Today it is one week since the funding period ended, and we have wasted no time in jumping into prototyping and finishing the sculpts! Even though a lot of time has been swallowed up taking of stock after such an amazing funding period; by admin, planning and organizing finances, we still have a nice packed update for you all!
Bronzed Item Unlocked by Late Backers
Good news! The Late Backers Scheme we are running has pushed the total up so now we have unlocked the "Bronzed Item" stretch goal for everyone! This means, for 2 gold, you can pick a single item in your pledge to be cast in cold cast bronze :D
Do you Trust the Man in the Mirror?
Will your adventurers take the advice of the magic mirror? This new sculpt comes with a face insert which can be attached to the front of the mirror. This multipart piece is constructed so that the mirror swivels :D
Unholy Circle Continues
Another WIP, different surface detailing and the whole middle section will swap out with an insert. Its going to be clear, (or we may try a special casting technique ;) ) so that with an LED underneath - the runes and details will glow :D
Banners all Finished
The posters for the banner bearer backers are all done and on track to ship this month. We just need to mould up and cast all the eligible free miniatures to include with everyone's posters!
Another big thanks to Grigor Georgiev for his wonderful artwork "Forgotten Hero". We thought we wont add a logo or something intrusive to the poster, and have kept it just the pure artwork.
Noc's Box Takes a Look at Some Casts
A super local games store, Noc's Box have recently started running some video reviews on all things miniatures, games and geek culture :D
We sent them a few preview castings and they have kindly featured them in one of their videos.
If you fancy hearing what these lovable British gamers thought of the pieces, you can check it out here. Its a 20 min video, so if you'd like to jump into the chat about a specific piece, specific time-stamp links are here:
Regular Boss Door
Corpses Sculpted by Juan Manuel Montaño Cruz http://youtu.be/8EzlatY33DQ?t=2m11s
"Regular" Not "Slim" Spike Trap
Bones Sprue http://youtu.be/8EzlatY33DQ?t=7m47s
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WIP Prototypes Rolling Out
I quickly snapped some shots of the latest prototypes off the printer, before they go in for moulding :D These are in the first stage of a surface treatment (gives the castings a nice matte finish).
Will be sure to take some better shots of the Resin Casts, when Bill runs those in the next couple of days!
We have prototyped the freebies first, as they have to be sent out this month to Banner Bearers.
And here is another print bed which just finished as i type :D A prime example that Wet Neon Red is a royal pain to photograph!!
"Why have you swapped to Red resin, not the old Green, Zealot?" - Well, im glad you asked; the reason behind us mixing red pigment into the resin now, is that the printer works by exposing the resin to near-ultraviolet light. So in order for the resin to absorb the most Near-UV light as possible (blue end of the spectrum)- red is the best color for this (absorbs blue spectrum, reflects red spectrum), this achieves faster and better quality prints!
On the flip side ... its not easy to photo this better quality, until we cast it up in nice grey resin! :P Next week!
Contest Winners! Painting and Writing
Both of the contests are over! Thanks to everybody who took part, it was great to see everyone's painted miniatures (really will be exciting to see how people paint the TC terrain!) and to read some clever works of fiction, which reflect how inventive and involved at games-mastering, many of you must be!
The winners are, for painting:
First Place: Entry U. Lady_Sabelle. With a fantastic Egyptian themed terrain piece which demonstrates just how flawless water effects should be done.
Second Place: Entry T. Kuba Sawicki. An amazing diorama, suitable for this Halloween season, with some masterful on-source lighting and foliage.
Third Place: Entry G. Donald de la Cour. Depicting a duel between two superbly painted models. Not only are the miniatures masterpieces, but the rocky plinth is a display by itself.
All three winners will get a Painter's Prize Chest for a prize!
Next, the winners for Fiction:
First Place: Entry I. Becky Rose. With an entertaining and candid piece that was very reminiscent of the great Terry Pratchett and featured mentions of the TC terrain.
Second Place: Entry A. Gary T. With companions like these, who needs enemies? A fun and well-written piece about a lucky dwarf, and not so lucky wizard!
Third Place: Joint Entry B, C and H. ChaoticPrime , Lirazel Cowper, Joakim Strom Three entries were tied for third place, since all three were equally awesome, all three will get the extra Fiction Prize of the "Writers Chest" :D
I think that is all that we can pack in this week! :D Next week, expect a lot more new sculpts and prototypes, along with finished resin castings off at least all the freebie miniatures!
Good luck down there, adventurer!