Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
ced1106

Secret Weapon Miniatures: Preprinted Bases

Recommended Posts

Designs include cobblestone, cobblestone, green 40K, and yeah I'll pick up more cobblestone. :poke:

 

Made in the USA. Economic disruption in China has shut down non-essential production, including plastic injection figures.

 

Q&A on Dakka https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/785873.page

 

Live: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/secretweapon/hd-bases-by-secret-weapon-miniatures

 

Quote

We are talking about full color, textured 3D prints directly on HIPS bases in just about every size you could ask for. The prints are resilient as hell, and 100% READY TO USE out of the box. You just glue your minis on (or pin even!) as you normally would and that's it, your bases are game ready.

There will be 6 themes to start, and many more to come if all goes well. The goal with the designs is to do things that are hard to replicate yourself without investing a ton of time and quite likely a lot of skill. Fine line-work, gradients, patterns. All with at least 2-3 levels of UV printed relief, adding amazing texture that is shockingly effective, especially in real life.

 

Quote

Q: Are they fragile like Shapeways etc.?
A: They are extremely resilient and hard, being UV cured 3D printing ink, this is a different beast than the powdery and 3D prints you may have had experience with before. You have to go at them pretty hard with something very hard and sharp to put a dent in them. They also will not shatter, you can pin on them too. They bond thoroughly to the base during the printing process.

Q: Are the bases hollow underneath like a regular plastic base?
A: Yes they are, they are in fact, regular HIPS plastic bases just as you know. You can magnetize or weight to your heart's content just as you always have if that is your thing!

Q: How high are they, what do you mean by texture?
A: The prints are texturized, with multiple levels of depth, but they are texture about 1-2mm, not objects sticking out. Think of it like a super emboss, but with a lot more detail and sharpness. It enhances the look as all those edges catch the light and add a huge impression of depth, especially on things like grass, vents and grillwork, bolts, seams on decking, diamond plate... those things are in scale relief and we are emphasizing that kind of application.

 

Edited by ced1106
  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got a hands on of these at LVO this year. The detail on the bases is very nice & clear. Also whenever there is texture, it feels well under the fingertips as well. I may or may not back this one.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been watching these on FB.  I like the cobblestone look a lot.  I like the mosaic, but not the colors.  So, would I end up repainting them?  Going to depend on what the pledge levels are like, and the sizes/shapes available.  I have particular needs. 

 

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They look neat, but the biggest question I have is if they cover the full 25 / 40 / 55 / 70mm bases with this range, or if they'll stick with 40k sizing and jump from 40mm to 60mm,and then to ovals from there... 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here ya go! ::):

 

Quote

Q: What sizes will be available?
A: As of time of writing,

THE SIZE LIST -

BEVELED
Cavalry 70x25
Circle 25
Circle 28
Circle 32
Circle 40
Circle 50
Circle 55
Circle 60
Circle 80
Circle 100
Oval 60x35
Oval 75x45
Oval 90x52
Oval 105x70
Oval 120x92
Oval 170x105

ROUND LIP
30mm
40mm
50mm
60mm
80mm
100mm
120mm

 

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Um...wow.

These look great, I should go through my stuff and see if there's a project suitable to use them for (which also requires me to have the necessary finances...)

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is there any idea about pricing?

 

Edit: Sorry, on the dakkadakka post it says similar to other SWM bases.

Edited by Pineapple

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, ced1106 said:

Here ya go! ::):

 

 

No 70mm, but those are rarely used in Infinity as only one model is Silhouette 8, and there hasn't been any discussion of more models being that size yet (or at least that I've noticed). 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good question. MajorTom on Dakka's been fielding questions (and suggestions) so make sure to ask him about 70mm availability, if only to give SWM feedback!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’ll definitely scope this out when it hits KS. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Disciple of Sakura said:

Wait, so these are 100% flat? Rather than actually three dimensional bases?

 

They are "textured" according to descriptions I've seen. I don't think they  are dimensional like many resin bases. 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By ced1106
      Tiny Furniture's "Inserts 25mm - Village garbage" is a five-piece set of 1" circular garbage base inserts for your miniatures. They may also be used as terrain, objective markers, etc, with or without bases. Like Tiny Furniture's other miniatures, they have the high level of detail you expect, and can be painted easily by beginner players. Like Tiny Furniture's "Dungeon Garbage", the miniature bases have an assortment of garbage suitable for dungeons, city states, and villages. Each heap pile is a collection of smaller distinct items, so, like "Dungeon Garbage" you have the option of giving as much attention (and time) to the details as you would like. The bases are available unpainted. While I didn't see a painted version in the catalog, you can contact Tiny Furniture and see if a painted version is available.
       
      The five bases have different garbage:
      * Rat with barrel, plate, and bone.
      * Chest with broken plate.
      * Broken wheel, urn, and skull.
      * Broken barrel bottom, wood, and urn.
      * Broken pottery and wood.
       
      Color Scheme : Realistic and in the Background. Unlike Tiny Furniture's "Garbage Debris" miniature set, you may not want the garbage bases to be so demanding that they take the focus of the viewer's attention from the miniature on the base. This may result in the overall miniature and base looking too busy, as each element of the miniature and base is demanding the viewer's attention. At most, maybe the rat might be painted to be more noticeable by the viewer. Real garbage is a homogenous mess, typically brown, so I went with painting the miniature with that in mind, still painting the features differently if the viewer picks up the miniature to look at it closely. One of the photos has the "Garbage Debris" set next to the inserts.
       
      Painting Tips. I primed in a brown colored primer, followed by a dark brown wash, such as Army Painter's Strong Tone wash. I then painted the wooden pieces the same brown color, more or less. Skulls and bones were painted ochre. Optionally, you can then drybrush or paint ochre as an undercoat for lighter or different colors. Besides paints, you can use washes for a faded coloring. Both the Army Painter and Secret Weapon Miniatures has a range of colored washes you can use. To unify the base, I then used a brown wash, Secret Weapon Miniature's Sewer Water. You can then edge-highlight wood, etc. with a lighter brown and ochre. For the rat, I painted it grey, with flesh tone paws and ears, then black for its eyes. To make the rat stand out a little, I did not wash it.
       
      Conclusion. Most painters considering Tiny Furniture's "Inserts 25mm - Village garbage" are probably intermediate painters, but the set should be accessible to beginners with some terrain experience as well. The inserts can be used as garbage piles for a variety of other uses, such as objective markers, rough terrain, garbage piles, and so on.
       
       





    • By lexomatic
      This looks pretty fun. Apologies for formatting on my phone and stuff got lost. They pay a living wage
    • By Brindelwald Miniatures
      Hi everyone,

      Firstly I´m pleasured to take part of this forumm . My name is Alvaro Gonzalez and Im a spanish miniatures sculptor, for last year I have been sculpting some miniatures and the time has come to pre lunch my first kickstarter campaign that I will launch in two weeks around.

      This deal with 32mm scale (23mm tall to eyesline) resin fantasy miniatures for wargames, collectors and painting. It will be a small project of 9 dwarves miniatures.

      It would be great having the support of this community for carrying on my brand.

      You can keep posted about news in our facebook , I will post news every week.

      https://m.facebook.com/pages/category/Games-Toys/Brindelwald...
      instagram.com/brindelwaldminiatures/
      I show you a small sample. Thank you.
       


    • By SamuraiJack
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/omnissious/omnissious-power-packs-rechargeable-led-kits-for-minis
       
      Story
      The essence of miniature modeling has always been to capture the magic of imaginary worlds. When I was growing up, I used to love looking through magazines showing highly detailed models in epic battle scenes. All those visuals were a catalyst for my imagination thinking of all these magical worlds. I was amazed to find out that not only was it a hobby to build and paint them, but that I could create those magical worlds for myself! Even now, the aspect I appreciate most about this hobby is expressing myself through kitbashing and bringing my imaginations to reality. I’m always thinking of ways to improve the magic of my models so it's only natural that I started thinking of how to add lights to them!
      I was really inspired by what other members of the community were coming up with and the techniques they used to achieve certain effects. I was talking to a talented painter from my local game shop about adding lights to his miniatures. He said it was a really cool idea but lost interest quickly because of all the problems involved with where to put the batteries and how to change them out.
      My partner and I looked around and what most people were doing was adding a cell battery to the bottom of their bases and letting it dangle out or sealing something a bit more heavy duty in their models. We set out to design a power system that fits in the base, and is rechargeable to keep your models playable and removing all the hassle with jerry-rigged battery systems.
      The solution we came up with is an easy plug-in system so once you have the model wired up, you just have to connect it to the power pack and close it up! Once your model is finished and the power pack is in the base, charging your model is as simple as displaying it on the charging station. We used a wireless charging system similar to the Qi chargers used for phones. 
      The charging station uses a USB cord so you can easily charge it in any wall socket or even from your computer!  
      Here is how to install the Omnissious power packs:
      Step 1: Drill a hole in the base where you want to connect your model Step 2: Thread the electrical wire through Step 3: Plug in your Power Pack With backgrounds in engineering, it was important for us to confirm that our device could be mass produced before asking for funding. So we worked directly with a manufacturer to test and confirm manufacturing plans. We even tested the prototypes on our models and have been using them in our weekly games and tournaments… for uh, science. Check them out!
      LEDs in the heads light and the canon LEDs in the plasma gun LEDs to light up the candles on this ritual table LEDs in the eyes and right hand LED color options displayed in a group of elementals  
    • By Lihmeth
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/medieval-village-npc/dungeon-tile-sorcerer/description
       
      Basically, a program to plan your dungeon. Pretty useful for 3D printing, and comes with it's own set of Egyptian tiles. You'll be able to upload other tiles as well, if you have the STL files. Super Early Bird (50% off, 25$) still available for now ;)
      They have some videos on the page that show how it works.
  • Who's Online   15 Members, 0 Anonymous, 58 Guests (See full list)

×
×
  • Create New...