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"It is incumbent upon practitioners of the magical arts to summon arcane help. The magician's hours, should not be spent in drudgery" - Magus, Arkhand Tashwistle
I am an Illustrator, who has spent the last year or so working on a series of detailed fantasy locations.
The Sorcerers' Minions
My most recent picture is The Sorcerers' Enclave, a magical island, served by a cohort of Minions: mischievous imps, summoned from a darker plane, to assist in the sorcerers' arcane works.
I have filled the time between drawing, by sculpting tabletop miniatures which inhabit the same world as my drawings.
IRON HAMMER MINIATURES
I have given the name "Iron Hammer" to the miniatures I will be creating to compliment my drawings. I hope you will like the stuff I come up with. It is my intention to produce figures which open up new gaming and story telling opportunities. Hence the Minions! They are not familiars, indeed they take a hand in training familiars for the wizards and witches they serve.
Rewards: Show Me The Miniatures!
Iron Hammer miniatures will be cast in pewter. The average Minion figure measures around 18mm from feet to eyes.
Set 1, Set 2 and The Minion Guard set, each contain four minions.
All figures are supplied with bases and unpainted. They may have some sharp metal pointy bits and are small, so are not recommended for children under 12 years old.
The miniatures will be cast by Chris Nicholls (Macrocosm). Who are renowned for producing great work.
UNLOCKED: £1000: A New Winged Minion Guard
"When summoning new minions, every magic user hopes to gain the service of a winged servant. So much more useful than the clumsy, earth-bound skivvy!" - Council Member, Granthus Mumblemarch
If we reach £1000, all backers at £16 pledge levels and above will receive a free Winged Minion Guard. He will look something like this!:
£1500 Stretch Goal: Vapuz The Vial Bearer Miniature
If we hit £1500 Vapuz will be added free of charge to pledges of £16 or above.
A closer look at the figures
And a closer look at the Sketches:
The Minion Guard wear breast plates and a metal masks to protect their faces. their pole-arms give them the extra reach their diminutive stature demands.
Norberk runs a nursery for familiars, training them and caring for them while their masters and mistresses work the coal face of dark knowledge.
When the potion you want is on the highest shelf in the chamber, you need this fellow. But remember to hire cruel keepers, his sort don't benefit from a gentle hand.
Here is a snap of the Slave Ogre sculpt - the handlers aren't sculpted yet, but two existing Minions are shown for scale.
The Sorcerer's Enclave illustration
Shipping And Pledge Manager
Shipping is not included in your Kickstarter pledge. It will be billed after the campaign ends using the Pledge Manager platform.
A Pledge Manager invitation will be sent to you within a couple of weeks of the Kickstarter ending.
As well as paying for your shipping via Pledge Manager, you can also specify which Add-Ons you have chosen.
I won't know the final shipping costs until the miniatures have been cast and I am able to weigh them. But I'll do my best to find a good deal on postage for you.
I expect shipping to cost somewhere in the region of:
£4 to £6 UK
£7 to £9 EU / Europe
£9 to £12 USA
£9 to £12 Rest of world
Risks and challenges
This is my second Kickstarter project. My first project The Dwarven Stronghold Art Print, was successfully funded and fulfilled.
Having said that, this is my first campaign producing miniatures. However we are in good hands with Macrocosm casting, and I am confident the project will be successfully delivered.
There is always room for things to go wrong of course. If there are delays or set-backs I will keep you well informed and show how I am working on solving them.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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