I'm a big fan of ice hockey and my hometown St. Louis Blues. Let's Go Blues!!! I've been looking for good ice hockey miniatures so I could paint them up in my team colors. I searched and searched and could not find anything in pewter that really matched what I was looking for...so I took it upon myself to have some made. I worked with sculptor Mike Evans (of the Dwarven Adventurers Box Set) to have four sketches and sculpts made. Mike's done his part and now I need to do mine...raise some fund to have them moulded, cast and sent out to all you backers!!!
For this project, we created four poses that I thought would be pretty versatile. They are playmaker, defensemen, goalie, and sniper. It was hard narrowing it down to four poses, but I think these fit. We used pictures of real players througout the years to make these so they're all realistic. They are all 28mm scale and sculpted by the talented Mike Evans.
From right to left. (Playmaker, Defensemen, Goalie, Sniper).
Envisioned as possibly a center, he has his eyes up ice and is leaning slightly in to his right. He had to be righted just a bit for casting purposes. I like the simplicity and balance of the pose.
The biggest of the skaters, he measures 30.5mm to the eyes. You can imagine him gliding up the ice as his forwards get the puck in deep.
I was tempted to go with a modern, NHL goalie look, but just couldn't resist the old time goalie mask and pads. He was sculpted to be roughly 22mm to the eyes or roughly 4' to match the crossbar. I think he has a groovy 60's feel.
This pose displays the shooter as he's just let loose of a wicked slapper! He's leaning slightly to his right and all his weight is in the left foot.
Painted Images of the Miniatures
James Wappel is an amazing painter. Seeing his work in person is always a treat. James put his talents to these pewter figurines to help show the details of what they can look like painted. You can follow his work on them on his blog at http://wappellious.blogspot.com/
Note: The miniatures are delivered as unpainted white metal.
Reward Levels: For the miniature team sets (Power Forward & Sniper level), if you'd prefer to get two snipers and one playmaker instead, we can do that.
Hockey Net (28mm scale) Add-on ($8 each)
The net will be made in polished white 3-D printed plastic.
You can add as many nets as you want to any backer level for $8 for each net as of now (ie you don't have to wait for Stretch Goal #1).
The net is 35.4mm wide x 18.7mm deep x 20.3mm high (1.4" w x 0.7" d x 0.8" h).
Stretch Rewards for extra miniatures: There are currently no stretch rewards planned. We may consider doing additional ice hockey miniatures in the future based upon the success of this campaign.
STRETCH GOAL #1 ($2000) - ACHIEVED!
Forceball is our card game based on hockey. It is fast paced, easy to learn and was rated by Drake's Flames as a game that there no good reason not to buy ( http://drakesflames.blogspot.com/2012/01/card-game-review-forceball.html ). Take turn bidding points for moves during the game until you win a hand and get to perform the move that won the bid from gaining power to your shots, gaining more cards to your hands for more strategic options or scoring a goal.
We also once upon a time thought we were doing a futurist hockey game but it fell through and we still have the miniatures from our start of that project that if you would like you can pick up as well.
With this goal achieved you may add as many copies of any of these 3 items to any reward level: add Forceball to your reward for $7, the Hockey player for $3 and the Hockey Stick sprue for $2.
- (31 days)