Wargaming Bases w/ Magnets & compatible Paint Handles!
One stop for bases & magnets for tabletop games! Cobalt Keep Bases & Magnets are the newest solutions to magnetizing miniatures!
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, April 10 2019 6:01 AM UTC +00:00.
Welcome to the Cobalt Keep Kickstarter relaunch for miniature bases for wargamming and other table top games!
We are now offering Early Bird Pledge Levels that offer more product and free shipping to the USA and Canada. Early Birds for the Rest of the World will get an $8 credit towards shipping costs.
Each pledge level is receiving an additional painting hilt for free.
We have also been able reduce shipping costs to Canada and the United Kingdom for normal pledge levels.
We are offering a greater variety of Add-Ons for purchase in the BackerKit survey, including bases and magnets sold separately.
And most notably, we have drastically decreased the funding goal to only include the cost for the minimum order quantity and freight shipping for production.
We are excited to move forward, to hear your thoughts and to get our product into the hands of our wonderful backers!
Thank you for all the support!
Cobalt Keep has developed a one-stop solution to base, magnetize, weigh down/balance, securely store and paint the many wonderful tabletop miniatures that exist today.
Cobalt Keep Bases integrate included magnets into the specifically designed magnet well. The Cobalt Keep Base and Magnet solution allows for easy installation into the center of each Cobalt Keep base. This system allows you to easily transport, weigh down/balance and store your miniature collections.
As an added bonus, we have created a Painting Tool (Hilt) that works in tandem with all Cobalt Keep bases. This system will allow anyone to easily batch paint their miniatures, as well as allowing a seamless rotation between mini's after each coat of paint. Simply lock your base into your painting hilt, paint, then place the tool securely on its provided stand for safe drying. It's a no frills solution, but it is affordable and does the job right.
Use our base and magnet solution with Painting Hilt to paint any army or individual hero/D&D character!
Savings Savings Savings
This is Cobalt Keep's first ever Kickstarter. To get the word out, we have dropped our prices as much as possible. Stock up now on our Bases with included magnets, Painting Hilts and other accessories while our prices are so low.
We are happy to be able to offer early bird specials this time around. Early Birds will get 2 Extra Painting Hilts per Tier as well as Free Shipping for US and Canada backers. The Rest of the World gets $8 credit towards shipping costs.
Cobalt Keep bases are made out of ABS Plastic. We have designed our bases to be strong and use 30% or more plastic than bases of the same size from competitors. The extra thickness and support rails design ensures that the Bases are strong, durable and won't buckle over time.
Neodymium magnets are included with all Cobalt Keep base sizes. Base sizes of 25mm, 32mm and 40mm utilize a 10mm x 2mm Magnet. The Oval and Oblong bases utilize a 10mm x 3mm magnet for added strength.
We are starting with 5 base sizes, but hope to increase the size offerings with Stretch Goals and Add-Ons as the Kickstarter campaign grows.
Each pledge level allows backers to purchase a specific number of sets.
Round 25mm and Round 32mm Bases are packaged in Sets of 10 units.
Round 40mm, Oval, and Oblong Bases are packaged in Sets of 7 units.
In addition to your pledge level rewards, we are also gifting the Cobalt Keep Painting Hilt w/ Stand FREE to each backer. Please refer to your selected pledge level to see how many Painting Hilt w/ Stands you will receive.
The Cobalt Keep Painting Hilt works in tandem with each Cobalt Keep Base, allowing you to securely lock in your paint job to the Painting Hilt. Cobalt Keep bases lock into the tool using the magnet in the base and a metal plate in the Painting Hilt. The four support spokes on the underside of each base lock into the groves in the top of the Painting Hilt to secure your base from spinning. The Painting Hilt allows for seamless transition between miniatures when batch painting.
The Painting Hilt has finger grooves to ensure the tool does not slip from your hand. This no frills solution is comfortable and effective for any type of paint job. Paint your armies in one big batch or your individual hero/D&D character comfortably without ever having to remove the figure from the Painting Hilt.
Purchase additional Painting Hilts to make batch painting simple!
Constructing miniatures can be a messy job. Cobalt Keep found a need to create a set of affordable, stackable boxes to save desk space. The hexagon shape allows for the creation of a variety of layouts on your work surface; Painting Hilt Stands incorporate this same hexagon design.
Each pledge level past $25 will include two FREE Cobalt Keep Project boxes to allow for maximum organization of bits and pieces. These boxes stack on top of each other to save your desk space when not in use. On the underside of each box there are slots for two 10mm x 3mm magnets (sold separately for project boxes). Utilize these magnet wells to ensure the Project Boxes stay secure to any metal surface.
Each pledge level at $50 and above will receive a FREE set of Cobalt Keep acrylic D6 dice; 10 dice per set in a cloth pouch.
Pledging $75 or more earns you a FREE Cobalt Keep Metal D20 dice; heavy and awesome!
By pledging our maximum reward, you will qualify for 3 BONUS units of the Cobalt Keep Painting Hilts in the Special Edition Blue color.
Within your pledge level you will be able to choose between our 5 standard sets of base sizes in any combination you choose. Painting Hilts w/ Stands will be given FREE to every pledge level in increasing amounts.
The following sets of Bases w/ Magnets are available in any combination you choose based on your pledge level. Your specific choices will be made in the BackerKit Survey sent after the campaign has been funded.
For Example, Pledges of $100 USD could choose 28 Base Sets of the 32mm Base Sets(10 Units per set) for a total of 280 Units 32mm Bases with included magnets. This would also come with the Free Paint Hilts and Free Rewards!
Another Example, Pledges of $100 USD could choose 28 Base Sets : Ten 25mm Base Sets (10 Units per set), Ten 32mm Base Sets(10 Units per set), Five 40mm Base Sets(7 Units per set) and Three Oblong Base Sets (7 Units per Set) all with included magnets. This is a total of 256 Units of bases! This would also come with the Free Paint Hilts and Free Rewards!
Available Base Sets
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!
We have had multiple discussions on how to manage shipping costs for our first Kickstarter Campaign. We have talked to other Kickstarter Creators, Parcel Companies, Freight companies and even retail stores that deal with online shipping. The consensus is shipping is messy and carries the most risk to the success of our Kickstarter.
Keep in mind that we are NOT a retail giant, we do not have the distribution channels or resources to utilize cheaper shipping options.
With all that said, we are restricting the $10 pledge and $25 pledge to the United States only, as the value for shipping to other countries is not there and we prefer not to have any surprised international backers who buy a $10 pledge and pay an enormous shipping cost.
Shipping costs for all USA eligible pledges will be $8.00 USD. Cobalt Keep will be shipping to USA backers via USPS Flat Rate Priority boxes.
Shipping costs for all Canada eligible pledges will be $8.00 USD. Depending on your location in Canada, plan on having packages arrive via USPS or FedEx.
United Kingdom Friendly Shipping
Shipping costs for all UK eligible pledges will be $15.00 USD. Cobalt Keep will be sending product to a fulfillment center in the UK and have your products shipped out from there. This means that Cobalt Keep will be paying the VAT charges for the product, and backers will only be responsible for the $15.00 for shipping within the UK. Some unknowns exist due to Brexit, which could cause SIGNIFICANT delays to importing the product into the UK. As Brexit moves forward any issues that arise will be addressed and communicated to backers.
European Union Friendly Shipping (ish)
Shipping costs for all EU eligible pledges will be $50.00 USD. Cobalt Keep will be sending product to an as yet undecided fulfillment center in the EU and have your products shipped out from there. This means Cobalt Keep will pay the VAT charges for the product and backers will only be responsible for the $50.00 USD shipping within the EU. Our best estimates to ship across the EU came out with an average cost of $50.00 USD via DHL. Due to the customization of our campaign, boxes could be very heavy with add-ons, therefore a small shipping fee will be added for each add-on purchased in the BackerKit survey. Please plan on receiving your rewards 8 to 10 weeks AFTER USA backers due to ocean freight schedules.
The Rest of the World
Cobalt Keep hopes that hobbyists world wide will enjoy the benefits of using our products, but international shipping costs are very expensive. All Rest of the World backers will have to pay $80 for shipping via USPS Priority Mail.
Below is our anticipated timeline. The actual production timeline and processes will be communicated to our backers and be as transparent as possible.
Cobalt Keep is excited to continue developing new Base sizes and shapes as well as other customized products for the Wargaming/Tabletop Hobby. Below you will find the first round of Stretch Goals...and with any luck we will be rolling out more as the campaign moves forward. We have heard your comments and have shifted our first Stretch goal to be our Cobalt Keep Lipped Bases in 30mm, 40mm and 50mm sizes.
All new unlocked base sizes and base types will be made available for selection in the BackerKit survey. The more bases we unlock, the more choices you have for your pledge.
All other product stretch goals will be received for FREE for each pledge level over $10. All Stretch Goals will be made available as Add-on purchases in the BackerKit.
The Paint Hilt Accessory Kit includes an Adapter Magnet, 25mm Base w/ Magnet and Cork Disc. The Adapter Magnet fits perfectly into the Painting Hilt well, allowing the use of the Painting Hilt with any type of magnetized base.
Also included is a Cork Disc that can be used for pinned miniatures. Simply glue the provided Cork disc to the provided 25mm base w/ magnet for repeat use.
Made for ultimate stability for your detailed painting jobs. The Paint Hilt XL is for you Half-Orcs with those giant hands. The Paint Hilt XL will include our exclusive Paint Hilt Stability Stand. Enjoy!
All 5 standard size Base Sets will be available at a 15% discount off retail price as Add-ons to your Pledge Level. PLEASE NOTE! The retail Unit Count of each base is different than the Kickstarter Unit Count. The Painting Hilts and Stretch Goals will be available as Add-ons at a 20% discount off retail price.
All Add-ons will be available for purchase in the BackerKit survey upon the completion of the Kickstarter campaign.
All prices are USD:
15% OFF RETAIL PRICES
Round 25mm Base w/ Magnets (20 Unit Count) - $8.49 (retail value $9.99)
Round 32mm Base w/ Magnets (20 Unit Count) - $8.49 (retail value $9.99)
Round 40mm Base w/ Magnets (10 Unit Count) - $6.80 (retail value $7.99)
Round 25mm Base (20 Unit Count) - $5.94 (retail value $6.99)
Round 32mm Base (20 Unit Count) - $5.94 (retail value $6.99)
Round 40mm Base (10 Unit Count) - $4.24 (retail value $4.99)
Oval Base w/ Magnets (10 Unit Count) - $6.80 (retail value $7.99)
Oblong Base w/ Magnets (10 Unit Count) - $6.80 (retail value $7.99)
Oval Base (10 Unit Count) - $4.24 (retail value $4.99)
Oblong Base (10 Unit Count) - $4.24 (retail value $4.99)
10mm x 2mm Neodymium Magnets (20 Unit Count) - $2.54 (retail value $2.99)
10mm x 2mm Neodymium Magnets (100 Unit Count) - $8.49 (retail value $9.99)
10mm x 3mm Neodymium Magnets (20 Unit Count) - $4.24 (retail value $4.99)
10mm x 3mm Neodymium Magnets (100 Unit Count) - $12.74 (retail value $14.99)
15mm x 2mm Neodymium Magnets (20 Unit Count) - $5.09 (retail value $5.99)
20% OFF RETAIL PRICES
Cobalt Keep Painting Hilt Black w/ Stand (3 Units) - $7.99 (retail value $9.99)
Cobalt Keep Painting Hilt XL Black w/ Stand (3 Units) - $8.79 (retail value 10.99)
Cobalt Keep Project Box (3 Units, Magnets NOT included) - $3.99 (retail value $4.99)
Cobalt Keep Accessory Kit (25mm Base w/ magnet, Cork Disc, Adapter Magnet) - $1.99 (retail value $2.49)
I have enjoyed the wargaming, D&D, tabletop gaming and miniatures painting hobby since I was a kid. I have always enjoyed problem solving and DIYing solutions for the games I love.
I now find myself an adult with resources and contacts in international manufacturing. I believe that the resources I have developed over the years can help me bring many innovative and unique products to hobbyists around the world.
In that pursuit, Cobalt Keep has developed a one-stop solution to base, magnetize, weigh down/balance, securely store and paint the many wonderful miniatures that exist today.
We hope you all enjoyed your stop at the Cobalt Keep! With your support we hope to bring you more innovative products!
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Risks and challenges
We have molds created and production samples in hand for our initial products, as well as a factory that is ready to produce the product when given the go ahead. We have a tried and tested Ocean Freight carrier who will handle our products with care and get our shipments to us as quickly as possible. We have a team of individuals who will carefully pack each order.
Our major risks are largely out of our control, but we have planned for them the best we can. We could possibly see trade war escalations that could cause delays in customs clearance of our products. That being said, this is our first Kickstarter and we are sure there will be bumps in the road. There are always problems that will arise when shipping worldwide, but we are committed to being transparent and communicative for any issues that come up and will provide our customers with the best product and experience that we can.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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