The Fourth Android Collective
Welcome to the launch of The Fourth Android Collective.
This campaign, if successful, will see the expansion of the Android range of miniatures produced by Blind Beggar Miniatures,
This Fourth Collective of Androids will offer some of the more extreme versions of the 'Andy' Series, with a new selection of models which show how the Andy series can be customised for almost any role..
The 'Andy' Series....
The 'Andy' Series are based on an original design first conceived and created by Andym Industries (the MK1).
This original design was acquired by the BB Corporation where further research and development saw this pattern evolve into a range of models with differing specifications.
There are currently already twenty different models in production in the 'Andy' Series, This campaign will, hopefully, see the introduction of several more.
The New Models....
The new additions that the BB Corporation would like to put into production are the Mk's 21-26 shown here:
Details of the new Models and their functions will appear in regular Updates.
The Mk 27 Stretch Goal...
Should the Funding Level reach £1200, the Mk 27 will be added to the Fourth Android Collective, taking the total of models in this Collective up to seven.
The Earlier Collectives.
Here are the miniatures from the First, Second and Third Collective campaigns.
Any, or even all, of these earlier Collectives can be added to your Pledge parcel if you wish.
The Original Android Collective, featuring Mk's 1-7,
To add the Original Collective to your Pledge, add £22 per set to your total.
The Second Android Collective, featuring Mk's 8-13 (also includes 'Barker', the Android dog, not pictured).
To add the Second Collective to your Pledge, add £23 per set to your total.
The Third Collective featuring Mk's 14-20.
To add the Third Collective to your Pledge, add £25 per set to your total.
All of the above figures have 'slotta' base tabs, 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 more than thirty successful Kickstarter campaigns, all of which 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 Androids of the Tourth Collective.
I have factored in extra time for any delay in casting, so every pledge should be fulfilled in time.
The only problem would be if the Android Masters took exception and rose up in rebellion, but their programming should prevent this and was successful in its application last time around.....Fingers crossed!
- (10 days)