I'd like to hear some input from you - I've been wondering what kind of games you enjoy most - skirmish games, full-blown army level battle games, boardgames?
We're in a lucky times - there's quite a selection in the market. While I've started with playing army-level ones , currently it seems I gravitate towards smaller ones - something that's more menagable for me, that allows me to transport models to a buddy more easily and concentrate on painting individual models more. But that doesn't mean that my love for fielding tons of models ceased :D ....
What aspects of gaming you like and which you don't? Which genres you prefer? When...
Those that bought our models in a local store propably seen our blisters... And well... let's be honest - they are not among the prettiest ones. I know that it is not packaging that's important, but contents - but on the other hand I've felt for a long time that with so much work that went into design and making of our items it would be great to have a packaging that's worthy :) .
It has taken a while, but with a help of our friend 'Lycan' we finally got those - and boy, the improvement is so clearly visible :) :
They are also color coded , so for example heads bits have orange strip on top while torsos and backpacks have...
Ever since we've released Jane and Anne, our guerilla heroines, it was no secret I want to make more. A whole squad of badass guerilla female soldiers sounded to cool to miss such opportunity :) .
It was Gregor Adrian capable hands that brought those into reality:
.... and initial quick concepts were drawn by Ana.
The miniatures will be ready for release within a month - I already can't wait to see the paintjob by Chris.
... not really ;) . But it is true that rapid prototypying techniques really do make a lot of things to change.
Some time ago I had a discussion when one of people argued that 3D printing quality wise is not up to the standart yet to make good miniatures. As it is something we've been doing for the past 2 years I disagree - and hopefully pics below will prove that :) .
One of the benefits of using this technology is that you're able to scale the models to your liking without a need of actually resculpting them - you simply print them in different scale :)
But to be honest it is also one of the main issues really -...
THE WINNER TAKES €50.00 !
All you have to do to win a €50.00 gift certificate to use at our webstore, is Facebook Like both Blood of Kittens and Maxmini and then give a thumbs up or comment to the link for this post. The key here is you must like both Facebook pages and the contest update from each Facebook page to qualify. If you already both Maxmini and Blood of Kittens fans then just thumbs up both updates and be entered to win! Extra points will be given to any comments with pictures or ideas for using Maxmini products.
The contest will run only for a week and then a week after that we will announce a winner!
Have fun guys and...
As I've posted on FB winners of the comments contest are:
Ángel Santana Dorta
Congrats guys! I really enjoyed AA's suggestions and comments regarding the site - I really wish to implement some of those ideas. It was also cool to have a 3d software related discussion with Marcin.
Anyways send me a message with info what your webstore accounts are and I'll add you to Supremes so you could benefit from a discount. Remember that atm it works only with full checkout, with regular PayPal - PayPal Express won't work (hopefully by the end of the next week it will be ok).
How it works? Simple -...
When we finally got the greatcoat arms done I've been thinking about making a squad using our bits. But the thing was that I imagined quite specific heads that we haven't had in the offer - so I decided we should make those :) . The idea behind them was using a clasic WW2 German helmet design with some wicked gasmask/respirators to get this menacing, tox troopers look.
I've searched the net for references and quickly worked out the helmet in Rhino. I was eager to check how would it look on actual head sculpt. Luckily we have plenty to choose from. What's even better a couple of month ago I've been playing with reverse engineering and...
... literally ;) . Really ! This melevolant creature of insanity and random tentaclish goodness has had its ways before it got released.
It all started a couple years back when I got this idea born from B movies (you can blame "Tremors" and "Braindead" mostly). The main issue was explaining the idea to the sculptor. I've been feeling rather uncomfoartble when it comes to drawing at the time ( to be honest I still do - but I'm not afraid to take a pencil anymore :D ), but luckily around this period I've got in touch with Piotr who seemed to be really into monsters (he did a crazy good concept for our cyclops before). A couple of...