I know it's been a while since there has been a new post or a new release, but I assure you Darkest Star Games is still running strong!
Very soon we will be releasing the following (all 15mm, and probably not in this order):
- 2 new cars and a new van. All kind of grav based.
- Accessory sets for the van and cars, like different front and rear ends, roof ladders and cargo pods.
- Anti-air turret and MLRS turret for the Venturians.
- Support and special weapons, new head and back mount options for the Spec-Sec Pugio Combat Armor.
- Support weapons and back mount options for the Pilum Combat armors.
Also in the pipes (being printed and molded) soon will be a tracked/hover recovery vehicle/ammo carrier for the Federation, a 4 wheeled scout car for the Venturians, and 6mm scale Free Traders (our first spaceships!) for both Federation and Venturian merchants to ply the space lanes. A new cab for 15mm trucks in the Spec-Sec line will be available, as well as a city bus. Oh, and did I mention the crews for 15mm grav-rafts? Almost done! Lots afoot!
Under design: 15mm versions of the Federation and Venturian walkers, hover skirts for the Venturian ground armor, 1st generation grav modules for both the Federation and Venturian ground armor. once these are complete we will be moving on to 2nd generation vehicles, such as the Stormer, Lancer, Zil'Hiran and Goran, as well as some mid-tech infantry.
The following are currently being printed and will be here soon:
The latest sci-fi cars are at the caster and should be along soon. Keep your eyes peeled!
Happy 2018 everyone! I sincerely hope that this year will be even better for everyone than last year, and thank you for continuing to support Darkest Star Games!
I have been getting a lot of questions about "what's coming out next?" So, I thought we would look back at 2017 briefly, then dive into what's in the offing for this year.
I'll go ahead and admit it, 2017 was a very slow year release wise for DSG. The Federation received some much needed tracked support in 15mm scale, as well as the same in hover version with the MBTs. And that is good and much needed.
Yup, that's it. Disappointing, I know. Lots of things were put on the back burner or left incomplete. BUT, they will not remain so!
Here's what is going on for the next year:
Currently in production:
Currently in some percentage of actual design completion:
Currently not an form of complete but may jump up the list:
So, that's a look at what's going on, what's coming up, and what's being thought about. If there's anything you want moved higher on the lists, let me know! The more people sound off, the more likely stuff is to jump in the cue!
Sooooo.... one of the molds for the Skorpios Drive-Armor had a bit of a failure during casting. We only have a small few left in stock, and hopefully these will tide over until a new mold is made.
Now, the Skorpios is one of our oldest models and I was never really happy with how it turned out (some things are a bit squished, due to the print material that was available at the time), so I figured I'd take this opportunity to poll the masses as to whether or not any changes need to be made. Please give the poll below a gander and fill in your favorite feedback dot.
EDIT AND UPDATE:
Thank you everyone for your input, much has been learned. We will be doing a slight redesign on the Skorpios so that it has a little more detail, will be basically in 1 pose, and will be cast in resin instead of metal. Not quite sure of the cost implications just yet, but we will continue to sell what we have remaining of the metal versions until stock is depleted (we have 6 left currently, so don't delay if you want one in metal!) As always, we will keep you posted on developments and releases!
We are having a fall/winter sale!!!!
From Nov. 19 until Nov. 26 you can save 25% off of all orders, just enter the coupon code Nov25 at check out and you are good to go! Orders will begin shipping the following week, just in time for wrapping up for your December holiday of choice!
Super deal for one week only! All tracked vehicles in the Dark Star 6mm Venturian range are only $5 per pack of 3 until Sunday September 10th!
Super deal for one week only! All four 6x trucks in the Spec-Sec range (Flat Bed Truck, Delivery Truck, Liquid Carrier Truck, and Police Carrier) are 30% off until Sunday September 3rd!
Everybody needs a delivery truck of some sort, get yours now!
June already! Wow!
The "What's Next?" poll produced some interesting results. The tallies from this blog, a couple of forums, and via email dictate that the products YOU, our esteemed customer and fellow gamers, want to see coming along next are 6mm Garrhul, 6mm hover Federation tanks, and 15mm tracked recovery vehicles!
Yep, it was a 3-way tie! I was quite surprised by this turn of events, but YOU have spoken, and we will listen!
So to recap and keep everyone abreast of what we are doing at the moment which will be the upcoming releases:
Keep your eyed peeled for news updates and sneak peeks!
Our April sale has concluded, and thank you for making it a real success! Response was much higher than anticipated, and this will help out greatly with out next release.
Speaking of "what's next", just what would YOU like to see for our next release? We have several options ready or almost-ready to go, so please leave a comment and let us know your top choice and we will endeavor to accommodate the most popular!
1. 15mm Federation tracked and hover Ammo carrier/Recovery vehicle
2. 6mm Federation hover Python, hover Cobra, and hover Griffon
3. 6mm Garrhul Garshaw grav tank and Paghgaw grac IFV
4. 15mm Spec-Sec sci-fi cars with modules for customization
5. 15mm Venturian tracked fire support (single Bo'Sha MML and single Tzzoh AAA) tanks
6. 15mm Garrhul grav auxiliaries (non-armored grav people and cargo carriers)
7. 15mm Federation and Venturian walkers
8. 15mm Venturian tracked recovery vehicle
9. 15mm 1st generation grav pod option for Federation and Venturian tracked vehicles
10. 15mm Spec-Sec heavy lift aerodyne
Sound off and let us know!
(Note, Federation and Venturian grav rafts are not listed because they are currently being 3d printed and having crew sculpted!)
We are having our first ever SALE! From now until May 1st you can use the coupon code April at check-out to save 20% off of your order!!! This discount applies to ALL product items, not just a select few, so jump on board and get saving!
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