Saturday, 26 January 2013

Pots, Vases and Treasure Chests....

Pledge $7.00 towards the Super 3D Dungeon Boards Kickstarter to get a set of these. I assume a set is what is pictured though I am not absolutely certain of this. Also available as an Add on for the same amount.

Now how big are they? Not made for 28mm figures, strictly speaking, but it seems the "Super Dungeon Explore" figures stand on the typical 25mm round bases. At least, that base size is mentioned in the KS information. There is also this Add On, which seems to show 25mm bases:

You can find the Kickstarter Here. But hurry. It ends Tuesday, Jan 29th and 12:54 EST. That is about 67 hours from now according to KS.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Palanquin Test...

I did a quick and dirty test build of the palanquin. I might have to add a warning: "Some modeling skill required." ;-) The holes for the platform drilled out real easy with a pin vise. A lot easier than I expected looking at them. The bearers hardly had to be drilled out at all. It is a little bit fiddly getting all eight bearers into position. There will have to be some filing of bases or additions of thin pieces of plasticard - you can see in the pic I've put dimes under a couple of the figures to bring them up to height.

Not sure what the best practice should be. Perhaps get the fit right and sort out the mounting and then paint them after that is settled?

The Qól have arrived!

Qól Palanquin Set

So, the Qól arrived yesterday - a 50lb box of lovely metal! Woo Hoo! My last post showed off most of the figures. Here are the ones we haven't seen yet:

At the top is a Qól banner bearer, with choice of standard, lantern or censor. All three are supplied with the figure. Next is a Qól sentry on guard duty armed with a halberd. Last is the Qól with a fancy book. The book has a faux Sró-hide cover (just kidding.) 

The palanquin itself consists of two bits: the platform and the chair. The chair has a bracket at the back for a standard to be added it the owner wishes. The side brackets need to be drilled out to accommodation a wire pole. Contrary to my earlier thoughts, we will be supplying wire suitable for this purpose, in the form of 100mm wire pikes. I didn't think I had a ready source, but I have since stumbled onto one quite by accident. Funny how things work out. :-)

Friday, 4 January 2013

Qól on their way...

Had news today that Old Glory had shipped out our Qól order - Yay! :-)

The order comprises 50 sets from our entire Qól range, including the Palanquin set with choice of Priest or Priestess of Ksárul, shown here...

The Palanquin is borne by eight Qól - 2 each of 4 poses, right and left handed bearers. The palanquin itself is in a couple of pieces and requires wire shafts. We decided wire would be stronger than trying to cast the shafts. Note that the wire is not included.

Also included are sets of these character figures, plus two that are not shown. The figure center middle will have a choice of censor, lantern or Ksárul standard. The figure to his right is carrying an ornate box for some nefarious purpose. One of the two new figures is carrying an ornate book, while the other is a guard with a halberd. The two figures at the bottom are meant to be slavers or guards. The intent is to get a set of prisoners and/or slaves to accompany them.

I have also ordered a re-supply of our original figures:

All these figures were sculpted by Roderick Campbell of Highlander Studios. Rod is currently working on dismounted versions of the Ksárul Priest and Priestess, plus two more in alternative costumes and then a pair of Warrior Priest and Priestess from the same temple. 

Future plans include an expansion of Ksárul themed figures plus re-purposing the palanquin for other temples starting with the temple of Sárku, Lord of Worms, with zombie bearers. I would also like to do some civilian palanquins as well with regular old human bearers.