All posts by Kevin Jacobi

Let’s all make a castle Part 1

Hi all,

Like I wrote last time, August was pretty much a write off.  With all three partners getting/still sick and traditional summer activities which don’t involve being inside in my studio, not much was done.

On a plus side, GenCon did invigorate our want to play games and we laid out the formats for both a Malifaux and Age of Sigmar campaign for our club.  It is with these campaigns in mind that I’ve started sculpting a 28mm scale castle for the game. Continue reading Let’s all make a castle Part 1

August 2015 – the missing month

Morning all,

Again, it has been some time since any of us at 6SS posted to the blog.  After GenCon, all 3 of us have had different medical challenges that came us and we are dealing with.  This left little focus on the website and we have basically been just treading water filling orders and trying to find the ability to enjoy our down time.

Things aren’t much better yet but I will do my best to keep content coming as we prepare for the fall convention season.

KEGSCON is our first convention of the fall.  Put on by the Kent-Essex Gaming club, this single day event is happening on September 26th.  There are 3 gaming slots from 9am-1pm, 2pm-6pm and 7pm-11pm.  We will be there in the dealer hall.  You can find out more information by visiting their website KEGSCON.  I hope to see many of you in Chatham!

Council of Fires is the next convention happening on October 3rd.  This convention is located in Cambridge Ontario and is also a single day event.  The games run on a track system which will allow you to get in at least 2 games during the day.  We will be in the vendor hall and there is also a “bring and buy” event to offload some of your unloved models.  You can find more information by visiting their website Council of Fires.

Fall In is the 3rd of the Historical Miniature Gaming Society’s conventions for the year.  Running Nov 6-8 in Lancaster PA, this convention has been a staple of my convention schedule for many years.  I have learned so much about games not played around where I live and found dozens of miniature companies that I didn’t know existed.  I’ve made a lot of great friends and look forward to seeing the new wares from the likes of Brigade Games, Miniature Building Authority and Old Glory.  Not a historical gamer?  No worries.  Fall In has a number of fantasy/sci-fi and alternate history games to keep you going for the whole weekend.  One I would suggest is Gnome Wars run by Jim Stanton.  It mashes up historical armies and translates them into Gnomes.  It is twisted fun with a solid set of rules.  You can find out more about this convention on their website Fall In.

That is about it for now.  I know I still owe you my article on pigment and to share our new projects for the fall.  Let’s hope “soon” means soon this time.

Peace out, eh?

MiniCannuck Kevin

Tutorial: Stone Bridge

Hi all,

This tutorial is a long time coming.  I sculpted our bridge model a few months ago but we only released it at Hold the Line two weeks ago.  The reason for the delay is that this model was hard to cast due to all the surfaces being finished.  So, after many failed molding attempts, we had to create a 3 part mold to make sure that the bridge looked the way we wanted.  The time and energy was worth it as the bridge represents our biggest, most involved model to date. Continue reading Tutorial: Stone Bridge

Getting Ready for ReaperCon

Hi all,

Sorry it has been a bit quite on the blog posting end of things.  We have been hard at work getting our 3 new games up and running for ReaperCon.

ReaperCon is the annual convention put on by Reaper Miniatures in Lake Dallas, Texas – minutes away from their headquarters in Denton.  The convention is unique in that it brings together sculptors, painters and fans to participate in classes and play games with the minis we all love.

ReaperCon giveaway
ReaperCon giveaway

This year we are running 3 games: Turbo Joust, Rocket Grapple Arena and Cinema Tactics Hostile Takeover.  All the game have been play tested and are running great.  We are just taking this weekend to get the final touches done on the game boards – they are huge!

After the convention, we will get back on track and get more tutorials and other blog posts up on the board.  We also will be concentrating on a face lift for our website to make it more enjoyable to visit and easier to navigate.  PLUS we have some exciting new products that we will be offering in May.

It should be an exciting time for gaming at 6 Squared Studios and we hope you will be part of it.

Have a great weekend, eh?

MiniCannuck Kevin

The stone bridge is FINALLY done!!!!

Hi all,

Minicannuck here.  It has been a hectic couple of weeks up here in Canada.  With the average temperature being around -20, I was not able to make use of the studio I created in my garage.  The poor space heaters just couldn’t keep up.  I think I will have to invest in a wood burning stove if we continue to get weather like this.  In the mean time, I had to find space in the house where I could.

The good news is that I got the first stone bridge done!  Continue reading The stone bridge is FINALLY done!!!!