About this project
THE BACKER'S PORTAL
I created a web page to better manage all the next months. In this page you will find all the updates, news and informations about this project, so we can always be in touch. I know that the backer's life could be stressful, and for this reason I wanted to make a portal dedicated to all of you that made this project so great: GO TO THE BACKER'S PORTAL.
(obviously, at the moment it's a quite empty page, but soon will be filled with useful infos and, of course, updates).
In 1973, a study carried out by researchers from the University of Borghetto San Nicolò elaborated the "Scale of happiness" (or De Carli's Scale, by its creator's name), an order of magnitude which measures the happiness of a person on the basis of certain factors. Without going into details, the various studies correlated the proportion between the income of an individual and the extent of his collection of Dwarfs: in 94% of cases, it has been demonstrated that those who spend at least 42% of their income in Dwarf miniatures are on average happier than others.This discovery shocked the scientific community at that time, generating fierce debates and disputes, but everything was soon hushed up by the lobbies of fashion which saw in Elves a model of beauty more functional to their business. In defiance of the system and the standards imposed from above, we of the Durgin Paint Forge have worked hard for more than two years to realize a collection of Dwarfs that can allow you take a leap forward in your personal De Carli's Scale. This project is an act of love: we know how important it is for you to have awesome miniatures with which to widen your collection of dwarfs, and precisely for this reason we have endeavored to give you only our best. A spontaneous, visceral, loud and often inappropriate love: typically Italian, indeed. You will soon find that only a temporary restraining order may prevent us from loving you. In the meantime, sit down comfortably and enjoy excellence.
Have an awesome Kickstarter!
This project was born to finance the production of a range of élite Dwarfs, in wargame scale (our standard Dwarf is about 25mm tall). All our models are carved digitally, prototyped at a resolution of 15micron and made of high quality resin by Grx Créations. The range includes an initial set of 16 characters and the mascot of the group: a hunting bulldog (well, at least when he doesn't sleep!).
Resin copies sample by Grx Créations:
3d Masters (15micron res.):
"PEOPLES OF INNEATH: VOLUME I"
Behind all our dwarves there is a story, such as behind each hero there is an epic origin. And Dwarves are heroes (at least, female ones, which have to give birth to such big-heady creatures!). This booklet contains everything you need to know about the Dwarves of Kazhuk Izril, a little gem entirely illustrated with a beautiful ink art, and written by one of the most famous adventurers of Inneath: Inigo da Lucci! The first version of this booklet is planned to have approx. 60 pages (A5 format), but if this project goes well, more pages will be added to keep on telling this tale!
There are three ways in which you can recruit our Dwarfs: the bundles, the purchase of individual miniatures of your choice and the mixed salad (bundles + the addition of individual miniatures). To prevent you from any form of stress, incompatible with the objectives of the De Carli's Scale, we forced our gnome slav -er, employees, to create some specific tutorials so you can manage your rewards without problems.
BUNDLES AND NEW REWARDS:
TUTORIAL: SINGLE MINIATURES PURCHASE, "THE CHOOSY CROW".
Follow this simple tutorial to manage the "Choosy The Crow" reward and to be able to buy individual miniatures of your choice (except Captain Durgin, a character only available by purchasing the Mighty Mega Box or Great Master bundle!):
TUTORIAL: HOW TO MODIFY YOUR PLEDGE
If you have already selected your reward and you want to change your pledge (for example, you want to add new miniatures to your bundle or you have decided to take an unlocked add-on!), follow this simple tutorial:
How can I make you understand which models I have selected?!
The mechanism by which you add individual miniatures to a bundle or you make a purchase of miniatures of your choice is based only on the total amount of your order. Then, how do we know exactly what miniatures we shoud send you? Do not worry: Pledge Manager, the system that we will use to manage your orders, will allow you to let us know exactly the products you want: after the crowdfunding, your pledge will be turned into a voucher that you will use on Pledge Manager to complete your order, selecting the characters that you want and providing us with all your details for shipping. So, for the moment, take care only of calculating the total amount of your order!
Ok, after having bored you with technicalities and tutorials, it's time to talk about the funny things: Stretch-goals and Add-ons! If this is your first Kickstarter and you do not know what they are, it is obvious: the Stretch-goals are free products that we give to you backers when the project reaches certain funding goals. Simply put: you people give us your support and we will give something in return! Add-ons are additional products that we can produce if the project reaches certain funding goals: they are not free, but they are surely tasty!
We unlocked all our funding goals! Thank you so much, mighty backers!
Risks and challenges
We have carefully organized this project to be able to manage it to the best of our possibilities: 14 sculptures out of 16 have already been completed, ten of these have already their 3D master and we are making the first resin copies of some characters, so not only to be ready for future production, but also to be able to give you during the course of this same Kickstarter some examples of the finished product.
The biggest risk of this project is, of course, linked to the timing: just to avoid disappointing your expectations we have set a very convenient date for the rewards’ delivery (January 2018). However, ff the entire production process goes smoothly, we hope to send them a few months in advance. If the project is as successful as we hope, unlocking new sculptures, it is possible that the delivery times may increase: in this case, we will strive to minimize the production times of any extra miniatures!
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