About this project
We've been busy for some time…. And so, Apocalypse miniatures presents to you the start of a range of inspiring and characterful scenery that, by capturing the essence of classic Fantasy War-gaming, will bring your games and miniatures to life. Our short term aim is to successfully release this Into the wild range through Kickstarter, with our long term aim to design further similar projects to expand the range as far as imaginatively possible (we will be encouraging future releases to be in part developed from suggestions from yourselves, the gaming community).
Inspired by fantasy games and RPG's of old Apocalypse Miniatures have been busily drawing up concepts and plans for an entire range of characterful scenery, adorning's and oddments that will enable you to play a wide variety of old and new fantasy and historical scenarios, battles and skirmishes alike.
The majority of the concepts themselves have then been handed to the master of scenery sculpting, Tony Harwood (the notorious blogger behind "Dampfpanzerwagon") the remainder by ourselves, each piece has been crafted with love and care - focusing on intricate details and textures to create a history and story within each piece. This attention to detail has made them as characterful as the miniatures in which they will hopefully be blessing your tabletops/gaming tables with.
The final stage for the models is for them be passed on to the highly gifted and talented manufacturers at Hysterical Games. They are now a well known and highly respected group of energetic, enthusiastic and experienced individuals who have worked with a number of businesses in the industry. It is Hysterical Games that will take Tony Harwood's sculpts and professionally cast them in a high quality Polyurethane resin, with no quarter given in the attempt at attaining perfection.
Painting and basing
The beautiful paint job that you will see on a few of the masters were produced by the very talented Mark Lunn. He has really gone to town on these and I think you will agree that he has used some amazing weathering techniques which really add to the dilapidated and worn feel that the sculptor has created. The basing was a fun task and completed by the kids and myself using a large hand picked range of brilliant basing materials that were supplied by Serious-Play (a very friendly family run gaming business.) As the Kickstarter progresses we hope to bring you images of more superbly painted pieces so that you can see the potential each piece holds.
Success and future projects
As stated we would really like to push onward and outwards with this range, with our ultimate goal being the lead manufacturer/supplier of fantasy based scenery going. We already have plans for scenery for other races and have already had wants lists sent our way. Please feel free to contact us for more details or chat about ideas moving forward.
Below you will see pictures of all the types of buildings/sets. Each picture shows you what type of structure you can choose so that you can pick and make your own specific pledge. You can also find additional images here http://berenzed.wixsite.com/apocalypseminiatures/news .
Pledges are broken down into simple selections to allow backers to pick and choose the items that they like. We will also give people the opportunity to up their pledges in various ways as to make them as bespoke as possible.
Pledging for complete sets will give pledge's the best savings overall. Additional Concepts and the final sculpted and resin pieces will be added once goals are reached. We are setting ourselves the target of getting your items to you before the end of December 2017, our aim will however be to deliver them to you for sooner than that.
We would really like to add more now. Supporting us in this venture will enable us to work on more concepts/sculpts/molds and pieces for this Range. If we can meet our target we will get onto it and add these to the range. If you would like us to work on something in particular then please just send us a comment, if its possible in the time frame to make it then we will give it a go.
Postage / Packing / Shipping charges
A Note on Shipping - we have great experience with postage and packing. Due to the various weights/pledges of the items in this Kickstarter we find it only logical to charge for postage and packing once it has ended. This will give us the opportunity to charge all pledges individually and more accurately. We will collect this charge via our Pledge Manager after the campaign closes. Sadly, our toys are quite heavy (especially because we won't skimp on quality!). This also means that the campaign can focus on what stretch goal rewards we give you! We will be shipping your pledges from Europe. Our aim is to use a tracked service, so that you, at all times, know where your pledge is once it has left us. We will also be offering the option of paying extra for split shipments, so you can start playing with your models as soon as possible!
Risks and challenges
The risks for this project are minimal, the majority of the scenery has been built and molds will be made for each piece once the pledges open up the necessary stretch goals. Further stretch goal sculpts will be completed on time.
Casting and molding of all sculpts will be in the hands of the experts at Hysterical games. They have been highly successful with numerous kickstarters themselves as well as assisting and casting for many other wargame businesses.
Posting, packing and communication is our own forte. We have had years of experience at this and will be doing everything within our power to get your pledges and rewards out to you ASAP.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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