Today’s price re-pricing includes the Dwarven Defenders, Fighter’s Guild, Epic Bosses and Eye of Tievalor categories. With some of the new prices as low as 55% off the original price.
There are also some new products again from the updated sets. The Fighter’s Guild Balista, which I am dfefinitely printing to go on one of my Airships, and a couple of extra bodies for the Great Weapon Fighters.
When the Elegoo Saturn arrived last year it massively changed my production capabilities and has allowed me to reduce my prices. In some cases by a significant amount – over 50% cheaper in some cases.
With the new year upon us I decided there was no better time to go through the catalogue and reprice everything using the new systems. Today I started thew mammoth job with the first 3 Artisan Guild categories. Abyss Daemons, Amazons and Ashen Alfar. I will be working my way through the rest as fast as possible and for now the 20% off offer that ran when the Saturn originally arrived will remain active for those listing that have not been repriced.
The noble Dragonguard is an ancient order of Dragonblood knights who swore allegiance to Ghaomir, the ancient and supreme Dragon-God. Once human, the spirits of the most valiant ancestors among the order had been infused with the sacred dragon’s blood, turning them into immortal creatures of great might and wisdom. Among the most acclaimed heroes of this order of knights, the skalds still sings about the wise leader Scramax the Battlemage; and the brutal “one man army” Nasmaraax the Destroyer, killer of wyverns, a mighty barbarian of disproportionate dimensions feral as a raging Dragon. Hundreds of years ago, during the epic battle for the city of Torm, the Dragonguard and the Fighter’s Guild fought valiantly against the forces of Tialevor and his army of Soulless and Ashen Alfar. Even the legendary Dragon Ornithaax, son of the Dragon-God Ghaomir, took part in the battle, decimating the ranks of the current Tyrant-God. In the age of ashes, the Dragonguard order lives in total seclusion, awaiting the resurrection of the revered Ghaomir to oust the God-Tyrant from his throne.
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.
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.