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.
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!
...upon them models!
The Spec-Sec armored command truck has so far been brush painted with base colors and a little bit of ink. I've been waiting for some custom decals to arrive, but I'm starting to think they will not. Sad face. Well, at least I can get on with further detailing and weathering! figure from Blue Moon Manf is for scale. Love them dudes!
For the Puma and S'orhan I've busted out the old airbrush. It's been too cold here for it to work effectively, but I've done what I can! The Puma too is ready for weathering , though I've decided to skip the filter beforehand (the S'orhan is still drying from filter application. I wanted something red so had to use oil paints. Can't tell the result yet, but here's to hoping!). Again, I have been waiting for decals, but am now pressing on.
There is more to come, and updates as we go along! Remember, there is only 3 weeks left on the current pre-order. Get
Hey y'all! I hope your holiday season has been a good one. The flu has hit like a hammer around here despite trying to avoid it like the proverbial plague. Tis the season!
So... the pre-order for the 15mm version of the Talin IFV is coming to a close at the end of the week. Orders will begin to ship out of here Monday. And a little bird told me the "big 'uns" might just be ready soon as well!
As of 11:59 pm on December 15, the free stowage package deal for early 15mm Talin pre-orders has expired. Those who got their orders in during the first couple of days will receive one 22 piece stowage package for each individual 15mm Talin in their order. ...and let me tell you that's a LOT of stowage!
A BIG "thank you" to everyone that has made a pre-order so far, we really appreciate it!
The 15mm version of the very popular FD24- Talin Wheeled IFV is now up for pre-order! Delivery will begin at the end of the first week of January, 2014, that way packages are not lost in the mail (as happened last year about this time...)
The figure is there only for scale...
This is an 11 piece kit: 1x resin hull, 8x metal wheels and 1x metal turret and 1x gun.
And remember: pre-orders are slightly discounted, and any additional items ordered at the same time as pre-order items will not ship until the pre-order item is ready!
>>>And here's a bonus!<<<
All 15FD-24 Talin Wheeled IFVs pre-ordered between now and 11:59pm US CST on December 15 will come with a 22 piece stowage set, shown below.
Keep your eyes on this space, as other pre-orders are coming up VERY soon.
Since even in the future scientists have more common sense than to allow the "average Joe" to have their own personal jetpacks, the everyday citizen and foreign tourist still needs a way to get around the city. And I can already hear you say "but isn't that what taxis are for?"
Yes. Yes it is.
And here is your taxi of the Spec-Sec future:
It's somewhat stylish, has both ground and air options, and seats about 20 so go ahead and bring your jukebox money.... sorry, got a little lost there! No, it actually seats 4-6, and can be human driven or robot-controled. Also doubles as the dreaded family minivan, and I'm sure some nefarious types might rig it for nefarious purposes, but we will see...
Oh, and it does appear that we will indeed be having a Kickstarter for the Dark Star 15mm line, after the initial 3 releases. This will allow a quicker release of vehicle models as well as figures for the Feddies, Vents, and them evil K-dudes. Rumor even has it that two new factions may be appearing. But you know how rumors are. Sometimes they're even true!
...nope, it's a Scorpion!
Yep, the 15mm version of the FD-24 Scorpion has been sent to be printed, joining some Spec-Sec vehicles in line. It will come with 2 weapons options: long barrel conventional canon and a large caliber autocanon, along with an ammo storage bustle addition. There will be a separate upgrade pack which will have both a rail gun and plasma canon (same as carried by the Puma LODAV GIFV) with a power generator bustle addition (which will replace the ammo stowage that comes with the kit).
Now, word is that I will be receiving a few examples of the Puma, S'orhan and Talin before heading down to MilleniumCon in Austin. I was hoping to get them last week so at least one of each could be painted up but you'll be able to see them "in the raw" at the booth if you drop by. If no changes to the molds are needed they will be put up for pre-order the following week. Rumor also says that the upcoming 15mm stowage packs may also be ready and present, and I sure am hoping so or I will feel like a total boob! The packs will contain tools, bore cleaning rods (disassembled and racked), an assortment of back packs and boxes, camo netting, tarps, fuel and water cans, and maybe even hot food carriers and an ice-chest. I will of course post pix as soon as they are in my hands.
Hope to see y'all in Austin on the 7th-9th!
Darkest Star Games
Established in September of 2012, Darkest Star Games strives to bring you the best in 6mm and 15mm miniatures!