The realist in me realizes that at this point, this Kickstarter is likely a failure. This is not surprising. I've been told by many that the first Kickstarter often fails, and it's a necessary learning experience.
If the goal is not reached, this project isn't dead. It will return for a second attempt probably next March, in a somewhat different form and with a hopefully less lofty goal. I big part of the cost was the intention to own the fabrication equipment, which even for low rate mass production can be quite expensive, accounting for nearly 80% of the target amount. If this kickstarter fails to reach that ambitious $11,000 goal, the next six months will focus on investigating the possibility of having a plastics company in the region handle mold making and manufacturing. Hopefully that will lower the goal.
As for the learning experience, it has been substantial. The first time out, you really don't know what you're doing, so there are plenty of mistakes to be made. The next time around, I intend to offer better goals and do better advertising, both of which will need me to find partners to get involved. Of course, a lot more questions will have answers straight out of the gate next time as well.
And there is some disgust factor whinging around for me as well. While this project struggles to reach $11,000 to do something for the good of the gaming community at large, Paizo and Reaper managed to reap more than $1.5 million for a miniatures project. Are so many of us really that selfish?