So it has been like 2 years man since I've visited KickStarter and at the bowling alley a few days ago Walter starts talking crazy about how in case of a Zombie apocalypse that he won't be just some civilian.
Got me thinking that a lot of my friends and people the Dude has met would make some interesting civilians to really tie a zombie game together or just have all of us on your shelf or your rug.
However still no cash. So I'm like asking for the help of the KickStarter backers to get a spincast resin mold made so the Dude and all his friends and come and join your next game.
Now I leave it to someone who talks as fast as Donny (may he rest in peace) to give you the details.
A spincast resin set of all 11 unique characters + 2 extra variant figures + accessory sprue (so 14 total). The set will include all the figures you see in the below image however all figures will be sold unpainted and unassembled (Bathrobe Dude, Valkyrie, Old Man and the Trophy Wife all need a bit of glue to put them together). Figures are 28mm scale. Black plastic bases will be provided with the set.
(all add-on figures will be in metal (white metal pewter) - if you would like any of these items just increase your pledge amount to include them. Any figures are sold unpainted, are 28mm scale and come with a black plastic base.
Dudester - $5
The Vet - $5
Ronnie - $5
Valkyrie (comes with accessories to make either version) - $5
Cowboy Stranger - $5
Bathrobe Dude - $6 (comes with Milk Carton and White Russian arms)
Chino - $5
Nilhist - $5
Adult Filmmaker - $5
Rich Old Man in Wheelchair - $9
Trophy Wife in Lounge Chair - $12
Urban Achievers Accessory Sprue - $5
Chris Adkerson and Tom Anders are the owners of Impact! Chris is a logistical and product development partner (and the guy who came up with the designs and concepts for the Urban Achievers miniatures) and Tom handles all the nuts and bolts to make the company run (web development, taxes, bookkeeping, inventory, shipping, etc.) If you see comments from Impact! ... it most likely Tom but could be Chris.
Andrew May was the sculptor for this figure range. Thanks Andrew.
Last but definitely NOT least
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Tom @ Impact!
TRACKING INFORMATION ON THE PROJECT AND PLEDGES
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 very seriously!)
And finally a post script item:
DISCLAIMER and spincast resin details:
Specs: The spincast resin to be used for this KickStarter is a hard (75D) heat resistant plastic resin. It is much harder, and tougher, than normal resin. It 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 (you need to wash the figures first to remove any mold release agent that might still be on the miniature.)
Safety: The spincast resin should never be exposed to direct flame. Other than this , it 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! The spincast resin is safe to expose to INDIRECT heat. Unlike many plastics (PVC etc.) it does not give off toxic vapours. Heating the spincast resin 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 SPINCAST RESIN 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
In terms of production there are no real changes or risks. We have the metal masters already and just need some funding to have the spincast resin mold made and we already have reserved time on our caster's schedule for that to happen as soon as this funds.
We have 3 open KickStarters right now. Gaslight Chibi will be fully shipped out before this KickStarter needs to start shipping. And the materials for the DCC Dice and the Fantasy Football teams will not be arriving until after the items for this KickStarter have already been received and shipped out to backers. So we see no scheduling risks at all with this KickStarter.
We have already had 12 funded KickStarters that were delivered successfully to our backers so we have gained a lot of experience in managing our KickStarter timetables and delivery of rewards.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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