Hangar 18 Pinups: Modern Pinup Miniatures, Bawidamann Style!
Bringing Andrew Bawidamann’s pinups to life in the form of 54mm resin miniatures, using 3D sculpting and printing technologies.
Andrew Bawidamann’s pinups evoke the style of old school bomber nose art. You have seen them on shirts all over the gaming conventions, and we’ve loved them for years. We finally got to meet him in person and set a plan in motion we’ve been secretly plotting for years. Andrew has been approached to do miniatures by well known companies before, but nothing ever came of it, until now.
Andrew is very excited to see this project realized. He supplied us with his original art for this project and has agreed to hand sign limited editions fine art prints as incentives for this project’s backers. Lately he has been working on even more designs and has been highlighted in a documentary on independent artists that is currently in production. Keep an eye out for "Making It".
Who We Are
Kirk, Liliana and Torin are long time miniature enthusiasts and avid modelers. It has been our dream to do a line of high quality 54mm miniatures based on the Bawidamann Pinups. We chose the 54mm (1:32 scale) so that we can transfer all the intricate details from the original drawings into the sculpt. We picked resin for the material, because resin casting brings superb details and also easy to work with - making it the most preferred material for serious figure modelers and painters.
Now we’re finally getting a chance to make it happen, we're hoping you could lend us some help. We are working with an excellent 3D artist to bring Andrew’s work into the 3D world. Alain Viesca is an amazing artist in his own right and has agreed to help us make this dream a reality. We hope this introduction to the world of miniatures will get him hooked for the long run. Check out the side-by-side progress shot below and see what we mean. We hope to do a line of miniatures based on Alain’s art in the future.
Working with Andrew’s art combined with Alain’s sculpting skills, we are getting closer to production ready. We’ve spent our time for research, building relationships with our artists and vendors and tested the production process to make sure the production quality is excellent. This will be a miniature line we can be proud of and that you will want in your collection. To make this project have an even sweeter finish, we have brought well known painters in the miniature industry: Mathieu Fontaine, Jennifer Haley, Jessica Rich and Aaron Lovejoy onboard as our box art painters. They have also agreed to paint some models for this Kickstarter.
Our goal is to release twelve miniatures. We have six miniatures available for a start and with your support, we hope to unlock the remaining six plus more. Keep an eye on this project roadmap visual guide as each miniatures get unlocked.
Kickstarter Exclusives & Promo Miniatures
Watch this area as we unlock and reveal the Kickstarter Exclusive and Promo miniatures. These special edition miniatures will only be available here and at special events/conventions.
Kickstarter Exclusive and Promo miniatures are accessible for backers with pledge level Blackhawk and above.
Pledge Reward Levels
If you are Andrew Bawidamann's fan and would love to see this project become a reality but you are not into miniatures, you can show your support with the Gate, Runway and Hangar digital pledges. These pledge levels are not qualified for any Kickstarter Exclusives models.
The Ranger, Black-Ops and Raptor levels are single miniature pledges. You will get the Digital Kit reward with your miniature. However, these pledge levels are not qualified for any Kickstarter Exclusive and Promo miniatures.
The Blackhawk and Hornet levels are multiple miniatures bundle pledges. The Digital Kit reward is included. These pledge levels are qualified for any Kickstarter Exclusive and Promo miniatures to buy as add-on and any applicable stretch goals.
The Art Collector and Art + Miniature Collectors levels are Kickstarter Exclusive Giclee canvas print pledges. The Digital Kit reward is included. These pledge levels are qualified for any Kickstarter Exclusive and Promo miniatures to buy as add-on and any applicable stretch goals.
The Top Gun and Maverick pledge levels are for ONE PAINTED miniature of your choice from the options listed below. These miniatures will be painted in Showcase level by award winning painters. You will get the Digital Kit reward with your miniature. These pledge levels are qualified for any Kickstarter Exclusive and Promo miniatures to buy as add-on and any applicable stretch goals.
These optional add-ons are available only for pledge level Ranger and above.
To add optional add-ons, simply add the appropriate amount to your pledge. Click the green "Manage Pledge" button on the top right pane of this page and add the total amount of add-ons to your pledge. When this Kickstarter is over, you will receive a survey where you can indicate which add-on items with the quantity you want.
Risks and challenges
This is not a simple or inexpensive process. While the technology of 3D printing is good to go, it still requires attention to detail and experimentation to ensure the best results. Our production timeline is well planned and in good order but we will not ship a substandard product so production issues could still come up, that may delay shipment. It will cost us nearly $5,000 to bring each original through sculpting, printing, mold making and to a decent sized batch of final miniatures. Quality control will be our watch word so that we can ship the best miniatures possible. These miniatures will be mutl-part kits. They will require assembly and painting by you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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