About this project
*Note: Bases come unpainted. Painted examples for reference only.
CoolMiniOrNot and Micro Art Studios are excited to introduce the next generation of miniature bases!
Most decorative bases are designed as one piece, with terrain molded on top of a beveled game base. The CoolMiniOrNot system is actually two pieces. The first piece is a highly detailed terrain insert. The second piece is a black satin base, with a recessed center that holds the insert. This two part system creates a cohesive and beautiful base for your miniatures.
Great care was taken to make sure each Micro Art Studio insert fits perfectly into the recessed base. This means you won't waste your time filing or sanding down edges, as with many metal and resin bases.
The terrain insert can be primed and painted separately from the base. You won't have to cover up any splotches or overspray on the base edges, as with one-piece bases.
Since the recessed base is molded in the black satin finish most gamers use, you won't have to paint that piece at all. Glue in your painted insert, and you're ready to play. No touching up chipped base edges after a battle!
The separate insert makes for easy casting of highly detailed terrain. This allows the design team at Micro Art Studios to let their imagination go wild, with terrain that juts off the base and creates eye-catching foundations for your miniatures.
Molded in Plastic
When CoolMiniOrNot and Micro Art teamed up to create the next generation of bases, we looked at all the possibilities and found that molding in plastic was an exciting alternative to molding in resin. Not only does the quality and versatility of the final product improve, but the cost to the end user decreases.
The insert is a firm PVC that is highly resistant to chipping or breaking like resin. PVC also eliminates air bubbles and flash from the mold.
Plastic and resin models will no longer require pinning, but can be attached easily and permanently with a small amount of superglue.
The black base is a durable polystyrene. Again, this material is resistant to chipping or breaking during normal use.
By molding our bases in plastic, CoolMiniOrNot and Micro Art Studio are giving you the most bases for the least amount of money currently offered in the miniature hobby.
At launch, we are offering four different styles of bases for our backers to choose from. Each style consists of: 1 50mm insert, 6 UNIQUE 40mm inserts, and 10 UNIQUE 30mm inserts, with the appropriate number and sizes of recessed black polystyrene bases, for a total of 17 complete bases.
These molten rocks, detailed with massive chains and hooks, are perfect for your evil wizards and infernal monsters.
Elvish city ruins, full of engraved runes and magical items, a great choice for the mystics in your army.
Post-apocalyptic...or perhaps just someone who doesn't like to clean his workshop. The trash bases are awesome for steam-inspired, mechanika, and wasteland characters.
Wooden flooring, overgrown with moss and lichen. Pirates and freebooters feel right at home on these weathered planks.
*Note that the final base designs might vary (very slightly) from those shown above, depending in factors of tooling/casting/production.
Pick Your Bases!
Get 1 full set (1x50mm, 6x40mm, 10x30mm) of any 1 of the introductory style bases (Chaos, Mystic, Planking, or Trash) + any applicable stretch goals we unlock during the campaign.
All The Bases!
All The Bases! - Get all 4 full sets (1x50mm, 6x40mm, 10x30mm of each) of all of the introductory style bases (Chaos, Mystic, Planking, or Trash) + any applicable stretch goals we unlock during the campaign.
As usual, we have a few stretch goals we plan to reveal after we've hit our funding goal.
Shipping information - Please take note
Based on past experience, we will be charging shipping after the Kickstarter concludes, based on the actual costs incurred to ship to your location. We will collect this via our pledge manager after the campaign concludes.
This is so we can be fair to all our backers, as shipping is rarely one size fits all. This also gives you more stretch goodies and possibly a choice of carrier options.
We will ship your rewards at our cost to our international hubs. Depending on where in the world you are, we will either ship to you from our hub in Germany (EU backers), China (Asia Pacific backers), Canada (Canadian backers), Australia (Australia backers), or Atlanta (USA and the rest of the world). Since this campaign is only for plastic bases, we expect shipping to be cheaper then our other campaigns. Here are our rough shipping estimates to locations around the world:
$8 to ship in the USA, about $15-$20 in the EU (due to VAT), $8 to Hong Kong, and $10 - $15 Australia, thanks to a new shipping partner, but this may increase or decrease based on the quantity of stretch goals we may unlock and your carrier choices.
All backers will receive an extra FIVE 30mm Bases for each Set they have pledged for, meaning that if you pledged for a single set of bases you'll be receiving 5 extras, if you went All In you'll be receiving 20 extra bases (5 for each of your 4 sets).
All backers will receive an extra THREE 40mm Bases for each Set they have pledged for, meaning that if you pledged for a single set of bases you'll be receiving 3 extras, if you went All In you'll be receiving 12 extra bases (3 for each of your 4 sets).
At this stretch everyone will be receiving 1 extra 50mm base for each Set they've pledged for.
More bases for everyone! With this goal unlocked the number of 30mm bases all backers will receive has DOUBLED to a staggering TWENTY of each type they have pledged for!
All backers are now receiving the following for each set they have pledged for:
20x 30mm Bases
12x 40mm Bases
2x 50mm Bases
That is a total of Thirty-Four (34!) bases for each set pledged more. Meaning those who picked up All The Bases will be getting a staggering One Hundred and Thirty Six (136!!!) for their pledge!
We've unlocked the Graveyard Base Design for all backers, meaning it's now one of the available options for you to pledge for!
See the full details on the GRAVEYARD design here:
We've unlocked the Tech Base Design for all backers, meaning it's now one of the available options for you to pledge for!
See the full details on the TECH bases here:
Old Factory, Derelict, Arcane, Jungle, Desert, and Forest Base Designs have been unlocked for all backers!
See full details on all these lovely bases here:
We've unlocked the Pipeworks Base Design for all backers, meaning it's now one of the available options for you to pledge for!
See the full details on the Pipeworks bases here:
We've unlocked the Temple Base Design for all backers, meaning it's now one of the available options for you to pledge for!
See the full details on the Temple bases here:
We've unlocked the Ancient Base Design for all backers, meaning it's now one of the available options for you to pledge for!
View the detail of the Ancient Base Design here:
We've unlocked the Tau Ceti Base Design for all backers, meaning it's now one of the available options for you to pledge for!
View the detail of the Tau Ceti Base Design here:
We've unlocked the Possessed Base Design for all backers, meaning it's now one of the available options for you to pledge for!
View the detail of the Possessed Base Design here:
As a final Thank You to all our backers, we've gone ahead and unlocked the Wraithstone bases as an option. We'd like to thank each and every backer for their support during our Kickstarter :)
View the details of the Wraithstone Base Design here:
Risks and challenges
This is our 13th Kickstarter, and there are some vagaries in terms of timing when it comes to anything produced in China, such as:
We've done our best to minimize this as much as possible, and we are always happy to refund pledges if for some totally unforeseen reason the items can't be delivered at all. Since we have a lot of experience delivering Kickstarter projects, we don't believe this is in the least bit likely - we've successfully delivered Zombicide, Sedition Wars, Guilds of Cadwallon, Zombicide Season 2 (first and second wave), Rivet Wars (first wave), and Kaosball.
We have four ongoing projects currently: Wrath of Kings, which is in the final part of production, Arcadia Quest, which will be shipping soon, Dogs of War which is currently shipping, XenoShyft Onslaught which is entering production, and Zombicide Season 3 which is currently in production.
Please refer to our individual project pages if you'd like to check the progress there. Each project is entirely independent of each other, with completely different development teams. These other projects have no effect on the production flow or development of the CoolMiniOrNot Base System.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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