Friday, February 25, 2011

Khurasan Releases The Siler Super Heavy Antigrav!

Jon over at Khurasan just released the kit conversion for the 15mm scale Siler tank... This conversion updates the Siler and adds some Vroom Vroom speed to the massive vehicle.
The model is 96mm long and 60mm wide.

Priced at $15.99 for the tank with treads and $3.99 for the upgrade kit its quite a deal! Now go support the Indi manufacturer and pick up the platoon of three.

Check out the release on TMP

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I just took a dump on your Internets ;)

I just updated a few areas of the DreamForge-Games website. This update centered around the game system, factions, history and tech.

Start your tour here and use the menu bars at the top center of the page to view the new content.

Enjoy! and please let me know what you think about it.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Pre-Orders for the Mortis and Crusader will be available soon!

The Leviathan Mortis and Crusader are at the casters right now!
Molds are being made of all components, including, add-on armor, left and right Mauler Claw arms, left and right Vulkan Cannons, Executioners Sword and Reaper Scythe.
If you remember my earlier statement about not accepting pre-orders, you will be happy to know that I am going to break my rule on this. I would not do so if I did not have full confidence in my contract caster. He runs a full time shop with eight employees doing nothing but this kind of service and utilizing expensive equipment, resin injection machines and HUGE pressure tanks.
When I receive the first article (cast) and fingers crossed there are no issues, I will post pics of the actual casing from this supplier and open pre-orders for the Leviathan Crusader and Mortis. Available options will be additional weapons and armor upgrade (armor seen in pic of Crusader below).
We are sitting about three to four weeks out from when I open up pre-orders, so start saving your pennies ;) The pre orders will be at a discounted price (estimate $50.00 to $75.00 off retail) $300-$275.00 for the base models configured with the weapons that normally come with the kit. Additional weapons and add-on armor (estimated $12.00 off retail for the weapons) $33.00 each.
This price may go up or down slightly depending on what the actual cost is from the contract caster.

What you need to know:
Pre-orders will not start until I am happy with the casts.
You will see pics of the actual casts before I open pre-orders.
There will be a limited number of pre-order slots available.
I will give either 20 or 30 days before closing the pre-orders, this may happen much sooner if the volume of orders is high and we reach our maximum slots.
Preorders must be paid in full with Paypal.
What can you expect for wait time before a package arrives at your door? Likely two months, perhaps sooner or perhaps a little longer. (20-30 days (or less) to take all pre orders, 15 to 30 days to receive the casts from the supplier, 3 to 5 days in transit to you if you live in the US or Canada, overseas shipping will take a bit longer).

Orders will be filled in the order that they were received.
I can offer the discount because the caster allows for a break on volume pricing. After the initial pre-orders have been completed, I cannot guarantee the discounted price going forward. Soooo if you have been eying one of these models then you may want to consider doing a pre-order to get the best price possible.
As always, I will post any updates to my Blog so you know the status of the pre-orders.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Protectorate Trooper and Eisenkern Trooper WIP

I have been pulling together models for what will be my 28mm and 15mm minis.
I first build a mesh in Rhino, and then export as an OBJ to Zbrush to flesh out details on fabric and leather items. Nothing beats Rhino for hard surface items such as armor and helmets but Zbrush is ideal for the soft items.

You can see here the base mesh for the Protectorate Trooper.
 Here you can see the Zbrush detailing to the boots and pants. The folds are symmetrical now but will be corrected when the model is posed.

Here are a couple of shots of the Eisenkern WIP.
The feet, hands, and some details have been oversized. When you shrink it down to its 28mm scale it looks more appropriate to the scale of the figure.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Fleshing out the Protectorate trooper.

Here is the helm based on the concept art posted last week... You can see I'm a better modeler than digital painter. I like the way it came together, now I just need to find time to make the rest ;)