The most unexpected enemy! The cruelest, most vindictive, and most surprising foes to challenge your players on the tabletop. No collection is complete without the novelty of a band of Killer Rabbits!
The Origin Story:
I went to visit my sculptor Drew Day Williams at his Satyr Art Studio, to deliver some sketches and talk idea for my upcoming Triumph of Death II Kickstarter. On Drew's work bench I noticed print-outs of medieval drawings beside a small batch of tiny little rabbit soldier sculptures. By noticed, I mean I am a super curious sort that is always digging around the cool stuff in Drew's studio. I had to ask- What's up with the rabbits, doc?
Drew Shrugged, "I just like medieval marginalia so much, and I always wanted to make a set of Killer Rabbits." Nobody else was doing them. And they needed to be done."
At that point I became super enthusiastic, "Dude! You have GOT to get these into peoples hands- You should make a Kickstarter for them."
"Oh, I suppose." Drew groaned**, "But I've never made a Kickstarter before. I've only sold my work for others' Kickstarters (like yours) up 'till now. Got any advice?"
Now, I couldn't let that line go unchallenged, so I literally clasped my hand on Drew's shoulder, "Don't you worry, Buddy. You finish sculpting these figures, and I'll help you make a Kickstarter for them! The world (read myself as well I am sure others) need these!"
** Groaned may be a bit dramatic, but that's what happens in a retelling.
This modest Kickstarter is for a limited range of small, 25mm-ish scale Killer Rabbits, cast in pewter, in a variety of poses, wielding a variety of weapons all based upon 11-14th century art found in the margins of medieval manuscripts, based on... wait for it... rabbits! Like these images which were used as the concept art for the miniatures.
Drew has already sculpted the base 10 figures thus far, and is poised to sculpt additional miniatures and even vignettes should you the backer build up to those stretch goals!
In the awesome event that all of the planned stretch goals for this Kickstarter campaign be met, Drew will vow** to continue on developing other ranges of designs drawn from the same sources, expanding a line of unique and lively models based on the figures found in medieval manuscripts; the beginnings of Marginalia Miniatures.
** Again, my dramatic embellishment here, but vow sounded so... monk like.
Note: I forgot to set the limit on the Colony painted sets, which was 2. Those have now been backed and are no longer available! Thanks!
Bag Piper Rabbit Green
Drew is busy sculpting up the greens for the additional minis, as well as the unlocked stretch goals. Here's a look at the piper!
Rabbit with greatsword is now sculpted! I love the determined look on that coney's face!
Latest green from Drew- Rabbit with Crossbow
Drew decided that he liked this rabbit pose better than the loading one, so here we are! Those poor bunnies without opposable thumbs.
And here's the three all together !They make a great trio of mayhem.
Hound and Hunter Green!
This one is really one of my favorites! I can't wait to get some paint on him.
Like the slave driver I am, I'm keeping Drew chained to his bench sculpting away at the unlocked stretch goals, so that when the KS completes we can hit the ground running in making molds and casts- and of course to show you all how cool these actually are!
Postage and shipping
Postage is always a huge consideration when it comes to our Kickstarters, and in the past I've always low balled shipping, especially overseas. Since our last Kickstarter postage has gone up, and I've had to adjust my prices a bit to compensate. US shipping will be priority mail, costing $6 or $15, depending on pledge size. Rest of world shipping starts at $14 and goes to $35. for larger pledges the actual shipping costs are higher, but we are amortizing that, because shipping is crazy!
As in the Manuscripts, we've taken the liberty to make our Killer Rabbits "heroic hare"scale 25mm hares. Average height is 20mm to the top of the head with another 5-8mm for ears, depending. Scale wise this puts them in line with most halflings of other ranges. Here are some good comparison scale shots.
Risks and challenges
Risks and challenges
This is my third Kickstarter, so I'm pretty well acquainted with the processes and where the hiccups can happen, and am constantly working to mitigate these factors before they come up.
All the models of the range including initial stretch goals have already been sculpted, with master mold castings vetted and approved for the first set. My caster, Firing Line miniatures makes master molds from RTV instead of vulcanized rubber which greatly mitigates any chances of the master models getting wrecked in the process.
Other than things outside of my control (like a postal strike) we should be good to go! Remember that Kickstarter does not unlock funds until 3 weeks after the Kickstarter succeeds, so that adds to the time I can get models out to you.
PLEASE NOTE: These miniatures are not toys and are not recommended for children under 14 years of age. These miniatures may contain lead which may be harmful if chewed or swallowed.
All miniatures are supplied unpainted, except in noted pledges.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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