This is a small campaign to help kick start a new 28mm miniatures company - Toad King Castings. This will be a UK based, sculptor owned company producing 28mm fantasy miniatures and scenery. Alongside recognisable classic creatures I aim to produce original creatures which can be used for RPGs, skirmish games and mass battle rules.
With this campaign I am looking for funding to bring into production two classic fantasy critters. First up we have some Giant Toads. There are three toads on offer, two medium and one large. The three metal miniatures in the above picture show the size of the toads. The Giant Toads will be cast in the highest quality grey resin. These can be painted to represent classic Giant Toads, as well as different types like Fire or Ice Toads.
Next up we have some classic Stirges. There are six different sculpts in the pack with different wing positions. This will make for some nice variation in a Stirge swarm! Unlike the Giant Toads these will not be produced in house, but will be cast in metal by a UK based contract caster. They will be supplied on a small sprue.
In this picture, the wire supporting the Stirges will be removed before casting. I will be supplying some 1/32' brass rod to use as flight stands along with any Stirges reward.
The above picture shows the size of the Stirges. They all come with approximately a 10mm wingspan. The underside of each critter has six grabbing claws.
The funding will pay for the master models, master and production moulds for the metal Stirges. It will also fund a supply of rubber and resin to bring the Giant Toads into production. A portion of the total would be for packing items, such as boxes and bubble wrap.
Here are some reward add-ons to customize your pledge package. These add-ons are available for anyone who has pledged at the £4 level and higher. Add the total of any add-ons to your current pledge. You don't need to change the pledge level. When the project ends, let me know the via the survey which add-ons you wanted and I'll add them to your parcel.
Here are some resin scenery rewards that can be added to any pledge at the £4 level or higher. Great for your dungeon layout!
Here are a selection of skull based scenery add-ons. Like the barrels and crates these can be added to your current pledge. Please note although the pictures have painted examples these will be supplied unpainted.
And finally a bag of individual skulls which are great for basing and making terrain.
Risks and challenges
I am confident that all rewards for this campaign will be fulfilled on time.
The greens are already sculpted so there can be no delay there. I will be casting the Giant Toads in house and have a number of years experience with resin casting.
For people pledging for the Giant Toads only, the dispatch time should be sometime mid September.
I have secured a UK caster to bring the metal figures into production. The company has over 50 years experience producing metal miniatures and I am fully confident in their ability to turn the greens into the highest quality casts.
Postage and packaging will be handled by myself and I have four years experience of this from my days running Tengu Models. As with Tengu Models all orders will be send out boxed for safe transit.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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