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Itlerion Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Jul 2015 4:07 p.m. PST

Hello!, i have images of a coming kickstarter prototypes and renders to make a Dark ages outpost for 28mm scaled minaitures.

The idea is to make a plastic set of tower, gate and palisade. The tower consist of 7 parts ( 4 walls, 2 flors and 1 torch), while the gate consist of 10 parts, but once you glue most of them, you will have 4 parts to make a functional gate (the 2 doors, the wood lock and the frame)

First of all the renders with some miniatures that will be made in metal for the campaign ( plastic as well, but for another ocassion):

And then we have printed "low" quality prototypes:

A better look at the gate and tower:

If all goes as planed, we aim to launch the campaign in first days of september.

There will be plastic low-stone-wall streatch goal and metal miniatures (the ones from the renders and 2 more are coming) as addons.

I will update any new adition to the future KS!

Salutes

mandt2 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jul 2015 9:12 p.m. PST

I like it. Reminds me of the old Fort Apache playset I had. It'll be great for borderland skirmishes.

Oh Bugger Inactive Member22 Jul 2015 2:35 a.m. PST

My first thought too!

It all looks fine. Not my scale though.

Itlerion Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Jul 2015 8:09 a.m. PST

:)

Hello, Bleeped text, and which would be your scale? 1/72 ?

Personal logo Toy Soldier Green Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2015 12:51 p.m. PST

Nice!

Oh Bugger Inactive Member22 Jul 2015 2:47 p.m. PST

15mm Itlerion.

Itlerion Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Jul 2015 4:21 p.m. PST

you know, there were times at night where words like "15mm is smaller, cheaper" "the moulds for 15mm would be cheaper" and more like that attacked my mind.

For sure the moulds for plastic production would be cheaper (or the same BASE price, but more pieces can be fit into the mould becuase the small size of pieces) .

My questions is if 15mm players would be interested in buy plastic kits.. because, in that scale what could i do more than wood-mud-brick-stone walls, i see many people scratch building houses, becuase they are so small that with some hours you can make some nice scenery.

Is there any 15mm plastic kits for buildings arround?

There are so many ranges i would have to select which to start with.. napoleonics, medieval, ww2 ?

Maybe something ultra "general purpose" as barricades , trenches, palisades, stone walls would be a start..

Personal logo PrivateSnafu Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2015 1:39 p.m. PST

A comprehensive set of well sculpted fences and stone walls that could be used for fantasy and or multiple time periods and settings seems to be lacking in my mind. There are some one off stuff from some manufacturers or incomplete lines but no one I am aware of has a large line. I'd like to see iron fences, stone, and wood all in 15mm.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP28 Jul 2015 10:24 a.m. PST

Looks very nice. The "low quality" prototype would likely be 'good enough' for 3D printing of terrain pieces -- it's much less expensive than 'high quality printing' of models. Unless, of course, you plan to make molds of your 3D printouts, and cast from them. Make certain that your pieces will build a complete fortress, not just parts of one.

As mentioned, stone walls, fences, and iron fences, are all good suggestions. They are multi-genre pieces, which gives you a wider audience for your products. If you can scale them up/down, into 1/72 scale, 32mm, 15mm scale, etc., again, you broaden your audience. The 1/72 scale is of particular interest, as there are many historical gamers who might like your products. Cheers!

Itlerion Sponsoring Member of TMP31 Jul 2015 4:55 p.m. PST

THanks for the coments! i will look into 15mm and 1/72 scenery (is i want to do 1/72 fantasy miniatures, which are lacking in the market, both in metal and plastic).

Itlerion Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Aug 2015 12:38 p.m. PST



[size=20]WEll! now officially announcing the campaign! coming in september 2015. The goal will be rounding 12k.[/size]

There will be at least 3 levels of sets:

$22 USD basic set: 12 walls (55 centimetres) 2 towers 1 gate
$42 USD medium set: 24 walls (110cm) 4 towers 2 gate
$80 USD big set : 36 walls (165cm) 6 towers 3 gates

Also there will be freebies and addons in the shape of packs of palisade, towers, gates and miniatures that will be "stretch goaled" in the campaign. The 4 basic models already sculpted are 2 kings, an archer and a spearmen, there will be also, one swordman and one axeman.

Itlerion Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Aug 2015 5:22 a.m. PST

WEll, guys, i have a preview link of the campaign! Enjoy :)

link

Itlerion Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Sep 2015 10:58 a.m. PST

Started!!!

link

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