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Made in gb
Dakka Veteran






Cheltenham, UK

Hi! I'm Robey, but you might remember me from such best-selling miniatures games as Horizon Wars and... er... Well, anyway.

A couple of years ago, Macrocosm Miniatures ran a moderately successful Kickstarter to launch a range of globular, floating monsters. But although they continued to sell moderately well, Chris at Macrocosm was distracted by more successful projects and decided to sell a load of his stuff off, including the Ballmonsters.

Chris and I had already been collaborating on developing a supporting game for the Balllmonsters, so I decided to throw caution to the wind and take the opportunity to get my hands on his amazing balls. It is fair to say I now have Chris's balls in my hands. And here's the photographic evidence!



I have just today put them up on the brand new Precinct Omega website for sale. The Ballmonsters! game - best thought of as trying to play billiards whilst on an acid trip - is still being fine-tuned, but you can find beta rules on the Ballmonsters Facebook page.

My aspiration for Precinct Omega is a range of games aimed at the budget end of the market. I want to put the best-quality of game experience into people's hands without breaking their banks. Horizon Wars was built on this principle and we very much hope to do the same for Ballmonsters! and for the other games we have planned for the next couple of years.


   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

What size are these guys? Would they look good as replacement heads for chaos warriors and chaos marines? Or are they too large for that?

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in gb
Dakka Veteran






Cheltenham, UK

Well, these ones are essay to large for that unless you wanted them to look like bobbleheads.

But there are also microballs in the range that might suit your needs. I'd honestly never considered it, so if I have time, I'll do the experiment!

R.

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Omadon's Realm

This would make a sweet Chaos Knight head.





 
   
Made in gb
Dakka Veteran






Cheltenham, UK

Well, that's a 32mm plastic hex base it's on, so that would be one bobble-headed knight.

   
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[MOD]
Keeper of the Space Fleet Flame






Arlington, va

 precinctomega wrote:
Well, that's a 32mm plastic hex base it's on, so that would be one bobble-headed knight.


I think he means the giant robots and not the horsy riders.

 
   
Made in gb
Dakka Veteran






Cheltenham, UK

Oh, right! All makes sense, now. Yes, it probably would at that. It looks like Sir Blinksalot might be my first product to need re-casting at this rate.

   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





Glad to see these get a new home as they are really characterful, unique looking minis and are a joy to paint, Chris sent me a message saying i was partially responsible for the funding and success of the campaign and thanked me as i posted it everywhere i could, in about 12 forums, 8-10 FB groups and about 10 G+ groups and kept them all up to date each day.

The pics of all the Balls except the Monster Balls, all have the top of their heads cut off in the photos in your webstore!

Do you have plans for any new Balls and did you buy the full range? as i dont see the accessories, legged, undead, hairy, deflated, micro and a few of the other "normal" Balls on your webstore, there was 66 individual sculpts(unless i counted mine wrong)!

Those of you who are asking the average size of the Balls are about @20mm in size except the 2 giant Balls which are @50mm, 5 or 6 Balls are @25mm and micro-Balls are @10mm, the Balls are a good proxy for Squigs

   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Sir Blinksalot is the star of the show in my opinion. I have no idea what I’d use them for except normal marine heads which they are too big for unless I do Jack in the Box chaos marines.

The website needs help, a clear cart and smaller pics with something to scale them with would do wonders.


If I could get seated legs to fit on these I think I may have found replacement ideas for chaos marine bikes. Use them as pogoballs that the chaos marines can bounce around smacking the out of the emperors finest.

Please for all that is unsacred we need scale shots .

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Ordered a couple of blinkalot, looks like the most promising for working with.

The store pics all seem cut off at the top, and the thumbnail pic could do with being a full shot rather than detail, annoying to click in to see what it actually is - but I was browsing on tablet, so that may not have helped.

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in gb
Dakka Veteran






Cheltenham, UK

Thanks for the feedback, guys. Not sure what must be going on with the photos. I checked it on several devices and they seemed fine. However, the website is a work in progress. I hadn't considered scale shots, as I had assumed the classic flight base would be so well known, the scale would be obvious, but it just goes to show that assumption is a trap.

I will bin the detail shots for full head shots and add something to help with scale illustration over the next couple of weeks.

On the plus side, monkeytroll's order came through fine and is ready to ship tomorrow morning!

   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Couple of scale shots for those interested:


Marine and cultist


Heads - maulerfiend, armiger and trygon

Nice clean piece, only clean-up that it's had is literally snapping off two gates - that'll obviously need a quick file, and there's a tiny mould line/slippage mark at just one end of the jaw that will take seconds to clean up:


No idea what I'll do with it yet - probably something involving tentacles. Definitely interested if there is a smaller version as suggested by the term micro-balls

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Thanks Monkeytroll, the scale shot is what I needed. Unfortunately too large for my purposes, but really cool looking.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in gb
Dakka Veteran






Cheltenham, UK

Many thanks to Monkeytroll for the scale shot. I'll be spending several hours of my weekend re-taking all the shop photos to make them more mobile-friendly and providing scale pictures.

Worth noting that the balls come in four sizes, though, and Sir Blinksalot is the second-largest. The sizes are:

Colossal Balls
Monsterballs
Miniballs
Microballs

New photos will help you see exactly what size each set is. In the mean time, to those of you asking about the game:

https://www.precinctomega.co.uk/blog/where-s-the-game

   
Made in gb
Dakka Veteran






Cheltenham, UK

It's hard to get this stuff done quickly when you have a day job and a family, but I'm gradually getting up better photos and new products whilst also pushing ahead with the game itself.

By way of example, here are some pics of the new Hairballs!



Hopefully, by centering the ball in the image, these will be more mobile friendly. I will be doing scale shots once I've got all the basic photos replaced.

Latest version of the rules is almost ready for public release. I just have to do some illustrations and graphics to support the beta, which will, of course, be a free release.

   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Just had a quick look on my tablet, and the newer photos are much clearer, both in the main menu and once opened.

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in us
Napoleonics Obsesser




MN

Do you have some Diabolical game in the works to go with these balls?

Reminds me of a toy I had when i was a kid..... the name escapes my at the moment though. There was a whole line of them.

Do you like Free Wargames?
http://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/ 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




Ugly Balls! (:
https://www.bustle.com/articles/88669-6-commercials-from-the-80s-that-were-actually-terrifying-and-will-probably-haunt-your-dreams-tonight

Also looking forward to checking out the rules!

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Made in us
Fixture of Dakka






There will be rules for playing with our balls?

"The Omnissiah is my Moderati" 
   
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Enginseer with a Wrench






precinctomega wrote: take the opportunity to get my hands on his amazing balls. It is fair to say I now have Chris's balls in my hands.


Okay, that was intended.

precinctomega wrote:
Colossal Balls
Monsterballs
Miniballs
Microballs


Easy E wrote:Do you have some Diabolical game in the works to go with these balls?


Nostromodamus wrote:There will be rules for playing with our balls?


Here... I'm not quite sure. Yes, I'm a simple man sometimes... but... thank you.


   
 
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