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Last year we ran a very successful Kickstarter raising more than £11,000 to launch a new range of highly detailed 28mm metal miniatures sculpted by leading miniature creator Igor Karpov. The range included Chechen fighters and Russian VDV Recon troops from the first Chechen War, as well as a host of character figures which were unlocked during the Kickstarter.
After unlocking 47 figures (twice what we expected!) we shipped across the world to 176 backers, and received some amazing feedback about the miniatures:
"Received my KS package today. These minis are BEAUTIFUL! " - Andrew, Choctaw, USA
"My minis just arrived.I'm speechless...Haven't seen such great minis in a long time!" - Vincent, Kalmthout, Belgium
"Recently got my Chechen Wars Kickstarter figures. Exceedingly impressed, excellent speed and service. Well done!" - John, Castlereagh, UK
"Their Chechen War KS produced great miniatures and their service has been excellent" - Antti, Helsinki, Finland
We enjoyed running our first Kickstarter so much that as soon as it had finished we immediately commissioned Igor to sculpt another 42 miniatures, with the aim of having the most comprehensive Modern Chechen & Russian range in the 28mm market. The first Kickstarter was so well received we thought we would run this one in a similar way, with the new sculpts already made up front, and the Kickstarter simply to put into production as many of the new figures as possible.
The figures are for any wargamer looking for high quality miniatures to play the 1st Chechen war (although as you will see the figures are suited to many other modern theatres as well). The miniatures are sized to fit right alongside other popular manufactures ranges, so you can use them either in small skirmish games on their own, or in larger games with your current collection.
All the sculpts have been hand made by Igor Karpov using traditional, non- digital techniques, and are ready to go straight into production. Igor is one of the worlds finest 28mm sculptors and is the man behind the hugely popular website www.lead-adventure.com and has sculpted for a number of leading miniature companies.
The master sculpts are all finished and ready for moulding, so the Kickstarter is simply to finance the production moulds and make your figures. We are predicting to deliver at the end of 2018, just 8 weeks after the Kickstater closes. This is because having successfully launched 1 Kickstarter already, we have a quick way of picking and packing your pledges, and will again use Griffin Moulds who did such a fantastic job producing the miniatures last time.
So you can see exactly what you will get, the images below are of the master sculpts from which your miniatures will be made. No 3D renders, drawings, or fancy graphics, just the sculpts.
Please Note: Access to the stretch goals are exclusively for those backers at pledge level "All In" only.
Mother Russia - £30 - All 10 Russians:
Chechen's Rising - £30 - All 10 Chechens:
Stretch goals will become available as we progress through the campaign, the first few are shown below:
Stretch 1 - Open at £5000 (FREE to backers who pledge "All In") - Russian MG Support #1 (UNLOCKED)
Stretch #2 - Open at £6000 (FREE to backers who pledge "All In") - Chechen Sniper Support #1 (UNLOCKED)
Stretch #3 - Open at £7000 (FREE to backers who pledge "All In") - Russian Officer & Radio Operator (UNLOCKED)
Stretch #4 - Open at £8000 (FREE to backers who pledge "All In") - Chechen Sniper Support 2 (UNLOCKED)
Add on #5 - Open at £8500 - Russian Dog Team (UNLOCKED)
(increase your pledge by £5.00 for each multiple of the pack you wish to add and we will confirm your choices via the pledge form after the campaign ends)
Stretch #6 - Open at £9000 (FREE to backers who pledge "All In") - Chechen Grenade Launcher Support (UNLOCKED)
(Please note once unlocked you may add additional AGS-17 grenade launcher support packs by increasing your pledge by £5.00 per team required, over and above those you will receive as “free” stretch goals. We will identify what extra packs you require via the pledge manager after the campaign finishes).
Stretch #7- Open at £10,000 (FREE to backers who pledge "All In") - Russian Grenade Launcher Support (UNLOCKED)
(Please note once unlocked you may add additional AGS-17 Grenade launcher support packs by increasing your pledge by £5.00 per team required over and above those you will receive as “free” stretch goals. We will identify what extra packs you require via the pledge manager after the campaign finishes).
Stretch #8 - Open at £10,500 (FREE to backers who pledge “All in”) - Chechen reinforcements (UNLOCKED)
Stretch #9 - Open at £11,000 (FREE to backers who pledge “All in”) - Russian Reinforcements (UNLOCKED)
Add on #10 - Open at £12,000 - 6 Russian & Chechen Dead Markers (UNLOCKED) £8.00 Add on.
(Please note: this is a SPECIAL ADD ON, which is given as a FREE BONUS to backers who have pledged “All in” for both this KS our first KS) and our way of saying thank you to everyone who has backed both of our Kickstarters at the "All in Level". Once unlocked these backers will receive one pack of 6 dead markers for FREE. Anyone else who would like them can buy them as an "add on" by increasing their pledge by £8.00 per pack. You can buy as many packs as you like, just add multiples of £8.00 for each pack you want. We will identify what extra packs you require via the pledge manager after the campaign finishes).
Whilst we have many new miniatures to bring to you, some people who missed the first Kickstarter have asked if we could make the first Kickstarter miniatures available again in the form of "Add ons" that they could pay extra for. We are happy to do this, and as an extra bonus will ship them with free postage, as our way of saying thank you.
Please Note: The following "Add on" packs are only available to backers who have pledged "All in"
To include any of the packs below from our first Kickstarter just simply add the relevant amount to your pledge (we will ask exactly what you want via the pledge forms when the Kickstarter is over):
RUS1 - £32 - Russian VDV Recon Squad (10 figures)
RUS2 - £9.00 - Russian AT Support (3 figures)
RUS3 - £9.00 - Russian MG Support (3 figures)
RUS4 - £9.00 - Russian MG Support #2 (3 figures)
RUS5 - £6.50 - Russian Sniper Support (2 figures)
CHE1 – £32.00 - Chechen Squad (10 figures)
CHE2 - £6.50 - Chechen AT support (2 figures)
CHE3 - £9.00 - Chechen AT Support #2 (3 figures)
CHE4 - £9.00 - Chechen AT Support #3 (3 figures)
CHE5 - £9.00 - Chechen AT Support #4 (3 figures)
CHE6 - £6.50 - Chechen Sniper Support (2 figures)
CHE7 - £6.50 Chechen Sniper Support #2 (2 figures)
Please Note: All figures are supplied unpainted.
Risks and challenges
We see little risk in this project as the sculpts are already made, and Tiny Terrain Models have successfully launched 90 new miniatures over the last 24 months. We have a mould maker and caster ready to complete the production work, and from a logistics point of view we are used to shipping worldwide, already doing so on a weekly (sometimes daily) basis.
We are available to answer any questions you may have via our website (www.tinyterrainmodels.co.uk), our facebook page (search for Tiny Terrain Models) or Twitter (@tinyterrain).Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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