Welcome to Dark Fable Miniatures Return of Cleopatra Kickstarter!
We have put together an exciting new selection of Egyptian themed 28mm miniatures, which include sets from the court of Queen Cleopatra VII and others from the haunted tombs of long dead royalty. The concept and design of the miniatures are drawn from archaeology, history, Hollywood films and fantasy fiction.
Cleopatra VII has long been the subject of fascination - Her name alone evokes the archetypal image of a beautiful and exotic queen surrounded by servants, slaves, courtiers and every extravagance imaginable. In a previous fund-raising project we produced our first Cleopatra miniature which was based on the glamorous Egyptian costumes worn by Elizabeth Taylor in the 1964 Hollywood film, Cleopatra. The real Cleopatra however was a much more complex personality. Her family was descended from Ptolemy, a Macedonian general who had served Alexander the Great and seized Egypt 300 years earlier. Although Cleopatra was queen of Egypt she was first and foremost a Greek culturally. In this kickstarter we decided to revisit Cleopatra to offer a more historically accurate version of the great queen in Greek dress. Whichever version you prefer, Hollywood or Historical, they are both wonderful miniatures.
Along with Cleopatra is a new Egyptian princess and maids, serving girls and some new undead sets - the mummy queen and prince each with their own skeletal attendants. We have also produced a set of Egyptian gate guardians - the Egyptians believed the way to the underworld was through a number of gates each guarded by a fearsome demon. We have based Peresakhuef (baboon head), Shezmu (vulture skull) and Qed Her (lioness head with two snakes) on images found painted in Egyptian tombs. Finally, there are two Anubis statues (51mm tall), guardians of the dead. One statue of Anubis stands atop its plinth while the other is an animated version - come to life to destroy would-be tomb robbers!
The Return of Cleopatra has some fantastic and reasonably priced pledges on offer as well as a number of cool stretch goal rewards which if unlocked, will make your pledges even more of a bargain. There are also 60 different sets of Dark Fable Egyptian miniatures which are available as add-ons. Our biggest selling point is the quality of the miniatures themselves sculpted by some of the best talents in the industry. These high-quality 28mm miniatures are made from a lead-free pewter alloy and have an incredible amount of detail and personality. Whether you are a collector or gamer you are certain to enjoy these figures!
There are a variety of pledges to suit every budget, which range in price from £10 to £185. Each pledge allows you to choose which sets of miniatures you would like. The miniatures are unpainted and come with square plastic slotta bases.
What scale are these miniatures and what are they made of?
Most of Dark Fable's human miniatures are 28-30mm tall, measuring from the base of the foot to the eye. There may be a degree of variation depending on the pose of the figure. The miniatures are made from a lead-free pewter alloy and are expertly spin cast by Griffin Moulds here in England.
How much is postage?
Postage is NOT INCLUDED and will be charged separately after the campaign ends and the backer surveys are received. This will allow me to accurately calculate the cost of shipping depending on your location and size/weight of your package. Orders will be sent Tracked and Signed.
When can I expect to get my miniatures?
I am hoping to be able to start mailing out orders by the start of October 2018 if not earlier. Nearly all of the miniatures have been sculpted and we have the master moulds complete on most - so what remains is to have the production moulds and castings made. If there are any delays I will be sure to let you all know exactly what is going on and how long it might take.
If you have any questions about any aspect of the campaign please send me a message and I will do my best to answer you.
SETS AVAILABLE AS ADD-ONS:
Miniatures available for add-ons include any stretch goal reward sets that are unlocked during this campaign and all of the sets listed below. Add-ons are £8 a set (* Unless Priced Otherwise). You may also choose £8 add-on sets as pledge selections if you wish.
Risks and challenges
This is our third Kick-starter campaign but Dark Fable Miniatures has previously conducted seven other fund-raising projects - all of which were successfully funded and fulfilled.
The risks for this campaign are minimal as nearly all of the miniatures have already been sculpted. We are presently in the process of having the green sculpts made into castings - Production moulds will then be made for each set. We are therefore confident that we can start sending out orders by October, if not earlier. If there are any unforeseen delays or problems I will let you know immediately and what we are doing about it.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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