Miniatures for Collectors & Gamers
Miniatures for Collectors & Gamers
Help us start our new line of Miniatures: High Quality resin pieces in 90mm and 28-32mm for Collectors, Painters and Gamers.
Help us start our new line of Miniatures: High Quality resin pieces in 90mm and 28-32mm for Collectors, Painters and Gamers. Read more
We have all of the models shown already modeled and test printed, ready to go into production, but molding, mastering, and casting runs are expensive. It would take us a lot of time to raise the funds to put these models into production over time and we ask for funds to make a collection of them at once. We want to put these models into your hands as soon as possible, and Kickstarter can make that possible.
We are a group of friends from Italy, avid players of Wargames, Role Playing Games and miniatures painting and collecting. I personally have a miniature collection started in 1985 with thousands of pieces; maybe we can say that we played more or less every game with miniatures of the last 30 years… Now we want to create the miniatures we waited uselessly for years that someone else can produce. We have had our miniatures sculpted by some of the best artist of the world, and we will print them on the best services on the market. We strive to give you the best of the best service available.
Namanari are female demons or oni (Kijo). They were once human women who were consumed by jealousy and transformed into demonesses. Namanari still resemble human women. They have small horns and use dark magic to perform their evil deeds, such as summoning ikiryo to attack their enemies. They are not completely evil; there remains a chance for these beginner demons to return to humanity. Konohana was a beautyful woman bethroted to prince Otogi, submissive and learned as befitted a prince wife. During the battle of Watahama, prince Otogi was captured and transformed in a creature of the shadow. Released he returned to his castle, but his new nature quickly showed themself. He submitted Konohana to all sort of evil practices, until finally turning her into a demon like him. Finally turned in an Oni, Konohana and Otogi married. The ceremony was terrible and summoned a lot of terrible creatures from the world of demons. As a full demon princess she often wield his marriage gifts, The Dominatrix Lash, a Katana that turn all the people it killed into Zombies.
The project for our Konohana model started, as usual, from the research. We want to create completely original models, so we start with searching for documentation, we look for interesting bits and ideas that we think will make the difference from a NICE model to a GREAT model. The second step was sending all the research work to our 2D artist: Bokuman. He work with the reference to create a new model, with his style and his original ideas. After some revisions we have sent the 2D arts to Daniele "Danko" Angelozzi our 3D artist. He started from the 2D arts but was free to elaborate on the concept and he do a really great job, not only mantaining the original idea, but inserting a lot of marvelous details that will let you love to paint this model!
Prince Otogi was a chivalrous samurai, pledged to a girl of great beauty and virtue, Konohana. During the battle of Watahama prince Otogi was captured by his enemy and transformed in a creature of the shadows. Corrupted by the darkness he returned to his castle and begun to influence all the people around him. Slowly his castle become a receptacle of the most depraved warriors, oni and monsters alike. The humans of his village flee or became corrupted from his darkness. Who suffered the most heinous acts was Konohana, slowly transformed in a Namanari, a demon of Envy and Lust. After the dark marriage with the corrupted Konohana, the Lords from the neighbour realms take heed of the terrible situation and set out to destroy the evil couple. After a long and terrible battle the corrupted couple flee the destruction of their castle, cayying with them their treasures and the most faithful of servants. Now they roam the lands, killing and pillaging.
The project for our Otogi model started, as usual, from the research. We set out to create a companion model for our Konohana Oni Model. Our plan is as always to create completely original models, so we start with searching for documentation, looking for interesting bits and ideas that we think will make the difference from a NICE model to a GREAT model. The second step was sending all the research work to our 2D artist: Bokuman. He work with the reference to create a new model, with his style and his original ideas. This time he have to elaborate a companion model, so he stick to replicate some key elements in the new model. After some revisions we have sent the 2D arts to Alessandro Depaoli our great 3D artist. He started from the 2D arts but was free to elaborate on the concept, not only he created an astounding model, mantaining the original idea and style, but inserting a lot of great details that let this model really stand out!
As i said, we come from a long history of gaming, and in time we have created a fantastic list of classic character archetypes as well as new characters from many popular genres including Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Steampunk, Weird West, Pulp and more. To not put too much confusion in our projects, we choose to start with for the core set of our Fantasy Line as well as numerous stretch goals. We have done a lot of study on our fantasy world, called Windship Traders TM, created rules for wargaming that will be released in another kickstarter, as well as rules and stats for all the mayor miniatures game that you already own.
I’m an avid miniatures collector, of all size and producers, but me and my friends have had a lot of thoughts on some model:
• This model is wonderful, but at 28mm it’s too small to really show his potential…
• I love great size model, but i like to play with them too… how can i place them on a battlefield?
To solve this, we planned our own miniature line! Where all the character will be available in two size: 90mm and 30mm. The same miniature, same pose, same anything. But just rescaling won’t work, too much problem will arise, so we asked our 3D Artist to do a double work, the same but not the same, each miniature was sculpted two times ! Each sculpt is done with the maximum care, attention 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. Our 90mm are mastercrafted by some of the best sculptor available, to give you a fantastic experience painting them. All the miniatures are cast in the finest resin, to assure as much of the details of the original sculpt is preserved. All models are supplied unpainted and some assembly may be required. All miniatures will come with a Certificate of Authenticity and will have a limited casting. All the master will be destroyed at the end of the campaign.
The starting offer for Kickstarter is an incredible value for your money:
Our Konohana. Namanari Oni pack and our Otogi, Oni of Shadows at the price of only one pack.
This offer is so good that we can afford to sell only a limited number of models. If all the projected print run goes sold before the end of the kickstarter, we will think of a new print run, but inevitably with a different price.
So… first come, first served!
All the pack contains both the 90mm and 30mm miniatures, the cards for playing them with our Windship Trader Crew wargame (WTC), for use them in Frostgrave, Confrontation and as NPC on D20 games.
If we reach the main goal for the first two miniatures, we have planned more stretch goals; more miniatures from our Windship Trader world will be discovered and offered to you.
Please note that no miniature will be offered for free as a stretch goal.
The new miniatures will be made available with the same discount, the first will be paid and the second will be added free to the pack.
All the stretch goals will be “game ready” as the main project miniatures, with rules for WTC, D20, etc… If there is a good request we can add more rules compatibility.
We have already signed contracts to send all the shipping to be made within the EU, so no charges apply to EU customer.
No shipping cost and no Custom expenses for EU customer.
We can also offer Free Shipping for the following country: Canada, China, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Japan, Iceland, Israel, Italy, San Marino, United States of America, Vatican, Switzerland, Turkey.
All other country are still to be defined, but range from 10€ to 40€.
Outside EU we cannot comply with Custom duties payment.
Risks and challenges
The miniatures for the base pledge have been already sculpted and test printed, the masters are ready and we only need to finalize the final printing run, if some problem will arise with the stretch goals we are sure to be able to solve them quickly. This is our first Kickstarter but we are confident that we have planned for many contingency, so we are confident we can deliver, on time !Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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