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  1. Thanks m8! Its been hell waiting around on a third party. I'm just happy its finally and consistently churning out now. I would do resin again, but it would need to be a very special circumstance with a lot of guarantees on the table. I'd prefer to launch a KS every 6 months rather than every 1.5 years. Its a lot of time inbetween paychecks if you get my meaning. An ender3 will put you back $200 shipped. There is a learning curve, but when it comes to the cost of terrain, its very much worth taking the plunge. The Hextiles are just the beginning into my adventures in STL making! Caves & Grottos will get reimagined into STL's and other future sets too. I still have plans for a Cliffs & Crags set too. I think there is a void in open terrain like this. Seems everyone always produces buildings and dungeons when more often than not the party is adventuring between those places.
  2. You did an amazing job on my TerraScapes tiles! What paints and layers did you use? Very well executed m8. Seeing these painted up fills me up with smiles!
  3. Thanks Darsc! My apologies.
  4. I appreciate it Talae! If it helps, the Pre-Order Store will go live this coming weekend until the 31st of Dec. However when we go to retail, you'll be able to buy each piece individually, so atleast there's that! I'd like to see people pickup this terrain, kind of like how we purchase minis! At least that's the goal. I'll be sure to post a link here to the Pre-Order Store for anyone who may be interested!
  5. They will be available until the molds are spent or they turn up in another KS down the line! I'll squeeze every last good piece of resin out of them though.
  6. lol. What if I ask real nice like ? LOL
  7. Can we get a funded banner for this post since that happened on Day One! I just wanted to share some more sweet images with you folks. This is TerraScapes with another modular 2D Terrain System, Terratiles. Checkout this layout! Less than 5 days to get a pledge in!!! Stop by and check it out! TerraScapes: Caves and Grottos - Redux - Tabletop Terrain https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1816594163/terrascapes-caves-and-grottos-redux-tabletop-terra
  8. I guess I should have pointed that out! Thanks! I've been getting a lot of people saying it's too expensive. I'm like, "well yeah, they are big resin pieces lol." I'd like to do a comparison, displacement test at some point to see just how much more or less expensive these are than other Terrain on the market. After fulfillment, these pieces will loose the KS discount, but I will be selling them individually on my online store and conventions. That way a person can pick up one or two pieces at a time. None of this, "I have to throw a paycheck at this!?" nonsense lol. I'd like these to bought like we do minis. A piece here, a piece there... Thanks for your support m8! Hopefully we can meet again next year when I release Cliffs & Crags!!! Do you feel the pics do this terrain justice? To me, there ain't nothing like seeing it in person...
  9. Campaign continued.... 3 Core Pack:B tiles and the second Exclusive KS Tile:2 Core Pack:B, KS Tile:2, Stalac-Pack:A and Rocks & Wells Pack:A Rock & Wells Pack:B contains four Size 1 Risers Stalac-Packs A & B with Core Pack:B Stalac-Pack:B contains two Size 3 Risers Core Pack:C Random Layout with KS Tile:3 3 Core Pack:C tiles and the third Exclusive KS Tile:3 Cave Wall Pack:A, KS Tile:3 and Core Pack:C Cave Wall Pack:A contains two Size 2 Risers One Flowstone & Pitfall Centerpiece:1 Flowstone & Pits:1, Cave Walls Pack:A and B, and KS Tiles:1, 2 and 3 Cave Wall Pack:B contains two Size 2 Risers Flowstone & Pits:1 and 2, Cave Walls Pack:A and B, Rocks & Wells Pack:A and Core Pack:C One Flowstone & Pitfall Centerpiece:2 Cave Walls Packs A, B and C with supports Cave Walls Pack:C contains two size 3 wall risers One Flowstone & Pitfall Centerpiece:3 Flowstone & Pits:1,2 and 3, Cave Walls Pack:A and B, Rocks & Wells Pack:B and KS Tiles:1, 2 and 3 Cave Walls Pack:D contains two size 3 wall risers. Caves & Grottos - Complete Set - Unlocked! It's important to note that there was a couple typos that were corrected in the following graphics! Also, I added this video which shows the strength of our Resin We have crushed all my planned terrain Stretch Goals! Dreams do come true! I cannot thank you all enough! I feel very happy with the level of content in Caves & Grottos. For the remaining Stretch Goals I'd like to focus on decorating and modifying your Caves, rather than building them up. -Little Mushrooms - Unlocked at $21,000 - Add-On for $5 - Get 1 pack free with each complete set for up to 5 sets. These pewter cast pieces will be great for not only modifying your TerraScapes, but adding to your bases, displays and dioramas! We have already unlocked a tutorial video showing how to make and paint these little shrooms. If you wish to skip the sculpting process, these will be exactly what you'll need for the job! Pewter Sprue w/ 7 mushrooms, concept art -Little crystals - Unlocked at $22,000 - Add-On for $5 - Get 1 pack free with each complete set for up to 5 sets. These pewter cast pieces will be great for not only modifying your TerraScapes, but adding to your bases, displays and dioramas! We have already unlocked a tutorial video showing how to make and paint these little crystals. If you wish to skip the sculpting process, these will be exactly what you'll need for the job! Pewter Sprue w/ 7 crystal shards, concept art -Little Monster Eggs - Unlocked at $23,000 - Add-On for $5 - Get 1 pack free with each complete set for up to 5 sets These pewter cast pieces will be great for not only modifying your TerraScapes, but adding to your bases, displays and dioramas! We have already unlocked a tutorial video showing how to make and paint these little Monster Eggs. If you wish to skip the sculpting process, these will be exactly what you'll need for the job! Pewter Sprue w/ 5 monster eggs, concept art Introducing the Fungal Forest! an array of varying species of mushrooms, cast in pewter, for all your cave decor needs! I am open to more suggestions too! I am looking forward to working with the community in developing more content for this campaign! It's up to you to help us along the way. By sharing this campaign page, we will unlock other possible paint schemes for the enthusiasts to choose from along with some video tutorials for the hobbyists out there! -Rocky Caves Paint Scheme - The Default Paint Scheme on ALL TerraScapes: Caves and Grottos. -Realistic Cave Pool Elite Add-on options for Painted, Complete Sets only - Unlocked at 30 Shares -How to create Realistic Cave Pools, video tutorial - Unlocked at 30 shares -Earthy Caves Paint Scheme option - Unlocked at 50 shares -How to paint the Rocky Caves scheme, video tutorial - Unlocked at 60 shares -Ice Caves Paint Scheme option - Unlocked at 100 shares -Magnetized & Accessorized, video tutorial - Unlocked at 125 shares -How to paint the Earthy Caves scheme, video tutorial - Unlocked at 150 shares -Simple Sculpts, Adding Glowing Shrooms, video tutorial - Unlocked at 175 shares -Simple Sculpts, Crystals, video tutorial at 200 shares -Simple Sculpts, Creepy Eggs, video tutorial at 225 shares -PDF Tutorials will be released with each Video Tutorial! Unlocked! This reward is unlocked at 250 shares -Quick Setup: These tiles are not like their linear cousins. Placing down just 1 tile covers the same area as 4 to 8 terrain pieces from other 3d terrain makers. You can create an awesome, natural looking layout in under a minute! You can literally throw them down and get right back to the game. There is a near infinite amount of possibilities. -Modular Variety: Any part of any side of any tile can be placed next to or on top of any other tile. Be creative! They are also double sided! I guess that gives them twice the infinite variety then! HA! -Realism: No other 3D terrain can match TerraScapes ability to create the most realistic looking Caves & Grottos. If you have ever ventured outside, you know that the natural world is not linear. This is the beauty inherent in a nonlinear terrain system! It's non uniform but structured design simulates a natural cave effortlessly. I can honestly say, even I didn't think they were going to work as well as they do. I'm floored every time I design another completely different layout than the one before. -Scale Compatibility: The tile designs have been optimized for 15mm, 25mm, 28mm and even 32mm miniatures! -Terrain Compatibility: Already own a fine cavern set or terrain set? Great! These tiles will enhance ANY other terrain set whether 2D or 3D that you may have already invested in! There is no guarantee that TerraScapes will be compatible with any 4D or higher dimensional terrain. -Game Compatibility: Whether fantasy, sci-fi, western or modern, you may find yourself spelunking and adventuring your way through the deep! -For Enthusiasts AND Hobbyists: We are offering 2 finished options for your set of TerraScapes only during the Kickstarter! The unpainted set is fresh from the mould to your hobby desk. They are ready for prep, primer and paint and of course any other accoutrements. The painted set comes prepped, primed, professionally painted and sealed by TerraScape's own design studio, MGStudio! i.e. My monkeys and Me! -Durability: Made with 100% Dorkenite (a.k.a very sturdy and hard resin). I have thoroughly tested the material by throwing my first prototype into my hardwood table in a fit of nerd rage! Not a stalagmite was injured during this test! -100% American Made! This wonderful product is being produced by gamers just like you. It gives us great pleasure to contribute to your games and enhance the stories being told around your tabletop! I am both proud and honored to announce that Effin Cool Minis will be producing TerraScapes. I am also happy to announce that their studio is less than a 2 hour drive from mine! Moving from production to fulfillment won't involve any overseas partners, boats, shipping containers, or customs. -Scale Modelling made easy! The caverns that you'll discover with Caves & Grottos practically build themselves. Some of the most interesting caverns I've seen made with TerraScapes were constructed by my 10 year old son. -DayOne on KickTraq, check us out!!! All Domestic and International shipping rates apply! I will be using a 3rd party Pledge Manager to account for all shipping charges! Here is a rough estimate for what to expect when shipping up to 3-5 Packs/Add-ons. I will do my best to find better international rates, but to really make a dent in them, I will need an outpour of international support to warrant shipping by boat to select countries. At this time I can not guarantee any better rates until I can gauge the international support! Furthermore, I will require that all International Shipping be insured. USA $8-$17, Australia $68, Brazil $61, Canada $53, China $69, Japan $64, Mexico $55, Russia $68, UK $69, EU $58 In accordance4 with the State of Ohio, I will be collecting 7.25% from any Ohio resident Backer via the Third Pledge Manager. Just wanted to thank you SamuraiJack for attempting too post my KS Project. Its a big project, I nearly gave up finishing it off myself lol. Did we meet at ReaperCon? Hoping I had the pleasure of shaking your hand m8!
  10. minigrinder

    TerraScapes: Caves & Grottos

    I know this was going to be a big issue, if not the only real issue. I'm a huge fan of grids myself. I can honestly say though that it is easy to see the grid where there is none. I've done plenty of playtesting on these and the only time I needed a grid was for spellcasting. I opted to use a string that I made into a ruler to remedy the situation. Let me ask you this though. What if I were to add some notions of a grid with some rocks and cracks. The nonlinear nature of the tiles would make the grid appear a little convoluted, with each having its own grid space. These tiles don't fit together in a rigid linear manner. They are placed on top of and next to in any angle or manner. You would have the grid of 1 tile overlapping or at a different orientation to another. Would this still be a happy median? Would you be more likely to back this project with any hint of a grid? In other news, I made a video of the above photo shoot. check it out!
  11. minigrinder

    TerraScapes: Caves & Grottos

    Mashaaf on TerraScapes. Need I say more? p.s we still aren't funded :( TerraScapes: Caves & Grottos, via @Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1816594163/terrascapes-caves-and-grottos
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    TerraScapes: Caves & Grottos

    As a way to encourage shares I started a contest on my studio's Facebook page. I'll be giving away 3 sets of Terra Tiles Misty Moorlands and Coasts and Rivers! Here's the link to the post for the details. I hope this is OK to share here :) https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1384279624952927&id=653104084737155 Here's some pics of TerraScapes and Terra Tiles hanging out with one another!
  13. minigrinder

    TerraScapes: Caves & Grottos

    I appreciate the support! I know it was risky to launch sandwiched between DF and Bones 4. If I get squashed by a house with chicken legs in the Doomish Dungeon, I will relaunch. Don't get me wrong. I'm gonna work my butt off every day to see this project funded this campaign . However you may yet have a chance to pledge your support. Until then, Share share share! There are other ways to support the project!!!
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    TerraScapes: Caves & Grottos

    This video shows how to build an endless array caverns with TerraScapes for your tabletop. https://youtu.be/PqrTnQ8eIxU
  15. minigrinder

    TerraScapes: Caves & Grottos

    Thanks for all the comments! It's true that Terra Tiles and TerraScapes are not made by the same people. However the kind folks over at RAINN Studios have been mentoring me through this difficult process of launching this Kickstarter! A while back I did supply some miniatures for promo pics for one of their projects. They are same ones I'm using for mine! So I can see who one could be confused lol. I've decided though that I will be giving away some Terra Tiles during the campaign to help spread the word. I'll make a mention of that later when I got the details finalized. As far as the ungridded space goes, I recently responded to another about that issue with this remark: "Thanks for the inquiry. I knew this was going to be a big issue for a lot of people. I don't have any plans to modify them at this point. I too play an rpg that is highly tactical and distances are really very important. When I designed these tiles, I made sure to keep the dimensions of the flat open areas easily measurable by the eye. Most of the spaces are some multiple of a square inch actually. The bottoms of the tiles are even easier to guestimate with its stony pattern. When play testing the tiles I was surprised to find how easy it was to figure distance for simple things like moving. The base of the miniatures provide most of what you need to measure your characters steps. The only issue I really had was with spellcasting. To solve that problem, I took a string and put a green mark every inch, and a red mark every 5 inches. I know that's not ideal to do but it worked! Thanks for the kind words about TerraScapes over look though! They really are a different bird altogether lol. Nothing quite like them out there. I plan on doing a live stream of one of our sessions during the campaign. I think if you watch you'll see the un-gridded space isn't as big a issue as it seems to be. lol hell even I was surprised lol. -David the MG"
  16. minigrinder

    TerraScapes: Caves & Grottos

    Wow! Thanks man! It really means a lot to me!
  17. minigrinder

    TerraScapes: Caves & Grottos

    YAR! It's been too long since I've visited these forums. Life has a way of sucking the life out of you lol. Here's what I've been up to. TerraScapes: Caves and Grottos is my first Kickstarter Project! TerraScapes is a nonlinear modular terrain system that uses 3D tiles to create hyper realistic natural settings for any game that uses miniatures. I have been developing this set of tiles over the course of the last year and it feels great to finally show it off! The Core set contains 9 tiles with an extra exclusive Kickstarter Campaign tile. Every tile is indeed double-sided and made out of very durable resin here in the good ol' U.S. of A.! Their natural design allows for a near infinite array of layouts. Checkout this video showing a few handful of layouts! As an indy studio, I'm going to need all the help I can get, to get these tiles funded. If they catch your eye at all, please take the time to check out my Kickstarter page. It truly means the world to me! Kickstarter Page Link: Thanks so much for your time! Wish me luck!!!
  18. Been busy busy with making yet another fine episode of MiniGrinder Paints! In my 6th episode I painted Reaper's Aina, the Valkyrie. She was sculpted by Patrick Keith, and it is one of my favorite Reaper Miniatures! I am a Nordmann at heart! This miniature is for the winner of last months FREE commission giveaway! whatta lucky fella. I'm sorry to see her go away so soon! Checkerout! Share if you Care! P.S. I sadly couldn't be at Gencon this year. If you happen to be watching this there, show it to the random person next to you! Here's the step by step video in 1080p HD. 3 hours of painting, cut down to 15 minutes
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    MiniGrinder Paints Reaper's Narthrax as a Red Dragon

    So what did you folks think? Have you watched any of my recent ones? I'm getting ready to publish an episode with Reaper's Aina as the subject.
  20. Ahoy! Long time no see! I have been actively pursuing the production of a show dedicated to miniature painting. Recently, I switched the format from live streaming to a recorded show. Here is all three parts to my pilot episode. In each I cover every step I take to produce a finished piece. Checkerout! episode one: base layers and scales episode two: top layers, details and finishing freehands episode three: custom base construction Thanks for watching! Comments welcome!
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    MiniGrinder Paints Velmarius Elazarin as a Planar Mage [VIDEO]

    Thanks for the vote of confidence! Expect many many more vids like this! I'm new to editing, and I'll get better at it, I promise! Next episode, the subject is a hero forge mini. The following one will be Aina, Valkyrie, one of my favorite miniatures! I would love to get into the con circuit! I don't even know where to start. I live just outside of Cleveland too!
  22. Or Celestial Sorcerer.. maybe its a Wanderer Wizard... Who Knows!? Just like always, I show you each of my steps that I take to replicating the Orion Nebula on this fella's robes. Checkerout! Comments are most welcome!
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    MiniGrinder Paints Velmarius Elazarin as a Planar Mage [VIDEO]

    Thanks! It is easy! I think alot of new painters get caught up on the climb when they shoulda took the trail... lol if that makes any sense. Its all about layers, color mixing and brush loading.
  24. MiniGrinder's Valentia Campaign Project There is so much to be done here, and so little time to do it. This project must be completed by the 17th of October. I am counting down the days, but I am confident I can pull it off. I won't be making a thread for every miniature involved, so keep an eye out here for all my work. The campaign takes place in a city which is under occupation. We the players will be charged with organizing the resistance! Each player picked their miniature (I'm playing a dwarf merchant who happens to be very adept at wrestling). For the invading army, I chose to go with the Overlords from Reaper's Warlord line. This way they will all be sure to match. I will be livestreaming much of these pieces except for all the infantry. I will however be taking photos of everything, so no worries there. the Cast of Player Characters From left to right we have: 03276 harrix Firblood 60015 Kyra, Female Inconic cleric 02883 Sir Kimball Crusader P02559B Brewmaster the Cast of NPC's from left to right: 77084 townsfolk Innkeeper 77086 townsfolk: Strumpet 77085 townsfolk: wench from left to right: P06149B 14147 Andras Overlords Captain P06149C P06149A note these come with P06149D sprue of shields from left to right: P06148C P06148A P06148B from left to right: P06147A P06147C + P06147E P06147B Last, but certainly not least we have a couple custom jobs. The invading army has Wyvern Riders I guess. So I am gonna saddle these Blackstings up and throw a rider on them. 02636 Blacksting, wyvern P14258B The Count + his sprue P14258C On top of this I will also be casting and constructing some buildings made from Hirstart's molds. I will definitely make another thread for that part of the project. so please keep an eye out for that. The first thing on my list of things to do is the PC's, so expect some videos today/tonight!
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