The story started when I was searching to try and find terrain for my war-hammer army. I quickly realized that there was very little low cost options for my style of table top,(which is snowy terrain if your wandering),and was soon giving up on searching.
About a week later I was speaking to my friends when they started complaining about how it is difficult to buy terrain if you want to work with a style outwith plains and cities.This gave me an idea and I was convinced that the ability to buy terrain and add in the specific details that compliment your models and their paintwork would be great.
With this in mind I started searching for a way to have this product made without difficulty,but it has become so apparent that there is no such a thing as a free lunch.
I was giving up on my idea. The banks were not going to fund it.I did not want to borrow from my parents or friends and the government was not helping with their recent welfare cuts after the unfortunate ending to my job.But eventually I saw hope.On a YouTube video a man explained how he received the funding of his channel via Kick starter.I quickly rushed to get the contacts I needed and came here to ask YOUfor help.
So here I am with all the contacts needed designs in place , the main prototypes produced and (once received the money) an internet site from which the product can be bought.
The Product is made from polystyrene molded into the shape of hills and walls.This allows the product to be lightweight and relatively strong.The product is then coated in a layer ,(i am considering in making it 2-3 layers) of paint primer.This increases durability and allows the customer to paint their product with little or no preparation to the model.
I feel that this cause is worthy of backing and ,due to my unemployment ,will receive all of my attention and hopefully be transformed from a project to a successful ,flourishing and respectable business.
P.S I will need at least £111 for just the first batch but have set my requirements very low so I will receive at least some money to go towards my business. But I will sill be able to produce rewards as the company has offered to make individual models.
here are some photos of the prototypes
P.S There appears to be specks on the models these were caused by the packaging and due to my own carelessness. Sorry.
P.S.S walls are not supplied with bases so will not look entirely
like the ones displayed. The customers will have to supply their own base with these models if they wish to.
Risks and challenges
I have currently found a local company willing to produce these models and have others notified that if this company fail to produce the requested product with consistency and on time they will be receiving my orders.In terms of marketing here is where i feel i face my largest task,but with help of my friend who is a business and IT teacher at an academy I feel this can be overcome and with luck may be known globally.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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