About this project
STRETCH GOAL #1 - LOCKED - $7500 - Vote now for us to unlock either the 50mm Fire Giant or 50mm Cloud Giant when we reach $7500! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/674003445/chibi-giants-and-swarms-fantasy-rpg-miniatures/posts/1889792
New unlocks for the final 24 hours
Chibi Rooster Swarm Monster ($3 for 1, $10 for 4 and $15 for 6)
Cockatrice Mother and Chicks set - $10
50mm Pit Lord - $10
This is our SEVENTH chibi miniatures KickStarter project. We have had many requests at conventions for more large chibi monsters as well as taking some of the massive 60mm figures from our first KickStarter and sizing them down to 40mm large monsters. So we wanted to deliver on those requests. We are starting with 6 new giants and a resizing of 4 past giants to 40mm and one new 60mm giant resized from a very popular 30mm miniature. The funding goal will pay for the sculpting, metal masters and resin production molds needed to create the new miniatures.
We want your feedback, so please leave comments. We plan to engage our backers and would love ideas and will ask for your opinion for certain stretch goals for what miniature should unlock next.
ALL miniatures in this KickStarter are provided unpainted in our brand new spincast resin we started using in early 2017. This new resin is special because with a basic wash you can use any spray or brush primer on it. The miniatures will require light clean up and some assembly (although we did our best to keep the figures with as few pieces as possible). The large figures will be either 40mm or 50mm (and will be marked as such) (50mm = 2 inches). Swarm monsters are normally 15 to 20mm in height.
You can use your reward dollars to get any of the miniatures in the listing below.
IMPACT! Chibi KS Reward List
Special 3-D Print Giants!
As part of this KickStarter and the fact that in January Impact! started offering commercial 3-D printing services (better quality and less expensive than Shapeways!). So offering at a discounted price, Giant sized versions of all our figures scaled to larger size (or a few a smaller size).
- For $15 you can get any of these miniatures printed for you at 40mm height.
- For $30 you can get any of these miniatures printed for you at 50mm height
Check out http://www.impactminiatures.com/index.php?option=chibi and http://www.impactminiatures.com/index.php?option=chibipony to see images of these miniatures
About every $1000 after we fund we should be able to add on a new Giant miniature or a new Swarm monster as a stretch goal. In addition, about every $2,500 we plan to increase the amount of reward dollars for certain reward levels (normally the ones $100 and more but if we reach high enough funding lower reward levels will get more as well).
Tom Anders handles all the nuts and bolts to make Impact! Miniatures run (web development, taxes, bookkeeping, inventory, shipping, etc.) When you speak in the comments you will normally be speaking to him.
Chris Adkerson is a logistical and product development partner at Impact! It was a decision by Chris for Impact! to begin designing Chibi miniatures.
Lorraine Schleter is the amazingly talented artist who turns our descriptions into the incredible Chibi art that we use to design the sculptures. If you would like art by Lorraine you can reach her at: https://www.facebook.com/lorraine.schleter
Heriberto Valle Martinez is the talented digital artist who creates the 3-D sculpts based on Lorraine's art that are mastered into the miniatures.
Our First 111 Backers who helped us fund this project! This project would not exist without you! We'll give each of you an extra $3 swarm monster as a thank you for your incredible help!
Shipping is a flat fee for each reward level and is added on when you pledge. $5 for US backers, $10 for Canada and $15 for everywhere else. Shipping of the KickStarter will be EU Friendly and should not incur any customs fees.
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!
DISCLAIMER and spincast resin details: Specs: The spin cast resin we use is a hard (75D) heat resistant plastic resin. You might find some small bubbles on the underneath side of the miniatures from the spincast process but we do our best to keep them away from the miniature. This spincast resin is much harder, and tougher, than normal resin. The new formula we started using in 2017 should be able to be primed with any brush or spray primmer after being washed and scrubbed with say an old toothbrush to clean the figure. This spincast resin 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 after priming. Safety: This spincast resin is very safe ... so why you ask do we include a safety section to our KickStarter? We had a person buy one of our spincast resin figures and stick it into direct flame over his kitchen stove to "soften" it so he could modify it. As would be expected with any item you stick into flame ... it caught fire ... which resulted in him reporting the product to the United States Consumer Product Saftey Commission and us promising that on all future sales we would make sure we tell our customers to please not light their toys on fire. So here goes: Our spincast resin should never be exposed to direct flame. Other than this, our spincast resin 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! Our spincast resin is safe to expose to INDIRECT heat. Unlike many plastics (PVC etc.) it does not give off toxic vapours. Heating our spincast resin to 320F from indirect heat is safe (say on a piece of foil on a cookie sheet in an oven (which I have done many times (no fumes but it smells bad so have good ventilation), and a good way to soften the material in order to reposition/bend parts (then plunge into cold water to set). AGAIN DO NOT EXPOSE our spincast resin to an open flame. Heck.. please 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 have a reservation for the time of the sculptor 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 6 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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