Author Archive Ben (2nd Dynasty)

Spidercrab Available!

This month’s Tribes offering is now available on Tribes! The spidercrab is our first utility vehicle, inspired by the Spiderbug of the Super Dimensional Fortress Macross TV series (1982). It is an industrial grade space tug, salvager and repair vehicle, which may on occasion be appropriated by pirates for less scrupulous activities.

Free Turret

We just released a new turret pack on Frontiers to expand the weaponry of our Free Trader Beowulf.

The new turret pack adds a staggering 19 new variants, with two Turret chassis variants. They are cross-compatible with all our turret ports, making them available to a wide variety of ships.

To celebrate the release, we made a Beowoulf style conversion of the Type S turret, which features full articulation. To get your hands on this FREE release, go to the Frontier, select Tiers, and scroll down to the add-ons to add the Turret to your collection.

Firefly Coming to Tribes

The Firefly is a fan-chosen design that is coming to Tribes. Tribes is a sort of Patreon-equivalent service for 2nd Dynasty, only instead of just supporting us, you get bonus STL files every month, some of them which are exclusive to the service.

Firefly concept with and without a tail fin – the final version will have a deployable fin

The Firefly was based on an old sketch of mine from 2006. The design actually made it to print using the d20 Future system way back when, published under UKG Publishing. My 3D skills were extremely limited then, but the years of experience (and having long since completed my 10K hours in hard surface modelling), this time around I feel the result is much more impressive.

The Firefly, scratch built. Lightning fast development time compared to Traveller!

The cockpit interior is based on the Stinger, our most recent enclosed rotor aircraft for our cyberpunk month (available as a part of Tribes), and so far the forward first half of the ship is ready for test printing. Aside from the armaments, landing gear and interior cockpit, the entire fighter is scratch-built over two days (and counting).

The runner up might make another appearance further down the line.

The Gaeru Barth is inspired by a VF-1D head, and a variety of Zentradi and Gamalas aerospacecraft

To join the tribe, or find out more, check it out here!

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.