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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

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!!!!

How the West Was Sculpted

Hi all,

I just wanted to start by saying thanks for all the positive responses we’ve been getting for our river tile system – especially the people who have already purchased a set! We love making terrain and it is a real confidence boost when people think it is worth buying for their own gaming tables. It is very much appreciated.

We have a lot of projects on the go right now.

Dan, our tech guru, is working with our new 3D scanner to help us with scaling challenges for some upcoming projects. I dont want to give too much away but I’m sure it will DRIVE you nuts. We are also super stoked about our 3D printer that should be in any time now. Once we have this, it will offer us even more tools to make quality terrain with.

Brad has been pretty busy on a number of fronts. He just finished our new rock sets as well as a couple of vortex designs. He is also working on some additional terrain features for your fantasy army tables.

Me, I’ve been working on developing our western street tiles. Like our river system, this set will let you create a number of different street layouts to suite your gaming needs. Since our game club plays a lot of Malifaux and were in the Wild West Exodus Kickstarter, these will come in quite handy. We love our miniature wargaming and great terrain just makes the experience even better.

Check out some preview pictures below.

Peace out, eh?

A quick note on blogging

Hi all,

Sorry for the lapse in time since our last entry. I had every intention of getting the second part of my Historicon coverage done shortly after the first. However, life, work, home and prep for GenCon derailed this pretty quickly.

Blogging needs to be important to me for a number of reasons. The first reason is that I love games and want to share this love with fellow gamers in the hopes of making new friends and learning more about the hobby. A blog is not an ego trip for the writer (at least in my case) but a way to express opinions about something we love in the hopes of getting others to love the subject as much as we do.

The second reason is that we at 6 Squared Studios are trying to launch a business and blogging is important to businesses. By writing about the stuff we create and how we use it at conventions, there is a chance that people will find our blogs and visit the website. Once there, we hope that they like what they see and invest in our terrain for their gaming table. We want to develop a community that we can discuss future projects and learn what people want to improve their gaming experience. We are not some business that sells into a market. We are gamers that are making things for our tables and offering them up for others to enjoy as well.

Bottom line, blogging good – not blogging bad.

I am trying out some blogging tools on the IPad to see if it helps me capture the moment beter for this blog. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.

Peace out, eh?