A few years back Sea Dog Game studios invested in a basic 3D printer. Today we operate 7, and that number is likely to rise again very soon. Initially we mainly saw the printer as a way to create prototypes for models we then made molds of, but today as i write this we are pushing the envelope to actually PRODUCE models on 3d printers! This allows us react to the needs of our customers and offer models in several scales. We can even create quickly generated “mods” at user request! I thought I’d take a moment to look at where we are in 2017
The Beast, a 2015 digital reculpt of an old hand sculpt from 2008!
Martello tower roof – 2013 print in progress on our first 3D printer!
2017 – USS Tigress, Everything is 3D printed except the paint and dowels!
Brightly colored SCI FI crates at Origins 2017!
A render of our first ship offered in three scales – The Buccaneer Sloop! We can use these renders to produce nicer directions as well.
28MM (left and center) to 6MM (right) …
A custom version created for a customer. He wanted no windows aft, and stern-chasers.
a 15MM 3D-printed buccaneer sloop in play at Origins 2017!
Our highest res printer taking a crack at the buccaneer sloop –
Things printed with this SLA UV cure resin/laser printer cost more, but have a masterpiece museum grade finish.
We hope you enjoyed this look at how 3D printing is upping our game. For the latest you can check out our various Facebook feeds, or visit us at a show near you!
Does your game or adventure need a glorious wreck? We’ve just added a number of shipwrecks to our online store! Our line of shipwrecks will provide the setting you’ve desired for your adventure! These wrecks are created from hand-sculpted master using an open mold, thus the bottom may have small air bubbles inherent to the casting process. The wrecks are cast resin and come unpainted. Minor differences in features or dye color may occur. These wrecks are sculpted to approx. 15MM / 1/100th scale. Some of these designs may be “scale agnostic” and useable with 25/28mm minis as well. If this is what you are seeking it is suggested to avoid wrecks with obvious doors or deck cannons as these are sculpted in 15mm scale and will seem a bit small for 28. Suggested painting is a matte black spray followed by dry brushed acrylics to bring out all the glorious details!
From Lord Archibald Hamilton, Governor of Jamaica to Their Worships, The Lords of Admiralty
“By late advices from Havana I am told the Galleons from Vera Cruz were daily expected there in order to join the Spanish Ships of War, one of which was the Hampton Court, who are said to have great treasure on board for Old Spain.”
We hope that everyone that got to experience our latest installment in the Sailpower storyline series held at Gencon 2016. For those who wanted to know the back-story that our GMs were using, or were not able to attend the sold-out series of event, here is the scenario packet that our GMs were using!
We have released two new ship kits for Sailpower 2.0: the 12 Gun Quarter Deck Great Sloop, and the 18 Gun Sloop of War-Snake Class. The sloop is of Dutch origin and is characterized as a single-masted vessel with a large gaff rigged main sail, oftentimes complimented with a large topsail. The ubiquitous sloop could be spotted anywhere, and came in all sizes. Sloops quickly became preferred by pirates and privateers for the ability to sail upwind and its relatively shallow draft.
12 Gun Quarter Deck Great Sloop
18 Gun Sloop of War-Snake Class
The Quarter Deck Great Sloop is based on Continental Navy sloop Providence (formerly merchant Katy) commanded by the legendary John Paul Jones, and the Sloop of War is patterned after HMS Snake of the Royal Navy. Similar vessels were built by every navy of the era.
Both Kits Feature:
● 1-piece hull for ease of assembly
● Cast in two colors (brown hull/black accessories)
● Ready to assemble masting with pre-cut dowels
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So… Black Friday…. what a chore right? It always so hectic! Perhaps your friends at Sea Dog Game Studios can help you with some gift ideas that don’t involve a trip to the local big box store! We are offering the Snakeclass sloop of war (our newest release) for this week only through cyber Monday for $110 plus shipping… (regular $120).