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About this project

As big fans of early Twentieth Century Science Fiction, our goal at Tin Man is to create miniature figurines whose iconic looks are inspired by that wellspring of imagination. 

Our intent is not to slavishly follow the descriptive writings of any particular author but rather to expand upon those genres in new and creative ways and bring those worlds to three dimensional life.

Beginning as a one-man operation in 2009, we have been steadily growing and due to the nearly universal positive response from the miniatures community we feel that now is the time to grow and bring Tin Man to a whole new level. 

Our hopes for this Kickstarter are that it will enable us to fund the production costs that, until now, have been holding us back from expanding and fully developing our miniatures line as we always envisioned and intended it to be. If successful, we will have the means to bring nearly forty new models models into production that will satisfy the needs of collectors and gamers alike.

Company Bios

John Winter has been sculpting since the mid-Nineties. Notable pieces that John has worked on include the GAMA award winning Babylon 5 station from Agents of Gaming and the Hillary Clinton nutcracker (just the face, actually).

Games that John has sculpted miniatures for include Battletech, Babylon 5 Wars, Crimson Skies, Crucible, Warmachine, Mageknight, Chainmail and many others.

After a short visit to the toy industry where he sculpted toy versions of wrestlers and characters from Avatar (the TV show), Pokemon, Star Wars, Marvel & DC Comics, and many others, John returned to the miniatures business working as a freelancer and is the lead sculptor of the Tin Man line of miniatures.

Here are a few examples of our existing product line, painted by members of our team. These are currently available at our webite, http://tinminis.com.

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Concept Art Contributors
Carlos Gomez
Paulo Barrios
Loopydave
Staff doodlers
 
Sculpting Contributors
Jason Wiebe of Reaper Miniatures renown is on board to help with the sculpting of some of the various creatures we have planned.

Our current progress into this product line includes greens for multiple new figures, and concept art for far more.

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Our initial selection of rewards is shown below. We have been preparing this line for a while now, and have seven more figures in the works. These figures will be unlocked for selection when their respective stretch goals are reached!

If you are backing this project at the "CANIS TRAINER" level or higher, you may include additional miniatures in your reward. Under each name is the cost you should add to your pledge to add that miniature to your reward. The cost of shipping is included in the pledge no matter how many miniatures you add! 

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Risks and challenges

Producing high quality miniatures requires a significant amount of effort. From concept art to finished sculpture and on to mold making and metal casting, each step requires a craftsman with the skills and experience necessary to ensure that the final product meets or exceeds the artistic and creative vision of ourselves and our customers.

To this end we have commissioned some of the best talent in the industry. We have many pieces of concept art already completed and several sculptures that are works-in-progress.

All that's missing is the necessary funding to get the ball rolling and enable us to go into full production.

Our company has been in business selling miniatures since 2009, and our delivery dates are based on conservative estimates of how long the entire production process should take. While delays and other issues are bound to occur with any project this size, we have factored these variables in our schedule and are confident based on our experience that we will be able to deliver our rewards on time and to the level of quality our customers have come to expect from us.

We will be sending out weekly updates once the campaign has finished to keep our backers up to date on our progress, and to give our backers a glimpse into the process of making miniatures as it happens.

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    WELL-WISHERS – A special thank you will be posted on our website thanking all those who pledged at this level.

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    DIGITAL ART COLLECTOR – Backers at this level will receive a high-resolution PDF of all of the original artwork we have had commissioned for this campaign.

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    ART COLLECTOR – Backers at this level will receive hard copies of all of the original artwork we have had commissioned for this campaign, printed on A" x B" sized cards ####SIZE TBD####

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    CANIS TRAINER – Backers at this level receive the "Canis Bull" and "Canis Sow with Pups" miniatures, as well as the Digital Art Collector PDF.

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    FASHION-DISASTER – Backers a this level will receive an exclusive Tin Man Miniatures Kickstarter 2013 T-shirt in the size of their choice (S - XXXL), as well as the Digital Art Collector PDF.

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    TWO GIRLS, ONE PLEDGE – Backers at this level receive two of the single ladies miniatures (your choice between Empress Xanith, Queen Althia, and Princess Dari), as well as the Digital Art Collector PDF. You may select two of the same single lady!

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    HERBALIST – Backers at this level receive the "Plant Man Sprouts" and "Plant Man Rogue" miniatures, as well as the Digital Art Collector PDF.

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    ERIEL AND BANTH – Backers at this level receive the "Princess Eriel and Banth" miniature, as well as the Digital Art Collector PDF.

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    ALL THE SINGLE LADIES – Backers at this level receive the "Princess Dari," "Queen Althia," and "Empress Xanith" miniatures, as well as the Digital Art Collector PDF.

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    ALL PLANTS AND CANIS – Backers at this level receive the "Plant Man Sprouts," "Plant Man Rogue," "Canis Bull," and "Canis Sow with Pups" miniatures, as well as the Digital Art Collector PDF.

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    RAS KARTAS – Backers at this level receive the "Ras Kartas" miniature, standing at over 80 mm tall! Backers at this level also receive the Digital Art Collector PDF.

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    EVERY WOMAN – Backers at this level receive the "Princess Eriel and Banth," "Princess Dari," "Queen Althia," and "Empress Xanith" miniatures, as well as the Digital Art Collector PDF.

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    ERIEL AND FRIENDS – Backers at this level receive the "Princess Eriel and Banth" miniature, as well as all of the miniatures from the ALL PLANTS AND CANIS level, as well as the Digital Art Collector PDF.

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    ERIEL AND RAS – Backers at this level receive the "Princess Eriel and Banth" and "Ras Kartas" miniatures, as well as the Digital Art Collector PDF.

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    RAS AND FRIENDS – Backers at this level receive the "Ras Kartas" miniature, all of the miniatures of the ALL PLANTS AND CANIS level, and the Digital Art Collector PDF.

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    THE LADIES MAN – Backers at this level receive the "Ras Kartas," "Princess Eriel and Banth," "Princess Dari," "Queen Althia," and "Empress Xanith" minaitures, as well as the Digital Art Collector PDF.

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    ONE OF EVERYTHING – Backers at this level receive one of every miniature in the original campaign, as well as the Digital Art Collector PDF. This includes: "Plant Man Sprouts," "Plant Man Rogue," "Princess Eriel and Banth," "Princess Dari," "Queen Althia," "Empress Xari," "Canis Sow and Pups," "Canis Bull," and "Ras Kartas."

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    ARTISAN – Backers at this level will receive all of the rewards at the ONE OF EVERYTHING level. Additionally, one miniature of their choice from any of the models in this Kickstarter OR any model in our existing line (except for Wild Ride) will be professionally painted and based by one of our staff artists! Check http://tinmins.com to see the entire current product line!

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    IMMORTAL – Become immortalized! The backer at this level will receive all of the rewards of the ONE OF EVERYTHING level, and we will turn their likeness into a sculpt for our next release! They will receive a painted and based copy of this miniature when it is released!

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Funding period

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