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We aim to launch a new line of miniatures for the tabletop gaming and painting community featuring strong iconic female characters.

To keep up with the latest after-project updates visit Bombshellminis.com for more news.

We will continue to post regular updates on the Kickstarter project as well as comments. If you are interested in continued support for the Bombshell Babes project beyond the Kickstarter funding period, we will be posting more info on a dedicated page at the regular site.

Babes Sculpts in Progress

For more updates on the sculpts in progresss visit the Sculpts Page.

These are progress pictures of the Babes sculpts I'm currently working on. They will go through a series of iterations until they are the best sculpts they can be. As my own art director, there is a lot of leeway to make them as close to the concept art as I feel is possible or to vary from it as necessary, as long as the coolness factor is ramped up.

As requested - here is a preliminary shot of Maelee next to a couple of popular figures sculpted by Jeff Grace for Dark Sword and Werner Klocke for Reaper so you can gauge the size of the intended models. Keep in mind, some of our figures may actually be a little larger or smaller depending on the character portrayed.

The Idea

For several years now I have been wanting to launch a new boutique line of miniatures featuring strong female characters. Although I'm using terms like "Bombshell" and "Babes" to describe the line, these characters are much more than either of those outdated terms. The concept needed something retro and nostalgic that evoked images of famous paintings like J. Howard Miller's "We Can Do It" and Rockwell's "Rosie the Riveter".

With this new concept, I want to create a strong recognizable brand that stands for excellence in figurative sculpting. My recent work (shown above) for some of the top companies in the gaming industry has brought me into contact with a fantastic group of creative professionals eager to collaborate on this project. From concept art and character design to sculpting and painting the finished models, my goal is to create beautiful figurative sculpture in miniature. And now we have an exceptional team of skilled and talented collaborators who share that goal.

The Costs

The funding goal goes directly to pay the artists and designers to make the characters tangible. It also will go to the sculptors who will be providing the characters and pieces for molding as well as all of the other production costs like 3D printing, casting, packaging and various other promotional expenses.

The Babes

We have a fantastic list of classic character archetypes as well as new characters from many popular genres including Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Steampunk and more that we will be revealing throughout the course of the Kickstarter project that you can choose as rewards. We also have several characters officially licensed from artist Matt Dixon that will be added to our Babes line.  Our figures will be engineered to make them easy to add to alternate bases for a variety of gaming or painting needs. Care will also be taken to size the figures so they will be compatible with other models from the most popular manufacturers within the 30mm range. The Babes will be cast in metal with a variety of accessory sprues available along with resin creatures and vehicles.

BABES REWARDS CHOICES

As your first perk for jumping in early and backing the project to completion way before the deadline, we have upgraded EVERY Babe model with a resin scenic base insert! That's right, all of the Babe models will now come with a resin base insert that will have unique terrain features appropriate to the characters. The base insert will be scaled to fit inside of the depression on a 30mm premium round-lipped base common to many tabletop games. I have created numerous base inserts just like these for Wyrd Miniatures and we are happy to be able to include them with each of our Babe models.

You can see larger versions of the designs in our Concept Art Gallery.

You can see larger versions of the designs in our Concept Art Gallery.

Reinforcements Add-On Sets

These unique sets will be available for additional pledge amounts indicated once the specific goals to unlock the pieces are reached.

STRETCH GOALS

$20,000 ACHIEVED - THANK YOU!!! - EVERY Babe model now gets a resin scenic base insert!

$25,000 ACHIEVED - THANK YOU!!! - We can now make The Girl available  as a Babes choice, the character designed by Roberto Cirillo and  created by Andy Hoare for his upcoming tabletop battle game Get the Girl, Kill the Baddies. We also added the HLpR Bot as a perk to the Maelee reward selection.

$30,000 ACHIEVED - THANK YOU!!! Unlocked the Betty & Shrapnel duo, an ace bomber pilot and her gremlin sidekick designed by Tim Collier. Betty & Shrapnel are available as a Babes choice.

$35,000 ACHIEVED - THANK YOU!!! This allows Babe Dusty Paige to join your posse as an additional Babes choice to any level that has a Babes choice as a reward. We have also added one Terri the Steampunk Cowgirl Relic to every BOMB KIT for absolutely FREE! If you would like for Dusty to visit Blackwater Gulch, thanks to the awesome folks at Gangfight Games, you can include her in one of your groups! Download her stat card for FREE here!

$40,000 ACHIEVED - THANK YOU!!! Now nautical engineer Vivian Gale can join your submersible as an additional Babes choice at any level that has a Babes choice as a reward. We will also include one Squidman Sidekick in every BOMB KIT for absolutely FREE!

$45,000 ACHIEVED - THANK YOU!!! Matt Dixon's Vixen is now in the mixin' with Bug Spray! We will also add our second Bombshell Relic from days gone by Trixi the Recovery Agent to every BOMB KIT for absolutely FREE! This rare and out-of-production model was made early in my sculpting career and it will only be offered here during this Kickstater drive. 

$50,000 ACHIEVED - THANK YOU!!! We bring Tetsu Ko in from the deepest corners of the Far East. As an added bonus, every BOMB KIT now includes a Raferu-san Sidekick for absolutely FREE!

$55,000 ACHIEVED - THANK YOU!!! This goal adds Nowada the Lioness from the darkest jungles of the past. We reached the goal to unlock Nowada so she can join your tribe as an additional Babes choice at any level that has a Babes choice as a reward. We will also include one Tazjh Hatchling Sidekick in every BOMB KIT for absolutely FREE!

$60,000 ACHIEVED - THANK YOU!!! Now Raven Skye can take command of your airship fleet. We reached the goal to unlock Raven so she can join your fleet as an additional Babes choice at any level that has a Babes choice as a reward. At the $60K goal we also added a Steampunk Weapon Sprue to every BOMB KIT for absolutley FREE!

$65,000 ACHIEVED - THANK YOU!!! Travel along with Matt Dixon's Vixen Pussy Patrol. Complete with cat sidekick. We reached this goal, so this hard hitting, heavy armored Babe and her feline scout are added to the available Babes choices for every level that can select Babes choices as a reward. In addition to that,  our third Bombshell Relic Princess Theja is included in every BOMB KIT for absolutely FREE! The sculpt won First Place in the GenCon 2006 Sculpted Green category of the Painting Competition. This rare and out-of-production model will only be offered here during this Kickstater drive.

$70,000 ACHIEVED - THANK YOU!!!  This sets Inquisitor Mira on the trail of righteousness. We have reached the goal to unlock Mira so she can join your parish as an additional Babes choice at any level that has a Babes choice as a reward. By reaching the goal for Mira, we have also added the Belphegor Sidekick to every BOMB KIT for absolutley FREE!

$75,000 ACHIEVED - THANK YOU!!! You can now ring up Steampunk Medic Victoriana to make a house call. Since this goal has been reached Victoriana is available as an additional Babes choice at any level that has a Babes choice as a reward. We also beefed up your BOMB KIT with additional firepower! Every BOMB KIT level now will include a Sc-Fi weapon sprue with a rocket pack for absolutely FREE!

$80,000 ACHIEVED - THANK YOU!!! Wuxia heroine Wu Ling Shu comes to fight for family honor. This goal makes Wu Ling Shu available as an additional Babes choice at any level that has a Babes choice as a reward. Wu Ling Shu also gets someone to watch her back, so Sidekick Ping will join the fight with her and is added to every BOMB KIT absolutely FREE!

$85,000 ACHIEVED - THANK YOU!!! Chooser of the Slain Geirahöd the Valkyrie will swoop to the battlefield as an additional Babes choice at any level that has a Babes choice as a reward. Along with that, when the goal is reached, we will add a Fantasy Weapon Sprue to every BOMB KIT for FREE!

$95,000 ACHiEVED - THANK YOU!!! Professor Karrick & Thulle are available as a Reinforcements Add-On Set for your additional pledge of only $10. Along with that, we will include a Sidekick iSlug to every BOMB KIT for FREE!

$100,000 ACHIEVED - THANK YOU!!! Delzira the Demon Princess will be available as an additional Babes choice at any level that has a Babes choice as a reward.

$110,000 ACHIEVED - THANK YOU!!! Luta & Shunkaha will be available as a Reinforcements Add-On Set for your additional pledge of only $10.

$120,000 ACHIEVED - THANK YOU!!! The HS38 Rocket Bike is available as a Reinforcements Add-On Set for your additional pledge of only $10. Along with that we have added one Sidekick Flakk to every BOMB KIT for FREE!

$125,000 ACHIEVED - THANK YOU!!! Matt Dixon's Vixen the Cave Girl is available as an additional Babes choice at any level that has a Babes choice as a reward. Along with that we added a Bombshell Relic 4 to every BOMB KIT for FREE!

$135,000 ACHIEVED - THANK YOU!!! Atomic Punks are available as a Reinforcements Add-On Set for your additional pledge of only $10. Along with that we added a Sidekick GhNT Spybot to every BOMB KIT for FREE!

$145,000+ Fire Brigade will be available as Reinforcements Add-On Set for your additional pledge of only $10.

$155,000+ Linna & Girron will be available as Reinforcements Add-On Set for your additional pledge of only $10.

$160,000+ ? ? ? 

THE REWARDS

You can donate additional amounts beyond the listed backer levels and choose rewards from the Additional Support list. At any time while the project is active, you can edit your pledge amount with the total you want to contribute. At the close of the pledge drive, we will send a survey for you to select rewards from your total pledge amount.

Rewards levels are broken down to include several choice options.

  • You can include as many Additional Support items as you want at ANY pledge level. Maelee is limited to three per backer.
  • You need to back at BOMB KIT level to add Reinforcements. BOMB KIT gives you 3 Babes + Maelee + Relics + extras including shirt. You may opt to trade only the shirt for two additional Babes choices.
  • When you up your pledge you need to put in the total amount you want to pledge now. A survey will be sent after the project for you to select your rewards options.
  • International Backers choosing rewards with MORE than 3 Babes and a Postcard Set MUST include $12 additional shipping with their pledge, including Canada.

Remember - you can select extra rewards for the following amounts shown.

The BOMB KIT Level will expand with additional perks like the FREE 40mm resin Ammo Dump, the FREE Bombshell Relics and the Sidekicks as more stretch goals are achieved!

Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE

As a bonus for reaching our first stretch goal we have added the HLpR Bot as an assistant to every Maelee model. Every Maelee will now come with this scrappy little sidekick to help her with her many repair tasks. HLpR is like a Swiss Army Knife of hidden appendage tools, access interface ports and retro rocket boosters.

Other Backer Levels Include everything in the BOMB KIT above PLUS the additional listed items shown in the following rewards!

If you select a limited reward level like HYDROGEN for $600 to get a sculpt, you have to select that reward in order to lock it in since it is limited. If you want to upgrade your HYDROGEN Level with NEUTRON ($200) to get a sculpt, ONE BOMB KIT with 18 Babes choices plus 3 Reinforcements Sets of your choice, pledge at least the $725 amount and select the HYDROGEN sculpt of your choice. After the project closes you can indicate the NEUTRON upgrade during the survey.

The Future

We have high hopes of launching an exceptional boutique line of quality miniatures, but we need your help to get started. If we're successful with this project we have plans of adding an additional line of larger scaled characters, a dedicated retro Sci-Fi range, and resin bases and accessories. It can get as big as you want it to be.

The Contributors

Bombshell Miniatures is a creative collective directed by sculptor Patrick Keith. The group features artists, sculptors, and painters from all aspects of the gaming and miniatures industry as well as new talent from other creative areas. For a complete listing of all our participants, please visit our Contributors Page.

FAQ

  • It's all about choices. Choose to pledge a certain amount. Choose which rewards you feel are best for the amount you decide to donate.

    If you don't want to be stuck with "empty slots" that you would need duplicates to fill, adjust your pledge or backer level by clicking the "Manage Your Pledge" button. You have up until 5pm CDT on Friday to determine if we reach all the goals to get what you want for your rewards. As many have already mentioned in the Comments Section, if you pledge higher now, we may in fact reach all those goals by then . . .

    The NEUTRON Level is aimed at newer backers and those who want to be able to select a pledge level without having to calculate how many Babes and Reinforcements to add on. Basically it is likely to be simpler than the PLASMA Level if you want Reinforcements options is likely to be as close to a 'complete collection' option as we can make.

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  • Just be sure to include enough in your pledge to cover everything you want. If, for example you want 2 BOMB KITS shipped to the same address, you would need to pledge at least $150 plus $12 for shipping to an international address if needed, even Canada. Then in the comments section of the survey after the project closes indicate you want two BOMB KIT rewards.

    The Kickstarter site only allows you to pledge once per account. To be clear, if you select a limited reward level like HYDROGEN for $600 to get a sculpt, you have to select that reward in order to lock it in since it is limited. If you want to upgrade your HYDROGEN Level with NEUTRON ($200) to get a sculpt, ONE BOMB KIT with 18 Babes choices plus 3 Reinforcements Sets of your choice, pledge at least the $725 amount and select the HYDROGEN sculpt of your choice. After the project closes you can indicate the NEUTRON upgrade during the survey.

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  • Yes. You may choose two additional Babes instead of the shirt for backer levels that include a shirt. At the end of the project we will send a survey to all backers and if you choose a shirt you can indicate the size at that time. If you select not to get the shirt you can indicate which Babes you would rather get instead.

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  • No. According to what we've been able to calculate, if you select pledge rewards containing up to 3 Babes and a Postcard set, international shipping is included with your pledge. If you select rewards that total more than 3 Babes and a set of Postcards, we will have to ship the items in a larger package. This applies to backers in Canada as well.

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  • They will be painted by one of our award winning painters to match our "Studio" copy that will be used for display and promotion of the Babes line. See the link under Contributors above for a complete list of tier-one talent involved in the project. Selecting an option with a painted Babe also includes any sidekicks or accessories that are offered along with her.

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    RACK LEVEL - Thanks! You will be added to the list on our blog as an official Bomb Squad Supporter!

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    PRIMER LEVEL - Pinup card set of original Babe art. (Does not include images of Matt Dixon's Vixens)

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    FUSE LEVEL - Your choice of one Babe + Pinup card set. Maelee is not available as a choice.

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    CASING LEVEL - Bombshell Minitures T-shirt.

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    CHARGE LEVEL - Your choice of any two Babes + Pinup card set. Maelee is not available as a choice.

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    IGNITOR LEVEL - Kickstarter Exclusive Maelee Mechanic Babe + Pinup card set.

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    DETONATOR LEVEL - Your choice of any three Babes + one Exclusive Maelee Mechanic Babe + Pinup card set. Maelee is not available as an additional choice.

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    BOMB KIT LEVEL - Your choice of any three Babes + one Exclusive Mailee Mechanic Babe + T-shirt + Pinup card set. This level also includes access to additional stretch goal benefits. Maelee is not available as an additional choice.

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    BLAST LEVEL - Includes everything in the BOMB KIT plus your choice of any three additional Babes. Maelee is not available as an additional choice.

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    BARRAGE LEVEL - Includes everything in the BOMB KIT plus your choice of any six additional Babes. Maelee is not available as an additional choice.

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    INCENDIARY LEVEL - Includes everything in the BOMB KIT plus your choice of any nine additional Babes. Maelee is not available as an additional choice.

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    NAPALM LEVEL - Includes everything in the BOMB KIT plus your choice of any twelve additional Babes. Maelee is not available as an additional choice.

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    PLASMA LEVEL - Includes everything in the BOMB KIT plus your choice of any fifteen additional Babes. Maelee is not available as an additional choice.

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    NEUTRON LEVEL - Includes everything in the BOMB KIT plus your choice of any fifteen additional Babes plus any 3 of your choice of unlocked Reinforcements Sets. Maelee is not available as an additional choice.

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    THERMITE - Your choice of one studio painted model & autographed Pinup card set + BOMB KIT LEVEL

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    HYDROGEN - Nowada - original sculpt (reproduction rights are NOT included) + autographed Pinup card set + BOMB KIT LEVEL + painted copy of the Studio Model

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    HYDROGEN - Meagan - original sculpt (reproduction rights are NOT included) + autographed Pinup card set + BOMB KIT LEVEL +painted copy of the Studio Model

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    HYDROGEN - Sword Maiden - original sculpt (reproduction rights are NOT included) + autographed Pinup card set + BOMB KIT LEVEL +painted copy of the Studio Model

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    HYDROGEN - Tetsu Ko - original sculpt (reproduction rights are NOT included) + autographed Pinup card set + BOMB KIT LEVEL + painted copy of the Studio Model

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    HYDROGEN - Sally - original sculpt (reproduction rights are NOT included) + autographed Pinup card set + BOMB KIT LEVEL + painted copy of the Studio Model

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    HYDROGEN - Vivan Gale - original sculpt (reproduction rights are NOT included) + autographed Pinup card set + BOMB KIT LEVEL + painted copy of the Studio Model

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    ATOMIC - Maelee Mechanic Exclusive - original sculpt (reproduction rights are NOT included) + BOMB KIT LEVEL + Maelee pinup print and card signed by the artist + painted copy of the Studio Model

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    ORBITAL NUKE - Includes every thing in the BOMB KIT LEVEL + Design your own Bombshell! Have your personal idea for a pinup made as a high quality metal miniature. The character will go into production and become part of the regular Babes line as a regular release. You also get a color print of the concept art autographed by the artist, a painted studio model and the original sculpt. (No copyrighted designs and subject to approval.)

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