Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Space Helmets and Re-Breather Backpacks Complete and now for sale!

I have the human sized space helmets and re-breather backpacks completed and now up for sale in the TSS store, here.

The pictures are a tad rough as the camera was being strange but they  are very crisp and finely detailed parts. I personally already have plans to flesh out a platoon with these for Zone Mortalis!

Daniel - TSS

Monday, March 26, 2012

TSS Project Updates

Edit 9:13AM - The Track Bitz are sprued up now up for sale. It can be found in the TSS store, here.

 *Model for scale only.
Updates on everything else and upcoming projects:

True Scale Space Crusader Heavy Armor - I have come up with a few torso designs that I plan to implement shortly in preparation for the April Release. I'm also considering offering at least 1 other Shoulder Pad design if demand is there. Overall interest has been very high in this upgrade kit and as such has officially a "First come, first serve" policy. I will however offer as many as I can.

Track Kit - Now known as the TS4-A, is done. I will have final master photo shots up shortly in preparation for casting. It will be on sale by the end of the month. Demand is also pretty high on this but not as high as the True Scale kit, at least not yet! I have a few special treats in the works for this!

The newest project - Human sized tech space helmets and re breather backpacks. Pictures of that in progress work is below.

As you can see if fits a variety of sizes and, as I've been told, would be a good stand in for some Triarchs. 

Any and all feedback is much appreciated! And just to add some incentive, any design changes that are recommended that I make, will earn that person a 5 dollars promo card for use in the TSS store. 

*thumbs up!*

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Second TSS Project: Track Unit Master Parts Update: Nearing Production

Just a small update on the track unit now officially part of an up coming line of something we like to call "Mech-Gryns". They are a modern version of the old AD Mech Robots with unique and fresh designs while keeping the general weapon load out the same on the various styles.

Please keep in mind final gap filling works needs to be done and not all parts for the kit are pictured. The GW termie torso is for scale only and NOT included.

The kit is fully modular consisting of 11 parts: (and able to clearly fit many GW parts from torsos from almost all GW ranges and armies.)

1 main hull
2 track units
1 front armor plate
1 true scale space crusader torso (detailing to match the track unit)
1 mechanicus style fleshy head
2 cogged tooth shoulder pads (the space crusader heavy armor one)
2 shoulders (for making the arms modular)
2 arms (the ram seen and a servo arm/lifter claw)

It can be used in a number of armies and games, which is always a plus.

As for the True Scale Space Crusader Upgrade Kit: 

I plan to have 3-5 five man upgrade sets ready by next Friday. I will also take a limited number of orders starting the same day for sets that i will cast on demand. I do plan to offer as many purchase options as possible from a single part, to the full upgrade kit.

The same will go for the track unit that I will have pictures of posted tomorrow showing the final detail work as its finished. Ive begun work on "mech-gryns" basically just RT robots brought back with a fresh build and made to fit on 40mm bases to count as ad mech "ogryns" since so many ad mech players use the guard dex. I do admit Ive had a soft spot for robots.

Parts in the works are weapons to fit both the mech gryns and the true scale kits as well as more variety with the shoulder pads. The true scale kit is still made to easily fit GW arms, pads and heads for those that do want GW parts on board.

I'm also very open to ideas for future projects and things that can fill gaps other companies haven't produced. Please keep in mind I don't want to push GW IP so I'm stick with as much stuff as I know they will not make, especially after the CHS fiasco.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Second TSS Project: Track Unit Master Parts Update

More updates on the track unit as I wait the final few days until the master parts for the true scale space crusaders come in.

Gap filling and detail work such as GS tubes still are needed on a few things but overall, I think the pictures give a good idea as to where this project stands.

Any and all feedback is always welcome!


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Additional parts in the works: Helmet, Shoulder Pads, Track Units and more!

Just a small preview of the Helmeted head and Shoulder Pad design for the True Scale Space Crusader in Heavy Armor upgrade kit. Both have yet to have rivets added or any major detailing.

You can also see the start of the first hydraulic ram arm for the future pre rebellion obliterators as well as the start of a track unit that will be made to fit a variety of models at the waist. It is designed to fit on a 40mm base.

Any feedback, good or bad is much appreciated in making the future TSS line all the more awesome!



Thursday, March 1, 2012

True Scale Space Crusader Heavy Armor

These are now for sale in the Three Stage Studio store, here.

I have been working on a project for my local gaming group for awhile now and thought it was time to share it here to get some feed back on it and future projects.

The most popular armies around here currently are 'True Scale' Pre Heresy Space Marine armies. What they all have seemed to lack is Terminators that actually match the size change with the marines in power armor. There is always talk of using chaos Obliterator models as a base but removing all the chaos detail and reposing them is a serious chore, not to mention the cost of it would be through the roof as they aren't a cheap model to begin with. Thus this project was born.

I bring you, true scale Space Crusaders in Heavy Armor. I do realize its hard to tell the size of the parts but let me just say, standing straight up, the model is taller to a normal plastic terminator as the plastic terminator is to a marine. Here is a very early mock up pose to get an idea of size.

I have since finished the master parts and had them sent to a caster. I will get back the parts to make 5 differently posed legs and 5 uniquely detailed torsos. Those will then be put on master sprues and cast in sets o 5. They are designed to fit GW/FW terminator arms, shoulder pads and heads. They fit perfectly on a 40mm base with no overhang so they are just on the right size for 'true scale' based on the various novels that talk about terminator armor.

I'm looking for any and all feedback as the parts will be back to me shortly for the final posing and changing of details to make all 5 unique.

This is just the start of casting projects I have in the works so please do share what you think, good or bad!