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New Things!

First up, I’ve just completed a small restock on Maow Miniatures, and added the following new additions:

Next is something a little new for me. For the first time, I’m selling files for 3D printing. I’ve taken the Star God sculpt and made a bust version. I had to make a few small changes so that he will print without supports on an FDM printer. There are a couple of version of both his… face? and the plinth on which he sits.

I may offer this guy in resin in the future, if there is demand.

Below are some of my test prints of him, at 75% scale. Filaments used are Polyalchemy Elixir Silver, Fillamentum Vertigo Starlight, and Fillamentum Vertigo Galaxy. Printed on my Original Prusa i3 MK3 using the Pretty PLA profile (found here). 0.2mm layers, 3 perimeters, 10% gyroid infill.

Last of all, I made a remix of the 3D Alien Worlds rice bundles to make a terrain piece on a 50mm base, for use in Bushido, with the Rice Bail Barricade special card, upcoming in Risen Sun. This is 3D printed on-demand in light grey PLA.

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Introducing Squad Packs

A selection of designs are now available as squad packs: packs of 4 regular pads and one of the same design with a veteran rim. If, like me, you like to have the veteran pads on your sergeants, these should be a great way to start customising a combat squad. When the time comes to add reinforcements, simply grab the corresponding design.

For now, these are available in 22 designs of standard pads. There’s no real sense in doing the same with large pads just yet – arc have no veteran style, grav styles aren’t usually mixed in a unit, and the art-scale range is too small right now.

I will roll out some more existing standard pad designs where the veteran pad will have to be picked at random (Cogs, Spiked Rows, etc.) soon, and all future designs should be available in this format in addition to regular and veteran sets.

A couple of designs have been renamed to prepare for a future release. Hopefully not too vexing.
If anyone can figure out the theme of that future release, there will be a reward.

Anyway, I hope these packs prove useful!

Ben.

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New Releases Mega-Drop

Wow, no updates since ROBIN! Quite a few new releases to go over, many of which have been available on the site for a while, and some others which debuted at Salute.

First up, some mushrooms for basing your miniatures. These were intended for release alongside GW’s new goblins, but I had some printer problems and then had to prioritise printing a whole bunch of Bushido miniatures. These are proving a little tricky to cast, so you may find the odd bubble or that your sprue doesn’t exactly match the picture. I’m working on improving this but, in the meantime, I’ll do my best to ensure a quality product arrives through your letterbox.

Next up, the chequered disc grav pad gets a non-veteran version, for your flying friends, the wreath design makes it on to the grav pads, but on the right shoulder, and a new style appears featuring the ever-popular chequered disc design.

More ornate-rimmed pads have dropped: wreath, and a triumvirate of skull halo designs. This has led to some renaming of existing designs, to make referring to each of them somewhat easier. Expect to see these designs duplicated in the standard pads, too.

These have been up on the store for a while, but check out the print-on-demand Japanese scenery from 3D Alien Worlds! More to come soon, including their canal walls and farm set.
Great for Test of Honour, Kensei, Torii, Ronin, and, of course, Bushido.

Whilst on the subject of Bushido, here’s a simple set of zones for use in scenarios. Available in many colours, with more on request. Another, more thematic version of this is also on the way.

Finally, the original plastic magnetic movement trays have been updated to a newer design which improves the adhesion of the ferrous discs. It is actually about as simple as this product can get now. So often a design starts out over-complicated and gets distilled down to its simplest form. I still have a bunch of the old ones which I will offer at a discount at shows or when contacted.
These have been joined by MDF versions of the 5x25mm trays. Eventually, the 5x32mm and 5x40mm will show up in MDF too.

OK, OK, one more thing; a little collaboration. Jacek over at Alien Lab Miniatures has done some amazing work using some of MCM’s art-scale pads as a base. He also produces wonderful bases and miniature sculpts. Check it all out at alienlab.store. If you have ideas of things I can do with his stuff, let me know!

Take it easy,
Ben.

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ROBIN Games Expo & Trade Fair

We’re very much looking forward to attending ROBIN on the 17th of February. This will be the first non-Salute expo we’ve been to as a trader, so should be interesting and will directly inform decisions when it comes to other expos/fairs.

Being in Nottingham, it’ll be a great excuse for us to sneak in a cheeky Warhammer World visit!

Should have a few new things. There will be a small discount on most MCM products, and free UK shipping if we don’t have what you want in stock (MCM products only).

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Black Friday

Once again, Master Crafted Miniatures isn’t holding a Black Friday sale. Instead, the proceeds from all 1st-party sales this Friday 23rd will be donated to charity, such as Anthony Nolan or DKMS, fighting against blood cancer and working to improve the lives of those affected.

Give blood. Whilst you’re there, get them to test you for platelet donation, as few of us have high enough platelet counts to do this. Register as a stem cell donor. You may never be called upon but, if you are, you will be saving a life.

So, if you buy anything 1st-party (i.e. non-Eden, -Maow, -Golem) through the MCM store this Friday, you’ll get yourself some stuff for our funny little hobby, and help save lives at the same time. If I have nothing you want, try to donate. But, whatever else you do, register:


Thanks,
Ben.