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Emerging from the mists of a secluded cove on the Spanish Main the Malarkey delivers dread into the hearts of the bravest soul.
Emerging from the mists of a secluded cove on the Spanish Main the Malarkey delivers dread into the hearts of the bravest soul.
22 backers pledged £1,157 to help bring this project to life.

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"No brother of the coast knows where the Malarkey came from, she just emerged from the mists one day long ago."

 The Malarkey is a truly sizeable ship model for your gaming delight. At approximately 34cm (13.5in) long, 24cm (9.5in) High, 12cm (4.25in) wide on the hull, and 16cm (6.25in) wide on the mast she cuts a fine figure on any gaming table.

Lovingingly hand built and cast this is an opportunity to get yourself an exclusively unique model ship for your collection. It's supplied as an easy to build seventeen piece kit, mainly resin, with white metal (pewter) components and one piece of dowel. The finished model weighs approximately 1.5 kg (3.3lb)

If that's not enough to salt your barnacles there's also a Kickstarter exclusive Pirate miniature sculpted by Paul Hicks, who was picked as he's simply the best historical miniature sculptor in the world.

You can buy this seperately in resin, or have a metal version free with each "Malarkey". It fits well with all leading brands of pirate figures as you can see from the comparison picture below.

Also there's a limited number of Spanish Gold chocolate coins, a bag is included in the early bird "Early in the Morning" pledge, there's a limited number of others (about 25) which will be included in pledge packages on a first pledge, first served basis.

In putting together this project I have noticed a couple of small details which could be improved upon. I shall do this while this project is running, so as a backer you'll get a slightly better model.

Postage and Packaging

Ship Pledge: UK £13, EU £20, US £40, AUS/NZ £55, RoW £55.

Ships will be sent via courier which includes limited tracking and insurance.

Miniature Pledge: UK £2.50, EU £4, US £4, AUS/NZ £4, RoW £4.

Miniatures will be sent by Recorded Delivery in the UK, and standard Airmail to everywhere else. This latter service doesn't include tracking or insurance, and we can't accept responsibility for packages lost in the post (although in my other three projects only one package has gone missing). If you'd like tracking please indicate that in the backer survey. Costs are:

EU £8, US £9, AUS/NZ £9, RoW £9.

Thanks to...

Miniature Painting by SlugFox, https://www.facebook.com/Slugfox97/

Comparison photo courtesy of Mikko Meriläinen, https://dawnofthelead.com/

Video by those nice folks at Retina Productions, http://www.retina-productions.co.uk/

Shanty sung by Salty Ramsgate Seamen.

Proper alehouse acoustics provided by The Queen's Head, Ramsgate.

Risks and challenges

This is my fourth KS project, the other three all delivered on time, and like those this is all ready to go, moulds are made, casts have worked fine. The only thing which could effect this project would be an act of god which, by its nature, can't be predicted.

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    Blow the Man down

    A limited edition Kickstarter exclusive of one production master grade resin cast miniature.

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    Early in the Morning

    The early bird option: The full "Malarkey" ship kit, one metal miniature, plus a free bag of Spanish Gold Chocolates.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $132

    Roll the Old Chariot

    The full "Malarkey" ship kit, and one miniature.

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