Monthly Archives: September 2013

Bringing Products to Market

It’s an interesting thing, trying to bring a product to market. For years, with StormTheCaste I was adamant about just doing information but this year I set the goal to do five products that  compliment all our stuff. It does make sense. For instance I have a whole lot of terrarium tutorials and we now sell terrarium kits. It makes sense and the kits do well.

But, wow! is it is a challenge!! I never realized how much is entailed in trying to bring a product to market. It ranges from concept to development, design, production and even goes as far as securing a bar code for the product! Yup, got to have that bar code.

Well, Seeing as it has been a busy year all of that stuff is old hat for me now and product number four is officially for sale on amazon and on the website. The Goblin Catapult, Yay!

You would not believe how difficult this thing was to bring to fruition. I had to go through a whole lot of stuff including three different wood workers.  But all worth it.

The goblin catapult is here.



I spent yesterday at the Forge

I had a really wonderful day yesterday. Perfect early Autumn weather.  I picked up food and brought it to family for breakfast and we spent a couple of hours just chatting about things.  I was considering taking the day off just to watch football, but I wasn’t that motivated seeing as the Patriots were not playing.

So, I dug down and decided to hit the forge pretty hard and was so glad that I did. I had a push dagger to harden and temper and I had the parts of the helmet that needed to be shaped in the fire.  I got those things done and am pretty happy about that. By the time supper rolled around I was drenched in sweat and had burned through 25 pounds of lump charcoal. Yay!

Anyway, The push dagger is coming soon, and the helmet video is right here:
How to make a Medieval Great Helm

Forging the helmet, it's starting to take shape.

Forging the helmet, it’s starting to take shape.