An iconic moment in any sport can remain etched in our minds for decades, reminding us of the breathtaking play or even an entire unbelievable game. Imagine being able to capture those legendary moments in miniature action figures.
‘Cricket Miniatures’ is our first endeavor to bring such moments to life from the iconic game of cricket. Standing tall at 90~100 mm, every miniature is a sports action pose, representing batting stroke-play, bowling posture or fielding action. Use them as world cup souvenirs, tournament trophies or just collectible items.
Fan feedback :
"Loved the miniatures. Nice collection! They represent the spirit of the game." - Sumit
"Haven't seen anything like this before! It would be the best gift for a die-hard cricket fan." - Chandan
The objective of this kick starter campaign is to connect with cricket fans as well as early adopters of 3D printing. This campaign gives us an opportunity to build a community that can help us validate and refine the ideas with their feedback.
By pledging for this campaign you are giving us an opportunity to develop and add more exciting poses & player options in our portfolio. Your feedback will help us improve the designs and our services.
We believe that a successful campaign is more than just a fund raiser. It is a testimony that the idea is exciting as well as commercially viable.
Why 3D Printing:
These miniatures are digitally modelled and brought to life using 3D printing. This gives us the flexibility to offer variety of player / poses and stroke play options. With 3D printing we do not have to worry about minimum order quantity or entry barriers of mass production.
Our backers, on the other hand, will have the flexibility to choose from a variety of player/pose/ color options. They can also opt for DIY digital file or go for a 3D printed finished product.
So far we have created and tested following players and poses. Click on the 3D preview and check out our models.
Following strokes and player actions have been completed or are in pipe-line:
- Batsman - Maxima, Straight Drive, Pull, Square Cut, Hook, Cover Drive, Runner
- Bowler - Fast bowler, Spinner action
- Wicket Keeper - Standard pose, Catch, Run out action
- Accessories - Cricket Helmet
Color & Material Options:
Each design is available in following two material options – white plastic and full color sandstone.
White – Strong and flexible plastic printed with an SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) process that uses a laser to fuse together nylon powder. This material is incredibly versatile, and is used for a wide variety of applications, from iPhone cases to jewelry, remote controlled quad-copters to wearable bikinis. The miniature gets a smooth finish in white.
Full Color - Produced on Z-Corp printers, this is the only option available for full-color 3D prints. Models are created by printing binder material and colored ink layer-by-layer into a bed of gypsum-based powder. Colors are made with textures that are uploaded along with the model file. The final product is a hard, brittle material that works great for figurines and visual models.
- # 1 Recognition Reward $ 5 AUD
- # 2 Digital downloads $ 10 AUD
- # 3 3D Printed Cricket Helmet $ 35 AUD
- # 4 3D Printed Miniature Figurine $ 50 AUD
- # 5 Customized Tournament Trophy $ 125 AUD
Reward # 1 : Thank You !
Every contribution towards achieving our goal is important. This is a recognition reward for those who want to contribute to the project but do not intend to buy any miniature. We thank-you for supporting the project. In return , we will publish your name in Kick starter backer Hall of Fame on our website.
Reward # 2 - Digital Downloads
Get a fully editable 3D printable STL file that you can print on your 3D printer or get it from your local service provider. Print, paint and have fun with the miniature. We will send you link to download the file. Pick from a variety of 3D printable cricket player poses.
What you get:
- 1X Fully Editable 3D Printable STL file
Reward # 3 - 3D Printed Cricket Helmet
Get a 3D printed customizable miniature cricket helmet
What you get:
- 1X 3D Printed Miniature cricket helmet
- In your choice of color
- In your choice of text
- Specs in cm:7.5 w x 7.7 d x 8.2 h
Reward # 4 - 3D Printed Miniature Collectible
Get a 3D printed miniature of your choice in white or full color. You can select from a variety of batsman stroke plays, wicket keeper poses and bowler poses.
What you get:
- 1X 3D Printed Miniature
- Choose from 8-10 miniature options
- In White or Full Color
You can combine 2 orders and get a rival play-off. This can be created by combining 2 different players (batsman and wicket-keeper). Further, by customizing colors in rival teams every miniature will have a unique story to tell. Imagine being able to replicate India-Pakistan, Australia-New Zealand or England-Australia rivalries in these miniature play-offs.
Reward # 5 - Custom Miniature Tournament Trophy / Branded Promotional Gift Item
Whats more, you can use these as tournament trophies or branded sports merchandise. We will give you an option to add your own custom text, company or team logo along with miniature in colors that you want.
Get a 3D printed miniature of your choice in fully customized colors that uniquely represent your cricket league or corporate tournament. This comes with an acrylic miniature display box with custom branding (logo and text). We will work with you closely to make sure the trophy is really unique.
What you get:
- 1X 3D Printed Miniature Figurine
- In your custom color / theme choice
- 1X Acrylic trophy display box
- Custom branding (logo & text of choice) on the display box
We are working on a front-end for end-users so that it is very easy for you to select poses and customize colors. We created demo screenshots so that you understand how the pose and color selection will work in 3 simple steps (check out stretch goals section).
Here's a sneak peek of some color options. We will try to align them with the colors of participating nations of Cricket World Cup 2015 as much as possible . Dual color options will also be there.
Note that due to copy right issues, we will NOT offer country / team / player names or any logos for that matter during the color selection. You can however choose the colors that resemble your favorite teams the most and later on add team / player name to make your miniature really unique (possible by just using a marker or a sticker).
Additional funds generated over and above our campaign target will go towards our stretch goals.
How funds will be utilized:
- Developing new poses
- Cost of 3D printing
- Coloring / Texturing
- Shipping costs
$ 5,000 AUD - Cricket Miniatures App
An app that lets you select, customize and preview 3D models before placing order online in 3 simple steps:
Who We Are:
iPlay4Keeps is a Singapore based start-up venture focusing on creative applications of 3D Printing. 'Cricket Miniatures' is our first endeavor to bring sports action to life in the form of miniature figures and sports merchandise and goods.
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Risks and challenges
Though we have anticipated and planned for all circumstances, we foresee following risks.
1. Project delay risk : There may be a delay in the designing of new poses which will limit our ability to offer comprehensive choices to kick starters. However, since we already have couple of designs and poses ready, we do not foresee this to be a major hurdle. We should be able to roll out fulfillment with lower number of choices if our design stage gets delayed.
2. Logistics risk: The full color material is slightly brittle in nature and may break during 3D printing or shipment process. We are making sure that the 3D printing service provider gives us early feedback on the potential risks in design and ensures appropriate packaging.
3. 3D Print-ability of complex parts: There are some parts like helmet wire frames which are not 3D printable because of thickness. To avoid this we are not including complex parts in our miniature poses.
Overall, we have put together a crack team and partnered with reliable services providers to make sure we achieve the goals and are able to fulfill rewards of this campaign in time and to the best of quality.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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