My name is Andrew May, I am a miniatures sculptor working on my own "Steampunk army" miniature range. I've decided to come to Kickstarter to fund the release of the whole range of miniatures at once. These can be used as either two distinct armies or with a little imagination fit into many different settings. Most of the miniatures are already sculpted so there's little ambiguity between what you're pledging for and what you will actually receive, for what isn't sculpted there's similar figures already cast, with no concept art or renders to cross your fingers over.
My miniatures have all been sculpted with optional heads making them extremely flexible in their application to many game worlds, take a look at the painted samples below to see how versatile they really are. That being said I primarily designed the miniatures to fit with the world setting of the wargame "Steam & Aether" that I am currently writing. See the images above to see them kitted out as British and Prussian soldiers.
HOW IT WORKS
Your pledge corresponds to a specific reward level. Each level consists of an infantry set (6 miniatures) and accompanying specialist sets (2 miniatures). The miniatures being funded consist of 4 sets of infantry in different poses with two command sets. Every model will also be available as a Greatcoat variant (examples shown above) these are conversions of the initial sculpts and so the majority will be sculpted after the funding is achieved. When you pledge you will need to decide whether you want standard troopers, Greatcoats or a mixture. You will also need to decide which heads you require (these are supplied in multiples of 6 or in pairs for specialist sets). If you wish you can add to your pledge to receive additional sets not covered by your selected level, infantry sets can be added at £12 and specialists at £5 regardless of higher pledge level discounts. This info will be collected when the surveys are sent out.
I will be making various pieces and figures available as add ons during the campaign. To add anything extra to your pledge just adjust it by the appropriate amount. I will find out exactly what you pledged for when I send out the surveys after the campaign finishes.
Extra infantry and specialists
If you wish you can add to your pledge to receive additional sets not covered by your selected level, infantry sets can be added at £12 and specialists at £5 regardless of higher pledge level discounts, once stretch goals have been unlocked they will also be able to be added as specialist sets in addition to your officers.
Head and accessory sprues
You can add as many head sprues as you like by adjusting your pledge level by multiples of £3.30 for individual sprues for up to 9 or £30 for 10. Numbered selections come in multiples of 6 of the same type and lettered ones in six as a selection as pictured.
Treat accessory sprues the same as a head sprue add on, and let me know that it's what you want on the survey after the campaign. From left to right we have: pouch, water bottle, harpoon gun, neutral arms (L/R), open hand for rifle (the fingers are staggered at an angle not jumbo!), rifle arm (fits open hand or cut away gun for conversions), flask, spade, pouch, rifle (no strap), rifle in hand.
Also we now have a couple of weapon sprues for the converters out there, treat them in exactly the same way as heads.
Either of these body sets in whatever quantities you like can be added to your pledge for £5 per set, I will find out which sets you have pledged for when I send out the surveys
I have a range of specialist sets sculpted and in progress that I will be offering as stretch goals. I have decided to keep these back as stretch goals, being smaller sets they may end up costing proportionally more for moulding. For standard pledge levels I have kept the number of specialist sets as low as is sensible for the initial goal but should you wish to add more then you may top up above your initial level once the pledge surveys are sent out. All stretch goals will be also available in Greatcoats. At set levels along the course of the stretch goals (should they be achieved) pledges over a certain level will obtain the set miniatures for free.
This is only the first wave of releases to support my new business and coming games system. I plan to release all of my rules on free PDFs updated with each release. And expand to more factions and machines over the coming months. Thanks to every one that has helped contribute towards my venture and to those backing this project.
Risks and challenges
There is very little risk involved in my project. Once any additional sculpting is finished it is a case of having the moulds made and castings produced. It is possible that there will be complications with moulding or postal service but nothing that will delay me significantly.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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