Help bring this new Tony DiTerlizzi Masterworks Miniature Range to market! These are all lead-free Pewter Miniatures - not plastic. They come unpainted and the miniatures shown are the actual original sculpts. We funded in 54 minutes and are deep into Stretch Goals.
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If you would like to see really large pictures of the green sculpts for a number of the miniatures in this project - scroll down to the bottom of this page.
Seeing as you crushed our second final Stretch Goal with 5 hours to spare, we came up with one more final final final fun Free Miniature reward we could offer up if we can become the top Dark Sword Kickstarter project. We might as well do all three Stirges so they can attack in force right? Dave Summers will sculpt the final "Who me? Stirge" up.
Early Bird and Core Set Backers are currently receiving:
Dark Sword Miniatures has been producing critically acclaimed tabletop gaming scale (often referred to as 28mm Heroic Scale) pewter miniatures for the past 13+ years. Our award-winning miniature ranges include the George R.R. Martin Masterworks, Elmore Masterworks, Parkinson Masterworks, Easley Masterworks, Caldwell Masterworks, Stephanie Law Masterworks, Visions in Fantasy, and of course our Critter Kingdoms Anthropomorphic Animals range. Dark Sword Miniatures has a 13+ year proven track record with our licensed ranges and with our customers.
With your backing and support on this project, we would like to launch a new licensed range of miniatures based on the wonderful and whimsical artwork of Tony DiTerlizzi. I have long admired Tony’s style and vibe since the early 1990’s when I first discovered his wonderful artwork. Tony grew up at the same time I did in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s when we both discovered role playing games and miniatures. His art oozes old school awesome with a modern context and execution. I love his art and so did many of the folks I work with from sculptors to painters – especially Dave Summers who has been hounding me for years to approach Tony about working with Dark Sword.
When I finally approached Tony about the possibility of working together, he did his homework on Dark Sword and our proven track record and then jumped right on board with the project. Tony has been involved in the creative process with us every step of the way on these miniatures and has even created some variant art and new art for this project. Tony and I are happy to present to you what we hope is the start of a wonderful new Dark Sword miniature range that we need your help on launching.
Meier and Dave Summers have sculpted up the wonderful new miniatures
for this range. They both have proven track records with Dark Sword
Miniatures going back to Ral Partha.
For those of you unfamiliar with Dark Sword Miniatures and the style of our gaming scale miniatures (what would be referred to as 28mm Heroic Scale from many companies), you can check us out on our Web site at: www.DarkSwordMiniatures.com You can also scroll down the page to some gallery pictures of a small sampling of the miniatures we have released over the past 13+ years. Please note - these are painted studio model examples – all of our miniatures come in bare pewter or resin and will require minor assembly. You the hobbyist will get the pleasure of assembling and painting our miniatures in whatever color schemes you wish to see them in. It is a wonderful hobby indeed..
Dark Sword has already run and fully delivered on four Kickstarter projects. We aim to once again exceed expectations on delivery of this project both on the quality of our miniatures and speed of delivery for our backer rewards. Like our last Kickstarter projects, we have a very simple campaign backer structure you can see over to your right. Early Bird Core Set and Core Set Backers will be rewarded for their support with special Kickstarter pricing.
Other perks will include stretch goals that can be unlocked along the way for more free bonus miniatures added into the core set and access to other cool add-ons after the initial funding goal is exceeded. Once again, we already have the core set fully sculpted and have been running test castings of these miniatures to ensure everything is ready to crank into high gear on the production front once we get underway. Everything is cast in lead-free pewter. We aim to have backer rewards delivered very quickly once again so people can enjoy these amazing miniatures. With convention season coming up, this is pushing things out into a mid September 2015 delivery timeframe.
Below is a small sampling of our existing George R.R. Martin Masterworks Pewter Miniature range from the Song of Ice and Fire Book Series that inspired the hit HBO show Game of Thrones. These miniatures were created working closely with GRRM himself from how he envisioned the characters from the books in his mind - they are not from the HBO series. Please note - these are painted studio models - all of our miniatures come in bare pewter or bare resin and require minor assembly and of course painting.
Below is a small sampling of our Elmore Masterworks Pewter Miniature range. Please note - these are painted studio models - all of our miniatures come in bare pewter or bare resin and require minor assembly and of course painting.
Below is a small sampling of our Visions in Fantasy Pewter Miniature range. Please note - these are painted studio models - all of our miniatures come in bare pewter or bare resin and require minor assembly and of course painting.
Below is a small sampling of our Visions in Fantasy Anthropomorphic Animal (I call them critters) Pewter Miniature range. Please note - these are painted studio models - all of our miniatures come in bare pewter or bare resin and require minor assembly and of course painting.
We have included the above galleries of
images to showcase a small sampling of what Dark Sword Miniatures has delivered
over the past 13+ years as we approach 700 miniatures produced. You can see for
yourself the quality and care we put into every aspect of our small boutique
miniature company. You can check out our Web site at: www.DarkSwordMiniatures.com to see more examples of what we have done and also read
customer testimonials about the quality of our miniature ranges and the speed
of our shipments all over the world. I bring these things up to call
attention to our proven track record of delivering on projects in a consistent
Some folks have asked for larger "Green Pics" (what we call the original sculpt) to showcase all the details that Tom and Dave lavish on their Dark Sword sculpts. I started sifting through green pictures that Tom sent over so his are posted first. So here they are. Enjoy!
Thank you very much for checking out our Kickstarter Project!
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge we face is getting the backer rewards shipped in a timely and affordable fashion. I want to exceed expectations on this front once again like we did on our first four Kickstarter projects. So to once again help support this goal, we have already completed sculpting and initial master molding on the core set of miniatures. We have also performed test castings to ensure everything is dialed in from a pewter quality perspective. We have already had our pewter miniature caster set aside casting time and packing time so we can quickly get a head start on production as this campaign is underway. Just like with our first four Kickstarter projects, we will keep our backers in the loop with frequent updates throughout the run of this new Kickstarter project. All of our production and packing/shipping will take place in/from the Midwest USA.
Many Kickstarter campaigns also run into shipping issues – especially international shipping issues. We are in our 13th year of business and have shipped orders out all over the world in the past 13+ years. We also completed and fully delivered on our first three Kickstarter projects. International shipping is expensive and this large release will be no exception. Dark Sword Miniatures has built a reputation of top notch quality and dependability over the years in regards to both our miniatures and our shipping turn times. And we aim to build upon that reputation once again with this new Kickstarter.
Another challenge many Kickstarters face is sorting the surveys after the project completes. Just like our last four Kickstarter projects, we have purposely built our project with simplified backer levels in order to simplify surveys so they are easy to complete and return quickly.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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