About this project
Dear backers, we thank you all sooo much for your bombastic support! You`ve been awesome!
The official market launch for our Holders&Grips comes after we fulfilled this campaign completely!
Please check updates for news about pledge manager and fulfillment progress!
Rathcore and PK-PRO presents the revolutionary V3Series Miniature Holder System
The V3 Series Holder System is comprised of Holders, Grips, and Adapters to provide painters and sculptors of all levels of expertise with a unique aid for their painting or sculpting arsenal. The V3 Series Miniature Holder System offers a comfortable, touchless, and precision application for miniatures, sculpts, and flat figures up to 90 mm (3.5”) and miniature busts up to 1/9 scale.
Now is the time to achieve your next level of painting and sculpting!
A lot of info on this page... this might help to find your way:
1. Quote of the creator
3. How it works - detailed descriptions and available sizes and colors
4. The rewards / pledge levels
6. Stretch goals
7. Tester`s feedback
8. The back-story
9. Who are we?
10. Why we need your help... and how you can do this
11. Shipping Information
13. Risks and Challenges
15. Further impressions...pictures and videos
- minimizes the natural muscle tremble of your hands for maximumcontrolof brush tip, modeling tool, sculpting tool, or airbrush.
- No need to touch the figure once it is in the Holder. This eliminates dirt and oil on painted surfaces, and molded shapes won’t accidentally deform.
- The professional ergonomic design increases comfort level for prolonged use.
- easy and intuitive to use with multiple variations possible
- usable with brushes, modelling tools and even with an airbrush
- removable, split conical cork. Replacement corks will be available from us in the future!
- The 360* rotatable bar disassembles for both easy priming and removing of finished pieces.
- usable in either right or left hand.
- Cork adapters are removable for quick mounting and release of figures and are designed for versatility including use with pre-glued and custom bases
- Made by a passionate artist, for passionate artists
Miniature Holder V3
- 50 mm = about 2,0"
- 70 mm = about 2,8"
- 90 mm = about 3,5"
Note: The base part is always the same! Just the sizes of the metal bars can be chosen!
- The split conical cork is 30% larger providing more space for your figure.
- The base is made of precise turned hardwood
- The 50% weight reduction allows the hands to have less tension and be more relaxed providing a more comfortable grip.
- The overall design creates greater stability for miniatures or armatures
- a nice lasered design makes the holders more grippy.
Miniature Grip V3The Grip is a variation of the Holder and maintains all of the basic features of the Holder. Each Grip includes a conical split cork designed to easily attach miniatures that are pre-pinned or still attached to their casting sprue. The cork releases from the Grip using a simple lever action. With its ergonomic shape and smooth processed surface, the V3 Miniature Grip offers a more pleasurable painting, sculpting, or modeling experience.
V3 Cork AdaptersBecause some painters, board game and table top gamer, will choose not to pin their models, the new V3 Cork Adapter was developed to attach a pre-based miniature to the Holder or Grip. The Adapter operates on the same principle as the standard split cork by just pushing down to secure the Adapter to the Holder or Grip. The Adapters are available in a variety of sizes!
We limited pledge levels 1-16 (first wave) and 17-31 (second wave) to make sure, that we can ship these in time!
We opened new pledge levels 32-46! They are exactly the same, but with another shipping dates!
If you`re in the pledges levels 1-16 or 17-31 please note: If you change your current pledge now, you could loose your "first or second wave" shipping date.
We don`t accept double pledges
Note: You will be able to specify bar sizes, adapter sizes and colors of the grips when the Pledge Manager goes live following the successful funding of this Campaign.
Pledge levels of the second shipping wave:
Pledge levels of the final shipping wave:
Shown miniatures and busts on this page served as examples. They are not included in the rewards.
"On every level, they are distinctly superior to any other comparable product I have ever tried." Tom (Canada) Read the complete review
"It is one of those things that, once you try it, you can`t believe you were ever able to paint without it." Ben (UK)
"I still use the v1 version I bought several years ago and I have to say the design and finish on these new grips and holders is phenomenal." Jason (UK)
"Fits very comfortable in the hand." "Liegt seeehr gut in der Hand!" Ben Komets (Germany)
"They work amazing and they feel very comfortable. I`m sure, that you`ll see me use these holders for long time to come." Maartje (Netherlands) Read the complete review on her blog: magieminiatures.com
In 2006, I developed the first version of the Holder tool to improve my painting skills. The idea for the Holder evolved from playing billiards with my friends. What aspects made the movement of the cue stable and precise? At home, I implemented my thoughts into the creation of the first miniature Holder.
Our desire is to make the V3 Series Miniature Holder System available and affordable for everyone. This Kickstarter Campaign will allow us to assess the interest for our product and cover the production costs related to the demand created for the new V3 Series Miniature Holder System.
I hope you are excited about improving the quality of your painting and sculpting experience by backing our new V3 Series System with a pledge.
In addition, I hope you will share your interest and enthusiasm on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and forums or by linking to this page.
If you desire banners or images to help promote this Campaign, please feel free to use all media you need on this side or ask. I will be very happy to help you help us! Your support is greatly appreciated and will determine the success of the new V3 Series Miniature Holder System.
We kept shipping costs as low as possible. Shipping costs will be added to your Pledge Level when you make your pledge according to the following Shipping Table. All Pledge Level materials will be shipped by DHL with a Tracking Code.
Note: You will be able to specify sizes and colors when the Pledge Manager goes live following the successful funding of this Campaign.
Rewards will be shipped from inside the EU.
Backers from other countries, outside the EU are responsible for possible taxes and extra charges of their countries for themselves. Just as a footnote, UK is still in the EU.
Please ignore the bad quality and that we used unfinished items in the following video... This is just to show how fast an easy it is to change the bar from one holder Base to another.
(C) 2016 Stephan Rath, All rights reserved
Risks and challenges
Because we want to continue developing these kind of products in the future, we are very interested in good and long term relationships with our backers.
We are happy to collaborate with some awesome manufacturers and suppliers, based in Germany.
To reduce the risks, we made production contracts and scheduled the production process for 2016th fourth quarter. All items offered in this campaign are already at a point where they can be mass-produced immediately.
The items, our testers received about one month ago, were part of a production test run, which was in progress without delay or any other problems.
In case this campaign exceeds all our expectations, please bear with us that shipping could be delayed.
You can expect complete transparency and weekly updates about the progress until everybody received their rewards.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter