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a new range of  28mm scale Sci-Fi miniatures from Lead Adventure Miniatures for use in RPG and tabletop games, sculpted by Igor Karpov
a new range of  28mm scale Sci-Fi miniatures from Lead Adventure Miniatures for use in RPG and tabletop games, sculpted by Igor Karpov
a new range of 28mm scale Sci-Fi miniatures from Lead Adventure Miniatures for use in RPG and tabletop games, sculpted by Igor Karpov
225 backers pledged €13,955 to help bring this project to life.

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ABOUT PROJECT

The aim of this project is to produce a new Sci-Fi range of 28mm white metal civilian and non-combatant miniatures for collectors and for use in RPGs and tabletop wargames. The full set of the range will comprise 19 (nineteen) metal miniatures, shown at this page.

The figures have been sculpted by Igor Karpov

PLEASE NOTE: The miniatures are not a toy and not recommended for children under 14 years. The miniatures may contain lead which may be harmful in case of chewing or swallowing. All miniatures are supplied unpainted. 

BACKGROUND

The pale stars cast their light upon a distant future. Earth of old, mankind’s cradle, is no more – perished in a terrible cataclysm caused by the invasion of a warlike alien species. Just in the nick of time, though, a few hundred starships managed to escape, carrying the huddled survivors of the human race. With the merciless aliens in pursuit, they scattered throughout space, desperately searching for a new home. Rather than being mere “ships”, the craft were actually enormous habitats, designed to provide refuge and sufficient living conditions for thousands of humans. 

Many ships were destroyed in the escape, hunted down by their alien pursuers – but some managed to escape, cleared the Solar System and made their way in other regions of our galaxy. The survivors were desperate, but unbroken, and thus they embarked on their quest for the salvation of mankind.

Centuries have passed. Some of the ships chanced upon habitable planets, making landfall and founding colonies; others were lost in no-quarter battles against the alien menace or space pirates. And then there are the remainders – ships still cruising through the eternal cosmos. 

One of these titanic craft is the starship Astropolis, one of the largest and oldest of the Terran fleet. Built in the early days of space travel, the passage of time has rendered her an old-fashioned, if not obsolete relic, and yet a steadfast fortress of the human survivors. In a fashion, the good ship Astropolis is more a flying city than just a mere space vessel.

Nobody knows the exact number of humans aboard; mere hours before take-off, hordes of people, desperate to escape, stormed the boarding ramps and barricaded themselves within the deep bowels of the ship. Thousands strong, they resisted the attempts of Military Command to evict them and cleanse the ship; since the alien threat left no option but immediate launch, this stalemate remained in force. To this day, some areas of the ship are inaccessible, ruled by the banished ones, the Outlaws. 

Following uncounted days in space, the ship faces new technical problems on a daily basis. Many of the engines and apparatus are no longer working properly, or have failed by now. Others require constant repairs. 

(wooden box in the image above not included!)

Spares and replacements have to be crafted by those still skilled enough for the trade, using raw materials and parts scavenged from other parts of the ship, using the most basic tools to make the more critical components run for another day, another month, another year.

Parts of the ship were contaminated by ruptured tanks and exploding machinery, and are inaccessible except when wearing protective equipment. Therefore, the engineering department of the Astropolis can justifiably be called the most crucial part of the ship’s crew. 

Over time, the Astropolis encountered inhabited planets and operational ships, home to other humans and alien races. Some of these ventured aboard the Astropolis, among them traders, scientists, technicians, spies – and some adventurous voyagers. Step by step, the ship’s population came to be a motley bunch of bizarre individuals from the furthest reaches of the galaxy. 

As the chronometers toll the new day aboard ship, the Astropolis unceasingly plows through space, always searching for a space dockyard to berth for repairs, a trading port to replenish supplies, and the most elusive goal of all, a place to call home.

INDIVIDUAL SETS AVAILABLE

If you decide to take the Support Squad (3 sets) or technical Support Crew Pledge (5 sets), you'll have to pick up three or five of the following packs as reward

Set 01 - Captain of Astropolis
Set 01 - Captain of Astropolis

 

Set 02 - Space Merchants
Set 02 - Space Merchants

 

Set 03 - Away Team / Landing Party
Set 03 - Away Team / Landing Party
 
Set 04 - Spaceship Mechanics
Set 04 - Spaceship Mechanics
 
Set 05 - Spaceship Engineers
Set 05 - Spaceship Engineers
 
Set 06 - Cyborg Heavy Support
Set 06 - Cyborg Heavy Support
 
Set 07 - After Work (wooden box not included)
Set 07 - After Work (wooden box not included)
 
Set 08 - Krogloggs (Aliens)
Set 08 - Krogloggs (Aliens)

 

Set 09 - Technical Support
Set 09 - Technical Support

 

Set 10 - Spaceship Officers
Set 10 - Spaceship Officers

ALIENS VS. HUMANS SCALE COMPARISON

WHAT DO YOU GET  

We are offering five pledge levels.   

The Captain    
By choosing this pledge level you will receive the miniature of the captain of Astropolis

Service Unit
By choosing this pledge level you will receive one set of your choice:

Support Squad  
By choosing this pledge level you will receive three sets of your choice:

Technical Crew  
By choosing this pledge level you will receive five sets of your choice:  


ASTROPOLIS CREW

By choosing this pledge level you will receive all 10 available sets

BASES

The figures are all slotta-based. The round plastic bases (25mm) are supplied.

STRETCH GOALS

 


ADD-ON STORE 

After several requests we decided to give you the opportunity to buy some stuff from our other ranges. At this place you can see them and can pick up whatever you like. Just add the total of the extra stuff you'd like to buy to your pledge. After the campaign we will send a survey to you and you will be able to tell us which additional sets you paid for.

STEAM-PUNK RANGE

CHARACTERS

 Ottomans, Ladies and Robots



POST-APOCALYPTIC RANGE

(metal, 28mm scale, non-slotta based)
TROOPS AND GANGS

 MORE ODDITIES

 CHARACTERS

 DOGS OF WAR


BRUEGELBURG

(metal, 28mm scale, slotta based)  

CITIZENS

METAL MILITIA, MORE CITIZENS, INQUISITION

LANDSKNECHTS

 FIREARMS, KNIGHTS, SWORDS

ARTILLERY

SCHWEINSTEIN REVOLT

DWARVES

 

 

Other ranges will follow shortly!

CLOSING WORD

Therefore, here’s our new 28mm Science Fiction miniatures range, “Astropolis”. This is a project dear to our heart, which we want very much to be realized, and for which we will need your support and encouragement. We’ve thought long and hard about the design of a Sci-Fi range that is true to the “Lead Adventure Miniatures” style – it had to be something special and unique. From that starting point, Igor created miniatures that embody this world – a fascinating vision of the future, in which humans are still humans, no genetic super-warriors; human spaceships traversing endless space on the unceasing quest for happiness and a new world to call home; humans (and aliens, too!), who don’t wear armour all day long while vanquishing mortal enemies, but rather have character and individuality. We hope we are headed in the right direction and there is some real interest in these figures out there. We hope you will share this vision and will support us in making this figure range reality. Beyond the initial range, there are lots of questions we want to explore with this project – who were the aliens that crushed Earth of Old, who are the Outlaws, where does the Military stand in all this? Which other ships and planets did the good ship “Astropolis” encounter? This and much more we hope to flesh out, given your help and support. 

 

Risks and challenges

Risk is minimal. We are an experienced miniatures company who have operated successfully for more than five years and are well-known for our reliability. As illustrated by the pictures, the figures have already been sculpted. The master moulds are being already in production. If this project is funded, we can immediately initiate creation of the production moulds, so that we will be able to commence the initial production run right after completion of the Kickstarter. Based on previous experience with our suppliers, we expect the first miniatures to be delivered six to eight weeks following completion of the campaign. This means that you may already receive your figures as early as November, December 2016 at the latest. In any case, we will continuously publish updates on progress and project steps and milestones.

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    Pledge €5 or more About $6

    The Captain

    You will receive the figure of the captain of the Astropolis (one miniature)

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    Pledge €10 or more About $11

    Service Unit

    You receive one set of your choice from Astropolis range. Each set contains two figures.

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    Pledge €27 or more About $30

    Support Squad

    You receive three sets of your choice from Astropolis range. Each set contains two figures.

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    Pledge €42 or more About $47

    Technical Support Crew

    You receive five sets of your choice from Astropolis range. Each set contains two figures.

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    Pledge €75 or more About $84

    Astropolis Crew - Early Bird

    You receive a full set of 19 Astropolis Crew miniatures (this includes all 10 individual sets)

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    Pledge €80 or more About $89

    Astropolis Crew

    You receive a full set of 19 Astropolis Crew miniatures (this includes all 10 individual sets)

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Funding period

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