Starship: TNG Coming May 4th

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!

Ben (2nd Dynasty)