Sunday, August 3, 2014

Why Mk2 Billboard??

Earlier this year at the Las Vegas Open, I noticed a great piece of terrain being used on the tables, a simple billboard that was eye catching while not taking up a lot of space on the tabletop.
These billboards (now the Mk1's) accomplished exactly what they're meant to do, block line of sight and show off some great Goatboy 40k fan art, all without covering up a large amount of visual real-estate on the F.A.T. mats.
After my return to Phoenix, the billboards kept popping into my head. Every shop with a laser cutter seems to make some sort of towering billboard especially in the model railroad and sci-fi realms, the vision in my head had come to reality but by someone else. So what to do... be a total dweeb and make a knock off or deal with another missed opportunity like that breakfast taco idea I had. I decided to put on my big boy pants and talk to Frontline Gaming about making their billboard idea into an available kit for every gamer. This was a good solution for both of us. But sometimes a threesome makes things more interesting. Goatboy was brought into the scenario and off we went.
Seven-ish months later after prototypes, making the art available, projects already in motion, and life in general, the Mk2 is alive! The Mk2 billboard accomplishes several features we wanted keep from the original Mk1, blocks line of sight, does not take up a lot of space, and features the art. However we have added some upgrades. The first is easy assembly with minimal parts, the other was to make the billboard more interactive. We added a catwalk to the top for a five man squad, adding another function to the billboard. We hope this, along with it's great price, will help you enjoy the Mk2 billboard kit.
The FABULOUS artwork for the billboards can be downloaded for FREE at mechanicalwarhorse.com!
Thanks to Frontline Gaming and Goatboy for working on this kit with me. Look to the future for vertical billboard!?!

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