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28mm Miniatures of Historic Sea Monsters, Fantasy Dungeon Terrain and Big Beasts
28mm Miniatures of Historic Sea Monsters, Fantasy Dungeon Terrain and Big Beasts
134 backers pledged $4,611 to help bring this project to life.

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We believe that we are offering something very unique in the marketplace and we are offering it through this Campaign at cost-to-produce, with a money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied or if we are late in delivering.

Please take a look at some of our mini work on our successful Ice Age Mammal KS. Below, is reference art for the fungus and furniture, and reference art and Works-in-Progress for the Sea Monsters. All final sculpts will be in cast in resin.

If you have any questions, please email Lars at info@adwgames.com

Clarification between the New $15 Pledge and the Old $30 Mushroom Pledge:

Old 75$ Pledge adds the Lair Terrain and Walls to the $30 Pledge level.

"What if I hate the sculpts?"

We are running a 100% money-back satisfaction guaranteed program with this one because the sculpts will be completed by October 1, 2014, i.e., after the end of the KS.

If you get minis you do not like.  Send them back and we will refund you money, no questions asked.

That being said, Lars is running the production moving forward and will be on top of the new sculptors to provide frequent updates. And, as per request, Lars will be available on comments everyday and via email everyday until miniatures are in your hands.

Hello and welcome to ADW GAMES Sea Monsters, Terrain and Big east Kickstarter. 

This kickstarter has a very simple goal. 

We are previewing our 2015 catalog with 10 historic sea monsters, 3 sets of dungeon or cavern furnishings and 5 giant versions of historic animals. Our Sea Monster Collection is based on historic sea monsters reported and cataloged between the years 1558 and 1758. 

Our approach to sculpting the Sea Monsters is to follow the original illustrations as closely as possible, and to provide a scale useful for a tabletop 28mm game. Only the Sea Bishop from 1562 has been updated. For that model we exchanged the cloth cloak for a the ever-popular cloak of tentacles. 

As these are big creatures, we will be casting each Monster individually in Urethane resin. The exact method of casting is discussed in the FAQ section, and links are provided for anyone interested in the details of the casting methods being used. In this Campaign, the Sea Monsters are being offered at cost to manufacture. 

You will also find dungeon and cavern furnishings that have been requested by a large number of gamers and large versions of historic animals that would be appropriate for large-scale warfare, conversions, dioramas or boss fights. And, as requested everything is offered ala carte- so you can pick-and choose and customize your rewards so they fit your needs. 

Thank you for your interest in Sea Monsters, Terrain and Big Beasts. 

The Ten Sea Monsters

These can be ordered as Epic Size or Giant Size. A size chart will be up later this afternoon, but Epic is usually over 6" in length and Giant Size is under. Epic is meant for Sea Battles where the Monster is attacking a ship. Giant is for smaller battles or for use as water steeds.

1-3. Three Clergy Sea Monsters

4. Porcine Whale 

5. Giant Cuttlefish 

6. Giant Angel Shark 

7. Sea Wolf 

8. Sea Horse

9. Leviathan

10. The Sea Serpent with the Perfect Aim

The Historic Sea Monster Art

Sea Bishop Update:

Set 1: The Fungus Man's Garden

includes Four Fungus Men and

The Ten Fungus Terrain Pieces

1x1 stinkhorn

 2x1 Giant Bird's nest Fungus

1x1 cannonball fungi pillar

1x1 earthstar fungi

1x1 Bleeding Tooth

1x1 Amethyst Deceiver

1x1 Entoloma hochstetteri

1x1Beefsteak Fungus

1x1 Devil’s Bolete

1x1 Scarlet Elf Cup

Set 2: Five Elemental Walls

Water, Fire, Ice, Thorns and Bones

Set 3:  Monster Lair

10 human Bones, Crude Bedding, 5 bags of Coins, 1 Old Fire Pit, 4 Misc Tools for Chopping, 1 Giant Crude Cupboard, 1 Giant Chest

1. Giant Sea Iguana

2. Giant Monitor Lizard

3. Giant Unitatherium

4. Giant Woolly Rhino

5.  Giant Gomphotherium

Stalagmite set. A $10 Add-On 

Set will include 12 stalagmites and 10 little mushrooms. Add-on price is  $10. And- we will include two little fungus men with this, as well.

Add any Epic-Sized Sea Monster: $15 ($35-40 retail after this KS)

Add any Giant-Sized Sea Monster: $10 ($20-25 retail after this KS)

Add a Polypus (see below), prices, as above:

Add any Ice Age Mammal for $10- you will have to visit the IAM KS for a complete list.

$2,500- DONE!

Every Pledger will get a case of crabs, i.e, three giant crabs. Tell your friends so they can get crabs, too!

 $2,750 - DONE!

Everyone gets two Giant Slugs, or one giant Sea Slug

$3,250 a free Giant Water Bug for Everyone - DONE!

 

$3,500- DONE!

Big chunky fish,  from A History of Map Monsters. Theatrum Orbis Terrarum - Abraham Ortelius, 1570, is added to the list of Sea Monsters.  An add-on for everyone except those levels that have everything. Those "everything" Pledgers get this one for free.

Of interest: the blowhole water will be modeled in wax, and come as two separate pieces. You can glue those in, or leave them out. Your choice.

 and two free maggots for everyone:

 $4,000- the Kelpie is free for everyone

If we make the Kelpie goal today, Lars will sculpt it tomorrow.

Risks and challenges

ADW Games guarantees that all minis will be delivered by (u.s.) Thanksgiving or we refund. No questions.

Regarding production, ADW owns a centrifugal casting machine, a vacuum casting machine and has a part-time consultant who runs the resin and urethane casting process. Large pieces will not be Por-a-Kast because our casting specialist does not like it. They will be urethane, however. Got a question? Email me!

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    a set of furniture, a set of broken furniture, a set of fungus/mushroom and a sea monster of your choice.

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    Mushroom Pledge- A big box of Mushrooms to decorate your caverns and dungeons. 10 types of Mushrooms, to be exact. Retail $60. Mix-and-match your mushrooms (or fungi), or have one of each.

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    Small Versions of 9 Sea Monsters- Nine Sea Monsters, excluding the tentacled Sea Bishop, in a 28mm scale that would place the creatures at no taller than 9 feet in real life. Ideal for mounts or packs. Mix and match available, so if you wish to have a pack of Sea Wolves, that is perfectly O.K.

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    All Mushrooms, All Walls and Monster Lair Terrain (retail $150)

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    Sea Monster Collector- All ten Historic Sea Monsters, at cost to manufacture.

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