Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Changes Coming to Dragon Forge Design

Ill be making some changes soon with Dragon Forge Design,


THE END OF THE DRAGON FORGE DEAL..

The first will be the ending of the Dragon Forge Deal Bonus program I stared a couple years ago to reward people for purchasing larger amounts of bases. I started this program when the recession hit a couple years ago and I wanted to add a little something extra to peoples orders who were loyal customers and ordered from Dragon Forge Design.

Since that time my site has grown and so has volume and to be honest the program has become a bit difficult to keep track of what extra items I should be adding to whose orders.. Actually more like a small nightmare ..so as of May 15 2011 the Dragon Forge Deal will end.

But don't panic yet.. Ill be creating some sort of a new rewards program to start June 1st of which I will have details of later. I think it is something that people will like.

NEW PRODUCT..LOTS OF IT!!

I will also begin to expand my conversion bit and terrain range this year. Up till recently Ive been a one man shop. I do it all from concept, sculpting, molding, casting, packing and shipping orders.. Ive begun to use outside sculptors like Lee Langston On the Omega Prime Series and some exploration into the world of digital sculpting of which you will see a lot more from in the next few months.. I mean a LOT more.. and soon I hope to get extra help and the molding and casting areas of things..simply put Dragon Forge is growing and growing fast..I do a lot for one person.. and with the additional help I'm going to blow the "Doorsof the Hinges" in the next few months..
So stay tuned and keep an eye out..

Until then if you have been wanting to take advantage of the Dragon Forge Deal you have until May 15th to do so..after that it ends.

Any questions or comments feel free to ask..

Thanks

Jeff Wilhelm

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Banner Contes Winners!!

Everyone's a winner!!

Everyone who sent me a banner will get something..and Ill post the rest of them here soon..Im just buried in work at the moment but Ill get all of them posted and get in touch with all that sent me something.l

Thanks!

jeff

Saturday, April 16, 2011

More Banner Entries To Show Off!

I wanted to make sure I got the rest of the banners posted. I hope I didn't miss any!

Designed by Jessica Dennis







Designed by James Convoy



Designed by Sam Rhee









Designed by Shay Wallace







Designed By Kevin Lee











Designed by Trevor Swallow









Friday, April 15, 2011

Fantastic Painting Worth checking out! Drop Ship Studio!

This morning I was checking some blogs and checked out Carl Woodrow's Drop Ship Studio Blog where hes been painting some FANTASTIC Ultra Marines using my Lost Empires Bases for them.

I hope Carl don't mind..I swiped one of his pictures of an Ultra Marine Dreadnaught hes painted to show off but be sure to check out his Blog to see the rest of his army in Progress!



See more of Carl's work on his Ultra Marine army here

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Box Is Back! Figure Travel Box is Available Again..for a While!

I used to make these nice wooden boxes for painters to carry their high end painted figures to shows in. But I just ran out of free time to make them. I talked a Cabinet Maker friend of mine to make me up a batch so I now have 8 for sale.

1 Left

Price is $70.00 plus Shipping and Handling to your location.





The Box dimensions are
13 Inches Long
9 Inches Wide
10 Inches Tall

Made from 1/2 inch Baltic Birch Plywood with solid Rabbit Joint construction glued and nailed.
Hinged door, Handle and clasp.

Has 2 Removable shelves inside.

Will fit under the seat in planes or in the Over Head Compartment Like Aaron Lovejoys Box here.


This is How you hold your miniatures in place for travel, with Blue Tac Poster Putty.
These are shots from Aarons box.




Ive made them for a lot of painters, if you attended Adepticon or Games Day Golden Demons you will see them.. probably written all over with signatures as some like to do.

They will go pretty fast and then Ill see if I can get another batch made.

If you want one email me your name, address and Pay Pal address so I can send you a Pay Pal invoice for it.

Any questions feel free to ask.

Design Dragon Forge Design a Banner Contest! Win Free Bases!

So I got to thinking after Andrew Lewis posted a link to a banner he made for me in my post below about a 200x200 pixel banner that maybe I should run a contest to design some banners to use on sites and blogs.

So here is your chance to be creative and win some Bases!

So design me some banners in these sizes.. or close to..

468x60
300x90
200x200
160x50

The info contained on the banners must include the following-
-Dragon Forge Design
-http://dragonforge.com

And the ones I pick Will win a free set of bases up to $12.00 in Value plus postage included any where in the world!

Submit your entries to me vi email at dragonforge@gmail.com

Deadline for entries is Sunday April 17, 2011

As I receive them I will post them here.

Ready Set...GO!!

Entries so far...





Wednesday, April 13, 2011

200 x 200 Banner For Blogs!

I am no graphic artist by any means but people keep asking me for a 200x200 banner for blogs so here is one you can use.. Until I come up with something Better..

Sunday, April 10, 2011

New Base Series Omega Prime Now for Sale in the Dragon Forge Store

Now in the Dragon Forge Store for order my new Series Omega Prime

RBOP-001 25mm Base Set Omega Prime 10 for $10.00


RBOP-003 40mm Base Set Omega Prime 5 for $7.50


RBOP-005 Hero Base Set Omega Prime 2 for $5.00


RBOP-008 60mm Base Set Omega Prime Set One 1 for $5.00


RBOP-009 60mm Base Set Omega Prime Set Two 1 for $5.00

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Dragon Forge News- Materials Prices Going Up On Everything...

Over the last few weeks Ive been getting increases in all my materials costs from Resin to plastic bags and everything in between. Anywhere from 5-10%. Pretty much everything I use to make my product line.

Will this mean prices increases? Yes, probably on a few select items like some of my larger heavier bases like the large Oval bases and the 120mm round bases. You will begin to see these increases slowly over the next few weeks.

I'm trying to reduce costs by buying in larger volumes for price breaks but it also means a large investment on my part. But my goal here is to continue to bring you high end quality product at a fair price.

Jeff Wilhelm

Friday, April 8, 2011

Now Taking Pre Orders on Omega Prime Base Set at Dragon Forge Design

Because so many people have been asking, I added the New Base Set Omega Prime to the store and now Taking Pre Orders.

They will ship early next week and I will have painted pictures up later this weekend hopefully.

Direct link to the Store Page

You can also visit my complete site and store at Dragonforge.com

Thanks everyone.. lets give Lee a big pat on the back for making this set a huge success!!

Roebeast's Trash Bash 2011- Join in the fun!



A good friend is running a contest on his blog called Trash Bash 2011.



Taken from Brian's Blog Roebeast's Magical House of Sunshine

What is This?
In the spirit of Rick Priestley’s classic grav-attack build, this contest challenges converters, hobbyists, and scratchbuilders to create a vehicle to be used for tabletop wargaming using random bits of stuff and a lot of creativity. Many of the skills of being a strong miniature hobbyist will be needed to do well in this contest, not only vehicle construction and painting but also photography, concept creation,miniature painting, and terrain set-up.


And best of all, hes announced Rick Priestley has been added as a judge!

So all you converters and scratch builders get over and check out Brian's contest and take part!

By the way Im also a judge (I think) and a sponsor!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

New Base Series From Dragon Forge Design - Preview of Project "Omega"

Well it's time for a new sneak preview of a new base series that I just got in from one of my new sculptors working for me.

Dragon Forge design is proud to welcome Lee "Gobbo" Langston to the team!
You can follow Lee's blog here at Gobbos Forge

Here is the thing, we don't have a name for this set yet.. Ive give it the working title of "Omega" but I think we need something more clever than that.. so Ill work on that.

The set has been designed to have a very clean look of the inside of a space ship or on some future sci fi world.. these are the first 5 sets and Lee is working on more.. so lets hear what you think about them and have to say!

These are going into mold now and will be available very soon!

Hero Base Set (1 40mm base and 1 25mm base)


60mm Base set


60mm Base set

40mm Base Set


25mm Base Set


As always questions and comments appreciated!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

First 3D Prints Back of New Engine Kit Intakes

Here is a quick picture of the prints I received today of the Jet engine intakes. Ill start molding this week. I hope to receive the rest of the engine kit the end of the week.



Also here is a picture of the new Ammo Belts and spent shell casing test sets we have in the works. This is a test set and we will do sets larger and smaller in size to give a large variety.
The plan is to do 2" strip of ammo feed belts with matching spent shell casings to go with them.

They will be cast in pewter.

The cool thing about the ammo feed belts is they are designed to hook together so you can create longer lengths.



As always, questions and comments appreciated as always.