Jovian Wars Kickstarter Update: Otakuthon Jovian Wars Demos, Gen Con News, More Resin Parts Photos, and Expected Shipping of First Backer Reward Packages!

This last weekend Dream Pod 9 attended the Otakuthon Anime Convention he is our home town of Montreal, Canada. The convention draws an attendance of around 20,000 anime fans, with guests from Japan, a vendors hall and lots of events like concerts, costume contest and a large gaming hall. Dream Pod 9 was setup in the Gaming Hall running demos of our Jovian Wars and Heavy Gear Blitz miniature wargames, we took a photo of the table setup, see below.

Jovian Wars Kickstarter Update: Jovian Gagarin Fleet Tender Hold Section Resin Parts Assembly.

Fusion Models finished up the molds for the Jovian Gagarin Fleet Tender spaceship and made the first castings of resin parts. The image below includes photos of the assembled Hold Section and the black resin cradle parts that mount on the acrylic base plate. The Hold Section has 3 outer panels that can be rotated to close the tender bay, most of the photos except one show the panels rotated below and the bay fully open. Plus one shows a remastered Uller spaceship inside the tender bay and a ruler below for exact size of the Hold Section.

Design evolution

Casting hundred of pieces this week for the Jovian Wars Kickstarter resin models I was reflecting on how some models started off as a clear design archetypes and yet became even better as the player suggestions really ramped up.

 

For anyone not in the know, DP9 had a kickstarter for our new game, Jovian Wars, and it was awesome. 143 great backers raised over $25000 to unlock a whole new generation of ship models and remaster all the older Jovian Chronicles ship models in resin. Add in new bases for better stability and to make measuring, firing arcs, and turning easier and we have an exciting new game. The rules as well have received a lot of attention. Today I'm going to look at one of the remastered models for the CEGA faction, the Uller.

 

Jovian Wars Kickstarter Update: Final Remastered Spaceship Parts Preview Photos

We received the first batch of some of the resin spaceship parts this week. This update has parts photos for a few of the remastered spaceships resin and pewter parts with acrylic pates and posts. The photo includes the remastered Jovian Valiant, Javelin, and Thunderbolt and the CEGA Bricriu, Tengu, and Uller.

Jovian Wars Update: Spaceship Small Pewter Parts Photos

This week we finished making the vulcanized rubber production molds, needed for casting all the small pewter weapons and spaceship parts. Check out the photos below taken in casting area at Dream Pod 9's office, with our 2 spin casting machines and trays full of pewter parts. The parts all turned out very good, you can see a closeup of the Triple Kinetic Cannons (bottom left) and the Engine Fins for the Jovian Engine (bottom right). Larger spaceship parts (main hull, habitat section, engine section, etc.) will be cast in resin.

Jovian Wars Update: CEGA Wraith & Jovian Lancer Squads!

This week we made the vulcanized rubber production molds to run the small pewter miniatures for the new CEGA Wraith and Jovian Lancer Fighter, Recon, and Bomber Squads. We took photos of the pewter parts and then gave the minis a quick coating of light grey primer and mounted them on the 3 post (painted black) squad base and took a photo of them altogether. Checkout the image below to see how the details turned out on the small pewter parts, the Wraith is just 14 mm long by 13 mm wide and the Lancer is 21 mm long by 11 mm wide.

 

Jovian Wars Beta Rules Playtest Ver. 1.2 May 2017 Now Available!

Dave has been working hard on an update to the Jovian Wars Beta Rules Playtest. The updated Version 1.2 is now available to download on the DriveThruRPG site at the following link.

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/…/Jovian-Wars--Alpha-Playtest-R…

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Jovian Chronicles