Sunday, January 11, 2015

DR. ZARDOV has been Spotted!

While putting together some of the studio models for  COUNTERBLAST I noticed there was a surprising coincidence with the plastic domes for the GDF troops and some of the Bots models. I wish I could say this was planned from the beginning but that's part of what makes this hobby fun, flashes of inspiration to fuel creativity!




It seems that a couple of the plastic domes are exactly the same size as the collar sections of the HLpR Bot chassis and the BdE Bot chassis. Since they are bots there is really no reason for them to need bubble helmets but the image stuck with me. So I started thinking whether I wanted to add gizmos like inside the dome on the Robot from Lost in Space or something else.



It would be way cooler, and more pulp in nature, to put floating brains in there! You can check out some more cultural and aesthetic implications of the trope brain-in-the-jar like I did here. So after looking at that I sculpted up a few brains to go with my Renegade Bot Lancer crew.



But the leader needed to be special, with a menace like Darth Vader. So, after researching some appropriate pulp-sounding names I settled on Dr. Zardov. I told Vicky about my idea for the characters and how he was experimenting with Mekkus technology when something went wrong.

She set about to write his backstory and work up what stats he and his crew might have. In the meantime I made a few other brains and assembled the parts for my crew.



It would be one thing if this was a one-off project, but why keep all this coolness just to myself? Bombshell Miniatures is all about the fun of hobby gaming! So, I sent off a few extra parts to be mastered and as soon as they come back, we will be offering a Lancer Faction Starter Set for Dr. Zardov and the Robot Menace with all of the parts for you to convert your own Renegade Bot crew.




We will have a bundle deal available at a special price to make Dr. Zardov and all of his robot minions. Plus, the brain sprue and an all new equipment sprue including Maelee's wrench, an air tank, tool pouch, weapon scopes, data pad, and ultonium container,  will be available separately so that you can make your own conversions, too!

We'll keep you posted!
Patrick
The Sculptdude

Friday, January 2, 2015

The Runner up - COUNTERBLAST!

We want to thank everyone for voting for COUNTERBLAST and helping to get the word out! Even though COUNTERBLAST is the runner up, LXG has offered to cover it in its' own campaign in addition to the winner, Warzone: Resurrection.


Congratulations to the winner we randomly selected from the voters of the LXG Campaign Contest - Daniel Hinds-Bond!
He will be receiving his choice of one COUNTERBLAST Faction Core Starter Set, One Core Rulebook & PDF, and a COUNTERBLAST T-Shirt!

Just to give you some metrics of what we were up against here are some facts:

Warzone was originally published by Target Games in 1995. A new edition of Warzone was unveiled in February 2013 by Prodos Games (under license to Paradox Entertainment): Mutant Chronicles Warzone Resurrection. Their Kickstarter project for the revised edition of the game was successfully funded on April 15, 2013 at £161,851 from 962 backers. Their Facebook Group has 1,301 active members and 5,317 Likes on their page. Warzone: Resurrection received 85+ votes.

COUNTERBLAST was launched as a Kickstarter project and successfully funded on March 21, 2014 with $35,562 from 289 backers and hit the market in August of the same year. Bomshell Miniatures currently has 267 active members on the Facebook Group and 1,931 Likes to our page. We completed the contest scoring 74 votes.

We are very proud that our player-base stepped up and let their voice be heard to promote something fresh in tone, scope, and design from what currently holds the majority of the miniatures’ gaming market. The exposure from the campaign coverage by LXG over the coming months will bring in lots of new players and will fuel the forges here at the Bombshell Factory to turn out new exciting models and rules supplements for our flagship game!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Vote for COUNTERBLAST!



The League of Extraordinary Gamers is hosting a contest to determine which game system and campaign they will be covering in 2015. One of the choices on their list is Bombshell Miniatures' COUNTERBLAST Adventure Battle Game.

Although you do have a chance to win prizes by voting on their site, we're upping the ante! We will be awarding our OWN prize randomly chosen from among the votes for COUNTERBLAST. This lucky voter will receive their choice of one Faction Core Starter Set, one printed Core Rulebook with link for PDF download and one T-Shirt (M, L, XL, XXL).

The deadline is Midnight December 31st, EST!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE

Monday, December 1, 2014

Bombshell Releases for December

New miniatures are now in the web store and are in-stock ready for shipping!

     • 10035 Kaitlin Archer
     • 60019 Slynx the Cat

10035 - Kaitlin Archer - $9.99

10035 - Kaitlin Archer - $9.99

60019 - Slynx the Cat - $2.99

60019 - Slynx the Cat - $2.99

These new releases are also eligible for this month's 20% Off Sale! Be sure to add the Coupon Code MINI20 to the shopping cart to get your discount.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Holiday Sale 2014


All miniatures in stock are 20% OFF from now until the end of the year. In order to get the discount you must enter the Coupon Code MINI20 in the shopping cart during checkout. Visit the web store here.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from the Bombshell Factory!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Kickstarter Fulfillment Update #7




Good news for our Kickstarter Backers in the UK an EU! 


Wendy has confirmed all is good now and they have all 3 cartons of KS fulfilment orders to ship out. The COUNTERBLAST books and also the box of masters arrived safely too.

Orders are being shipped out from West Wind on Tuesday/Wednesday next week. They are shipping them via Royal Mail, 1st Class Recorded Delivery, Track and Trace and the International Signed For Service. Backers will be emailed when despatch has taken place with a tracking number so that they can watch out for Mr. Post.

Thank you for your patience. I realize it has taken a bit longer to get your rewards to you this way, since this is the first time we are offering fulfillment by this method. But as mentioned, it will save our backers on the cost of the customs duties for this shipment, plus, you will be able to supplement your collection in the future.

Over the next several weeks, West Wind will be making their own molds from the masters that we sent, including the latest releases, which will be available directly in their web store.

If you would like to contact us regarding your shipment please send an email to support@bombshellminis.com




We are working now to develop an all new set of Babes™ miniatures for release in 2015. Updates to this project as well as sneak-peeks at the sculpts and designs will be highlighted on our Facebook Group and on our mailing list.

Thanks again for your support!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Bombshell Releases for November


We are celebrating friends and showing our thanks for having them all month long! Orders of $25 or more (before shipping) will receive a FREE random Sidekick added to the package.

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This month's new releases are still in production and will be shipping out shortly! They are now in the web store for addition to your collection.