Salvation and Steel - fantasy miniatures in resin (Canceled)
This is our second campaign, continuing the development of miniature sculpts for our fantasy range
Salvation and Steel - high quality, resin, fantasy skirmish miniatures
- Planned models (and unlock tiers)
- Our experience
- Our mission statement
Planned models and unlocks (based on funding)
The first six sculpts to be unlocked here, as above, are the female sorceress (top left), male necromancer (top right), female paladin (centre left), female barbarian (centre right), dog warrior Bark Twain (bottom left), male sorceror (bottom right).
- £700 - (successful funding) - Female Barbarian
- £1,300 - Male Sorceror and unlock of Cleric artwork / sculpt
- £2,000 - Female Paladin unlocked
- £2,600 - Male Necromancer and unlock of the female Pirate artwork / sculpt
- £3,300 - Female Sorceror unlocked
- £3,900 - Dog Warrior (please note: The Dog Warrior is a smaller scale than the other miniatures in the range) and unlock of the Dragonkin artwork / sculpt
- £4,600 - Cleric unlocked (male/female)
- £5,200 - Female Pirate unlocked and artwork of the Monk model / sculpt
- £5,900 - Dragonkin unlocked
- £6,500 - Male Monk unlocked
- £7,200 - Special Beholder and Mimic models unlocked
- £7,800 - to be confirmed...
During our previous Kickstarter we ran a poll to ask our pledges which models they would like to see next, so this list is partially based on the results of that poll. We may do a similar thing with this campaign, but will wait to see the comments/questions we get about this before making our final decision and the order of the initial 6 unlocks (i.e. the existing sculpts) won't change.
All minatures are pictured (below) and will come with a standard 25mm gaming base.
First the pictures, then the explanation! :-)
The pictures above highlight two things: the first is a side-by-side of our male sorceror master print beside final production casts, as they went out to pledgers, from our sci-fi range (our second Kickstarter campaign) to highlight that we have a proven track record of producing high quality miniatures. The second image is a side-by-side of the same master print beside models from four other popular ranges, showing that our models will fit in right alongside plenty of others in your collection.
We have previously successfully completed two Kickstarter campaigns and both were incredibly important to us for quite a few reasons:
- It enabled us to test various 3D printers to get the best quality
- We also tested out numerous casters to get the best reproduction of our 3D prints
- In addition to proving our printing quality, we tested multiple print mediums (e.g. resin/metals) to make sure we got as close to our 3D sculpts as possible in the final versions that shipped to pledgers
- We refined postage costs, and materials
- We proved that we could show great sculpts, at great prices and deliver them as physical miniatures
- Finally, it allowed us to set up all of the business infrastructure that we needed in order to take the project to the next stage (this campaign)
- Pledgers seemed less concerned about swap-able parts
- The process taught us a huge amount about how to pose and scale our models to achieve the best results
All of this means that you can pledge in confidence, knowing that we are capable of delivering the sculpts that we're showcasing.
In our first campaign we had multiple pledge levels which promised to deliver between July and December 2017. We moved things about (to improve upon print quality) and ended up shipping all of the pledge rewards by the end of June, 2018, months later than planned. During a second campaign based on our sci-fi miniature range, ending in March 2018, we employed all of the lessons that we had learned from that first campaign and were delighted to fulfill all pledges by the start of August, three months ahead of the November estimate.
Every penny that we have invested, or earned from the first campaign, has gone back into designing additional sculpts and improving what we can for this second wave.
What this means from a campaign point-of-view is that we cut costs in some areas to provide quality (or quantity) in others, or to save our pledgers' money...
The best example of this is artwork; we create this ourselves and won't exhibit the high quality you would typically expect from concept artists. We work together with excellent sculptors to bring our vision to life but the simple fact is that for the cost of two pieces of art we could produce another sculpt or, looking at it the other way, if we commissioned art we would have to put the costs of the miniatures up.
For our first few campaigns it makes sense to us to save YOU money, and reward current (and future) Kickstarter investors by being a bit frugal and making sure that we keep producing a very high quality product without too many bells and whistles. In the future, once we are properly established, we hope that we can fall in line with the top-tier companies and produce artwork for all of our miniatures, and this would be at a stage where we could interact with a bigger community before we took our concepts to the funding stage! :-)
We love communicating with people on the campaign pages, but if you'd like to discuss anything further you can find us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/fitegames
Risks and challenges
This Kickstarter comes with few risks. We have a proven production line from design to final product and, unless something catastrophic happens, we would expect the worst to happen would be a very slight delay - there is NO chance that anyone backing this campaign would not receive their reward.
Our first Kickstarter allowed us to get designers, sculptors, printers, casters and mailing options properly aligned, as well as all of the rest of our business infrastructure, and so we are very confident in our ability to produce the models that we display.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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