Welcome to the latest Blind Beggar Miniatures Kickstarter campaign: The Galactic Civilians: Phase 3!
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, 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.
There are five civilian miniatures that we are attempting to fund at the start of this campaign, all Amphibious Aliens, including three family members, a large Law Enforcement Officer and a street busker.
The master castings have already been made, this campaign is purely to fund the production moulding of the Galactic Civilians: Phase 3.
The Phase 3 Civilians on Outland.
Here are some examples of the figures from this campaign painted up and how they will be used in the Outland setting.
Expanding the Crowd...
Extra sets of Phase 3 Civilians may be added to your Pledge at a cost of £17 per set of five figures. Simply adjust your Pledge Level accordingly.
The Phase 1 and Phase 2 Civilian sets
Sets from the Galactic Civilians: Phase 1 and Phase 2 campaigns may be added to your Pledge at a cost of £18 per set. Simply adjust your Pledge level accordingly.
Even More Civilians....
There are also 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.
There is also the option to add the Baron and his Guards if you wish.
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 or add £9 to your Pledge for each Pack selected, whichever is easier..
Want Some Androids???
There is the option to add The Original Android Collective, in case you would like to add some non-sentient characters to your Civilian Crowd.
The Original Android Collective may also be be added to your Pledge at a cost of £22 per set of seven miniatures. Simply adjust your Pledge level accordingly.
Want Protection for your Amphibious Aliens?
You may also add an Amphibious Alien Combat Squad to your Pledge, in case you would like to add some added protection for your Amphibious Civilian Crowd.
The Amphibious Alien Combat Squad may also be be added to your Pledge at a cost of £27 per set of seven miniatures. Simply adjust your Pledge level accordingly.
There will be a space on the survey when it is sent out to let me know which Packs or sets that you have added to your Pledge.
The Whole Shoal.
For those of you that would like to net the whole Amphibious Alien Collection in one catch!
This Pledge Level contains the following:
The five Amphibious Alien Civilians from Phase 3 ...
Plus, the following Packs from earlier campaigns...
Plus an Amphibious Alien Combat Squad to provide security....
Please Note: All miniatures are supplied unpainted and unbased.
All of the above figures either have 'slotta' base tabs (or an integral flat 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 been fulfilled 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 Galactic Civilians: Phase 2 miniatures, 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 Baron of Outland and be made to 'disappear', but as I have no intention of doing that, that should not be an issue....
- (8 days)