Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
A range of Wild West 28mm scale white metal Cowboy Orcs for miniature wargaming, skirmishing and RPG's.
A range of Wild West 28mm scale white metal Cowboy Orcs for miniature wargaming, skirmishing and RPG's.
97 backers pledged £2,848 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

28mm Scale White Metal Wild West Cowboy Orc Miniatures project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

£2,848

97

With your help we aim to bring out our first range of miniatures starting with this project - 7 Cowboy Orcs.

All of the miniatures have been sculpted, master moulded and master figures cast and now we need your help to make the production moulds and cover casting costs. 

Without using Kickstarter it would take many months to do this ourselves and we dont want you to have to wait that long!

The Rewards

£1 Pledge - no reward with this pledge. Just our eternal thanks for helping us achieve our target.

Add on pack 1 - Weapons - £2.00 per pack of 8 resin weapons and equipment.

No extra shipping charges if added onto a pledge of £4.00 or more.

Single Figure - £4.00 plus shipping costs. You choose any 1 single unpainted figure from the set of 7. If you want more than one figure use this reward to pledge multiple times.

Single figure shipping costs -

UK - £1.00

Europe -£4.00

Rest of the World - £4.00

Set of 7 Unpainted - £22.00 plus shipping costs. You get all 7 unpainted figures.

UK - £3.00

Europe - £5.00

Rest of the World - £8.00

Set of 7 Painted - £60.00 plus shipping costs. You get all 7 figures painted by Jeff Davies. The figures will be painted in the same colours as in our photographs.

UK - £3.00

Europe - £5.00

Rest of the World - £8.00

Name a Cowboy Orc- £50.00 plus shipping costs. You get to choose the name of one Cowboy Orc and will receive a painted version of that figure plus a complete unpainted set of all 7.

The name you choose will be used on all future packaging and promotional materials. Please try to give the name a Wild West theme and keep it child friendly! Other than that its your choice - you could name them after yourself, a friend or family member.

UK - £3.00

Europe - £5.00

Rest of the World - £8.00

Time to introduce the boys -

Cowboy Orc 1 - Big Arnie

Big Arnie is our leader of the gang, armed with a single pistol and always ready to quick draw - possibly the fastest Orc in the West? Single piece casting.

Cowboy Orc 2 - ????

Cowboy Orc 2's weapons of choice are 2 pistols - its good to have a spare! Single piece casting.

 Cowboy Orc 3 - ????

Cowboy Orc 3 also has 2 pistols and is always ready for action. Single piece casting.

Cowboy Orc 4 - ????

Cowboy Orc 4 is armed with a rifle and is the sharpshooter of the group with his long boomstick! Single piece casting.

 Cowboy Orc 5 - ????

Cowboy Orc 5 has a pistol in one hand and a sawn-off shotgun in the other - a deadly combination. Two piece casting - pistol arm separate so some assembly required.

Cowboy Orc 6 - ????

Cowboy Orc 6 is loading his sawn-off shotgun affectionately named 'Nostrils' and has a holstered pistol as his backup. Single piece casting.

 Cowboy Orc 7 - ????

Cowboy Orc 7 is 'fanning' his pistol making lead fly in all directions. Two piece casting - forearms with pistol separate so some assembly required.

The Sculptor

All figures have been sculpted by the mightily talented Dave Stone of Wargames Terrain Workshop who from a very limited brief by us has created these stunning figures.

Dave will be helping us to expand the range after the success of this Kickstarter - mounted versions of the original 7 riding bison are already in the early sculpting stages and we have plans for more Orcs and other races.

Moulds and Casting

All mould making and casting so far has been done by Ellen and Garry at Sgts Mess and they will be providing production moulds and casting once the Kickstarter is funded.

Painting

All our Cowboy Orcs you see on this Kickstarter have been brilliantly painted by Jeff Davies who will also be painting the models for the pledges.

Size Comparisons and Gaming Suggestions

We have described these as 28mm scale but perhaps 'Heroic' 28mm scale would be more appropriate as these boys are big - as Orcs should be compared to humans.

The figures measure approximately 28mm from base to eye.

Here are some comparison shots taken with Great Escape Games Dead Mans Hand miniatures painted by Gary.

These figures should fit in nicely with any 28mm scale gaming system. We have been play testing our Cowboy Orcs using Dead Mans Hand rules, 7 figures constitutes a gang with these rules, and we have been having fun creating our own stats and making the Orcs not very accurate at shooting but deadly hand to hand.

We think our boys will be equally at home in the Malifaux world, something different for Legends of the Old West or even an alternative option for sci-fant.

 More photos

A couple of photographs showing our Orcs and the excellent resin terrain pieces made by Dave Stone and his company Wargames Terrain Workshop. These and many other terrain pieces are available to buy direct from Dave at 

http://wargamesterrainworkshop.co.uk/

More photos of mounted Big Arnie & Brothers Gwimm

A few more images of the stretch goal figures. These are the actual resin items you will receive.

Paypal

If you want to support this project but cannot do it through Kickstarter you can make a pledge via paypal by emailing us at miniaturemenandcomponents@virginmedia.com

We would like to thank -

Dave Stone for the wonderful sculpting and advice given over the past year. He's brought our ideas into existance.

Ellen and Garry at Sgts Mess for making the moulds, casting our Cowboys and answering all our numerous questions with the patience of saints!

Jeff Davies for his inspiration and bringing them to life with his brushes.

Stuart at Great Escape Games for allowing us to use photographs of his excellent range of miniatures and all his support.

4Ground for allowing us to use their buildings in the photographs.

Freesfx site where we found a catchy tune for the video - http://www.freesfx.co.uk

Finally, and most importantly, thankyou to George Arnold Shillingford for the inspiration for this range and the reason why we named our first cowboy Big Arnie. Miss you Dad.

Facebook

You can find Miniaturemen on Facebook - just click the link below

http://www.facebook.com/miniaturemen07


Risks and challenges

We have aimed to eliminate as many problems as possible before launching this Kickstarter by having all of the major work already done, the figures have been sculpted and we have the master figures ready to go into production. We have kept the Kickstarter simple and have not added any stretch goals to avoid any delays and make the project a success.
Once funded we aim to despatch all rewards by Friday 30th October 2015 - we hope to be able to send them out before this date.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge £1 or more About $1.56

    No reward except a massive thankyou for your support in helping us get our first range off the ground!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    2 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge £2 or more About $3.12

    Add on pack 1 - Weapons
    One set of 8 resin weapons - rifle, shotgun, two revolvers, 2 revolvers in holsters and two empty holsters.
    No extra shipping charges if added on to an existing pledge of £4.00 or more.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge £3 or more About $5

    Add on pack 2 - Heads
    one set of 5 resin Orc heads wearing Cowboy hats.
    No extra shipping charges if added on to an existing pledge of £4.00 or more.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge £4 or more About $6

    One unpainted Cowboy Orc miniature chosen from any of the 7. If you would like more than one figure please use this reward for multiple pledges.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    7 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge £22 or more About $34

    One unpainted set of all 7 Cowboy Orc miniatures.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    78 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Reward no longer available

    Pledge £50 or more About $78

    Name Cowboy Orc 2.
    Your chance to name a unique cowboy miniature and receive a painted version plus a full unpainted set.
    We will use this name on all future packaging and promotional materials.
    You can choose any name - ideally keeping in with the cowboy theme - and please remember to keep it clean!
    You will receive a painted version of Cowboy Orc 2 (painted by Jeff Davies who has done all our Cowboy Orcs you see in the photos) and a full set of 7 unpainted Cowboy Orcs.
    The painted Cowboy Orc will be the same as in the photographs.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 1 backer
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Reward no longer available

    Pledge £50 or more About $78

    Name Cowboy Orc 3.
    Your chance to name a unique cowboy miniature and receive a painted version plus a full unpainted set.
    We will use this name on all future packaging and promotional materials.
    You can choose any name - ideally keeping in with the cowboy theme - and please remember to keep it clean!
    You will receive a painted version of Cowboy Orc 2 (painted by Jeff Davies who has done all our Cowboy Orcs you see in the photos) and a full set of 7 unpainted Cowboy Orcs.
    The painted Cowboy Orc will be the same as in the photographs

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 1 backer
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Reward no longer available

    Pledge £50 or more About $78

    Name Cowboy Orc 4.
    Your chance to name a unique cowboy miniature and receive a painted version plus a full unpainted set.
    We will use this name on all future packaging and promotional materials.
    You can choose any name - ideally keeping in with the cowboy theme - and please remember to keep it clean!
    You will receive a painted version of Cowboy Orc 2 (painted by Jeff Davies who has done all our Cowboy Orcs you see in the photos) and a full set of 7 unpainted Cowboy Orcs.
    The painted Cowboy Orc will be the same as in the photographs

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 1 backer
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Reward no longer available

    Pledge £50 or more About $78

    Name Cowboy Orc 5.
    Your chance to name a unique cowboy miniature and receive a painted version plus a full unpainted set.
    We will use this name on all future packaging and promotional materials.
    You can choose any name - ideally keeping in with the cowboy theme - and please remember to keep it clean!
    You will receive a painted version of Cowboy Orc 2 (painted by Jeff Davies who has done all our Cowboy Orcs you see in the photos) and a full set of 7 unpainted Cowboy Orcs.
    The painted Cowboy Orc will be the same as in the photographs

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 1 backer
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Reward no longer available

    Pledge £50 or more About $78

    Name Cowboy Orc 6.
    Your chance to name a unique cowboy miniature and receive a painted version plus a full unpainted set.
    We will use this name on all future packaging and promotional materials.
    You can choose any name - ideally keeping in with the cowboy theme - and please remember to keep it clean!
    You will receive a painted version of Cowboy Orc 2 (painted by Jeff Davies who has done all our Cowboy Orcs you see in the photos) and a full set of 7 unpainted Cowboy Orcs.
    The painted Cowboy Orc will be the same as in the photographs

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 1 backer
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Reward no longer available

    Pledge £50 or more About $78

    Name Cowboy Orc 7.
    Your chance to name a unique cowboy miniature and receive a painted version plus a full unpainted set.
    We will use this name on all future packaging and promotional materials.
    You can choose any name - ideally keeping in with the cowboy theme - and please remember to keep it clean!
    You will receive a painted version of Cowboy Orc 2 (painted by Jeff Davies who has done all our Cowboy Orcs you see in the photos) and a full set of 7 unpainted Cowboy Orcs.
    The painted Cowboy Orc will be the same as in the photographs

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 1 backer
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Reward no longer available

    Pledge £60 or more About $94

    One set of all 7 Cowboy Orc miniatures painted by Jeff Davies who has done all our Cowboy Orcs you see in the photos. Figures will be painted as in photos.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 2 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)