About this project
This project is over and funded - Thankyou!
IF YOU MISSED OUT - It's not too late to join, email Badsquiddokickstarter@gmail.com for details on joining in via Paypal (cut off point end of 2016)
First, there was noise.
Then, there was nothing.
A whole load of nothing.
Then.... "they" came.
The Miniatures are all 28mm "Heroic" Scale, unpainted metal figures. All are single piece. Immortan Baggy is the exception - multi part and resin and biiig. See the bottom of the page for a size comparison alongside similar brands. Bases not supplied.
Add ons: You can add as many of these to your pledge as you want. If you increase your pledge now, it won't be long until the tankers are unlocked!
£2000 - DUSTY
£3000 - MINA
£4000 - ABRA
£5000 - ANGEL
£6000 - GUN PIGS PACK A
£8000 - GUN PIGS PACK B & CAPYCANNON
£10,000 - TANKERS
WHO AM I?
My name is Annie and I run Bad Squiddo Games. I first became known in the industry as “The Dice Bag Lady” in 2011 and built up a solid reputation and customer base by providing high quality, unique dice bags to the world, creating a brand new style. This only came to an end when the endless needlework caused my hands to stop working, and I ended up diversifying into miniatures.
A year and a half later, Bad Squiddo Games sells the largest collection of 28mm female miniatures in the world. As well as manufacturing the ever growing Bad Squiddo line, I stock female figures from around the globe, focusing on those which are practically dressed (which doesn’t ALWAYS mean covered from head to toe!) and suited to the job. It gained momentum exceedingly quickly with a wide demographic of people, from little girls to army veterans. I sell online as well as at trade shows around the UK and mainland Europe, and focus heavily on a strong customer service as well as adding what many have referred to as a breath of fresh air in a sometimes dusty industry.
I've built Bad Squiddo Games up from the bare bones by self funding and working pretty much all the time. By self funding, this is not starting with a lump of cash, it was crawling out the debt I found myself in when my hands (means of income at the time) had issues. So to simplify - buying one figure, selling it, buying two figures, selling them, buying four figures...and so on.
I'm proud of how far I have came in such a short time, and the hard work has certainly paid off. However, producing miniatures is not cheap, and there are so many miniatures I want to add to the range, and it can be a frustratingly slow process. Kickstarter is a great chance to have that cash injection to speed things along a lot.
If I go way over target, I won't be spending it on fast cars and solid gold shoes (maybe a celebratory beer and nice jumper), most of it will go back into more sculpts and production. So even if you are a fan of my company and sci fi just isn't your thing, this is will be beneficial as it means more shieldmaidens - sooner! More Soviets - sooner! More guinea pigs - sooner!
[PROJECT MANAGER] Annie Norman: Owner of Bad Squiddo Games, AKA The Dice Bag Lady. Started the hobby as a ten year old girl, and continues to work to create the sort of environment that she would have preferred for her ten year old self.
[SCULPTOR] Shane Hoyle: Full time professional sculptor who is too modest for WWE style intros.
[DISPLAY PAINTER] Andrew Taylor: Professional miniature painter and owner at Antediluvian Miniatures. You will notice his work around the display cabinets and websites of Otherworld Miniatures, Northumbrian Tin Soldier, Studio Miniatures and more!
[CONCEPT ARTIST] Kate Evans: Professional Freelance artist AKA Red Maiden Art, working multimedia from tattoos to murals, sculpture to fashion design. Her ability to turn an idea (or a crazed rambling from an Annie) into a perfect final image is spot on.
[SCULPTOR] Jo Brumby: Multi-talented man of much skill, Jo works in all scales creating the best of the weird and wonderful. Annie's spirit animal, this is the man who sculpted the Peegs and Capybara.
[SCULPTOR] Darren Edwards - The boy who will never grow up, Darren is the man responsible for bringing Baggy to life as well as converting Jo's lovely squeepers into killing machines.
[CASTER] Matthew Hingley - Owner of Elheim Miniatures and one of my metal casters. He's taken on this project, and I have pre ordered him plenty of beer for when he is finished.
[CASTER] Rob Alderman - Owner of Hysterical Games, but also my metal and resin caster. He has helped an enormous number of companies with the casting for the Kickstarters (as well as day to day) and gest it done as fast as possible!
As I already run an online business, I ship a lot of packages every day to all over the world, so you can rest assured I am more than familiar with safe packaging, customs and methods.
The shipping for the UK will be £3, £4 EU and £5 Rest of the world, sent by the Royal Mail. Shipping is added at time of pledge, and the largest pledge levels are a mighty Pound more expensive, it is all listed there for transparency. I've kept the postage as low as I can for ease of accessibility.
Bad Squiddo Games is not liable for any customs or handling fees you may be charged.
Risks and challenges
I already run a successful online business manufacturing miniatures, so along the way I have learnt how to deal with [hopefully] anything that can be thrown at me, in the most professional way possible.
The sculptor, mouldmaker and caster are all highly experienced. The figures are already master moulded so I know already that there will be no issues in that process.
Being my first Kickstarter, it is hard to gauge how popular it will be, so one potential issue could be more backers than I could predict, but my metal guys are good and can deal with large loads, which is why I have built in extra time. In an ideal world, they will actually be delivered early.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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