Saturday, 27 September 2014

Chlén Beast and Carts






Here are some pictures of our Chlén beast model. Some of you have seen it before on Chirene's blog. Well, now we're going to be releasing it. Of course the nekkid version shown above isn't much use. We need a version with a harness and tack sculpted on, And we need Chlén carts - both 2 and 4 wheeled varieties.

I've actually been considering this for sometime. Close to a year now, in fact, maybe even a little longer - like closer to two years! There are a number of things to consider.

3D printing, all these new laser cutting companies making not just buildings but carts and wagons, traditional sculpting and model-making techniques - all have been looked at and considered. And at the same time there is the look of the thing to consider. The design of the carts. The design of the harness and tack. The two wheeled cart has only one beast pulling it so the harness is probably different from that used on the four wheeled cart. The beasts are probably harnessed in tandem rather than in pairs. They would be too wide otherwise.

How big should the two styles of carts be? How large should the wheels be? Are the front wheels smaller than the back? Are they spoked or solid planks? How thick are they? Do the carts have sides? What do those look like - how high are they?

For inspiration I once again turned to India. The traditional Indian bullock cart and the Indian temple wagons (called Juggernauts) are what I searched for. The temple wagons have been referenced in one of the issues of the Seal of the Imperium. These are massive carts with equally massive wheels and frequently with cart bodies of elaborately carved wood. The concept is for something in between the fantasically scaled Juggernauts and the practical bullock cart.


Wednesday, 30 July 2014

LAST CALL - The Legion of the Sapphire Kirtle - Sale Ending Soon!

LAST CALL to get in on the Sapphire Kirtle skirmisher sale:  


60% off sale for Tekumel Club members;
50% off for non-members.


The casting order has been placed and is in RAFM queue. When I receive the castings I will probably give a few days grace but then the sale will be over.

"But I'm not a member anymore" 


- that's OK. You can assume your membership is still good and just renew "later" (or at the same time, if you like. Every little bit helps!) ;-)

Summer Convention Amnesty

"I'm heading off to GenCon/ComicCon/or wherever and this is really bad timing" - No Worries. If you want to get in on the sale send me an email and I'll put you down at the sale price. Then you can just pay when it is better timed. Provided it is within a reasonable timeframe and with the understanding that I can't ship until the figures are paid for.

I'll let everybody know when I get the castings and when the sale is officially kaput. Still a little time yet. This is just a reminder. :-)

Best Regards,

Howard

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Pre-Order Sale: The Legion of the Sapphire Kirtle



Sculpted by John Winter

The Legion of the Sapphire Kirtle, 12th Imperial Light Infantry


Help! 


These gals have been Mastered - Ooer!  :-o! - but now I need to get the production molds and castings ordered. Only thing is I'm skint as usually seems to be the case these days. Too afraid to try Kickstarter...my solution: a "Pre-Order Sale"...


That is, 50% off for non-members, 60% for Molkar-level Tekumel Club Members and for Kerdu - "Call Me".  ;-)   (Well, email, actually...)



The sale will run until I have them in regular production. Pre-orders will ship once I have castings. Please add $5 postage in Canada, $10 to the USA and $15 elsewhere.


Here are the codes and normal non-member prices, in US dollars:


The Legion of the Sapphire Kirtle, 12th Imperial Light Infantry


AE-TS   238   Kérdu   $6

AE-TS   239   Warband (Javelins)   $50
AE-TS   240   Warband (Slings)   $50
AE-TS   241   Horde (Javelins)   $40
AE-TS   242   Horde (Slings)   $40

All prices in US dollars. PayPal preferred, but can take Money Orders and even Cheques, if in US Funds.


PayPal address: green27@sympatico.ca


A Warband consists of one each of the command figures (two officers, standard bearer and musician), plus 10 troopers. A Horde consists of 10 troopers. The Kerdu is sold as a single figure.


Thanks you for your interest. Please email me if there are any questions.


Best Regards,


Howard Fielding

Friday, 4 July 2014

Shén in the Service of the Shadow King



Shén Civilians



Shén Warriors


Battle!


The Shén and Ahoggyá share a certain amount of "animosity"... 


But humans taste great as well! ;-)

All from the collection of Tony Yates, aka Shadowking, and painted by him.

Thanks Tony! :-)

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Happy Seppuku!





Happy Seppuku is a new company (at least new to me!) that sells basing texture and detailing kits. Their molds allow you to make impressions of various textures in greenstuff and other similar putties which are used to finish off your bases. Those at the top are two of my favourites. In the past I've defaulted to outdoors sort of textures, but with priestly figures and the like I'm thinking that interior textures might be more appropriate. I especially like the Old World flagstone texture at the top, only I wouldn't paint it a solid colour. I remember seeing a tutorial on the Manorhouse website where he showed how he used a mix of colours to make a much more interesting look. 

For our up-coming Swamp Folk I think a ships decking would be perfect for their bases. Something like that shown below...





Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Upcoming Shén Shield Variants...




There are over a dozen Shén mercenary units serving in the armies of the Five Empires. While we cannot afford to do differing armour for each unit, we are trying to offer some variation in the shields. Shown above are some variants that Federico has done which will be moulded and made available before the summer is out.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

The Red D's


Don't think I showed this off yet. WIP shot of the sword and helmet details...


Sculpted by John Winter.