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Help "uplift" some of the great 6mm scale miniatures in the Dark Star miniatures line to 15mm scale while adding two new factions.
62 backers pledged $4,835 to help bring this project to life.

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And away they go!

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So I just discovered that the last 3 updates I had posted show up on my computer, but not everyone else's because I didn't tick a tiiiiny little box hat made it go out into the great wide world.  My bad!

But here's the good news:  The last of the rewards are boxed up and ready to go and will be in the mail either Thursday of Friday!  Wooooop!

Thank you all so much for bearing with the delay in shipping, and for supporting out little endeavor!  And please feel free to send us pictures of your painted minis or games that you've played with them or even if you just happen to sit one on a buddy's head and snap a selfie for fun!  Info at darkeststargames dot com!

Shipping to begin!

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Alas, it has been too long since I sent out an update, my deepest apologies!  But good news: shipping will begin this week!  The metal parts have all been cast and are bagged, while the resin is somewhat behind but should be complete by this weekend.  I had hoped to get this all done a month early, but Real Life seldom cooperates...  (I've also started a new full time job, and that's been a time crimper).

part of resin castings
part of resin castings

 As you can see in the above pic, still some work to do.  Shipping will begin with packages going to backers in the order of their having pledged, if that makes sense to you.  Should be able to wrap the whole thing up within 2 weeks.  After that, the models that you helped bring to the market will be available for sale from the Darkest Star Games website, as well as the Venturian Lift Infantry going on pre-sale.  Before the week is out I will also be posting some pictures of the triangular tanks that were not unlocked, just to let you see what is in the works.

I hope summer has been treating you well!  Take it easy!

Sample castings have arrived!

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Howdy folks!  A small batch of sample castings for the Venturian tanks and APCs arrived today!  This package consisted of 3 of each part for approval.  You'll see that no cleanup has been done on these parts at all, which makes them dang nice casings straight out of the molds.  We're very pleased!

Without further ado:

parts is parts
parts is parts

 

 

APC 1
APC 1

 

APC 2
APC 2

 

MBT 1
MBT 1

 

MBT 2
MBT 2

 

size comparison with Talin
size comparison with Talin

 As you can see, really nice castings with all of the detail coming out perfecto!  the only problem I can see is that I made the rear deck of the tank to high, which did not seem like an issue in 3d.  In reality, it makes the canon turret have only limited traverse (like 100* or so) before needing to be lifted into a lateral aiming position.  

The turret plugs are all the same, as they are with the previous models in this line, so if you wish to put the S'orhan's plasma turret on the Kh'Lrion, you can!  Or even goofier, substitute the Talin's turret in!

Full scale production will begin next week, and I am told that it won't be long before I will be able to start winging rewards to their intended destinations!  Hooray!


Hope ya like them!

The prints

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Hurry up Mr. Postman!

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