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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Duel Fighters Kickstarter

2 Dec

I thought I’d draw attention to this KS, a 75mm scale game no less (Could this be a new trend in scales?)

Duel fighters, like I said is a 75mm game of cinematic combat, with larger scale “highly detailed” resin figures, and accessories. With a slick presentation and stylish art, Duel fighters is certainly nice looking in the sea of other mini based crowdfunding campaigns, which is probably a good thing nowadays due to the sheer number of wargaming KS’s on there.

There’s also plenty of additional bolt-ons for potential funders, including scenics, battle mats and cups! (whoopee!) Its said the game can be played in 45 minutes and has a more RPG feel than a standard wargame, but given the size of the figures that is probably right. The figures themselves are resin and I have to say, look great, like I said before, overall the look is stylish and well polished indeed.

Now, here’s where I kind of poo-poo a bit, so to speak. Firstly, compatability. There will be lots of people who would potentially want to use other figures with the game, which with the scale size, is probably going to put some off. 75mm isn’t a usual size, so proxies will be a problem to sort. Next is that I feel that the cost is a tad prohibitive, but before you shout at me and stuff, I do think it’s kind of pricey with £50 for just two resin figures, and yes you do get dice and the actual game and fluff etc, but I think that’s rather on the steep side to shell out for a game with just two figures.

I realise the costs of a KS, and that all these additional factors need to be worked into the overall cost of the final prices, sure, but other than the figures, I feel there’s not too much meat on the bone for investors (you know what I mean?)

Anyway, they have reached funding (£22,309 of £18,000) so what do I know! Go and have a look for yourself, even so I won’t be investing, I know that for some of you reading this, it will.


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The Black Dog Salvage Co. Finished at last!!

9 Oct

So, I finally got the model finished. I can now tick it off on my “to do” list! I had thought it was a good idea to let everyone see what the end result looks like. I can take you through a few stages to completion, I do add that this is more for my sake than anything, it helps me remember to photograph each stage and get into the habit (I’m pretty absent minded when I get caught up in making things!)

The next step was to finish the black windows on all the structures, as well as a bit of touching up bits on the model. After this, I began to build up layers of flock and scatter, Grey/tarmac type, Dark green patches, static grass and grey ballast to give a scruffy unkempt wasteland industrial feel. A few bits of moss and it was ready to go for the next stage.

I spent a while taking measurements of the areas that required signage, then proceeded to convert them into a set of appropriate signs and additions on my DTP software.  I did a fair few warning signs and cctv ones, as I thought the fortified nature of the scrap compound warranted high security! After they were printed out on card stock and paper, I just stuck them on and hoped for the best! I’m pretty pleased with the results, it has turned out much better than I had hoped, I’m sure I will still add a few bits and bobs, but I’m happy with it at the moment. Here’s the finished shots, I hope you like!

Custom Black Dog Billboard poster!!

Back view.

Both spotlights are working! There will be no escape for trespassers!

You may have wonered why the base still has a visible lip that might need filling. There is a good reason, the wooden base of the model is a bit of laminate floorboard and my plan is to use this locking system to join my additional models to it (there is a road section that fits in front of this one, pics when i get it done!) So, I haven’t made a mistake!!

This model is intended for use with my 15mm salvage crew team for the game with the same name. My tank is now all but finished (shots later) to accompany the business of sci-fi scrap trading and recovery. I must admit, when I look at the finished terrain, it makes me want to create more bits to go along with it, this is in addition to the ones I have planned, I really should slow down and not try to add more things to my schedule, and trust me I have shed loads of stuff on the go all the time, minis, models, paintings, drawings, allsorts on my ever growing list. I guess that I just enjoy what I do!!


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