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Krystal is currently working with multiple spreadsheets to figure out all this jazz. If anybody's order will be completed with the minis we have now we will send it out very soon.
Any news on when the second half of the minis for the international backers of the Stench-Wrangling Smelf level will be sent? I known you said we can ship early by paying a few clans but I lack the funds right now =/
Thanks a bunch =)
Rob, thank you for bringing that up.
I sincerely appreciate everyone who is keeping the faith and I assure you you will get your rewards. This project is not dead, nor is it in danger of becoming such. It went through an extended rough patch because of production delays outside of my realm of power, and continues to take longer than expected, but I have every faith in Chad's ability to get them done. Because of the limited budget (miniatures are very expensive to make and Jason was giving me a very good price that Chad is not able to match) he is forced to, occasionally, take on other, higher-paying, jobs, but he has assured me he will get them done in a timely manner and he hasn't shown me any reason to doubt him.
Because of delays, postage increases, backers with credit cards that were denied, and shoddy information about how much it would actually take to make these guys, I am paying a large amount of the cost of this project out of my own pocket (the actual amount brought in was closer to $38,000 than the almost $53,000 the kickstarter shows). That's not a complaint, just some information for you. In order to be able to afford to do that I have to keep my business going. In order to keep my business going I have had to run several other kickstarters. I am happy to say that ALL of the other kickstarters (despite some delays) are either completely fulfilled or are fulfilling right now. The Deck on Oith kickstarter and the Alphabeast Soup kickstarter are even three or four months ahead of schedule, so that's something to be happy about.
This miniatures kickstarter continues to be a source of frustration (for me as well as you). We all expected it to be completed long ago. My professional reputation has suffered as has my personal dignity, but that's nothing compared to the incredible patience and support you guys have shown. Your concerns are not unfounded, but they are unnecessary. Chad will deliver. The foundry will deliver. I will the deliver. The post office will deliver. In that order.
Chad sent me a new picture of a sculpt he's currently working on. I'll post an update in a few minutes so you can see it too.
Thanks again. I love you all.
While I'm very impressed with Chad's work on Low Life so far, I'm disappointed to see that the project that he has taken time out to work on is a kickstarter that isn't even launched yet: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jameystegmaier/treasure-chest-realistic-resource-tokens-for-board/posts/1314998
I considered myself one of the "silent minority" on this kickstarter, content to keep faith that you will deliver, despite the worrying number of other kickstarters that you have launched since this one funded. Can you persuade me that my growing concern that this project will ultimately end for me in failure is unfounded?
Cerealkiller, send it to email@example.com
Here's a quick update on new sculpts:
I just heard from Chad. He had to step away for a month to work on another project, but he'll be back to sculpting Low Life in August.
I'm sorry. I must have missed those somehow.
Yes, please just bring your character to the game. Please come by the Mutha Oith Creations booth beforehand (booth 2830) if you have any questions.
Thanks a lot!
wasn't sure where was the best place to contact you, but i sent in characters last week for the living low gencon campaign haven't heard a response. Since i will be leaving tomorrow for gencon should i just bring the character sheets or which would be the best way to proceed?
Oh, and please standby for new pics...
Most recently we have the finished minis for both coblins, the lichenthrope, the blor-porple, the hamster, Zubb Trooxle, and I think a couple of others. I can send those along whenever you want.
Chad has finished Glutenous Maximus, Smirt Happytree, and The Boss of Lunch. So those will be part of the next wave.
So is there another wave ready? I can send over $6 whenever.
Absolutely! Chad just sent me pics of Smirt Happytree. I'm not home today but I will post them tomorrow.
Andy, any chance we can see pics of the new stuff please? Particularly interested in seeing the hamster
I'm moving. What is the best way to let you know my new shipping address?
OK thanks. Think I'll wait for a few more to be done before asking you to send them. Sounds like Chad is making excellent progress
Being cast this week are Zubb Troozle, the lichenthrope, the squoork, both coblins, the hamster, and a couple of top secret extras I'm throwing in for you guys because you are awesome and have been so supportive and patient despite the crazy delays we've endured. Chad has finished the Boss of Lunch and should have images of Glutenous Maximus and Smrt Happytree this week. We also have the funguys, flews, snells, corpulent sludge, umber cuke, sunny hindquarters, and the f'reek in hand for anybody who wants to pick them up at Origins or wants to pay the shipping to have them sent over now.
Andy, what miniatures does the latest batch consist of?
Anyone who backed the kickstarter can nab the existing minis before they are all done simply by paying the shipping costs ($6 domestic, $30 international; PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org) or by picking them up in person at Origins, Gen Con, or Con on the Cob.
So if someone wanted to get the minis that are already ready what could they do
Awesome! Andy, if we do the couple-bucks-for-shipping thing again, can we get the next wave shipped when it's ready?
Coincidentally enough I am currently in the process of writing an update. Please standby.
Any news since the April 1 update? Are the blor-porple, both coblins, lichenthrope, werm of the danged, plorp balloon, mutant land fish, hot dammits, squoork, Zub Trooxle, cute little ducky ready to ship?
Great to see everything going so smoothly =) Can't wait to get my hands on my Stench-Wrangling Smelf second batch of 7 minis.
Thanks for the update Andy. I updated my spreadsheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ap01K9Lm1JbtrfCSPrvc7dWAjvZfGo4i_LeMncTwJyI ... and would appreciate any backers input/corrections, or yours Andy if you have the time. If I have the right of it, your $50 backers have long since been fulfilled? And after this latest batch is back from the foundry, the $75 backers will just be waiting on "Blue Hiney and Glub", "Glutenous Maximus", and "The Boss of Lunch"? And do you have any pictures of the sculpts headed to the foundry that you could share?
I think we were all hoping this would go smoother and faster, but I give you credit for sticking with it. Thanks.
Just a quick update: The next batch of miniatures, which includes the mutant land fish, the blor-porple, the squork, and a few more will be going to the foundry next week. Jason has completed his involvement in the project and Chad will be beginning his sculpts next week as well.
Fulfilment of this project has now taken longer than the Crimean War. I'm expecting ultimately for it to match the American Civil War. Here's hoping it doesn't go the distance of the 100 Years War
Good work! Thanks for sharing!
Hopefully this link works. Low Life mini painted up by Michael Proctor!
Two thumbs up for Jason!
Yep, good news it seems. Here's hoping
Did everyone read the most recent update? Big news...
The very one, Doug!
Hey great news !
Now it can only move forward. Good things ahead, well done =)
Chad Hoverter - the sculptor for Mice & Mystics?! he's pretty great! I'm excited again :)
I'll be posting a major update later today.
anything yet from Jason? :(
Thank you Jacob. I'll have a big update as soon as Jason sends me the next pictures, along with some good news regarding the project.
*Disclaimer: I'm just some guy who pledged for croach-with-even-more-of-the-most, Andy is the true authority on what's what!*
So, I’ve gone through the updates and re-consolidated things based on the updates from the last few months.
The casted and ready-to-go list is:
Byunculus the vigilant/Walloping Krong/Occifer Gleech
Pandalope the Panderer/Unctious Pwoof/Trozzgoxx the Lobe
Angry Ubgunsker/The Guy with the Killin' stick/Mysterious one-eyed Croach
The Sockstrocity/Male Snell/Female Snell
Ubb Gubertinct/Male Funguy/Female Funguy
Male Flew/Female Flew/Scarier Ass Mutha
the mosstrich hunter oofo (Zub Trooxle)
the plorp balloon,
Sculpted, but not cast:
the queen mutha (which ANDY sculpted) [not me, lol]
Andy Hopp Werm (extra bonus mini!)
C.L.D. – Cute Little Duckie, and
These dudes in-progress:
the squoork, (needed touchup in September),
the werm in two parts (needed redoing in September),
Kamasutrist Tizn’t (sculpting in progress in November),
Tenemental (couple of Mods to make as of November),
Cornthulu (3d model issues, but working around it in November)
Smyrt Happytree (Jason working on it in December),
Werm ...of the danged (Jason re-do in December)
Mutant Land Fish (Jason working on it in December),
The boss of lunch & Hot Dammit tagalong,
Blue Hiney & Glub,
Another (3) blor-porples,
Cremefillian war party,
Garden of Smelemental Glee,
Allopecia & Bollz, and
From Jason this morning:
Just got back to town. Will have good news and pics once everything is set up again.
Happy Birthday Andy.
Thank you, Tim!
Just to clue you guys in, things have been very busy around here lately and I have taken steps that will get the rest of the miniatures in our hands in a much more timely fashion. Sorry to be cryptic, but I'll clue you in at the beginning of March,
Happy Birthday Andy!
cool, look forward to hearing it!
You have indeed. I have some news, actually, that should speed things up significantly, but I'm not able to discuss it until the details are finalized, which should be very soon. Sorry to be cryptic.
any updates with the actual minis (pics, sculpts, etc)? I know things are all over the place with sculptors and whatnot but I think a lot of us have showed a ton of patience already. I've got $515 in this project and I'm really hoping to see this finished up this year.
I am very sorry to hear that.
Also for readers, Andy actually sent me a message already, and I'm quite confident that he's doing everything he can.
Those are all very good questions. Jason had a death in the family a week or so ago and my father in law died unexpectedly yesterday. Please give me a few days to get you a reasonable answer to these questions.