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Made in us
Fresh-Faced New User





United States

Hello Dakka!

I am very excited to announce the launch of a new company, a new model line, and a new sci-fi setting!

Seedy Tea Publishing is pleased to present Simulacrum Protocol - a 32mm resin model range depicting human-controlled vehicles clashing against AI-operated drones.





Humanity is extinct. Wiped out by wars, diseases, and uncountable natural disasters. Upon reaching inevitable extermination testing conditions are reset and the experiment begins anew. Each attempt is dictated by the Simulacrum Protocol: a hypothesis regarding humanity's worth dictating the obstacles faced to prove the species' value. Successes and failures coalesce as data points and endlessly the trial grinds on. In such a state, resurgent consciousnesses cling to mortal bodies testing inscrutable theories of humankind's unseen masters.

With each new Simulacrum Protocol human beings are evaluated - probed for flaws and refined through a grueling process of controlled annihilation. Success may ensure survival of the species and humanity's inclusion in a galactic whole. Failure is a road repeatedly traveled and perhaps a foregone conclusion.

The Simulacrum Protocol universe is set in an alien future. In one of the endless test-realities in which humanity exists, biological life is under attack: Artificial Intelligence is rampantly surging across the planet, absorbing all organic human communities in its path. Out of fear some communities aligned with the AI, negotiating their gradual assimilation while others defiantly fight back. Humanity's fate now lies in the resolve of brave vehicle crews risking their lives in a desperate war against unrelenting machines.

Gaia First! vehicles surrounding a Centaur from the AI nation of Shangri-LA
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Gaia First! is one of many human-led communities challenging Shangri-LA's violent expansion, and is the focus of the initial release of models.

Filled with volunteers from communities all across the continent, Gaia First! has one goal: stopping Shangri-LA from eradicating all life on the planet. Equipped with a motley mix of out-dated technologies grafted with bleeding edge weaponry, the crews of Gaia First! courageously throw themselves into the maw of Shangri-LA's sophisticated war machines.


Gaia First! Devil Ray light tank
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Gaia First! Badger scout tank
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Gaia First! Scorpion atv
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Gaia First! Locust drone carrier
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Bay doors open and drones deployed



Who am I? A long-time fan of tabletop miniature games and avid miniature collector, who chose the magical year of 2020 to start a miniature-based business! I guess I like a challenge?

More seriously, I have been playing miniature games since I was a child, and love miniatures both as a hobby and an art medium. I have previously published within the tabletop industry, working with Hyacinth Games as a writer and editor and now I am looking to tell new stories with Seedy Tea Publishing.

Going forward I hope to expand the SImulacrum Protocol model range to include other factions in the setting - starting with the unfeeling Shangrilese AI constructs known as Centaurs.

This model is a prototype, and the first fully 3D sculpted miniature in Seedy Tea Publishing's catalog. 3D printing is an exciting new method for creating models and Seedy Tea Publishing is working with some very talented artists in this new medium.

The Centaur is shown with some Games Workshop models to give a sense of scale. Centaurs are towering avatars of destruction - roaming the dead highways leading into and out of Shangri-LA looking for prey.

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And of course scale shots with some of the other models in the SP range:
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Thanks for looking and if you liked anything here please check out our website for more art, fiction and of course models!

This message was edited 4 times. Last update was at 2020/06/29 01:42:01


   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

You should have a link to your site. Plus some of the pics are broken.

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 us
Fresh-Faced New User





United States

 Theophony wrote:
You should have a link to your site. Plus some of the pics are broken.


Which pictures aren't loading? They are showing up on my end so I can't see what needs addressing.

Also, links added. Dakka didn't like me adding links to my initial post.

   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

 SeedyTeaPublishing wrote:
 Theophony wrote:
You should have a link to your site. Plus some of the pics are broken.


Which pictures aren't loading? They are showing up on my end so I can't see what needs addressing.

Also, links added. Dakka didn't like me adding links to my initial post.

The first two aren’t showing for me. The third one is and the last two are as well, but all the others are not.

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
Veteran Inquisitorial Tyranid Xenokiller





Cymru

First two, devil ray, badger, scorpion and locust not showing for me

Guessing as the links are ..webp Rather than an image

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2020/06/29 08:28:31


My P&M Shenanigans (40k mostly atm)

Diary of a Inquisitor (Other Sci fi in 40k fluff and Pics)
 
   
Made in us
Fresh-Faced New User





United States

Thanks Theophony and JoeRugby!

I think I have the images issue worked out.

   
Made in us
Courageous Questing Knight





Central Cimmeria

Cool art and nice believable designs
   
Made in us
Fresh-Faced New User





United States

 Gallahad wrote:
Cool art and nice believable designs


Thanks!

I have been lucky to work with some very talented artists and one of the primary goals when creating these units was to retain as much realism as possible in terms of how things mechanically functioned. There is certainly still a lot of "it's the future, it just works" hand waving, but generally we've been trying to have things make sense whenever possible.


If anyone would like to see one of Seedy Tea's models in action Holt Miniature Painting was great enough to make an assembly and painting YouTube video where he tackles the Badger scout tank.


This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2020/06/30 17:07:59


   
Made in us
Fresh-Faced New User





United States

Happy Friday!

I am happy to announce the addition of the Moose Battle Wagon to the Simulacrum Protocol line of models.


Also, free domestic shipping on orders of $100 or more, and for non-US buyers free shipping unlocks with purchases of $150 or more!

The Moose Battle Wagon began its career as a mobile science research lab. Initially designed by Sheldon Specialty Vehicles as a custom order meant to operate in extreme hazardous environments – specifically the irradiated caldera of the Maw. The original specifications called for a spacious, heavily reinforced compartment on a drivetrain powerful and rugged enough to traverse broken, uneven ground.

The armored compartment could fit up to five crew stations, with a sixth crew member located in the vehicle’s front cabin to drive the Moose. While the original configuration filled the main compartment with scanning equipment, analysis chambers, and a single external prehensile robotic arm for collecting samples, when the vehicle went into regular production the space was left modular to accommodate a wide variety of operating needs.

Sheldon Specialty Vehicles began regular production on the Moose in 2047 and the first two runs were entirely commissioned by Sapphire Earthworks for mining and large-scale excavation. This design featured a front dozer blade while the main compartment contained two prehensile arms with modular attachment heads for drills, scoops, and trenching tools. Dubbed the A variant and shipped to Sapphire’s mining operations across the continent, the Moose performed well in diverse terrain and feedback from operating crews enabled Sheldon Specialty Vehicles to continue refining the design over decades of regular production.

Gaia First! primarily uses a Moose configuration known as the “Battle Wagon” which removes the two robotic arms and replaces them with heavy weapon mountings while a ram bar substitutes for the dozer blade. The already fortified compartment and front cab are further reinforced with depleted uranium layered ceramic plates. Combined with the chassis’ standard aerogel insulation makes the Battle Wagon an extremely resilient weapons platform for Gaia First! spearheads into Shangrilese territory.

The venerable Centaur is one of the more commonly encountered defense unmanned security vehicles tasked with patrolling the borders of Shangri-LA. Outfitted with both a rapid-fire heavy laser and meter-long tungsten blades on either arm, the Centaur is a swift and extremely deadly combatant which has claimed the lives of hundreds of Gaia First! vehicle crews. It is unsurprising that Moose escorts are the most requested weapons platform among Gaia First! raiding parties. Able to shrug off multiple direct hits from a Centaur’s laser and resist killing blows from the arm-mounted blades, the hardy frame of the Moose provides the crew inside enough time to bring the vehicle’s tremendous weapons into play.

Battle Wagons have two primary weapon ports located on either side of the driver’s cabin. The large footprint left behind from the original design’s and A variant’s robotic arms allows for otherwise cumbersome weapons to function well in the main compartment. Weapon loadouts on Moose are dependent on both the availability of weapons and the preferences of crews. Fusion cannons and rapid-fire 40mm grenade launchers are popular for their effectiveness against the automated legions of Shangri-LA as well as their ease of procurement. However, requisitions for plasma carronades far exceed fulfillment, as the powerful weapon can all but disintegrate a Centaur at point-blank range. However, the weapons are difficult to produce and expensive to acquire – forcing some crews to turn to black market sources for their solutions.


Pictures of the model:
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Moose with prototype parts ***Note*** the salvaged Centaur is not part of this kit.
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This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2020/07/10 20:50:33


   
 
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