Hello again kickstarter! Red box Games is back again to fund the production of a new set of figures intended to finalize the Helsvakt hordes with the most requested units from the very dedicated and much appreciated fans of Red Box Games.
THE CHOSEN!!!!! THEMED SET #1
HELSMAIDENS!!!! THEMED SET #2 ( fifth helsmaiden not yet pictured )
HORDESMAN HERO!!! SOLO ADD ON #1 ( $8.00 )
THE JOTUNN!!!! SOLO ADD-ON # 2 ( $18.00 )
HELSRIDER CHAMPION A ( male version female version not pictured ) SOLO ADD-ON $20.00 PER RIDER ( male and female sold separately )
Behold and Tremble!! The Mighty HelsVakt Champion. Mounted upon the mightiest of Stallions the HelsVakt Champion is an incomparable and implacable foe with no mercy or relent in any fiber of it's being. These are the nigh immortal leaders of Hel's Armies who bind these hordes of murderous maniacs by force of will and an iron fist. These are not leaders to direct their armies from the security of body guards and bulwarks, these are blood thirsting monsters who charge headlong into battle in a wicked frenzy of gluttonous fury.
To cover this option in your reward selections simply manage your pledge upward by $20.00. The set will include the Mounted version of the HelsVakt Champion ( rider and mount ) and will be cast in high quality white metal and supplied with one 50 mm round plastic base. The Rider will be a separate piece from the Mount and may need to be divided into multiple pieces for the sake of reliable casting.
HELSVAKT BERSERKERS!!!!! THEMED SET # 3
HORDESMAN CAPTIAN!!!! solo selection or $8.00 add-on
THE CRAVEN!!!!!!! Themed set selection #4
( not yet underway........5 figures......3 female....2 male....sneaky assassin / ranger types........................)
STRETCH GOAL #4 $ 27,000.00 CRAVEN B!!!!
Once funding reaches the $27,000.00 level the Craven set B will unlock as a themed set reward selection. Equipped with short bows and wicked daggers and javelins the Craven are the silent hand of death that creeps along the fringes of the battle field striking at the weakest points of the enemy, or the ranging vanguard of the murderous host that visits sudden, silent bloody death to hapless villages unfortunate enough to be in the path of Hel's madness. This set will contain 3 female Craven and 2 male Craven. All cast in a single piece in high quality white metal and supplied with 1 25 mm round plastic base each.
STRETCH GOAL #5 $30,000.00 CHOSEN COMMAND
Once funding surpasses the $30,000.00 mark then the Chosen Command will be unlocked as three add-on selections. The Chosen Command figures are a Leader, a Hornblaster and a standard bearer To cover this set simply manage your pledge upward by $8.00 per leader or hornblaster and $12 per standard bearer figure desired. The Leader and Hornblaster will be cast as a single piece while the standardbearer will be cast in multiple pieces as per the needs of production and all three will be cast in high quality white metal and supplied with a single 25 mm round plastic base.
STRETCH GOAL #8 $40,000.00 Male HELSRIDER A
Once funding surpasses the $40,000.00 mark the first of the planned Helsriders will be made available as an add-on selection. This set will include a new mounted male Helsvakt champion and a new Horse Mount which will be made to also be universally interchangeable as a mount for the first HelsVakt Champion and the HelsMaiden Champion as well. This set will also be cast in high quality white metal and be supplied with 1 50 mm round plastic base. To cover this option as a reward selection simply manage your pledge upward by $20.00 per Helsrider desired.
THEMED SET DEFINITION..................
The currently unlocked themed sets availabel as reward selections are:
The Chosen, 5 armoured make warriors pictured together above.
The Helsmaidens, 5 armoured female warriors pictured together above.
The Berserkers, 5 heavy weapon light warriors pictured together above.
The Craven, 5 assassin / ranger3 females 2 males warriors not yet pictured
These sets will not expand to include new as yet unlocked figures.
as new themed sets are unlocked you will find them posted here.
Backers may add additional themed sets and solos to their existing pledges by managing their pledge value upward to include the value of the themed set desired. The values per themed set are as follows;
Chosen...............$35.00 per set
Helsmaidens.......$35.00 per set
Berserkers............$35.00 per set
Craven.................$35.00 per set
Chosen solo..........$8.00 per figure
Helsmaiden Solo........$8.00 per figure
Hordesman Hero Solo........$8.00 per figure
Hordesman Captain Solo.............$8.00 per figure
Jotunn Solo...............$18.00 per figure ( please note that the Jotunn CAN be pledged for without having to also pledge for another figure. Just add $10.00 to the Solo pledge level that corresponds to your shipping zone to cover the full cost of the Jotunn as a Solo selection. )
Helsrider Champion Male or female.............$20.00 per figure ( please note that the Helsriders CAN be pledged for without having to pledge for another figure. Simply add $12.00 to the Solo pledge level that corresponds to your shipping zone to cover the full cost of the Helsriders as a solo selection.)
Each of these figures are cast in high quality, lead free, white metal and is supplied with a 25 mm round plastic base. The figures may or may not be cast in a single piece as determined to be most efficient for moldmaking and casting purposes. I do try to keep my figures single piece as often as possible and whenever necessary I do try to be sure that my multi-part figures are easily assembled.
The figures are built in a true 32 mm scale which means that the armature for an average sized human male would stand 32 mm tall from the bottom of the feet to the top of the head with both feet together and back straight. This typically puts the eye level of the unposed human male figure at 28 mm high. The pose can drastically effect the final height of the figure as the lengths of the bones and flex points of the miniature do not change during the posing process.
The proportions of my figure tend to be much more idealized than what you might typically find in other miniature ranges which means that the heads and hands are more appropriately sized to real life proportions. Humans are typically 7 " heads " tall while dwarves are more typically 4 to 5 heads tall, and elves would be 6 heads tall.
The Helsvakt like the Njorn are a special breed of human. They are superhumanly strong and tough by their exposure to the magics of the Sorceress Hel. This is reflected in their stature and physical heft / girth. They are slightly taller than normal humans ( between 35 and 38 mm tall unposed ) and thicker as well. their proportions are still measured by the same rubric but the overall effect is slightly comic book like.
I find most of my artistic influences for the helsvakt between the likes Frank Frazetta, Paul Bonner, and Joe Madrueira. I love Frazetta's approach to pose and gesture and Paul Bonner's incredibly realistic detail and Joe Mad's overall stylization and energy. As for the design themes of the Helsvakt I look to the icons of evil barbarians in popular fiction and film from my child hood. The Jun horde from beastmaster......probably the formative image of an evil barbarian horde for me, and the riders of Doom from Conan the Barbarian. Warduke.....one of my most beloved toys as a kid........... Brom's warriors of the Dark Sun world........and probably hundreds of other images that all run to one big ball of spikey, battered metal, torn leather, tattered pelts, chains, closed helms, horns, and bone trinkets. You know the stuff of medieval nightmares. All good fun.
My ambition for this kickstarter campaign is to fund the creation and production and distribution of the final sets needed to " finish " the HelsVakt range of miniatures within the RBG fantasy world. I have already funded through a recent KS campaign a set of semi modular rank and file troops, the Hordesmen, along with a set of murderous archer / assassins called the Craven, and a group of a few Heroes of reknown withint he HelsVakt Army, Hakar the Horrible, Bloody Garm, Valda the Black hearted, and Svartulf the Savage.
NOW I want to fund the the expansion of the army with in no particular order.......:
- THE CHOSEN 5 armoured elite warriors.
- CHOSEN CHAMPION both mounted and afoot
- COMMAND Leader, horn blower, standard bearer elites
- HELSMAIDENS 4 female warriors.
- HELSMAIDEN CHAMPION both mounted and afoot
- BERSERKERS 4 new berserkers
- CRAVEN 4 new ranged helsvakt warriors
- JOTUNN 1 maybe 2 Helsvakt allied giants
- HELSRIDERS 4 new mounted warrior elites
Very ambitious I know but I am up for the challenge and ready to make my best efforts. My most recent Kickstarter funded 24 figures in 30 days and of those 24 figures I sculpted 18 of them over the course of the 30 day campaign and the original 6 I had sculpted over the course of the week prior to the launch of the campaign. I can do this. The giants and Mounted elites will probably take a while to complete but I am confident I can have all funded figures sculpted within 30 days of the close of the KS.
I work with very well established and very experienced moldmaking and casting contractors. With the very diligent help of Valiant Enterprises and Omar's Workshop I was able to deliver my previous campaign promises right on time with no production failures at all. I do not foresee any problems occurring between these two services in the deliver of this campaign either.
I go to any length necessary to see to it that the people who support me are treated with the respect and appreciation that they deserve and I always work very hard to be sure that they receive their rewards as promised within the shortest period of time possible. It is my commitment to any backer that your contribution to this or any RBG kickstarter campaign is as safe a bet as you can make. I WILL deliver as promised and I won't take a year to do it.
Additional postage MAY be required to cover the postage of your package as add-ons increase the weight of the package. Any additional postage warranted by the weight of the package after add-ons will need to be paid via paypal or amazon or other methods before shipment can commence. If needed I will invoice you at such time as your package is ready to ship if additional postage cost is need to cover shipment. That said I ALWAYS try to keep postage prices as tight as possible.
Risks and challenges
I have a great deal of experience in the running and delivery of kickstarters and 7 years experience in the industry dealing with all the various aspects of producing and marketing miniatures. These aspects include design, sculpting, coordinating production, quality control, packaging and shipment. I maintain a very close relationship with my customers and backers well after the sale is made.
I have experienced difficulties with my first and second kickstarter but I have fully delivered on both of those even if very late in doing so. Further I have now run 3 other very successful kickstarter campaigns which all three delivered very, very close to on time all three running only a matter of weeks late.
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