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Ouroboros Miniatures presents - Dragon Masters. Fantasy busts for painters and collectors cast in high quality resin.
Ouroboros Miniatures presents - Dragon Masters. Fantasy busts for painters and collectors cast in high quality resin.
161 backers pledged €14,132 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello everyone,

Welcome to our ninth Kickstarter and the first of 2019! We have been working on this project for over a year and we enjoyed every step along the way. From the initial ideas bouncing around in my head to the concept sketches, the sculpting process and then seeing them come alive through printing and casting. It has been a very rewarding experience and now I can finally share them with you!

Last year might have been mostly about scifi and Cyberpunk, but this year, we will start with some fantasy love!!!

This campaign is about a trio (trio?!? yes, trio!) of elves known as the Dragon Masters. They raise and train dragons for others of their kin. So the dragons (technically one of them is a Wyvern but we'll count it as a dragon! ;) ) you see on the busts are not mature and fully grown dragons. But they will be! Who knows, one day we might make some proper fully grown ones...!?

Karadhran, the male Dragon Master stands almost 80mm tall and has a width of over 115mm!

Ciadrin, the female Dragon Master stands a little over 66mm with a width of 90mm!


Concept art

The journey starts with an idea formulating in my head. I often do some rough sketches and write down some thoughts and notes to start establishing a concrete plan for the character. The second step is finding an artist that is suited for what I have mind and then let him or her do their magic.

In this case Denis Zimin took my ideas and made these two concepts which I really like!

He is currently making them into fully coloured artworks and I hope to share them soon. 

                                                                                         Karadhran
Karadhran
                                                                                           Ciadrin
Ciadrin

Renders

After the concepts are finished, the sculptor goes to work. He takes the concepts and starts sculpting them. Digitally in this case. The concept art was spot on and Radmir Achmentov, one of our regular sculptors, had a blast and this shows in the sculpts.


                                                                                  Karadhran render
Karadhran render
                                                                                     Ciadrin render
Ciadrin render
                                                                                       Cyara render
Cyara render

Prints

Once the sculpting has been done and the cuts are in place, the sculpts are turned into STL files and these are sent to the printer. In our case we use Micron 3D. 

                                                                                      Ciadrin print
Ciadrin print

Casts

Once the printer has sent the prints to our caster, the moulding and casting process begins. A magical and obscure happening that I absolutely have no clue on how to do it myself so  we rather let trained professionals do their stuff! First the print/sculpt is prepared and then a master mould is made. From this master mould some test casts are made to see if everything is working properly and if so, these casts are then used to produce casting moulds. 


                                                           Ciadran master casting (prior to clean up!)
Ciadran master casting (prior to clean up!)
                                                        Karadhran master casting (prior to clean up!)
Karadhran master casting (prior to clean up!)



We have a few types of pledges. The regular ones that will be available throughout the campaign with the busts at a discounted price from the MSRP and...   48 hour only EARLY BIRDS!!! 

                                                                                         Karadhran
Karadhran
                                                                                           Ciadrin
Ciadrin

                                                                                Karadhran & Ciadrin
Karadhran & Ciadrin
                                                                                             Cyara
Cyara

Add-ons! 

We decided to add the Draken busts of Drakogor and Dragyn to this campaign as they fit right in being dragon hybrids themselves! Drakogor wa released last year and dragyn is a brand new release!

                                                                                          Drakogor
Drakogor
                                                                                           Dragyn
Dragyn
                                                                                Drakogor & Dragyn
Drakogor & Dragyn

These are HUGE busts! Drakogor standing at 90mm from bottom to top and Dragyn an impressive 110mm from bottom to the top of his horns!!! 

For more angles check here;

 https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CMjSP14DRwLniSDOznFwpa83mXnyIrW9 



Shipping will be charged during the Kickstarter. For all pledges it is €10,- which includes tracking, signed for delivery and insurance.  

We have set the delivery date for May 2019. Casting will begin once the campaign is over and we have funded. We believe this is a realistic date after speaking things through with our caster. 

The company who handles our shipping proved eight times already that they do a good job. We have every faith we can deliver on time as we have become quite good at organizing and packing. We don't think there will be a delay in packages going out to backers but would just like to add that delays can happen. Once the shipping company has your parcels it is out of our control. However we will do everything possible again to fulfill this Kickstarter on time. 

Please note that we are not responsible for any customs or other fees that might occur. 

Miniatures come unpainted and need assembly and some minor cleaning.


As always there are a few people I want to thank! The following people who's help and hard work has made it possible to do this campaign!  

  • Sir Castalot (mysterious and legendary caster supreme!)
  • Radmir Achmentov (Punga Miniatures)
  • Toni Garcia Krespo (CHK Studios)
  • Michal NT (Digital painter)
  • Kyle Cruickshank (Mr Lees Minis)
  • Luke Wilson
  • Micron 3D
  • Bulat Satuchin

One thing that is very important if you want to help us fund, is to please take a moment to share the project. You can do this by sharing the campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, your blog, forums and on any other Social media you might know! 

Tell your friends who might be interested and with your help we can make this project as successful as possible, ensuring we can make many more wonderful busts and miniatures in the near future!  

You can follow us here: 

https://www.facebook.com/OuroborosMiniatures/

https://ouroborosminiatures.blogspot.nl/

https://www.instagram.com/ouroborosminiatures/

https://twitter.com/OuroborosMinis

https://ouroborosminiatures.com 


Risks and challenges

The Dragon Masters have already been sculpted, moulded and (test) cast. Production will start as soon as (and only if) the campaign is successfully funded. Once we receive the casts, we will process them and make everything ready for sending them on their way. Out of experience packaging doesn't take us very take long. We have a reliable shipping company who does the distribution and therefor we have good confidence that we will be able to deliver on time.

Please note though that the estimated delivery time is based upon a certain number of expected backers. In case of a highly succesful campaign, the delivery could take a bit longer.

This is our ninth campaign and from our previous eight, we only had one campaign being delivered late. All others were shipped on time or even ahead of the estimated delivery times. Our current caster is a true professional and a man of his word. He has delivered on time and provided great quality so we know he will get the job done!

We have great confidence that we can deliver yet another project succesfully and on time!

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    Cyara

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    Ciadrin

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    Karadhran

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    Drakogor

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    Dragyn

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    Ciadrin & Karadhran EARLY BIRD!

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    Ciadrin & Karadhran

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