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Serene Fist Set 2 Ninjas and Samurai a plenty – New Paper Miniatures by Okum Arts Review

Serene Fist Set 2

This second release to the Serene Fist line, by David Okum, is even better than the unbelievably great fist set.

Even though it’s advertised as a 48 figure set (12 poses in 4 colors each), there is actually and unadvertised “Easter Egg” layer with an additional 11 models, 5 of which are unique to that layer. I won’t spoil what they are, but there are some whimsical and some mythological in the mix. This brings the set up to 59 figures for the measly price of $ 2.50.

Another nice feature included in this set is that the text is included as it’s own separate layer. Allowing you to disable the text when printing and saving you some ink in the process. It’s a little feature, but a nice one, and I appreciate it.

Personally, I’d love to see these Serene Fists become the industry standard for paper models. With fantastic art, multiple color choices, and the ability to disable text, I see them as the standard the competition should strive for.

SciFi Printable Terrain from OneMonk and Paper Make iT!

First off, Claudio over at Paper Make iT has relesed version 2.2 of Shuffler.

Shuffler lets you design, save,  and print highly detailed maps for 28mma nd 15mm gaming.

Main features coming from 2.1 version are:

 – 7″x10″ Map extension

– Load and Save capability

– Portable EXE file or swf file that can be played by a Flash player or in a browser with Flash player installed (Win, MAC, Linux)

– Print function

– Drag & Drop system

– Internal library with many already available tiles (continuously updated)

– Internal Light System for Natural and colored lights

– 16 million colors available

– 300dpi resolution Maps

– Dynamic Text

– Help Page in 7 languages

 Now, for 15mm miniatures support, Shuffler version 2.2 adds a great new feature: generated Maps can be printed in two different scales, suited for both 28mm and 15mm miniatures systems. Shuffler will automatically resize the Map in 1″x1″ squares for 28mm and 1/2″x1/2″ for 15mm miniatures.

 Moreover, as a special function, you will be able to join four different Maps and print them seamless into the same sheet, for a fantastic 14×20 squares battleground!

 As usual, Paper Make iT ! is offering this upgrade for free to previous Shuffler customers.

Now if your looking for somehting a little more 3D..

Tom over at Fat Dragon Games is working on some 3D printable SciFi terrain, but hasn’t shared any deatails yet . I’ll be all over it the day he does.

Over at OneMonk Miniatures, Dave Graffam is working on a truly inspired 3D Sci Fi Terrain set. While no details are definite yet, Dagobah Dave has shared quite a few preview pics of his masterpiece while it’s still in it’s early stages, over on the OneMonk Forums. Dave already has a line of incredibly detailed fantasy buildings, available on RPGNOW.

Here’s a couple to wet your whistle, if your too lazy to run over there and check for yourself.

I’ll post updates and release dates when they become available.

Plastic Krack

Plastic Krack is a newest website put together by Nate Slater, founder of  http://www.bitkingdom.com/ .  Plastic Krack is to minaitures what Woot is to consumer elctronics. New items are added regulary, one product at a time untill the inventory is liquidated. Imperial Guard Shadowswords, Ork Stompas, and Realms of Battle Gaming boards have been offered at significant discounts, for those lucky enought to get them while supplies last. There is even a mailing list that gives it’s members a heads up when new items are listed. If you play Warhammer 40K or Fantasy, or are just interested in Games Workshop Models in general, you should give http://www.plastickrack.com/ a look.

BitzKingdom  offers Games Workshop Miniatures at a discount, friendly customer service, and reasonable shipping rates. Bitz orders are usually under what Neil at http://www.thewarstore.com/ is asking and his discounts on whole models is greater as well.

I’m a member of the http://www.bkinnercircle.com/, and a happy customer, so I figured I’d spread the news