November has come and gone and although we have collected a lot of minis that are ready for shipping, we have as feared still got a proportion of the range queued in production. Below I will attempt to outline at what stage each miniature falls into with in the production pipeline. The miniatures we have collected will of course unlock a large proportion of orders and we will be able to fulfil a lot of orders in their entirety by the end of 2016.
What we have Collected:
To be passed onto shipping this week. They will be added to stock on the system and will unlock a lot of orders
- Forest Troll Sets
- Orc King
- Orc Hyena Handler
- Goblin Wolf Riders
- War Dogs 1-4
To be collected very soon:
Some we hope to collect in the last week before christmas. Some may creep into January.
- War Bear
- Goblin Boar Riders
- War Dog 5
- Goblin Minotaur
- Troll Shaman
Queued in Casting
- This section is harder to predict and I am very sorry to confirm that they will creep into 2017. But now that we only have a few left it will become easier for us to give actual dates for particular models. The one positive is that as one is completed we can pass it onto shipping to unlock more orders as opposed to waiting for all of them. They are in production but these minis are queued. By queued I mean that they were the last minis to be handed over and miniatures that were handed over before it e.g. a train from a collectible train manufacturer is before it in the line.
- Wyvern Adolescent
- Great Eagle
- Goblin Oviraptor Mounts
- Goblin King
- Orc Boar/Warg Riders
- Magma Trolls
An apology about communication
We have generally found that most customers are very understanding when a kickstarter takes longer than initially intended, if you are clear and informative about what is happening. But of course there is a limit to every bodies patience and we only hope we can hold your patience and support in these final hurdles. Our kickstarter certainly has gone beyond what we expected for our production pipeline quite considerably and we know where these issues came from going forwards.
We have recently dropped the ball on communication and have certainly learnt that our duties and responsibilities as a small and growing company require us to maintain the high level of communication we had at the start. We will improve and get back to the high standards we started out with.
Dwarves Kickstarter Progress
We are in a phase where the minis are in production and on our end we can only wait and occasionally add a little pressure to receive the miniatures as soon as possible. This has however left us some time to build the next kickstarter! With the delays and news on our current kickstarter, it's a nice addition to be able to share some exciting news and developments on these updates and we've certainly got some cool stuff to show!
We'd love for you to help shape the dwarf kickstarter with us!
Dwarf Kickstarter Outline Initial Release:
- Dwarf Male Infantry (10)
- Dwarf Hog Mounts (3)
- Dwarf Ram Mounts (3)
- Dwarf Sabertooth Mount (1)
The sabertooth mount is an exciting addition for us. We listened to the feedback from the last update and realised we had missed the mark with what a dwarf mount should be. We went back to the drawing board and started from scratch on our Special Mounts. Let us know what you think with the initial progress. (Note: the orc will be interchangeable with a step or broken column)
Paid Stretch Goal Add Ons
- Dwarf War Bear Set (3)
- Dwarf Gyphon Mount (1)
- Dwarf King on Pygmy Mammoth (1)
- Females Dwarf Infantry (10)
This Gryphon Mount was suggested by a customer and is a replacement for the Wyvern we showed last time, which missed the core aesthetic of a dwarf mount
Stretch Goal Freebies
- 1 Dwarf Villager Male
- 2 Dwarf Villager Female
- 3 Dwarf Villager Elder
- 4 Dwarf Fish Monger
- 5 Dwarf Chef
- 6 Dwarf Engineer
- 7 Dwarf Blacksmith
- 8 Dwarf Cleric
- 9 Dwarf Paladin
- 10 Dwarf Gladiator
We are limiting the scale of this kickstarter for a much faster turnaround. The dwarf individuals specifically will be quick through production from our experience with Goblins. The big miniatures are what slowed us down on our current kickstarter and is why there will be between 6 and 8 as opposed to the 30+ we had on the last one.
Below are miniatures that will be built but may not be released on this kickstarter. They will go into production at some point but are most likely to be released as an expansion. This is not to say that a War Beast for example won't creep into our Kickstarter. We will assess the situation and level of demand when we go live. If it remains manageable the odd extra might creep in.
- (Dwarf Male War Beast) (1)
- (Dwarf Female War Beast) (1)
- Dwarf Male Crossbow unit (5 or 10)
- Dwarf Female Crossbow unit (5 or 10)
- Resin Collectable scale Dwarf (1)
- Dwarf Bust (1)
Mounts Currently unposed and with a proxy dwarf
Troll Painting Competition!
Our painting competition is going great and we've had some stunning entries.
New final entry date 24th Dec 2016
Click the link below and click on the vote tab to check out the gallery of painted trolls!
Examples of some stunning competition entries!
Painted by Patrick Harland of Dabbling In Miniatures
Painted by Martin Howell