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Latest PDF releases from Grinning Skull Studios!!

10 Aug

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Just a quick post to let you know about the latest releases from Grinning Skull studios over on Wargame Vault. in a departure from the usual fantasy fare, I thought it was time to add to our back catalogue of publications with some real world historical stuff.

It’s been over 100 years since the Great war started, so to commemorate this we have released three sets of accessory packs to add detail to your WW1 wrgaming scenery and dioramas.

First is WW1 British propaganda posters, followed by WW1 German propaganda posters, and finally WW1 American propaganda posters. all these are scaled to 28mm, but can be used with other scales by adjusting the print output.

These are followed by the first two of our WW2 series, with WW2 British Propaganda posters and WW2 German propaganda posters, again scaled to 28mm.

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Also, for those of you into PostApoc scifi types of play, there is the Apocalypse 28mm: Nuclear Warning signs & posters set that will add plenty of extra dimension to your models and terrain.

You can check out all these products by visiting our Wargame Vault publisher page here: http://www.wargamevault.com/browse/pub/8807/Grinning-Skull-Studios and browse our entire releases so far!

Fine Furnishings Volume 1 Paper-kit, now available on Wargame Vault!

28 Jul

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Yet another shameless PDF plug for the latest Grinning Skull studios publication, Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Fine furnishings Volume 1 is now available from wargame vault and sister sites. This is yet another fine paper kit in the Dungeon Builder series and will add on more detail and use for your Arcane library set ups and complexes.

It’s 100% compatible with everything else in the Grinning Skull paper-kit range and contains all sorts of items, all scaled to 28mm miniatures. Tables, Chairs, Rugs and more are all included in this kit, as well as full instructions and pics of how to print out and assemble your very own interiors.

This is a Pay-what-you-want product, meaning that it’s basically free, but any donations/contributions are welcomed. So please help support the Grinning Skull by spreading the word about our products and share this to any of your friends who might be interested in it!!

Get your copy here at: Wargame Vault, Fine Furnishings Vol 1 

As ever let me know what you think, or have any comments or suggestions!!

Compendium Update!

28 Jul

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Ok, first off, if you were hoping to see the next part in the Grim’s Dungeons of Doom article, then you’ll have to wait, as I’ve lost some photos somewhere, so I need to get a few new shots done to fill the gaps, but rest assured, it’ll be here soon!

Since I’ve been really busy beavering away with putting together the compendium, and school holiday duties (keeping my kids occupied is almost a full time job!) I thought I’d share some info with you about what’s coming up in the PDF.

As you can see from the above picture, here’s just five of the paper-kits that’ll be included in the book/zine, We have the shops/dwellings kit for an on the fly, easy way to create small villages for your games, then we have the Grinning Skull Studios meta-books sampler kit, for those of you who actually want to include some of our PDF publications on your models in 28mm scale!

We’ve also got some nice customisable ruined wall set that would suit almost every genre of game, and we have a tall wealthy quarter dwelling building too, all in 28mm.

Finally, we have a kit to expand on the dungeon builder series of models, such as our Arcane Library kit. Here we have the Grand stone temple expansion that will increase your options for building more varied and different complexes.

Not pictured, are the protest sign kit, ideal for modern gaming, The Fine furnishings sampler “the dinner party” kit and probably more kits I can’t remember, not to mention some great gaming and mini related articles to keep you entertained!

On a side note, we still have spaces left for any advertisers who might like some FREE advertising in the compendium, so please get in touch if you’d like to be included.

In the mean time, if you have any questions or need to know anything, get in touch, comment or discuss. I will be back soon with the next Dungeons of Doom article, and hopefully more.

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Pop-Up Miniature Terrain Paper Kits by Stonehaven Miniatures Kickstarter

20 Jun

 

I wanted to highlight this great and innovative kickstarter campaign for some really useful and unique looking paper terrain. As you know, I do like paper kits, especially for wargaming purposes, its an easy and cheap way of getting plenty of scenery ready for wargaming and RPGs as and when you need it, although it can be a little time consuming and fiddly for some, it can also be quite an enjoyable passtime just making the stuff too. This one is like nothing else I’ve seen in a long time, from Stonehaven miniatures is a real good option for those of you who are limited to storage space or need to transport your stuff from place to place.

Its pop up, very much like what you’d find inside the typical kids pop up book, but far more detailed and really clever. By backing the project, you can either get the kits already printed, or simply the access to the PDF files so you can print out as many hexes of terrain as you so wish. Although the monochrome appearance might not to be everyones taste, I rather like the aged sepia coloured scheme. this does not seem to have stopped them from smashing their funding goal, and indeed, now that KS has finally let me log in, I’ve backed it too!

I do think these hex based terrain kits are lovely, and I look forwad to taking a crack at creating a whole board of these for some fantasy skirmish games (scaled down of course, 15mm is my bag) which is precisely why I’ve opted for the PDF files!

If you want to get some for yourself, get on over to the KS page and make a pledge!

Pop-Up Miniature Terrain Kit by Stonehaven Miniatures — Kickstarter.

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Tabletop Towns Castle Kickstarter

15 Aug

If you remember a little while ago, I mentioned the Tabletop townspaper models KS on here. I must say that in my previous post, I did actually make a blooper about the price of the set (I said £20 a set, rather than the real price of £10 for the set of 6)

Well, anyway, tabletop towns are back with the latest addition to the growing range, this time with a castle! I do admit, I’m rather partial to paper terrain as it is, and I like stuff like this, which is a good step up from the last ones. Whenever I see some nice scenics that I like, it makes me want to have a game of oldhammer/warhammer with my orc army, as I an see this being extremely useful for all sorts of scenarios involving castles, walls and the like. This time I think they are really onto a winner, as gone are the rather blocky, box like buildings fro the first set, and now the new KS designs are more intricate and interesting. I do hope that in the future we are going to see Tabletop towns go from strength to strength with more and more varied and interchangable designs (maybe some 15mm/20mm moderns or scifi would be really nice if your listening guys! See the latest Hawk Wargames card city boxed set for what I mean!!)

Seriously, any reservations I had about the first KS is gone with this set, its plain to see that the team have definitely learned and improved upon the whole idea this time, and with extra editions of door details etc printed on creditcard plasticard for extra durability, I can see lots of potential for this as well as bags of replayabilty for tons of different games.

I am sure that this time, the price for a set is £20, but you can still get additional sets of the last KS for £10 by adding it to your pledge, as well as options for resin door details.

With only 18 days to go, if you want to get in on this KS, there’s still plenty of time to get involved, so check out the link below and get your hands on a set!

Ciao!

Tabletop Towns – Castle Sets by Julian G Hicks — Kickstarter.

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