About this project
"From the deepest seas to the Storm Coast, the Black Sailors raid all in their wake. No village or harbor can sleep in peace. The innocent live in fear knowing their time is coming. Their assault is far from a blade in the shadows. The waters of the harbour tremble with their wild howls as the raid approaches. The louder, the better. The bloodier, the better.
Only the strongest may escape their fury, and live to serve the Black Sailors. The crew does not waste its time with feeble prisoners. Only the rumours of their savagery travel faster than the wind beneath their sails. Those who hear them whisper that their thirst for gold and blood will never be sated. Few know that their plunder is in search of something much greater. Somewhere in the vast cold depths of the sea, shrouded in mystery, lays Old Jack's Chest..."
ALL THE MINIATURES ARE 54mm SCALE (so around 75mm) CAST IN RESIN
To select Add-ons, simply calculate the total $ and add it to your pledge amount. At the end of the campaign we will send out a form for you to fill out that will allow you to detail what miniatures you selected.
Want more options? Help us hit some stretch goals to unlock more members!
Free Stuff -
- Painting Video by Painting Buddha to all backers
- Artbook PDF to all backers who backed the $15 level and up.
- Article book PDF
- Goblin King to all backers $55 pledges and up
- Raffle for King Khung painted by Banshee, backers $110 and up are eligible
- Raffle for Guruk painted by The Figure Corner, backers $165 and up are eligible
- Black Sailors Comic to all backers $15 and up
- King Khung free for any pledges of $195CAD and up (not including cost of shipping)
- Seneschal Khung free for any pledges of $195CAD and up (not including cost of shipping)
The Crew - $55 CADea. as an Add-on
- Guruk the first mate + KS Exclusive Accessories
- Kaptain Gorak the red + KS Exclusive Accessories
- Papa Jambo, the witch doctor- + KS Exclusive Accessories
- Sharki, the dive master- + KS Exclusive Accessories
- Cartographer + KS Exclusive Accessories
Redghar + KS Exclusive Accessories
- Kaptain Albrecht + KS Exclusive Accessories
The Kitchen- $80 CADea. as an Add-on
- Ugg, the troll cook + KS Exclusive Accessories
- Gugh Jin, the troll cleaner- + KS Exclusive Accessories
The Runners- $30 CADea. as an Add-on
The Companions- $15 CADea. as an Add-on
The Artillery- $100 CADea. as an Add-on EXCLUSIVELY AWESOME PRICE ($40 OFF ESTIMATED RETAIL)
The Basing Kits- Add-on
- Treasure Island + Bonus Statue - $15 CADea
- Swab Me Decks + Bonus Wheel - $15 CADea
- Skull Krushers Kit - $55 Add-on
- Papa Jambo- (Sculpting by Joaquin Palacios)
Guruk, the first mate, is the first born for the Black Sailors. Created from putty and madness by Allan Carasco, he is the first member of the whole crew.
Guruk is not clever. He's not intelligent. He's not smart... how many times do we need to say this? But he can smash skulls with one hand and whip the crew in line with one blink! No surprise that he was the first sailor to be chosen by the Kaptain to join the crew. A true Orc where it counts. He can kill you without a second thought, and probably kill you again because he forgot he did it the first time..."
Kaptain Gorak the Red is the second miniature born from the gifted hands of Allan Carasco.
"What happens when you have an Orc with a brain? Well brain plus orc equals leadership, and leadership equals the Kaptain! Gorak was the first to solve this daunting equation... or maybe it was because he had the biggest gun at the moment and was the only one left standing. Nevertheless, as the new Kaptain Gorak has a plan! Long ago he heard the legend of Old Jack's chest, a famous hidden treasure hidden somewhere along the Storm Coast. Hidden at the bottom of the sea, it lies guarded by monsters and sirens. However, there is nothing that will stand in the way of the Kaptain's quest! Maybe raiding all the villages along the shore is not necessary, but there is nothing wrong with a little fun along the way, is there? Besides, the ship needs wood and powder, and the boys need blood and mayhem..."
New member of "The Crew", Papa Jambo, witch doctor. Sculpted by Joaquin "Freeman" Palacios,
"Papa Jambo wasn't always a witch doctor. He began as the real doctor of the crew and then things turned ugly. At first, it was really simple for him. It bleeds you burn. It's opened you sew it back inside. It's broken...you unbroke it with planks and nails. Then things started to be a little bit more complicated. Crew members started to get sick. No blood, no broken bones, only sick. So Jambo tried the famous blood magic, seemed easy at first glance. But the crew members got sicker and sicker and then some of them died because of his magic. So the Kaptain had an idea, using his magic against the other ships, and to Jambo's greatest relief it worked amazingly. Now he does his voodoo mumbo jumbo on the other ships and enemies start dying without using gun powder, making Gorak really happy. The hat comes with the function of course..."
Sharki, the diver joins the crew, sculpted again by Joaquin "Freeman" Palacios
"Nobody remembers Sharki's real name, probably something with a lot of K and R, something terrible as any Orc name. But he doesn't want to be called by his birth name anymore, only Sharki cause he deserved it and no one will argue with that. He is probably the most violent crew member, only second to Guruk, and he has a short temper. So short that one day he ended on the plank with the Kaptain himself pushing him in the back. You don't mess with the Kaptain. Sharki entered the water, and was immediately surrounded by real carcarodons, logical ashore Shark island...But after 20 minutes of blood bath, he emerged out of the waters, a tail between his teeth. After that high deed, the Kaptain immediately promoted him, and now Sharki leads the underwater sabotage group who sunk the ships in harbors before attacks."
Ugg the troll cook is the third miniature of the brand. Sculpted again by the talented Allan Carrasco,
"Chop chop chop... is that the only words that dumb oaf can pronounce? Ugg is not well known for his wits or the size of his vocabulary, but boy does he ever know how to use that cleaver! Whether is chopping lunch or chopping heads the cook gets the job done. Just be sure to use simple words so he doesn't get the too confused. A liability in some ways but a rare combination of talents which the Kaptain accepts. As for the food, he claims his stew is the best of all the Storm Coast... that is if you don't mind your dinner coming up right after it goes down
This time sculpted by master Pedro Fernandez, Gungh Jin joins the members of "The Kitchen".
"In the past, the ship used to have goblins and snotlings to clean the deck. But that was before Gungh Jin. The troll seemed to love goblins and snotlings...as snacks, or cleaning mops. When the boys discovered him on the secluded Night Island, he was polishing the bones and helmets of the poor previous expedition crew. The armors were so clean that they almost shined in the night. Ok it took time to convince the troll to board the ship, time and a lot of beating and threatening but in the end he agreed to join the crew as the new cleaning manager. Sometimes one snotling disappears or one goblin runs franticly, screaming and cursing, but look how the ship is clean ! And it's a good thing because blood is really sticking after the raids."
King Khung the little monkey is the mascot of the ship, born directly from Big Childs, sculpted by Ivan Santurio de la Uz.
"Pirating can be a lonely business, and every Kaptain needs a trusty little companion. King Khung is the little monkey who fills this role for Gorak, and he has become the mascot of his Great pirate galleon: the Skulls Crusher. Found on the mysterious Monkey Island ( brilliantly named by the drunken dwarf who discovered it) Khung seemed like he would be an amusing addition to the crew. But one day, to the shock and delight of the crew, Khung stole a saber in the heat of the battle and plunged it in the heart of a filthy elf! From that day on, the devilish monkey fought like any other member of the crew. When the sound of battle calls this monkey goes bananas!"
First miniature sculpted by Christian Hardy for Big Child, Swift starts running now !
"Jhexx earned his nickname after a few...adventures, so to speak. As a young hobgoblin, he had a thing for fire. For fire and powder. He liked to make things explode. The funny thing is that sometimes it was useful. Like that one time, he put the whole human garnison on fire in the Black Harbor. But sometimes he wasn't helping. Making the hut of Papa Jambo vanish into thin air was not the best idea. But Jhexx had a lucky star looking upon him. Under the hut of the Witch Doctor was the entrance of a cave, hiding a big chest, full of coins. Therefore Papa Jabo speared the life of the hobgoblin, only to buy him a small canon, called Little Bomba. Jhexx considers it his best friend...the other crewmates look worried at them now..."
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**NOTE SHIPPING IS NOT INCLUDED IN ANY OF THE PLEDGE LEVELS, PLEASE SEE THE SHIPPING SECTION FOR DETAILS
BIGCHILD? WHO ARE WE?
BigChild Creatives, after working for other companies like CoolMiniorNot, M'Proyect, Nocturna, Dark Ages, LeBen Models miniatures, have decided to launch their own brand, Black Sailors.
"At BigChild we love orcs, we love pirates, so we thought, why not combine the two and produce such miniatures!?"
We are a company based in Madrid,
Spain formed by passionate hobbyists, for passionate hobbyists. We try to
infuse our love for miniatures into every product we develop, and push
ourselves to create new and exciting miniatures of the highest quality.
BIGCHILD ON FACEBOOK
- Jose Manuel Palomares Nunez "JMPN"
- Ivan Santurio de la Uz
- Joaquín Palacios "Freeman"
- Ruben Martinez "Darth Gollum"
- Marc Masclans
- Sergio Calvo
- Adrián Prado
- Edouard Negre
INVITED ARTISTS FOR THIS PROJECT
- Allan Carasco
- Pedro Nuñez
- Patrick Masson "The Small"
- Christian Hardy
MINX STUDIO/ LEGION OF THE COW LTD
Located in Ottawa, Canada, Minx is collaborating with BigChild Creatives to make this Kickstarter possible.
In addition, Minx will be handling all North American orders to help reduce the cost of shipping and the burden of delivery.
We love these miniatures and want to help support this awesome work by BigChild!
The list below details the basic shipping rates, often based upon weights.
1 miniature from The Crew or The Kitchen is 60g
1 miniature from The Companions is 30g
So by adding up the weight of the miniatures you selected, you will see what range your package will fall under and get an idea for shipping cost.
North America (Legion of the Cow will handle the shipping for this part of the world)
- $10 CAD for USA up to 500g
- $15 CAD for Canada up to 500g
• From 30g to 100 g : 6 CAD$
• From 100 g to 1.000g : 10 CAD$
• From 1.000 g to 2.000 g : 15 CAD$
EUROPA AND GROENLAND
• From 30g to 100 g : 7 CAD$
• From 100 g to 500g : 12 CAD$
• From 500 g to 1.000g : 22 CAD$
• From 1.000 g to 2.000 g : 33 CAD$
REST OF THE WORLD
• From 30g to 100 g : 10 CAD$
• From 100 g to 500g : 20 CAD$
• From 500 g to 1.000g : 35 CAD$
• From 1.000 g to 2.000 g : 55 CAD$
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Risks and challenges
This campaign is being published by Legion of the Cow LTD who are approaching on time delivery of their first Kickstarter- Fantasy RPG Miniatures.
BigChild Creatives is a manufacturer in Spain, and thus understand their ability and capacity to produce miniatures better than anyone.
Some potential issues that may arise include....
... tremendous success on Kickstarter, being unpredictable, may cause a bit of a delay in delivery while we produce the extra miniatures.
...shipping delays, which are common, however we will do everything we can to help ensure the product arrives safely and in a reasonable time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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