Snott and Trolls (Canceled)
Tower Miniatures brings the Alpha Snott and his Monstrous Family. A resin Trio created for fantasy wargamers, painters and role players
Tower miniature is back and I want to seek support to produce these three miniatures. The Mountain Troll, a Common Ridge Troll and an Alpha Snott.
These miniatures will be cast in polyurethane resin
The miniatures are set on a 32 mm scale, and will be provided with a square 40 mm base for the larger trolls and a 25 mm square base for the Alpha Snott All Miniatures will be unassembled and unpainted. The Miniatures will be packaged in hand stamped Kraft-paper boxes.
This Kickstarter campaign has been kept small and if successful will help to release a larger Troll campaign in April 2019.
there are four rewards all together three for each individual miniature and the last reward is all three miniatures combined.
If you would want to increase your pledge to have more then one reward as an add-on then please use the prices below.
Alpha Snott: £13
Mountain Troll: £17
Ridge Troll: £17
Troll Set: £37.5
Below you will see the story behind each character
An infant or adolescent troll, are called Snotts and often they swarm in large numbers, but an Alpha Snott is a different beast. These creatures grow faster then other troll Snotts and they will always display a higher level of intelligence often making them leaders of other Snotts.
These unique trolls hatch from a smaller nest called a Crone Nest and it is always guaranteed to see an Alpha Snott riding atop of that very nest. Crone Nests have immense magical qualities which causes it to levitate and allows the Alpha to ride it as if it is a flying steed. The nest is always spewing mucus and other foul liquids to sustain the remaining egg that the Alpha protects.
The Rarest of trolls are the mountain trolls these creatures are often treated as sacred beasts by orcs and goblins. For any Mountain troll that has a shaman skull placed on it will bind the spirit of that shaman to the troll. The bound spirits will appear as a smoke above its host which allow that spirit to commune with the living. Should any magical spells threaten the troll the Shaman spirit will often try to block such magical attacks.
Mountain trolls blood produce the largest rock scars compared to any other troll. It is normal to see such animals looking more like a stone battering rams, smashing into its enemies and pulverizing its victims with its stone fists. how any skulls of shamans are placed on its back has baffled humans and elves scholars for many ages.
The largest and most common of the trolls, these creatures are found in all corners of the world they have no specific environment they rely on and can walk great distance in one night. Rather then finding a cave to escape the sun they dig in to the ground and bury themselves until night falls.
It is digging that has led to the Ridge Trolls success, keeping themselves close to food sources has led them to stop turning on each other, meaning there population doesn't drop to cannibalism.
The Ridge troll still will kill and eat its own kind but they often work in packs to hunt much larger creatures
It is the bone remains of such larger creatures that are often used as weapons by Ridge trolls the only intelligent thing they do
While I have digitally sculpted these miniatures, the resin casting of the rewards will be done by the London based casting service 4D.
4D have been an active part of the model making community for a long time and their service has been producing resin casts for a number of artists and model makers. I believe with there experience we will be able to provide high quality miniatures for all those that back this project.
With 4D providing the production it gives me the opportunity to focus on creating the masters which I will be finalizing over this campaign I will be giving regular posts of the 3D printing process. So please check the update section to see my progression.
I aim to charge for the postage and packaging after the campaign ends and once we have all miniatures cast and ready to be dispatched.
The prices below are estimates of the P&P and will the charge for standard delivery.
United Kingdom £4
European Union £4.50
Rest of the world £5.00
(options for tracking will be available but it would be higher for the estimates above)
Risks and challenges
As someone who is still new to Kickstarter and to miniature producing I wanted to keep this campaign simple with not many options to cause complications, with the main focus of engaging and getting rewards out to the backers.
The main challenge is in the production of the manufacturing would be down to how many rewards are to be created for backers and depending on how this campaign progresses I will be in regular contact with manufacturers to build a plan to compensate for larger orders or a specific miniature been more popular then others.
I believe 4D casting service will be able to help produce the miniatures in the expected time frame but depending on how many miniatures need to be produced there could be a slight delay.
The biggest risk for this project I believe, would be in delivery to backers and I am aiming to start shipping the rewards out to backers in early March 2019.
As some one who has worked in a logistics and sale environment I have resolved a number of negative experiences that have happened from bad deliveries I hope to use the same skills, form that line of work, to resolve any unseen issues that might arise in post campaign stage.
I intend to resolve all issue by being open and communicating with backers on an individual level as well as a collective. I will be regularly updating this campaign while asking for advice from those willing to share.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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