The Nomad Caravan.
Welcome to the latest Blind Beggar Miniatures Kickstarter campaign: The Nomad Caravan.
This campaign will, if successful, see the production of a 28mm heroic scale Nomad Caravan cast in white metal, representing either a Merchant and his attendants and guards or a travelling Nomad family during migration.
The master castings for this have already been made, this campaign is purely to fund the production moulding of the Nomad Caravan as a set.
When the Caravan goes into production it will consist of eight miniatures representing the Nomad group and their accompanying pack animals, but during this campaign there will be an additional miniature added to the group who will not be part of the production pack as that particular miniature will eventually be joining a different set entirely.
The eight figures that will be going into the production mould as part of the Caravan set...
The extra miniature (previously part of the 'Bounty Hunters' set) who will added to The Caravan for the duration of this campaign as a FREE bonus miniature...
Expand the Caravan...
There are a few Packs in the Blind Beggar range that would work well in conjunction with the Nomad Caravan.
Take a look at the optional Packs below and see if you wish to increase the size of your Nomad Caravan.
If anything takes your fancy, just work out how many extra Packs that you want to add to your Caravan and select the appropriate Pledge Level on the right
There will be a space on the survey when it is sent out to let me know what you have added for.
There are only a small number of castings of Barnacle Ben, the Scaled Warrior, available at the moment so I have created a Pledge Level with limited numbers where he is also available to be added as he makes a great Caravan guard for the larger caravans that can afford to employ him!
All of the above figures have 'slotta' base tabs (except Ben, who has 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 more than thirty 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 Nomad Caravan.
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 I were to become lost in the Sea of Sands, but as I have no intention of going anywhere near there, that should not be an issue....
- (7 days)