Chibis are super deformed, yet adorable characters that have lately have made a splash in the boardgaming and miniature community with games such as Super Dungeon Explore, Arcadia Quest, Ninja All-Stars and many others. They're also featured in collectible figurines and in other geeky paraphernalia.
This is the EIGHTH Chibi KickStarter run by Impact! Miniatures and Impact! is partnering with Capsule Chibi and Märchen to bring you some incredible, new Magical Girl chibi miniatures along with monsters for them to combat!
The funding goal will pay for the sculpting & 3-D printing of the miniatures. And for some of them: The metal masters and resin production molds needed to create mass production of the miniatures.
ALL miniatures in thi KickStarter are provided unpainted. Unless otherwise stated after the name of the miniature, all miniatures offered with this KickStarter will be high quality 3-D prints done on a top end 25 to 50 micron printer (you should not see print lines after priming and paint). As stretch goals are reached we will unlock additional sculpts. Stretch Goal may also pay for metal mastering and rubber molds for mass production spincast resin models which will allow the project to offer some of the Magical Girls at lower costs to our backers. The miniatures will require light clean up, being primed before painted and might need some assembly (although we will do our best to keep the figures with as few pieces as possible).
You can use your reward dollars to get any of the miniatures in the listing below.
Meet the girls!
MARIYA and the FIGHTING GIRLFRIEND - (70mm tall overall - spincast resin) - $10
40mm Magical Riders Add-ons
(note prices are very good estimates but might change slightly as these figures are unlocked stretch goals now being sculpted)
On foot and Dangerous! Riders extra sculpts
Friends of the Magical Girls
Steampunk Mecha- Each of the 4 poses is available for $19 each. 40mm tall. Each Mechsuit comes in 9 pieces for maximum pose-ability.
Monsters & Enemies
About the characters!
Shipping will be charged in the pledge manager after the project. At this time we are estimating $5 for US backers, $13 for Canada and $17 for Rest of World. Shipping of the KickStarter will be EU Friendly and should not incur any customs fees.
WHO ARE WE?
The SCULPTORS: Heriberto alongside his dearest girlfriend: Dia, two budding artists from Mexico, have partnered to bring the cute to your home. Actually... they're not new to the Chibi miniatures game. They've created many hobby miniatures for other games and brands. They share a love for art both traditional and pop, and an interest in character design and modern media.
Dia Arízaga Illustrator and artist and all around Mexicat. She creates amazing illustrations and accepts commissions on her FB page at: https://www.facebook.com/russianblueart/
Heriberto Valle: the miniature sculptor. you can find his portfolio at https://www.artstation.com/heribertovalle
Tom Anders is the owner of Impact! Miniatures. Tom has run 36 successful KickStarters to date (7 of them for Chibi miniatures) and will be making sure the miniature for this project are made in high quality and successfully delivered to you.
Special Thanks to the two painters who helped with this project (both of whom can be hired to help paint your Chibi!)
Jason Turner for painting Mariya and the Fighting Girlfriend as well as the Rabbitank. You can hire him through Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/JasonTurnerMinis
Sparrow Wilson of the painted Dread Pirate. You can hire Sparrow though Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/andy.wilson.980
Last but definitely not least
There is one major way that KickStarters are successful: Social Media. If you want to help us fund and then hit all these stretch goals, please take a few moments to share the project on Facebook, send out a tweet on Twitter or start a thread on your favorite forum to discuss the project. Let the people know we are here so the project can be as successful as possible. Finally, thank you in advance for backing and helping support our project!
Risks and challenges
The largest challenges have already been overcome. We have finished the concept art and sculpts for the base project. The only remaining obstacle would be something disastrous happening to our resin caster, which would require finding a new caster. However, given our multi-year working relationship, that should be in the long odds category.
Given that we already successfully handled 7 previous Chibi miniatures projects (240+ new figurines) delivering all rewards to our backers. We have already learned the most important lessons we needed to ensure this project is a success.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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