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Midweek Snippets

Halfway there.
We're halfway to getting back to the weekend. Methinks I'm going to take it easy this weekend. I found out my LGS is going to be absolutely packed with several events running for games I don't really play, so I'll probably just veg at my place. I could use a relaxing couple of days, anyway. Though it does mean I still need to wait to break in my custom Guild Ball mat (more on that tomorrow. Stay tuned). In the meantime, I'm feeling a bit peckish, so how about noshing on some bite-sized gaming stories?

Today on the platter we have: New Options For Really Useful Box Storage System From Sally 4th, Statuesque Starport Able Spacewomen Now Available, New 3mm C-130 Hercules at PicoArmor, New Orc Hand Grenades Available From Kromlech, Impact! Miniatures D3 to D30 Dice Chains on KickStarter now with Cotton Candy dice, 3D Printable Tanks Up On Kickstarter, and Fantasy Stock Art & RPG Minis Up On Kickstarter.

New Options For Really Useful Box Storage System From Sally 4th

Trays and inserts to convert your Really Useful Boxes into really useful figure and games storage. Trays stack on top of each other inside RUB's to increase storage capacity. Inserts for popular figure bases fit inside trays. We've got a range of trays with cut outs so that you can store whole games like Zombicide, Conan, Mansions of Madness etc. in a single box complete with game boards, rule-books, miniatures, cards and tokens.

These conversion kits take a Really Useful Box to the next level of usefulness! They allow multiple layers of figures or other gaming products such as cards, dice, scenery or tokens to be stored safely and securely, each layer also being easy to lift out. This MDF kit is very easy to assemble and only needs some wood glue.
The space inside a tray allows for two inserts to sit snuggly side by side. The idea behind this is that you can have two different inserts per layer.

Statuesque Starport Able Spacewomen Now Available

Statuesque Miniatures is pleased to announce the release of two new figures for the Statuesque Starport range. Today, the Able Spacewomen join their male colleagues in the Starport!

Able Spacewoman 1 is available as a New Release Special Offer for only £4.

Able Spacewoman 2 is available as a New Release Special Offer for only £4.25.

Alternatively, you can get both figures in the Able Spacewomen Special Offer for only £7.75, saving £1 over the regular prices.

Finally, you can get all four Able Space-persons in The Deck Department with a New Release Special Offer price of only £15.50, saving £2.50 over the regular, individual prices!

These offers will run until Sunday the 5th of November, or while stocks last

New 3mm C-130 Hercules at PicoArmor

We are proud to announce our first custom miniature, the venerable C-130 Hercules. This is currently available only at PicoArmor.

We're also offering model specific decals (as shown) and propellers.

New Orc Hand Grenades Available From Kromlech

let's greet new week with new Orc release :)
Orc Hand Grenades
If you prefer you can also use them as hand weapons and if by accident they will blow off, well maybe there will be more carnage to be proud of ;)
This set contains 14 high quality resin Orc Hand Grenades. There are 7 different designs and you get two of each.

Impact! Miniatures D3 to D30 Dice Chains on KickStarter now with Cotton Candy dice

Impact! Miniatures is running a KickStarter allowing them to complete dice chain sets for RPG games to use to design new mechanics. D&D standard Poly 7 sets and DCC 14 dice sets are offered as well.

The project is funded and 3 stretch goals have been reached to unlock extra free dice to backers as well as a true D3 and a new color style of dice called Cotton Candy.

The dice sets are offered in multiple configurations and all are being offered for less than the planned retail price for after all backers have received their rewards. This is Impact! 4th dice KickStarter with all 3 previous being delivered to all backers.

Full sets of all 25 dice being offered are $36 each for opaque colors and $45 each for specialty colors like Glow in the Dark. Project ends on October 26th.

3D Printable Tanks Up On Kickstarter

A new Kickstarter campaign launched by 3D Wargaming brings high-quality tank miniatures to your home 3D printer. Just print the kit, assemble the model, and presto—a perfect T-34, Sherman, or Tiger, no smoothing required.

We tend to think that affordable personal 3D printers lack the resolution to produce anything beyond terrain, but 3D Wargaming has managed to design high-quality tank kits that print well even on low-end printers. The secret? A clever technique called Face Optimization, which makes sure only smoothly printed faces are visible in the final model.

“Face optimization: All 3D printers create objects by stacking layers of materials. This means that faces that are printed horizontally and near-vertically will always have a great finish, even when printed at low resolution on a low-end 3D printer. We simply took advantage of this property of 3D printing by designing our Printable Kits so that, once assembled, the only visible faces are the ones that were printed in those two optimal orientations. That's why our models look so good!”

The method has allowed some truly impressive results, as the pictures on their Kickstarter page show. All the models were printed at 100 microns, without any post-processing at all. And if historical tanks aren’t your thing, they’ve also got an impressive collection of articulated sci-fi models.

The Kickstarter has some exciting stretch goals too, including some more exotic models like the E-100, an experimental Nazi supertank, and the Elephant tank-destroyer.

3D Printable Tanks is live on Kickstarter for the next 30 days.

Fantasy Stock Art & RPG Minis Up On Kickstarter

James Shields loves creating custom stock illustrations.
He's been doing it for years as a way for independent game designers to bridge the difference between stock illustrations and commissioned artwork.

...but what is custom stock art?

For him, it is a crowdfunded collaborative effort to create artwork from submitted ideas.
Every backer gets to submit ideas to be illustrated and they get the benefit of all the additional artwork created.

The result is loads of artwork for the price and reward of a single commissioned illustration.

His latest project will be creating 50 fantasy characters and creatures through Kickstarter.
He will alternate between randomly selecting backer submissions and choosing those that really inspire him.
That will happen only after illustrating ideas from those who chose the guaranteed backer level.

Every stock illustration created through this project comes with a very generous commercial license.
The artwork may be used indefinitely.
It may be cropped, flipped, or colored.
The signature mark must remain in its original orientation.
Products must credit 'Jeshields' for any commercial use.

The only restrictions are the following:
May not be used in products sold primarily for artistic value. (Stock art, tokens, posters, etc)
May not be used in sexually explicit works, nor those that propagate racist or sexist ideas.

In addition to creating for independent game developers, he will be formatting the artwork into printable miniature templates.
These may be used for personal use only, with the exception of business owners who wish to use them to demonstrate games.

If a gamer ever wanted to get their favorite character printed in a published roleplaying product, this would be the perfect opportunity.

This Kickstarter Project will run until midnight on Halloween, but he's releasing additional artwork for earlier support goals. Join early and start making your voice heard.