Our Kickstarter project is humming along, with just a week left to go! The first stretch goal is fast approaching, and in the updates section we've revealed the full Venturian Lift Infantry Squad, as seen below:
Yeah, they're pretty rad!
And as if that wasn't enough, we also just put up pictures of a concept models for each of the upcoming (and unlockable) new Dark Star factions! You can check them out here! So tell all of your friends, get a little pledge love going, and we'll be able to get all of these great things into your hands ASAP! (You know you want to....)
With the help of some incredible people backing our Kickstarter campaign, we reached the initial funding goal lastnight! The Scorpion and Kh'Erisan 15mm models will now be produced, and the march to our first stretch goal, the Venturian Kh'Lrian APC/IFV has begun.
Below is a sneak peek picture of the Kh'Lrian with one of the 2 turrets the kit will come with.
Keep an eye on our Kickstarter campaign page, as over the next few days we'll be teasing the Venturian Lift Infantry squat that is also a stretch goal. You don't want to miss it!
As of this moment our Kickstarter campaign is at $2,500, just shy of our funding goal and the road to the first unlock! We're incredibly thankful to those who have pledged! We're almost there!
You heard it here first! Our Kickstarter project has gone live!
The primary goal is to get the 15mm versions of the Scorpion and the Kh'Erian and their variants into production. Here is the list of our goals:
Yup, you're seeing that right. 2 new never before seen factions as unlocks!
So drop on by the Kickstarter campaign and five it all a gander.
Thank you for your support!
This is the final week to preorder the 5x 15mm sci-fi car set. Get in while you still can!
You may know that we have a Kickstarter that will be going live in the very near future. (And if you didn't, well, you do now!) Things are still be prepared, but it may have to launch before all is quite finished. But I guess that's the idea of KS, right? Get the funding to get the project done and into your hands...
One of the things that has gone right is that a package of master figures for the first stretch goal arrived just the other day. Now, we don't want to give away too much, so we'll just give you the "Victorian Sexy" shot to tease you a little...
I know, terribly mean. But hey, it's a squad of 11 (only 10 shown), with several different weapons, and there's also a bonus casualty! So, when the Kickstarter goes live throw some money at us and we'll be able to do a heck of a lot more stuff! Please!
We are very pleased to announce that we now have a 5-pack of 1/100 scale/15mm sci-fi cars now available for pre-order!
$20usd gets you one each of (left to right) a Metro-Coup, a Cruiser (which comes with optional light-bar to make it a Police Cruiser), a Mini-Van, Super Sports Car, and Vintage Sports Car (pictured in front). Each resin model comes with both metal wheels and grav/vectored thrust nozzles so you can have either ground cars or those flying ones we were promised oh-so-long-ago!
This pre-order is set to deliver by April 7th. Should production take long, we will let you know. As usual pre-order items are slightly discounted and after the pre-order is over the price for the set will be raised to it's "normal".
Note: flight stands are NOT included. You will need to provide your own.
You can find this set on the pre-order page: HERE.
Lookie, lookie! A couple of new releases for the Spec-Sec line have just been made available!
First off we have an opposition squad for those Spec-Sec elite responders to face down: an External Security Squad from the nation of Kepark.
These are some bad dudes. In essence they are an elite unit of Keparkian Special Forces whose job is to rapidly intervene in developing situations on foreign soil. The Keparkians prefer robotics to cybernetics (after a rather dreadful mass-population hijacking incident a dozen years ago or so) and as such include a pair of combat robots that have been stripped down to lessen weight and improve reaction time for CQB scenarios. With the heavy armor removed from their torso, they now sport ballistic vests, much like their human team members. The team is actually quite heavily armed, with the troopers carrying assault carbines with underslung multi-munition launchers and the combat robots armed with mulit-rifles.
The world of cybernetics and robotics evolves rapidly, and new discoveries and breakthroughs are often the result of individuals tinkering in their own homes and offices rather than the products of corporate development. As such there are a large number of freelancers out there that sell their services to the highest bidder, and not all of their projects are the soft-and-fuzzy type. Robear Medisi is one such individual:
Fond of wearing fashions that have looooong since expired, Robear has been busted for everything from committing back-alley illegal cyberwear implantations and "reclaimed" parts smuggling to drive-armor theft and deadly modification. In fact, it's the last charge for which he is currently being sought for questioning. A pair of Police Vantage drive-armors were stolen and apparently heavily modified. According to Spec-Sec confidential informants, those drive-armors have been hidden somewhere in the city, striped down and given both jump-jets and heavier arm weapons by Medisi and are currently up for sale to the highest bidder.
Dubbed the "Jackdaw" by these same CI's for their grey and black covering, it's only a matter of time before some nefarious ne'er-do-well hands over a wad of cash and goes on a rampage...
All 3 of these releases are now available on the Spec-Sec page.
Stay tuned folks, there is more to come!
The 15mm Puma, S'orhan, and Armored Command Truck pre-order is closed and all orders have been shipped out! These products have now been added to their assigned webstore locations and prices, but we've added platoon deals for the Grav armor.
So you might be wondering what's next? Well, in the immediate na new drive armor has just finished up its trial runs and is ready for deployment, as are some civilian "get around". As soon as there are some less-than-freezing temperatures to allow some paint to get sprayed on you'll see them! Stay tuned folks!
Like just about everywhere in the US, it's been cold here. Very cold! I have had a difficult time reacquainting myself with my airbrush due to my big-ole air compressor being bolted to the floor in the corner of my cold cold cold garage. So, it has taken some time to get the S'orhan all sprayed up. It was a real trial, with having to clean the airbrush every minute of spray time or so, but it is done!
Below you will see one S'orhan worked up with airbrush, the other (a miscast) painted by brush. Sound off on which you like better!
The green for the visual sensors didn't come out as bright as I'd like it to be, nor did the red filter (oil paint) that I applied to the sprayed tank have as much effect as I wanted it to. Next time I will mix up Johnny Ridden Zeon Red and make them look Orkie Fast!
Darkest Star Games
Established in September of 2012, Darkest Star Games strives to bring you the best in 6mm and 15mm miniatures!