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28mm fantasy miniatures compatible with Swords & Wizardry and Pathfinder based on the Tome of Horrors Complete by Frog God Games.
458 backers pledged $97,982 to help bring this project to life.

Red Jester and (Revised) Four-Armed Gargoyle

The greens are coming in fast and furious now!

We've already received metal master castings of all three Demodands, all five Tsathar, the Dark Creeper, Demilich, Jaculi, and Iron Cobra. The Jack-Of-Irons, Jack O'Lantern, Huecuva, Eye Killer, Piscodaemon and Charonadaemon should arrive at our casting company this week.

Our art director Martin Jones will be receiving a Jack-of-Irons and some other Tome miniatures for painting - I can't wait so see what he comes up with!

For those of you attending GenCon, there is a special MASSIVE limited edition Tome of Horrors release (which won't be revealed until the con) which will be available for pre-order at $159.95. We'll have information there and will also provide backers here the opportunity to take part as well. More news as it is available, but I can't spill the beans just yet! I will tell you it's by sculptor Drew Williams, and it has something to do with the Tsathar. 'Nuff said for now. 

This week, I've got pictures of the "revised" four armed gargoyle and Red Jester. I received several emails saying the gargoyle's head just didn't scream "old-school". I think Michael Brower's revisions have addressed that problem, but you be the judge.

The Red Jester, by former Games Workshop sculptor Gary Morley, was a pleasant surprise. For those of you hoping it looked like the concept art, you're in for a treat. We welcome Gary aboard as hopefully a regular member of our sculpting team.

Other projects currently on the sculpting table include the Furnace Golem (Michael Brower), Gorgimera (Drew Williams), Glass Wyrm (Tim Prow), Fire Drake (Drew Williams), Axe Beak (Drew Williams), and Nucalavee (Federico Genovese). 

See you all back here next Sunday!

Matt S. - CSM

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Comments

    1. Creator Center Stage Miniatures on July 16, 2013

      And Mortal Arrow has the best guess, for the win!

    2. Creator Bevan Anderson on July 15, 2013

      @ CSM Thanks for the tick-tock updates- It's a great way of doing things as a weekly digest- I wish it was mandatory for all Kickstarters actually.
      Love the Red Jester- Excellent sculpt. I'm not feeling the love about the Gargoyle- It looks to me as though a unicorn has skull F&*%ed a flying monkey from the original Oz from behind.
      I would politely suggest watching the cartoon 'Gargoyles' for some inspiration.
      My other comment is that if I'm going to paint something that looks like stone, give some texture to work with on the skin (See 3rd reference link for example)
      With the current pose, I think it would look better if it was sitting on a pillar, or plinth.
      Reference:
      http://images.wikia.com/powerlisting/images/4/47/Gargoyle_stone.jpg
      http://gadgets.boingboing.net/gimages/gargoyle.jpg
      http://www.columbusyardart.com/newphotos2/MM32%204%20FT%20GARGOYLE%202%20STYLES.JPG
      Just my 2c- Given the quality of all the other stuff that's coming through, I'm not really worried if a couple of pieces are below par. You are doing an amazing job.

    3. Creator Ryan H on July 15, 2013

      I like the other gargoyle, but this is nice too.

      I love the Red Jester!

    4. Creator Mortal Arrow on July 15, 2013

      The new head is old school. Love it!! Just look at the Tomb of Horrors artwork - very close the Dave Trampier's facial design. Wings though are Cupid-sized. Not sufficient for this kind of beast. Really, the artwork is to blame. Can Mr. Bower right-size the wings??

      BTW - sounds like the Demon Lord Tsathogga. Will the River Styx be spewing from his mouth? Sounds very cool.

    5. Creator Joe Carey™ on July 15, 2013

      Hopefully its Gargax the Mighty!

    6. Creator Darksteed on July 15, 2013

      Awesome. So I'll have a chance of picking one up. Great to hear.

    7. Creator Corwyn on July 15, 2013

      Very excited about the jester! Looks awesome!

    8. Creator Center Stage Miniatures on July 15, 2013

      Yes. We'll have one on display at GenCon and will be taking pre-orders there. I'll post the news from GenCon here (I'll be at the OSR Publications booth, come see us there!) once we've made it public. Think "only slightly smaller" than the King of Evil Dragons. And this one will be done for certain by July 19th. :)

    9. Creator Darksteed on July 15, 2013

      Will there be a way to get the Limited Edition figure for those of us not able to attend GenCon?

    10. Creator Center Stage Miniatures on July 15, 2013

      @ Enos Kline - Thank you. The speed comes from the fact that we've got a bunch of different sculptors at work at the same time and not just a few (like Demons/Devils). My goal is to have the sculpting end of everything done by Labor Day at the latest, so I can slowly work our way into fulfillment instead of scrambling throughout the entire project.

    11. Creator Enos Kline on July 15, 2013

      i liked the old gargoyle, but i thought the wings needed to be bigger. this one is nice too, though. cant complain. maybe release both, variety is always good. jester should be a blast to paint, i am REALLY looking forward to that one. im really impressed with the staggering speed that this project is coming together.

    12. Creator Gregory Geilman on July 15, 2013

      But I like flying monkeys! All the greens look great so far, much better than I anticipated. Hoping they get here for Christmas.

    13. Creator Michael Caldwell on July 15, 2013

      @Matt
      Agreed, the camera likely doesn't do the gargoyle any justice. Guess ill just have to wait and see it in person!

    14. Creator Serpine on July 15, 2013

      Totally agree with the below: Was thinking flying monkey as well but love the jester. Personally I liked the gargoyles original head, I have more issues with its pose.

      But I'm sure it will work out in person with the right paint job and such.

    15. Creator Jai on July 14, 2013

      The gargoyle face reminds me of the flying monkeys from Wizard of Oz. I agree with Michael on the Jester. It looks amazing! I wasn't that thrilled with the picture of it either, but the sculpt looks really good!

    16. Creator Center Stage Miniatures on July 14, 2013

      The problem with the gargoyle is that the picture was taken so close. I've seen the sculpt in person, and it's comparable to the rest. A camera can work wonders....or cause problems.

    17. Creator Michael Caldwell on July 14, 2013

      ...er, fav.

    18. Creator Michael Caldwell on July 14, 2013

      Can't put my finger on it; there's just something...off, on the gargoyle. The pose is ok I guess, but it just looks low quality. Especially when compared to the jester....which is amazing, by the way, and I find it hilarious that I think so. The jester was one of my least favorite concept art, but the sculpt is so fantastic I now think it is my fab mini. I will not be trading that one after all :)

    19. Creator Center Stage Miniatures on July 14, 2013

      @ All - At long last, I'll be sending out Demons/Devils ordering information mid-week. I'll be finishing the price list and posting on Tuesday, July 16th.