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The next generation hobby brush. Innovative, great price and awesome delivery
The next generation hobby brush. Innovative, great price and awesome delivery
1,745 backers pledged £89,609 to help bring this project to life.

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"Next Generation of Hobby Brushes"

"A HAND-PICKED SELECTION OF THE BEST KICKSTARTER PRODUCTS" Kicktop.com

 Our Update One Video: 

 Another Master painter does a review on the Next Generation brushes:

 Hugo with the Games & Gears Ichiban Studio Brushes in action!!

Detailed review on the Games & Gears Ichiban Pro Studio Line form Mini Wargaming! Check it out!

Review from Mini Wargaming!:

 Another review this time from The Shell Case

Click on this image to check out all the works done using Games & Gears Ichiban Studio Pro Line Brushes
Click on this image to check out all the works done using Games & Gears Ichiban Studio Pro Line Brushes
                
Your pledge Reward: Games & Gears Ichiban Pro Studio Line  Brushes, G&G Case, Ichiban G&G DVD, G&G Ichiban Masters Towel Limited edition. All part of your pledge. Super Innovators get two sets of each items
Your pledge Reward: Games & Gears Ichiban Pro Studio Line Brushes, G&G Case, Ichiban G&G DVD, G&G Ichiban Masters Towel Limited edition. All part of your pledge. Super Innovators get two sets of each items

Delivery time: 

First 500 Early Bird Pledges June. Next 1500 pledges September. Next 1500 pledges after that October (so all pledges above 1500). These take longer to make than our Master Hybrid Brushes and is a slow process so there will be finite amount we can make every month. Due to Strict quality guidelines on these and from our experiences we cannot make any more faster that the above. Pledge early to get yours early.

Games & Gears Ichiban Studios Pro Studio Line Brush series have been tested, accredited and we have the seals of approval on our brush line from:  

Master Painter: Aaron Lovejoy: 9 golden demons and one crystal brush. His work has featured in too many places to list or weight here is one of the greats! (he paints for  George R. R. Martin!! so cool!)

 Master Painter: Hugo Matte: features in many media outlet including Games workshop magazine, ForgeWorld website, coolminiornot Annuals and top last 7 days. Also Ichiban Studio's work have been rewarded with 7 Golden Demons and even the prestigious Slayer Sword.  

Master Painter: Lester Bursley: from Awesome Paint Job YouTube tutorial master mind, Golden Demon and crystal brush winner

The Wargamers Consortium: (Too many master painters to list)

The Wargamers Consortium is a group of like minded gamer who come together to promote this hobby through various mediums on the internet. The main goal of the WGC is to inspire people in the hobby and continue on in making gaming a fun and pleasure pass time for everyone. Working with various companies, the WGC strive to spread the work on games and products that would benifit thier community base of hobbyiest and gamers.

The finest quality sable hair, for the best miniature painting experience
The finest quality sable hair, for the best miniature painting experience
Games & Gears Ichiban Studio Pro Series line. Come in four sizes: 00,0,1 & 2
Games & Gears Ichiban Studio Pro Series line. Come in four sizes: 00,0,1 & 2
The handle and chrome ferrule are made of the highest quality metals to bring perfection and excellence
The handle and chrome ferrule are made of the highest quality metals to bring perfection and excellence
Games & Gears Ichiban Pro Studio Line 0 (Hair size 0)
Games & Gears Ichiban Pro Studio Line 0 (Hair size 0)
Games & Gears Ichiban Pro Studio Line 00 (hair size 00)
Games & Gears Ichiban Pro Studio Line 00 (hair size 00)
Games & Gears Ichiban Pro Studio Line 1 (Hair Size 1)
Games & Gears Ichiban Pro Studio Line 1 (Hair Size 1)
Games & Gears Ichiban Pro Studio Line 2 (hair size 2)
Games & Gears Ichiban Pro Studio Line 2 (hair size 2)
Paint with confidence and enjoy the experience with your Games & Gears Ichiban Pro Studio Brush set
Paint with confidence and enjoy the experience with your Games & Gears Ichiban Pro Studio Brush set

The Product:

Hair: High Quality Sable Hair

Ferrule: Silver Chrome

Handle: High Quality Aluminum Handle 

1 set of 4 Next Generation Hobby Brushes (4 Brushes)
1 set of 4 Next Generation Hobby Brushes (4 Brushes)
2 Sets Of 4 Next Generation Hobby Brushes (8 Brushes)
2 Sets Of 4 Next Generation Hobby Brushes (8 Brushes)

All Values are in British Pounds Sterling. All Gears Shop Items for now are set for Estimated Delivery September 2014

 All Gears Shop Items are HEAVILY subsidized and reduced in price thanks to your pledge. The idea is you get more great value for your total pledge. Just add the value to your pledge and after this kickstarter ends we will send you a backers kit to fill in all the details of your order.

Games & Gears Ichiban Pro Studio Pro Line brushes available as singles!!

Games & Gears Diamond File Set: More details and Pictures click here!

Games & Gears Pro Line Case:  For more pictures click here! Can hold up to 4 Games & Gears Ichiban Pro Studio Line Brushes.

Here we get to unlock more products which gets added to your pledge for FREE (Gears) or as an additional optional purchase (Gear Shop). The Gear Shop Unlocks are heavily discounted due to your initial pledge making your total pledge SUPER VALUE for money if you include any unlocked Gear Shop items. It also supports us to innovate these new products with your support. 

 Always wanted to do infantry and vehicle markings? Wanted to do tattoo's or war glyph's/paint on miniatures with intricate design. We have developed the Katana Free Hand Brush. Your essential tool to freehand painting without all the headache. Want to do some decent squad markings? Base markings? You no longer need to be super pro painter to do it with great effect. This new revolutionary tool is designed to allow you to do freehand painting! Now more of us can do what the experts can do and make it look good!

Gear Shop Price:£6.00GBP

 A3 Size (6.00GBP per theme) & A2 Size (10.00GBP). We will be doing them in sets as well for better value. 

Sets:

A3 size set of two: £10.00GBP

A3 Size set of Three: £15.00GBP

A2 Size Set of two: £18.00GBP

A2 Size Set Of three: £27.00GBP 

Games & Gears WGC Battlefields of War Premium Backdrops. High Quality Back Drops. These bad boys are awesome for you to take pictures of your miniatures. We hope with your help these will be the first of many to come.  

Durable, made to last for years. 

Now your armies and miniatures will look immensely cool with pictures taken with this battlefield of war backdrops. We are very excited about this new premium quality line

 This A2 Black Cutting Mat, comes in a slick design. It has a marked slot for you 7th Samurai Brush Stand and also you Hobby Gears Paint Rack, also measurements of miniatures sizes scale for you to check 10mm, 15mm, 28mm, 32mm & 54mm see how big your miniature actually is by laying it down on the mat. It also has one side with the standard measurements which all good cutting mat have. Manufactured using the the best quality materials and print. Pictures coming soon. PRICE: 7.00GBP

 The next generation of our Hobby Gears Paint Racks MK2 Premium Edition. 12" (Inches)  Length. For every gamers hobby table. 

Set of 1 £15.00GBP 

Set of 2 £28.00GBP

Set of 4 £50.00GBP

Tracked Shipping Fee: UK £5.00GBP  Rest Of The World £8.00GBP 

Based on our successful launch of the first version with over 4000 units sold world wide and many hobbyists having it serve them well. We have a newer improved version that can also handle it being roughed up through the post. With all the sides being 4mm approx thick and smaller size in length more durable and tough, you can now custom fit it better to your hobby desk needs.

50grams. 4.00GBP. "The Black Cube"

This new version exclusive to this Kickstarter based on the Games & Gears Masters Soap Brush, is an upgraded version from the highly successful and sought after Games & Gears Masters Brush Soap

 Games & Gears Ichiban Master towel limited edition exclusive to this Kickstarter only! "Everyone needs a towel!"

High quality navy blue. 100% cotton. 500GSM Ring Spun. every backer gets one. Super Innovators get two. 

 Hobby Gears Fine Detail Cutters: Premium Titanized Fine detail cutters which comes in a custom built Games & Gears case (Case Worth 4.00GBP). Stainless steel blades,Durable Titanized stainless steel construction for increased wear resistance Molded plastic grips , cutter,Angled pliers,Blade lock Carrying case with belt loop. 

 This limited edition Games & Gears 7th Samurai Brush Stand is custom made and color code to fit all the Games & Gears Ichiban Studio Pro Line brushes and the Games Gears Ichiban Studio Synthetics. MSRP would be 20.00GBP. Gears Shop Price 17.00GBP when unlocked (including tracked delivery).

  Backers of this kickstarter will be able to download a video made by Hugo from Ichiban Studio The weathering technique video will show case how to make weathering using the Games and Gear Ichiban Synthetic brush line

Estimated Delivery time: September 2014

Games & Gears is famous for their double handed brushes. So how about an aluminium case handle where you can put your brush heads on either side and make your own custom fit dual end brush. The ultimate wet blending brush and for those who want a quick switch to different sizes the Games & Gears Dual End Handle is the perfect fit.

Estimated Delivery Time: September 2014

Games & Gear Ichiban synthetic brush line Size 3 Designed for those painting situations where a natural sable hair brush would be destroyed! Thats right! why revolutionize the industry with a ultimate sable hair when you will also need a synthetic set! Dont worry we got you covered with this synthetic edition of the Ichiban brush. We took the same handle changed its color and replaced the sable hair for the highest quality synthetic hair.

Estimated Delivery Time: September 2014

Backers of this kickstarter will be able to download a video made by Hugo from Ichiban Studio.The Glazing technique video will cover how to achieve really smooth blends using glazing technique. These techniques are ideal for Cloaks, Faces, armour and many more. 

 Estimated Delivery time: September 2014

Games & Gear Ichiban synthetic brush line size 2 Designed for those painting situations where a natural sable hair brush would be destroyed! That's right! why revolutionize the industry with a ultimate sable hair when you will also need a synthetic set! Dont worry we got you covered with this synthetic edition of the Ichiban brush. We took the same handle changed its color and replaced the sable hair for the highest quality synthetic hair. Pictures to come soon

Estimated Delivery Time: September 2014

Backers of this kickstarter will be able to download a video made by Hugo from Ichiban Studio. The Basic brush technique video will cover basic brush and paint aplication techniques that can bennifit any painter. Estimated Delivery time: September 2014

Games & Gear Ichiban synthetic brush line Size 1

Designed for those painting situations where a natural sable hair brush would be destroyed! Thats right! why revolutionize the industry with a ultimate sable hair when you will also need a synthetic set! Dont worry we got you covered with this synthetic edition of the Ichiban brush. we took the same handle changed its color and replaced the sable hair for the highest quality synthetic hair.

Estimated Delivery Time: September 2014

The ulitmate brush case for your Games & Gears Ichiban Pro Studio Line Brushes. For more pictures click here. This high quality slick Games & Gears case is designed to protect, store and transport your brushes. Once this is unlocked it will be part of your pledge for free!

If you are a "The Super Innovator" Pledger you get 2 for free!

Who are Games & Gears?

We are leading manufacturers of some very successful brush lines. It was kickstarter last year with our first Brush kickstarter project that brought life to our products and company much thanks to the gaming community. We have made and sold to date over 120000 brushes in less than a year. With hundreds of miniature painters sharing their miniature painting works with our brushes via our facebook albums 1, 2 3, & lots more. With thousands of consumer experiencing our brushes already we are excited to launch this project! Since then we have delivered on time on our past kicstarter, Our battle board kickstarter is kicking on time. So we are proud to be one of the very few kickstarters to be able to deliver all our projects on time. We can do this because we control and manage every step from product creation to manufacturing to shipping. Pledge with confidence. 

Who is ICHIBAN STUDIO?

Ichiban Studio is a miniature painting studio that was started back in 2012. The Goal of the Studio are simple to provide a commission painting service for people wanting miniature painted above the traditional table top standard and also to share painting techniques via the media of youtube. After 3 years the studio was able to build a strong reputation in the community and help many hobbyist better them self in the art of painting.  During this journey Hugo Matte the man behind Ichiban Studio also was on a mission the better him self as a painter, day by day trying to improve on his techniques. In the Summer of 2012 this quest was rewarded by winning his first 2 golden demon. He repeated this in 2013 with 5 demons and the slayer sword which after 20 plus years in the hobby was a dream come true. But the road doesn't stop here! Smoother blends, better colors, better miniatures are always at the top of the studios priorities.

Risks and challenges

We are known for our on time delivery.

We delivered our last project on time and have won awards from miniature painting competitions. We honored all our kickstarter backers. We have been quoted to have the best customer after service in the industry and we are dedicated to you who make our projects a reality. If not for everyone this project will not happen!

Delays will occur by: Act of God, Armageddon and forces beyond our control. Manufacturing delays can happen if there are any teething issues with the moulds. However we have negated most of this by spending one year in making these and insuring we have got everything ready and down to the wire to mitigate any issues. We are ready once funded to hit the mass production button. Any delays if at all will be down to customs in your home country and your local postal service based on our past kickstarter experience.

If there are delays during different waves it will be up to 10-20 days max based on past experience and again mainly due to customs. But this issue should be a non issue as we have a great forwarder and will deliver the goods to you.

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    Early Bird "Always the Innovator" Reward: Sizes 00,0,1 & 2. So 4 Games & Gears Ichiban Brushes. High Quality Sable Hair, with innovative high end handle and cap design. FREE TRACKED SHIPPING TO THE USA, UK, EU, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, NEW ZEALAND & JAPAN Only. Everywhere else please add: 9.00GBP.

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    Always The Innovator Reward: Sizes 00,0,1 & 2. So 4 Games & Gears Ichiban Brushes. High Quality Sable Hair, with innovative high end handle and cap design. FREE TRACKED SHIPPING TO THE USA, UK, EU, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, NEW ZEALAND & JAPAN Only. Everywhere else please add: 9.00GBP.

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    Early Bird "The Super Innovator" Reward: 2 sets of Sizes 00,0,1 & 2. So 8 Games & Gears Ichiban Brushes. High Quality Sable Hair, with innovative high end handle and cap design. FREE TRACKED SHIPPING TO THE USA, UK, EU, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND,CANADA & JAPAN Only. Everywhere else please add: 10.00GBP.

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    The Super Innovator Reward: 2 sets of Sizes 00,0,1 & 2. So 8 Games & Gears Ichiban Brushes. High Quality Sable Hair, with innovative high end handle and cap design. FREE TRACKED SHIPPING TO THE USA, UK, EU, AUSTRALIA, NEWZEALAND, CANADA & JAPAN Only. Everywhere else please add: 10.00GBP.

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