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Hello! Greetings! Salutations!

WE. ARE. BACK!

A little over a year ago we underwent a few organizational changes and since then, we've been far too quiet on the internet.

We are pleased to announce that we're back to our old selves again! We have continued to serve our clients by way of manufacturing, but we haven't developed any new products for the Cathedral... until now!

Today, we've completed the first production CAST PROTOTYPE of our NEW UPGRADE to compliment the Female Sci-Fi Soldiers!

We've created a few new weapons including 2 VARIANT POWER SWORDS, MACHINE GUN,  PISTOL SIZED FLAMETHROWER, LONG FLAMETHROWER, SNIPER RIFLE, and PLASMA RIFLE! The kit also includes 3 NEW TORSOS (one with a RUCKSACK), 2 NEW HEADS, and a LOOSE HELMET!

We should have these available for sale in the weeks to come, but in the meantime check them out bellow!

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK!   

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Try the Rock Walls... They're To Dye For

As you already know, we've released some Natural Rock Walls which are perfect for use in any 28-30mm games, made with... blah blah blah, yada yada.  You know the spiel.  We'll spare you this time!

What you might not know is how easily these beauties paint up!  

I've always been a fan of "easy to paint" miniatures, especially when it comes to gaming terrain.  Some models need extra love or a meticulous, steady-handed, paint job.  However, terrain, for the most part, can be the exception. Although, I'm sure diorama, scenery, and train hobbyist would likely disagree with me. And now that I think of it, there was that one Crystal Brush awarded to our sandbag trench piece - Best Historical Figure...  Some of you will know what I'm talking about :) 

The reality is... sometimes we just want to get something tabletop worthy and get down to business... and by business, I mean rolling dice!

That line of thinking plays a major roll in how we tackle our terrain concepts.   We wanted to make terrain pieces that not only looked realistic and provided functionality on the tabletop, but also used real world textures that could easily be exploited with a simple dry-brush or ink/wash.  So that's what we did!

I used a primer, a basecoat, some different colored washes, and a drybrush for these... Voila!  Not too shabby, eh?  

Let us know what you think!

      

Take Cover! Sandbag Varieties in Stock

With bullets, laser-beams, and artillery fire to hide from, cover often means the difference between life and death.  

Give your troopers something to hide behind with our Sandbag, straight-style emplacements!

This set of three 6 inch sandbags is perfect for any 28-32mm table-top miniatures game.  Whether your'e fighting a galactic battle far in the future or re-enacting your favorite historical battle these sandbags will help decorate your tabletop and the theater of war!

Let us help you make that "movie-in-your-mind" and use these as urban fortifications, beachhead barriers, or city street roadblocks.

Available Now!

This set is hand-sculpted, hand-cast, and composed of high quality resin. They are textured to appear as burlap and paint up with ease.

This set contains 3 varieties - resin miniatures supplied unpainted.

Products are made in the U.S.A.

Available Now!

Product's May Be Smaller Than They Appear

(ehem) "For those of you who made it through re-material-entry, thank you for joining us and we hope you enjoyed your tour of the Arcanum.  Please feel free to stop in at our Gift Shop and take the adventure home with you!  We've even allowed for a little member discount today.  Ahh! yes... um... if you will be needing your affects please see Bertram by the portal opposite the gift shop.  I'll stick around for the next few minutes if anyone has any questions.  Thanks!  We'll see you soon!"  

-Some of our sandbags with a set of our Sci-Fi female soldiers assembled-

Snow Days are the Best Days for Painting

It's a beautiful day to spend indoors - away from our "responsibilities", shuttered away from the big, scary world, enabling our creative side to once again unlock the secrets of our pigment-driven conquest.

I utilized this snow day to do my first paint up of our Sandbag Straights and I thought I would share with you all on how I got my finished product.  Disclaimer: I am by no means a professional painter.  Quick and easy, effective, and table-top worthy are often the points I aim for when completing any given work.  I hope you enjoy!

Before adding any paint at all I wanted to give you a look at the bare bones.

Before adding any paint at all I wanted to give you a look at the bare bones.

First Step - Prime (no pun intended :D)

I used black for the these as I'll be sticking with earthy tones and I wanted the recesses to show some shadow.

I used black for the these as I'll be sticking with earthy tones and I wanted the recesses to show some shadow.

Second Step - Basecoat

I used a dry, wet-brush technique here using a beige brown paint and a flat large flat brush.

I used a dry, wet-brush technique here using a beige brown paint and a flat large flat brush.

Third Step - Dry-brush 

I used a dry brush technique using a brown sand paint and the same brush used in the second step.

I used a dry brush technique using a brown sand paint and the same brush used in the second step.

Fourth Step - "...Not Another Dry-brush"

I used the same techniques as those above and used a bonewhite paint for this step. 

I used the same techniques as those above and used a bonewhite paint for this step. 

Really, I could just spray these with a matte finish and call it a day, but since I have the extra 10 minutes to spend thanks to this nifty snow day, I went a step further to make them look a little more like they've seen the ash and dust of war.

Final Step - Ink Wash

I used an old medium brush I designated as my "ink brush" and applied some ol' Devlan Mud Citadel Wash for this final step.  Lastly, I'm just going to spray these with a matte sealer to protect the paint job and I'm satisfied.

I used an old medium brush I designated as my "ink brush" and applied some ol' Devlan Mud Citadel Wash for this final step.  Lastly, I'm just going to spray these with a matte sealer to protect the paint job and I'm satisfied.

Thanks for sticking with me till the end.  Once these are available for sale and you get your hands on them, I hope to hear about and see some of your works as well!  If you have any questions or feedback please feel free to drop us a line, comment on our facebook, or even right here on the blog.  Happy hobbying!