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Who are we?
BrokenToad is a UK based company that has produced accessories and models for display painters in the miniature industry since 2014, now we aim to take our wealth of experience in resin production and use it to create some of the best looking scenery pieces for tabletop miniature gaming.
Why use Kickstarter?
Well, firstly, model production is expensive, we are not a huge multi million pound company with vast amounts of working capital. We need to have models sculpted in 3D software and then printed on high end 3D printers. After this we need to produce silicone master molds from those prints so we can then produce the production molds that the models will be cast from in polyurethane resin. Finally we will need to pay for packaging and all the design & printing work that goes along with that, to be able to do this for a full range of models in one go isn't cheap and crowd funding is the best way to guarantee we have the funds in place to do so.
Secondly, this is our first venture into the gaming side of the hobby and we have no reference for the volume of models we will need to produce before launching the range. Crowd funding is by far the best way to gauge exactly how many models we need to produce to fulfill our customers needs in a timely fashion while maintaining the high quality we demand from our products.
So what are we offering to backers?
I'm glad you asked ...
The Goal Markers
All of the sculpts have been digitally created with precocious attention to detail by our in house sculptor, Alastair Reid, and cast in high quality polyurethane resin to ensure we can capture the best details possible for model building, painting and, ultimately, gaming. Goal Markers are supplied unassembled and unpainted as multi-part resin kits with a 50mm base.
BrokenToad has produced silicone molds and polyurethane resin casts for miniature companies all over the world from our casting workshop based in the North East of England. We have worked with big named companies and small independent start ups delivering orders both big and small, hitting time deadlines and striving for some of the highest quality models possible. We have been doing this for a long time and have extensive experience as a resin caster and model producer which will will be bringing to this project.
'The Toad Abides'
By the rules, of course ...
As I'm sure you know, Toads have impeccable integrity and are illustrious for sticking to the rules ( it's true, it's definitely a thing, I read it online so it must be true). Because of this we couldn't run a campaign aimed at football without supplying a Ref, therefore every single backer of £40 or more will receive a free copy of 'The Toad Abides' with the pledge to oversee all their future games and make sure no funny stuff happens. The miniature is only available during the campaign and will not be sold after it finishes.
Once the campaign has ended all the miniatures will be chosen and shipping will be applying depending on the weight of the pledge, we feel this is the fairest way for all backer as you will only pay shipping for the models you order. However because of this won't have an accurate cost of your shipping until you have chosen the miniatures for your pledge and the order is weighed, below is a chart showing the cost brackets for tracked shipping.
Managing your pledge
You may allocate your funds to anything you wish during our campaign and are not required to purchase anything you do not want to. At the end of the campaign we will be using pledge manager for backers to customise their purchase and let us know exactly which miniatures they would like included in their pledge, any changes or additional purchases can also be made during this time. Any new miniatures that are unlocked during the campaign will also be added to the pledge manager and made available then. You may increase the amount of any pledge you choose to back to reflect any additional items you would like, simply let us know what they are during the pledge manager phase once the campaign ends.
Risks and challenges
As this is our first Kickstarter I don't expect everything to go perfectly to plan, there will inevitably be situations we come up against that we were not expecting to happen.
However, with all that said, we have extensive experience in producing and delivering miniatures to the highest quality to customers all over the world. All the models are sculpted, printed, cast, packaged and shipped from in house at BrokenToad and we have left enough time to be able to address any issues we come up against during the campaign.
Our aim is to have all the rewards out to backer well before the deadline date and we will be fully transparent about anything that may slow this down.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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