Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Grave Yard Set

Added more graves to the grave yard set.  Have not painted the set yet.
Old Set.

Set with more graves.
This post was for the Farm Set Kickstarter, link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1368936178/wargame-terrain-for-table-top-games-farm-set/posts/278766


Thursday, July 26, 2012

After the Farm Battle!

Farm Set Kickstarter Update:

Front of barn and house.
 I added battle damage to the Farm House, Barn and Bridge.

The only "bad" thing about this set is I did not paint the back of the doors which can be seen in the pictures.  I tried to choose pictures where this over sight is not too obvious.  I also painted the interior all black, so it is hard to see some of the damage.  Extra glue may be needed on the barn roof due to the missing/damaged roof pieces to keep it together.

Notes on this design: Paint the inside of the farm house roof before gluing together, it is way easier!  Do not bother spending a lot of time getting the loft of the barn's wood "just right" if you will end up painting it black in the end.  I also installed the loft backwards when I painted it, the access hole is over the double doors (front left) and was suppose to be in the back right corner.  Not a big deal, but something to look out for.  I could rotate the loft but then my burnt paint lines would not match.
I had fun putting the doors together and painting them.  I was trying to make it look like a small bomb went off in the barn, just barely blowing the doors open.

I did not detail both sides of the bridge in the picture but will for the final product.
Improvements to the barn: I removed the extra attachment holes that were not used in the previous design of the barn.  The roof now is held on by four plugs instead of 8 to make it easier to line up and assemble.
Back of barn and house.

Kickstarter update link:  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1368936178/wargame-terrain-for-table-top-games-farm-set/posts/275735


BUY IT NOW!

Deluxe Set + Damaged Basic Set: Unfinished two level farmhouse, barn, outhouse, fence, three small bridges, one medium bridge, one large bridge, windmill, greenhouse, trees. Plus damaged & unfinished two level damaged farmhouse, damaged barn, and medium stepped damaged bridge!

Deluxe Set: Unfinished two level farmhouses, barn, outhouse, fence, three small bridges, one medium bridge, one large bridge, windmill, greenhouse, trees.

Standard Set: Unfinished two level farmhouse, barn, outhouse, fence, one small bridge, one medium bridge and one large bridge.

Basic Set: Unfinished two level farmhouse, barn, fence and one small bridge. You have your choice of undamaged (choose a bridge) or damaged (choose After the War Set instead of a bridge.)

(Note: After the War set comes with a damaged step bridge, there is no option.)


28 mm set
Bridge Type:
Non-ATW or ATW (damaged) set:
(Disclaimer: Due to the way Paypal sets up shipping, all charges are "flat rate" I try to ship the cheapest method, if there is an over charge of more then $1 I'll refund the difference.  If for some reason shipping ends up being more then $1 difference, I'll contact you and offer a full refund or you can pay the shipping costs, your choice.  If I cannot ship to your country easily I'll give you a full refund.  If you would like a shipping quote for this item please contact me.)

We can also post these on Ebay, Etsy or Zibbet, if there is not a current posting, let me know and we will post one for you!

 

 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Some Other Pieces I have Made

Update for Farm Set Kickstarter:
 This update is to show some of the other pieces I have made and painted (some of the pieces are in the Farm Set Kickstarter).  The building is modeled off of a 1940 small apartment building that went through WWII.  The original plan for this building was to have it start the game complete then as mortars/tank fire hit it, replace the pieces to show the damage to the building.  The building is five pieces (after assembly): base, door (1st floor), second floor, third floor and roof.

The windmill is windmill #4 it has a stone texture and is three pieces.  The bottom, middle and top.  The doors also are removable in this windmill.  The ladders go inside the windmill to climb between the different levels, in the picture the ladders were used to get to the platform.  Removing the layers would disturb the models in it so I have redesigned it again (Windmill #5, not shown).



The outhouse was design #2.  The door swung inward but the inside piece would not allow the door to fully open so I redesigned it to the Kickstarter outhouse, which has the door that swings outward and extended the base and roof.

Kickstarter Outhouse

The trees and bridges are in the Kickstarter.  The foot bridge I painted to look dirty and the large bridge I painted to look warn, like lots of tanks or wagons had driven over it.

Trees Not Finished

 See original post at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1368936178/wargame-terrain-for-table-top-games-farm-set/posts/272144

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Close Up of the Three Different Sizes of Bridges

Here is a close up of the three different sizes of bridges.  The small bridge is about 2" wide.  The medium bridge is about 4" wide and the large bridge is about 6" wide.  I currently only have the 4" and 6" bridges in the shown style.  The 2" bridges have three different styles.





This is a Kickstarter update for the Farm Set, link:  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1368936178/wargame-terrain-for-table-top-games-farm-set/posts?page=3

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Kickstarter War Game Terrain for Table Top Games (farm set)

I started this Kickstarter on July 18, 2012 and it will end on August 17, 2012.  



War game terrain for table top games. (Farm set - house, barn, windmill, bridges & more for Warhammer 40K, Call of Cthulhu, D&D, RPG, Heroclix.) 

Example of painted set.
This Kickstarter is for the design of wargame terrain sized for 28mm scaled models.  This is my first set for mass production, a farm themed set. I try to design nice looking pieces that are easy to paint and use.

If this Kickstarter is successful, I hope to begin design work on additional themed sets and custom pieces.  I already have a laser cutter/engraver, so the funding will go toward software, upgrades, materials (for rewards and more prototypes) and the shipping and handling (postage, shipping boxes, envelopes, packing materials, etc) of the reward level items.








I find stretch goals to be fun!  So tell your friends!  Stretch goals will be for pledges $75 or above.



This Kickstarter has reached $1000, so all pledges $75 or more will receive the grave yard set (item will not be finished or assembled).
 
 
 
 
 
 
This Kickstarter has reached $1000, so all pledges $75 or more will receive the grave yard set (item will not be finished or assembled)
 







Figure not included for size reference only.
Figure not included for size reference only.








If this Kickstarter reaches $2000 all pledges $75 or more will receive a shed (item will not be finished or assembled).  (The backer will also receive the award from the previous stretch goal.)
If this Kickstarter reaches $2000 all pledges $75 or more will receive a shed (item will not be finished or assembled). (The backer will also receive the award from the previous stretch goal.)








Back of the Shed
Back of the Shed








If this Kickstarter reaches $3000 all pledges $75 or more will receive a wagon (item will not be finished or assembled).  (The backer will also receive the award from the previous stretch goals.)
If this Kickstarter reaches $3000 all pledges $75 or more will receive a wagon (item will not be finished or assembled). (The backer will also receive the award from the previous stretch goals.)








The wheels rotate!
The wheels rotate!
 
 








Pictures of the Rewards!
Pictures of the Rewards!

Mental Thank You:

Farm Fence:








Small Foot Bridge:







Crappy Objective:
Joke Objective: Both commanders have to GO!  Last army holding the outhouse wins!














Barn:







Farmhouse:







Basic Windmill:







Basic Set:







Standard Set:







Deluxe Set:







Deluxe Set + Damaged Basic Set:


+

Note: This set will be unfinished and not painted!  (I forgot to take an unpainted picture of this set.)

Note: The damaged basic set will be unfinished and not painted! (I forgot to take an unpainted picture of this set.)
 
 
 
Painted and Finished Deluxe Set:




Minis are not included.
Minis are not included.
I will assemble and paint this set just for you!  Then lovely package and ship it to you so you can use this right away!  This will all be done in plenty of time for Christmas!
I will also assemble and paint any stretch goals that are met!
I will need to know some info before painting this wonderful set for you.  Let me know what color brick you would like on the bridges, farmhouse and windmill.  (Brown, red, mix of brown and red brick, artist's choice)  What color to paint the barn siding.  I will paint all the wood, wood colored unless told otherwise.  The greenhouse will be a gray and tan unless asked for a different color.  I will need to know what color to paint the inside of the house (walls & floor), barn main floor and loft inside of the roof.  The fence will be painted white unless otherwise directed.  Also will need to know how you would like the bridges painted, like they were just built or lovely used (like in the picture).
Sorry, about the high shipping costs but to package this set so it will not get damaged in shipment there is no way to put it into one (or two) flat rate boxes.  I was not going to offer this reward because of the high shipping costs but was asked to.

Heroclix farm set:

Minis are not included.
Minis are not included.
Minis are not included.
Minis are not included.
Minis are not included.
Minis are not included.

Other Info:
All the items will be shipped unfinished and unassembled, they should be sanded with 220 grit sand paper for a smooth finish.  I like the rougher look so I just paint mine without sanding.   The material I normally use is Baltic Birch which glues together wonderfully with superglue, Elmer's glue or normal wood glue.  I prefer Elmer's Clear glue. 







Example of how pieces will be packaged.
Example of how pieces will be packaged.

Since most people do not read or look at the instructions there will only be notes to be aware of if we find a certain part hard to put together.  I am looking into the possibility of making assembly videos, but most of the items are very easy to assemble.

For every dollar spend as a Backer you get a say in what terrain I work on next.  $1=1 vote.  Current themes the local gamers are bugging me to make are fantasy castle set, futuristic bunker, wild west village, dungeon set, 1940s town/city and ice world (frosted acrylic).  I'm also considering markers, trays and card game accessories. I would even be open to other suggestions. (I will send out a survey after the project is funded to get your vote.)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Windmill Prototypes

I thought it might be fun to show some of the windmill prototypes I have made.  For some reason the first design never comes out right, it always needs some tweaking to make it great!  I have made and tweaked 6 windmill prototypes. I have added some notes on the different designs. The best two are windmills #3 and #6.



Windmill #1
Was a learning experience, hexagons are not equal sided when using the hexagon tool.  The blades were way too small and the lower access does not allow tightening of the thumb screw.  The brick design was chosen to match the farm house.

Windmill #2
Hexagon now has equal sides and the top part is closer to round.  Doors are off set. No design was added to save on laser time and cost.
 
Windmill #3
Doors are even and there is an access to tighten the thumb screw!  (Though it can be a challenge to install the thumb screw after gluing the windmill together but it can be done!)  The doors are for looks and do not open. This is a great terrain piece!  The inside is empty so no 3rd floor, but this is the quickest and easiest windmill to assemble!


Windmill #4 (is really labeled #5 in the first picture, sorry!)
Was asked for a windmill that could have a fight scene in it.  This windmill has doors that open and three levels.  The walls lift off (of the top two levels) to a flat surface.  The bottom balcony lifts off the bottom section.  When the top two levels are removed it can knock over the minis.  Windmill has the cobble stone design on it.  This windmill is also harder to assemble and not as sturdy as I would like.



Windmill #5 (is really labeled #4 in the first picture, sorry!)
Instead of the walls & roof being removed to access each level, now only the tops come off of each level.  The doors can be removed, the third level door was removed since access to the thumb screw is easy just lift the roof off!  There is access holes for a ladder, there is only a door on roof the rest are open holes.  This design was not as sturdy as I would have liked,the blade screw attachment was too close to the roof, because the thumb screw has to be horizontal for the roof to fit on square.

Windmill in pieces.

Bottom of windmill

Third Floor


Windmill #6
I love this Windmill!  Windmill #6 has recessed openings for more play potential on each level (the doors are not recessed.)  The blade attachment was lowered so the thumb screw can be tightened and the blades still rotate!  There is a small "ring" around the top two levels making this a much sturdier design.  This model has the "old brick" design on it.  The bricks are not as uniform as the brick design on windmill #3 & #1, this redesign of the bricks was from a suggestion. There are added imperfections to the “old brick” bricks. (The difference between the bricks maybe hard to see with these small pictures.)