Transfer of information and miniatures complete. Painted images from Martial!
Note from Tom @ Impact!:
Today I receive a massive box with all the castings currently finished for the project as well as 2 binders of information on the project. ... Read more
The road ahead - Note from Impact!
Hey everyone. This is Tom Anders from Impact! Miniatures.
I have no intention of coming in here and making it sound like rainbows and sprinkles. I know its been almost... Read more
Sorry for the long silence. I’m here today to tell you that Tom Anders of Impact miniatures has graciously offered to come onto the project in order... Read more
GGuys no real news at the moment. We are still here. Last 2 months were very tight. Des finally got back about the alien sculpts. Not finished yet as far... Read more
March 1st 2018
So first and foremost, I want to thank everyone again for their patience. We have continued to get a few packages out a week. The last 2... Read more
Update October 13, 2017 HYDRA IS DONE!
So here's our list of sent packages for the last week: Backer numbers 277, 390, 250, 355, 153, 386, 361 and 303.
But the real important news for this week:
THE... Read more
Weekly update 9/29/17
Hello everyone! We’ve had a productive week of finishing up shipments and getting people who were just waiting on one last thing like the Dreadnought or Egg Nest packed up... Read more
Update September 22, 2017
My name's Nick and I’m the new manager here at Troll Forged. First and foremost, We here at Troll Forged still intend on fulfilling the Kickstarter to the... Read more
Kickstarter automated email - 'FINAL REMINDER!' and 'last chance'
It has been bought to my attention that Kickstarter sends out an automated email that has a subject line starting with; 'FINAL REMINDER!' and the first line is... Read more
Survey – QUEEN LEVEL
This post is an alert for QUEEN LEVEL ($200) backers.
If this is not your pledge level:please wait until you see an update with a survey alert... Read more
Contact TFM about Shipping after answering survey
Communication lines have been opened up, and I think we have it sorted;
If you have replied to a survey, but you have not received anything in the... Read more
Issues - Swarm, delayed Queen survey
As you know I've been away, but now I'm back!
I'd pencilled in today to roll out the Queen pledge, but due to another employee reshuffle there is... Read more
Hydra final details
Final details. I couldnt add the spines until the sockets were done. The 4 prongs in both directions are impossible to mold attached so.
Anyway now you get the idea.... Read more
Ok everyone finished this tonight. Worked on it all New Year. Looks really good. Might be one of my favorites so glad I redid it for you.
That base is... Read more
Fisrt happy new year all!
Second. The original hydra I did off the goliath body. Was not good enough so Im making you all a new one much better. Working... Read more
First off Merry Christmas!
Second packages going out inbetween things here fast as possible. Thanks again.
Trying to get thr packages out safe. Lol
Packing and sorting
Hey guys, sorry we are quiet. trying to process and pack orders. its fairly slow due to trades, swaps etc. we have over 140 pages just for swarm alone. anyway... Read more
Swarm Level Deadline
Hello Swarm Backers,
Swarm Level Deadline is today!
Today is the last day to reply to the survey (and get your Pledge Slip in) for this fulfilment cycle.
I've nearly... Read more
Pics of one assembled. I made it a bit smaller so as to fit with the other warriors etc. Still rather big.
Survey – SWARM LEVEL
This post is an alert for SWARM LEVEL ($110) backers.
If this is notyour pledge level: please wait until you see an update with a survey alert... Read more
Te eggs cast up. As requested I made them smaller and with no stuff around the bottom to place on bases etc.
Overseas backers and customs charges
As we gear up for Swarm there is an issue that I think we should tackle head on;
It turns out that many are not aware... Read more
Dread scale, also metals corrected.
Ok. Cannon drone fixed moving forward there quick scale shots of dread for those requested.
Cannon drone test
O quick update some parts just pulled. Im doing a little fitting work on the back legs, not perfect at all and Im a bit upset so fixing that today... Read more
Dread production tests
Finally got some of these sample shots. So many parts its been tricky to decide mold layout. Several molds. More news soon and we can get these other surveys going!... Read more
Refit legs drone
Ok cannon drone back legs were refitted. The body being massive and all I needed to cast and check them. Here you can see the back. Im sharpening all those... Read more
Molding final parts!
Soooo close. Doing final mastering of parts and more new bases. Parts came out super crisp.
Bases and molds
Quick update everyone. The cannon drone is a bastard to cut so to speed it up I made a mold to cast and cut the resins up etc. Rest of... Read more
Still going, slow atm
Hey everyone I wasnt planning to do this but a few people are getting worried. Everything is fine but Im very slow at the moment from surgery. My Achilles tendon... Read more
Cannon drone cuts
Ok, almost done. I have one more major cut and fit then we are golden and shits going to be moving much faster again. :) sorry Im excited to finish... Read more
Cast metal masters from plaster
Im happy with these. Look great. The plaster transfered perfectly. Hope your happy to.
Almost done cutting cannon drone should have pics soon.
Here are masters primed for making production sets. I primed black for a consistant picture for you all.
First set. These are 30mm to the lip so the stones are small. They look big zoomed in on. Soon as the other sizes are done Ill snap a shot... Read more
Quick update for you all so you know Im working. Cannon drone is still being cut but close. It is very complicated to get right but you have waited so... Read more
First Trollcast test of the Drone :D
It's a big beastie!
A few converted Swarm Adults riding on its back would look fantastic.
Regular troops don't stand a chance! Swept... Read more
Happy New Year - And Drone Metal Masters!
I hope you all had a fantastic holiday and didn't get too drunk :D
To kick off the new year Ed is now happy with the Drone, and... Read more
Dreadnought WIP - Grenade Launcher [all guns sculpted]
David has finished modelling the last gun for the dreadnought: the Grenade Launcher!
I'll resize this and get this off to Ed for printing.
A handy list of... Read more
More dread guns and drone update
David has finished up the Ion Blaster and Pump Gun;
Studio Daviuss = David.
Nice work David! :D
Ed has been pushing on with the massive Drone;
The original was... Read more
Dreadnought Flamer - test print
I sent a copy of the resized (70%) flamer to Shapeways to test out their FXD (Frosted Extreme Detail). This print is not going to be used for... Read more
Carnage Hound - Trollcast
It's Monday and as promised here are some snaps of the first (test) Trollcasting of the Carnage Hound!
The sharp eyed among you may spot a couple of... Read more
Back on track
Sorry about the lack of communication and updates. Things really got bogged down with all the contract work and something had to give to free up time for... Read more
Drone - part 5
Ed has completed sculpting the Drone!
Here are a few snaps before Ed cuts it to pieces for the moulding process;
It took a while to get it right, but... Read more
Drone - part 4
A quick update. Ed has made metal masters of the support legs, and is finishing up the main scythe combat arms, and the little scythe arms too. So another update... Read more
Dreadnought WIP - Flamer
David has finished modelling the double barrelled flamer for our dreadnought;
Note: The art did not specifically show a double barrel design, but David felt it appropriate ;)
On... Read more
Drone - part 3
It's been a long while since we've seen anything of the drone. It's the last sculpt and has proved difficult to get right. Ed has worked on several versions of... Read more
Trollcast Queen Guard, and Swarm Master
Steve sent me photos of a couple of miniatures missing from the status page. These are final production Trollcast versions of the Queen Guard and Swarm Master.
On behalf... Read more
Packing up Host
We're sending out the bulk of the rest of Host level, so if you are a Host pledge please keep an eye out for an email from stamps.com with a... Read more
Dreadnought 3D printing - part 4.1 (Assault Drill and saw)
RiTides has sent me a picture of the printed drill and saw. These are now off to Ed!
The saw is multi-part so you can position the blade (turning the... Read more
Dreadnought 3D printing - part 4 (Assault Drill)
The latest work on the Dreadnought: the Assault Drill!
Nice match up.
This mechanical beast could do some serious damage to a wyrm or fiend if it managed... Read more
Carnage Hound WIP - part 9 (masters)
In gearing up for Swarm, the carnage hound is being mastered;
On behalf of Ed
Overlord WIP - part 4 (head variants)
Ed sent me some snaps of the Overlord's head variants;
Which one is your favourite?
On behalf of Ed
Dreadnought 3D printing - part 3 (saw)
David's (AKA Daviuss) latest work on the Dread.
With the new circular saw arm the Close Combat Dreadnought is done and awaiting production.
More on the saw arm
Now that... Read more
Kickstarter status page
I've updated the pledge level contents page to include the current status of this Kickstarter at the top. The contents page has developed over time, and already included... Read more
P&P and stamps.com
While fulfilling Host Level we had a few issues with P&P. These have now been resolved. Moving forward you'll receive and email from stamps.com when your order ships.... Read more
Dreadnought casting - part 1 (masters)
Ed is making the metal masters from the dreadnought (and Overlord!);
Quite an art :)
Not all the dreadnought parts fitted into a single mould, so Ed added in the... Read more
Dreadnought 3D printing - part 3 (clipping)
Ed now has the 3D prints (70%) of the Dreadnought from RiTides, and is preparing them to make the metal masters.
You can see some striations on the... Read more
Overlord WIP - part 3 (metal masters)
Ed took a quick snap of the Overlord metal masters parts;
Ed is using the metal master heads as base for some variants.
On behalf of Ed
Dreadnought 3D printing - part 2 (claw)
A few snaps of David's (AKA Daviuss) latest work: the power claw!
I reckon these claws could tear apart swarm aliens (well most of them!), and make sort... Read more
Scale shots - by RiTides
I asked RiTides to send me a couple of scale shots of the aliens he has painted;
Grubs are around 27-29mm tall.
Fantastic work - more of his massive painted... Read more
Dreadnought 3D printing - part 1.2 (70%)
RiTides sent me a picture of the 70% dreadnought fresh of the plate at 25 micron layers;
These are being sent to Ed to clean up. Ed has a lot... Read more
Dreadnought 3D printing - part 1.1 (scale)
We are discussing the possibility of doing two sizesof dreadnought! There may be an issue with rescaling too small as some of the details may disappear due... Read more
Dreadnought 3D printing - part 1 (low res)
As you all know RiTides will be printing up the dreadnought for final production, but David also has access to a 3D printer and sent me some photos... Read more
Overlord WIP - part 2
Here are the latest shots of the Overlord sculpt, and I think you'll agree: it's a beauty!
I can't wait to see it with arms!
On behalf... Read more
More scale shots
A couple of shots showing the size of the Goliath Wyrm, Queen, and a bunch of Hosts next to one of the little Alien Hunters (he's 28mm!).
For some reason... Read more
Overlord WIP - part 1.3
The wings are finished, and next up is sculpting the head.
More coming soon.
On behalf of Ed
Overlord WIP - part 1.2
Ed thinks he has the wings sorted out now, and they should be completed soon.
I'm going to post them as I receive them.
On behalf of Ed
Overlord WIP - part 1.1
Ed sent me these;
"Ok so wings are nearly done but I've been fighting the back connections. This is the 3rd time I've done this so... Read more
David sent me the dreadnought files, I rendered up a few shots in Blender, and I thought you might like to see them :)
David and RiTides are collaborating, and... Read more
Queen - Trollcast
It's been a while since the last update, and I'm still waiting on a ton of pics. In the mean time Mike sent me this picture of the... Read more
I’m compiling the Host level fulfilment, and I need some more information from a few backers to complete it. I’m posting their names here in the hope they... Read more
Dreadnought WIP - part 7.4
The walking dread! :P
One solid looking dread. David says he needs to socket the foot etc. and the body is done. So this is the last of the '7'... Read more
Mike prepares for the all the Host plastic flying around in the shop.
Only a week to go before I start compiling all the Host level pledges into a fulfilment... Read more
Survey - HOST LEVEL
This is the survey alert for the HOST LEVEL ($50)
If this is your pledge level: please check your email for the survey, fill it in, and send... Read more
Overlord WIP - part 1
Ed sent me several emails, with pictures of the Overlord, in quick succession. I thought I'd combine all the pictures into one update to avoid update overload!
Pictures form the... Read more
Poll - Goliath Wyrm Hydra Variant
If you are interested in the Hydra version of the Goliath Wyrm: please post a comment below to express your interest along with your pledge level;
Example: 1 Hydra -... Read more
Queen Guard - (near) Final Version
A lot of requests for this one;
Ed will work up the hand details once they are cast up in metal. Sculpting onto the metal master directly.
On behalf... Read more
Swarm Master - metal master
Ed sent me images of the final version of the Swarm Master;
It's mounted on a 25mm base in the photos.
On behalf of Ed
Dreadnought WIP - part 7.1
David sent me a series of images of the component parts making up the thigh (the component parts will not be cast individually, this is showing how David is putting... Read more
Dreadnought WIP - part 6.2
David has been hard at work sorting out the Dreadnought for us. Here are the latest pictures;
As you can see he is taking a lot of care.... Read more
Survey - ALIEN HUNTERS 50 UNIT LEVEL
This is the survey alert for the ALIEN HUNTERS 50 UNIT LEVEL ($62)
You can view the Trollcast Alien Hunters in update #188.
If this is your pledge... Read more
Larva Swarm - Trollcast
As promised: Trollcast larva swarm!
Eww. That's gross. For some reason I wondered if these would fit in a Starbucks coffee cup? :P
On behalf of... Read more
Larva Swarm - part 3
I'm a little late with these as I already have photos from Ed of the final Trollcast version! (Which I'll post tomorrow :) ).
I think the spray is some... Read more
50mm bases - Trollcast
Things are crazy busy at the moment, but Mark sent me some quick snaps of the 50mm bases he had on hand;
He also sent me these;
Which was unexpected.... Read more
Drone - part 2.2
Back crest and neck added;
Ed says the next step (and next update) are the head and cutting in the sockets for the arms :)
On behalf... Read more
Drone - part 2.1
As promised: more drone goodness!
Should be ready to bake in a few days and finish up.
On behalf of Ed
Larva Swarm WIP - part 1
First snaps of the Larva Swarm greens;
A bit detailing and these should be ready for processing!
I think a couple of pledges are on hold awaiting these... Read more
Dreadnought WIP - part 6.1
David has been very busy, but he's back on the dread: blocking in the back area.
On behalf of Ed
Drone - part 2
Ed wasn't entirely happy with the greens in part 1: so he's redone the lot, and is now back on track.
Lovin' this carapace!
Good to see Ed back... Read more
Survey - ALIEN HUNTER 5 PACK LEVEL
This is the survey alert for the ALIEN HUNTER 5 PACK LEVEL ($15)
You can view the Trollcast Alien Hunters in update #188, and the corresponding numbers of... Read more
Regular Alien Hunters - Trollcast
The mold for the regular Alien Hunters is now complete, and producing product. I'll sort out the survey for the Alien Hunter pack ($15) and Alien Hunter unit deal ($62)... Read more
Dreadnought WIP - part 6
David has been working on the hips and back areas;
Notes from David;
" Please keep in mind an angle changes that differ from the concept art are there because... Read more
Heavy Weapons Team - Greens
Ian sent us some pictures of the Heavy Weapons Team - support for the Alien Hunters;
The team consists of 1 gunner technician with remote control, 1 shieldbearer... Read more
Queen Guard - part 1.1
Ed has added: "vestigial little claw legs that helped it move around through dirt etc."
On behalf of Ed
Queen Guard - part 1
Early WIPs of the Queen Guard;
So far these are similar to the concept art.
On behalf of Ed
Stealth Swarm Adult - part 2.1
Here are a few shots of the back spines/ plates;
On behalf of Ed
Stealth Swarm Adult - part 2
Ed has sent me a few shots of the variations he is working on, taking the metal casts of the original and modifying them to make new metal masters;
... Read more
Dreadnought WIP - part 5.3
David has been working up the face, adding in details and getting ready to move onto the hips (and later legs!);
- finished edge mounting bolts on upper plates
- primary plate... Read more
Dreadnought WIP - part 5.2
More from David - he's on a roll!
" Ok, so I'm looking at the slot on the side if the head. Presumably a slide route for something to do... Read more
Dreadnought WIP - part 5.1
A small update on the 'jawline' part of the dread;
" So, 4 hours later of figuring out why things aren't being accepted and just make the damned... Read more
Dreadnought WIP - part 5
David sent me an interesting email, about the chin area of the dread, that I thought I would share with you all. He's discussing his solution to an issue, reproduced... Read more
Cannon Drone WIP - part 8
Ok everyone seems to think I'm done, have faith! There is a bit of detailing left to go etc. the face I have to drill out in spots for eyes... Read more
Cannon Drone WIP - part 7
You can't unsee these images :D
I suspect any game opponent is going to grossed when you slap this beast on the table.
On behalf... Read more
Cannon Drone WIP - part 6
Guess that nap worked wonders! :D
This is a little bit disturbing... Makes you wonder what Ed was dreaming about!
On behalf of Ed
Dreadnought WIP - part 4
After the discussion in part 3 with RiTides, David sent me an update to the face plate;
Spot the difference?
On behalf of Ed
Dreadnought WIP - part 3
David sent me these awesome WIP shots of the Dreadnought's 'face';
The caption taken from David's email :)
David says: "And finally a scale shot next to Master Sgt.... Read more
Oops, my bad - missing Large Egg
This is an alert for all those who have received their pledges so far. I've made a mistake.
How I missed;
"I have now added the addition of... Read more
Cannon Drone WIP - part 5
Hey all Ed here. I had to drop these shots for you of the new drone. I'm very pleased thus far. Hope your also digging it. The guy is big... Read more
Cannon Drone WIP - part 3
Roughing in the cannon, to quote Ed;
"...here is the gun roughed in with the armature for the shell. That wing shape will support the large plates melding into the... Read more
Cannon Drone WIP - part 2
Now the scale shots are out of the way we can get down to business. Here are the next WIP shots (I grouped two emails worth of pics into this... Read more
Cannon Drone WIP - part 1
Scale shot of armature with first layer of green stuff;
This is going to be a large beast!
On behalf of Ed
Carnage Hound WIP - part 8
Final pics of the Carnage Hound!
A toothy little devil :)
On behalf of Ed
Carnage Hound WIP - part 7
More hound goodness - now with teeth!
The maw on this beast is a similar type to the Wyrm in our store. Various strains within the swarm morph as they... Read more
Dreadnought Shoulders - WIP
David sent me these pictures of his latest work on the Dreadnought. As the body of this model will be thicker than the spin moulds we'll use to Trollcast the... Read more
Carnage Hound WIP part 5
More Carnage Hound updates;
As I've said many times: I like to hear feedback, and I like to involve you all in the whole process. I would like... Read more
Survey - 20x25mm + 8x40mm BASES LEVEL
This is the survey alert for the 20x25mm + 8x40mm BASES LEVEL
You can view the 40mm bases on offer, and info about lipped bases in update #156,... Read more
Survey - 8 x 40mm BASES LEVEL
This is the survey alert for the 8 x 40mm BASES LEVEL.
You can view the bases on offer, and info about lipped bases in update #156;
If... Read more
Carnage Hound scale
A quick update to show off the size of the Carnage Hound. Here are a couple of shots to give you all a sense of its scale!
Once the head,... Read more
Trollcast 40mm bases
Hi everyone, Philip here,
I'll soon be sending out the survey for the levels that contain 40mm Trollcast bases ('8 x 40mm', and the '20 x 25mm + 8 x... Read more
Carnage Hound - Early WIP
Some backers have asked to see more WIP (before Ed posts them on Facebook!). Here a few shots of the Carnage Hound, sent to me over 3 emails. I am... Read more
Stealth Swarm Adult - Greens
Ed is working on the Stealth Swarm Adults, and this is the first one ready to show;
There is a leader on the way, along with other versions which are... Read more
Queen - Trollcast (sneak peak)
A quick photo of the Trollcast Queen!
More pictures coming as I get them.
On behalf Ed
Sky Hunter - Preview
Pretty much done;
There may also be a 'flying' body, with the wings and head being interchangeable between the two bodies.
On behalf of Ed
'Alien' Alien Hunters WIP
This is a progress update on our non-human Alien Hunters - the 'Alien Alien Hunters'! They're sculpted by Des Hanley, the artist who did all the fantastic artwork for us,... Read more
New Dreadnought sculptor and WIP
David Lee Seymour (AKA Daviuss) will be taking over the sculpting of our dreadnought. He is new to sculpting professionally, but he has been sculpting behind the scenes to show... Read more
Survey - 25mm BASES LEVEL
This is the survey alert for the 25mm BASES LEVEL.
You can view the bases on offer, and info about lipped bases in update #146;
If this is... Read more
25mm Trollcast Bases
Hi everyone, Philip here,
I'm gearing up to release the survey for 25mm Trollcast bases. This update will list all the bases on offer: so you can make an informed... Read more
A few snaps of product. We're gearing up for the next round of surveys.
Yep, the surveys for the various bases level are coming up next. Ed is taking photos... Read more
Daviuss asked us if Bock's Alien Behemoth could be a special add-on for this Kickstarter;
I asked Ed and he says it basically ready to go, but that... Read more
Goliath Wyrm - Metal Master
Test assembly of metal master parts before making the Trollcast spin mould.
Quite and extreme beast! (Which reminds me: anyone remember the "extreme beast" from WFB 2nd Edition? It had... Read more
Trollcast bases - test samples
There are a few test samples of 25mm (and some 40mm) bases.
I wonder if these should be 'flagstone'? I think the black marks are mould release.
On behalf... Read more
Heavy Weapons Team WIP
WIP of the Power Armoured Alien Hunters Heavy Weapons team.
The gun is going to be printed. The large rectangle shield on the right is not attached to the gun,... Read more
These are moulds for some of the bases - getting closer!
Next Ed will cut channels into these moulds, and then they're good to go :) Still a few more... Read more
Survey - COLLECTOR LEVEL
This is the survey alert for the COLLECTOR LEVEL.
If this is your pledge level:please check your email for the survey, fill it in, and send it... Read more
These are the final version of the Hosts, and LE Host, in Trollcast.
These are a bit larger than regular humans due to the massive amounts of growth hormone the... Read more
Swarm Adult Leader
Ed send me a couple pics of the 'swarm adult leader'. Some of you may recognise this as the original warrior before the design was modified after feedback.... Read more
Ian sent Ed some WIPs of the Dreadnought Arms. There are basic blocking in, but I thought you would like to see them none the less.
There were worked up... Read more
Base metal masters
Here are a few shots of a various base metal masters ready for clean up.
On behalf of Ed
Alien Hunter Metal Masters!
Here are the new metal masters for the Alien Hunters freshly pulled from the mould (before cleaning). These are used to make the Trollcasting moulds!
There 4 duplicates... Read more
Hi all, Philip here
Ed has been listening to your feedback and has been busy refining the warrior. He sent me a few snaps of the warrior which you see... Read more
Alien Hunter Greens are in!!!
Ian's greens in. Look real good and I'll begin masters. Just a quick heads up. Talk soon. Ed
Wave one shipping
Sorry for delays. We are packing wave one for those who have requested as well as other survey ready. I'll have a shot of figures reworked this weekend.
I have... Read more
Here is a shot of the metal put together for scale etc. I have to drill out bigger sockets on the metals yet but you get the idea.
I'm super... Read more
Queen master parts
I just got the queen masters together today and put one together for a group shot later. I'm showing how this girl is split apart now. New update shortly.
Everything... Read more
Ed has started work on a new warrior, using the new armature. The shots below are a few hours in, and it'll get baked once the feet are done. Then... Read more
Swarm Adult Leader
Ed has reworked the warrior from the previous post into a leader of the swarm adults. This is a point before full transformation into a Warrior (shedding skin to reveal... Read more
Ed sent me some pics - one of the Swarm Adult Warriors!
More to come...
On behalf of Ed
first 6 soldiers on the way!
Ian got back to me with some preview shots and 6 of the soldiers are on the way from England here. Soon as they get here I'll get them into... Read more
Group/ Scale Pics
Here are a few group shots showing the size of our aliens compared to each other, and with a couple of miniatures from other manufacturers for a scale comparison.
You... Read more
Trollcast Fiend (with Wyrm, LE Grub, and Eggs)
A few snaps of the finished Trollcast Fiend, along with the Wyrm, LE Grub, Egg, and Egg base to give you a sense of how they compare to each other.... Read more
Survey - GRUB LEVEL 3
This is the survey alert for GRUB LEVEL 3.
If this is your pledge level:please check your email, fill in the survey, and send it back to... Read more
LE Grub - The Mold
Hello all, this is Philip with quick update on the LE Grub. As you know Ed has a new phone and he sent me these pics to share with you;... Read more
Limited grub masters
Fast update of the masters for you all cast up. I'm trying to update from my phone more often now so this is a test run to see how it... Read more
Survey - GRUB LEVEL 2
This is the survey alert for GRUB LEVEL 2.
If this is your pledge level: please check your email, fill in the survey, and send it back... Read more
Alien Wyrm production casts
I thought I'd show off the progress of casts going into the wave one and how the wyrm is looking. This was the first run and quickly assembled for you... Read more
Goliath wyrm version 1
Ok so we will have 2 kits total for this and I'll let you pick. Best I can do is arrange it that way for the design and the size... Read more
Preview Goliath Wyrm wip
Ok so I had this guy finished and it just did not work out like I planned, soooooo I scratched it last night and sculpted this one, bang! Hit the... Read more
Rocky earth metal masters
Ok quick update for you all to see the detail these metals produced on the rocky earth. Now when molds get old we just pop the masters back in and... Read more
Limited Grub with scale size etc.
Ok as requested the final grub, I'm over my heels happy with him and think you will be as well. I have a few shots for scale as well! enjoy... Read more
Limited Edition Grub wip tease
I had a few people email me wanting to see where this is so a fast tease for you all. I'm very happy thus far and should be done thursday.... Read more
Hound Production casts!
Ok so here we go these look amazing and had to share them. I just could not wait any longer. I have some of the hosts ready to show off... Read more
Sci-Fi Tech Bases
Ok so one more set of the bases for a preview just to get your take. I wanted to do something a bit more fun and different. I have the... Read more
Ok so here we go! I've been working on cleaning up the masters in resin for making metal masters. This first shot of resins today will be prior to me... Read more
Here are the rubble bases for you to preview. I've been casting the masters this week should get some pictures for you of those as well. Very quick one today.
Cobble stone bases
For those in the fantasy setting here are the cobble stone bases. I carved these in plaster and they look much more sculpted than I can get in pics. The... Read more
Alien bases finished
Sorry guy's quick shots of the bases finished. These are in RTV now and I'm getting resin masters of them for making metals and then blasting out the production bases... Read more
Fiend Metal Masters
Ok so I have gotten a few questions about masters and what I'm talking about etc. I wanted to show off what I'm doing with the masters for you so... Read more
Alien base teaser
I'm super happy with these and had to tease you all with a preview of the 40mm bases. I'm printing out the address slips for the first batch of survey... Read more
Cracked Slate bases
Quick update of the next universal base style. These look lovely, wish I could get better shots for all of you. I have all bases finished except the alien terrain... Read more
Order of Fulfilment, and wave shipping
Hello all, Philip here,
We will be fulfilling pledges in the following order: starting from the lowest, and working our way up to the highest. Before a given pledge level... Read more
Rocky earth bases
I thought I'd show off the first set I'm finished with for all of you so progress can be measured. It might now seem like it but I did quite... Read more
Pledge Buy Out Market
Hello all, Philip here,
Before I start a quick disclaimer: This update is probably ill advised from a traditional business point of view as I have not seen this before,... Read more
Grub Level 1 – survey sent, preparing to ship
With the new shake up, and me (Philip) posting updates, I thought it important to make everyone aware that we will be sending out surveys pretty soon for some of... Read more
Philip authorised to issue updates
Hello everyone, this is Philip – not Ed!
Ed has granted me access to this account and I’ll be handling some of the updates from now on. It feels a... Read more
Adult swarm samples and news on bases!
Ok so first off thanks for the support while my daughter was sick and the prayers as well. She is doing much, much better now. :)
Ok onto the news.... Read more
Queen ready to master!
Ok fast update final parts tacked in place before I cut her up and mold for masters next week. I'll try and get shots of the Fiend in plastic next... Read more
Cast Grub Worms
Here are examples of the grubs glued quickly together, no clean up. I snapped a set off and glued them to bases just as examples for you. We are casting... Read more
Queen fatter body!
Ok this time the pics, sorry everyone.
Also had a bunch of grubs cast up this week so I'll begin to try and get the survey going shortly. I might... Read more
Fat Queen revised!
I've been trying to update this with direct pictures but for some reason it's not giving me the option so for now if you can't wait for the pics here... Read more
Queen wip 99% finished!
Ok sorry it took so long I was sure I'd be done faster with this chick but as I began the arms I was not happy and scratched them. I... Read more
Alien Hunters soldiers!
Ian got me a preview of the soldiers all posed together. he says they heavy armored warriors are well under way with the dreadnought being a bit tough, which I... Read more
Ok the hound masters I did for the production molds. The heads appear to be stuck on oddly because they are again blue tacked into position. They set further down... Read more
Very small quick update. I've got this all cut and wanted you to see the assembled creature. I have one bit missing from the picture but that is the minor... Read more
Adult swarm variants
Fast update. I'm sculpting a lot and molding a lot trying to get these ready to ship. I'll show off some molds sooner or later for you with casts etc.... Read more
quick update images.
I know this is not much but wanted to share the changes to the hosts for the variants from metal masters. These look great and I'm very happy I did... Read more
Fiend update and molding status.
Ok had to share this with you. The fiend was a bit tricky to get the pincers right and for molding as well but wanted it to work with or... Read more
Masters ready to mold and new pics.
Ok I have the first wave ready to go and while the grubs are in molds now all of these will be done today and I'll master them and make... Read more
Just a fast update for those who enjoy the shop coming around etc. We finally got our counter and vent work put in so the fire marshal can come in!... Read more
Fast update and a blurb about bases
Ok, just a quick shot of another host for you. I have the 3 base designs ready to master now and then after masters are made I'll do the 3... Read more
Adult swarm variant
Ok not sure how many of you remember the adult swarms and how they grow into the battle swarm warriors but here is a variant for you to see how... Read more
Somehow I had a virus from Yahoo send out spam and it also put me down for a bit here with the computer. I had to reboot etc. to get... Read more
This might be my favorite yet. I changed this one slightly from the art work but the second is very close to the original drawing. They look amazing together and... Read more
Host preview #2
Ok so I'm trying to make these a bit creepy and also fun for you. I wanted to make one of these where the worm crawled around in the back... Read more
Ok, so I'm not fond of showing stuff off until almost finished for one reason, surprise and fun. I know your all excited and also worried etc. I also know... Read more
Fluff and Fun, come join us!
Ok so a few people are talking about the alien life cycle on our forum. I've spoke directly with Philip via skype so he gets a bit of the evolution... Read more
Ok so this is still a wip but the closest to finished of them all and I don't want to spoil to much but figure it's time to show you... Read more
Just to check in and tell everyone move is completed. I'm getting fire marshal in next and then permits and we can open but we will not be pushing the... Read more
Ok so first thing I'm sorry about lack of updates and the struggles we have had with everything going on. I'm the kind of person who digs in and gets... Read more
Ok, things have taken a turn in the wrong direction here and it's mostly my fault for not keeping you all better informed and up to date. I'm very dedicated... Read more
The Fiend modular preview 1.
Ok so not to scare you but I did a little bit of changes to the fiend but they are for the better I think. I'm super happy with the... Read more
Greens of Soldiers
I got some nice shots from Ian this week. My daughter is 8 months old and had the flu so it was very scary last week but her and my... Read more
Alien Wyrm Resculpted and some armatures
Ok sorry for lack of updates but I'm on a roll with a few of the bigger critters so want to get these done before you see any infantry but... Read more
Ok so I cast a but load of grub masters friday and am getting the 15 head options sorted for the grub. I also am or have decided while I... Read more
Update of the Fiend and a scale shot.
Ok sorry this took so long but I actually sculpted this guy twice. The first one I tried to hit the concept art as close as possible but felt looked... Read more
Grub Worms! Almost finished!
Thought you all might like this stuff so you can see the bodies and heads which interchange. Still minor details to add etc. but hope you like them. I am... Read more
Update #65 samples and masters.
Hey everyone I wanted you to see a few samples we cast last week for us and also other possible clients. These are samples mind you quickly rushed but gives... Read more
Scale of bases
Ok Brian roughed this up just so you can see the bases we are making for this system. There will be lip less options also and square if people request... Read more
Update #63 base style
Ok so seems there is concern on some bases this is not going to be a problem. If you want the plain bases we do those, lips, we do those.... Read more
Updates for you.
Thanks for all the help and patience with me and the survey. Philip has that about worked out and I should be sending it very soon. This week I'm dedicating... Read more
Survey system manager, whatever and paypal.
Ok, so I'm learning this as I go and looking for info to make this work best before I rush and put it out. I am trying to solve the... Read more
Paypal buttons and thank you.
The home page of the kickstarter has a link toward the top which is located to our server. I'm going to be working with Philip in the next couple days... Read more
Very last chance!
One more thing at $54,000 the heavy weapon teams not heavy weapon trooper, it's getting confused sorry. Additional credit to all as well, your last gift, very last we can... Read more
Last update before it's all done.
Hope you all like these previews. Power armored options thus far but also a possible heavy weapon team? Might be worth a look and me working into here for you.... Read more
Power armor hunter preview and Goliath worm revised.
Woot. Philip did a quick example of art over Des drawing just for fun and show what we can do with these. Also Goliath Wyrm revised by Des!!! Nice, sculpting... Read more
Tags update for swarm and queen.
Ok running a huge production here today, 1,000ands of cast figures and molds getting tweaked etc. so not only is the kickstarter ending but I'm doing this on the side... Read more
Alien hunter wip by Ian Mountain.
Woot got a preview a wip but shows you the skill of Ian and I wanted you to get a chance to view his work. He will be doing the... Read more
Power armor alien hunters.
Stretch Goal #14 $50,000: Alien hunters power armored troops. I will get a set of 5 different troopers sculpted in a heavy power armor style for you. Right now art... Read more
One final stretch.
Queen Guard deploy. These are a grub body with torso of a smaller queen torso and very mobile protectors of the queen. The concept art is rough placeholder while Des... Read more
new updates on the tags and also this offer below.
+++++++++ PayPal special A lot of people have expressed an interest in backing this project using PayPal as they do... Read more
Final stretch Carnage hound.
Ok added the last possible stretch at $42,000 we will see. The carnage hound is a rough sketch as I never thought we would get this far so it's rough,... Read more
Goliath wyrm revised #1
I took the time to draw a bit over Des's concept just to bring it a bit more in line with my vision on this one. I hope it makes... Read more
Updated tags and Goliath worm!
Ok last add before we end this as I can't see going beyond this so the biggest and baddest of the baddies the goliath wyrm. He is huge and the... Read more
Alien Hunters alien concept art.
This guy has a floating drone gun which follows him about. I'll have it made so that the gun can be removed for a fantasy type of character, 2 poses... Read more
Tags update and a few possible critters.
Ok, so the tags and page are updated to show the new gifts etc. and I wanted to drop them here so you can see how good these deals are.... Read more
More bases and some art for fun.
Thanks to all of you and sorry if I miss any comments but trying to aim at a few here in general when I say this. The art is something... Read more
Alien Overlord head revision.
Ok some people wanted a more alien head as well so here is a quick moch up from art for now on what I can work into the more alien... Read more
overlord head revised with egg pack sculpt.
Ok, Des is busy trying to get the last few things ready so I took it on myself to draw real quick over the head how I see I'll be... Read more
Several pictures and while the art is excellent I'm sure I'll be gnarling him up more as I go, very, very excited about this guy. I'll do 3 heads and... Read more
Alien Wyrm wip #5 head tweaked again.
Ok so I fixed it better this time. I still need to work on the mandibles but for now the vibe should be darn close to the art work, hope... Read more
Drone art and updated gifts.
Ok so got the art for the drone and very happy. He has the side transport holes to spit out grub from the thorax as well as plates for the... Read more
Swarm Leader option 3?
I'm thinking this might be a possible option. Philip Sibbering drew over Des's sketch as another idea. Des mentioned it might be worth showing off sho I'm posting it. I... Read more
Alien Wyrm wip #4 head fixed starting details.
Hope you like the change putty make it hard to photo but it's waaayyyyy better. I'm happy now to add many more of the little spikes, this is the start.... Read more
Alien Wyrm wip #3, almost there.
Ok so just took lunch and got a lot done today. Little details yet to add but I believe it's looking real nice now and hope all of you are... Read more
Swarm Leader revised!
This is probably my favorite one now. I love it. I'll do this design and a mix of the old head as an optional head choice.
Swarm master with weapon.
Ok so I've got Des adding a bit of the alien wyrm look to the face and I think this guy will be perfect. I can do that when I... Read more
Alien Wyrm wip #2 details begin and swarm master 1.
Thought you all might like to see the detail being picked out. The holes in the chest need a bit more work yet but I was tired after the spine... Read more
Alien Wyrm wip and tag update.
I updated the tags for the current levels per pledge and also have a few wip shots. The wyrm is now bulked up and I begin to detail the ribs... Read more
Dreadnought revised legs.
Quick update for all of you. I'll fix the tags to show the alien wyrm in a couple hours but for now the revised legs of the dreadnought. I know... Read more
Alien Wyrm wip scale shots.
as requested I worked up the early stage of the armature last night so got a shot of it. The creature will get much bulkier as I build but right... Read more
Dreadnought arms #3 and stretch goal updates.
Ok so I moved things around a bit to make the last few goals a bit more tempting unlocking a couple items per goal. The larva swarm will also unlock... Read more
Dreadnought weapon options #2
I can try and get these worked in as well at a higher goal. If I include all these options in the kit, 10 arms total I'll need to raise... Read more
Dreadnought weapon options
These are added in at a higher stretch goal to help me fund getting them made. The arms will add no additional cost to the kit it will still come... Read more
Stealth swarm warrior. The sneak.
I think this guy is a nice change and yet still fits the army very well. The "sneak" as they are called tend to run the flanks crouching and impaling... Read more
Revised Warrior weapons.
Think this might be a bit more to everyone's taste. Des read some comments and took it on himself to rework the weapon a bit. The Stealth warriors should be... Read more
Updated badges for the stretch goals #3
Just to make things a bit easier I'm posting the changes here as well. Thanks again and we are doing very well today. I did not get time to rework... Read more
Egg test base.
Ok so decided these are pretty easy to sculpt so changed one into a egg base and set a couple figures on it for scale as well. I think it's... Read more
Alien Hunter Dreadnought.
I'd like to add this dreadnought into the kickstarter as well for the alien hunters but need to figure out if people would be interested enough. I will probably need... Read more
Alien Base design.
Not sure how many of you would like to see say a set of these in 25mm, 30mm, 40mm, and 50mm? I could do a series but for now thought... Read more
Adult swarm warrior.
I've got the new version of the swarm warrior worked up by Des Hanley. The idea is the heavy bio armor is added to more of the swarm while grafts... Read more
Stretch Goal 2 reached.
I've updated the tags for all of you to see the current stretch goals included in your pledge. I am also going to sculpt a special base for this kickstarter... Read more
The Fiend surfaced.
The fiend is a large grub which has gorged on all manner of flesh, hosts, grubs, some have even taken down alien Wyrm in feeding frenzies. They are massive monstrous... Read more
Defend! Bring in the Alien Hunters.
New pledge items are the alien hunters. They are light armored highly mobile troops. Heavy weapons are common. Below is some concept art for you and they will begin with... Read more
More Base previews.
Brian got a few of the test runs of the bases for me today to preview, the tiles and also a 50mm size round lip. I also have a few... Read more
This is one of my favorites as well and will be a big, big critter, 4-5 inches tall. It is a grub which has fed and fed rather than taking... Read more
Revised Queen, another option.
The Queen has been such a hit Des worked up another head design for me. This is a fantastic alien Queen. Hope we can make it to funding her.
Limited Edition Host
This guy is almost done, little stuff to do but for the most part you see the size etc. and the detail is a bit washed out but looks good... Read more
Boy do I have a treat for you. Des has the queen shots done for me and this was and always has been my favorite of the concepts I came... Read more
Kickstarter only minis
Ok so good morning and thanks to all of you! I have 2 new minis planned (could be more) as kickstarter only miniatures so they will be here and then... Read more
Hunter Flyer preview
Ok, so we got the art yesterday and Des and I both thought the concept looked flat. The picture on top is the first design.
So he sat down and... Read more
Update on rewards
Not anything major to show but I did want to make sure you all knew that the first 200 of you backing this project who select a reward level are... Read more
Hound concept rough sketch and more
1) A few fun things for you all. Des got me the basic drawing of the hound, he is still working on it. Hit nailed it again.
2) I have... Read more
For the most part he is done. I might add some little spines, etc. very small pointy stuff is all. Other wise the sculpt matches the concept art pretty well.... Read more
Grub wip 2
Last update until I finish him off. Next I bake, then green work. Hope you like thus far.
Worm Grub WIP
I wanted to try and avoid some confusion. The old grub shown are old and I want better grub, the best. I also want to offer these for $1 a... Read more
Tutorial Vacuum rubber.
This for you to see the things I'll be including with in the video. I think everyone will enjoy this even if it's not a lot of information. This is... Read more
Bases more examples
I wanted you to see the options of the round lip that are also going to be in this for you. I'm not set in stone and would rather everyone... Read more
Alien Wyrm concept
This gives you an idea how I'm working this system out with Des Hanley. Here is a concept drawing of the Alien Wyrm I did tonight. I send out these... Read more
Current Grub worm
So people are not confused here the current grub worm were sculpted well over a year ago but I am doing a new improved design from the concept work on... Read more