Before sticking those kits in your closet for a rainy day, please read this.
Most if not all of you have received your stage 3 KS shipments.
I know many of you will stick them in the closet for a rainy day,... Read more
More updated instructions
I received a box of retail/KS release yesterday and have been going through them for instruction errors.
Here is a link to the latest instructions for the APC, there are... Read more
Sooooooo what’s next?
First to current issues and events:
We are almost out of the woods with this Kickstarter, we have some instruction errors, part# errors and some other problems to rectify. Let’s... Read more
(Instruction Revision) Valkir Assault Troopers
If I bang my head on my keyboard and you are not around to hear it, does it make a sound?
There were some part numbering errors located on the Valkir Assault Trooper... Read more
I am very pleased to announce that all of the stage 3 items have gone out.
I would like to start with a very sincere thank you to all of you.
No doubt this has been a lengthy and frustrating journey, far longer than anyone could... Read more
-(Please read)- Stage three will begin shipping shortly.
There is a container that has cleared customs here in the US and is on its way to Wargames Factory.
This container has all the 15mm Weapons and the 15mm... Read more
One kit in milling, the rest are in finalization and ready for production runs.
I have the T1 for the Odin/Loki (APC upgrade kits), the Thor (Stuka Zu Fuss) and the female Stromtroopers (Panzerjagers). The Command Squad is in tooling and we are just... Read more
Here is a shot of the seated APC crew, I was hoping to have some pretty pictures of the Thor for you but it did not make it here in... Read more
We made some great progress, final file approval and mold split has been completed for all kits but the command squad. Off to layout and machining for the two APC... Read more
Valkir Heavy Troopers
Here we have the core Valkir box set. Twenty heavy troopers with loads of options for assembly.
I chose to render the box art with the rear skirt only option... Read more
Valkir 20 man have cleared T1
Just a quick update:
The Valkir 20 man box set (Core Troopers) have cleared T1 and samples have been dispatched to me for test assembly.
Change to the Valkir 20 man box set status level.
In my rush to post the update I inadvertently posted the Valkir 20 man set as through the T1 stage… part of it is but there are two sprues that... Read more
Valkir Support Troopers and estimated delivery for stage 3
I have some shots of the assembled Support Troopers to share and a delivery estimator that may help resolve questions of where we are with each kit. As we complete... Read more
Full Squad of Valkir Assault Troopers
Today I had an opportunity to assemble a five man Valkir Assault Squad. My apologies for the out of focus guns on a few images but my camera skills are... Read more
Assembled Valkir Assault Trooper
In the last update I showed you shots of the sprues that China kindly provided me.
This afternoon I received A few copies of the T1 shots and dove right... Read more
Valkir Assault and Support Trooper Sprue Shots
I am very happy to show you some previews of the Heavy Trooper ‘Valkir Assault’ and ‘Valkir Support’ sprues. These are T1, so there will be some cleanup and adjustments... Read more
Revised Female Stormtroopers!
Don’t worry, I was just having a little fun with you and the industry…
On a more serious note; it looks like 72%, the overwhelming majority prefer the full size... Read more
Female Stormtrooper feedback needed!
Last chance for feedback and to have a say in the KS stage 3 female Stormtroopers.
I have seen some chatter that some do not care about compatibility and... Read more
Heavy Support troopers, Black Widows and more!
My apologies. It has been a while since my last update, I try not to let this much time pass between updates when possible.
I was targeting completion of the... Read more
A very exciting update!
Today I have the great pleasure of sharing with all of you the Keilerkopf Eisenkern APC. This kit is the first DreamForge product to take physical form without ever having... Read more
Eisenkern APC Zeus and Loki
Here we have the Eisenkern APC variant Zeus and Loki.
Zeus the god of thunder is a fitting name for the APC equipped with a large caliber siege gun.
The... Read more
Just wanted to check in with all of you.
I do not have any pretty pictures this time but it has been a while since I last posted an update.
Sooooo, where are we?
The 15mm Weapon arms are... Read more
Preview of the Eisenkern Valkir
When we last saw the Valkir, they were nothing more than a base concept. I knew I wanted power armor troops for the Eisenkern faction that represented the mid-point of... Read more
Rubber APC Wheels or Not?
I saw a couple of folks that did not like the thought of having rubber wheels so I thought I would ask for a survey to see where we land.... Read more
A glimpse into the process and a feedback request.
Most if not all 15mm scale weapons for the 15mm scale Leviathans are in T1 or are about to move to T1.
T1 is the term used for first test... Read more
Stuka Zu Fuss Preview
The Stuka Zu Fuss, nicknamed the walking stuka or bellowing cow makes an unmistakable sound when fired
Primarily an anti-infantry or anti structure weapon. It can fire six extremely large... Read more
Looking Towards the Next Phase: Iron Core Game Development
I still have some files to deliver to WGF, the box art and instructions will all need to be completed shortly after China is through working their magic but the... Read more
2013 What a Year!
Bleary eyed and I hope just a little wiser I woke to the first full day of 2014. I laid there for a while, thinking back, reflecting on all that... Read more
Eisenkern Assault Troopers
As China works away on stage 3 Kickstarter completion, I will try and get teaser shots out for the items that will be delivered for the Kickstarter backers and eventually... Read more
You have mail! (missing part requests for stage 2 items)
Anyone who received a stage 2 shipment with missing armor, capacitor cooler or sword for the 15mm kits should be getting an email from Wargames Factory with a link and... Read more
Assault Trooper test print
Here are some shots of an Assault Trooper, warts and all. I did not spend much time cleaning up the print because it was not going to be used as... Read more
Some WIP shots from stage 3
WFG China sent over some pics (T1 shots) of some molds for the Stage 3 items.
T1 means that these are the first test shots to roll off the press,... Read more
Shipping the missing left arm armor and the parts for the 15mm Crusader
I spoke with WGF yesterday and they have completed the run of the Capacitor Cooler and Excalibur for the 15mm Leviathan Crusader stretch goals. They are running the left arm... Read more
Just a reminder...
If you have damaged or missing items please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of the issue or error.
I am happy to respond to any and all inquiries or comments... Read more
Finalizing Stage 2
The bulk of stage 2 is out the door. The only item remaining is the capacitor cooler and Excalibur sword for the 15mm Crusader.
These did not clear T1 (test... Read more
Not KS related but I could use some feedback.
Help me choose what base style to make
I have been working on a set of bases and base toppers that fit inside the base.
These bases will have a... Read more
FAUX NEWS UPDATE…
Earth Defense Forces overwhelmed by new class of Leviathan and heavy weapons systems.
(pic was supposed to be here but Kickstarter is borked)
Stage two is shipping!
Most customers... Read more
Just a heads up…
I will be moving this weekend and out of contact for a few days. In that time WGF may be sending you an email asking you to confirm your address,... Read more
WOOT- Stage 2 has started shipping!
I know that many of you have been patiently waiting for news on stage 2, I just got off a Skype call with China and I am pleased to announce that... Read more
Final prep for stage 2
This is more a heads up than an update, if you live in the Pacific Rim, Australia, Asia, Russia, etc. you should have received an email from WGF asking you... Read more
Update and some shots of the Weapon Arms
I just wanted to check in with all of you to let you know where we are. When last I posted an update we projected that the arms would be... Read more
A bit of a tease...
Unfortunately I did not make it to Gencon this year, real life issues of hunting for a new residence intruded on my fun.
Wargames factory will be previewing the 15mm... Read more
PLEASE READ! (IMPORTANT UPDATES).
PLEASE UPDATE YOUR ADDRESS: (EVEN IF YOU CHOSE SHIP WHEN COMPLETE)
We are closing in on shipping stage 2. If you have an address correction this is your final notice... Read more
Mortis takes to the sea
The Leviathan Mortis and 15mm Crusader started their month long sea trip today, fingers crossed they sail through US customs and Arrive in Utah somewhere around the August 20th.
The... Read more
Mortis and 15mm Crusader ending production run
The Moris has completed its production run, the 15mm Crusader is in the final stage of its production run, these will be loaded on a container heading to the US... Read more
Stage 2 Milestone
I am happy and quite relieved to announce stage 2 has met a major milestone. I do not have an exact date yet but we are on the last steps... Read more
A look at the Eisenkern APC
I thought I would pass along some shots of the Eisenkern APC. When last you saw the design it was pretty much a roughed in hull, the final version received... Read more
The Leviathan Mortis is now in production!
The Leviathan Mortis is now production ready! This was actually the first of the new generation of Leviathan I designed... I still have a soft spot for the Mortis.
Unlike... Read more
Wave 2, where are we at?
It has been a loooong time since the last update. We are not quite at the point that they have given me box dimensions for box art but I know... Read more
Revised Leviathan Crusader Instructions
You may download a revised PDF copy here:
All changes have been made in bold red type and noted with a red circle. Without the CAD files I was... Read more
Some thought and notes on my first Leviathan Crusader build
This may be worth a read, I tried to give a few tips from my experience working on this kit.
IMPORTANT Crusader Instructions error
I have been spending some time building out a Crusader and there are a few small oversights and one error in the printed instructions that will cause some frustration.
Most... Read more
The Eisenkern Rifle Squad and Eisenkern Stormtroopers did not have the updated instructions at the time of shipping.
I have been told that there is an error on the Leviathan... Read more
Having issues with your order?
Thankfully there have been very few issues, but as you receive your deliveries we may see a few more pop up. I had one customer that needed a replacement sprue,... Read more
Stage one shipping has come to a close!
Paul at WGF just informed me that all orders for stage one have been sent. All orders shipping models in stage one for all countries has been completed.
Tracking numbers... Read more
Notes to self:
I still have not built out a complete Leviathan... sigh….On what I have built I have a few critical notes to self of some of the items. Nothing earth shattering... Read more
Shipping to Australia and the Pacific Rim
Your packages shipped from China to Hong Kong on the 30th. They left Hong Kong bound for the Pacific Rim countries yesterday. Paul from WGF will be sending the tracking... Read more
And now a word from our sponsor....
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ETA of container at WGF Utah
I just wanted to keep all of you in the loop…
The container cleared customs fairly quickly and made its trip to Utah. It has been sitting at a shipping... Read more
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... Read more
Happy New Year’s everyone!
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... Read more
Unboxing of the beast
This is a HUGE kit, the box is 12"X10"X10"!
You can see by the use of stacking trays, foam and a vacuum formed insert, we have taken great care to... Read more
We have a ship date!
The container will be arriving next week at WGF China to be loaded it will leave China on the 27th and start its sea voyage on the 29th. It will... Read more
Some clearer shots of the plastic
I am waiting for Wai Kee to pop his head up on Skype so I can find out if we have a firm date set.
While we wait, here are... Read more
Going to be a busy week for updates.
I had hoped to get a firm shipping date today but we need to wait one more day. WGF China is in last minute talks with one more shipping company... Read more
Heavy troopers WIP.
As you may recall I was trying to work out how to make the skirting removable, so that you can choose whether or not you would like to have your... Read more
Revised sprue contents of the accessory pack
As you may remember, we discussed using the tem man rifle squad sprues with the addition of a half sprue of the other weapons to complete out the 20 man... Read more
A small update with some scale comparisons.
I apologize for the quality of the lighting and the fish eye nature of the shots but it should give you a fairly good idea.
Disclaimer: The miniatures from... Read more
Delays in stage 1 shipping dates.
This is not a message I anticipated writing or one that I take lightly. I know all of you (myself included) were excited about the prospect of little boxes of... Read more
Guess what landed on my doorstep
Here is a look at some of the sprues and an assembled trooper. It’s a bit dark out so I needed to use my desk magnifier lamp to get some... Read more
Stormtrooper 20 man half sprue and Shadokesh sneak peak.
Here we have the half sprue of weapons that is added to the twenty man set and a sneak peak at the Feral Shadokesh and Handler.
More sprue shots
Here we have some sprue shots of some of the leg components, some Vulkan and sword components and the ten man squad sprue.
The shot of the assembled legs does... Read more
ATTENTION ALL BACKERS-LAST CALL!!!
We still have 70 backers of the Kickstarter that have not completed the pledge manager. We are at the point that the manufacturer needs the total from all of the... Read more
Current production status.
As we close in on the end of the month many of you may be wondering where we are in the process and if we will meet our expected shipping... Read more
Final days for the pledge manager.
When last I checked on Friday, we still had roughly 140 backers that had not completed the pledge manager. If you are unsure if your pledge has been completed, you... Read more
Sprue layout and change to 20 man Stormtrooper set
I wanted to get your feedback and approval on a change to the 20 man Stormtroopers set.
What I am proposing is adding more rifle arms to the 20 man... Read more
We are opening up the pledge manager to new customers.
For customers that missed the Kickstarter or were unable to pledges due to the credit card restrictions of Amazon Payments, we are opening up the pledge manager to accept new... Read more
Ten day warning
The pledge manager will be taken off line November 1st, we have about 200 backers that have not completed the pledge manager. You will need to complete your pledge manager... Read more
The beta test is over, we are now going live with the pledge manager!
Over the next few days we will be staggering emails to all backers with your link and password for the pledge manager. The emails will be sent out in the order... Read more
We have started beta testing the pledge manager.
Those who volunteered to be our guinea pigs have been sent emails with a log on and link to start using the pledge manager. Once the beta testers have had... Read more
Notes about the pledge manager.
They are still working on the pledge manager. It looks like the vast majority will be processed through their credit card gateway for those who would like to... Read more
A little tease
Here are a couple of screen grabs from a Skype conversation today. The picture quality is moderate but should give you an idea of the details they were able to... Read more
The Survey is on the way!
Yesterday was a day of prepping files, making punch lists and phone calls :)
I don’t have a specific day that the survey will go out but we are looking... Read more
Thank you everyone!
Thank you for a very successful Kickstarter! Just look at everything you have helped to make a reality, It truly is amazing when you think about it.
So what... Read more
New 200k stretch goal! -Ada- needs a squad!
A special 10 woman squad of elite tank hunters. Equipped with satchel charges and Anti-tank rifles, this fearless unit goes where angels fear to tread.
$185k down in record time! Zeus APC upgrade is now plastic!
Looks like many of you will have a new beast parked in your garage :)
Just a reminder, please read.
As we close out this project and see a large influx of new backers, it becomes important for me to summarize some items in previous updates. I apologize if this... Read more
Twelve hour count down!
So far today we 55 new backers and we are well on track to making the Zeus APC upgrade a reality.
Before this Kickstarter closes, I wanted... Read more
This little lady is going home with you...
$165k down….I am happy to offer you this gift to show my appreciation for all your support and all you have made possible.
An unplanned stretch goal "Ada" I wanted to add this as a way to say thank you!
$155k GONE! Stuka Zu Fuss (APC upgrade) now available
Great Job! Now you can add some teeth to the APC’s offensive capability.
I have seen a few comments and suggestions about the design, some felt it looked a little... Read more
$145k down…. Great job all!
Your APC’s will now include a set of ten seated Stormtroopers! aka. angry little seat warmers :)
(IMPORTANT) Last few days of the Kickstarter!
This Kickstarter has grown into a fairly complicated beast… you have my apologies.
As time went on we had many customer requests to add specific items. If it was within... Read more
WOOT! 140k down! Congratulations are in order.
This is a great day; the Eisenkern faction gets a nice piece of equipment for the ground pounders. No more hoofing it for the Stormtroopers…
On our way to $145k... Read more
The Eisenkern APC is now available as a $140k stretch goal!
APC size: 2.25" high 3.25" wide and 7.25" long
This APC... Read more
Iron Core game development group and PDF rules.
We have added so many items and so many new pledge possibilities, that it is necessary to revisits how the following items will be given to our backers.
The offer... Read more
New pledge box added
- CATCH ALL PLEDGE -
Pledging for multiple items?
Not sure where to drop your pledge?
Drop it here, when the Kickstarter ends we will send out a survey to... Read more
Tooling for the Leviathan Legs!
There has been a lot of re-engineering of these components from the resin model you have seen. The only thing left to add is the numbers on the sprues, they... Read more
Shocking news! The world continues to spin and change while I sleep :- P
Last night we broke $115k and opened up the Heavy Support Troopers!
This would be the time to go and spread the news on the gaming blogs and forums! Keep that momentum going!!!!
$105K Down… $110k Gone…. Wow! Great job all!
If you blink you’re going to miss something ;)
Stormtrooper Command Squad
Valkir Heavy Troopers
15mm Scale Mortis
All weapons for the 15mm scale Leviathans….
Next up:... Read more
$100k stretch goal reached!
Free left hand Vulkan Cannons for all 28mm Leviathan backers! Both Mortis and Crusader!
Domestic & International cost and date calculator
Now an online version! No more downloading to your desktop… Yay!
Both domestic and international backers should take a moment to input what they are backing and double check the... Read more
Shipping dates and mix and match of Crusader and Mortis 28mm kits
Please be aware, that you can mix and match but the Mortis and Crusader have different shipping dates, as the manufacturer will not have the Mortis done for the November... Read more
The Mortis joins its brother as a plastic model kit!
Note on Kickstarter project:
You can pledge for one or more Mortis or you can mix and match between the Mortis and Crusader and retain multi-unit pricing. When the project... Read more
This is not your grandfathers Hanomag
This model is still a work in progress, the overall form is complete but there are a quite a few roughed in shapes and quite a bit... Read more
Front page changes are complete
I folded the 15mm Mortis and all 15mm scale weapons into the $110k stretch goal.
Shadokesh Feral and Handler may now be added (to a maximum of 5 per... Read more
Revising the front page.
The front page was becoming a scroll fest. Hopefully this makes it easier and not harder ;)
I have begun consolidating items by group, the only true change to the... Read more
Test shots of Crusader hydraulics
Here are some test shots of some of the Leviathan components. The final molds will have the part numbers milled into the mold so that they appear on the sprue.... Read more
Mortis and Crusader, can we mix and match?
When the Mortis gets unlocked, you can use group pricing (2 or more Leviathan kits pledged) and mix and match... Read more
$75k, come and gone!
The very Schexxxy HEL Cannon, now to grace gaming tables all over the world!
Half-way point reached! WOOT! What s next?
Next week, we will put up an on line order calculator for you to plug your orders into. This information will be tied to the same email address you are... Read more
History had been made! 15mm sci-fi kit for tabletop gaming.
This is not the same 15mm scale kit we made in resin, the resin kits were 5.5” tall and fixed pose. These will be 4.5” tall (a true... Read more
The world’s first 15mm - 1/100 scale, Injected plastic, science fiction model kit for tabletop gaming!
Available at $70K Stretch goal!
$44 $79 $105 pledge levels!
This kit has all... Read more
Nothing says loving like a well-tuned plasma gun :)
One more stretch goal down, and the Nova Cannon will now be a plastic kit!
Beowulf and Grendel are now unlocked!
You now have access to a mega metal smack down.
With this kit you can build one of two variants; the massive Beowulf artillery gun or the powerful Grendel siege... Read more
On to a much more enjoyable update… $60k? GONE!
Free Excalibur for all Crusader backers!
We are now dipping our toes into the new weapon swaps ;) I am excited!
Last visit to International shipping.... I hope.
Gift items and free items are no longer counted in the shipping totals! It did not seem fair to charge you for these.
I lowered the per box price to... Read more
Shipping again? Are you kidding me?
I am sooo sorry to have to keep coming back to this. I hate the fact we don’t have a shopping cart!
So, here is what I hope is the... Read more
Updated International Shipping
Ignore the shipping costs in the pledge boxes. We are using a flat fee plus a per box price, for each staged delivery... 1-3.
The international shipping has already been... Read more
New weapon swaps!
Weapon Swaps for the Leviathan Crusader and Mortis
These are Kickstarter exclusives and not likely to be released until the variant that uses these weapons are made into complete model... Read more
Revised shipping options and Staged delivery
In order to offer all the new stretch goals it became quite apparent that we would need to focus on implementing a staged delivery and tighten up our shipping costs.... Read more
$50k stretch goal is ready to roll! I set them up and you knock them down…. Now that is teamwork!
A big thank you to all my supporters! I can’t wait to see some of these painted up.
Something miraculous happened.
In update number 11, I asked my backers for their opinion on adding another troop option to the mix; the heavy troopers.
Many thought they were great and would love... Read more
Stretch goal smashed! Stormtrooper accessory pack now available!
This item is offered as a free thank you to all supporters who backed a twenty man Stormtrooper box set! For every twenty man box set you pledge, you will... Read more
$40k Stretch Goal Acheived!
A big congrats to all of you! Everyone who is now pledged or will pledge for a Leviathan will have some free bling!
At $40,000, all contributors who funded a... Read more
All backers at the $20.00 level or above will receive an exclusive 28mm figure of a Feral Shadokesh and Handler, figure set.
The Shadokesh are the mortal enemies of the... Read more
I have some exciting news!
The rewards and where they appear in the project are planned so that as we reach each new funding goal, I can get to work on the next item and... Read more
Tooling for plastic!
I was just on a call with Wargames Factory and the manufacturer. I have given the go ahead to start the tooling process! This represents a huge milestone for me... Read more
This may help
With so much information pasted all over this page, I thought it might be helpful to summarize the FAQ.
You want to pledge for multiple rewards? Leviathans and infantry,... Read more
Funded and ready to tear it up!
Thanks to all of you, the Leviathan Crusader and the 10 and 20 man Stormtroopers will now be a reality!
At 10:24pm pst. we gave birth to a bunch of... Read more
Help get the word out
Here are the codes most sites will accept it will create the Leviathan widget. Use it in your sig, on your blog or anywhere you think would help spread the... Read more
International shipping and multiple pledges:
The international shipping has already been discounted from its true cost (we removed roughly the cost to ship within the USA, so you are getting the same value as the... Read more
How to pledge for multiple rewards:
To pledge for multiple rewards, simply add the totals together for all rewards you would like to participate in, increase your pledge to cover all rewards you wish to back.... Read more