NEW Vehicles “Ottos’ Autos” FREEBIE!

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We know how tough (and expensive) it can be to find enough vehicles to populate a modern game-space, so here at TABLETOP HERO, we’ve been developing a whole new line of modern 1/48th scale paper-craft vehicles called “Ottos’ Autos”.  To give you a chance to see how easy they are to build, and how sweet they look on the battlefield, we’ve hooked you up with an opportunity to give ’em a test drive, (or in this case, a test park). A FREE, un-layered PDF of 2 burned out hulks w/ interiors,  Click on the graphic below to download.

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FREE PROMO! Un-layered PDF of 2 burned out hulks. Click on the graphic above to download.

Kits that are in the test-build stage include ;

  • 4 door sedan (intact and a burned out hulk version with interior)
  • Police Car
  • Taxi Cab
  • Garbage Truck
  • 2 different Semi Trucks
  • Various Semi Trailers
  • City Bus
  • School Bus
  • Sport Pick-up Truck
  • Full Size Pick-up w/ Camper and Camper Shell
  • Cube Van
  • Sports Car
  • Panel Van
  • 32′ private boat
  • Delivery Van
  • 2 coastal cargo boats
  • Limo
  • and an RV.

(hopefully, we’ll have some pics of the finished kits very soon). All the ground based kits include a fully detailed undercarriage, because in a war zone, there might be a few that get overturned, or you might require a junkyard. Every kit is a layered PDF that includes (at least) 2 versions of the same vehicle, squeaky-clean, and filthy-dirty. Some kits will include a third version, battle damaged or abandoned.  So a single kit will produce at least 2 different vehicles. In addition, several “Mod-Packs” are in development, so you can customize your vehicle Mad Max, or Zombie Apocalypse style.  The watercraft include a ground sheet depicting the boat “on the move” , with bow wave and wake. Ottos’ Autos is an easy and inexpensive way to get the vehicles you need to recreate your own favorite rush-hour. Ahhh, nothing like sittin’ in traffic, listening to the radio, now that’s living.  Stay tuned for the official launch.  TABLETOP HEROS‘ “Ottos’ Autos” may be just what you need to take your modern urban war-zone to the next level.

Scope out all the current TABLETOP HERO kits! If you have any ideas for future releases, or don’t see what you need, give us a shout, we really DO listen. Check back often! You just never know, what you need for your table, may already be “in the pipe”!
Happy Gaming!

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What Character Was Removed from the Alphabet?

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Adobe Caslon Ampersand

Adobe Caslon Ampersand

bulletcrs211Johnson & Johnson, Barnes & Noble, Dolce & Gabbana: the ampersand today is used primarily in business names, but that small character was once the 27th part of the alphabet. Where did it come from though? The origin of its name is almost as bizarre as the name itself.

The shape of the character (&) predates the word ampersand by more than 1,500 years. In the first century, Roman scribes wrote in cursive, so when they wrote the Latin word et which means “and” they linked the e and t. Over time the combined letters came to signify the word “and” in English as well. Certain versions of the ampersand, like that in the font Caslon, clearly reveal the origin of the shape.

The word “ampersand” came many years later when “&” was actually part of the English alphabet. In the early 1800s, school children reciting their ABCs concluded the alphabet with the &. It would have been confusing to say “X, Y, Z, and.” Rather, the students said, “and per se and.” “Per se” means “by itself,” so the students were essentially saying, “X, Y, Z, and by itself and.” Over time, “and per se and” was slurred together into the word we use today: ampersand. When a word comes about from a mistaken pronunciation, it’s called a mondegreen.

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New Host – Website Migration – Website Update

WOW! It’s been awhile hasn’t it! We’re not dead, just busy. Just a quick note. If you’ve gone to the website lately, you have seen that things just aren’t quite right. (understatement) We have changed hosts. And because we waited till the last possible moment to make the migration, things got a little jumbled. And during the subsequent discussions we realized that the site has been relatively unchanged for 5 years, and is long overdue for an update. So with that in mind we’ve decided it’s time for a makeover. We’ll add that to the queue of “things to do yesterday”. So bear with us. We’re not dead, just busy.

– Later, Bolt

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New TABLETOP HERO Release- Plasma Reactor #G06

Plasma Reactor #G06

Sci-fi Plasma Reactor #G06. Includes raised platform and 2 control consoles.
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bulletcrs2 This kit brings the total number of TABLETOP HERO releases to 30! By customer suggestion, we are proud to bring you a futuristic ‘Plasma Reactor’ #G06. Great for 40k or any other sci-fi scenario. This versatile model comes with its own raised platform and two control consoles. This detailed kit could be used in a ground based scenario or could stand in as the reactor core of a space craft or space station. There are a plethora of kit-bashing opportunities here as well.

Scope out all the current TABLETOP HERO kits! If you have any ideas for future releases, or don’t see what you need, give us a shout, we really DO listen. Check back often! You just never know, what you need for your table, may already be “in the pipe”!
Happy Gaming!

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New TABLETOP HERO Kit Released! -the “PIT” #G04

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Gladiator style fighting pit. Includes 2 ‘Blood on the Sand’ ground Sheets.
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Photo of actual model.

bulletcrs2 Here is another customer suggested kit, the “Pit” #G04. This TABLETOP HERO kit is a BIG’UN, but very easy to assemble and store. Its versatility lends itself well to variety of scenarios. It could be a Post Apocalyptic MAD MAX style arena, a Roman provincial gladiator school, or even an infected containment area. Combine 2 or more kits, and create a Circus Maximus style track for horses, chariots or motorcycles!

The “Pit” octagon arena comes with 2 slave pens and a reviewing stand for the presiding ‘Big Shot’. The pieces are detailed on all sides to allow for your creativity, they can be laid out as shown, or configured into a wall. However you configure the kit, there’s gonna be ‘Blood on the Sand’! The pieces of this TABLETOP HERO kit are designed to partially ‘nest’ when the kit is disassembled to make it easy to store. (HINT: the prototype is held together with Bobby pins, clipped on the underside to allow for dis-assembly.)

This release brings the published kit total to 29! Take a gander at all the current TABLETOP HERO kits! If you have any ideas for future releases, or don’t see what you need, give us a shout, we really DO listen. Check back often! You never know, what you need, may be “in the pipe”!
Happy Gaming!

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