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A brand new Pro & Dark Elf and Orc Fantasy Football team along with converting 17 existing teams from 6 companies to affordable resin.
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Update and the time cycle of getting the teams ready

Posted by Impact! Miniatures (Creator)
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I continue to work every day shipping out rewards.   As you'll see in the comments ... packages are arriving.   Just the amount of hours needed to try and make sure everything goes out okay has made this project a much larger effort than ever foresaw.   I do not have a timeline for when they will all go out.   I definitely have motivation as I have a $2000 order from a retail store for the new teams that I get to fill as soon the last KickStarter reward is shipped ... so that combined with the fact that I really do not like my KickStarters to ship late means I am doing all I can to get everyone who does not have their rewards to have them.

I had a few people ask to better understand the process as to what is taking so long.   So I wanted to expand on that to answer those inquiries with 3 images.

Step 1 & 2
Step 1 & 2

STEP 1:   Bag of team castings are received from Ed.   The bag at the far right side of the image is an example of what I receive in the mail.   In that bag is 15 to 25 teams Pro and Dark Elf teams.   The bag that is shown sorted in step 2 had 20 teams in it.

STEP 2:  On the rest of the image, we pour out the bag and sort it into pile for each of the different parts of the team.   If there is excess gating on the figure I trim it off (which can add up as the bag on the far left of the image are the gatings I removed so you would have have to for the bag that was sorted).   This process took 2 1/2 hours

Step 3
Step 3

STEP 3:  In Step 2 ... all the arms are put into one pile to speed the sorting.   Then the pile of arms (far left figure pile in the 3rd row from bottom) is sorted into the 5 different arms   The 3 larger arms are similar so you have to look at each one in order to properly sort it (no speed sorting of these).   The Dark Elf teams also need Roxanne's. So I grabbed the bag of Roxanne and bagged up 20 of them.   This step takes slightly over 1 hour.

Step 4
Step 4

STEP 4:   Once everything is sorted into piles, the piles are bagged up together and then separated into either Base Team, Pro Elf Specialists or Dark Elf Specialists piles.   Then they are bagged up.   I only have 4 to 5 pieces on the bagging board at one time to insure accuracy and that a part is not accidentally skipped.   So it takes 2 passes to bag up the 2 different specialists and 3 passes to create a Base Team.   To create the 20 sets of all 3 shown for this step took 1 1/2 hours.   

From here they are ready to ship as soon as the 25mm bases are added in.   

So about 5 hours to bag up 20 Elf teams.    Some teams are faster than this ... some (Platypus, Calasain, Ogre, Ratmen and Thallasions) are slower.    We have over 1000 teams as rewards for the KickStarter so the number of hours is adding up because I expected to have a lot of helpers that I paid to do all the steps and based on the feedback on the early reward shipping ... that REALLY did not work.  So just an assurance that work occurs every day and every day I get closer to everyone getting their rewards.   

There has been activity in the comments so if you are looking for a quick update ... frequently you can just look at the comments and get an idea of what is happening with progress.

For those that like the details behind a KickStarter here where the total counts for the teams:

Standard Teams

  •  Amazon (Standard) - 17
  •  Ape of Wrath (Standard) - 3
  •  Black Rock Dwarf (Standard) - 3
  •  Black Widows (Standard) - 2
  •  Calasain (Standard) - 37
  •  Chaotic Alliance (Standard) - 1
  •  Dark Elf (Standard) - 4
  •  Deadling (Standard) - 1
  •  Deathroller Racing (Standard) - 3
  •  Deep One (Standard) - 2
  •  Desert Dogs (Standard) - 1
  •  Divine Wind (Standard) - 2
  •  Halfling (Standard) - 6
  •  Middle Kingdoms (Standard) - 2
  •  Ogre (Standard) - 3
  •  Orc (Standard) - 9
  •  Pharaohs (Standard) - 8
  •  Platypus (Standard) - 2
  •  Pro Elf (Standard) - 19
  •  Ratmen (Standard) - 66
  •  Razorback Gnoll (Standard) - 4
  •  Samhaino (Standard) - 1
  •  Sarcos (Standard) - 33
  •  Scotling (Standard) - 4
  •  Siringit (Standard) - 8
  •  Thalassians (Standard) - 22
  •  Thunder Hammer Dwarf (Standard) - 1
  •  Timberline Elf (Standard) - 15
  •  Valkyrie (Standard) - 1
  •  Vampire (Standard) - 18
  •  Women of Impact (Standard) - 2

Deluxe Teams

  • Amazon (Deluxe) - 14 
  •  Ape of Wrath (Deluxe) - 19
  •  Black Rock Dwarf (Deluxe) - 18
  •  Black Widows (Deluxe) - 6
  •  Chaotic Alliance (Deluxe) - 65
  •  Dark Elf (Deluxe) - 94
  •  Deadling (Deluxe) - 21
  •  Deep One (Deluxe) - 56
  •  Desert Dogs (Deluxe) - 12
  •  Divine Wind (Deluxe) - 18
  •  Gnome (Deluxe) - 8
  •  Halfling (Deluxe) - 21
  •  Middle Kingdoms (Deluxe) - 8
  •  Necromincon (Deluxe) - 15
  •  Ogre (Deluxe) - 37
  •  Orc (Deluxe) - 55
  •  Pharaohs (Deluxe) - 28
  •  Platypus (Deluxe 1) - 5
  •  Platypus (Deluxe 2) - 10
  •  Platypus (Deluxe 3) - 9
  •  Pro Elf (Deluxe) 1 - 22
  •  RAFM Reptiliad (Deluxe) - 8
  •  Razorback Gnoll (Deluxe) - 4
  •  Samhaino (Deluxe) - 21
  •  Sarcos (Deluxe) - 45
  •  Scotling (Deluxe) - 12
  •  Siringit (Deluxe) - 24
  •  Thunder Hammer Dwarf (Deluxe) - 12
  •  Valkyrie (Deluxe) - 6 
  • Vampire (Deluxe) - 18
  •  Women of Impact (Deluxe) - 14
  •  ZNGames Ulfhedner (Deluxe) - 12

Metal Teams

  •  Chaotic Alliance (Metal) - 14
  •  Elf Team (Metal) - 38
  •  Orc (Metal) - 3

Tom @ Impact!

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    1. Darkson on

      Mine arrived today, and although I haven't done a detailed check it all looked very good.

      Cheers for all the hard work Tom.

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      Brian McIlvaine on

      Yikes, that's a lot of tiny pieces. I'm gona need a bigger glue.

    3. Mr D S-N on

      Thanks for the update :)

    4. Jess Chatham on

      Thanks for the update. How's the family doing? Everyone out of hospital and mending quickly? And grats on the retail order! Hopefully there will be many others

    5. Darkson on

      Cheers for the update Tom. No worries on my part.