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PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO UNLOCKED STRETCH GOALS, THE NUMBER OF POINTS FOR SOME OF THE LEVELS IS NOW HIGHER THAN THE REWARDS TO THE RIGHT STATE. NEW POINTS ALLOCATED ARE:
- HERALD now has 11 points
- GUARDIAN now has 18 points
- ELDER now has 25 points
- ANCIENT ONE now has 38 points
- GREAT OLD ONE now has 52 points
- H.P. CREATOR now has 65 points
We need your help bringing our THIRD chibi miniatures project to life. Following up on our classic Dungeon and Asian adventures project, we're bringing you figures based on the classic horror theme. This is predominately the monsters from the Cthulhu Mythos and the heroes of that age that fought to thwart the rise of the Great Old Ones. It will also include a few gothic horror monsters to boot. Finally, we include several space themed, sci-fi miniatures as well. This is a smaller set but we can expand on it through stretch goals if it proves popular.
We want your feedback, so please leave comments. We plan to engage our backers by allowing you to pick the stretch goal figures! Thank you for considering this project and we appreciate your pledge.
The miniatures are provided unpainted in Trollcast resin. The miniatures might require light clean up and some assembly (although we did our best to keep the figures with as few pieces as possible). The miniatures will come in two sizes. Type 1 figures will normally be 30mm tall to the top of the figurine's head and Type 2 figures will normally be 50mm tall to the top of the figurine's head.
Here is the list of all the Type 1 and Type 2 miniatures currently unlocked for this KickStarter.
Picking Your Rewards
The different reward levels give you a number of points to spend on the figurines. Type 1 miniatures will cost 1 point and Type 2 miniatures cost 2 points. You select a reward with the number of points that you desire and then when you complete the pledge manager you will be able to select exactly the miniatures you want and only the miniatures you want to spend your money on (so you get the most bang for your reward dollars).
Limited Edition Pewter miniatures sets
Two of the reward levels are for limited edition sets of 7 white metal figurines. These sets are for unpolished metal masters straight from the master molds. NO reproduction rights come with the figures. These metal figures will only be offered with this KickStarter and more sets will not be produced in the future. The Cthulhu/Horror set of 7 will be determined by the first 7 backers of that reward level. Each will get to pick one Type 1 Cthulhu/Horror figure to be in the limited edition set (which we will announce) and then everyone getting this level will get one metal copy of each of those figures. If we unlock more Type 1 figures, the first 7 can change their minds if they desire. The Space sets of 7 will be one of each of the 7 TYPE 1 Space/Sci-Fi figures in this KickStarter. The $75 pledge gets you the 7 limited edition white metal figurines. You can add on any other reward level to this $75 level to get extra figurines in Trollcast with your metal figurines. Metal figurines will ship as soon as they are finished which should be by July 2014.
Currently the Cthulhu Metal set is the following: Archaeologist, Shoggoth, Scientist, Elder Thing, Gug, Nightgaunt and Hound.
Currently the Sci-Fi Metal set is the following: Medium Infantry, Light Infantry, MP Officer, Major Mrin, Lieutenant Prophet, Cyborg, and Rynack.
Every $1300 to $2000 we will have a stretch goal for a new figurine to be added to this KickStarter. Every stretch goal will be a backer poll fight between two to three figurines. For the first 6 stretch goals the combatants in the polls will be completely new figures. If we reach the stretch goals after that the losers from the previous stretch goal fights will come back to compete against each other to see who will be added.
In addition every $10,000, we will have a stretch goal to give additional points to some of the levels to give you even more Chibi goodness for your reward.
STRETCH GOAL #8- $15,200 - New miniatures to add to the list -UNLOCKED!
When we reach $15,200, we'll add 2 new miniatures to the point list.
The Type 1 Student and the Type 2 Tsathoggua.
STRETCH GOAL #7- $13,600 - New miniature to add to the list - UNLOCKED! - WINNER: Tergite
This poll fight will between the TYPE 2 (30mm scale) Headless Horseman from the Horror category VS the TYPE 1 Snakeman (servant of Yig) for Cthulhu VS the TYPE 1 alien Tergite represents Space.
Vote in this poll to determine who will win this fight to be the figure that unlocks for Stretch Goal #7: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BC7BFNX - WINNER: TERGITE
STRETCH GOAL #6 - $12,300 - New miniature to add to the list
Vote in the linked poll below. The winner in the poll fight between TYPE 1 Frankie (36mm scale for him) vs TYPE 1 Nightgaunt vs TYPE 1 Gen'Dari will be added to the list of available miniatures that we will have created. This is the first poll fight that has a representative from each of the 3 genres of the KickStarter so since all 3 are Type 1 this fight ... we look forward to seeing how the contest goes.
Poll: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KQ688RS. WINNER - NIGHT GAUNT
STRETCH GOAL #6 - $11,000 - New miniature to add to the list - UNLOCKED!
Vote in the linked poll below. The winner between the TYPE 2 Yig vs the TYPE 1 Cultist vs the TYPE 1 Giant Octopus will be added to the list of available miniatures that we will have created. Yig is the giant serpent Elder God. The Cultist represents a member of Innsmouth converted from exposure to the forces of the Old Ones. The Giant Octopus is a fun sculpt by Nick Kelsch in case you need some different octopi monsters to be working with Cthulhu and the Cultists.
Poll: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5MXK6SZ: WINNER - YIG!
STRETCH GOAL #5 - $10,000 - Free Picks - UNLOCKED!
When we reach $10,000, we add on additional free picks to several reward levels.
- ELDER will get 1 extra points to have 23 in total
- ANCIENT ONE will get 2 extra points to have 36 in total
- GREAT OLD ONE will get 3 extra points to have 49 in total
- H.P. CREATOR will get 4 extra points to have 62 in total
STRETCH GOAL #4 - $9,700 - New miniature to add to the list - UNLOCKED!
Vote in the linked poll below. The winner between the TYPE 2 Tsathoggua vs the TYPE 1 Animated Armor will be added to the list of available miniatures that we will have created. Tsathoggua is the whisperer in the darkness controlling the formless spawn The Animated Armor is from the Class Horror genre as no haunted castle is complete without the armor suit that suddenly comes to life.
Poll: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MPFTCDY - WINNER: ANIMATED ARMOR!
STRETCH GOAL #3 - $9,000 - Wagons Ho! - UNLOCKED!
Okay so we were told that this KickStarter is already a complete mash-up so we are adding in an unscheduled extra miniature stretch goal. At $9,000 we'll unlock the Type 2 Wagon Pony team. Why not add in some Old West to the genre mash-up. The wagon and pony are 30mm scale.
STRETCH GOAL #2 - $8,300 - New miniature to add to the list - UNLOCKED!
Vote in the linked poll below. The winner between the TYPE 2 Hastur vs the TYPE 1 Cop will be added to the list of available miniatures that we will have created.
Poll: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CMCD7B7 - WINNER: HASTUR!
STRETCH GOAL #1 - $6,600 - New miniature added to list - UNLOCKED!
Vote in the linked poll below. The winner between the TYPE 2 Ithaqua vs the TYPE 1 Student will be added to the list of available miniatures that we will have created.
Poll: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2PTG7N6: WINNER: ITHAQUA!
Chris Adkerson and Tom Anders are the owners of Impact! Chris is a logistical and product development partner and Tom handles all the nuts and bolts to make the company run (web development, taxes, bookkeeping, inventory, shipping, etc.) You may see comments from either of them from the Impact! account.
Lorraine Schleter is the amazingly talented artist who turns our descriptions into the incredible Chibi art that we use to design the sculptures.
Andrew May is the incredible freelance sculptor who turns Lorraine's art into sculpts by hand. He has worked for many different miniatures companies and his own line is Meridian Miniatures.
Juan Miguel López Barea is the equally talented digital artist who creates 3-D sculpts. He worked on the space figures and the larger, Type 2 figures. Juan is the head of the miniatures design area of MKUltra Studios.
Nick Kelsch did the sculpting conversions for the MP Officer, the Wagon Pony and 2 of the Horror based miniatures that will be offered as stretch goals for this KickStarter.
Velvet Mark did the sculpting of the Animated Armor.
Ed Fortae is the owner of Troll Forged. His mould work and special resin compound Trollcast is what completes the circle to bring the sculptures to life.
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!
Tom and Chris @ Impact!
Impact! believes in Kicking it Forward and we pledge to back other KickStarters with 5% of the profit of this KickStarter (just see our # of projects backed so far ... we take this seriously!)
DISCLAIMER and TROLLCAST resin details:
Specs: Trollcast is a hard (75D) heat resistant plastic resin. It is much harder, and tougher, than normal resin. Trollcast can withstand 320F, and can handle prolonged exposure at 150F with ease (so our Australian friends should not have any problems during the summer). It can be super-glued together, and takes standard miniature paints easily (we recommend you might want to wash the figures first to remove any mold release agent that might still be on the miniature.)
Safety: Trollcast should never be exposed to direct flame. Other than this , Trollcast has no special safety precautions, the dust in non- carcinogenic. However: all material dusts will irritate the lining of the lungs, and make existing conditions worse, so we recommend wearing a dust mask. Better safe than sorry!
Trollcast is safe to expose to INDIRECT heat. Unlike many plastics (PVC etc.) it does not give off toxic vapours. Heating Trollcast to 320F from indirect head is safe, and a good way to soften the material in order to reposition parts (then plunge into cold water to set). AGAIN DO NOT EXPOSE TROLLCAST to an open flame. Heck .. don't expose any resin or plastic toy from any company to direct flame. It is just a REALLY bad idea okay.
Risks and challenges
The largest challenges have already been overcome. We have finished the concept art and paid for the sculpting for the 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 2 previous Chibi miniatures projects (130+ new figurines) we have learned the most important lessons we needed to ensure this project is a success.
Also our previous 2 miniatures KickStarter delivered on time (Fantasy Football Ogres) and 2 months early (Asian Chibi), we are confident in our ability to deliver this project.
For full disclosure, we currently have one outstanding KickStarter for new dice suitable for use with Dungeon Crawl Classics. All the dice for this KickStarter have already been submitted to the manufacturer and no further interaction will be needed for that KickStarter during the time needed to work on this KickStarter.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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