30mm Ayame Battlesuit Miniatures
This project will upscale our popular 15mm Ayame Battlesuit model to 30mm and create a 6 figure Protolene infantry squad in 30mm.
This Kickstarter campaign, with your help, is aiming to bring the Ayame Battle Suit kit, and hopefully its many variants along with some Protolene Infantry into production in 30mm.
The original Ayame design was first conceptualised by our artist Rob Parkinson who was tasked with creating a light mecha that fitted in with the style of the the Dog headed warriors of the Protolene Khanate.
This concept was past to the talented 3d CAD Designer Charles Oines who expanded upon it wonderfully capturing beautifully the Protolene Khanates cast system consisting of stealthy Scouts, hard hitting Hunters, and close combat Predators.
Fast forward 4 years and with your help we now have the opportunity to bring this exquisite design to life scale up in size from the original 15mm to the 30mm.
To start this project we are aiming to fund the production the Ayame Battlesuit kit. This resin kit will consist of;1 set of legs (from 3 variants), 1 torso, 1 60mm base, 1 pair of Hunter particle cannon arms, 1 pair of Scout assault laser arms, and 1 pair of Predator claw arms, giving you the ability to build any one of the Ayame Battlesuit variants. This kits components are pictured as master castings below.
Moving on from here we are looking to expand the campaign to include Protolene Infantry and then stretch to unlock the powerful Ayame Assaultsuits.
The 30mm Ayame Battlesuit Project Plan.
Your pledge corresponds to a specific number of options as reward for supporting this Kickstarter campaign. Initially one option corresponds to a reward of one Ayame Battlesuit, however if we manage to hit certain stretch goals throughout the campaign a larger selection of option choices will become available, furthermore stretch goals will aim to add improved and additional components to the options.
For example; The Battle Pack pledge grants you three options as reward if the project funds successfully, These three options would initiallyallow you to choose three Ayame Battlesuit kits as reward, however if the campaign funds at the Dogs of War level you would be able to mix and match your three option choices between Ayame Battlesuits (1 option each) and 6 figure Protolene infantry squads (1 option each ) in any combination you wish.
Battle Pack pledges will receive 3 options to be used at the completion of the campaign
War Pack pledges will receive 9 options to be used at the completion of the campaign
Khan pledges will receive 18 options to be used at the completion of the campaign
Our initial goal for this campaign is £4000.00. If we can attract enough pledges we will expand the project into the following stretch goals.
All Ayame Battlesuit kits will be upgraded to include a 60mm diameter cast resin scenic base.
We will create a 6 figure Protolene Infantry Squad, comprising of a Leader miniature, 3 Rifles armed miniatures, 1 Assault Laser armed miniature and 1 Particle Cannon armed miniature which will be available as 1 option.
We will offer as 1 option choice each the Scout, Hunter, Predator Assault Suits as part of the campaign rewards.
All Hunter and Scout Assault suits will now include the comms array components as a free upgrade.
…More stretch goals TBA.
As the project progresses we will make additional purchase items available to all pledge levels.
Adding to you pledge
If you wish to add any of the additional purchases to you pledge all you need to do is increase the amount of your pledge by the amount of the additional items listed below.
At the end of this campaign we will contact you with a survey to ascertain which items you require for the additional amount pledged.
You have pledged £30 for the Battle Pack pledge and wish to add 2 additional Ayame Battlesuits listed at £10 each. Click "manage your pledge" button and increase you pledge amount to the new total.
In this case it would be;
Battle Pack pledge £30 + 2 x additional Ayame Battlesuits £20 for a total of £50.
Once you have finished making you pledge alterations submit the details.
Additional Buys List
Ayame kit (Any unlocked Variant) - £10.00
Ayame Arms (1 Matched Pair) - £3.00
Thanks for your Support, Craig & Dale at Critical Mass Games
Risks and challenges
In any project where freelance talent is involved there is always the potential for unforeseen circumstances to push back the production schedule. Where possible we minimise this by conducting works in-house allowing us to rapidly respond.
Sculpting - We have an established working relationship with our freelance sculpting team and are able to work together in a timely fashion to rectify any issues that may arise.
Metal Mould Making - This work will be contracted out to professionals who we have worked with in the past and offer a reliable service.
Resin Mould Making - Dale has specialised in resin mould making for the last 20 years creating any moulds that are needed in house.
Metal Casting - Carried out by Craig in house who has 10 years experience with casting white metal.
Resin Casting - Carried out by Dale in house who has 20 years experience with vacuum and pressure casting.
Shipping - Shipping is always a concern, so we are offering free worldwide to help you help us.
Shipping Dates - Whilst we will do our very best to meet our estimated shipping dates there is always the potential with a project of this type where the required quantities involved by all the backers may exceed expectations. If this is the case we will work to keep backers informed of our progress through regular updates and expedite the work to completion.
Campaign management - Critical Mass Games has successfully completed the ZAS 15mm Mercs Campaign. This project funded at over 700% of it's initial target, it taught us many things regarding the running of a Kickstarter campaign.
The project was completed and delivered to all our backers in a timely fashion.
- (28 days)