We reviewed our shipping policies and have made some changes that should benefit our customers. We have set US shipping to a flat $5.25 and international to $13.95. It became evident that we rairly have orders that are large enough in volume to require the larger more expensive boxes. We decided to change the shipping settings in our store to reflect this.
We have updated all the space mat patterns to include a new 72" by 42" option. This is a great option to get the same great quality mat for a reduced price. They are available for $100.00.
The Omni-stand release has slowed a lot of our other projects down. Things are settiling down a bit so its time to clean up some loose ends. We have several new patterns that are ready for the store. We will be adding them over the next week or so. The first is the new Aerial Fields mat. This mat was built from high rez aerial photos. The subdued Fall colors give it a good feel for any aerial combat game. As with all our mats, it is printed on heavy cotton fabric and is available with hex or square overlays.
108" by 58" for $150.00
72" by 42" for $100.00
The Mini Template has been added to the Docking Template to make a set that is designed to work with Firestorm Armada. The mini template has 2" of movement and a 45 degree angle on either side. Works great for getting into those tight spots.
We filled in the etching with some white paint to make them more visible in the photos. A crayon is also a good way to fill the lines in.
The template is designed to quickly and easily turn a medium or large vessel.
For those not familiar with the Docking Turn Template, It is designed dock with the base and extend the firing arcs out for better visibility.
The long edge is 4" long. This makes it easy to determine if a ship is in range for PD fire or not. The tick marks are also hand for quickly moving your ships without using a tape measure.
We just finished overhauling the entire store. We have made some small changes out front but the back end got some tweaks that will allow us a little more flexibility in the future. The biggest change was the ability to add more photos to our existing products. If you click on the item it will take to another page that will have a few more pictures of the items.
If you see any problems or something doesn't look right, please let us know and we will fix the problem right away.
The Omni-Stand system now included DiceDock Add-ons. They work great for securely holding dice to the stand. Keep track of altitude or hit points. They both accept 12mm 6-sided dice.
Sold in packs of 2.
Sold in packs of 5
How do they work?
You start with an Omni-Stand base,peg, and mount.
Then you place the DiceDock on base so that the center hole is around the brass insert.
Then simply screw the peg into the insert and the rubber ring at the bottom will expand to hold the dock in place. Attach you miniature to the top and your ready to go.
We have updated the store to reflect the new change. These bases now have the necessary firing arcs etched into them. The price has changed and they are now $7.49 for a pack of 5 bases.
Here is the first in the series of Add-Ons to the Omni-Stand system. These add different functionality to the system but still maintain the interchangeable nature of the stands.
Next up are the Sphere Magnets Add-Ons. Based on our original spherical mount design, These allow you to add motion to your static stands. It gives you the freedom to easily and quickly position the miniature in many different poses through out the game. The are sold in individually.
On to the telescoping rods, each rod has 5 sections and extends from 5 3/4" to 17 3/4". They are designed to screw directly into any Omni-stand mount but we recommend the larger sizes to help with balancing issues. The Flat Topped Telescoping Rods give a good surface to attach a miniature and work great with the Omni-Stand Mounts. Sold individually.
Finally we have the Telescoping rod with Spherical magnet, these work great for those dog fighting games to add more realism and can be used to keep track of which direction a miniature turned last turn.
Check out the rest of the Omni-Stand system here.
We have a lot more items to add this week. Stay tuned for more items including Wings of War compatible bases and a few more fabric mat patterns.
We have added an option to the 60mm round bases. They are now available in clear. They are available in packs of 3 for $4.99.
Our 4" and 5" flight stands have been discontinued and will be replaced by Omni-Stand variants that will not include the etched dial. Dials will be available soon as add-ons for the Omni-Stand system.
We got the initial prototypes done for a new product and wanted to take some time to show them off.
This tool is designed for Dystopian wars and has the much needed firing arcs and some other nice features. You'll notice is it a weird shape. Well the tool can be used as a turn template as well. Each side is an inch long and all the turning arcs are represented.
The template is notched so it will fit over most turrets without anything getting in the way. In order to accent the etching we filled them in with a little white paint. The final product will have a smoother arc.
Other minor changes will involve the letters indicating which arc is for the different sizes. These will be made a little more simple to aid in reading them. We plan to keep the font in the center as it gives a nice look to the template.
Each template will retail for around $5.00. We will try to keep the cost as low as possible but it involves a lot of etching. Look for them in a few weeks!
5150: Star Army has a unique mechanic for flamers and plasma weapons. Each shot lays down a 1" wide path that ends in a 3 inch circle. The attack creates a persistent table effect that can be used to slow down enemies or weaken a few bugs.
The set contains a 3" circle with a 2" etched circle for use as a template for other area effect weapons. The 9 extensions allows you to use as many as you need up to a maximum of 12". The final piece provides a flat end cap for the template.
The Omni-Stand system is a revolutionary flight stand system that gives you the freedom to use any miniature with any game system. It also allows you to store your miniatures in less space and you never have to worry about broken pegs again.
The system consists of three basic elements.
These mounts can be flush mounted to your miniature or they fit nicely inside a 3/16" hole for a more secure hold. This is the only component that is required for all your miniatures. Once all your miniatures are on the mounts then you only need as many pegs and bases as is required by your game.
This is the part that puts the flight in flight stand. We will be offering several lengths ranging from 1" to 3". The small rubber rings on the ends compress as you screw the stand together allowing for precise positioning of your models. The pegs are made from steel and aluminum to provide the strength to hold large miniatures without the chance of the peg breaking.
Finally we have the Base, the metal insert in each base provides strength and accepts any of the pegs. The insert is press fit into each base. The only way to remove it is to break the acrylic base. This is the first set of bases that we are making available. Several more will be released in the coming months. Already in the works are Wings of War compatible bases as well as Full Thrust compatible round bases.
So what else does the Omni-Stand have to offer? Over the next few months we will start releasing accessories for the system. These will include removable DiceDocks, various dials and indicators, and magnetic mounts that allow you to position your miniature to provide a cinematic element to your games. We are also working on telescoping rods and larger hex bases.
The Omni-Stand system is available here.
These DiceDocks make great tokens to keep track of the size and shape of mines for all types of games. They fit 12mm six-sided dice and come in a bright florescent orange to be visible on any table surface.
Sold in packs of 5
Omni-Stand is almost here. Everything should be ready to go next week. Now that most of the components are in and have gone through final testing we decided to do a short video showing all the different ways you can use Omni-Stands.
We are proud to add the new Spitzer and Hubble pattern to our fabric mat line. Like all our mats these are professionally finished with strong binding fabric around the edges.
Available in 5' by 9'
We have released 5mm DiceDocks for use with Dystopian Wars* Tiny Flyers. This is a great way to keep track of fuel without cluttering up the table. They are designed to sit under your existing tokens or provide a base that freed fighters can be mounted to.
Set contains: 6 x 5mm Steampunk Flyer DiceDocks
Flames of War Tournament
Fields of Glory Tournament
Special Game night on Friday, July 22nd at Bobe's Hobby House at 6:00 pm. If your driving from out of town stop by and relax after your long trip with a few games and some fellowship.