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Chibi animal adventure miniatures for tabletop gaming and RPGs.
Chibi animal adventure miniatures for tabletop gaming and RPGs.
95 backers pledged £4,637 to help bring this project to life.

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I've been sculpting these figures in the scant spare time I get from commission sculpting since December last year. A great deal of imagination has been put into each figure and a great deal of time in figuring out how to make a range of great looking unique characters that are in almost all cases single part figures so you can have less time prepping the figure before painting and more time gaming! The figures will be cast in either white metal or resin depending on how you want to receive your reward. 

With my new line of "Tooth & Sword" Chibi adventure miniatures I'm seeking to expand what Meridian Miniatures will have to offer the gaming community. I've had a lot of fun learning to sculpt in this style, it providing a perfect counterpoint to my "Steam & Aether" range in both technique and mood. I've have a great deal of enjoyment developing this menagerie of adventuring animals and now the time has come to unleash them. I've sought to cover a fairly wide spectrum of adventuring classes and animal species, something that proved quite challenging when I came to combining the two factors! The first eight figures that I'd like to make available are very loosely grouped as "lawful" and well, less than lawful but they needn't be played that way by RPGers or wargamers! 

Important, these "neutral" figures are now unlocked and can be pledged for ONLY by choosing the relevant metal or resin pledge level. As individual figures they are available a in resin as usual.

These fun looking figures should inspire imaginative players to create their own player characters and fantasy skirmishers alike. With several companies now producing figures in the Chibi style I feel that players have the opportunity to create their own immersive game play with a wide range of figures. With this in mind I've set out to bring my own unique animal adventurers to life, they can easily slot into place in your favourite fantasy world and will become part of my own "Tooth & Sword" players resource setting. I've come to Kickstarter as I've built up quite a range of characters to produce and need to raise funds to cover the moulding costs, artwork and game resource development. With your funding I can get the figures into production and onto your tabletop quickly and in one wave rather than in dribs and drabs over a year or more. Should the figures prove highly successful I'll be able to produce even more goodies to say thanks to you all. 

How it works.

The miniatures have been grouped into two sets for casting in white metal: "the good guys" and "the wicked ones" these sets are the most affordable way to receive your reward and the most cost effective way for me to produce the figures. The moulding and casting of these white metal sets is being handled by Griffin Moulds Ltd, some of the very best mould makers in the UK. You can choose to receive one or two sets at the applicable reward level. For those of you that only want a specific figure or want to mix and match I am offering high quality resin figures as an alternate reward, simply select single figure reward level and set your pledge at a multiple of the level depending on how many individual figures you want. You can even add additional figures to your metal sets by adding to your pledge level

Stretch goals.

Once we reach £3500 I will be giving EVERY BACKER a set of free stickers to say thank you, this is enough on top of the goal to realistically to cover the printing costs, if there's chance I will add more stickers as the campaign goes on.

FREE STICKERS AT £3500
FREE STICKERS AT £3500

I'm planning on making art prints and more to give as freebies too but all will depend on backer support, more details will come as the campaign progresses. If the demand is there I will sculpt a timed exclusive figure to add as a stretch goal, this can be discussed as the campaign goes on. 

Add ons.

I will be making the various art prints and post card available as add ons during the campaign as well, so long as all goes well. 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. 

New add-ons!

Add on the resin Hippogryph model for £12 per figure. Picture shows work in progress, check back for updates.

 I am offering these pieces of artwork as high quality A3 prints to anyone that would like to add them on to their pledge, this isn't something that I'm really going to be making profit on, as the postage costs are unfortunately high but I can't not offer them as I'm so happy with the artwork and I'm sure a few of you are going to really enjoy having them up on the wall of your gaming room! If you would like an A3 art print and you are in the UK then just add on £10 for EACH print (lion/mouse or wolf/bat) that you would like. If you are in the rest of the world then please add £14 for EACH print that you would like. These will ship separately to the rest of your pledge and the rates for international postage are especially high for postal tubes

CHARACTER POSTCARDS IN PROGRESS.
CHARACTER POSTCARDS IN PROGRESS.

The future.

I've got an extensive range of figures planned along with a whole setting  to explore, I've no current plans to release a game system but will be making all sorts of gaming resources available for free. Thanks to every one that has helped contribute towards my venture and to those backing this project. Special thanks go out to all at Impact! miniatures and Mr Honoel A. Ibardolaza, cheers!

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.

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    Hippogryph only.
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    The good guys.
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    NEUTRALS UNLOCKED.
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    Lion, Gerbil, Squirrel, Songbird, Bat, Wolf, Cat, Cuttlefish, Mouse, Bunny, Pug and Owl.

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    Resin collectors set.
    All 8 figures cast in RESIN. Lion, Gerbil, Squirrel, Songbird, Bat, Wolf, Cat and Cuttlefish.

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    Custom Adventurer (A). Your own individual adventurer figure, you decide the animal type and class of adventurer, I sculpt it.
    PLEASE message me with what you want to create BEFORE you pledge for this level so that I can approve it first, the figure will be created under the backer's guidance but under the practical limitations of sculpting and casting, the creator's say is final. You will receive 10 RESIN copies of the figure. In addition, you will receive one copy of every figure in resin OR metal and art print available/unlocked during this KickStarter.
    Your figure will be a TIMED EXCLUSIVE for ONE YEAR from campaign end and will become available to the general public thereafter.
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    Custom Adventurer (B). Your own individual adventurer figure, you decide the animal type and class of adventurer, I sculpt it. PLEASE message me with what you want to create BEFORE you pledge for this level so that I can approve it first, the figure will be created under the backer's guidance but under the practical limitations of sculpting and casting, the creator's say is final. You will receive 10 RESIN copies of the figure. In addition, you will receive one copy of every figure in resin OR metal and art print available/unlocked during this KickStarter. Your figure will be a TIMED EXCLUSIVE for ONE YEAR from campaign end and will become available to the general public thereafter. Shipping free worldwide.

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