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Posted by Patrick Brossard on March 19, 2012 0 Comments

Well, we've finally fulfilled all of our Kickstarter pre-order commitments. And we've got a bunch of terrain sets all painted up and ready to go. Right now we're just testing the integration between our site and the fulfillment warehouse that will be doing the actually packing and mailing of the orders.

Not long now!

Terrain incoming!

Posted by Patrick Brossard on March 02, 2012 0 Comments

Finally starting to get some new sets arriving from manufacturing. We have some pre-orders still to fulfill from our Kickstarter campaign, so those people will be getting taken care of first, but it shouldn't be more than a couple weeks now before we have a bunch painted up and ready to post. I thought delays were bad in my industry (software), but I can tell we still have a lot to learn from the real engineers!


Grimdark Gray paint scheme revisted

Posted by Patrick Brossard on February 11, 2012 0 Comments

I was unhappy with the Grimdark Gray colors. The look we were getting was much too contrasted - the shadows were nearly black, the highlights nearly white. While it didn't look too bad as standalone pieces, it was too bold for terrain. Terrain is supposed to fade into the background a little, the focus should be on the miniatures themselves.

So, we've finished refining the painting steps for it, and I am very pleased with the outcome. We'll be updating the photography in the webstore here before we're restocked, but there's a sample here on our Facebook page where you can check out the new look:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.327745367269066.73685.119282701448668&type=1

Here's a teaser...


More Terrain on Order

Posted by Patrick Brossard on January 09, 2012 0 Comments

Yay! We've got an order of 200 terrain sets incoming with which to finally get the store restocked. Thanks for your patience! Unfortunately, by the time the terrain arrives, is painted, and is delivered to the fulfillment warehouse, it will probably be the end of February. Ugh!

Factory Seconds

Posted by Patrick Brossard on December 22, 2011 0 Comments

We've been posting Factory Seconds (read slightly messed-up models) occasionally for the Kickstarters. Availability of these is very spotty, and they tend to be snapped up pretty quick, but there are still a handful of the Brown ruins available.

Head over to the secret page and roll the dice on what you might receive...   

And... Lift-off with the new site

Posted by Patrick Brossard on November 29, 2011 0 Comments

 Well, it's not as snazzy as the old one, but it's much easier to update. And when you're as busy as we are, that's the main thing!

The Upcoming Concepts page was in dire need of an overhaul, so it has not yet made the transition. Also, we're going to devote a small section to the most terrible abuse we can thing of inflicting on our terrain. To prove how tough it is, of course... not just to be sadistic!

Here's to more frequent updates! <Quaffs the smoky potion>

Paint Schemes

Posted by advancedterrain on August 29, 2011 0 Comments

Color Options

So, here are the color options we're going to launch with. Pretty muted, but at least there's more than gray, gray, gray. gray, gray! Terrain should look great, but eventually fall into the background visually. Unless your battlefield is a carnival... Hey, that might be cool... Anyways; we may eventually add a white marble/ivory look, but we weren't able to arrive at a consistent scheme that we liked, so we're going with just the brown and the gray for now.

In the future, when we start selling direct through this site, we'll make the unpainted versions cheaper. We didn't really expect people to want them unpainted, so we didn't build an upainted option into the Kickstarter. So for now, it's just an option for people who are particular about their paint scheme, not for those looking to save a little.

Wow, things are moving quickly!

Posted by advancedterrain on August 23, 2011 0 Comments
Big Yellow Mold


Zounds! It's been a crazy few weeks. The Kickstarter campaign, uh, kicked off, and quickly exceeded our expectations. Really, really exceeded them, I believe we're about 400% funded as of this writing, and we still have a week to go. This is great!

Anyways, blah blah blah, enough about the business side of things. Since it looks like the funding is a sure thing, we've accelerated our plans. We've gone ahead and gotten the mold maker to commence work, and he has just delivered a sample of our first production case mold. That's the big yellow block there. Not much to look at, is it? No, but it's a beautiful, beautiful thing to behold, particularly if you had seen my own efforts at producing such a mold. Is there a middle ground between dismal failure and abject failure? If so, I had found it.

So, with a bit of luck... we will be pumping out some produciton pieces even ahead of the early September funding date!

Domus Ruin 'B' Fails its Saving Throw

Posted by advancedterrain on July 28, 2011 0 Comments
Domus Ruin B - Destroyed!


What project could be complete without a few little mishaps? As part of our ramp up towards getting the molds created, we've been sampling the services of a few local mold makers. Ruins A, B and C went out to three highly skilled individuals. Or, in the case of Ruin B, perhaps not so highly skilled. This is literally a shot of what the master looked like when I removed it from the ziplock bag he had so kindly gathered its remains in. So... Ruin B will need to be recreated before the end of the Kickstarter project. Luckily, we have lots of pictures to go from.

And happily, Ruins A and C were no worse for the wear as part of their mold making excursions.

Domus Ruin D Has Arrived; Ruins Master Models Now Complete!

Posted by advancedterrain on July 25, 2011 0 Comments
Domus Ruin D


Very exciting, the master models for the Ruins are complete! We are getting very close to kicking off the Kickstarter project at this point. All that remains is writing some content, and coming up with a video that explains who we are, what we do, and why it's so great. None of us a particularly photogenic, unfortunately. Maybe we can hire a model? Perhaps Mr. Angry would like to do the video, that would be... unique!