Crazy Moldmaking In Progress at Defiance Games!

Defiance Games LLC shows insight to their mold making process for their products:

USMC Mold Engineering

From their announcement:

Defiance Games has pulled the trigger on tooling – after spending a bit of time creating a new digital workflow for mold design – and now the plastic is in sight! Our manufacturing center is right down the road from us in Massachusetts – so once the tooling wraps up the release will be right on its heels.

Our first set for the Alien War range will be USMC (circa 2259). 24 figures/box with a suggested retail price of $29.95. These will include 25mm round plastic bases as well.

Visit our site to see more of the plans for our full SF line in 28mm (1/56 scale) hard plastic (1/56 means a human is 32-33mm tall with “normal” proportions)

The German Panzergrenadiers are off to tooling next followed by our first alien race – “Hudson’s Bugs”. We’ll turn our attention to a couple Edge Sets after these before coming back and fleshing out the USMC and Germans (Core Forces in Alien War)

Howard Whitehouse is also hard at work putting the finishing touches on Combat: Alien War – our rules set which will be available FREE from our website and later in printed form.

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  • Cherno

    “Hudson’s Bugs”.. Heh πŸ™‚

  • I’m interested.

  • I’m also interested in seeing the finished plastics.

  • lordofexcess

    I cant find a single piece of even concept art … I support the mom and pop side of the industry whenever I can but guys … we mini fanboys want to see what the minis will look like. I could care less about rules or your business plan … and as for fluff … any gamer can come up with interesting backstory especially for Sci-Fi/Post Apoc (good god as if that hasn’t been done to death) … all that is of zero interest. Good miniatures at reasonable prices first … then solid rules … = I will buy ALOT of your product πŸ™‚

  • Hi lordofexcess – you should check out our website for some painted versions of the Marines. The reason there isn’t a lot of imagery is because – well – they haven’t been produced yet.

    The news item is about going into mold-making. Once we do that – we’ll show off the finished plastic.

    The molding process costs about $60K per frame and final box set – we have seven box sets in process right now. We have an AWESOME mom-and-pop business going!


  • lordofexcess

    Thanks πŸ™‚ I’m rooting for you guys honestly … eagerly awaiting to see what the minis look like πŸ™‚

  • Thanks lordofexcess – here’s a link to a pic of a painted Marine from a few angles. We’ll have more painted up once the final test shots come in:

  • parrot1500

    I don’t mean to be a jerk but please stop posting and get crackin’ on production! Also you owe me a new keyboard for all the drooling I’m doing.