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A short KS to start off a range of Classic Gothic characters in 28mm. For use in wargaming and scale modelling.
A short KS to start off a range of Classic Gothic characters in 28mm. For use in wargaming and scale modelling.
297 backers pledged £11,581 to help bring this project to life.

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LATE BACKERS!

YOU HAVE UNTIL MIDNIGHT OF SUNDAY 20TH AUGUST 2017. Only one day after the KS! This is because it was advertised to end at this date and time, but *someone* (not me...totally not me..doo doo) pressed the wrong button and had it end Saturday midnight.

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If you were at Partizan, hello! The link up there is what to click. Read through everything here, then use the link to select your choices.

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Dracula is back, doing all the things Dracula does; building his army of undead, and fighting off pesky slayers. These fantastic miniatures, created by a team including such top names as Gary Morley and Shane Hoyle, come in some neat little sets that are useful for a whole load of games.

This Kickstarter is super short (just five days), but will fulfill in the same speed. Short and sweet! It will begin to ship THIS MONTH. Read at the bottom to find out more and the whens and hows.

"THE GOOD FOLK"

 

 


"THE BADDIES"

 

 

 



The Miniatures are between 28mm and 32mm to the eyes, and fit with most popular and similar gaming ranges. They are unpainted white metal casts with slotta tabs and bases.

THE PLEDGES

Remember you can pledge for multiple levels. For example you can go for all the minis (#5) and add another group of goodies. Just pledge the total and I'll ask afterwards for the breakdown. Just ask if any confusion!

 

 ADD ONS

PLEASE NOTE UNLIKE THE PREVIOUS BAD SQUIDDO KICKSTARTERS THERE WILL NOT BE AN ADDITIONAL PLEDGE MANAGER ON THE WEBSITE. It's really for speed to get everything out ASAP. So if you want extras, make sure to include it in your pledge amount. We'll be using just the basic Kickstarter pledge manager so there will be a chance there to say if you want anything else. Any questions just ask!

STRETCH GOALS

Sculpted by Gus Kearns, these are metal cast, tabbed bases and larger than the rest of the figures. See the size comparison below.

 

 

SCULPTORS

This Kickstarter has a dream team of sculptors involved. In order of number of sculpts we have Gary Morley, Gus Kearns, Ian Mountain and Shane Hoyle. Special thanks to Alan Marsh. A mixture of regular and new sculptors to Bad Squiddo, they are all well known and established in the industry.

WHY KICKSTARTER

Kickstarter has been great for two large (large for me!) projects so far - Ghosts of Gaia and Ghosts of Gaia II. We are currently having the metal for the last Kickstarter cast. Please note that this Kickstarter will not delay or interrupt Ghosts of Gaia fullfillment - we are using a different caster for this.

This short campaign is to give a good boost - jump start - to this small range. The reach of Kickstarter is very large, and it will be a better way to introduce the miniatures to a wider audience. The funds from the previous Kickstarter are either set aside or spent on fullfillment, and the next big project (separate to this).

Anyone who follows Bad Squiddo already will know that Annie (Bad Squiddo Games owner) has had a very sick pet for the last few months, which has sapped any "spare" funds, which would have been used to flat launch a mini project such as this. So the moulds are made, we just need to get casting, and this KS is just to get that production mould heated up and turning.

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.

Two years 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, we 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. We 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.

SO THESE ARE THE FIRST MALE MODELS?

Yes! Wild times! We'll still be focusing on female miniatures but tossing in the odd dude now and again. Variety!

SHIPPING

As a business with a successful web shop, we ship a lot of packages every day to all over the world, so you can rest assured we are more than familiar with safe packaging, customs and methods.

The shipping is slightly different for each pledge, but around £3 for the UK, £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. We've kept the postage as low as possible for ease of accessibility.

Bad Squiddo Games is not liable for any customs or handling fees you may be charged.

 

Risks and challenges

Bad Squiddo Games is successful manufacturer of miniatures as well as stockist of others, so along the way we have learnt how to deal with [hopefully] anything that can be thrown at us, in the most professional way possible.

The sculptors, mouldmakers and casters are all highly experienced. All of the figures are already on tested production moulds so we know already that there will be no issues in that process.

In the case of any delays, which could be due to sickness, bereavement - anything really outside of control - rest assured your money is in safe and professional hands, and you will be updated regularly as to the situation. Fingers and toes crossed it should all be fine. I'd never say never, as it promised me to be honest in this section, and I can't promise I won't come down with rabies tomorrow, but I don't plan on it. (Annie)

LAST KICKSTARTER

Ghosts of Gaia II has not fulfilled yet, but is well on track to being early. The pledge manager is not up yet but will be soon. The miniatures are currently being cast which is on a pause as the caster is on a well earned holiday. This Kickstarter (My last sunrise) uses a totally different caster so will not interfere or disrupt in any way. It will fulfill really quick (couple of weeks) as everything is ready to go, so you have no worry of them all stacking up.

This Kickstarter will be fulfilled before Ghosts of Gaia II. If you back both and want to save money (and don't mind waiting a bit longer for your vampires) send a message and we can save you some postage. Any further questions do not hesitate to ask!

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.30

    Human Helper

    One human pound to show appreciation and support for the project with no reward. Every pound matters! You can even give more than a whole pound if you're Mr or Mrs Moneytrousersskirt.

    If you change your mind later and decide you do want minis, we can sort that too.

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    A Small Stake

    One Miniature Pack. Or a combination of miniatures not offered by the pledge options, just add up your total and you'll be asked to confirm your choice after.

    Remember to check the cost of the miniature/s you want. For example if you want the Vampire Thralls (£7), you need to pledge £7 at this level. Shipping, like in all the pledges, is auto added.

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    All the Good Folk

    RRP £22

    If you just want the ones fighting for the living...

    Includes:
    • 1 x Pack of 4 Male Vampire Hunters
    • 1 x Clara the Witch
    • 1 x Margaret the Female Vampire Hunter
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    Screw Good, Give me Baddies!

    RRP £28
    If you just want the side of undeath...

    Includes:
    • 1 x Dracula
    • 1 x Pack of 3 Brides
    • 1 x Lucy the Reanimate
    • 1 x Pack of 2 Vampire Thralls
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    Oh, yes. Monsieur Vampire, take me!

    RRP £50

    All the things! One of each pack.

    Includes:
    • 1 x Dracula
    • 1 x Pack of 3 Brides
    • 1 x Lucy the Reanimate
    • 1 x Pack of 2 Vampire Thralls
    • 1 x Clara the Witch
    • 1 x Margaret the Female Vampire Hunter
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    The Magnificence of the Dawn

    This is everything from the Kickstarter, INCLUDING ANY STRETCH GOALS UNLOCKED.

    RRP at least £62, depending how much we unlock! Anything else we unlock is auto added to your pledge.

    Below is a list of all the "starter" items you will definitely receive.

    See the strech goals section to see what has and could be unlocked (I can edit that section, I can't edit this section)

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    We're going in Twice!

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    All the things! TWO OF EACH PACK.

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    We're going in Twice PLUS STRETCH GOALS

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