Hello everyone, I am Daniele Trovato, the owner of Found Miniatures.
I always loved miniature since I was young, but I started this hobby actively about 5 years ago.
Firstly as a painter, so later I dedicated myself to sculpture because I had the need to create something from scratch.
The passion for miniatures allowed me to meet many people so one day I met Davide Molino, a very talented designer, and character artist.
I immediately loved his style and so, as a joke, I sculpted his character.
A lovely pirate goblin:
After this sculpture, Davide and I became friends :-)
So we decided to create our first Kickstarter Campaign driven by the passion and the love for Miniatures and Art.
The main idea was to create a series of absolutely Original Miniatures for every painter, collector or gamer, designed by Davide and sculpted by me and other sculptors.
It's a very ambitious idea, I know, and it needed a lot of love and effort to create these pieces.
We really hope you enjoy these and have a lot of fun with them.
We designed and created a special series of miniatures based on the World of the Goblin Dragon Raiders.
One day Davide (Character Designer) sent me a weird illustration:
So, I started immediately to sculpt it!
This is the result after almost 2 months of work:
Honestly, when I saw the sculpture I immediately thought "We have to gift it to the entire world!!"...
So, let's start to discover what we created for you !!!
We made six magnificent collectible miniatures to assemble, paint and (for those who want) to play.
They are miniatures ranging from about 40mm to 170mm height and they're made of high-quality grey resin.
The sketches are available in "Rich Goblin Pledge".
All the sketches are unique pieces, handmade and signed.
Time to introduce you our to little Goblins:
The mighty Rockgnaw is a dull but powerful creature, strong enough to chew his way through the mountains.
SCULPTED BY DANIELE TROVATO
This is a Puppy Rockgnaw who loves her mom so much :-)
But you don't be frightened by his sweet eyes. He can hurt if he wants to.
SCULPTED BY DANIELE TROVATO
Every Dragon has his faithful squire.
He's the one who brings the supplies, the drinks, the treasures, the corpses and the skeletons ^__^
SCULPTED BY DANIELE TROVATO
A goblin emerged from a hole in the Dark Peak caves, carrying with him some glowing stones. The goblin was Mer’lhizz, the one who is now the Leader of the clan and the Keeper of the Rockgnaw’s nest.
SCULPTED BY DANIELE TROVATO
A fearless knight able to appear in your nightmares.
SCULPTED BY MAURIZIO BRUNO
If you don't know how to destroy demons, you should call him.
SCULPTED BY RAFFAELE STUMPO
Here you can follow some Work in Progress pictures.
Video: The Making of Mer'hlizz by Daniele Trovato (you can also read the article and tutorial HERE) :
All the sculptures are handmade, no digital sculpting involved.
Here are some WORK IN PROGRESS pictures:
After backing, please send us your FULL ADDRESS, which we'll use for shipping your order, this would simplify our work.
The following applies to all minis:
- Currently, all the minis are a KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE.
WE DON'T KNOW IF THE MINIATURES WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER THE CAMPAIGN.
- All miniatures are sculpted by Daniele Trovato, Maurizio Bruno, and Raffaele Stumpo.
- All miniature concepts are made by Davide Molino.
- All sets are safely shipped in padded envelopes or boxes, depending on the pledge.
- All miniatures are made in grey resin.
- All miniatures will be supplied as unassembled and unpainted kits, unless explicitly stated otherwise.
NOTE: All the pledges give access Add-ons and Stretch Goals.
If you choose this pledge, please contact us directly for the choice of the miniature and the shipping.
You can also create your own set, by selecting which miniatures you prefer.
Simply select the pledge "BRAVE GOBLIN" then add the total of the miniatures you have chosen, in "MANAGE YOUR PLEDGE".
To Manage your pledge is a very simple process:
If you want Mr. Boggo, simply add 19 € to your pledge manually, and contact us directly (via email email@example.com, or Facebook) for the choice of the miniature.
As stretchgoals are unlocked, we will insert the relative price for every mini, so, if you want it, simply add the cost to your pledge manually.
We will ask you which mini you prefer.
FREH'D - The surprised Goblin
Bust - 40mm
Bust sculpted by Daniele Trovato
Price: 29 €
If you want Freh'd, simply add the cost to your pledge manually.
Go to "MANAGE YOUR PLEDGE" and modify the total adding 29€.
If you want Miya't, simply add the cost to your pledge manually.
Go to "MANAGE YOUR PLEDGE" and modify the total adding 34€.The sculpture will be about 60mm and will be sculpted by Raffaele Stumpo
All the minis will be cast by talented Corrado Tantillo, considered one of the most important creators in the world, he's over 20 years of experience within industrial mold creation and casting process.
Here are some examples of his works:
In addition to designing and sculpting, we also quality check each piece.
If you ever receive a defective piece, please notify us directly and we will make it right.
Daniele Trovato (me)
I'm a Miniature Sculptor since 2015 and the owner of Found Miniatures.
is the Character Designer and Illustrator
is a professional Miniature Sculptor with over 25 years of experience and winner of numerous awards.
is a talented Miniature Sculptor with over 15 years of experience and multiple winner of Golden Deamon and other Prizes.
Starting a new project is not easy, especially if it involves the production of many highly detailed collectible miniatures, nor is it easy to bring it on the market.
Basically, we chose Kickstarter because we do not have all the resources to produce the miniatures ourselves
This Kickstarter Campaign helps us to:
-Finance the creation of the molds
-Create the required copies
-Packaging and preparation
-Pay Commissions of external sculptors
-Buy tools and machines to better create next miniatures
-Pay other artists for future collaborations.
To thank you for your support, you will be able to choose among incredible and advantageous offers for the purchase of these miniatures.
We have carefully studied what is the best solution to deliver your miniatures to your home!
After backing, please send us your FULL ADDRESS, and every information about your order, which we'll use for shipping your order when we'll be ready.
Once we're ready for shipment, we will contact you via email/Kickstarter and give you the instructions for how to make the payment for the shipping costs.
Every reward will be shipped from Italy.
*Please do not add shipping cost to your pledge amount!**
Shipping will be paid separately after the campaign and only when your rewards will be ready to be shipped!
Indicative shipments rates in EURO (depending on the weight of your parcel) :
ITALY from 9 € to 15 €
EUROPE - from 9 € to 36 €
REST OF THE WORLD - from 13 € to 43 €
Shipping costs depend on weight and your country of residence.
If you love our project, don't hesitate to share it on social networks, forums, blogs etc.. Your help is important!
Furthermore, you are welcome to use our images to share during the days of the campaign (click with the right mouse button "Save as") :
We wanted to thank all of the sculptors, painters, and artists that directly/indirectly helped us to create this little dream.
There are so many people we want to thank, also not mentioned here.
Risks and challenges
This is the first Kickstarter project of Found Miniatures, so let's go through all the potential risks we could encounter:
- Concept: all the concepts are already created and as such, ready to be used. Thus, there will not be any delay on this matter.
- Sculpture: all our miniatures are already sculpted, except for those which will appear in case progressively in the stretch-goals section.
-Except of The Rockgnaw, all the miniatures need to be copied, so have to prepare them for mold creation.
Some of these models can get delayed, changed or deleted: should this occur, we will gladly refund you the money you have spent to claim them, or we can provide you with a selection of any items from our catalog with an equal value.
All sets will be shipped from Italy.
-Stretchgoals and add-ons: if you buy some stretchgoals mini, the shipping could be delayed, because we need more time to create the sculpture.
Please note that while we always do our best to get you your rewards in a timely manner, you may not necessarily receive your rewards before the product makes it into distribution in your own country, or before it’s made available in conventions, physical events and for special promotional opportunities.
We hope that the special price and exclusive items you will get during the Kickstarter will make up for any such possible delay.
Keep in mind that these are just estimates, and the timeline may vary due to unforeseen circumstances.
We put all our heart and energy into this awesome project. We need you to help the miniatures to come to life!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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