Author Archive Ben (2nd Dynasty)

50% off 2nd Dynasty Store!

The MyMiniFactory.com Black Friday sale is on from now until November 30, with 50% off all store items for everyone! No better time to get one of our older ships.


Does not include Frontiers, Pledge Managers or Tribes content.

Beowulf Final Hours

Free Trader Beowulf is in its final hours on Kickstarter, and we have managed to unlock 12 stretch goals so far, wrapping up 24 hours of crowdfunding which has bought in over 60, 000 euros!

The Kickstarter may be ending, but the Beowulf itself will soon be released on MyMiniFactory.com in early December!

Rampart by Kathy Millatt

Friend of 2nd Dynasty, Kathy Millatt has done an awesome diorama based around the Rampart fighter! The Rampart is available as a standalone or as a part of the Beowulf Kickstarter! Check out the video, and give Kathy a like, comment or sub!

Free Trader Beowulf Funded!

Last night, we released the Free Trader Beowulf. Half a day later, we have funded completely, with the first stretch goal unlocked! Help support 2nd Dynasty’s most ambitious project!

To get your own copy of the Beowulf, or its deck plans, follow the link here.

Just 3 Days Until Beowulf!

In just a few more days, we go live with the Free Trader Beowulf Kickstarter campaign! In addition to offering our epic Free Trader STL files, for the first time we are also deriving beautiful deck plans from our models, for use in PDF/poster maps AND online VTT gaming.

Beowulf launches October 24th! Join 900 other fans waiting for the campaign to come out here.

Me (Ben) on set, as we filmed for the pitch video yesterday (October 21st)

MKIV on FronTiers!

Our brand new Shuttle Alpha variant has been released, the core files being available for download for all our Kickstarter backers, and anyone else who wants to purchase it.

Until August 3rd, we have an open funding period on FronTiers. What is FronTiers? It’s My Mini Factory’s new launch feature. FronTiers is a hybrid between the Kickstarter concept and a new release – the core files are released immediately, but for a limited time, there a Stretch Goal-like bonuses called Milestones. After this period, no more milestones are unlocked, but the files remain on the market.

Already we have unlocked an additional two milestones, which combined with the Kickstarter edition of the MK IV, includes a total of two ship designs and 8 variants.

MKIV Build

Friend of 2nd Dynasty Kathy Millatt has printed and painted the Shuttle Alpha MK IV. Check it out.

Shuttle Alpha MKIV – Kickstarter

July 5th through 18th, we have a Quickstarter on Kickstarter for our Shuttle Alpha MKIV, a new iteration and rejuvenation of the Shuttle Alpha MKIII with a brand new look, four times the fidelity, and a bunch of new features, including increased printer friendliness.

For more information about the campaign, see the Kickstarter Page. For more information on the new Shuttle Alpha MKIV, click here.

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.