This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, January 31 2019 4:42 PM UTC +00:00.
---A Miniature Paintbrush Gamers Can Afford---
I set out to create the most affordable set of paintbrushes perfect for miniature painters! Everyone that I know who plays tabletop or board games have a massive pile of unpainted gray plastic miniatures waiting to be brought to life. I know these can be expensive hobbies! I also know the word "hobby" usually comes with a price tag, so don't miss out on backing a project that not only will help motivate you to paint your collection but also comes at a fair price tag!
My name is Jeff Beyer. You can find me on Youtube under the name RedBeardBoss and on Instagram Sleepwalkair_brush and I love painting.
I have painted and drawn all of my life and spent years working in art supply stores. Over the last three years, I got tired of the bigger companies targeting our community with expensive paintbrushes simply because they are for our hobby. The fact is smaller paintbrushes in the art supply world are cheaper to produce because the brushes have less hair and material. But because our community desires smaller sized paintbrushes, they’ve actually INCREASED the price! I want to change that.
Thank you for taking the time to check out my Kickstarter and happy painting!
I set out to design the Ghost Brush specifically to help people paint miniatures. The wide range of sizes were chosen to give you the flexibility to paint the tiniest buckle on your favorite character’s shoe to the massive wings of a terrifying dragon! The white nylon hair holds a nice point compared to most synthetic brushes and is soft enough to achieve smooth blends. Finally, the birchwood handle gives you the feel of being an artist right in your hand. I want you to improve as a painter by having access to quality brushes that get the job done and don't break the bank!
Care for your Ghost Brush
The Ghost white nylon hair not only looks great but will help you create better painting habits. Always remember to load the brush with paint only about half way to avoid getting paint in your ferrule. Getting paint inside the ferrule is the fastest way to ruin your brush.
Clean your brushes frequently with water and use brush soap after painting to make sure no paint residue is left inside the bristles. The white nylon hair will change color from use but it is good practice when cleaning your brushes to try and get it back to looking as white as possible.
All paint brushes are designed to pull paint and this one is no different; however, as miniature painters, we tend to use a stabbing motion with our brushes to push paint into small details. This push motion causes the tip of your synthetic brushes to curl over time. To reduce this, use a pulling motion with your brushes as much as possible and if you absolutely needto push paint into a small area, make sure you use very gentle pressure.
NEVER leave your Ghost Brush or any paintbrush sitting submerged in water! This will not only destroy your wonderful sharp tip, it will cause the wood handle to swell and ruin your whole brush. Seriously, stop dropping your brushes hair-down inside a water cup. Instead, swish the brush back and forth in the water to remove paint, then wipe on a towel to make sure no paint is left within the bristles.
These tips will help your new favorite paintbrush enjoy a longer life.
The Ghost Brush is a short handle brush with 8 different sizes of round pointed tips. This makes the set perfect for a base coat, an edge highlight, and even putting the finishing touches on any miniature! Creating a brush set for miniature painting that can be both your workhorse and finishing detailer at a low enough price where you can still enjoy playing around with paint is my ultimate goal.
Cave paintings discovered around world have been dated over 40,000 years old and I believe this is proof that painting is human nature. Painting has brought joy to billions of people and I hope you are excited to join me in the hobby!
When this project is fully funded I will donate 1 Ghost brush for every backer to the Phoenix Children's Hospital.
I commissioned Polymorph Miniatures to design a very special Voodoo Daddy Chibi holding a Ghost Brush! He did a wonderful job and I'm very excited to offer this exclusive miniature to my backers! These are limited to 150 backers on the Voodoo Daddy Pledge Level! This miniature is 3d printed in resin and is going to be a great joy to paint! It is also in the same scale as popular chibi board games on the market today!
Please be aware 3d printer resin will continue to cure in sunlight and become brittle so get your miniature primed or store out of direct sunlight.
Do you own a game store?
Do you own a commission paint studio?
Do you need a ton of paintbrushes?
The retail pledge is for you! You will receive 96 Ghost Brushes and a display rack to entice customers! This pledge is also open for everyone who needs a lot of paintbrushes! If you own a retail store and your customers love these brushes I will be able to fulfil orders right away to keep your display rack full!
Stretch Goal $3,000
- Every Backer Level that includes at least one set of the Ghost Brush will receive an ADDITIONAL SET! That means even if you only pledge for 1 set your get 2! Even the Retail Pledge will go up from 96 to 104 Ghost Brushes!
Risks and challenges
I have great news! Development for this product is completed!
I have accounted for Chinese New Year falling in February, this should not affect delivery.
This project has almost no risk because I am willing to fully fund the manufacturer to get these brushes made. This is what has allowed me to keep the goal much lower than total cost of the project.
To help ensure a better product and experience to all of my backers, I will double check quality control from the factory on every single brush; however this may slightly slow down shipping
Assuming everything goes smooth, I can begin shipping your order in March, but I have said July to give me time to address any unforeseen problems with manufacturing.
- All gone!