Look for these great pre-release items at the show and all this weekend in the web store.
Today is packing day! Tomorrow we leave at daybreak! There is still a week’s worth of work to do before leaving.
The past week has all been sculpting, molding casting, sorting, and packaging. We received our final restocks from Valiant for AdeptiCon. All of the casting we ordered were shipped, except for the Heavy Combot. Somehow due to a miscommunication, it did not make mold with the other releases we ordered.
So – since we had molds here, I have been turning out casting runs over the past three days to make sure we have some stock for the show. This is all in addition to the work that had to be done to prep everything else.
Nevertheless, ready or not, tomorrow we go!
While the Chicago area is under snow, we are preparing for the trip to AdeptiCon all the way from Texas. Lots of hobbying has been going on here at the Bombshell Factory.
Scenery is being assembled and painted for the Counterblast demo tables, packing product, shipping out Babes 3 fulfillment packages, sculpting, modling and casting are all going on here at the same time. Here are a few photos of some of the things happening over the past week.
Stay tuned – only one week to go!
This project is part of the new Edofleini table for Counterblast demos at AdeptiCon this year. I specifically wanted some buildings that I thought the Edo may create while waiting for a newly created spawning pool to expand. I imagine the Edo would use their telekinetic abilities to raise egg-shaped blisters from the ground and shape these habitable igloo-forms from some kind of “secreted resin”. You can read more about the Edofleini here.
Here are the steps I used to form the new Habidomes.
We are just about two weeks out from having to pack and leave for the AdeptiCon 2017 show and just like every year there is still a massive amount of work to do for preparation.
All of the new printing that had to be ordered has already come in. The new banners look fantastic. We have new bookmarks to promote the upcoming Counterblast “Bookstarter” and new postcards with a sample of all out miniatures lines. I almost forgot to order the color labels for the Maelee 75 kit, but those are supposed to be here next week.
We have two new acrylic display cases which have arrived and the new LED lighing for them has been ordered and will be in this week.
There is still a bit of painting to do along with lots of molding and casting for our Counterblast demo displays.
Plus if you like to see some of the new sculpts in the works, hop on over to YouTube and check out the Road to AdeptiCon 2017 playlist with clips from the Workbench.
I have bored through the weekend to wrap up the remaining three sculpts for the Babes 3 kickstarter project. Here they are. If you have not logged into the web store to place your rewards selections – NOW IS THE TIME! Backer rewards shipments will be going out as we receive the production castings.
These new releases will be available for general retail sales in the web store once all of the production castings have been received.
Estimated fulfillment on the project was posted as June. But I wanted to do my best and have all of the sculpts wrapped up before AdeptiCon.
These sculpts are all going out to Valiant today for mastering and will go into production as soon as the first castings are approved.
Here was the last batch of masters we got got in and passed those on to Mary who has already started painting on them.
Vicky has been sending out bundles of rewards packages as we have been receiving the production castings.