News Snippets

We’ve got a bunch more news snippets for you.
There’s some new miniatures from a new game company, Corvus Corax Miniatures. We’ve got new WWI terrain tile bases from Amera. Kromlech has some new wallpapers for your computer. Troll Forged shows off the test print for their Dreadnaught (he’s a biggie). All that and more in this new batch.

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Sunday Snippets

Here’s the latest batch of news snippets for your Sunday reading.
There’s a bit of everything. New Skeleton Centaur Cavalry paper minis, a new Inquisitor from Kromlech, a new NOLA house from Finger and Toe, some new fantasy minis from Lone Wolf’s 32mm range, and a whole bunch more to see.
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Troll Forged Miniatures showing off new bases

Troll Forged Miniatures is showing off a bunch of new bases that were created for their Kickstarter campaign. They’ll be available to everyone as soon as fulfillment is completed.


From the preview:

Production Trollcast Bases from our Kickstarter (Assimilation Alien Host).

The Bases will be available in our store once the Kickstarter is fulfilled. However they will not be as cheap as it is in our Kickstarter, so if you would like to ‘buy in’ , we have some backers who are selling their pledge via our Pledge Market.

Troll Forged Miniatures posts preview photos of metal Queen

Troll Forged Miniatures posted some photos of their metal master Queen mini they’ve been working on from their Kickstarter campaign.


From the preview:

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 happy with how the metals go together and it’s so easy to put together.

She is big.

Troll Forged Miniatures show of Alien Hunter Greens

Troll Forged Miniatures posted up another post-Kickstarter update with a look at the greens for the Alien Hunters they’re working on.


From the preview:

These are the Alien Hunter Greens for our Kickstarter, sculpted by Ian Mountain. The are currently winging their way from England, and will soon be mastered and Trollcast.

Troll Forged Miniatures shows mold-making process for Trollcast

Troll Forged Miniatures has been questions about how they make their molds for their Trollcast process. So they’ve posted up a few photos of how it works.


From the post:

Hello all, we’ve had a few requests for shots of the mold making process we use for Trollcast. Ed took a few snaps to share.

Troll Forged Miniatures previews Wyrm production model

Troll Forged Miniatures is showing off the production model for their Wyrm figure from their Kickstarter campaign.


From the post:

We have posted an update on our Kickstarter showing off a production cast of the Wyrm. The material is our new spin-cast plastic: ‘Trollcast’.

For those interesting in buying in to this Kickstarter please visit our Pledge Market.

Troll Forged Miniatures previews LE Grub WIP

Troll Forged Miniatures is showing off the WIP greens for their LE Grub from their Alien Host Kickstarter campaign.


From the preview:

The last of the Grubs, the Kickstarter exclusive Limited Edition Grub. This Grub will not be offered in our store. There is still time to get on board this Kickstarter by visiting our Pledge Market.

Troll Forged Miniatures posts Pledge Market

Troll Forged Miniatures has posted up their Pledge Market for their Assimilated Alien Host line over on their website.


From the release:

Troll Forged Miniatures has opened a Pledge Market to trade ‘Assimilation Alien Host’ Kickstarter pledges. This is to enable backers to sell on their pledge, and is the only way for non-backers to get in on the action.

Backers who sell on their pledge need a refund (life happens) but still want to continue to support the project. This is our solution.

The Kickstarter is now being fulfilled. You can check our Kickstarter updates for the latest news.

Troll Forged Miniatures posts up WIP of second Swarm Adult mini

Troll Forged Miniatures is showing off a WIP of their second Swarm Adult mini that they’re working on.

From the preview:

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 they change. Some get more close combat type weapons while others develop systems to spout acids etc. This guy is just starting to grow his shell. They also grow larger as they begin to transform and become slightly less “soft”. They become more like insects and get tougher hides etc. This guy here is on his way but still in the low adult swarm level. If it survives long it enough it will change even further.

I still have some very minor work I want to do to this guy yet but it’s 99.9% completed. I will be cutting the adult swarm heads and making sockets so you can interchange the 3 different heads as well.

Troll Forged Miniatures Kickstarter bundles available via PayPal

Troll Forged Miniatures is now accepting PayPal orders for their Kickstarter bundles.

From the announcement:

Hi all,

Our Kickstarter has been fantastically successful. Now Ed, Brain, and I are working on delivering into reality all those wonderful concepts drawn up by Des Hanley, and sorting out surveys etc. Things are a little hectic at the moment (Ed’s finishing up some more Red Box miniatures, with even more are on schedule for other companies!).

Unfortunately a lot of people couldn’t pledge on Kickstarter for a variety of reasons, and have expressed interest in supporting (and getting there hands on all that loot!).

After a bit of discussion in the comments on Kickstarter, and gathering feedback, Ed thought there was enough interest for me to pursue some PayPal option outside of Kickstarter using our store cart.

So I created the Kickstarter PayPal page!

Double checked by our super helpful Pledgers (thanks again!) – it all seems to be there. So grab yourself some insane bargains : the Queen level pledge is the cream of the crop (that went crazy when we hit the higher stretch goals, but Swarm and Host are still fantastic value (indeed the Host Pledge was number one until Stretch goal, um, #8? – it’s still a bit of a blur!)

Final Hours of Assimilated Alien Host on Kickstarter

Troll Forged Miniatures is in their last hours up on Kickstarter for their Assimilated Alien Host.

From the latest update:

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 more sense now as to what I’m thinking, should be pure excellence. 😉 I hope we make it as I’d love to sculpt it.

Troll Forged Miniatures makes it through stretch goal #6.

Troll Forged Miniatures continues their rise through the stretch goal numbers, breaking through #6.

From the campaign:

Troll Forged Miniatures keeps swinging for the fence. While others are losing steam or have ground to a halt TFM keeps going up. More art to come soon as well as rough-up for pre-made bases. Their Kickstarter ends on Nov 14, 5:55pm CST

Troll Forged Miniatures Kickstarter hits goal #5

Troll Forged Miniatures keeps rolling through the stretch goals, making it through #5.

From the update:

Our Assimilation Alien Host Kickstarter has hit $24,000! Unlocking the massive Alien Fiend.

The Fiend can be added to pledges for $20. This monster is even more alien than the rest a pure prehistoric beast. Some grubs grow beyond that of the wyrm and become fiends. 5-6 inches tall.

Host pledge level will get a free Queen and 3 more Swarm Adults. Swarm pledge level will get a free Alien Wyrm and 5 more grub. While Queen pledge level will get a free fiend and 2 more flyers.

Also at this stage the Host pledge level have the option to replace all their plain slotta bases with decorative bases for $25, Swarm pledge level can do the same for $30, and Queen pledge level for $35. That will be a ton of extra bases cheaper than the base pledges.

Troll Forged Miniatures Kickstarter hits goal #4, adds new art

Troll Forged Miniatures keeps rowing the boat over on their Kickstarter, passing by Stretch Goal #4.

From the update:

The monstrous Alien Wyrm has been unleashed! Along with the Wyrm, the fourth stretch goal unlocks a new add-on: the dreadnought.

The Wyrm can be added to any pledge level for $20 (if you have already pledged you can click ‘manage my pledge’ to add the extra). The Wyrm is 4-5? tall in the table top.

Price reductions: The host miniature, as an add-on to your pledge, is now $1, while the swarm adult is now $2 per miniature!

Free stuff: Premium pledge levels receive more free miniatures: The Host level ($50+): will receive a free Sky Hunter, The Swarm level ($110+): will receive a free Queen, and The Queen level ($220+): will receive a free Wyrm.

Please note that these new unlocked free miniatures stack with the previous unlocks, and are in addition to the free miniatures for the Hound, Sky Hunter, and Queen stretch goals.

Alien Hunters Dreadnought: With the addition of 2 large alien the hunters are going to need some extra firepower as well as armor. Pick up a dreadnought for $25 (add extra using ‘manage my pledge’ button on Kickstarter). The Dreadnought will be mounted on a 50mm base, and comes with 2 close-combat weapons. When we reach stretch goal #4 it will unlock ranged weapons.

Troll Forged Miniatures Kickstarter hits goal #3, adds new art

Troll Forged Miniatures has made it through another stretch goal over on Kickstarter.

From the update:

The third stretch goal was knocked down this weekend, unlocking the Alien Queen. This beast will be a large sculpt 54mm tall, and around 80mm long.

The Alien Queen can be added to all pledge levels for $15. In addition there is a price drop for add-ons; all pledge levels can add a Hound at $3 and a Sky Hunter at $6, and the worm grub down to a mere $1! (yes that is correct!). Everyone who has pledged so far may wish to manage their pledge!

Premium pledge levels receive more free miniatures. The Host level ($50+): an additional 3 hosts. The Swarm level ($110+): will get the bonus of a free flyer, 1 hound and 3 more swarm adults. The Queen level ($220+): will get a free queen and 3 more swarm adults

Please note that these new unlocked free miniatures stack with the previous unlocks, and are in addition to the free miniatures for the Hound and Sky Hunter stretch goals.

This goal also unlocks 3 more variations of the Alien Hunters, for a total of 6 total trooper variations. These figures will be sculpted by another artist so thus the extra funding to reach our goal.

Troll Forged Miniatures updates Kickstarter project

Troll Forged Miniatures has yet more updates for their Assimilated Alien Host Kickstarter project with a look at some more greens.

From the update:

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 a fun base for a hero alien and I’ll work toward doing more bases later but for now get you the terrain bit of an egg freestanding. The metal figure is a space pirate in our TFM store I used for scale, 28mm. Let me know how you like the styles here and this might just become a free base gift for a leader later in the kickstarter.

Assimilation Alien Host hits $12k stretch goals, adds Alien Hunter update

Troll Forged Miniatures has made it past the $12k mark over on Kickstarter, adding more alien goodness to the campaign. They’ve also posted up concept art for their Alien Hunters.

From the update:

New concept art for the alien hunters have bee added to Ed Fortae’s Kickstarter. $50 pledge level becoming the sweet spot for the $33k stretch goal.

Troll Forged Miniatures updates their Assimilation Alien Host Kickstarter get funding and adds new stretch goal art and greens

Troll Forged Miniatures, like the headline says, has updated their Kickstarter campaign with new stretch goals and art due to them reaching their goal (Yay!).

From the update:

Troll Forged Miniatures Kickstarter (Assimilation Alien Host) has been funded. Ed has added new art for stretch goals (Sky Hunter, Queen, Queen 2), and the limited edition grub (only available to pledges), along with new greens for the 28mm scale Host.

Troll Forged Miniatures updates their Assimilation Alien Host Kickstarter with new art and greens

Troll Forged Miniatures put up some new concept art and new greens photos on their Kickstarter page for their Assimilation Alien Host project.

From the update:

Ed has finished one of the grubs, and Des Hanley has finished the concept drawing for the Alien Hound.

Troll Forged Miniatures ‘Assimilation Alien Host’ Kickstarter Update

Troll Forged Miniatures keeps rolling along over on Kickstarter for their Assimilated Alien Host line of models. They’ve got some WIP pictures up of what they’ve been working on.

From the update:

We are over halfway to reach our goal. A big thank you to everyone who has pledged so far. After feedback from backers Ed has added some updates;

Update 1: Garage kit details
Update 2: Current grub worm
Update 3: Alien Wyrm concept
Update 4: Bases more examples
Update 5: Tutorial Vacuum rubber (part of the tutorial vids on mold making)

Trollcast posts up a video showing the toughness of their product

Trollcast, for those that haven’t seen the other updates, is the new product by Troll Forged Miniatures where they’re spin-moulding their plastic parts. There’s been some talk about it. Well, here’s a video they made to show off some of its properties.

From the video:

Ed has made a YouTube video showing off the toughness of Trollcast, and the force needed to break it. You’ll also catch some sneak peaks of future releases, the bugs from defiance games, and the ‘Sasha’ charity figure from Frothers

Troll Forged Minis releases Alien Brains

Troll Forged Miniatures releases the second of their “Trollcast” box sets with their new Alien Brains.

From them to you:

TFM are pleased to announce the release of our first Trollcast Sci-Fi Box Set: Bock’s Alien Brains!

There are 6 Trollcast Alien Brains in this box set, which works out at half the price of our metal and resin variants per brain. In the box you’ll get 6 x random Brains, 6 x 40mm bases with flying stands. For those who want to choose specific brains there is an option to do this. Head over to the store for more info on this amazing deal.

Troll Forged Miniatures releases plastic Armored Goblins

Troll Forged Miniatures had that update about their entirely new casting technique the other day. Here’s the fruits of that labor. Behold their armored goblins.

From the release:

Troll Forged Miniatures is pleased to announce the release of its first Fantasy Box Set of Trollcast miniatures: Andrew May’s Goblins.

Troll Forged Miniatures creates new casting method

Troll Forged Miniatures has created a new way to spin-mold plastics and as such, will have their sets ready to sell very soon.

TFM has cracked the enigma of plastic spin casting, to create ‘Trollcast’, and now it’s ready for prime time. As a result the first box sets will be coming to the TFM store very soon. The box sets will be based of select miniatures already in the store, and offered at a very reasonable price.

Troll Forged announce Trollcast plastic figures

Trollcast plasticTroll Forged Miniatures will soon be selling their first plastic figures.

From their announcement:

Ed has put the finishing touches to ‘Trollcast’ a new spin castable plastic – a hard (80D) custom mix containing high impact polystyrene. It is much harder, and tougher, than resin. Heat resistant up to 200F, and can handle prolonged exposure at 150F (so our Australian friends should not have any problems during the summer). It can be super-glued together, and takes standard miniature paints.

Troll Forged release Bloated Demon

Bloated DemonTroll Forged Miniatures have released a 28mm Bloated Demon figure.

From their announcement:

Troll Forged Miniatures is pleased to announce the release of Mati’s Bloated Demon. Standing an impressive 4″ tall on the table top, this kit comes with a choice of two right hands: a massive cleaver-sword for butchering scores of armoured foes, and the pointing finger (of doom!). Cast in resin.