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A new set of six 28mm Sci-Fi civilians designed for retro and modern sci-fi wargaming.
A new set of six 28mm Sci-Fi civilians designed for retro and modern sci-fi wargaming.
193 backers pledged £9,392 to help bring this project to life.

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Colony 87 had grown in power over the decades. It was now the most important centre for trade, industry, science and arts in the sector. Millions flocked to the Colony; the rich and the powerful, the ambitious and the desperate. There was a place for them all, no matter how high-born or lowly.

The aim of this project is to produce six new 28mm scale sci-fi civilian miniatures for the Colony 87 range for use in RPGs and tabletop wargames.

The figures have been designed with a retro sci-fi aesthetic by fantasy illustrator Will Beck and sculpted by ace figure designer Michael Anderson.

Will Beck's concepts for the Advisor and Priestess
Will Beck's concepts for the Advisor and Priestess

The full set of 6 'Return to Colony 87' comprises 6 figures:

The rarefied atmosphere of the Colony's higher chambers is home to a dizzying array of functionaries and advisors. The palaces, courts and temples teem with individuals such as Chamber Secretary Felix Saponya - some say he is the power behind Lord Greiss, and High Priestess Cardinia of the Benevolent Motherhood.

Chamber Secretary Felix Saponya and High Priestess Cardinia of the Benevolent Motherhood, painted by Jean-Baptiste Garidel.
Chamber Secretary Felix Saponya and High Priestess Cardinia of the Benevolent Motherhood, painted by Jean-Baptiste Garidel.

Science and administration are increasingly vital to the sprawling power base of Colony 87. Maximising benefits of scientific discovery, as well as recording the results are key to maintaining the balance of power. Recordist Junger is charged with recording the many and varied discoveries made by Planetary Botanist, Hereward Osman.

Recordist Junger and Botanist Hereward Osman, painted by Jean-Baptiste Garidel.
Recordist Junger and Botanist Hereward Osman, painted by Jean-Baptiste Garidel.

Wrecking yards, starship docks, and even the Governor's vehicle pool hangars are home to a myriad of mechanics, fixers, junkers and grease monkeys. Mechanic Asa Stent and Breaker Korl Feldspar both work for the Orange Star Line, maintaining and refitting the extensive cargo fleet.

Mechanic Asa Stent and Junker Korl Feldspar, painted by Jean-Baptiste Garidel
Mechanic Asa Stent and Junker Korl Feldspar, painted by Jean-Baptiste Garidel

The figures are roughly 28mm to the eye (with some variation across the range) and have been traditionally sculpted by Michael Anderson. They will be mastercast in resin, and rubber moulded and production cast in metal by Pete 'The Mouldmaker' Brown.

This Kickstarter will enable the figures to be mastered in high metal content resin (different to the resin used for the pre-production figures shown), and production moulded in metal.

Free Kickstarter Exclusive Familiars for Returning Backers

Did you back the first Colony 87 Kickstarter? As a thank you for your support, all returning backers of the first Colony 87 Kickstarter will receive a free pair of alien pets/familiars along with their pledge. These are a strange tree dwelling feathered chameleiod, and the bizarre insect-eating vermilepus. These cute little familiars have been sculpted by John Pickford and will be cast in metal. They will only be available through this Kickstarter campaign.

New backers can add the pair of familiars to their pledge (see 'Add-Ons' below).

Pledge Levels 

Select from the following Pledge Levels:

Add-Ons

To keep it simple, only two add-on options are available as part of this Kickstarter campaign (not available to Remote Observation Pledge level):

  • Pair of familiars - £4
  • Additional set of 6 Colony 87 figures (chose set 1 or set 2) - £30

In order to include add-on to your pledge, simply increase the pledge amount when submitting.

FAQ

Q. What are the contents of the sets?

A. You can chose from two sets of 6 figures plus the familiar pack:

Set 1 - 'Colony 87': 6 figures comprising 1 x Lord Greiss (male noble), 1 x Lady Greiss (female noble), 1 x Barcoon Krobosh (alien emissary), 1 x Pash Grolin (trader), 1 x Wandering Alexei (pilgrim), 1 x Kay Dee (porter).

Set 1 - 'Colony 87'
Set 1 - 'Colony 87'

Set 2 - 'Return to Colony 87': 6 figures comprising 1 x Chamber Secretary Felix Saponya, 1 x High Priestess Cardinia, 1x Asa Stent (mechanic),1 x Korl Feldspar (junker), 1 x Recordist Junger, 1 x Hereward Osman (botanist).

Set 2: 'Return to Colony 87'
Set 2: 'Return to Colony 87'

Familiar Pack: 1 x chameleiod, 1 x vermilepus.

Familiars Pack
Familiars Pack

Freebies

All backers will receive a free pair of 16mm laser-engraved Colony 87 dice as a thank you.

Sample dice
Sample dice

All backers receiving the familiar pack (returning backers for free, new backers as an add-on), will receive the karakulak for free:

Risks and challenges

Like my first Kickstarter project, Colony 87, I'm keeping things small and simple in order to minimise the potential for problems. The miniatures have already been sculpted and master cast. The funding for this project is to enable production moulds.

Although I do not work in the games industry, I have managed the sculpting and production of miniatures before. As well as the successful Colony 87 Kickstarter (2015), which delivered on time, I have also produced event figures for my gaming club, commemorative figures for online community projects, and a small fantasy football line (Beast Face Miniatures), which I sold to Impact! Miniatures in 2015.

The time-critical element with this project is the production casting. I have spoken with my caster, the very experienced Pete Brown (aka The Mouldmaker), and he envisages no issues with the timescales involved, in fact I hope that the figures will be cast earlier than the estimated June delivery.

I am not expecting any delays, but whatever happens, I will keep you informed with regular updates.

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    The Noble Court
    A limited quantity bundle for those of you wanting to create a noble court. This pledge comprises 5 models selected from both Wave 1 and Wave 2 sets:

    1 x Lord Greiss
    1 x Lady Greiss
    1 x Chamber Secretary Felix Saponya
    1x High Priestess Cardinia
    1 x Ampiran Emissary Barcoon Krobosh

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    A limited edition set of the 6 'Return to Colony 87' figures cast in high quality resin, direct from the master mould.

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    The Gemini Colony
    Two full sets of the 'Return to Colony 87' figures (12 figures in total) cast in metal.

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    The Starport Bustle
    A limited quantity bundle for those of you wanting to create a busy starport. This pledge comprises 12 models selected from both Wave 1 and Wave 2 sets:

    1 x Pash Grolin, Human Trader
    1 x Hereward Osman, Planetary Botanist
    1 x Recordist Junger
    3 x Mechanic Asa
    3 x Junker Korl Feldspar
    3 x Porter Kay Dee

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    The Old and the New
    Both Colony 87 sets - Wave 1 and Wave 2 (12 figures in total) cast in metal.

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