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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.
A new line of miniatures  featuring strong iconic female characters.
See our entire range here:
A new line of miniatures  featuring strong iconic female characters. See our entire range here:
1,126 backers pledged $140,058 to help bring this project to life.

CONGRATULATIONS BOMBARDIERS!

We the Bomb Squad want to offer all of you the sincerest appreciation for your support throughout the entire fundraising campaign on Kickstarter.

BOMBS AWAY

The first two segments of our one-year plan have already been accomplished. Thanks to our fantastic Bombardier supporters, we have been able to bring all the ideas to launch a full line of miniatures at once. While the remaining stretch goal was not enough to reach putting a full Reinforcements set into production right away, we were completely blown away at the sheer volume of backers and pledges we received during the final hour of the project.

In light of that final total, as a special thanks to all our Kickstarter supporters, EVERY KICKSTARTER BACKER will receive a special Doctor Helen Salinger Babe for absolutely FREE! That's right, no additional pledging, no add-on, right down to the $1 RACK Level!

Doctor Salinger is named after a strong female character from Pulp Sci-Fi during a period when such characters were rare and far between. Big thanks go to artist Tim Collier who sat and rendered this while I was trying to finish my Pathfinder assignment during last week's trip to the Reaper Factory.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

The PayPal thingy is live.

You can send more money to us and select more Babes. If you pledged on the Kickstarter project, you can add to your pledge total there and indicate additional rewards we can send to you.

Remember, this is NOT a Pledge Manager, an online store, shopping cart, or point of sale.

Your contribution will go towards production costs, setup expenses, overhead, and administration costs for the start up of Bombshell Miniatures. We will be sending you reward items to thank you for your generosity when the production period completes in early 2013.

KICKSTARTER BACKERS will not need to include additional shipping charges if we can verify your Kickstarter pledge and ship it all to the same address with your previous Kickstarter Rewards selections.

THE PLAN

Just like the Cylons, we have a plan. We have already reached the first two segments and are now in the Production Phase. This is where the bulk of the work for the launch project will take place. In the first segment we initiated a soft launch in August by setting up a blog and Facebook page to announce the upcoming fundraising campaign. The second phase was the Kickstarter fundraising itself. In the third phase production will begin where the models are actually made and manufactured. All throughout this phase, I will be posting regular updates and photos as to the progress of the project from sculpting, 3D renders, molding and casting news and anything else I can add to include you all in the process.

The Fulfillment Phase will begin when we start shipping out the rewards packages from both the Kickstarter fundraising and the ongoing PayPal support until we reach the Retail Phase. There will be no "stretch goals" or additions to the existing line during this phase.

In the Retail Phase we will close the fundraising for donations and rewards options and launch our full-featured online web store. All of the non-exclusive models that were funded for production will be available along with a selection of new models we will premier for the web store launch.

During the Retail Phase we will continue to offer new releases on a regular schedule as we wrap up our year-long plan with our premier at GenCon 2013. By that time we should have a large selection of models as well as a special Convention Exclusive figure we will reveal later with other exciting announcements for the following year.

We do not plan to launch a future Kickstarter funding campaign for Bombshell Miniatures at this time.

NEWS

Again, thanks for all your hard work, hard earned dollars, promotion and overwhelming support. I am still amazed at the number of backers and the amount we raised just on my reputation as a sculptor and with Tim & the other artist's designs. I appreciate your confidence in us more than anything else.

The massive work put in over the last two months to get this up and running and the constant monitoring it has required has been taxing. I did not get any actual work done on Friday due to the heavy maintenance the Kickstarter project page required for constant updating.

Special thanks go to Vicky who built all the rewards levels, crunched the numbers and added great incentives to the project. Thanks to Martin, Kevin and Brett for their continued moral and immoral support throughout the pledging period. Of course none of it would have been possible without the fantastic art from all of our great artists especially Tim.

I'm going away for a couple of days but I'll be back reporting to you live from the Reaper Factory during their annual Artist Conference where I will be sculpting on the Babes.

Looking forward to showing you some really cool stuff!
Patrick
The Sculptdude

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    1. Jonathan Griego on October 9, 2012

      Well The good doctor looks like Mrs. 165k, but I wonder what 160k and 170k look like.

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      michael.w on October 7, 2012

      Hi Bombshell miniatures Congratulations on your kickstarter prodject + I have 3 Questions
      1. Will survey that comes out allow me to add items with paypal or do I need to go to the bombshell miniatures: Donate page for that.
      2. If I add sidekick set 1 to order can i have multiples of the same sidekick like HLpR Bot.
      3. Will Clockwork fire brigade be coming out in the future.

    3. Jacob Tothe on October 7, 2012

      The new bonus mini concept art looks great!

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      Alexander Brown on October 7, 2012

      I am curious: how are we going to be selecting our Babes? Survey sent out using the Kickstarter method or through the PayPal thingy, which..I kinda did not see on first look how to do anything with...

    5. katie on October 7, 2012

      Thank you for the Doctor!!!

    6. Jan Turck on October 7, 2012

      Thanks Patrick for a great concept and Kickstarter. Thanks also to Vicky and the artists (I think I am addicted to Tim's concepts)

      Sad that we missed Linna and Girron, but look forward to seeing them later.

      Enjoy your time off and have a great postponed birthday

    7. John Pope on October 6, 2012

      Thanks for the free Science Babe :)
      .
      Happy Birthday!
      .
      Looking forward to seeing the future releases, especially Girron!

    8. Kyrie
      Superbacker
      on October 6, 2012

      Thank you for the unexpected surprise. Greatly looking forward to seeing the Babes!

    9. gwailo on October 6, 2012

      Aaaaand I see my doc question has ALREADY been answered. Whoops. The PayPal one still stands though...

    10. gwailo on October 6, 2012

      International backer here.. Question about PayPal extras and doc. I pledged $35 for three models. Do I need to pay the additional 12 for shipping if I Paypal more? Do I need to pay it anyways because of the doc? Thanks much, and congrats on a well run campaign.

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      Jon.Moore on October 6, 2012

      Wow, that's a really nice surprise. The doc looks great, so very happy to see her added in as well. And nice to see the mystery solved for at least one of the babes that we haven't seen yet. Thanks a lot!

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      Alessandra Kelley on October 6, 2012

      Oh, and, hooray for a doctor in a lab coat! Thank you, Patrick Keith.

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      Alessandra Kelley on October 6, 2012

      Congratulations on a successful Kickstarter, and good luck with your new venture. It's awfully exciting.

      I'm not quite clear. If we wish to add more with Paypal, it sounds like you're saying most things cost what they do on the main page (= the Donate page?), except that Reinforcements cost $20 instead of the $10 they were during the Kickstarter. Does that mean that, say, if we wished to add a set of resin base inserts, we would add $5 just like during the Kickstarter, but if we wished to add Shunkaaha and Luta we would add $20 instead of $10?

    14. Martin Dickson
      Superbacker
      on October 6, 2012

      Very cool, Thank you for the Doctor Babe!

      And congratulations on such a successful launch of an excellent new miniature range.

    15. Bombshell Miniatures 8-time creator on October 6, 2012

      The PayPal Donate page should be live through January. We'll lock it down right before we ship everything out. Then it will convert over to the online store.

    16. Ape2020 on October 6, 2012

      Okay I planned on adding more figures to my KS pledge through paypal. How long do you estimate we have? Plus can I make say two or three donates at different times, so I can spread it out over a couple of pay checks? My plan is 6-8 more babes, 2-3 reinforcements, and a few bases sets.

    17. Ian Tong on October 6, 2012

      Awesome, thanks for the fast response.

    18. Bombshell Miniatures 8-time creator on October 6, 2012

      @ Ian Tong - no you will not need to add additional shipping.

      The GenCon exclusive figure will be available through our online store during the course of GenCon 2013, just like Privateer and Reaper do.

    19. Eliazar de la Tierra on October 6, 2012

      Wow, thanks for the free scientist!!

    20. Ian Tong on October 6, 2012

      So if I pledged at $25 and added $10 for an additional babe do I need to add anything for international shipping now the doctor takes me over 3 babes?

    21. Pawel on October 6, 2012

      I have only ONE question, and depending from your answer I might hate you for the rest of my life, so think it through ;)

      Will Gencon 2013 exclusive miniature be available to people who can't go to Gencon? For example in webstore during Gencon 2013 (see Privateer Press Gencon 2012 exclusive or Malifaux exclusives)?

    22. Jason Jackowski on October 6, 2012

      Can we get an offer for the convention exclusive when its available since we helped KS this?

    23. Gwen on October 6, 2012

      haha!! Well there's that lab coat so many folks wanted early on! :) :) Loving the update on your PLAN! I can't want to see how it all works out over the next year, and I'll definitely see you at GenCon 2013!!

    24. Orlando_the_Technicoloured
      Superbacker
      on October 6, 2012

      Wow,

      A super thank you to all of you at Bombshell.

      I wanted a Scientist right from the start of the campaign, and you are giving me one for free.

      Pure Genius!

    25. Ian Arnold on October 6, 2012

      That is what I thought. Thank you for the quick response!

    26. Bombshell Miniatures 8-time creator on October 6, 2012

      Thanks for the birthday wishes! I wound up working anyway . . :)

      Anything you want to add by PayPal is at the amounts listed on the Donate page. The Reinforcements during the Kickstarter were PLUS $10. To donate for them as a PayPal reward the sets are $20. Each piece will be available separately once the online store is up for their individual retail price. That's why it was a good deal to jump in early.

    27. Ian Arnold on October 6, 2012

      So just to clarify, if I want to add another reinforcement to my order can I still do that for 10 dollars since I am a backer or is it now 20 dollars as listed on the Bombshell website?

    28. Darsc Zacal on October 6, 2012

      Thank you for the Doc. Very cool that you're including that for all backers.
      :)

    29. Brage97 on October 6, 2012

      Thanks man! And Happy Birthday to you if I'm not mistaken!