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Ok, that top line sounded a bit corny, need to come up with a better one!

In the modeling section I've been posting a bit about some of the projects I've been working on, and in the last couple of days I've opened up a shop on Shapeways named Bits Blitz. The idea is to make some stuff modelers can use for their existing games and expand on their conversion work.

I hope that in the longer run I'll be able to find a caster who can produce them. But for now it's all printed material.

The modeling threads will keep the whole WIP updates, but I thought this thread would be more fitting to have official releases and teasers posted on.

First of all some space ship oriented stuff!

Martinet Light Cruiser (Aquila Pattern)

The Martinet Light Cruiser has been the backbone of many fleets in the sector. Able to carry vast amounts of fighter craft and bombers, the Martinet is often used as an escort to transport envoys. However, the lack of serious firepower means that the ship cannot operate without support of others. Kit includes a single two piece model. Base not included.

Absolutist Light Cruiser (Aquila Pattern)

The Absolutist Light Cruiser can function as a flagship for smaller fleets. What it lacks in speed, it compensates in firepower. However, without extra support as for example the Martinet the Absolutist would remain a fragile target. Kit includes a single two piece model. Base not included.

Torpedoes

40 models that could either be used as missiles or torpedoes. Each model is about 15mm x 3.7mm x3.7mm. Does not come with bases and/or stems. I could imagine these being used as torpedoes for a space ship game, but they could also be used as alternative missiles models for Tau battleships or whatever you can come up with.

Some 28mm (or 32mm, whatever interpretation you use for this) scaled stuff:

Spiked gauntlets

Feel like beating your enemies to pulp? These spiked gauntlets will do the trick! Suitable for 28mm scaled models. Set includes one left and one right hand. You can get a better deal
here, by getting a pack of five pairs instead of one.

Buzz saw



The essential weapon and power tool for the madman! Perfect fit for 28mm scale miniatures. The model comes in two components: the weapon and the buzz saw wheel. The weapon itself is around 21mm long. The saw wheel has a diameter of about 7mm. You can get a better deal here, by getting a pack of five weapons instead of one.

Expect more stuff in the coming weeks!

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Cool looking buzz saw. Is it oriented towards greenskins (size wise) or would it fit in the hands of a standard human sized figure? Say the kind of human who is a religious fanatical that occasionally feels his job requires the use of a large rotary saw for eviscerating things

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The model is based on heroic scale weapons, so everything is a bit bigger than normal. Whilst designed for human fanatics/workers/gladiators/barbarians, it could also fit the hands on a larger creature since both grips are 5mm long.

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For the BFG ships you should get one of each printed off and painted. It would probably help move them.

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That is the plan. Some people have expressed interest in ordering them, so hopefully I can show you some of those in the near future.


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They are made for humans? Oh good.


Bookmarked this page for future use.

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Those ships look awesome! I agree that you should get them printed off so that we can see what they look like in the flesh plus we get a decent scale shot.

   
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 Hulksmash wrote:
For the BFG ships you should get one of each printed off and painted. It would probably help move them.


There's a reason Shapeways stores typically don't display printed items. It's because it doesn't help move them

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I've tweaked the buzz saw weapon[ a bit to make it more print friendly.


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print one out, then cast it for relativly cheap and then just pour your own resin. i do that for all my extra weapons and custom combis that im making. good for helms and shoulders too.

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A tad bit expensive, but I might buy an Absolutist Light Cruiser. What material is best suited for wargames?
   
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I would recomment Frosted Detail or Frosted Ultra Detail. The strong + detailed plastics are cheaper, but tend to be less detailed.


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Brontes Assault Boats



Named after an ancient deity for thunder, the Brontes Assault Boat has become somewhat of a rare sight amongst naval forces. With other types of assault boats becoming more standardized, the Brontes is currently only carried by the oldest of battleships. However, elite forces often still use the Brontes due to its additional armor.

Kit includes 40 Brontes Assault Boats, suitable for spaceship scaled games. Each model is 10mm long, 5.2mm wide and 2.8mm high.

Bases and stems not included.



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Aquila Hammers

Smaller than conventional war hammers, the Aquila Hammer can be used with one hand. For this reason it is quite common for warriors to wield two such hammers when fighting heretics, aliens and horrors much worse. Kit includes 5 Aquila Hammers, suitable for 28mm to 35mm scaled miniatures. Each hammer is around 13.4mm high and 14.4mm wide.

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As a tribute to by Gun_wun's amazing Ork fleet, I've quickly put together some Scrapfleet turret kits, which are now available on Bits Blitz:

Heavy Turrets:

Comes in a set of 10 turrets. Each one of them is 11.84mm x 7.08mm x 8.7mm. You can get them here.

Light Turrets:

Comes in a set of 10 turrets. Each one of them is 10.12mm x 5.86mm x 4.52mm. You can get them here.

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Look what just became available at Bits Blitz: link.



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Got some more possible BFG proxy stuff available!

Transportship Alpha:
The Alpha transportships were designed to carry liquids, from fuels to water. The kit includes 5 ships that could be used for existing spaceship games. Stems and bases not included. Each ship is 11.75mm wide, 14.57mm tall, and 51.54mm long.



Transportship Beta:
The Beta transportships were designed to carry solid goods, anything from foodstuff to weapons. The kit includes 5 ships that could be used for existing spaceship games. Stems and bases not included. Each ship is 16.12mm wide, 17.62mm tall, and 41.62mm long.



Fighters:
The 'heavy fighter' models would make great ordnance markers for spaceship oriented wargames. Kit includes 25 heavy fighters. Each model is 8.48mm wide by 7.68mm long by 2.90mm tall. Bases and stems not included.



Escort craft:
Escort craft can form the backbone of many fleets. Each craft is 37mm long, 13.5mm wide and 8.8mm tall. Comes in a squadron of 10, stems and bases not included.


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Looking for some Destroyer sized escorts?
.

Kit includes 5 ships, each one of them is 9mm wide, 10mm tall and 34mm long.

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Need some extra pistols?


Available here: http://shpws.me/PsOY

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It might be worth making a new thread, since all the previous pics in this one are broken links (cursed Photobucket!)
   
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Hmm, maybe I should....

By the way, if I would find a producer for them...what material would you guys prefer: metal or resin?

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Resin, please!

   
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This project has been quiet for way too long!



Shapeways' quality and markup have left me very disappointed. This means that in the coming weeks I'll be opening a new shop to sell my designs (STL's) directly to the community. For now the main focus will be 'smallscale' (anything between 6mm, 8mm, and Titanicus scale whatever each of those three might be) components, but at a later date it might also include other stuff.

In the meantime I've opened up some social media channels, so follow and like them!

https://www.instagram.com/bitsblitzdesigns/

https://www.facebook.com/BitsBlitzDesigns

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I hope small scale includes the ships. Best of luck on your new shop!

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Ships will be added at a later date I think. Most of my ship designs that are 'grimdark' in nature are done for Vanguard Miniatures.

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You need to make your multi-part models onto sprues. Shapeways hates handling multi-part models and they are prone to part loss/error, and you're killing yourself on pricing. For something like those torpedos or small ships, make a small condensed sprue in something like a cylindrical formation with a mm or two gap between parts. You want the volume of your model to be as small as possible based on how SW pricing works, and so that they can fit your model easier into a build plate full of files. There's no reason those torpedos or turrets should cost anywhere near that much if you design your files for the process.

   
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Here’s the thing with Shapesways: they change their policy every once in a while. Back in the day I’ve sprued up all my stuff, but then they changed it to it being cheaper when everything is separate. On top of that, even if I would make the model optimal, I’m very limited in the markup I can add without it becoming too expensive.

Also the quality of the prints are a bit of a hit and miss.

So because of that I’d rather sell my products through another platform.

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 Malika2 wrote:


So because of that I’d rather sell my products through another platform.


No argument there I have a few things that have somehow turned out to be great evergreen products on SW and a whole bunch of stuff that was useful once and never gets ordered as the prices keep going up.

   
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Awesome that you'll be doing 8mm/Titanicus stuff.

Looking forward to seeing it!
   
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In case you're not following the social media channels (I'm now also on Twitter), here are some pics of upcoming stuff:



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