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Archive | September, 2013

Northampton Clown News: Clown on video

23 Sep

So OK, the clown craze seems to be an unstoppable force of nature, causing worldwide attention and interest. Even Alan Moore has been quoted as refuting claims that he is the clown, Will this never end? Well, I did say that I’d keep you up to date with news, so this is the only proper footage we have of the infamous Northampton clown.

I saw this yesterday, but didn’t think too much of it as it is pretty poor, come on clown, do something better than this lame video. At least try a bit harder, the world is watching. Still it’s pretty weird that the clown has garnered such a response.

I’m seriously thinking of adding a lookie likey 15mm clown figure to my range, just as a tribute. If the response to the clown figure is as enthusiastic  as news of the clown’s sightings, then it could net me a fortune!!

More news as we get it…..

Beep beep!

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Warboard gaming mat Kickstarter

23 Sep

This KS nearly slipped through quietly, the Warboard from warsmith. As you can see, it’s a folding modular board made in the same way as board game boards. I like the idea personally, only I wish more were done like this for 15mm gaming (Well, you knew that I was going to say that, right?!)

It’s a bit on the pricey side, but I reckon you’d get plenty of service for your cash with these in your 28mm games. If I were a 28mm gamer, I’d be in for a few of them, sadly I’m not, but love the thought of instant scenics like this.

Check it out if you think it could be just what you need!!!

Warboard, the innovative gaming mat by Steve @ Warsmith.co.uk — Kickstarter.

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Government plans Esoteric content ban on the net for UK users!

23 Sep

I just wanted to share this info graphic with you, the Uk Government are at it again with even more censorship planned, not only do they want to see us spoon fed exactly what info they feel is right, but they want to dictate your religious freedom.

Take a read and make your own mind up about it, sign the petition.

Original graphic published at http://www.reachinglight.com.

Infographic: UK Filter to Block ‘Esoteric Content’ - Worldwide Implications

 

 

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Grinning Skull Miniatures: FAQ Session

23 Sep

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I get asked a lot of questions about the Grinning Skull range, and with that in mind, I’d like to clear up a few points that have been addressed to me on the web and in person. Of course this is just a cross cut of some of the more frequent ones I have been asked, so I thought I’d have a go at posting them up here, so if you would like to ask anything regarding the range, forward your queries to the usual address and I’ll try and answer them!

Is it just Sci-fi that will be in the range?

No, there will be other stuff eventually, fantasy, pulp, zombies/post apoc will feature too. The current emphasis is on the Oggam and the other stuff that inhabits the same universe (See Carnage Continuum)

What’s with all the anthropomorphism?

This gets asked a lot. Why not? I don’t see why some object to creatures/aliens or whatever just being anthropomorphised versions of various animals. Hell, I’d even go for doing some munch bunch inspired scifi fruit and veg just because it’s funny and I could! While I realise it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, I know there’s lots of folks who like it too. The oggam grew quite naturally from the ideas from the fluff, so a natural progression was the baahl (Sheep/goatmen) Mugal (Bull/cow/minotaurs) Chukk (chickens etc) If you take a bit of time to read the background, these creatures were formed from supersized agricultural stock, so I had to fit the farmyard in there! Plus I wanted to provide some beastmen proxies for players too. The Draxx were another race based around the proxy idea, to add to lots of the other options for a scifi lizard/draconic army. Will there be other hybrid animal humans in the range? Yes probably, and I’ll apologise beforehand if the idea offends!

Are you going to expand some of your alien races with more options/poses?

Yes, I have ideas for the Pliiim, Kize, Volpurgi, Draxx and other races (some that haven’t made an appearance yet) I’d like to think that when I’m finished, you could make a serviceable fighting force of any race in the range. I’d like to think that eventually there will even be specific vehicles and support weapons, but that might be a fair bit off just yet!

So what have you got planned for the future?

Loads of new ideas that add more to the entire oggam background, and expand the Carnage Continuum background with additional races, fighting forces and off the wall craziness. Charcodonians, Rafinx and Errg to name but a few, but there are a ton more ideas I’d like to develop over time. With the popularity of the Northampton Clown, I just might make a mini of him to add to the killer clowns I’ve done! I don’t think I could run out of ideas anytime soon!!

What are you working on at the moment?

Finishing off a few, a Scrofa Hoggit gang set, League of Anthracks Tor fire warriors (Firrog), Volpurgi troopers, and a few odds and sods. The main focus at present is the Kize, my take on the invasive consuming alien in popular scifi (like tyranids/alien/bio gribblies) I have the first set almost done (general kize warriors) so that will take the available Kize sculpts up to 5 different poses, in addition a set of Kirzor kize has begun (Kirzor are kize with praying mantis blade hands) and a Sluketh bio transport. There’s a few more Kize types planned.

What about vehicle support for the Oggam factions?

I’m still in the planning mode for these, but it will be the bikers and cavalry types that will be done before anything more beefy. I’d like to create an Og-mech as well, but this is pretty far off as we speak as I’m concentrating on infantry mostly at the moment.

What is the Carnage Continuum?

This is my background universe in which the Oggam, Kize, Draxx etc reside. Think of it as an outrageous tongue in cheek cartoony war filled mash up of all sorts. It’s based upon an old RPG setting I created for ICE’s SPACEMASTER game we used to play many moons ago.

Will there ever be 28mm Oggam?

For sure, I’d like to do a multipart oggam soldier, with a set of different heads and weapon options. It might take me a while to get done, since the size of an Oggam in 28mm is around the size of an ogre. I’m not used to bigger sizes so it takes longer compared to 15mm to do as you can imagine, but I’m up for the challenge. Hopefully when it’s done, someone will pic it up and cast it and make it available for purchase (Might even go for KS if there’s enough interest) Time will tell!!

If you have anything to ask about the Grinning skull range, please contact me and I’ll try and answer it best I can!! If you’d like to get hold of some Grinning Skull miniature goodness, check out http://15mm.co.uk/Grinning_Skull_Miniatures.htm

Ciao!

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Miniature Bids launched! Free auction site for wargames miniatures and games

22 Sep

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Just wanted to let you know about the new free to use wargames/miniatures auction site, brought to you by the guys at Tor gaming.

If your not one for ebay and its costs and faff, you’ll be pleased to know that Miniature bids is free from all that and should net you a bit more dollar than letting ebay get their mits on it! The site is looking good, and since yesterday there has been quite a few lots put on there. I’ll be sticking some surplus lead from my pile on there this week, and urge you lot out there to start using such free services like this yourselves. Remember, if you don’t use it, you might eventually loose it, and no one would like that to happen. Support this new site and save some cash in the process! What’s not to like?

Seriously though, we need to support great ideas like this in our hobby, especially if it means a better deal for us all, get over and sign up, and start selling (or buying) I’ll see you there!!

Miniature Bids | Auction for wargames miniatures and games.

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