About this project
This project offers you the chance to fund the production of a selection of science fiction miniatures in 28mm scale. The title Scum and Smugglers was chosen to represent the nature of the models - being a group of hired guns or freelance scoundrels. I also adore alliteration.
The models are intended to be characters that exist within the same futuristic, science fiction universe as my previous Kickstarter, Frills & Fauna. With your help, I will keep growing this range with new creations.
At launch, there are 5 complete sculpts that are intended to be produced in metal. They will be mastered in resin first, which also presents the opportunity to buy the models in resin at a premium.
These are the penultimate sculpts. I will keep staring at them over the next 11 days to find and fix any faults.
#1 Eldar Guardian from Games Workshop
#3 Wandering Pilgrim from Colony 87
#5 Rogue character from Rogue Stars
#1 Human Pirate from Space Raiders
#3 Classic Ogre from Citadel Miniatures
#5 Bring Out Your Lead 2015 event mini
One additional miniature is available as a Kickstarter exclusive as part of the Make 100 creative initiative - Tank. He is limited to 100 copies, only in resin, by selecting the relevant pledge level. He is not available as an add-on or a character choice.
Tank is multi-part due to the complexity of the model. The torso and left arm are definitely going to be seperate pieces. Up to 2 legs may also be seperate - depending on the wizardry of the caster. I will take advantage of this by offering variant pieces for the model as stretch goals - alternative arm choices, perhaps even a head.
If the project is funded, stretch goals will unlock additional sculpts and.or parts, which will be made available as choices for the pick-and-mix pledge levels, or add-ons. This project is intended to be limited to a single metal mould, so character model stretch goals end at #10. If you somehow break the final goal listed here, I will endeavour to offer other goals.
Ross Hubbard aka "Whitehorn". Project lead and sculptor.
Mustafa Bekir of Spevna Studio. Black and white art.
Hysterical Games are taking on casting responsibilty for the models.
The metal weapons shown in the sculpts are licensed from Macrocosm.
Risks and challenges
I have previously released my own models using the high-quality services of Hysterical Games for mouldmaking and casting. This means I have an understanding of the costs and timescales involved in the process of taking some putty and converting it to resin and metal miniatures in your hands.
Hysterical Games has successfully run its own Kickstarter and is a major provider of miniature production for many other companies, including Macrocosm, Toad King Castings, Bag Squiddo Games, Knightmare Games, Thunderchild and Age of Tyrants.
All models involved in this Kickstarter at time of launch are sculpted so there is no risk of their sculpting delaying the project. However, if the worst should happen, as the originator of the sculpts, I am more than capable of recreating them.
This is my second self-run Kickstarter. My first was successfully funded and is in production - due to ship next month (ahead of schedule). My sculpting work has been involved in 3 other successful Kickstarter projects - for Macrocosm, Circle of Chaos and Short Wars.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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