Sunday 24 January 2021

28mm Scale 3D Printed Sloop and Pirates

As you may have guessed by now I'm a bit of a fan of Printable Scenery's 3D printable models. I've already printed an elven tower, city wall, gateway and mine, but what really drew me to their models was the amazing Lost Ships range. I just couldn't find a reason to make them though...

Well eventually I gave in and found a reason. Looking around I could see that the ideal game for these is Blood and Plunder by Firelock Games. In fact it's quite obvious that the range was intended for that game specifically. (Though the fantasy models don't fit.) So I decided it was time to start collecting and hopefully playing that. 

I've bought the English and French starter sets, 25 miniatures in each and painted up the English models first. I then decided I would build my first ship before moving onto the French. I chose the Sloop as a first attempt as it was probably the most common ship for Pirates in the 17th Century and it was a simple one to do. 

Anyway, the English Pirates and Sloop are now complete, including rigging, sails and cannons.

There were also some English Caribbean Militia in the English starter set...

Apologies for the less lovely backdrop than usual, we're having a new kitchen installed and so there's no room to set anything up for photos.

So, next up is painting the French starter set, then I'll start on the Brigantine, which is currently printing behind me....

Sunday 10 January 2021

28mm City, Countryside, Mine and Dungeon Combined

After combining my medieval city with my countryside boards I decided that the next stage was to combine the dungeon boards in as well. The way I've chosen to do this is with a mine.

I've been planning to do this for a while and have had the bits needed, Terra-Formers, Mantic "Abandoned Mine" set, etc. However with 3D printing now possible I changed this a bit. Instead of the Mantic mine set I've decided to print the OpenLock mine set from Printable Scenery. This is based on the same 1" square system as my dungeon and so fits in well. It's also infinitely expandable, I just have to print more pieces and clip them on!

I've made a Terra-Former board with the mine entrance on it and a hole at the back for the tunnels to come out and join onto the dungeon. This I have magnetised.

I've set up all the areas for these photos, but my dining room table is nowhere near big enough to get the whole lot out. This is just a small 6ft x 3ft section of the whole 15ft x 3ft board I think I can do with all that I have now. I really need a public show to display and use all this... Lets hope there's chance in 2021!