This campaign is primarily so that we can get Jhorka the Sapper made as an extension to the already existing Space Critter range. As always though there is some scope to expand to create more than just the one Pelegian character to use in your already existing forces, or to start a completely new force with an opportunity to create more Space Critters... We're looking at you Beaverian Brute!
So... what are the Models and concepts for this mini Kickstarter?
The Sapper and the core miniature to the set. Once we reach the target he will become available for everyone that has selected the tier for him. The miniature will be cast in Polyurethane resin and white metal which will all be done by Hysterical Games.
As well a the basic pledge being £5 for the Jhorka miniature the £15 tier 2 pledge level now includes both the Torg and Arl Beaverian Brute Miniatures.
As well as this we are running a competition for one lucky backer to win a Heavy Battle Robot from our previous campaign on the success of the campaign.
£1,300 - REWARD
Jhorkas M.U.L.E. (Mechanical Utility and Loadout Engine)
The M.U.L.E. is a support automaton for Jhorka that includes a heavy weapon mount as well as equipment for his demolitions work. Would you like to have more than one M.U.L.E.? Once it is unlocked it will also be available as an Add-on for an extra £7 to your pledge.
£2,000 - Add-on
The support weapon fires mini Pugs or grenades at the enemy. Available as an Add-on to your pledge for an extra £2 and will be added to the Pug Trooper set, which you can get for an extra £15 for the duration of this campaign.
Picture coming soon.
£2,400 - REWARD
Eipe - Pelegian Sniper
As an addition to Jhorkas team, Eipe can pick off any enemy at a distance and keep Jhorka safe while he sets his demolition charges.Would you like to have more than one? Once it is unlocked it will also be available as an Add-on for an extra £3 to your pledge
£3,200 - REWARD
Raffa - Pai Paio Vanguard
Would you like to have more than one? Once it is unlocked it will also be available as an Add-on for an extra £3 to your pledge
Other future stretch goal possibilities
Other stretch goals will become available once we have exhausted these ones. Potentials include (but are not limited to) a Pelegian biker, Rabbit shock troop, armadillo heavy trooper and Support Mech.
THE HAIL MARY - ADD-ON
CORYDON - Light Support Ship - Unlocked at £10,000
Yes, this is a far stretch, but we have our ideas of what we want to release and we want to make the Corydon a reality. The Corydon is a light transport vehicle for transporting a small squad of miniatures on covert operations. If we make it this far the ship will be available as an add-on. The Corydon will be available as an Add-on for £45 during this campaign, when we reach the goal.
For every new miniature that is unlocked it will add an extra two weeks turn around time to the delivery date due to sculpting, shipping to the caster, casting, re-shipping back to us and then sorting and packing our end. We will endeavour to get everything sent out as soon as everything is done and update you as often as possible.
Pugwanian trooper upgrades
That's right, more pugs.The heads, tails, weapons and backpacks for the Pugwanian troopers are available as an Add-on or as a set with our Dweorg Trooper bodies to give a full 4 man set. The upgrade set will be an additional £5 and the full set will be £15 for the duration of this campaign.
The image above is a photoshop composite to illustrate what will be included with the Pugwanian Trooper Full Set (as pictured) and the upgrade set (minus the bodies). There will also be 4x Pugwanian Tails to add to your troopers in both the full set and the upgrade set.
Torg and Arl - Beaverian Brutes
The Beaverian Brutes are a heavy hitting force on any battle field equipped with assault and heavy weapons. The pair come together at an extra £7 per set for the duration of the campaign.
Postage and Packaging
You may have already noticed that there is no P&P displayed on the pledges. This is because we will not be taking the cost of delivery for your pledges until we send out the fulfillments after a successful campaign. Why are we doing it this way instead of taking the money upfront? In short, so we only charge you for the cost of shipping your rewards, wherever you are in the world. Once we have your parcel packaged up we will send you an invoice for the postage and packaging. Please bear in mind that your pledge rewards will not be shipped until the invoice has been paid in full. If you have any further questions regarding this then please leave a message in the comments section.
We are a small team working together to make this campaign come to life. For those that are curious we have put these little bios below. You can also head on over to any of our Social Media pages and have a chat or ask any questions. We are eager to hear what you have to say and try to respond as quick as we can.
John Bryan is a model and puppet maker with a background in animation. In the last 7 years he has been making models for the miniature gaming industry. This includes working on his own miniature range at Gydran Miniatures Studio, and freelance work for World of Twilight and Wytchfire Studio. Prior to that he has worked for the BBC, DMA Media and various other companies creating props for film and television. Examples of Johns work. Examples of Johns work. You can find more examples of johns work over on his website at: http://www.johnlyntonbryan.com
Every project needs to be accounted for and it’s in this area where John W is involved in the project. Coming from a manufacturing background John is responsible for making sure the project goes to plan and the money flows to the right places to make it work.
Rob Alderman/ Hysterical Games
Most people have heard of Hysterical Games and Pazerfauste! Rob is one half of the company and the game as well as a top notch caster who is going to be casting our miniatures for us. If you don't know who he is, shame on you, and go and check out Hysterical Games at http:www.hystericalgames.com
Risks and challenges
Risks and challenges
As with any project there are always chances of things happening to hold back the progress. Our completion date is set to try and give a worst case scenario deadline. Below is a list of things that can be effected by setbacks for the miniature production.
1 – Receiving pledge payments
Once we’ve received all pledge payments we can start to move forward with some of the miniatures that have already been sculpted which includes master mould making and casting.
2 – Sculpting
As the core set is already sculpted it shouldn't be too much of a problem if we achieve that alone, however, depending on how many stretch goals we unlock this could take a bit of time. We don’t want them to be rushed so that we can give our backers high quality miniatures so in the instance that we have a lot of stretch goals we ask you to bear with us.
3 – Mould making and casting
Our Master moulds and casting will be dealt with via Hysterical Games who have years of experience in producing high quality products. However, there is always the chance of delays. We will keep you updated during the process and let you all know in the event of the project hitting any snags. This part of the process is completely out of our control so if the casters have a lot of work on there may be some delays.
4 – Sorting
Once all the models have been cast up and returned we will start the process of sorting and bagging up the miniatures so that we can start the fulfilment process
5 – Fulfilment
This is the part where you guys can get excited as this means your rewards are going to be on their way to you soon. This can take some time so bear with us during this time.
These are the 5 main stages we anticipate that will hold back the completion of the project. Obviously none of these are things that we can predict, but we will keep all our backers advised of the progress as we go along should any problems arise.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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