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Last updated February 17, 2016

Ekmel Sword miniatures

We want to create our own brand of miniatures and also offer an affordable casting service for small miniature companies and artists

Ekmel Sword miniatures

We want to create our own brand of miniatures and also offer an affordable casting service for small miniature companies and artists

€438
pledged of 1 500 €pledged of 1 500 € goal
17
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, February 17 2016 11:12 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated February 17, 2016

About

Ekmel Sword miniatures

About us

EN: We are originally from Spain, currently living in a little island called Malta, located in the Mediterranean. Our Ekmel Sword Miniatures project started in august 2015, with the idea to create our own brand of 28mm scale miniatures, but also with the aim to offer an affordable casting service for small companies and individual artists. We have experience casting in resin and the knowledge for casting with metal. For the moment we don’t have the machines we need for spin casting in metal, and we are seeking for funds to buy and import these machines to start our spin casting company. The total costs of this machines it’s around 10.000 €. Since this amount is a bit high, our idea is to divide the whole amount in different campaigns. This campaign has as a target to buy the vacuum machine, to improve our resin casting production. If we manage to collect the funds for this campaign, of course we will not start a new campaign until all the pledges have been delivered.

As a reward for your contribution we have created these miniatures which are a bit different from the usual wargaming figures. They can be used as alternative figures for your army or in your RPG games. These miniatures are also part of a future proyect named Melkree's journey which is still in process. We are working in it's translation and structuration, but if you wish to have an idea of what's about, you have a video at the end of this project and a small description of some of the characters.

All miniatures are handmade sculpted and cast in resin. They are not painted and don’t included bases.

ES: Somos españoles actualmente viviendo en una pequeña isla en el Mediterráneo llamada Malta. Nuestro proyecto Ekmel Sword Miniatures empezó en agosto del 2015 con la idea de crear nuestra propia marca de miniaturas en escala de 28mm, pero también con el objetivo de poder dar un servicio de casteo asequible para pequeñas empresas y escultores independientes. Tenemos experiencia casteando en resina y sabemos castear en metal. Por el momento no tenemos las maquinas necesarias para castear en metal, por ello buscamos financiación para comprarlas e importarlas y empezar nuestra compañía de casteo en metal. El coste total de las maquinas es sobre unos 10.000 €. Como esto es una cantidad muy elevada, nuestra idea es dividir el total en diferentes campañas. Esta campaña tiene como objetivo comprar la máquina de vacío, para mejorar nuestra producción de casteo en resina. Si conseguimos el objetivo, por supuesto no empezaremos una campaña nueva hasta que todas las recompensas estén enviadas.

Como recompensa por vuestra contribución tenemos pensadas estas figuras que son un poco distintas de las miniaturas habituales. Pueden ser usadas como miniaturas alternativas en tus ejércitos o en tus juegos de rol. Estas figuras son también parte de un proyecto futuro, llamado El viaje de Melkree, en el que estamos trabajando. Estamos en proceso de traducción y estructuración, pero si te gustaría hacerte una idea de que trata, al final del proyecto tienes un vídeo y fichas con una breve descripción de algunos de los personajes.

Todas las miniaturas son esculpidas a mano y casteadas en resina. No vienen pintadas y no incluyen peanas.

Scale reference
Scale reference
Melkree on one of our bases
Melkree on one of our bases
Bastion & Melkree
Bastion & Melkree
Small
Small
Medium
Medium
Large
Large
Melkree & prototypes of Pilly and Walrusman
Melkree & prototypes of Pilly and Walrusman
40mm bases
40mm bases

EN: At 2.000€, a set of three 40mm bases will be added to the Bundles III and IV.

ES: Al llegar a 2.000€, un set de 3 peanas de 40mm se agregara a los Bundles III y IV.

32mm bases
32mm bases

EN: At 3.000€, a set of five 32mm bases will be added to the Bundles III and IV.

ES: Al llegar a 3.000€ un set de 5 peanas de 32mm se agregara a los Bundles III y IV.

Football Melkree
Football Melkree

EN: At 4.000€, Football Melkree will be added to Bundle IV. He will also be available as a small sized figure.

ES: Al llegar a 4.000€, Futbol Melkree se añadirá al Bundle IV. También estará disponible para comprar como figura pequeña.

 Add-ons

Stylish orcs 32mm
Stylish orcs 32mm

EN: You can purchase the Stylish orcs for 4 € each.

ES: Puedes añadir los Stylish orcs como compra adicional por 4€ cada uno.

Shipping / Envios

EN: Shipping will be charged after the campaign concludes. This is so we can be fair to all our backers as shipping will not be the same for all, due to differences in package size and location.

From our previous project we estimate that shipping will be around:

1€ Europe /1.5€ USA - Non certified mail (100gr maxium)

4.50€ Europe / 5€ USA - Certified mail (100gr maximum)

11€ Europe / 14.50€ USA - Parcel (500gr maximum)

These prices are approximate estimates for USA and Europe. Contact us if you wish to have further information or an estimate of your specific shipping costs.

ES: El coste del envío se añadirá cuando la campaña concluya. De esta forma podemos ser justos con todos los patrocinadores ya que el envío no es igual para todos, debido a diferencias en tamaño del paquete y país de destino.

De nuestro proyecto anterior estimamos que el envío costara sobre:

1€ Europe /1.5€ USA - sobre no certificado (hasta 100gr)

4.50€ Europa / 5€ USA - Sobre certificado (hasta 100gr)

11€ Europa / 14.50€ USA - Un paquete (hasta 500gr)

Estos precios son estimaciones aproximadas para Europa y Estados Unidos. Contacta con nosotros si deseas mas información o un estimado de tus costes de envío en concreto.

We did our homework about the costs:

EN: The 1500 € goal in this campaign has the aim to obtain enough funding to buy the vacuum machine (990€). In addition, there will be the Kickstarter commission (a 10% of the total funded) and the rest will be used for the materials for the rewards.

To create a small resin and metal miniature casting workshop we need a lot of different machines wich we aim to collect over a course of diferent kickstater, but the basic ones are: Vacuum machine (990€), centrifugal machine (2195€), industrial melting pot (525€), vulcanizer (1595€), vulcanizing vessel (525€). Apart from that, the shipment of all machines to Malta is 400€. These prices are from quotations from different companies (if you are a company selling casting materials or machines which deliver to Malta and have better prices than these, please don’t hesitate in contacting us and sending us your quote).

ES: La meta de 1500 € en esta campaña tiene como objetivo obtener suficientes fondos para comprar la máquina de vacío (990€). Además, está la comisión de Kickstarter (un 10% del total fundado) y el resto será utilizado para materiales para las recompensas.

Para crear un pequeño taller de casteo en resina y metal necesitamos muchas maquinas distintas, pero las imprescindibles son: Máquina de vacío (990€), centrifugadora (2195€), crisol (525€), vulcanizador (1595€), recipiente para el vulcanizador (525€). Aparte de eso el envío de todas las maquinas a Malta son 400€. Estos pecios son de presupuestos de diferentes compañías (si eres una compañía que vende materiales para castear o maquinaria, hace envíos a Malta y ofreces mejores precios que estos, por favor no dudes en contactarnos y enviarnos tu presupuesto).

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Melkree's journey preview

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Melkree the little troll
Melkree the little troll
Lilly the elder
Lilly the elder
Pilly the strong
Pilly the strong
Milly the whistle
Milly the whistle
Bastion the stone golem
Bastion the stone golem
Walrusman the harpoon
Walrusman the harpoon
Vacu the mutant toad
Vacu the mutant toad
Tremor the earth worm
Tremor the earth worm
Krusk the Cyclops troll
Krusk the Cyclops troll
Mushy the fungus elemental
Mushy the fungus elemental
Sardinilla the giant meatball
Sardinilla the giant meatball
Gimblee the mechanic
Gimblee the mechanic

Risks and challenges

EN: The casting is done by hand one by one. The estimation for the delivery (October) is planned for a shipping of 400 to 2.000 pieces. Therefore, in case of a very high demand maybe the delivery could be delayed. However, we promise that everybody will receive his/her pledge and will be informed if any complication crops up.

ES: Las figuras las casteamos a mano una a una. El tiempo estimado de la entrega (Octubre) esta pensado para el envío de 400 a 2.000 piezas. Si la campaña tuviera mucho éxito y el número de recompensas fuera excesivo, podría haber una demora en el envío. Pero prometemos que todos recibirán sus figuras y serán informados si tuviéramos algún problema.

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    Be part of the creation of Ekmel Sword and participate in our monthly group meetings to suggest ideas for the course of the company.
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    Wise Council, Silver level:

    As a member of the Wise Council you will receive:
    1x limited edition copy of Melkree in silver.
    1x hand sculpted unique figure between 25mm and 80mm with a design of your choice.
    Be part of the creation of Ekmel Sword and participate in our monthly group meetings to suggest ideas for the course of the company.
    In addition, during the first five years you will receive a monthly miniature from our new releases.
    Of course, you will also recieve all the miniatures of this campaign.
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    Wise Council, Gold level:

    As a member of the Wise Council you will receive:
    1x unique gold plated Melkree.
    1x hand sculpted unique figure between 25mm and 80mm with a design of your choice.
    Be part of the creation of Ekmel Sword and participate in our monthly group meetings to suggest ideas for the course of the company.
    Every time we create a new figure, you will be the first to receive it, as long as this company lasts.
    Of course, you will also recieve all the miniatures of this campaign.
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Funding period

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