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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, August 30 2018 11:00 PM UTC +00:00.

NZ$ 8,733
pledged of NZ$ 500pledged of NZ$ 500 goal
75
backers
9days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, August 30 2018 11:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

They're back! By popular demand! More Delvers lost in the Dungeons of Doom! Just in time for the cosmic battle between Law & Chaos! 

Welcome to the 5th Kickstarter campaign from Star Hat Miniatures! Dungeons of Doom V: Law Vs Chaos features more heroic delvers from the Dungeons of Doom, caught in the eternal battle of righteous order against the shadowy miasma of entropy. 

Star Hat Miniatures are heroic scale fantasy miniatures, sculpted by hand and cast in metal, for you to enjoy in your roleplaying and tabletop games. The funds from each Kickstarter campaign pay for the mould making and casting of new miniatures. Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini (My success is not my own, but from many others).

"So stay a while, have a look around and join us for a marvelous campaign. Help me get these miniatures cast and into your hands! If you're excited by what you see here, please share!" ~ Darcy Perry #starhatminiatures

Choose Your Pledge Level:

  • Watcher - No Rewards. Access to Backer Only Updates and Comments.
  • Patron - Digital Rewards Only. Thank you for your generosity! 
  • Solo Delver - Receive 1 Miniature from Set A, or Set B (1 Metal Miniature).
  • Lords of Law - Receive Set A (5 Metal Miniatures).
  • Champions of Chaos - Receive Set B (5 Metal Miniatures).
  • Epic Hero - Receive Set A + B + Epic Hero Pledge Rewards!
  • Doomsday - Receive Set A + B + Epic Hero Pledge Rewards + Milton, Cecil (with Basil) and Kongeegenan.
  • Legendary Hero (Custom Sculpt): You receive a custom miniature sculpted to represent your own Legendary Hero. You also receive all miniatures from this Kickstarter campaign, including The Black Dragon!

Choose from Optional Add-Ons:

Against the giants! These are large, Kickstarter Exclusive, high-quality resin figurines, offered as part of Law vs Chaos, thanks to sculptor Anton Ducrot (Flytrap Factory). To be absolutely clear, this your only opportunity to buy these giants, as they are not available after this Kickstarter campaign. 

Fire in the sky! A special gift for this campaign from Gary Hunt, this Black Dragon was sculpted traditionally using modeling putty, a pointy stick and a scalpel. Another fine example of the art, available during this Kickstarter in glorious metal at a special Law Vs Chaos price. Borranix, The Black Dragon will be unleashed (available as a Pledge Reward Add-On) when this campaign has 100 backers.

Giant Trio: Milton, Cecil (with Basil) and Kongeegenan.
Giant Trio: Milton, Cecil (with Basil) and Kongeegenan.
  • Add-On (NZ$77) - Milton, the Giant-Troll (Resin).
  • Add-On (NZ$77) - Cecil the Giant with Basil the Boar (Resin).
  • Add-On (NZ$77) - Kongeegenan, King of the Forest (Resin).
  • Add-On* (NZ$55) - Borranix, The Black Dragon (Metal).

*Stretch Goal Add-On: 100 Backers - Borranix, The Black Dragon Unleashed!

Stretch Goals will be Unleashed as we gather more Backers!

What if I told you some Stretch Goals are seen and others unseen? Seriously though, as regular Delvers know, anything can turn up during Dungeons of Doom Kickstarter campaign... so expect the unexpected!

  • 50 Backers - High Quality Audio File: Mystic Voyage by Wolf Wizard
  • 100 Backers - Borranix, The Black Dragon Unleashed!
  • 150 Backers - Another Thing?
  • 200 Backers - More Awesomeness?

More miniatures will appear as funds increase!

More miniatures will be revealed during the campaign! Either as Epic Hero Pledge Rewards or as Add-ons!

Legendary Hero (Custom Sculpt): You receive a custom miniature sculpted to represent your own Legendary Hero. You also receive all miniatures from this Kickstarter campaign, including The Black Dragon! Note: This requires communication with the sculptor during the campaign.

 
 

In the middle of the conflict between Law and Chaos stands the Epic Hero. Because neither side favours humanity, the eternal champion aims to bring balance. 

Only backers of the Epic Hero and Doomsday Pledge Rewards receive the following Epic miniatures:

  • UNLEASHED... Amarok - Wolf Wizard
  • UNLEASHED... Brodo - The Eternally Cursed
  • UNLEASHED... Edwina Horne - Empress of the Wilderlands
  • Dame Nika......?
  • Nanook.........?
 
Edwina Horne - Unleashed with 50 shares on Facebook!
Edwina Horne - Unleashed with 50 shares on Facebook!

 More to come...

On the Shoulders of Giants...

Anton Ducrot (Flytrap Factory) is a fellow Kiwi who has supported and encouraged my sculpting from the beginning. It's a real gift to have a few of his personal sculpts on offer as part of this Kickstarter; Milton, Cecil (with detachable pet boar, Basil) and Kongeegenan! These are large, high-quality resin figurines.

The Good, The Bad and The... Basil?
The Good, The Bad and The... Basil?

You know the end of the world is nigh when giants show up for the party! Cecil and Milton are half-brothers. Milton's mother was a troll and it shows in his disposition and dental hygiene. Cecil is part-blind and relies on his massive pet boar Basil for sight. Together, they are bound to bring the house down!

Kongeegenan - The King Oak.
Kongeegenan - The King Oak.

When you start to mess around with Mother Nature... She’s going to mess back! Kongeegenan is an ancient Oak, a giant King of the Forest. He enters the fray wielding an eldritch menhir!

Fire in the Sky...

Another wonderful contributor to Law Vs Chaos is Gary Hunt, who sculpts for Weta during the day and his own flights of fantasy at night (more about that in an upcoming Update...). Gary has kindly given me one of his pets as an Add-On, especially for your gaming pleasure. Although he spends most of his time with Z-brush at work, Borranix, The Black Dragon was sculpted traditionally using modeling putty, a pointy stick and a scalpel.

This deadly fire drake is a 9-piece METAL figurine, sculpted traditionally using modeling putty, a pointy stick and a scalpel. At 120mm tall, Borranix is guaranteed to scare the living daylights out of your players when you put it on the table!

Borranix, The Black Dragon is a Stretch Goal Add-On, available when this campaign has 100 Backers.

Darcy Perry, Sculptor. | Legendary Heroes Tenkar and Buffalorick drink to the success of the last Kickstarter (painted by Rom Brown).
Darcy Perry, Sculptor. | Legendary Heroes Tenkar and Buffalorick drink to the success of the last Kickstarter (painted by Rom Brown).

I have been collecting and painting miniature figurines for over 30 years - almost as long as I have been playing roleplaying games. In 2016 I began sculpting miniatures and launched my first Kickstarter: Delvers Lost in the Dungeons of Doom!

Star Hat Miniatures was born out of that success and the help of my friends and fellow gamers; Lewis Morgan, Grant Stone, Rom Brown, Dave Hunter, Blair Keenan, Dennis Travaglia and Greg Middleton.

Flytrap Factory is the studio of my talented friend, Anton Ducrot. He has been sculpting, molding and casting for 16 years - for FF and other companies around the world, including Martin Wallace/Terry Pratchett (Treefrog Games), Dr Grordborts (Weta Workshop) Effincool Miniatures, WeeWolf Miniatures,Warlord Games, Battlefront Miniatures, Zombiesmith Miniatures,, IDesigns, Tui Beer Company, Flashpoint Miniatures, Clearhorizon Miniatures, Worlds End Publishing, Microworld Games and many, many, more...

Romilly Brown (Whippersnapper Artworkz) is an upstanding gentleman (and the secret to my success on Kickstarter). His artistry in multiple mediums has left an impression on me over the years, from the first time I saw one of his painted miniatures (many years ago!)... to his brilliant illustrations and hand sculpted custom playing pieces for board games (Cult of Game).

Macrocosm Miniatures is based in Gloucestershire, UK. Chris Nicholls is no stranger to the hobby or Kickstarter campaigns. His family business has helped to run and promote Kickstarters for other companies as well as grow their own ranges of miniatures, including Fantasy and Fantasy/Historical. Macrocosm will handle the casting/manufacturing, packaging and shipping of metal and resin miniatures for UK and EU backers.

The legendary John Popson of Effin Cool Miniatures (Ohio USA) will handle the casting and manufacture, packaging and shipping of metal and resin miniatures for US backers. 

Ian and Allan Farley of Regal Enterprises (Greytown, New Zealand) are handling moulds for the metal masters and spin casting miniatures for backers from New Zealand, Australia and Japan. I have employed their services on the previous four Kickstarter campaigns. 

Wolf Wizard is a Doom Metal band from New Zealand. They are a pack of three wolves:

  • Braden McMahon, Skoll who chases the sun. 
  • Matt Osment, Hati who chases the moon.  
  • Sandy Schaare, Fenrir the wolf of the apocalypse. 

You can hear their song Mystic Voyage in the introduction video on this page. Cursed is the Debut Album by Wolf Wizard (available in Black and Black Splatter purple! ), released April 1, 2018.

As in previous Star Hat Miniatures Kickstarters, shipping will be from New Zealand and the United Kingdom. However, this time we will also ship from the United States. No matter where you live, your miniatures will take the most expedient route to your door. So, if you are in America, your miniatures will be sent from Ohio. If you live in Europe, expect your box of miniatures from Gloucestershire (UK). 

Also, rather than ask you to pay for shipping after the Kickstarter, you will pay a contribution towards the total cost of packaging and shipping your miniatures when you make your pledge - AND I will not be chasing you for more money afterwards - everything will be handled within this Kickstarter.

Risks and challenges

This is Star Hat Miniatures 5th Kickstarter. I'm not expecting any problems with this campaign but if they appear, I'll deal with them and keep you informed along the way.

The miniatures (original 'greens') are already sculpted and awaiting production. Of the four previous Kickstarter campaigns, three have shipped on time and although the last one shipped late (by a couple of months), I don't expect delays with this Kickstarter. I estimate the miniatures shipping within 3 months of funding the funding date.

Casting and shipping will be from New Zealand, England and America. This is to help backers paying excessive duty and make sure your miniatures are made closer to (your) home.

Ian and Allan Farley of Regal Enterprises (Greytown, New Zealand) are handling mould production of the metal masters. Anton Ducrot of Flytrap Factory (Whangarei, New Zealand) is casting the resin masters. This ensures quality of the masters and consistency of production both here in New Zealand (Regal) and also in the UK (Macrocosm) and US (Effin Cool).

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