The Second Government of Inneath: 32mm fantasy miniatures
Is it possible to sculpt a range of 32mm miniatures worthy of the greatest nation of Inneath? We're here to figure it out!
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, May 12 2019 10:00 AM UTC +00:00.
[...] In the tragic accident of 2006, the world lost the renowned Professor De Carli, but we did not lose his spiritual heritage. While he gained his fame for being the first to theorise the so-called ‘Scale of happiness’, in the final years of his life, the holistic researcher utterly devoted his body and soul to the study of an equally mysterious phenomenon: ‘The swamp of the second-born'. It is widely known, at least in the creative sphere, that successfully duplicating a piece of work is a very difficult undertaking. Many promising artists, even those who experienced outstanding success with their first piece of work, have found themselves mired with Artax in this deadly swamp. I know, I know, that’s a low blow. However, or so the never-too-late Prof. De Carli expressed in front of the three hundred thousand students of the University of Turin during his celebrated lectio magistralis of 2004, "No road will be inaccessible to those who travel it animated by the fire of passion. No road except Corso Grosseto that is."
Welcome to this new, crazy campaign by Durgin Paint Forge, mighty backers! We have worked hard over the past years to create a new range of miniatures capable of making your little heart race at a million beats a minute. At long last, here we are, eager to throw ourselves into this new adventure like a lemming on the edge of a cliff! With ‘The Second Government of Inneath’, we want to repeat the wonderful experience of two years ago and, if possible, raise the bar a few notches. Just as with ‘The Iron Crows’, our goal has been to make you fall in love with us and our creations, "The Second Government of Inneath" was born to remind you that, despite the passing of years, in our eyes, you are still as beautiful as the day we met.
We have a single purpose: to create miniatures that are worthy of great heights. Or, at least metaphorically; in as much as 32mm miniatures can be. If you took part in our previous Kickstarter (the blessing of Grundur be upon you!), you already have proof of how uncompromising we are when it comes to the quality of our products. On the other hand, if this is your first experience with us then you are even luckier! Now we have two more years of creative and technical experience that give us a firm belief that this Kickstarter will be even better than the last.
See the 3d sculpts of some of our characters in literally every single details on Sketchfab: you will be able to rotate and zoom at your leisure the 3d sculpts (warning: it could be addictive):
NDT: we strongly believe that humans have different heights. Or at least, this is what I learned when I met a Latvian guy and I seemed like his backpack, comparing our heights. For this reason, our human characters represent individuals with different heights and their miniatures reflect this concept, going approximately from 34 to 41mm size.
Have I failed to dismiss your doubts? Feel free to write to us at email@example.com if you have any more questions!
The rules of the game are simple: 20 characters, 5 bundles and a large assortment of stretch goals ready to break into your bundle like a commando behind enemy lines. You will be able to support this project and contribute to the success of this range in three ways: you can select the miniatures you like individually, pounce on the convenient bundles for some bulk savings or, if you have an impassioned heart but only a few doubloons in your pocket, we would greatly appreciate if you could share this project far and wide, to wherever you think people might be interested.
If you are only interested in some specific miniatures from the range, take a look at the table below, crack out a sheet of paper, a pencil and some rounded-tip scissors. Note down the miniatures that interest you and add up their individual prices. Their total will be the amount that you will need to insert as your pledge amount. After the campaign is completed, we will send out a pledge manager in which you will be able to sort out the details of which miniatures you want.
We have 5 bundles available: Bluecoat Bundle, Redcoat Bundle, Arcane Bundle, Mighty Mega Box and Friendly Mega Box! If you are interested in buying a bundle, simply select the appropriate pledge and enjoy the anticipation of that little box of goodies being dropped on your doorstep (if you still have those scissors ready, you could cut out some nice origami to pass the time!).
"What if I want to buy more bundles? Or add more miniatures to my bundle?"
Easier than shooting an Elf in a barrel (don't feel bad, he deserves it). Just select the reward you are interested in, then modify your pledge by adding the value of the miniatures or any other bundles you want to add; voila!
It wouldn't be a Kickstarter campaign without a constant range of freebies raining down on you like a benevolent monsoon. As you can see, each bundle has a specific list of Stretch Goals available, if unlocked: obviously, if you buy, for example, the Redcoats Bundle and the Bluecoats Bundle you will receive all the unlocked Stretch Goals of both. The Stretch Goals that will be unlocked will be added to your bundle for free but if you want more copies of them, you can buy them adding their individual prices to your pledge (see the voice "Add on:" on the various Stretch Goals graphics)
- to be continued (well, we hope so!) -
After the campaign, as usual, you will be able to take part to our Pledge Manager Event. Because many of you asked me for reassurance on this topic, I want to make clear that, yes, Iron Crows will be on the march, during the Pledge Manager Event!
That means that, if you take part to this Kickstarter campaign, during the Pledge Manager you will be able to grab also all our Dwarves, including the same bundles that we offered during their campaign.
Risks and challenges
The main risk, concerning a project like this one, is about the times of delivery. During our previous campaign we had, luckily, an unexpected success and we unlocked a lot of unplanned sculptures: we were overwhelmed by gratitude and happiness, but we lost almost 5 months to sculpt all the features unlocked. Moreover, our previous resin caster overbooked its schedule, which led to several quality problems and we lost several months to replace the bad resins, because, as any decent creator would do, we couldn't accept to send to our backers anything but high-quality miniatures. To avoid a similar situation, during these last two years we worked hard to start this new campaign with a better organization: we have already sculpted all the main range of characters including a solid amount of Stretch Goals and we have already started to 3d prints the first miniatures. This, for sure, will strongly optimize our production, allowing us to respect our schedule. Moreover, we found new partners, concerning the resin casts, that will surely grant us to better manage a large production maintaining the high quality that we expect for any of our products.
If, as during the previous campaign, we will unlock more unplanned features (which would mean exceeding the 36.000€ funding goal) it may happen that our schedule will be slightly delayed, to allow us to properly design and sculpt them.
Our first goal is to create something worthy of your expectations and we organized this campaign to be better than our previous one, concerning the times of delivery. We have worked hard to optimize this project and we will work even harder to give you a Kickstarter experience as smooth as possible.