About this project
The Babes™ are back!
We bring you a whole new set of fantastic female character models suitable for use with all manner of tabletop Wargames and RPGs!
Although we're using a term like "Babes" to describe the line, these characters are much more than a label. The concept is something retro and nostalgic that is intended to evoke images of famous paintings like J. Howard Miller's "We Can Do It" and Rockwell's "Rosie the Riveter".
Why return to Kickstarter? We have all of the models shown ready to go into production, but molding and mastering, and casting runs are expensive. It would take longer for us to raise the funds to put these models into production over time than if we ask for funds to make a collection of them at one time. We want to get these models out to you as soon as possible, and Kickstarter can make that possible.
We have a fantastic list of classic character archetypes as well as new characters from many popular genres including Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Steampunk, Weird War, Pulp and more for the core set as well as numerous stretch goals. Care is taken to size the figures so they are compatible with other models from the most popular manufacturers within the 30mm range of heroic sizes. Babes™ are cast in the finest lead-free pewter to assure as much of the detail of the original sculpt is preserved. All models are supplied unpainted and some assembly may be required.
$43,000 - Liberty Fields - UNLOCKED Thank you! This ace operative is a stalwart defender against the enemies of freedom! Liberty is now available as a Babes choice for the Bomb Kit level as well as an optional Add-On for a pledge of $8.
$40,000 - Celeste the Sorceress - UNLOCKED Thank you! This very special piece is sculpted by Kev White of Hasslefree Miniatures. She is available as a Babes choice for the Bomb Kit level as well as an optional Add-On for a pledge of $8.
- The Art of Bombshell Miniatures Digital PDF - In addition, the digital art book featuring original designs specifically for us by some fantastic artists as well as painted miniatures by some if the industry's top painters is also unlocked. This is available FREE for the Bomb Kit level as well as an optional Add-On for a pledge of $2.
$37,000 - Fa'o the Huntress - UNLOCKED Thank you! Silent as shadow she strikes swift as the wind against intruders to her forest home. Fa'o is available as a Babes choice for the Bomb Kit level as well as an optional Add-On for a pledge of $8.
$34,000 - Kalessa the Merc - UNLOCKED Thank you! Hiring her services out to protect and infiltrate, Kalessa is a lethal opponent. Kalessa is now available as a Babes choice for the Bomb Kit level as well as an optional Add-On for a pledge of $8.
$31,000 - Mythga the Orc Shaman - UNLOCKED Thank you! She is chief medicine orc ministering to her southern clanmates with healing, and powerful potions. Mythga is available as a Babes choice for the Bomb Kit level as well as an optional Add-On for a pledge of $8.
$28,000 UNLOCKED - Thank you! - An additional choice slot for the Bomb Kit level allowing you to select 8 Babes choices is added, and we are offering the Jungle Elf on Raptor as an optional Add-On for a pledge of $15.
$25,000 - The Relic - Dryad UNLOCKED - Thank you! This special edition miniature isadded to the Bomb Kit absolutely FREE! She is also available for just $8 each to select her as an optional Add-On reward.
$23,000 - Glacia the Winter Witch UNLOCKED - Thank you! Mistress of the ice and snow, she seeks to rule all within her frigid grasp! Since this goal was reached Glacia is now unlocked as a Babes choice for the Bomb Kit. She will also be available for just $8 each to select her as an optional Add-On reward.
$20,000 - Sahara the Camel Sidekick UNLOCKED - Thank you! She will dutifully cross any barren waste for a nap and cold beverage. Since this goal is reached Sahara is unlocked and added to the Bomb Kit absolutely FREE! She is also be available as an Add-On to your pledge for just $2 each to select her as an optional reward.
$18,000 - Qadira of the Sands UNLOCKED - Thank you! She is whirlwind of death who is her own master. Qadira is unlocked and is now available as a Babes choice for the Bomb Kit or as an Add-On for $8 each to your pledge.
$15,000 King Anga the Sky Lion UNLOCKED - Thank You! This cuddly cub future ruler of the clouds is added to the Bomb Kit absolutely FREE! Additional cubs ('cause who couldn't use a squadron of flying lions?) are also available as an Ad-On for an additional pledge of $2 each.
$12,000 - Astrid Thunderhammer UNLOCKED - Thank You! She is a stocky Rune Priestess capable of calling down a stormy tempest upon her foes. She is available as an Add-On. Just add an additional $8 to your pledge to select her as a reward.
FUSE LEVEL - This backer level allows you to choose from any of the rewards available or unlocked a la carte. This level does not include the free items added to the Bomb Kit.
BOMB KIT LEVEL - We have unlocked the Bomb Kit to allow backers to choose their Babes. You may now choose which Babes are included in your Bomb Kit from the ones listed in the Add-Ons section. This will allow you to choose duplicates of the same Babe if you prefer.
As a bonus to our backers, we have also increased the number of Babes choices from six to eight! You may now select any eight Babes shown in the Add-Ons section for your Bomb Kit. Please note these choices do not include Combo Sets or the Jungle Elf on Raptor.
The Bomb Kit still includes all of the unlocked FREEBIES as before and may receive more as future items are unlocked.
These items may be added at any backer level for the listed pledge amount shown. More items will be added to the available selections if they are unlocked as stretch goals.
BONUS ADD-ON COMBOS
These are special sets or collections of existing Babes that you may select as a reward option for the additional pledge amount shown and are offered to Kickstarter backers at a special promotional price.
The Maelee Collection
That's right! We have bundled up all of our Maelee miniatures into one place. Included is the original Maelee offered on our first Babes project. It is only available during our Kickstarter events to backers and during other, extremely limited promotions. If you missed out on getting one of these the first time around, now is your chance.
RELIC - Meagan the Buccaneer was sculpted in 2005 by Patrick and a very short run of castings were produced for personal promotion at conventions and for sale on the web. This figure is out of production and offered here again as a special Kickstarter incentive.
RELIC - Dryad This miniature was sculpted in 2006 and cast in a very limited run to give away as a promotional piece and to sell on the web. The sculpt won 2nd Place in the GenCon Painting Competition - Sculpted Greens category and is offered again here as a special Kickstarter Babes 2 incentive.
Patrick Keith has contributed work all across the miniatures industry including top companies like Reaper Miniatures, Dark Sword Miniatures, Privateer Press, CMON, Avatars of War, and over thirty more.
Chad Hoverter is the primary sculptor for Plaid Hat Games, best known for Mice & Mystics. He has sculpted for Reaper Miniatures, Andy Hopp, and many other board game projects.
Kev White of Hasslefree Miniatures. The Hasslefresian himself!
We have a terrific lineup of stretch goals by a superb collection of artists. Be sure to check out their other work.
Risks and challenges
We have fulfilled five prior Kickstarter campaigns and have experience with managing projects and handling production requirements. Bombshell Miniatures works with an exceptional print vendor providing only the highest quality digital printing technology when needed, and a molding and casting facility with over 50 years of resin and metal casting experience.
Delays may occur but every effort will be made to deliver your rewards in a timely manner with proven quality. We encourage you to examine our other projects as proof of our track record.
Here are a couple of testimonials from backers of our previous projects.
"BOMBSHELL BABES: I think this was the only kickstarter in which I have ever participated where they shipped me the stuff in the exact time frame they promised they would."
"Bombshell Babes - estd. delivery Jan. 2013 - delivered
By miniatures KS standards, it was barely delayed and the product was great. What more could you want? Oh, right, more projects done this well."
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