Welcome to the latest Blind Beggar Miniatures Kickstarter campaign: The Galactic Civilians!.
This campaign will, if successful, see the Galactic Civilians featured in this campaign go into production as 28mm scale miniatures cast in white metal,
The Civilians themselves have been deliberately made as generic as possible so that they can be used to represent pedestrians, corporate workers, innocent bystanders, officials or whatever you wish in pretty much any setting, be it a far flung outpost, a sprawling mega-city or a hive of grim and dark aspect, paint them how you will to fit them into your own setting.
Some examples of painted versions will be forthcoming as regular Updates during the campaign.
There are six civilian miniatures that we are attempting to fund at the start of the campaign, three male and three female and all Human. The Aliens will follow later, although there are some Aliens available amongst the additional Pack options (see Expanding The Crowd below).
The master castings for this have already been made, this campaign is purely to fund the production moulding of the Galactic Civilians as a set.
Expanding the Crowd...
Want more Civilians?
Extra sets of the six miniature Galactic Civilians pack may be added to your Pledge at a cost of £15 per set. Simply adjust your Pledge level accordingly.
Want different Civilians?
There are also a few Packs in the Blind Beggar range that would work well in conjunction with the Galactic Civilians to expand your Crowd of Citizens.
Take a look at the optional Packs below and see if you wish to increase the size of your Civilian contingent.
If anything takes your fancy, just work out how many extra Packs that you want to add to your Crowd and select the appropriate Pledge Level on the right
(You may notice that there are a few separate Pledge levels that specifically include The Mayor pack. This is because this pack has been reduced in cost for this campaign only so that Pledges which contain the Mayor are at a lower price to others containing a similar number of packs.
The price of the Mayor pack will revert back to normal after this campaign has ended.
Get the Mayor in your pocket on the cheap while you can!)
There will be a space on the survey when it is sent out to let me know which Packs you would like to add.
All of the above figures either have 'slotta' base tabs (or an integral base), which have been designed to fit most types of plastic slotted bases.
Bases are NOT supplied.
There are several reasons for this:
Firstly, whichever type that I chose may not necessarily be compatible with those of any given Backer.
Secondly, I would have to increase the cost of all Pledges to cover this.
Thirdly, and most importantly, the space that they occupy could take parcels from the Large Letter category, which 95% of all parcels so far in previous campaigns have fit into, up to a Small Parcel and thus increase the postage further. This can be quite a significant increase when sending overseas.
Bearing all these factors in mind I have decided it makes more sense not to add them.
Risks and challenges
I have already run many successful Kickstarter campaigns which have funded and have been fulfilled well within the time frame specified at the the time of launch.
I see no reason why this should be any different as the figures have already been sculpted and master moulds have been made to eliminate as much risk of delays as is possible.
This project is to fund the production moulding and casting of the new Galactic Civilians, all of the optional extras have already been production moulded.
I have factored in extra time for any delay in casting or shipping, so every pledge should be fulfilled in time.
The only problem would be if I were to upset the Mayor and be made to 'disappear', but as I have no intention of doing that, that should not be an issue....
- (7 days)