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Help us at Slap Miniatures to create a magical collection of hand-crafted miniature ponies for table-top gaming.
Help us at Slap Miniatures to create a magical collection of hand-crafted miniature ponies for table-top gaming.
136 backers pledged £7,730 to help bring this project to life.

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£7,730

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Unlock details: You will receive everything you've pledged for!

We've included the unlocks, and the funding behind them to illustrate the backing we would need in order to ensure a prompt completion and delivery of the project by March 2014.

We've listed what rewards that are dependant on reaching the unlock amount below.

Regardless of funding on this project you will receive everything you pledge for, just maybe a month or two later (if that!)

So please take the opportunity to back us now to help ensure the prompt completion of this project and take advantage of the more than fair price!

And to make sure you know we really appreciate your help, we'll be including this Kickstarter only pony for all reward selecting supporters, The Muffin Mare. She'll never be available after the Kickstarter is complete!

Help us at Slap Miniatures to create a magical collection of hand-crafted miniature, mystical ponies that will represent a fantasy race of intellectual equines for you to command in your table-top games.

REWARDS

 Christmas delivery rewards:

The project;

String of ponies.

String of ponies 2.

Cornulae - Rulers of the ponies.

30mm & 40mm display bases.

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The above ponies are hand painted examples.

‘String of Ponies’: Cost per pack £16 - £20 RRP,

Strings of ponies can be found everywhere inhabiting most open fields and settlements. All they really want to do is frolic in the meadows and bake muffins to eat. But they will pull together to help their fellow equines when the situation calls for it; especially if muffins are involved.

The pony herd consists of these miniatures:

1 Princess pony

3 Pegasus Ponies  

3 Unicorn Ponies

5 Regular ponies

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‘String of Ponies 2’: Cost per herd £14 - £18 RRP

Strings of ponies can be found everywhere inhabiting most open fields and settlements. All they really want to do is frolic in the meadows and bake muffins to eat. But they will pull together to help their fellow equines when the situation calls for it; especially if muffins are involved.

String of Ponies 2 consists of these miniatures:

2 Pegasus Ponies

2 Unicorn Ponies

2 Regular ponies

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‘Cornulae - Rulers of the ponies’ Cost per Cornulae set £12 - £15 RRP

The Cornulae - those that govern their fellow ponies - are a rare breed: endowed with the magical horn of the Unicorn ponies as well as the swift wings of the Pegasus ponies, they also enjoy an extraordinarily long life. For the most part, these equine kings and queens govern with wisdom, mercy and justice. However there are stories told of Cornulae that have turned to hatred and bitterness, which contorts them into dark and twisted forms, sinister shadows of their former selves.

The Cornulae - rulers of the ponies - consists of the following miniatures:

1 King Cornulae

1 Queen Cornulae

1 Evil Cornulae

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‘30mm recessed resin display bases’ Cost per set £5

These recessed display bases (supplied by Fenris Games) are great as optional bases for all of the Pewter Ponies except for the Cornulae. The integral bases the Pewter ponies are supplied with are designed to neatly fit within the 30mm display bases. These bases match those used by many modern gaming systems.

30mm recessed display bases – consists of the following:

12 recessed display bases.

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‘40mm recessed resin display bases’ Cost per set £2

These recessed display bases (supplied by Fenris Games) are great as optional bases for the Cornulae. The integral bases the Cornualae are supplied with are designed to neatly fit within the 40mm display bases. These bases match those used by many modern gaming systems.

 40mm recessed display bases – consists of the following:

3 recessed display bases.

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‘Pony Adventurers’ Cost per set of ‘Adventurers’ £16 - £20 RRP

Whilst most ponies are content to concern themselves with how sunny it is or how the bunnies are doing, or how many more muffins they will eat that day, some want more. They feel the draw of distant lands; the desire for adventures and dungeon-crawling fills their hearts. Small groups of these like-minded individuals will band together to travel the lands near and far in their quest for adventure. Along the way they will aid those in need - from kings to lowly ‘field ploughs’ – but not out of a spirit of altruism: although loyal to each other, they are collectively mercenary and self-interested. These groups frequently contain ponies from diverse backgrounds and are thus able to display abilities and skills which complement one another in wide-ranging situations.

‘Pony adventurers’ consists of the following miniatures:

1 Wizard

1 Bard

1 Thief

1 Paladin

1 Sorceress

1 Barbarian

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‘Flank and file’ Cost per set of ‘Flank and file’ £7 - £9 RRP

Ponies, for the most part at least, are fairly peaceful creatures. But the world they inhabit isn’t always a peaceful place. They co-exist with a myriad of other sentient, determined creatures – creatures who are out to steal their lush green lands: monstrous creatures and roving packs of wild beasts that love to feast on juicy ponies. This is where the ‘Flank and file’ come in. Ponies with the courage and disposition to defend their fellow equines join the ‘flank and file’ to do so. Lacking the magic of the Unicorns or the wings of the Pegasus, they rely on simple armour to protect them in their duty.

Flank and file consists of the following miniatures:

1 Flank and file (variation 1)

1 Flank and file (variation 2) 

1 Flank and file (variation 3)  

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‘Knights of the Round Stable’ Cost per ‘Knights of the Round Stable’ set £7 - £9 RRP

‘Knights of the Round Stable’ are near the top of the herd in equestrian society, given plots of land where they rule in the name of their king in return for their martial service. They are reared from birth to train as autocratic knights who aid the ‘Cornulae’ in their rule and also to defend their king and land in times of war and crises. Although relatively small in number, these knights are rightfully feared and respected for their martial skills. They are renowned for their charges, during which they are able to magically imbue their horns with power, unleashing the pent up force and energy as they strike home, leaving their enemies in disarray. Despite this, the ‘Knights of the Round Stable’ follow a strict code of conduct to uphold their own - and their king’s - honour.

‘Knights of the Round Stable’ consists of the following miniatures:

1 Knight of the Round Stable (variation 1)

1 Knight of the Round Stable (variation 2)

1 Knight of the Round Stable (variation 3)

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‘Daughters of Cyberiel’ Cost per ‘Daughters of Cyberiel’ set £7 - £9 RRP

These Unicorns are for the most part the keepers of temples and other sacred sites around the equestrian kingdoms where they tend to the spiritual needs and wellbeing of the equines under their care. Some Daughters of Cyberiel leave their temples to become powerful sorceresses serving in the courts of the land. In times of conflict they use their more aggressive spell power to orchestrate ranged offensive attacks, which allows an equestrian force to rain down small clusters of highly-accurate, powerful bolts of magic at their foes. Having said that, the daughters of Cyberiel never get too close to their enemies, preferring to stay at a safe distance.

‘Daughters of Cyberiel’ consists of the following miniatures:

1 Daughter of Cyberiel (variation 1)  

1 Daughter of Cyberiel (variation 2)

1 Daughter of Cyberiel (variation 3)

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‘Legion of Luno’ Unit cost per ‘Legion of Luno’ set £7 - £9 RRP

Pegasus ponies by nature are free spirits. Countless years ago - as the equestrian kingdoms were formed - the Pegasus ponies would generally remain outside of the herd structures, preferring to live a more solitary life flying freely over the fields and inhabiting the mountains where the other ponies could not follow. However they adore the craft work of the Unicorns, and enjoy the bountiful food that the Regular ponies produce, so they aid their cousins in conflict when their way of life is threatened, acting as messengers and scouts at the very edges of their civilization.

‘Legion of luno’ consists of the following miniatures:

1 Legion of Luno (variation 1)

1 Legion of Luno (variation 2) 

1 Legion of Luno (variation 3)

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‘Pundamilia the zebra’ Unit cost per ‘Pundamilia the zebra’ figure £2 - £3 RRP

Hailing from distant lands, zebras are rarely seen and little is known about them, except that they are famed for their knowledge and use of herbs for making strong elixirs and healing potions. This talent makes their services highly sought after. 

1 Pundamilia the zebra. 

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'Toast the Dragon' £2 - RRP £3

Whilst most dragons are considered large and dangerous for any pony’s health - and for good reason! - there is a rare species that is smaller, more docile and able to be made semi-tame. They are highly sought-after for their abilities in aiding spell casting and their love of domestic cleaning by those Unicorns that practice higher magic. With careful training and handling, Dragons can be taught to hone and restrict their natural fire-breathing ability for the purposes of lighting home fires and ovens – and toasting muffins. 

1 Toast the dragon.

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‘Trio of terror’ set of 3 figures £3 RRP £5

Little foals for the most part are adored and nurtured by their herd, but not these three. They’re quite possibly the foulest of foals, making trouble for themselves and everyone else in equal measure. Don’t be fooled by their cute appearance!

‘Trio of Terror’ consists of the following miniatures: 

1 Foul foal Pegasus

1 Foul foal Unicorn

1 Foul foal Regular

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FREEBIE STRETCH GOALS:

Mare Maid - Kickstarter exclusive!

Pony Sculptor Master Class.

Pony Accessories Sculptor.

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'Mare Maid'

Mare Maid is included with all pledges once unlocked.

Mare Maid has been providing expert cleaning services exclusively to the equine elite for centuries. And - for a short time only – is now available for all. Be sure to let your friends know of this amazing service before it’s too late!

1 Mare Maid.

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'Pony Sculptor Master Class'

Once the Kickstarter is over and all packages have been dispatched, Slapminis will compose a tutorial showing you in easy-to-follow, step by step stages how to make a pewter pony from start to finish. This is a great introduction for those wanting to try their own hand at sculpting miniatures. Tutorial will be supplied as a PDF via email.

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'Pony Accessories Sculptor'

Once the Kickstarter is over and all packages have been dispatched, we will put together a tutorial showing you how to customise your Pewter Ponies to make them unique in line with your own needs. More specifically, we’ll sculpt onto some of the existing Pewter ponies to create the following characters:

Jester.

Pirate.

Evil paladin.

Tutorial supplied as PDF via email.

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Managing your pledge;

Whilst the rewards we've listed are intended to give you the best possible value for money, you may well want to add additional packs of ponies to bulk out your collection.

In which case you can use this handy little check list to work out what extra sets you desire and the funds required, so you know how much to add to your pledge.

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Ponyfinder, a good way to start gaming with your Pewter Ponies

Some people have been asking what sort of games they can use to play with their Pewter Ponies.

Whilst a few malleable and very playable systems pop into my mind, the most obvious is Pathfinder and the additional book Ponyfinder. Here's a short description by the creators from their Kickstarter page:

Ponies for Pathfinder began as a racial sourcebook. It provided a simple and balanced approach to adding ponies to existing content with minimal headache or balance concerns. With this goal, it performed well. But what if you don't want to have a pony in a human, elf, dwarf, and halfling dominated world? Don't ponies deserve a world of their own?

We think they do.

And we want you to help us make this happen. The Ponies for Pathfinder Setting Handbook would expand greatly on all the details left vague in the racial book.

Their Kickstarter was very successful, and right now they're working hard on getting their book finished. We look forward to seeing it!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/224492525/ponies-for-pathfinder-setting-handbook?ref=live

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Keep in touch with us at SLAP Miniatures facebook page.

We'll be updating the progress of the project there with images of work in progress and finished sculptures.

Whilst there feel free to share the project with your friends, after all the more people that know about and back the project the more likely it'll be a success and unlock all of the stretch goals and freebies!

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As their title suggests, Pewter Ponies will arrive at your doorstep in their natural state, pewter. If you want to add more colour to them they'll need painting!

Risks and challenges

There are few risks involved for backers - the items you pledge for will definitely be received. You have my word.

My work is my passion. Whilst I and the special few helping me undoubtedly need funding to make the project work, beyond that I am 100% committed to the task at hand. We’ve made sure that I will have the time and tools necessary to finish the project on time.
Those who are aiding in this project have had years of experience in their tasks:-

Our mould-maker and caster has been producing quality pewter castings since 1996, and works closely with us on every figure we create and devise, to ensure that we produce faultless figurines quickly and efficiently every time.

As for the packaging and shipping, before I started Slapminis I spent seven years overseeing postage and distribution at an award winning firm as part of my former professional life. Slapminis already sends out packaged figures from my current range on a daily basis and the people assisting with this have a proven pedigree in the distribution of posted goods. So you can be sure your figures will arrive professionally and meticulously packed.

We promise to do our utmost to have the figurines finished, cast, packed and delivered to your letterbox within the time limits we’ve allowed for all the criteria listed, including sculpting, casting and packaging. If at all possible we will deliver to you sooner than the maximum time limits we have allowed for.

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    Pledge £10 or more About $16

    ‘STABLE DOOR’: You'll receive one random figure from the 'String of ponies' set and any freebies that are unlocked during the course of the Kickstarter. Includes postage worldwide.

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    'PONY ANCILLARIES': This pledge includes the following packs: Pundamilia the Zebra, Toast the Dragon, Trio of Terror (provided they are unlocked) and any freebies that are unlocked during the course of the Kickstarter. Includes postage worldwide. Save £2

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    ‘CHRISTMAS DELIVERY 1’: This pledge includes the following packs: ‘String of ponies’ and any freebies that are unlocked (freebie delivered at a later date) during the course of the Kickstarter. Includes postage worldwide. Save £1

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    ‘WAR PONY’: This pledge includes the following packs: Flank & File, Knights of the Round Stable, Daughters of Cyberiel, Legion of Luno (provided they are unlocked) and any freebies that are unlocked during the course of the Kickstarter. Includes postage worldwide. Save £3

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    ‘CHRISTMAS DELIVERY 2’: This pledge includes the following packs: ‘String of ponies’ ‘String of ponies 2’ and any freebies that are unlocked (freebie delivered at a later date) during the course of the Kickstarter. Includes postage worldwide. Save £5

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    ‘STABLE HAND’: This pledge includes the following packs: String of ponies, String of ponies 2, Cornulae and any freebies that are unlocked during the course of the Kickstarter. Includes postage worldwide.
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    ‘CHRISTMAS DELIVERY 3’: This pledge includes the following packs: ‘String of ponies’ ‘String of ponies 2’ ‘Cornulae' and any freebies (freebie delivered at a later date) that are unlocked during the course of the Kickstarter. Includes postage worldwide. Save £7

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    ‘CHRISTMAS DELIVERY 4’: This pledge includes the following packs: ‘String of ponies’ ‘String of ponies 2’ ‘Cornulae' 'Adventurers' and any freebies (freebie delivered at a later date) that are unlocked during the course of the Kickstarter. Includes postage worldwide. Save £8 *If you wish to add more funds to your pledge to receive any of the unlockable sets bear in mind they are still subject to a March delivery. Please add an extra £5 to your pledge to help us cover the cost of split deliveries.

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    ‘STABLE MASTER’: This pledge includes one of every pack (provided they are unlocked) and any freebies that are unlocked during the course of the Kickstarter. Includes postage worldwide.
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    ‘YOUR VERY OWN PEWTER PONY’: Only the first 3 ‘Your very own pewter pony'’ pledges will be accepted for this exclusive opportunity! So you want your own pony character for use in your games? I can’t blame you! Who wouldn’t?!

    A ‘Your very own Pewter Pony’ pledge means I will collaborate personally with you on the design of your very own equine and sculpt it just for you. Your unique finished pony will be sent to you by insured delivery. Alternatively, if instead you opt to make your character available for sale by Slapminis after the Kickstarter we will send you the original sculpture and 10 additional pewter copies of the figure for you to keep for yourself – or to give to your friends and family if you are feeling generous!

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