We are truly in a golden age of miniature manufacturing! Gamers and collectors have a slew of choices they could never previously dream of at their fingertips, but one niche remains fairly under-served, 28mm metal super hero minis. The reason is because they don’t sell in the thousands and manufactures can make more money selling just about anything else. I think there is a need for high quality, CUSTOMIZABLE metal super hero minis. I make 28mm heroic super hero minis that are designed to have loads of character but be painted easily and quickly. The whole point is to get them on the table! I don’t think miniatures are made to be purchased and languish in a drawer, and I don’t think you do either!
I also believe the craftsmanship that goes into producing miniatures doesn’t need to be improved upon! Plastic is a wonderful material, but I like metal minis, they feel right. Crossover minis are hand sculpted by an artist, their work is mastered and molded by artisans using time tested methods. Every step of the process is performed by people who are good at their job and I want to pay them a living wage. All work produced by Crossover Miniatures is performed in Europe or the United States, that’s important to us and if you like that idea, I hope you consider joining our community.
Crossover Miniatures has already sought funds for this project from past backers and we are offering this opportunity to others on KickStarter to get the final funding we need to bring these miniatures to life. By the time I bring a project to the market for backers to view, I’ve already invested around $5000 of my own money to produce the greens that people will be viewing.
Enough about us, on to…
Each of our figures is scaled to fit with our other 28mm Heroic Scale Hero/Villain figures and comes with three heads, and minions with 2 or 3 heads apiece. We make every effort to get them to be completely interchangeable with other figures of the same size and gender, but as the line grows we continue to add more and more variety, this becomes a greater challenge.
Without further ado, here are the models we’ve made for you! Each release has a theme for the minions, but this one has a strong theme for the heroes. We’ve gone cosmic this time around! And we’ve chosen to produce a couple of team themed heroes in sets of three as well.
The Single Heroes
Time for our ladies to make an appearance. I’ve wanted to make more female supers since we began and new we’re finally getting there. Take a look at some strong women who are making an appearance this round!
I had fun re-purposing our flagship figure during the last Kickstarter, so we’ve continued that with an excellent new figure based on a classic pose. The Emperor Moth is another flyer and the wings from this figure will fit with our previous winged figure, Seraphim, so you can mix and match those.
Now for the teams. The first team is a galactic defense force known as the Viridian Guardians. They come from all the varied races of the galaxy. I’ve also tried to include a human-ish looking head for each model so you can create a team from closer to home.
I have wanted to make this set of figures since I first conceptualized crossover miniatures, now he’s finally arrived. My favorite super hero ‘archetype’ is the ‘multiple-man’ power. It has always been hard to justify the expense of three separate models to represent one man. I think I came up with a brilliant idea, he’ll also be able to be used as a human super hero team and an alien super hero team!
The ninjas were so amazing in a past project that I wanted to really extend the line. We’ve come up with two awesome sets to complement them. One set with various weapons and another set wielding some nasty looking automatic weapons for when stealth is no longer an option. The ninjas will be delivered with only two head options, our traditional ninja heads and our buy-eyed ninja heads.
In keeping with our cosmic theme, here are some great alien troops for your Heroes to destroy by the handful.
Minion Bonus Figures
In a Kickstarter I always plan for a few stretch goals, this project will give away the stretch goals from the start. I’ve got three figures ready to go with the minions. I’ve already planned for the expense of the extra figures.
If you choose to receive TWO of the SAME SETS of minions in your reward, you will get the corresponding stretch goal figure for FREE.
Why A KickStarter?
The money raised will help to pay for master molds, master casting, production molds, and the initial cost of the metal for all of the backer rewards. Also advertising, shipping, packing materials and lots of other odds and ends.
What you see is what you get. We’ve planned meticulously and run the numbers many times. You’ll get a good deal and you’ll get it in a timely manner. Mostly, you’ll get a great experience that puts a smile on your face and help to create cool stuff.
I will send you regular weekly updates on the project during the entire campaign, just like I have for the previous projects.
So, if you’d like to help these miniatures become a reality, please back the project! If you have ANY questions or SUGGESTIONS please let me know!
Risks and challenges
I have the greens created and in doing so, I’ve spent EVERY penny I have available for the project. Once this campaign is finished I will use the tried and tested system of production that I have used for my past three projects. I have reliable artisans waiting to complete the work when I give them the go ahead.
I plan to be able to ship the models within 8 weeks of finishing, but I’m going to say 12 weeks just to make sure that I can deliver. I’m personally hoping for 4-5 weeks this time though!
Every project has some element of risk. We have done everything in our power to minimize this risk, and we've used what we learned last time to reduce that even further. During our first two projects we experienced an average delay of four days and our third project was completed early!
So what you've got now is an experienced team that has produced miniatures through a Kickstarter project three times before, ready to do it again. We have a lot of happy backers and we can't wait to make more people happy this time.
The sculpting is done, we've lined up the best molding and casting firm in the business, and we have lots of experience in fulfillment. Back this project knowing you have an experienced and reliable team bringing you a fun reward!
The only unknown is the time things spend in customs, and we'll build a reasonable amount of time into the fulfillment date.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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