Thursday, 3 April 2014

B is for Bethorm: the Plane of Tekumel

Bethorm is a new Tekumel rpg designed by Jeff Dee and currently on Kickstarter. Even if you don't do rpg's this promises to be a useful resource as, at the very least, many of Tekumel's unique creatures will be illustrated for the first time. I believe there will also be useful scenarios and the stretch goals will example little known areas within the Empire, such as the Kurt Hills. That alone, is worth contributing to, IMO!


Thursday, 27 March 2014

One step forward, two steps back...

...or so it seems sometimes!

Last weekend was Hot Lead, a fine little Canadian convention in Stratford, Ontario. Sold a chunk of the lead pile - enough to pay my casting order from RAFM, which I picked up from them while I was there.

That was all good, but on Thursday evening my computer died a horrible death. And then the next morning we left for Stratford, so there was little I could do at the time.

I have since bought a cheap laptop ($325+/-) which turns out to be better than my old PC which cost about $1200 IIRC. Of course, the expenditure was not budgeted for.

And today the muffler on the car gave out. It hasn't fallen off, it just seems to have come detached at the engine. As Kingston seems to be the pot hole capital of Canada this is perhaps not surprising. This will be the third car repair in the last five or six weeks. Previously the coolant system started leaking and before that one of the front tires had it's back broken - if that is the right way to describe it. I blame the pot holes!


Sunday, 9 March 2014

What's Happening?

Apologies for the long break in posting anything...stuff has been going on albeit slowly.

I am about to place some re-stock orders for things like Ahoggya arms and other sets that I am running low on. In the case of the Ahoggya I have lots of bodies but have run out of halberd arms, for example. Hlutrgu warbands are also out and I am running low on Sacrifice and Puppet Master sets.

In addition, the Sapphire Kirtle master mold is done and next up is production molds and then some castings.

I've also touched base with Jeff about getting the Tinaliya and Swamp Folk back on track. (Basically I have to give him some quantities and then scrounge up money to pay for them!)

On the sculpting front, John is plugging away at the Red D's.

Federico is making Shen shield variants plus a selection of other fantasy shields. He has also been working on figures for the Garden of Kama range - Khmer, Amazons and Cham. I am intending him to do the fancy prows and sternposts for the galleys and canoes.

David is working on Lorun tribal warriors. He has been trying out some things and will hopefully have some pictures for me soon.

I've had the porter figures molded but there was a minor disaster during molding and I have to try and fix two of the figures before we can move forward as planned. :-(

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Black or White?

Backgrounds, I mean. Roy Duffy has done a splendid job on our Sacrifice Set! Look at those shadows! :-)

TEK-40 The Sacrifice $30.00 Sculpted By Federico Genovese

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

New Release for 2014!

Just before Christmas I received a box containing 20 x "Hordes" of the Silver Worm skirmisher girls (10 figures, 2 poses). Along with those were 100 each of the new Shén Troopers, a 1-handed weapon pose and a 2-handed weapon (weapon upright) pose. Lastly, the box had 100 x Lord Freshsháyu hiTurukén, a human general commanding one of Tsolyánu's Shén mercenary legions.

AE-YK 142 The Gurék of the Clan of the Silver Worm - Horde (LI Slings) $40.00

PF 21 Shén - Warband (Full Command plus 10 Troopers) $60.00
PF 22 Shén - Horde (10 Troopers) $50.00
PF 23 Shén - Single Figure $6.00

HA 11 Lord Freshsháyu hiTurukén, Kérdu of the Legion of the City of Chrí $6.00

Coming soon are the three final Shén civilian figures shown below...

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

The Happy Hlutrgú is back... wish everybody a...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! :-)

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Lord Freshsháyu hiTurukén

Sculpted by Allan Marsh

Lord Freshsháyu hiTurukén, is the human Kérdu (or general) of the Shén mercenary "Legion of the City of Chrí" in Tsolyáni service. A little eccentric, his armour is fashioned to make him resemble a Shén. As such, even though  Tsolyánu's national colour is blue, I assume his armour would be mostly black - or at least the  "Shén" bits anyway. His legion uses a sort of red-orange for trim so I guess he would have that also, and probably a touch of blue and, of course, some gold or silver to show his status.  

I've ordered 50 of this figure which should be on their way right now:

Heroes of the Age
HA 11 Lord Freshsháyu hiTurukén,  Kérdu of the Legion of the City of Chrí  $6.00