021-10-30

Samurai Dice Tower Pagoda available NOW! The second of this month's new models is released today - the new Samurai Dice Tower Pagoda is now available for download!     Samurai Dicetower Pagoda     ▲ YES, it' ...
2021-10-28

Painting the dice tower It's been about 3 weeks since the Dice Tower Pagoda model was printed and assembled - sorry for the delay! You'll be happy to hear that both the Dice Tower AND the Sumo Ring have been fully pa ...
2021-10-27

Painting the Sumo Ring The new Sumo Ring has been a great painting project this month - with some unique challenges and some wonderful sumo wrestler minis from Fish Creek 3D printed up and painted specially to match!   ...
2021-10-20

Samurai Temple Bell available NOW! The first of this month's new designs has made its way from the paint desk to the photo booth, so I'm proud to announce that the new Samurai Temple Bell is now available for download!   ...
2021-10-14

Painting the Temple Bell With so many new models sitting on my paint desk, it's actually the most recently printed one that reaches the finish line first! The new Temple Bell model turned out to be the simplest of the 3 m ...
2021-10-13

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 ...
2021-10-11

Designing the temple bell The third of this month's new samurai terrain pieces is ready to test-print, so we should have some nice assembled photos to show you in a few days.   In the meantime, let's take a look ...
2021-10-08

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 ...
2021-10-05

Choosing sumo wrestler miniatures With the new Sumo Ring terrain piece coming very soon, I really wanted to buy or print some awesome sumo wrestler models to go with it. After a bit of research, I found quite a good variety of likely ...
2021-10-04

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 ...
2021-10-02

Samurai Rooftile Panels available NOW! A new release for those of you who want to pretty up your existing card or MDF buildings today - a set of rooftile panels for adding to your samurai houses, temples and other models!     S ...
2021-09-24

New temple pagoda video added There's a new video available on our YouTube channel, showing off the details of the super-lovely Temple Pagoda model.....   ...
2021-09-23

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 ...
2021-09-22

Samurai Battle Report - Blood Wedding Wow - have we got a BLOODY battle report for you today!   This month's game was a special story based on the Test of Honour "Attack at the Shrine" scenario. In the rulebook scenario, one sa ...
2021-09-09

Designing the sumo ring My goodness!! We have ANOTHER new samurai design to show off today - the Sumo Ring! This building would have been the pride of any feudal-era Japanese town or village. The stone base has steps on bot ...
2021-08-27

Customer pics! Here are a couple of wonderful customer pics, by Richard Carpenter. He made this little samurai diorama as a birthday gift for his son, and made great use of the lanterns and pond sets, plus a few lit ...
2021-08-26

Designing the samurai dicetower We have a new preview to show you today - the Dicetower Pagoda for our samurai range!   £ As you can see, this model is an alternate version of the large 5-level Temple Pagoda tower. The wall ...
2021-08-24

Designing some rooftile panels This is a little set of roof panels that were already on the to-do list, but since people had expressed an interest in one of the Facebook groups for feudal Japanese wargames, they got quickly moved u ...
2021-08-18

Samurai Temple Pagoda available NOW! Our collection of temple-themed samurai terrain takes a great leap forward today, with the release of the new 5-storey pagoda! This thing's so darn pretty....     Samurai Temple Pagoda ...
2021-08-13

Painting the pagoda The new temple pagoda might be a very tall model, but you don't need to be daunted by painting it! With the liberal use of spray can undercoats, washes, and drybrushing, you can achieve very good ...
2021-08-12

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 ...
2021-08-11

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 ...
2021-08-10

Designing the Temple Pagoda When you think of Japanese architecture, there are basically 2 big ones, right? The massive samurai castle, and the tall and elegant pagoda!   Well, we are very pleased to show off completed re ...
2021-08-03

Digitalising models for TabletopSimulator We were invited recently to collaborate on a tie-in with TabletopSimulator, to include some of our samurai terrain models in the video game system. They'd seen our new Temple Outer Gate model, and ...
2021-07-26

Ninja Rooftop Bases available NOW! As promised, we have a little mini-release for you today! For the ninja fans amongst you, here are some cool little rooftop-themed bases.....     Ninja Rooftop Bases   £ Yes, in t ...
2021-07-16

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 ...
2021-07-15

Castle attack table Apologies for the gap in blog posts - I've been busy painting houses, but not at 28mm scale - just an actual house! Painted it blood red, too! haha   Today I thought you might like to see s ...
2021-07-14

Pagoda research trip The next building for the samurai temple collection will be a classic pagoda, and I was lucky to find one of Japan's top pagodas located only a 90 minute drive away, in Yamaguchi prefecture.£ Th ...
2021-06-18

Stunning customer pics! Apologies to all our customers who've posted their awesome photos over the past couple of years (thanks, everybody!) - today we have possibly the most realistic customer pics you'll EVER see! ...
2021-06-16

Samurai Temple Outer Gate available NOW! Probably the most authentically-detailed model so far, the latest addition to the samurai temple collection is officially released today - the new..... er.... old Temple Outer Gate building!   ...
2021-06-12

Painting the samurai outer gate building This is going to be a general guide to choosing a paint scheme for the Temple Outer Gate, rather than a detailed how-to guide. If you're keen to see the details of how this building was painted up ...
2021-06-11

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.... ...
2021-06-09

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 ...
2021-06-07

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.   Th ...
2021-06-06

Designing the samurai temple outer gate The modular Samurai Temple Walls set has been available for a couple of months now, and since then we've brought out a few smaller pieces.... the Ruined Castle Wall, the Ruined Stone Wall, an upda ...
2021-06-04

Samurai Jinmaku Curtains available NOW! It's hard to photograph white curtains, I found out, but I gave it my best shot! Oh well, hopefully you'll enjoy the photos anyway?   The latest addition to the samurai collection is of ...
2021-05-20

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 ...
2021-05-14

Wooden Lantern version 2.0 released! The samurai wooden lantern has been available now for quite a while, but it recently occurred to me that I could update it slightly to make it even easier to use!   Version 2.0 features a verti ...
2021-05-12

Samurai Battle Report - The Spy! v2 This is the 3rd time I've played this Test of Honour scenario, and every single time it's been an absolute blast. So when we got the chance to play face to face after months of virus-related h ...
2021-05-07

Samurai Ruined Stone Wall available NOW! Hot on the heels of yesterday's Ruined Castle Wall release, we have another ruined model for you to take a look at! The Ruined Stone Wall section is officially released today!     Samu ...
2021-04-05

Samurai Ruined Castle Wall available NOW! The paint has been flying fast over some new terrain models for our samurai range, and the Ruined Castle Wall section is now available for download! The second set, a Ruined Stone Wall section, will b ...
2021-04-04

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 ...
2021-04-02

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 ...
2021-03-31

Samurai Temple Walls available NOW! The first set from our Japanese samurai-themed grand temple project is being officially released today, so the Samurai Temple Walls are now available for download!     Samurai Temple Walls ...
2021-03-28

Painting the samurai temple walls The first decision you have to make is what colour you want to paint your temple walls! You've basically got two choices - brown or red? £ Red-painted temple walls (and buildings) are rarer in ...
2021-03-27

Some inspirational customer castle pics Some truly epic photos to show you today, from Thomas (Lascaris on various forums) who has just finished his massive Japanese display board. He used 11kg of filament and over a thousand hours of print ...
2021-03-26

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 ...
2021-03-20

Designing the samurai temple walls After our little detour into sci-fi terrain, it's time to get back to some more feudal Japanese terrain! Today we have some new designs to show off - a set of modular temple walls!   This e ...
2021-03-12

Samurai Pavises are available NOW! The first new release of 2021 for you today - some wooden Samurai Pavises!     Samurai Pavises     Wooden pavises, or tate, were used by feudal-era infantry as protective shie ...
2021-01-13

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 ...
2021-01-11

Samurai Castle is available NOW! Construction of this massive model has been a long time coming, but we're happy to announce that the new Samurai Castle is finally available for download from today!!     Samurai Castl ...
2020-12-13

Painting the samurai castle It took only 3 days to paint the castle, inside and out, but those were looooong days!   Cheap spray cans can be used to do the bulk of the work, and then I used cheap acrylics to drybrush and ...
2020-12-11

The castle is fully assembled! It's finally finished!!!! Our biggest project yet, this MASSIVE Japanese samurai castle soars 5 levels up into the sky, and sits atop a mighty stone platform! £ Here's the completed castle ...
2020-12-03

Assembling the castle : level 2 Photos of the fully assembled samurai castle are coming tomorrow, so here's a final guide to putting together the 2nd level of this huge model - the Throne Room level!£ This level prints in 9 pi ...
2020-12-02

Assembling the castle : level 3 We're almost there now! One more level (the 2nd level) is currently printing, so here's an assembly guide to the 3rd level of the castle.....£ Assembly starts like many of the other levels; ...
2020-11-25

Assembling the castle : level 4 Progress is finally flying ahead on the samurai castle! While the next level prints behind me, it's time for an assembly guide for the castle's 4th level..... £ These are all the parts requ ...
2020-11-18

Assembling the castle : level 5 Here's a special sneak peek for those of you checking in to the blog regularly - an assembly guide for the fifth level of the samurai castle.   Half the levels are now fully printed and ass ...
2020-11-10

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

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 love ...
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 wel ...
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 ...
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 th ...
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 bot ...
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 ...
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 th ...
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 rend ...
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, ...
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 eac ...
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 co ...
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 co ...
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 ano ...
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 o ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 se ...
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 w ...
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 st ...
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 ...
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 tw ...
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 ...
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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