I was approached by a friend recently, who had designed and purchased a STL file of her latest Dungeons and Dragons character. The character is based on a chef, named Remi, and is for the campaign ‘The Curse of Strahd.’ I could go on about the levels of fear involved when Ravenloft is mentioned, but that would run the purpose of this post completely off course.
So, I was more than happy to print out the miniature and paint it afterwards. She told me exactly how she wanted him to look, and we discussed some other ideas as well. I was super pleased with how he turned out:
This was a good opportunity to test out the print and paint part of the new business that we are setting up, and I am pleased to say I think it worked well. Remi’s owner was also happy with the outcome, which is what matters!
The 3D printing experiments are coming along really well. We’ve bought the license for the Lunar Auxilia and we have been using them to practice on the 3D printing. As some of you are aware, we are in the process of setting up our own company and will be selling them. This will be launched on the 1st April, and more details on that will be coming soon. For now though, I wanted to show off how awesome the prints are, and to say how much fun I am having painting them too:
Of course, if you have questions about what services we will be offering, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I am happy to answer them if I can, and if not find the answer out for you!
I was invited to sign up to a new directory for commission painters the other week, which was a welcome surprise. I do like being asked to do things, and saw this as a great opportunity to join and build a space on a new platform. Here is the link:
Those who sign up as people interested in commissioning one of the artists can follow their favourite artists and comment on the work there. There are four prizes for doing so, the top being a commission of 150 Euro by whomever you choose. The website is run by a fellow in Germany.
The artist with the most followers gets a bragging trophy.
Promoting this also gets more traffic to the website, which I think is a great idea. Go and give it a look over, it’s pretty simple to use and there are some fine painters on there too!
I have started streaming again. I am finding that a very enjoyable experience and I am sure my 3 regular viewers do too. It’s good to talk hobby while painting, but also just good to talk. I enjoy seeing the discussions people have with one another while I am painting too – not always about Warhammer either. I am still working out a schedule for it, though Monday nights are a definite.
I also found it to be very focusing and I achieved a lot on both streams I have done. Today, I finished a tank in 2 hours. I had already done the base colour this morning with the airbrush, and the rest I got through quickly.
Here is the tank in question:
The other thing discussed on the stream was the 3D printing. The first miniatures have been produced and I even have one painted!
These are meant to be the traitor version of the Solar Auxilia – the Lunar Auxilia for 30k. They are being produced under license too, so they’re the ‘read deal’. Here is a sneak peak of the first one!
Delving into the world of 3D printing has turned out to be more fun that I though. It’s something that we have talked about for some time, and now we are in the new house, and have the space so we wont get gassed out with fumes, we spent the weekend getting everything set up.
So far, we have a Creality filament printer and an Elegoo resin printer. We rattled off some of the test prints and tinkered until we had all the settings right.
The back end of the kitchen shall be where we keep them for the time being, and we are busy experimenting with different designs and plans:
We have printed off some miniatures that could be used as traitor guardsman – we have a license for them too, and will be selling squads of these when we have some ready!
We are talking about setting up a shop as well, and purchasing more printers, however that is future plans.
I will be working on these over the next day or so, and shall have painted versions of these to show off in the near future.