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