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With Mounted Heroes you can imagine your own mounted miniature and make it real through 3D printing

With Mounted Heroes you will be able to create millions of different miniatures by combining 3D modeled elements in our miniature creator. After customizing it, we will order your figure and you will receive it 3D printed in a few days.

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  • Fully customizable fantasy miniatures and its mounts.
  • Two different 3D printing materials to choose.
  • Miniatures with high level of detail.
  • Online miniature creator where you can already customize the Orc, the Human and the Mounts.
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Mounted Heroes works with a web application from which you can select the different families of miniatures that you want to customize. Items are displayed and can be combined through a 3D viewer made in WebGL that allows you to see the customization process in a fast and comfortable way. Once your miniature is finished you can save it in your favorite list and create your own collection – which you can modify at any time and share it with other users – or you can order it and you will receive it 3D printed in a few days.

In Mounted Heroes miniature creator you can choose race, facial expression, pose, mount, weapons, equipment and clothing. You can combine an armor with different helmets, shoulder pads, pants, boots and even select the shape of the base. You can also customize the mounts by selecting an armor. Mounted Heroes miniatures can be printed on foot or riding one of the mounts. For instance, you could customize the same human knight on foot and mounted so you can use both figures in your favorite wargame as a unique character.

Mounted Heroes miniatures are 3D modeled with exchangeable high level of detail elements. They are perfect for wargaming and painting.

At the moment, we have designed and modeled two races: humans and orcs, each of with comes with four poses and multiple components. We have also designed and modeled six mounts, three for each race, and they also include different armors.

The first figure that our team developed for Mounted Heroes was the human knight. With the idea of creating to antagonist characters, humans an orcs, our team designed the human as an honorable knight covered by a powerful and elaborate ornate armor. The human knight is inspired by the gothic knights of XV and XVI centuries and the Spanish Infantry of the time but with a fantasy touch of our own.

Concept art and 3D model of the Human Knight.
Concept art and 3D model of the Human Knight.
3D Modeled Human Knights
3D Modeled Human Knights

We chose a Horse, a Griffin and a Dragon for the human mounts and we designed an armor for each of them inspired by the horses armor of XVI and XVI centuries.

3D modeled Human Knight mounted on Dragon.
3D modeled Human Knight mounted on Dragon.
Concept art of the Horse, the Griffin and the Dragon.
Concept art of the Horse, the Griffin and the Dragon.
3D modeled Dragon, Horse and Griffin.
3D modeled Dragon, Horse and Griffin.

We wanted the orc warrior to be a fierce, agressive and bloodthirsty creature. If the human knight represented honor and courage, the orc should be a ferocious fighter with a barbarian appearance.

We chose to make for him rusty iron armors, filled with spikes, chains and skulls.

Concept art and 3D model of the Orc Warrior.
Concept art and 3D model of the Orc Warrior.
3D modeled Orc Warriors.
3D modeled Orc Warriors.

For the orc warrior we designed two fantasy wargames traditional mounts, the Wyvern and the Boar, but we also wanted to create our own mount, so we designed the Lizarodon, based on a combination between a lizard and a viper.

3D modeled Orc Warrior mounted on Wyvern.
3D modeled Orc Warrior mounted on Wyvern.
Concep art of the Boar, the Lizarodon and the Wyvern.
Concep art of the Boar, the Lizarodon and the Wyvern.
3D modeled Wyvern, Boar and Lizarodon.
3D modeled Wyvern, Boar and Lizarodon.

3D printing is currently going through an exciting time. There are more and more 3D printers and materials to choose from and the quality of the printers is increasing everyday while the price per copy is reducing considerably.

In Imagine 3D Miniatures we believe is time to make use of this technology. Our commitment is to bring the design of 3D models to a new level, offering originality and quality in the design, and allowing the consumer to interact and bring imagination into the final product configuration.

With Mounted Heroes we intend to carry on this philosophy, designing high quality miniatures of great detail that will allow the customer to appreciate the work and dedication employed to perform them. We want that our  miniatures combine the creativity of the customer and the quality of Imagine 3D Miniatures.

3D printing certainly has advantages over traditional miniatures. In addition to customization, it allows to rescale the miniatures, include articulated parts and create other that for its complexity would be impossible to perform with traditional injection molding plastic parts.

Shapeways is Mounted Heroes 3D printing provider. This company is specialized in 3D printing and allows us to offer highly detailed miniatures in different materials. Once you have customized your Mounted Heroes miniature you are able to order printing it directly from the miniature creator and choose one of the two materials available. 

We offer 3D printing in two materials that have different prices and definition and which we have checked that our miniatures are correctly printed in.

White or black Plastic, with a little rough surface, it has a lower level of detail. Its main advantage is its price, more affordable. This plastic is not suitable for small details, so we don’t recommend it for miniatures on foot. However, we recommend it for mounts because it is cheaper than the other material.

Griffin printed in Strong & Flexible Plastic.
Griffin printed in Strong & Flexible Plastic.
Dragon printed in Strong & Flexible Plastic.
Dragon printed in Strong & Flexible Plastic.

Transparent material with high level of detail, which favors miniature painting and greatly improves its finish. We recommend it for printing on foot miniatures, because this plastic retains even the most sensitive details. The Mounts, however, although they have a great finish, also result in a slightly higher price than the previous  material.

Human Knight printed in Frosted Ultra Detail.
Human Knight printed in Frosted Ultra Detail.
Orc Warrior printed in Frosted Ultra Detail.
Orc Warrior printed in Frosted Ultra Detail.
Boar printed in Frosted Ultra Detail.
Boar printed in Frosted Ultra Detail.
Wyvern printed in Frosted Ultra Detail.
Wyvern printed in Frosted Ultra Detail.
Details come out when a base coat is applied
Details come out when a base coat is applied

This image has been taken from a video review that news site Talk Wargaming made about Mounted Heroes. In it you can see the full process of customization and the final 3D printed miniature.

All materials are suitable for painting, but the most recommended  for painters is the Frosted Ultra Detail material, because of its great detail and smooth surface.

Orc printed in Frosted Ultra Detail, Lizarodon printed in Strong & Flexible Plastic.
Orc printed in Frosted Ultra Detail, Lizarodon printed in Strong & Flexible Plastic.
Human printed in Frosted Ultra Detail, Dragon printed in Strong & Flexible Plastic.
Human printed in Frosted Ultra Detail, Dragon printed in Strong & Flexible Plastic.

All the miniatures can be exchanged for miniatures of the unlocked races of the same or less value. 

With our main funding goal, Humans, Orcs and six mounts – Dragon, Griffin and Horse for the Human and Wyvern, Lizarodon and Boar for the Orc – will be available in our online store. Once we have reached it, the next races and mounts can be unlocked.

Imagine 3D Miniatures is a studio of miniature design, 3D modeling and tabletop gaming development. Our goal is to bring 3D printing to the world of miniatures and gaming.

We are a group of enthusiastic professionals, fans of the miniatures, miniature painting and tabletop games, dedicated to our passion.  

We have been working on this project for over a year and we have tested the miniatures and the system to compose them. Now we have everything ready to model and print the miniatures for you.

We also count with the 3D printing company Shapeways that is the best partner to assure you the required quality and service.

Our team is composed by 3D modelers, illustrators, designers and computer programmers, working together to bring alive this complex and ambitious project.

David Pérez is the CEO of Imagine 3D Miniatures. He is our thinking head and a History lover.
David Pérez is the CEO of Imagine 3D Miniatures. He is our thinking head and a History lover.
Sara Amanda de Garay is our 3D Art Director and the soul of our team. She is specialized in VFX and loves fantasy movies.
Sara Amanda de Garay is our 3D Art Director and the soul of our team. She is specialized in VFX and loves fantasy movies.
Estela Villas is our Art Director. She develops all our concept art and illustrations and she is specialized in fantasy creature design.
Estela Villas is our Art Director. She develops all our concept art and illustrations and she is specialized in fantasy creature design.
Antonio Acosta is our CTO. Responsible of the development of the website and the miniature creator.
Antonio Acosta is our CTO. Responsible of the development of the website and the miniature creator.
Ana Capdepón is our communication manager. She is responsible of all the audiovisual material of Mounted Heroes.
Ana Capdepón is our communication manager. She is responsible of all the audiovisual material of Mounted Heroes.

We have been working very hard the last year to create a system that allows miniature customization, developing the web app, modeling our first miniatures and testing them with different 3D printing materials. 

Your support will allow us to improve the miniature creator and the web app, to set the online shop, and, what is most important, to model as many more races and mounts as possible before launching the project. 

Although it is not the purpose of this Kickstarter, your support will encourage us to keep working in an evolutionary tabletop game that will use the benefits of 3D printing and miniature customization. 

With your support, you will  help us release the following 28mm miniatures:

  • Fourteen different races with four poses and five armor sets each.
  • A new set for the Human: Wizard.
  • A new set for the Orcs:Chaman.
  • Gender for all races.  
  • Thirty seven Mounts.
  • Three Creatures.

The more funding we receive, the more races we can release. 

Help us make this project a reality!!

    

Risks and challenges

We have already completed two races, six mounts and multiple interchangeable components for each. Complete drawings of the new races and sketches of the new mounts are finished, the web application is in beta and our team operating at full capacity.

But we know we have many challenges to deal with:

Our design and 3d modeling team must find a balance between the details we want to show in our miniatures and the possibility of printing. We must choose the races, poses, figures and armor which better results will be obtained and acceptance for our customers. We must design miniatures that really take advantage of 3d printing technology as for example mobile parts.

We must find the way to be in touch with our customers to transfer their likes and requirements to our modeling and production process, we have to promote our products and website to reach as many people as possible and implementing sales models that are attractive to them.

Our team of computer programmers has the challenge to make a visually attractive web application that allows customization of the miniatures in an easy and fun way, besides we must complete the integration with our supplier to improve both productivity and customer service.

There are other challenges related with 3d printing technology. We must keep searching for new materials to print our miniatures, with more resistance, more detail and less cost.

There are many challenges but we know that with effort and dedication we can overcoming them.

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    STRONG & FLEXIBLE PLASTIC HORSE - Receive one horse in Strong & Flexible Plastic (white or black). You will be able to customize it in our web application and select the components of your choice.
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    STRONG & FLEXIBLE PLASTIC BOAR - Receive one boar in Strong & Flexible Plastic (white or black). You will be able to customize it in our web application and select the components of your choice.
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    HUMAN KNIGHT - Receive one Human 28mm-30mm Miniature printed in Frosted Ultra Detail Material.You will be able to customize it in our web application and select the components of your choice.
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    ORC WARRIOR - Receive one Orc 28mm-30mm Miniature printed in Frosted Ultra Detail Material.You will be able to customize it in our web application and select the components of your choice.
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    STRONG & FLEXIBLE PLASTIC LIZARODON - Receive one lizarodon in Strong & Flexible Plastic (white or black). You will be able to customize it in our web application and select the components of your choice.
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    HUMAN KNIGHT ON STRONG & FLEXIBLE PLASTIC HORSE - Receive one human 28mm-30mm Miniature printed in Frosted Ultra Detail Material, and one horse in Strong & Flexible Plastic (white or black). You will be able to customize them in our web application and select the components of your choice.
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    STRONG & FLEXIBLE PLASTIC GRIFFIN - Receive one griffin in Strong & Flexible Plastic (white or black). You will be able to customize it in our web application and select the components of your choice.
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    ORC WARRIOR ON STRONG & FLEXIBLE PLASTIC WILD BOAR - Receive one Orc 28mm-30mm Miniature printed in Frosted Ultra Detail Material, and one wild boar in Strong & Flexible Plastic (white or black).You will be able to customize them in our web application and select the components of your choice.
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    STRONG & FLEXIBLE PLASTIC WYVERN - Receive one wyvern in Strong & Flexible Plastic (white or black). You will be able to customize it in our web application and select the components of your choice.
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    ORC WARRIOR ON STRONG & FLEXIBLE PLASTIC LIZARODON - Receive one Orc 28mm-30mm Miniature printed in Frosted Ultra Detail Material, and one lizarodon in Strong & Flexible Plastic (white or black).You will be able to customize them in our web application and select the components of your choice.
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    HUMAN KNIGHT ON STRONG & FLEXIBLE PLASTIC DRAGON - Receive one human 28mm-30mm Miniature printed in Frosted Ultra Detail Material, and one dragon in Strong & Flexible Plastic (white or black). You will be able to customize them in our web application and select the components of your choice.
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    ORC WARRIOR ON STRONG & FLEXIBLE PLASTIC WYVERN - Receive one Orc 28mm-30mm Miniature printed in Frosted Ultra Detail Material, and one wyvern in Strong & Flexible Plastic (white or black).You will be able to customize them in our web application and select the components of your choice.
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    HUMAN KNIGHT PACK- Receive 3 Humans on foot and 3 mounted printed in Frosted Ultra Detail, plus one horse, one griffin and one dragon printed in Strong & Flexible Plastic (white or black). You will be able to customize them in our web application and select the components of your choice.
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    ORC WARRIOR PACK- Receive 3 Orcs on foot and 3 mounted printed in Frosted Ultra Detail, plus one wild boar, one lizarodon and one wyvern printed in Strong & Flexible Plastic (white or black). You will be able to customize them in our web application and select the components of your choice.
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    HUMAN KNIGHT PACK HIGH DETAIL- Receive 3 Humans on foot and 3 mounted printed in Frosted Ultra Detail, plus one horse, one griffin and one dragon printed in Frosted Ultra Detail . You will be able to customize them in our web application and select the components of your choice.
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    ORC WARRIOR PACK HIGH DETAIL- Receive 3 Orcs on foot and 3 mounted printed in Frosted Ultra Detail, plus one wild boar, one lizarodon and one wyvern printed in Frosted Ultra Detail. You will be able to customize them in our web application and select the components of your choice.
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    FULL PACK - Receive 3 Humans on foot, 3 Humans mounted, 3 Orcs on foot and 3 Orcs Mounted, printed in Frosted Ultra Detail, plus one horse, one griffin, one dragon, one wild boar, one lizarodon and one wyvern printed in Strong & Flexible Plastic (white or black). You will be able to customize them in our web application and select the components of your choice.
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    FULL PACK HIGH DETAIL- Receive 3 Humans on foot, 3 Humans mounted, 3 Orcs on foot and 3 Orcs Mounted, printed in Frosted Ultra Detail, plus one horse, one griffin, one dragon, one wild boar, one lizarodon and one wyvern printed in Frosted Ultra Detail. You will be able to customize them in our web application and select the components of your choice.
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    SPECIAL PACK - Receive 3 Humans on foot, 3 Humans mounted, 3 Orcs on foot and 3 Orcs Mounted, printed in Frosted Ultra Detail, plus one horse, one griffin, one dragon, one wild boar, one lizarodon and one wyvern printed in Frosted Ultra Detail.
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Funding period

- (30 days)