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I won't promise any earth shattering revelations here. What I will be trying to do is post some new products as I release them, share some thoughts on gaming and show some pics of games and other stuff that I enjoy. So come in and make yourselves at home.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

These Are Not the Droids You're Looking For.

     All right, this is just a quick preview of another project on my table this week.

     Two more to come in the Space Kendo Masters and Student set.

Big Freakin' Rats 'n at

     Saturday was a busy day here at chez Campbell. Chili to be made, beer to brew and a 10 pound box of lead from Old Glory to sort. Well it took a few days to get back to the sorting after the weekend, but we now have some new Goblin Factory figures for sale on the website.

     First up are two rat men codes. Don was having trouble coming up with a name for them so I politely suggested "big f-ing rats." While that may not end up being their official name, the BFR product code is now attached to them. So, without further ado, I present:

     BFR-01 Rat Men w/Swords

     And BFR-02 Rat Men w/ Spears

     They were sculpted by the legendary Bob Charrette of Parroom Station and other fame. These figures are 28mm and each rat is roughly human sized. Each pack contains 6 different poses; 1 of each pose.

     Three other codes came packed in this box of figures. I'm pleased to present Goblin Factory's first 3 packs of Oriental Goblins.

      OGOB-01 Goblin Ashigaru Command

     OGOB-02 Goblin Ashigaru w/Yari

      OGOB-03 Goblin Ashigaru w/Naginata

     These were sculpted by me. The command pack has 2 figures in it with a sprue of 3 different helmet crests. The yari and naginata packs each have 6 different figures; 1 pose of each. These are sized to use for 28mm gaming and stand 22-23mm sole to top of the head.

     Our web designer seems to have gone walkabout. So while he is incommunicado I will be taking care of sales for the new items at the Highlander Studios, Inc. web store. Here's the direct link to the Goblin Factory page. Buy Big Freakin' Rats Here.

     Any questions on future releases should be directed to Don. I am allowed to say that I'll be continuing work on the goblin ninjas and starting work on goblin ashigaru w/ swords early next month.

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Road to Recovery

     The Christmas laryngitis and sinusitis seem to be in check now. I've been slowly getting back to work on sculpting and painting commissions during the first part of this month. I still have half a dozen projects to wrap up as quickly as possible, but one was finished last night.

      I have permission to show pictures of a few 20mm post-apoc survivors I've done for a client. He's not ready for any announcement yet. So We'll call him Client X. Anyway, he wanted some survivors for a new range he's working on.

     The first is a leader type with binoculars, map and hunting rifle.

     This one is a little light on extra gear.

     The second is a guy wearing scarf and goggles. He was to have a fire axe and doumbek. Yes, you heard right, a doumbek. I'm not sure why he has a drum, but hey, It made for a fun new sculpting problem.

     Most of the figures in this range are wearing long coats and have extra packs and canteens. One of the previous three has a frying pan lashed to his belt and another has a slightly dented pot.

     The last figure is a smaller woman wearing a cut tee shirt.. Her coat is wrapped and tied at her back.

     A bulky pack, canteens, machete and pistol fill out the rest of her gear.

     As I said, Client X isn't ready to make any announcements of hard release dates or any other information yet. So asking me those kinds of questions won't be of any use. But I'm hoping to have see them within the next year. I'm chomping to paint some and maybe play a couple zombie games with them.