Getting back ontop of the new releases from Artisan Guild and we’ve got a brilliant one today. The Rakshakin Headhunter and Djinn. Also the start of the new modular Cavalry options that Artsian Guild are starting to release.
With the inclusion of the Elegoo Saturn into my workflow I have been able to re-structure my pricing system which has resulted in lower prices across the board for this release compared to other releases.
I will be running all the previous resin releases through the new formula but this will take time. So for now I am going to leave the 20% off voucher active for all resin products that have not been re-priced and I will work through re-pricing the back catalogue as fast as I can.
Worshipers of the ancient Shapeshifter God Melmor, the Kobolds are ignoble lizard-dog horned demons who move around hopping on two legs. These short wicked monsters infest mines by stealing precious minerals and replacing it with toxic ones in order to spread the plague of their god. Cities with sewage systems are teeming with these evil and keen beings. Adventurers should never underestimate Kobolds: their innate abilities to brew potent poisons, stab and hide could catch even the most veteran soldiers off guard.
A big stepping stone in the production capacity of Monstrous Makings has been reached with the arrival of the Elegoo Saturn. Pre-Ordered in the first batch available, on the 6th June, I managed to score one of the rare Early Birds and then the waiting game was on. Elegoo had their fair share of troubles with the fulfilment but they kept us up to date with how things were going and I patiently waited for the dispatch notice.
My printer left the Elegoo factory on 28th August and a tense few weeks went by as I waited for it to arrive at the local warehouse, then on Tuesday I got the email saying it had been booked with the local courier for delivery and it arrived this morning.
I got too excited to do any kind of unboxing so I got straight onto setup and printing. The setup guide was straight forward and after making sure I could get the lid off the printer where is was going I cracked on with levelling. The process was very straight forward and in less than 15 mins I was loading up the first print. I always test each new printer with the same model, Hildara Bloodrage, she’s short and sliced at 50 microns, making for a fast print, and packed with detail. It also gives me a nice comparison with each new printer.
2:45 later and she’s all finished and ready for cleanup. Here are some shots of her with the supports on after a wash, supports removed (but no other post processing), and a light coat of Army Painter Grey Primer (still no other post processing)
First impressions are very good, with very little noticable layer lines and the larger build plate triples the capacity of the Sonic Mini next to it. I’m a very happy troll right now.
So to celebrate I will be offering a 20% discount on all SLA printed products. The discount will be automatically applied to each applicable product.
Which will you build first? The heroic M.U.S. Ranger with their detachable tail-taser? Or perhaps the dastardly W.A.S.P. Drone, a flying menace with fully loaded stingers? Maybe you want to see what happens when you combine both sets of components to create some kind of monstrosity?
Whatever you decide and however you want to play, Rift Rodents are an exciting collaboration between Monstrous Makings and TIPPOM toys that brings you classic action figure vibes mixed with a slick new retro themed brand.
The future is bright for the Rift Rodents, with a huge range of characters currently in development. Not only this, but TIPPOM are working with other great designers to further the brand through music, comic books and animation!
Get ready Rift jumpers, we are about to drop the first ever wave of Rift Rodents action figures. Shipped in a labelled bag ready for construction, you will receive detailed 3D printed components with cast polyurethane pegs to connect everything together. These two extremely limited characters are available to buy as a bundle from 21:00 GMT tonight, exclusively on the Monstrous Makings store.
The ‘Troubles in Tavern’ set are an expanding set of ‘Heroes’ to mark milestones in Artisan Guild’s Patreon following. The latest hero, Gyros Shipwrecker has just been released and Artisan Guild have teased some details about the last 2(3) in the set.
At 7000 Patrons Artisan Guild will be releasing the following models to complete the set. In their own words here are the descriptions of Tino Kobold-Bane and Gnish & Gnosh
Tino Kobold-Bane, is inspired by our great personal trainer and friend Tino Rinderknecht. He will be the classic barbarian wielding a huge claymore. Will you unlock him in time to get rid of the Kobold who will infest our Patreon next month?
Gnish & Gnosh, two crazy gnomes! They will probably also get the name of “Double Trouble”, it works so well with the Troubles in Tavern line! This model will be a combination of two gnomes one on top of the other. The craziest one on the top, Gnish, will be throwing alchemical explosive concoctions like there’s no tomorrow. Gnosh, the stronger and growler brother, will be charging enemies from the bottom with a chained flail and shield. We are really in love with this character, and will stick to the concept we made as much as possible, with Gnish accidentally stamping the eye of the poor Gnosh.
Artisan Guild have continued revisiting their older releases to bring them up the spec with the newer one.
This time it was the Orc Barbarians that got a makeover. There are 2 extra bodies for the Modular Orc and Greatweapon Orcs along with many extra modular weapons. Throgar also gets his chance to ride Gorefang and the new Orc Warshrine is the perfect centre piece to your Orc encampment. The heroes also get modular ball joints so they can be equiped with a variety of other weapons too.
August’s release from Artisan Guild are the fantastic Eye-Cult Gryphkin. They are as always phenominal sculpts that would be perfect for a number of Dungeons and Dragons race like Aarakocra and Kenku which are so often underrepresented in model ranges.
The Legendary Arcanix is a huge model that is worthy of being an Epic Boss in its own right.
Once a cult of humans, the Gryphkins are the legendary people of the sky, often living in sacred or unholy place far away from the rest of the world. Their appearance and skill depends on where their eggs had been laid. The noble High-Gryphkin of the Cult of the Eye protects the Eye of Tialevor from the lust of sorcerers and Kings on the peak of the Wyvern Mountains. The eggs laid in the realms of mortals generate wingless Gryphkin, smaller, but skilled in the art of shadow manipulation, espionage and murder. In the Cult of the Eye both forms are essential to keep the Eye safe and at the same time protect the world from its endless corruption, but It would seem that the evil influence of the Eye has slowly turned his jailers into his… thralls.
The Dwarven Oathbreakers take a break from mining only to realise they are not alone.
Recently Artisan Guild released an update to their Dwarven Defenders set to include the Mine Entrance scenery piece. I decided to print one out and paint it up, which also drove me to paint up the Oathbreakers I printed when they first came out.
I realised I needed to set up a little scene with the Sparksoot Goblins but you’ll have to excuse the rubbish image editing skills in the first pic.
I find myself in need of help from our awesome Dungeons and Dragons Community in creating some pre-gen Characters that I can use to make sure I can always include anyone at my table when Nerdy re-opens. I would normally try and do this myself but I’m finding little free time to work on these so I am asking the community for aid.
What I Need:
10-15 Pre-Gen Character PDFs. Each character needs to be level from Level 1-20 with a PDF cheets for each level.
What I am offering for your help:
Each completed Character will gain you a £10 voucher for this website.
If you are interested in helping me out with this endeavor then please keep reading, otherwise thank you for stopping by and reading this far.
Firstly the Characters should be based upon one of the models featured in one of the following categories (so that I can provide the player with a fully painted miniature for the game)
Next please get in touch with your model choice and intention to create a character, this is to ensure there is enough variety in the characters that you create. If too many other people have already created a character based upon that model then I will ask you to select another one, please also include the model’s name or description on the character sheet. I’ll also provide details on where to send the completed character sheets.
Characters will primarily be played in an Eberron/Arcana Punk setting and that should be taken into account, things like prosthetic limbs are readily available and can be utilised at any level. Firearms are also present in the setting (counting at martial ranged weapons) and the following table provides details of all the available weapons. I wont be policing equipment but please make your best effort to keep equipment level relevent to character level.
Any character class and subclass from an officially published Wizards of the Coast D&D book is acceptable.
Magic Items and Other Equipment: Using a slightly modified version of the DMGs Starting Equipment Table on page 38 Characters will receive the following starting gold, equipment and magic items.
Normal Starting Equipment
Normal Starting Equipment, 500 plus 1d0x25gp, 3 Uncommon and 1 Rare Magic Items
Normal Starting Equipment, 5,000 plus 1d0x250gp, 6 Uncommon and 2 Rare Magic Items
Normal Starting Equipment, 20,000 plus 1d0x250gp, 9 Uncommon, 2 Rare and 1 Very Rare Magic Items
With the inclusion of the Elegoo Saturn into my workflow I have been able to re-structure my pricing system which has resulted in lower prices across the board for newer releases compared to older releases. I will be running all the previous resin releases through the new formula but this will take time. So for now I am going to leave the 20% off voucher active for all resin products that have not been re-priced and I will work through re-pricing the back catalogue as fast as I can. Dismiss