Saturday, 19 December 2015

VARIAN'S HOLIDAY SPECIAL!

I am aware Christmas is an economically tough time of year for everyone, rather than just have a panic buying Christmas discount like a lot of online retailers do at this time of year to try coax people into spending money - Linda and I have come up with an idea that might encourage you to treat yourself and help others into the bargain.

Nexus Miniatures will be having a bit of a break (a very small bit LoL) from Monday the 21st of December until the Monday the 11th of January - so no NEW orders will be processed during that time - as I said, no NEW orders - so don't worry, I WILL still be working, writing, posting pre-orders etc. I just won't be processing any new orders till after the 11th of January - and anyone placing an order between Monday the 21st of December and Monday the 11th of January will have 25% of their order value donated to Crisis (http://www.crisis.org.uk/) the UK Homeless Charity - an email listing those who donated will include everyone's names along with the actual donation - https://nexus-miniatures.ecwid.com/#


IN ADDITION (OMG DOES THIS MAN NEVER STOP - the Answer is no, I don't) all such orders when posted will contain little "pressies" for you to. An extra Miniature (or two), Sweeties, Prototype Base Toppers (basically whatever I think is cool that I can add to your orders) - lastly, the biggest order (and thereby the biggest donation) will have their Name (or a Character Name of their creation) included in a (probably more than one) piece of S.D.Z.A. Fiction, and that character (or an analogue of you yourself) have their own Profile in the Rules too (I may even do a specially converted Miniature as well, but that depends upon how good the idea is LoL)

So, this year as well as helping yourself to some Nexus Toys - you can help others too.


Merry Christmas - Drew & Linda x



Tuesday, 15 December 2015

AWESOME NEWS!

After Chatting with the Caster today, the Masters are done and we should be entering the Production Run Shortly - so PLEASE BE AWARE the pre-order prices WILL be ending soon.

If you want to save a little - order now!


(And don't forget its your last chance for the "Its a Big Thing" Prize Draw Either LoL)

Many thanks to everyone who's placed an order - I hope you will be as excited as I am when you get your new Toys!

PRE-ORDER THESE AWESOME MINIATURES NOW!

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Uni-Tech - a Corporation for the Future

Uni-Tech - a Corporation for the Future, or so their P.R. Department would have us believe.


They want the world to forget their past mistakes, like the cloning of the first Dinosaurs and the eventual chaos that stemmed from that project - but the release of a mutagenic virus that created Mutants, Super Beings, and the Living Dead is a tough list to leave behind.


Still, they move forward - innovating, striving for Corporate Dominance. A tough deal when competing against Varian Blackwood who gives away everything, and JorĊgumo Industries who always seem to undercut their prices.


Famed for putting on a show, parades being a favourite - Uni-Tech recently brought in Dress Uniforms, sporting a bright and striking Orange and Grey colour scheme - they certainly do provide a dashing spectacle.

In the setting of S.D.Z.A. (Super-Hero Dinosaur Zombie Apocalypse) Uni-Tech are the Corporation responsible for the Dino-Parks and the subsequent mess created - in game terms they can be played as either bad or good guys (depending on personal perspective and desire). 


They have some of the best Weapons and Technology in the game, and so tend not to show up in vast numbers - but even so turn out in bigger forces than say Shanty Dwellers or Scraps. 

Ruthless, Efficient, and Direct are words that best sum-up Uni-Tech and their style of Play - both in the World of SDZA and the upcoming rules.


These guys are welcome 'Visitors' (see what I did there) to any Retro Sci-Fi Wargames Table or Miniature Collection - Uni-Tech are an important part of the S.D.Z.A. (Super-Hero Dinosaur Zombie Apocalypse) Universe as they were responsible for the Experiment (Project Re-Birth) that led to the outbreak of the R.D.S. (Reactive De-evolution Syndrome) Virus and the mutagenic effects that created the Carrion (Zombies), Primes (Dinosaurs), and the Prehistoric and De-Evolved Animals.

The Uni-Tech Range Can Be Found in the Nexus Webstore - Here

Friday, 4 December 2015

The MK I Cobra L.A.S. (Low Altitude Skimmer)

When Captian Sylvester 'Cobra' Cobretti (who also held a Doctorate in Physics and Batchelors degrees in aerodynamics, flight mechanics, and aircraft design) retired from the U.S.A.F just before the Year of Chaos, he returned to his first love - Aircraft Design. Unfortunately, with High Altitude Air Travel now prohibited by disasters all over the world above the cloud line. All Air Travel, was reduced to sub-sonic low altitude flyers. 

The MK I Cobra L.A.S. (Low Altitude Skimmer) was the breakthrough in low altitude flyers, it literally draws the energy needed to power it from the atmosphere in the form of Muons.

Earth is bombarded by particles of "Cosmic Energy" (for want of a better term) all the time, these high-energy particles arriving from outer space are mainly (89%) protons – nuclei of hydrogen, the lightest and most common element in the universe – but they also include nuclei of helium (10%) and heavier nuclei (1%), all the way up to uranium. When they arrive at Earth, they collide with the nuclei of atoms in the upper atmosphere, creating more particles, mainly Pions. The charged Pions can swiftly decay, emitting particles called muons. Unlike Pions, these do not interact strongly with matter, and can travel through the atmosphere to penetrate below ground. The rate of muons arriving at the surface of the Earth is such that about one per second passes through a volume the size of a person’s head.


The Muon is an unstable subatomic particle, and as such it was felt had no practical use - as it had a fairly fast decay rate. but Cobretti found a way of using this and the weak interaction created by the Muons decay rate to power an engine; and the I.P.S. (Ingrid Power System) was Born! (so named after his Wife Ingrid Cobretti)

This was an astonishing, unbelievable breakthrough (one might say "out of this world") because an important advantage of Muon non-ionizing radiation is that it is safe for humans, plants, and animals - so it seemed like a dream come through.

There were drawbacks of course, the ship had to be very light - as Muons don't provide much power, and so even though they are equipped with weaponry (what weaponry depends upon who's using them) any direct impact, or blast tends to have a catastrophic effect. Cobras can be fitted to carry cargo (known as Pythons), but the heavier weight means much lower speeds.

MK I Cobra L.A.S.s are seen in use all over the world, in particular by Uni-Tech, the Initiative, and NATO.

Coming in at a nice chunky size of 108mm long, 96mm wide, and standing 60mm on its landing legshere are only a few of these stunning Limited Run Kits left for sale in the Webstore. Either on their own, or as part of the Uni-Tech Army Deal.


MK I Cobra Skimmer

Uni-Tech Army Deal

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Coming Soon - The Prometheans!

Coming Soon - The Prometheans! 

These Monstrous Mutations (scientists theorized were caused by the R.D.S. Virus) - first came wading in at the Island of Bermuda on December 31st 1999.

Humanity as a whole call them "Prometheans" - some of these monstrous R.D.S. mutations stand taller even than an Sentry, those that do either have little (or no) epidermis covering their bodies. Freely showing the muscles, sinews, and tendons that are normally hidden beneath the skin - and yet, they do not bleed (unless injured, which is hard to do). There are smaller Prometheans, usually naked - twisted in back and bone, or bloated - with a wide almost shark like mouth full of ogreish teeth.


The big skinless creatures have been classified by Varian Blackwood as " Inanis-Cutem" (lit. empty skin), whereas the smaller more stupid creatures are referred to as "Stultus" (lit. stupid) as they lack anything but the most basic intelligence.

There seeming random attacks on City States world wide - there is a lighting filled bank of fog, they appear - attack and then vanish just as quickly in the same way.



The Inanis-Cutem models (the big skinless ones) are around 90mm tall, and the smaller Stultus models will be around 60mm tall

Sculpted by Dave Stone of  Wargames Terrain Workshop, concept Art by Carl Stoelzel​​ of Stoelzels Structures (both of which produce Terrain for SDZA)




Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Progress! Progress!

The Greens are now with the Caster - and things are progressing nicely.

https://nexus-miniatures.ecwid.com/#!/Pre-Releases/c/15426785/offset=0&sort=priceDesc

HOWEVER THIS MEANS that the pre-order prices on the Seraphis Institute and the Prophet will end relatively soon, as will the "IT'S A BIG THING!" promotion - don't forget that from now until the release day of the Seraphis Institute and our first Deadling Hero "The Prophet" all orders - including those placed already - that have a pre-release item in their order - will have their names placed into a draw - the winners of which can win one of the following.

1st Prize for the Draw is a Ral Partha T-Rex RRP £24.95


 2nd Prize for the Draw is a Mark I Blackwood Industries Sentry Unit RRP £15.00

3rd Prize for the Draw is a Mark II 'M.A.T.A.T.' (Mobile All Terrain Automated Trooper) 'Eddie-29' RRP £15.00


4th Prize for the Draw is a Mark I 'M.A.T.A.T.' (Mobile All Terrain Automated Trooper) RRP £13.00
The names will be drawn at random, for each prize - once your name has been picked - you will not be "left in the hat" for the rest of the draws. No cash alternative is offered, and your Prize will be shipped with your pre-order and if you place more than one pre-release order during this time, your Prize will be shipped with your Winning Order!

So don't waste any time - get those orders in or miss out on the pre-release prices and a chance of a Prize!

Pre-Releases Webstore

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Major Colt and the Goat of Mendes

A look at a story from Major Colt's past (Chief Administrator of the Seraphis Institute) he hasn't always been the stuffy administrator his fellow operatives imagine him to be . . . . 

Chicane looked up a Major Colt - Colt's calm nature, even under the most extreme of situations always amazed Chicane. Nothing seemed to phase the man, and how did he always keep so fit? For a man age he should be slowing down by now surely?

The Craft had touched-down in the Richmond area of London, Colt and Chicane rounded the corner with Colt’s Ward Joanna Darling in two, and there it was planted square in front of the Richmond District Line Subway Entrance, there was a hole in the side of the craft and crudely formed 'scaffolding' wrapped around it. Members of the local community, were walking about - but they were different. Their eyes were rolled back into their heads - no iris or pupil were visible, and their skin was grey and waxy looking. Even so, they moved with purpose - walking too and from the Craft with scrap metal - more locals could be seen working on the scaffolding itself. Sawing, hammering, shaping - lashing pieces of roughly cut metal to the structure with copper wire.

Then the creature exited the craft through the hole, shorter than a man at first it looked like Pan from Greek Mythology. The creature turned and sniffed the air - almost looking directly where the trio stood watching from the shadows - was it, could it be? 

For the first time in his life Mike Chicane saw Major John Colt look shocked, the surprise almost made him laugh out loud - then he saw how stunned Major Colt truly was, and his urge to laugh quickly disappeared.

Colt stood there trying to come to terms with what he saw standing there in front o him, his senses reeled as his brain tried to make sense and logic of what he saw - was it truly the Goat of Mendes, THE DEVIL HIMSELF . . . . . 


Saturday, 28 November 2015

The A.S.P. Troopers are Coming . . . . . .



The Greymen

As they crept around the corner of the ruin, Dr Steele and Ruby felt a familiar 'tingle' - they looked over at Harry Solo, who looked back at them with questioning eyes.

"I've sensed this before, at a Uni-Tech installation" - Steeles voice had its usual cold ring to it - "whatever it is, it is not natural".

Ruby looked worried, she too had felt this 'presence' before - she hoped it was not a Greyman, not this time.

The Greymen were synthetics - artificial Humans that had not had their forms 'set" - they could appear as male or female, and could appear 'blank' with the intention of assassinating a target and replacing them - absorbing the very genetic code of the host - replicating appearance, prime powers, even memories.

Harry looked over at where Steele and Ruby stood and primed his Weapon to fire - for the first time in Dr Steeles experience, Solo look scared.

For behind them stood ten Greymen - all blank . . . 

Art by Carl Stoelzel

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Black Friday Free Stuff

I don't "do" Black Friday sales personally, I won't even shop in them myself!

BUT I know everyone likes FREE STUFF so - anyone placing an Order of £20+ (not including Shipping) on Friday during "UK" Hours (6am to 6am) will get a "Freebie" - 

You can choose from -

A twin Pack of Brotherhood Heroes - NXBP

Or a twin Pack Rebel/Freedom Fighters (Porky & Do-Gooder) - NXRP

Or a three Pack of Morlock Foot Soldiers - NXMT. 


Absolutely Free! Just leave a Message in the Order Notes Box!

This is in addition to any other promotions currently running, and no cash alternative is offered.



NEXUS MINIATURES WEBSTORE

Monday, 23 November 2015

Pre-Orders & Prizes!

Dont forget - the pre-orders are up - The Seraphis Institute, and the Prophet!


Get all the Seraphis Institute Characters in One Go - Dr. Klae Steel, Charley 'Ruby' James, P.b., Sterling Mercury, Agent Harry Solo, and Major John Colt (all also available separately or in handy twin packs).

All Members of the Seraphis Institute are unique individuals, some are Primes - others experienced and dangerous individuals from other Agencies, the only fact people should know is that the Seraphis Institute has Powerful, Driven, 'Irregular Agents' working for it.

There are no Troops in the Seraphis Institute, they are a Faction built entirely of powerful and unique Characters (although the final S.D.Z.A. Rules will include custom guidelines to create your own 'Irregular Agents')

These are new to the S.D.Z.A. setting have been sculpted by the incredibly talented Ian Mountain - and are now available for pre-order!

The Pre-Order Price is £23.50 - the Release RRP is £25.00!

Our first 'Deadling Hero' - The Prophet!

The Prophet is a mysterious figure in the modern legends of the S.D.Z.A. World.
Once Human, he is a Prime from a Parallel Dimension, on his home world, the Prophet and three other members of the "Dark Initiative" were the ones who DELIBERATELY created the RDS virus, and turned their world into the first Deadworld.

So far, the only member of the Dark Initiative that has passed through to 'our' world is the Prophet - an he can draw the occasional sploog of Carrion through as well, even remotely at a distance - and other "Deadling" creatures have been seen accompanying him.

A totally unique Model to the S.D.Z.A. setting, he has been sculpted by the remarkably talented Mark Evans? - and is now available for pre-order!

The Pre-Order Price is £5.00 - his Release RRP is £5.50!

All pre-release Orders will be shipped immediately upon receipt from the Casters - which is likely to be late December, Just in Time for Christmas!

Other models purchased at the same time as a pre-order will be shipped with the pre-order.

IN ADDITION (as if thats not enough) from now until the release day of our most excellent Upcoming Releases of the Seraphis Institute and our first Deadling Hero "The Prophet" all orders (including those placed already) that have a pre-release item in their order - will have their names placed into a draw - the winners of which can win one of the following.

1st Prize for the Draw is a Ral Partha T-Rex RRP £24.95
2nd Prize for the Draw is a Mark I Blackwood Industries Sentry Unit RRP £15.00
3rd Prize for the Draw is a Mark II 'M.A.T.A.T.' (Mobile All Terrain Automated Trooper) 'Eddie-29' RRP £15.00
4th Prize for the Draw is a Mark I 'M.A.T.A.T.' (Mobile All Terrain Automated Trooper) RRP £13.00

The names will be drawn at random, for each prize - once your name has been picked - you will not be "left in the hat" for the rest of the draws. No cash alternative is offered, and your Prize will be shipped with your order.

If you place more than one pre-release order during this time, your Prize will be shipped with your Winning Order!

Pre-Order Section

Friday, 20 November 2015

IT'S A BIG THING!

I meant to post this a couple of days ago, but I've been really REALLY ill for a few days now - and I'm only just seeing the back end of it.


"IT'S A BIG THING!" is meant as a big thankyou to everyone who's supported the Nexus Endeavour - from now until the release day of our most excellent Upcoming Releases of the Seraphis Institute (Ruby James, Dr Steele, P.b, Sterling Mercury, Agent Solo, and Major Colt) and our first Deadling Hero "The Prophet" all orders (including those placed already) that have a pre-release item in their order - will have their names placed into a draw - the winners of which can win one of the following. 

1st Prize for the Draw is a Ral Partha T-Rex RRP £24.95

2nd Prize for the Draw is a Mark I Blackwood Industries Sentry Unit RRP £15.00


3rd Prize for the Draw is a Mark II 'M.A.T.A.T.' (Mobile All Terrain Automated Trooper) 'Eddie-29' RRP £15.00


4th Prize for the Draw is a Mark I 'M.A.T.A.T.' (Mobile All Terrain Automated Trooper) RRP £13.00

The names will be drawn at random, for each prize - once your name has been picked - you will not be "left in the hat" for the rest of the draws. No cash alternative is offered, and your Prize will be shipped with your pre-order.

If you place more than one pre-release order during this time, your Prize will be shipped with your Winning Order!

Nexus Miniatures Pre-Releases

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Ral Partha Dinosaur Prize Draw Results!

Those of you who have been around for a while might remember the prize draw for the Ral Partha Dinosaurs from a while ago.

If you had forgotten, up for grabs was a T-Rex, a Triceratops, a Parasauolophus, three Velociraptors and a Pteranodon.

Here are the winners - 

Scott Cheer​ has won the T-Rex

John Leonard has won the Triceratops

Dave Crowther​ has won the Parasaurolophus

Clive Dudley​ has won a gang of three Velociraptors

Garry Ewing​ has won the Pteranodon 

One of the Winners isn't on Facebook or a Member of the Lead Adventure Forum and so will be notified by Email, all Winners will have their prizes Posted this week (as I have your addresses already LoL).

As I'm feeling particularly trippy atm (my insomnia is REALLY bad again) - another draw "incoming" - More Tomorrow!

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

The last of the Uni-Tech Officers with Heavy Blaster Pistol Prototypes have now gone, many MANY thanks to everyone who took an interest - and well done to everyone who got one! 

Don't forget there's plenty of sexy stuff up for pre-order guys!


And expect another cool announcement real soon!

Nexus Miniatures - Pre-Release Webstore

THE COVER!

 Todays "Sneaky Peek" - the Cover of the upcoming FREE PDF Rules! 


Monday, 16 November 2015

D-Ranger Bruchus Class Rover

AND (because I'm feeling REALLY generous) a "sneaky peek" - 

a first test render of the D-Ranger Bruchus Class Rover 



(a big "no prize" for the person who can tell me the EXACT inspiration for the Bruchus).

UNI-TECH OFFICER PROTOTYPE UPDATE!

Just ONE Prototype Uni-Tech Officer Left guys - and when they're gone they are indeed gone forever!




Spend £35 (Not Including Shipping - easy to do with the Pre-Orders atm) to get this never to be released generally Prototype Miniature, and two Prototype Base Toppers! (One Street Level, and One Tech Level)

https://nexus-miniatures.ecwid.com/#

THE PROPHET!

Our first 'Deadling Hero' - The Prophet!



The Prophet is a mysterious figure in the modern legends of the S.D.Z.A. World.

Once Human, he is a Prime from a Parallel Dimension, on his home world, the Prophet and three other members of the "Dark Initiative" were the ones who DELIBERATELY created the RDS virus, and turned their world into the first Deadworld.

So far, the only member of the Dark Initiative that has passed through to 'our' world is the Prophet - an he can draw the occasional sploog of Carrion through as well, even remotely at a distance - and other "Deadling" creatures have been seen accompanying him.

A totally unique Model to the S.D.Z.A. setting, he has been sculpted by the remarkably talented Mark Evans? - and is now available for pre-order!

The Pre-Order Price is £5.00 - his Release RRP is £5.50!

He will be shipped immediately upon receipt from the Casters - which is likely to be late December, Just in Time for Christmas!

As usual - Other models purchased at the same time as a pre-order will be shipped with the pre-order.

Why not Treat Yourself!

https://nexus-miniatures.ecwid.com/#!/Deadling-Hero-No-01-The-Prophet/p/56989816/category=15426785

The Seraphis Institute - Our Third Army Deal!

One of the things I know Folks have been waiting for!

The Seraphis Institute - Our Third Army Deal!




Get all the Seraphis Institute Characters in One Go - Dr. Klae Steel, Charley 'Ruby' James, P.b., Sterling Mercury, Agent Harry Solo, and Major John Colt (all also available separately or in handy twin packs).

All Members of the Seraphis Institute are unique individuals, some are Primes - others experienced and dangerous individuals from other Agencies, the only fact people should know is that the Seraphis Institute has Powerful, Driven, 'Irregular Agents' working for it.

There are no Troops in the Seraphis Institute, they are a Faction built entirely of powerful and unique Characters (although the final S.D.Z.A. Rules will include custom guidelines to create your own 'Irregular Agents')

These are new to the S.D.Z.A. setting have been sculpted by the incredibly talented Ian Mountain - and are now available for pre-order!

The Pre-Order Price is £23.50 - the Release RRP is £25.00!

They will be shipped immediately upon receipt from the Casters - which is likely to be late December, Just in Time for Christmas! 

Other models purchased at the same time as a pre-order will be shipped with the pre-order.

https://nexus-miniatures.ecwid.com/#!/The-Seraphis-Institute-Army-Deal/p/56991957/category=15426785

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Just two Prototype Uni-Tech Officers Left guys - and when they're gone they are indeed gone! 



Spend £35 (not including Shipping) to get this never to be released generally Prototype Miniature, and two Prototype Base Toppers! (One Street Level, and One Tech Level)

https://nexus-miniatures.ecwid.com/#

Friday, 13 November 2015

Thursday, 12 November 2015

S.D.Z.A. Profile Example - Doctor Makalay

Though this isn't the final formatting, I thought it might be nice to share a "sneaky peek" at what the Profiles (and to a lesser degree) the rules for S.D.Z.A. will look like, here is a page from the current Playtest Profiles - in this example, Doctor Makalay leader of the Brotherhood. 


https://nexus-miniatures.ecwid.com/#

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

UNI-TECH OFFICER PROTOTYPE WITH HEAVY BLASTER - JUST TWO LEFT!

8 of the 10 I had of these have gone, as I mentioned before - the first 10 People to spend £35 or more in the new Webstore - not including Shipping Charges (including Facebook) will get one of the prototypes of the new Uni-Tech Officer with Heavy Blaster Pistol (and this kit will NEVER get a general release)!


A version of this cool dude will be released at a later date, but it will be quite different to the prototype.

In addition, those who manage to get ahold of one of these VERY exclusive Miniatures - will also receive two of the prototype Toppers (one Street Level and One Tech Level) to base him (and a friend) on.


The picture shows 4 variants of each topper, but there are actually six different styles of each.


Monday, 9 November 2015

THE SECOND OF OUR ARMY DEALS!!!!!

Initiative Army Deal £24.00 



1 x Mark I Blackwood Industries Sentry Unit - cast in Resin - 28mm Scale

3 x Mutant Heroes (one of each) - cast in white metal - 28mm Scale

2 x alt. Mutant Hero Head Sprues (one of each pair of heads) - cast in white metal - 28mm Scale

RRP if purchased Separately - £27.50

This Army Deal gives you a Starter Force of 258 Points (Assuming you field one Alpha Prime, one Beta Prime, and one Delta Prime), which is a great start for S.D.Z.A. Skirmish games (which play at 350 points and up).

Initiative Army Deal Webstore Link

THE FIRST OF OUR ARMY DEALS!

THE FIRST OF OUR ARMY DEALS!

Uni-Tech Army Deal for just £41.00!



6 x Uni-tech Troopers (two of each) 3 Can be "built" as Elite Security Troopers (using the Helmets of the alt. Head Sprues)

1 x Uni-Tech Officer's

1 x Mark 1 Cobra Light Skimmer

3 x alt. Head/Helmet Sprues

RRP if purchased Separately - £47.50


This Army Deal gives you a Starter Force of 238 Points (253 Points if you use the alt. Helmets to make 3 Elite 

Security Troopers), which is a great start for S.D.Z.A. Skirmish games (which play at 350 points and up).