Monday 25 September 2017

Feast Thine Eyes...

3D printed Tékumel goodness from DAD

You're looking at a portion of the contents of a moderately sized box that arrived today. All DAD 3D printed stuff. Can you identify all the pieces?

The green tubs are what I use to store greens and master figures. On the other side of them are these figures, which I'll have to blog about some other time.

Friday 22 September 2017

DAD H'lüss via Shapeways

DAD H'lüss

I liked the way the Hokun turned out printed in Shapeways' Frosted Extreme Detail so much that I asked David if I could try his H'lüss in the same material. He consented and I sent off the test order a little while ago. I have not heard back yet if the file passed all the tests. Fingers crossed! :-)

Friday 8 September 2017

DAD Hokún - in Frosted Extreme Detail, from Shapeways

DAD Hokún

The Shapeways printed Hokún from David Allan Designs arrived today. See pictures above. They have a slight yellowish colouration, like old epoxy. Or bits of the main bodies do at least. But that doesn't seem to show in the pics; it's very slight, maybe that's why? 

Also, I miscounted what was on the arm sprue. There are actually three pairs of arms: spear(r), shield (l), 2-handed sword, and l-and-r swords.

Saturday 2 September 2017

Hokún Incoming!

Shapeways informed me earlier this week that the test prints of DAD Hokún have been shipped - yay! I'm looking forward to seeing how the "Frosted Extreme Detail" turns out. The sad part is, that if they are really nice, the expense is going to be high.

OTOH, how many Hokún does one really need? In the fluff, they are stated as sometimes ruling over humankind and as hunting them for sport. If we are talking about adventurers encountering the Hokún then we are probably talking about meeting a hunting party or perhaps an expedition that is far from home. In the latter case it might conceivably have a moderate to substantial human or other non-Hokún component. Warriors, bearers, etc; as slaves or sub-ordinates in any case. If you want to do a wargame using Hokún then a similar idea might be used: a relatively small core of Hokún comprising the command and elite elements, with a large component of subjugated human minions. Or sub-humans, perhaps?