If you like cool shooty car games and get a chance, check out the old Games Workshop game "Dark Future". That had some amazing figures. Gaslands kind of reminds me of that game somewhat. Also, there was an old MB boardgame, "Thunder Road". Check that one out too.
I have been saving up little cars of all sorts for years thinking I would do some kind of game with them someday. With 3D printing, it's super tempting to try doing a hotwheels scale or maybe smaller like 15mm game of "Gorkamorka".
Well, I've spent most of my free time the last week learning to do stuff in Blender and 3D Builder.
Did up some bases for my BFG ships. Here is one of my test bases. I think I need to make some changes to it, like make it a bit thicker for the rod to poke into. There is a magnet under the rod and I may move that off center.
Well, I'm not very good at it yet. I mostly just have been using it to do the text. I was watching some youtube videos on using it. the basic stuff isn't really hard once you start to understand it, but it is not very intuitive. The biggest Issue I found was that the program seems to change things between versions and a lot of the video tutorials were outdated and commands and features were in different menus or had different hotkeys.
3D builder is pretty easy to use but super limited. It's good for making baisc edits to existing models and sticking things together.
Officially Battlefleet Gothic is no longer being supported by Games Workshop. However, there really hasn't been a better time to get into the game. It has started picking up and is being played at conventions more than ever it seems like.
The original ships, being all out of print are going for stupid prices, but there are several third party makers selling physical sculpts that really fit into the theme and make good proxy ships. Also, there is an abundance of 3D sculpts for almost everything for the game, with a wide range of designs.
There is a updated fan play tested rule set that has been getting regular version releases and tweaks. Also, a 30K version of the rules is out as well. Many ship classes that were never officially in the original game but appeared in the fiction have been given rules and play tested into the game now.
As for the ships themselves, one of the nice things is that the in universe fiction is such that two of the exact same class ship can look very different depending on what world they were produced from so you can do a lot of mix and match with different makers to have some variety to your fleet. With 3D printing, it's pretty easy to make custom bits and such to do even more with your ships. Such as putting a custom bridge or prow onto a ship, changing the weapon load out, or add faction themed bits.
I've been thinking of getting rid of my original ships and just going full 3D printed. Most of the ones I am using now are from
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Vanguard miniatures has some nice physical models.
Been to Warhammer World in Nottingham last tuesday, went through the exhibtion.
Took a lot of pictures, its really a lot of stuff in there, but the most impressive is the battle for angelus prime:
(excuse the guerilla style camera work, you're not supposed to film in there and there's CCTV everywhere, imagine getting kicked out of warhammer world because of filming)
This thing is massive. The light keeps changing as you can see in the pictures.
I dunno. People have been begging for a HeroScape reprint, yet it's not preselling. Main complaint is it costs more, yet it's been a decade since it was on the market. Both plastic, shipping, and production costs are way different. They may have dodged some massive inventory issues by going this route. That, or they learned what the market will bear with regards to pricing of Heroscape.
Yes I agree it seems like the lack of painted figures and the price is putting many people off. I am shocked it is not doing better- many of the mini's throwback to the old series and the stretch goal figures (modern versions of classic figures) look amazing. Someone on the Heroscapers forums broke down the cost and if you compare pieces from this set to and equal amount of figures and expansions from the original, the price is basically the same.
I owned Heroscape when it launched but never played it then. I was considering selling my set until I found a huge figure lot at GoodWill a few years ago and became hooked. I do hope this one makes the goal
I think all of their stuff is FDM prints but some of it may work for resin. I've not really tried. So far everything I've printed there has been no real issues with, other than the issues I made for myself. It's pretty well thought out and designed for easy printing.
My first AoS minis. This game is a Barnes and Noble exclusive in the US. I don't really understand that relationship with GW. The game is a light version of WHQ, with some good improvements to the dice allocation system from previous games. The tiles are rather lacking, but it's a beginner box. Really easy minis to paint. You could probably get away with 3 colors. I did them one at a time. About 2-4 hours each.