The first release of 2020 consists of four wheels with different styles of bike tyre, intended to fit on Games Workshop’s Space Marine bikes. These are great kits, but I’ve always wanted more bike-appropriate tyres. Choose from slicks, wet-weather, off-road, and spiked.
A couple of new Japanese terrain items will be following shortly but, for now, here’s the latest batch of commissioned pads now available on the store. Still building up stock on these, so please be patient.
I’ve also remastered chequered disc pads, and the scimitar weapons sprue, so these are now smoother and crisper.
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.
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.
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.
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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