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Author Archive Ben (2nd Dynasty)

Starship: TNG Coming May 4th

Hi guys, long time no hear! Yes, we only bother you when there is something new on the horizon, but in this case, it is something old made new!

In 2017, we launched our very first Kickstarter, Starship, and thanks to you guys, we started a journey that took us from a single hobbyist 3D artist to the team of four that 2nd Dynasty is today. We have made more than 10 full 28mm scale starships over the last five years, bringing amazing quality and detail to your tabletop…

Clockwise, Left to Right: Sleipnir, Scout Ship Beta, Beta Centauri, Type S Scout/Courier, Shuttle Alpha MkIII, Shuttle Alpha MkII

But looking back, our original OpenLOCK tiles feel simplistic and dated by our current standards of detail, quality and printability. We wanted to do something about that, but we felt that it would not be right to Kickstart a revision of tiles you guys already funded.

And so we have partnered once again with My Mini Factory to deliver a serious upgrade to our original Starship tiles! Enter Starship: The Next Generation!

Launching on May 4th on My Mini Factory’s brand-new Frontiers platform, this campaign is small in scale, but huge in content! We have redesigned the Corridors and Engineering tiles from Starship, and come Wednesday, we are releasing all 130+ tiles live on Frontiers! No waiting for a Kickstarter to fund, end and deliver, you can get printing the very same day, and boy are these tiles a lot easier to print!

Here’s a few features:

  • High Detail – We have increased the fidelity, proportions and detail of the pieces by several degrees of magnitude, which holds well in both in FDM and SLA prints
  • Optimised for FDM Printing – Print faster and with the best possible results for FDM prints
  • SLA Friendly – We have removed the built in OpenLOCK supports and most pieces should print straight off the build plate on resin printers (although we have only tested FDM so far)
  • Removable Top – Paint up a beautiful scene to wow your players, then remove the top half for action scenarios so that everyone can see the miniatures at the table
  • A Taste of the 3MF Future – Get whole print beds of parts with our Prusaslicer settings ready to print off the bat! We have several complete rooms that you can just import into Prusaslicer and get printing in just a few minutes

For those of you who backed us way back when, we are offering the updated tiles for just $25 on day 1, but get in quick, as the price goes up for each day of the campaign, which ends June 3rd!

Although we don’t have a funding goal, we will feature new tiles and upgrades, allowing us to tackle curved walls, diagonals, stairs, ladders and more! The more funds we get in during the first 30 days, the more free stuff you guys get!

To get in on the action, and get this awesome free 28mm Landing Shuttle based on our Starfighters II line, sign up here to be notified when the campaign goes live!

Thank you for your past support, and hope to see you in this upcoming campaign!

Beowulf and 3Dio

This week we have launched a new video and started work on Deck Designer 2. We feel that we need to rebrand Deck Designer, as the name, out of context, is readily associated with card deck designing, which does not adequately convey its purpose.

Enter 3Dio Print Planner, 3Dio being short for 3D Diorama. It’s unofficial theme song is Holy Diver by Dio for obvious reasons.

Anyone who has purchased Deck Designer in the last six months will get a free upgrade. We will also be offering it as a part of our upcoming Tribes launch! More to come on that, in the meantime, enjoy the film.

Looking for Physical Models?

We have partnered with Only Games to provide already printed options for a selection of our miniatures and set dressing pieces. Although we will be working in the future to reduce prices for set dressing, we have competative prices for our 28 and 32mm character miniatures.

Additionally, we have an introductory Black Friday/Week/Month offer for 20% off!

Use the code: 2ndD20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase!

Check out our Only Games page here!

Traveller Starship Miniatures Funded

We have successfully funded our 6th Kickstarter, Official Traveller RPG Miniatures, with over €63,000 in pledges. What a wonderful show of support, the Traveller community is alive and well. If you missed out on the campaign, we have the pledge manager already live for late pledges (although not yet for resolving Kickstarter pledges already pledged).

Final 48 Hours for Traveller Ship Miniatures Kickstarter!

Our official Traveller RPG Starship Miniatures have been on Kickstarter for the last three weeks, but the campaign is coming to an end on midnight of Monday, the 22nd of November, 2021.

Get your pledge in today!

Traveller Starship Miniatures

On the 3rd of November, 2021, we launched our sixth Kickstarter and our second crowdfunding campaign under official license of the Traveller RPG universe. This time around, we are bringing to life an armada of 1:270 and tactical scale Starships for your 3D printer.

We are releasing a lineup of 7 Traveller starships (already doubled thanks to stretch goals).

Click here to back or learn more about our Traveller Starship Miniatures.

20,000€ In the First Day

We have just launched our sixth Kickstarter, official Traveller Starship Miniatures, which has already acrued more than 20K in less than a day.

Promising to be one of our most successful kickstarters to date, the campaign runs through to midnight on the 22nd of November, 2021, and features our most print-friendly and accessible range of products to date!

Traveller Prelaunch Page is Live!

Hi everyone! We are excited to bring you guys the link to our crowdfunding pre-launch page on MyMiniFactory.com! This link will net you several free STL files including the Type S cockpit and a relaxed pose of one of our five heroic crewmembers, Jade.

Sign Up Here!

Type S Nearing Production

We are happy to announce that the production version of the iconic Type S Scout Ship from the Traveller RPG universe is almost complete! At 1:60 scale, it fits with our other ships scaled for 28mm miniatures, but can easily be rescalled larger or smaller thanks to the possibilities of 3D printing.

The Type S made its first appearance in the original Traveller RPG back in 1978, and has seen many iterations over the years. This Type S is based on the deck plans of the T5 version of the ship, with some adjustments to better fit the 3D space.

The Type S will be launched with a line of 3D printable Traveller miniatures in the first week of July on MyMiniFactory.com. The ship is 25 inches in length (634 mm) and weighs around 2 kilograms (4.5 lb.) and has been test printed on a Prusa Mk3 FDM printer at 150 microns.

March Madness

For the month of March, we are offering a 20% discount off of all store items on My Mini Factory! Use the code: marchmadness to get 20% off at check out.

Does not include lighting kits or campaign manager items.

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