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Plinths & Display Stands for Figures, Miniatures, & Busts!

Sculpted Plinths and Display Stands for Fantasy/Sci-Fi Miniatures and Busts. Now your minis & busts will stand above the rest!

Plinths & Display Stands for Figures, Miniatures, & Busts!

Sculpted Plinths and Display Stands for Fantasy/Sci-Fi Miniatures and Busts. Now your minis & busts will stand above the rest!

$2,902
pledged of $1,500pledged of $1,500 goal
57
backers
4days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, November 25 2019 12:01 AM UTC +00:00.

About

FUNDED!  - Thank you very much!

Stretch Goal #1 - Medium "Chains" Plinth has been unlocked!

Stretch Goal #2 - "Medium Shorties" have been unlocked!

Stretch Goal #3 - Medium "Flowers & Vines" Plinth has been unlocked!

11/3/19 = NOW AVAILABLE - "ICE #1" Plinth has suddenly become available!  Each one is cast in a translucent blue resin, take a look at the pics below!

Stretch Goal #4 - Medium Plinth "Plinth Guts" has been unlocked!

Stretch Goal #5 - 2 more "Medium Shorties" have been added to the stretch goal list.  Check it all out below!

Stretch Goal #6 - A Bust for the Plinths!  The Dragon Bust has been added to the stretch goal list.  Check it all out below!

Stretch Goal #7 - Rocky Overlook "Special" Plinth has been added to the stretch goal list.  Check it all out below!

Welcome to my Kickstarter!

My name is Mark Norton, and I am working full-time as a sculptor going by the name Frozen Ninja 3D. I am designing and sculpting my own line of highly detailed figures with the hopes of bringing people together for fun hobby times.  Please visit the bottom of this page for examples of my work, and to see the quality I am trying to achieve.

This is the fourth Kickstarter project that I have run, and the third project that features models entirely designed and sculpted by me. 

What is being offered in this project?

The goal of this project is to release an entire line of high quality plinths and display stands.  These plinths make any figure or bust stand out among the rest, and will make an exciting addition to any collection.   In addition, these plinths will help bring your competition entries to that next level.

FIRST - MEDIUM SIZE PLINTHS - $12 each, or cheaper if you get a "Bundle" Pledge.

To start the project, I am offering Medium size Plinths.  The top of the Medium plinth is approximately 35mm across, which is ideal for most miniatures, and busts look awesome on them as well.  These plinths are about 44mm Tall, with base sizes ranging from 42mm to 49mm.   Each plinth will be supplied unpainted.

In addition to Medium Size Plinths, I have Large Size Plinths planned as stretch goals, as well as some other fun sizes.  

I have a lot of great models planned for this project!  Here is the starting lineup (scroll down further to see the stretch goals that are planned...)

Add-On List

Here is a list of all of the plinths and busts that are currently available in this Kickstarter project.  I will continue to update this list as stretch goals are reached.

Shipping will be charged separately, please refer to the shipping chart below for rates.

Cyborg Bust, Alchemist Bust, and Flower Girl Bust are now available in this Kickstarter!

 Stretch Goals

These are the plinths that will be available once we hit certain funding levels.

UNLOCKED !!  The First Stretch Goal is titled "Chains".  The Medium Plinth has been unlocked and can be added to your pledge for $12.

UNLOCKED! - The second Stretch Goal brings "Medium Shorties" to the list!  These Medium Shorties have the same top size (35mm across), and the same bottom size as their normal "Medium Plinth" - The difference is that these are about half as tall as the Medium Plinths.  These "Medium Shorties" are 22-23mm tall, and they look great. 

UNLOCKED! - The Third Stretch Goal is titled "Flowers & Vines".  This Medium Plinth is now available as an add-on for $12.


NOW AVAILABLE - As a special treat, the ICE 1 "Special" Plinth is now available as an Add-On for $16.  Each one will be cast in the same translucent blue resin as seen in these pictures, these are actual resin cast pics!

This ICE 1 Plinth measure approximately 61mm across at the base, 58mm tall to the tips of the ice, and 35mm across on the FLAT part on top.

UNLOCKED! - The Fourth Stretch Goal is titled "Plinth Guts".  This Medium Plinth is now available as an add-on for $12.


LOCKED - The Fifth Stretch Goal adds two more "Medium Shorties" to the list!  These Medium Shorties have the same top size (35mm across), and the same bottom size as their normal "Medium Plinth" - The difference is that these are about half as tall as the Medium Plinths.  These "Medium Shorties" are 22-23mm tall, and they look great.

LOCKED - The Sixth Stretch Goal is the first Bust of the project!  The Dragon Bust will be available when we reach $3,300 in funding.  This Bust will be available as an add-on for $33.

This Dragon is Special - He has magic runes carved into 2 of his horns, on each side!  (Different runes on each horn)

LOCKED - The Seventh Stretch Goal is the Rocky Overlook "Special" Plinth!  This Special Plinth will be available when we reach $3,600 in funding.  This Plinth will be available as an add-on for $16.

 I have more planned for this Kickstarter.  Please help me spread the word so that I can keep unlocking more cool plinths and busts.   

Answers to expected Questions :)

I have done a lot of planning for this Kickstarter, and I am expecting the following questions to be asked (so I figured I would answer them ahead of time) :

1)  Q:  Am I going to offer these plinths as STL files for home printing?  A:  Not at this time.

2)  Q:  Why am I offering these Medium size Plinths instead of larger or smaller ones?   A:  I sample printed a lot of plinths when trying to decide on the size I wanted to use.  These Medium size plinths look great with 75mm busts, and they also look great with 30mm figures.  So this size seemed the best size to release first.  I have Larger plinths set as a stretch goal, as well as "Shorties" which I hope will be unlocked.

3)  Q:  Why am I offering Wave 1 and Wave 2 pledge levels?  A:  I want to be ready to deliver these plinths on time, and if I get more orders than I expect, then I will need extra time to cast the plinths.  By setting up different shipping Waves, I can more easily prepare the shipments.

4)  Q:  Why should I pledge now?  Won't these be available in your store later?  The main reason to help me now is to be a part of the project from the beginning.  But an even bigger reason would be the prices...  Retail prices will be higher on every item, and I do my absolute best to make sure that my Kickstarter prices are the best option, so that Kickstarter backers have the chance to get the models at reduced prices at the beginning.

5)  Q:  Will there be any FREE Stretch Goals?   A:  Yes...  I have some FREE stretch goals planned for the $100 pledge levels.

Why Kickstarter?

The main reason why I need Kickstarter is to help me fund the 3d printing costs (to get high quality prints to make molds from), as well as to help with the molding and casting costs.  I have paid for the 3D printing prototypes for the models, and I have some of the master 3d prints already done.  I just need your help to finish with the production costs and to bring these great plinths into the world.  

More information...

All of the plinths and display bases are cast in high quality resin.  They will be supplied unpainted.  

In addition to designing and sculpting, I also quality check each piece.  If you ever receive a defective piece, please notify me directly and I will make it right.

Shipping Chart

Shipping will be charged after the project ends.  Please refer to this shipping chart to estimate the shipping for your pledge.  Due to these plinths being solid resin, they are a bit heavy, weighing 3-4 ounces each for the Medium Size Plinth.   

**I will do my absolute best to find the lowest and best shipping rate for all backers.**  Final shipping will be charged based upon the weight of the package and destination location.

Shipping Date

I have set the shipping date for April 2020, although I will do my best to deliver it sooner than that.

A Little History...

My wife Kimberly and I founded M&K Adventures back in 2012.  Our goal was to create fun miniatures, and that still remains our goal today.  We ran our first Kickstarter in 2015, which was successful and fulfilled on time.  :-)  After that we were very excited and began working towards launching Frozen Ninja 3D where I would begin showing off my own sculptures.  In 2017 we launched our second Kickstarter project, and it had figures completely designed and sculpted by me.   Once again the project was successful and it also was fulfilled on time.   Then in 2018 we launched our third Kickstarter project, again with figures that were designed and sculpted by me, and again it was successful and it was fulfilled on time. 

2019 has been an exciting year.  In March of 2019 we traveled to Adepticon to show off our figures, and then in August we traveled back to Texas for ReaperCon.  Both conventions were amazing, and we are already planning for ReaperCon 2020 (We won't be able to attend Adepticon next year, but we are looking at other options for conventions).   

Our Booth at ReaperCon 2019 !!!!
Our Booth at Adepticon 2019 !!!!
There I am at ReaperCon !!!

Special Thanks to my wife Kimberly Norton - The supporter of everything I do, helping with all aspects whenever she is needed.  As an Accountant and Human Resources expert, her advice is legendary.

Also, a Big Thank You to My Parents for all of their support.  They help to push me along and they send me encouraging notes all the time.

Examples of my work

More examples can be found at -  https://frozenninja3d.com/portfolio - You can see Resin Casts at the bottom of that page also.

Summoning a Dragon 1 - 75mm Bust
The Barbarian - 30mm and 54mm figures
The Alchemist - 75mm Bust
Summoning a Dragon 2 - 54mm Figure

Risks and challenges

I have tried my best to minimize the risks associated with this project by printing prototype plinths, and creating a plan that is reasonable and attainable.

This is the 4th Kickstarter campaign that I have run. And this is the 3rd campaign featuring models that were entirely designed and sculpted by me.

I have been working on this project full-time, and I will continue to work hard to ensure that every backer recieves their rewards in a timely manner.

Thank you for reading this far! Please feel free to send any questions.

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