Thursday, January 31, 2013

And now a word from or sponsor...

FAUX NEWS REPORT.... This just in.


National Guard forces were defeated today in an all-out assault on Ogden Utah; this could very well be the end of life as we know it.... And now a word from our sponsor- Blammo! It's better than bad, it’s good!
The shipment has arrived at WGF Utah and will begin shipping in bulk on Monday. This process could take anywhere from seven to fourteen days depending on how many of you opted to wait on your shipping. WGF are bringing in extra staff to deal with the project and expedite the process.
Kickstarter backers will start receiving your shipping confirmations next week.
Retail sales will commence once all backers orders have been shipped.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Some amazing conversion work on the OOP resin kit

Holy Buh-Jezus! Take a look at what Warchild40k did with one of the limited edition 15mm scale resin kits.

 Keep in mind this was a solid block of resin, that is a hell of a lot of work. I just love the use of the votive candle lights to make the stacks flicker. Very creative!


Saturday, January 26, 2013


Just a bit of eye candy.

I was working on box art for the Mortis and thought I would render out this amusing scene ;)

The Mortis braces itself on a nearby building while using its scythe arm to provide further stability and commences to  administer a good old fashioned curb stomp. Repeatedly smashing the light mech into the broken pavement.

The commander of the light mech must have really pissed off the pilot of the Mortis to provoke such a brutal response.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

BREAKING NEWS- Eisenkern forces invade Los Angeles!

On Monday, January 21st. Roughly 65,000 Eisenkern troopers supported by a legion of over 1200 Leviathans landed on US soil. Los Angeles California was rocked by an unstoppable wave of destruction.  In related news, a fleet of transport ships have taken up position over Utah and appear to be waiting for the armored spearhead.
What do they want? Why are they here? The only transmission sent by this invading force: “We are the Eisenkern, we have come in peace”.

Cutting a clear path North East, at their current pace and trajectory they are anticipated to reach Utah and link up with their transports sometime next week. The only thing clear to us is that Utah is not their final destination…. 

A coded message has been sent to key personnel (Update# 86) with further instructions. 

Promo shots from Battle:LA copyright Sony Pictures.

Update #86

The cargo container has arrived at the Port of LA and will be making its trip to WGF Utah as we speak.

At this time I would like to make a couple of suggestions. WGF Utah will be printing packing lists over the next couple of days in order to expedite the process. In order to make sure that your pledge rewards arrive at their destinations; (your door step) you will want to follow these easy steps.

1. If you have moved, please update WGF with your new address by emailing them at so they have your correct shipping address. We will need this ASAP! as they will be finalizing this information early this week.

2. Add the following emails to your contacts list (in whatever email program or mail provider you are using) to make sure that your spam filters do not block the tracking emails of your delivery. We had a problem with some email providers blocking or listing as spam the emails sent from WGF, this step should resolve most of those issues.
The emails you should add to your contacts list:

Thank you again! I hope to post another update soon letting you know that we have begun shipping.

Mark Mondragon

Monday, January 14, 2013

To hell with your fluff!

To hell with your fluff, tell me a story with your miniatures.

Let’s face it, fluff is huge part of the draw to a game and should not be underestimated; when it comes time to play a game, what is more important the fluff or the visually striking miniatures that grace the gaming table.

There is only so much you can do with a base box set of miniatures before they start looking homogeneous. I love making special characters, miniatures that represent a scene or action, miniatures that tell a story through their pose or actions.
With this in mind I created the Stormtrooper accessory set. This kit contains a massive number of parts, packs, pouches, accessories, heads, arms, hands and equipment so that you can tell your personal story and unlock your creative genius.


Here are just a few examples of what can be done. Granted I will not win any modeling or hobby awards with what is featured here, my lack of cleanup and exuberant use of glue keep these from being show pieces, but this shows what can be achieved in just a few hours with only a moderate level of care.
Each of these custom figures used the arms, and hands from the accessory set to create unique figures and poses that simply could not be achieved with the normal ten and twenty man Stormtrooper sets.

We start with a Rifleman, equipped with binoculars; he holds his rifle as her surveys his surroundings for enemy action. Standing next to him is the ‘Old man’ a veteran officer, pistol at the ready and pointing at his objective, as all officers do ;)

Next we have a Grenadier, his SMG with grenade launcher slung over his shoulder as he leans back to throw a stick grenade into the enemy ranks, while a rifleman behind him provides covering fire.

We finish up this line up with a platoon sergeant, running into action, two SMG’s blazing away ‘Neo style’. At his side a support specialist, carrying his Panzerfaust in a more traditional method rather than the RPG configuration, his SMG/grenade launcher tethered to his hip.

A couple more shots of the ‘Old man’ in action.
The Rifleman scans for targets. 

The Grenadier in all his glory.

My homage to the Matrix, this sergeant displays the Hollywood run and gun Neo style.  

Hate painting eyes? I do ;) The accessory set contains enough goggled heads to equip 10 troopers and four officers.

Don’t care for the RPG grip style of the anti-tank weapons? This conversion brings us a more old school configuration.


I really enjoyed building these, some of the parts were small and I had to take care with removing them from the sprue so they did not go scuttling across the table but all in all it was a simple job, everything fit as it should and even the little fiddly parts went together with no issues. I used a standard hobby clipper to remove the parts and a swipe from a sharp hobby knife to clean off the remnants of the sprue. Everything went together fast and easy with the use of Testors model cement (Stay away from superglue… the standard orange Testors cement works like a charm and will make a much better bond).


Friday, January 11, 2013

First wave release instructions peek

The first stage items will be landing in the US soon. While I work away on the stage three items, I thought I would post up the instruction inserts so you can begin your mental build ;)

Do to time limitations we did not get some of the inserts in the box before they made the sea voyage, the poor folks at WGF Utah will be folding and inserting these into the Stormtrooper sets.


Friday, January 4, 2013

First shipment heading to WFG Utah!

Just a heads up, the shipment left China last week (Dec 29th) to start its sea voyage, so we are still on track for it landing in Utah the last week of January.

We filled a 40 foot container just for the KS backs ;) there was another shipment that left shortly after for the retailers stock.

Fingers crossed, this will be a common occurrence :-P