Quick Post-Salute Update
(Copy/pasted from the HF Facebook page with some KS specific additions in brackets)
I'll do a proper post-Salute thank you later, or maybe a quick newsletter thanks but... Read more
Closed for Salute!
We're closed until Monday. Anyone who contacted us on firstname.lastname@example.org, we received your message and we have put your pledges to one side to avoid any further delay.... Read more
Stragglers Please Read!
My apologies it's been a long time since the last update, and in fact that this will be so brief.
There is some explanation HERE
The briefness is... Read more
Issue Fixing Update!
Ok, this 'was' supposed to be the middle of last week but thanks to a heatwave here in the UK, and my intolerance for working while sweating through my clothes,... Read more
I'm fine, I was just ordered to take some downtime. As you can see from the messages, the very last batch of orders went out and are just... Read more
'Still' Important Information
Excuse the bluntness, I'm quite tired.
I don't know if people are just not reading these, or I haven't made myself clear in the multiple previous updates so... Read more
We're Away at a Show!
Newest HF Newsletter HERE
Long story short, we did fail to reach 100% before I've had to stop for the show, sadly. However more are out the door and we... Read more
Right, it seems the last update set off a mini avalanche. I got inundated with emails and PMs (triple figures), plus a fairly large bunch of stragglers took... Read more
Your Backerkit Pledge Manager Link
It seems a bunch of you have mislaid your original backerkit links, they would have been in the pledge manager email you got last year so it's not all that... Read more
The State of the Kickstarter Union
Allo everyone! Right, this is just a short wall of text, so I'll number the points so it's a bit easier to read.
1. We're almost done! This week... Read more
State of the HF Union
Hey Guy and Gals
I was going to put out the penultimate KS update tonight, but it'll be tomorrow now. I had to deal with something today and I don't... Read more
Current Shipping Progress
Quick update to answer some questions and let you know where we are in fulfillment.
First the good news. Leopards have been arriving in quantity, the last of... Read more
Just a quick update with some clarifications and info.
The first one, and please don't take this as a reverse complaint, If your order says 'Shipped' please don't... Read more
Final Leopards WIP!
We're technically closed today, but I'm just taking a quick min to throw up an update. This is the last WIP before Kev finishes them off and I get resin... Read more
And now for the Weather...
We're having some weather here in Wales :)
It's snowing, storming and flooding, which has slowed things down a little. I'm also not staying at the large, metal, unheated, unit... Read more
Just throwing this up so you guys know they haven't disappeared into the aether. Like some of the Frost minis they were completely restarted and we had dollies made by... Read more
Right everyone, bear with me here cos I'm trying to write this on a tablet at 2am in a very cold unit :) I'm staying overnight to get stuff done... Read more
Pledge Manager Extra Info #5 - "Shipping Soon"?
As with last week's emails, for those of you who get the 'Shipping soon' email, that's not our wording (And I can't change it) it's the standard template email from... Read more
Black Friday Offers at HF Site
You can read the full newsletter HERE
Basically it's the same as Halloween, if you want it shipped with your KS, make an order and let us know in the... Read more
Pledge Manager Extra Info #3 - £1 Pledges
If you backed us at £1 and don't wish to participate in the Pledge Manager further, then if you are absolutely sure you won't change your mind (because... Read more
For those who made Halloween Orders from HF
If you did not make a Halloween order from the HF site to be included with your pledge, ignore this update :)
If you did, then no, it hasn't been... Read more
Pledge Manager Extra Info #3 - All Hail Arty the Glitchslayer!
Mythic Helen should now show up as normal!
It also shows up as normal for us at our end etc so no need to manually change anything. She should also... Read more
Pledge Manager Extra Info #2
There seems to be a glitch with 'Mythic Helen', for some reason it's not showing up in the list after you have selected it. I have a ticket... Read more
Pledge Manager Extra Info #1
Ok, the first small issue we have noticed is that the 'Switch Pledge Level' option is very small.
Nothing we can do about that sorry, but if you... Read more
The Pledge Manager Rollout is HERE!
Right then people, listen up! :)
I am rolling out the pledge manager starting tonight, I am doing it in batches so don't worry if you didn't receive it immediately... Read more
Pledge Manager ... oooh!
Right everyone, battle stations!
Backerkit had, and I kid you not, simply forgotten to set us live! :D
It was due to the switch in project handlers because of Essen.... Read more
The Big Photo Update - Pledge Manager Checklist - Pic Heavy!
Ok people, I immediately got like a hundred replies saying an emphatic yes so we're doing it.
All the Skycladsare censored here, as you don't get a choice about... Read more
Pledge Manager Question
Right, while I sit awaiting the red light to turn green (Ticket in with them and they're 8 hours behind so it's still middle of the work day... Read more
Frost Queen Katarina WIP
Hey Guys and Gals,
A few of you were a bit worried that the recent update would mean some kind of further extended delay. Now that's partly my fault because... Read more
Good News, Bad News!
I'll do the good news first. The Pledge Manager is back on track and being rolled out. If you haven't received it within the week, check back here... Read more
Nobody Freak Out! :)
K, everyone remember those Frost minis, that should be in lovely resin moulds right now?
Uhm ... they're mislaid.
See, that's why I said don't freak out, stop freaking out!... Read more
Pledge Manager & HF Sale
Right everyone, there's an update in the new HF newsletter but I'll repeat the important info here before linking it.
Pledge Manager is done, Smoke Test is this week. Frost... Read more
Frost Variant WIPs! (Shh, this one doesn't count ;) )
I'm on pain meds at the moment, and typing everything twice to try and make sure this is legible :)
Quick sneak in to show updated Frost variant WI[p pics,... Read more
Final Pre Pledge Manager Update!
Just a quick update to let you know what's been happening.
The annoying truth is I am not ok, still, which has been a major issue for HF... Read more
Bambi in Blue
A longtime friend of HF, Scott 'Iacton/The Black Hand' Hockley, has done us the honour of beautifully painting up Pin-Up Bambi, thought you guys would like a nose...
... Read more
Quick Pledge Manager Update
So in between drug naps and catching up regular HF work I have gone through the list of feedback from Backerkit over the Pledge Manager and now it... Read more
Pledge Manager Info (and a Metal Update)!
Right, this is the current situation. The Pledge Manager is finished, it has been for a few days now and I've run all the tests I can think... Read more
Finished Sculpts #12 - Helen, Warrior through Time
Alright, I know you can't see a bunch of Winter and Mythic Helen'sbut there will be individual photos on the Pledge manager, this is more of a... Read more
Finished Sculpts #11 - Bambi
Next up is the Queen of Beasts...
Our flail armed beastmistress is looking pretty good, even with her comedy Winter hat :)
(And yes, it's a flail, not a morningstar)... Read more
Finished Sculpts #10 - Katarina
We've seen this one a lot as she was the first to have all 3 finished but for completeness...
Again the Winter one, like Matthias, is very cross genre. Anything... Read more
Finished Sculpts #9 - Matthias
Let's get the first image up...
I didn't realise until I was editing the image that Winter Matthiasis a little hidden and you can't tell that he's in a... Read more
Finished Sculpts #8 - Shamanic Boudi
Next Update! Here we have the various Shamanic Boudis...
You may notice that the dagger isn't touching her leg on the Skyclad, well that may not be the case... Read more
Finished Sculpts #7 - Shayda Diavol
Gonna squeeze another update in before bed. This time around we have...
Skyclad and Pin-Up have the original 'cutesy' leg, we switched up the left leg for the Winter version... Read more
Finished Sculpts #6 - Dawn
Ok, this one has been a bit of an issue here, let's get the image out of the way first then we can chat...
As you can see, she isn't... Read more
Finished Sculpts #5 - Princess Aneira
Next up for our montage updates is Aneira, the Arctic Princess.
I have literally only just noticed she's holding her axe the opposite way around on the Winter version... Read more
Finished Sculpts #4 - Ksenia
The first of the minis with 4 variants, including one that wasn't in the Kickstarter! :)
Living Ksenia Skycladwas just something Kev decided to make :) So she'll be... Read more
Finished Sculpts #3 - Niska
Some update spam over the next couple of weeks I think :)
Here's Niska our Archer who may or may not have some elven blood in her ;)
Whadya think?... Read more
Finished Sculpts #2 - Erryn a'Dell
The metals are proving troublesome to photograph properly at home, so I'm moving that process to better lighting.
In the meantime, let's keep on with the finished sculpt updates, this... Read more
Finished Sculpts #1 - Caoimhe
So here's the first finished sculpt update, someone mentioned they hadn't seen a finished Pin-Up Caoimhe (Still pronounced 'Keeva' btw ;) )
So a quick edit later and we have...... Read more
Pick a comparison photo!
So I'm hard at work on inking the metal minis for an update of metal photos. That should be tomorrow, assuming no disasters befall me. (I could go... Read more
State of the Kickstarter Union :)
Right, apologies for the lack of update, I have been commenting over on the main thread but you guys don't get any emails about that so this will... Read more
Where we are at with the Pledge Manager
As tomorrow is the end of the first week of May, and we still haven't uploaded the Pledge Manager I thought I'd throw out a quick update to explain the issue.... Read more
Feedback #30 - Mythic & Winter Helen
I just got pics from Kev who visited our resin caster, I don't have these in hand yet but thought you'd like a sneak peek at Kev's badly lit pics... Read more
Feedback #29 - Jaguar Shaman Boudi
This is now pretty much done, barring any last second Kev 'Dammit, need to change that' moments.
Meaning that other than a shield swap on the Helen's, Kev has now... Read more
Feedback #28 Jaguar Shaman Boudi and a Status Update
Hey everyone, let's get the WIP update out of the way first...
Bear in mind it's still a proper WIP and even some major things could change but you can... Read more
Feedback #27 - Glory & Base WIP
Look at it! Just Look at it! :)
(The base (only the base, the mini will be available in both resin and metal) will likely be resin only and an... Read more
Feedback #26 - More WIPs
Throwing this up due to still doing the resin images (busy time at HF in the pre-Salute month sorry).
Changed the leg position from the other two.
(And... Read more
Feedback #25 - Smallest WIP Update Ever
I had my birthday this past week, and we're just organising and finishing up the finished resin photographs.
But this morning I received 3 new finished minis and... Read more
Feedback #24 - WIPs
Some, mostly finished, WIP's for ya this time :)
Bambi is mostly done, Aneira obviously needs the rest of her head/hair but also Kev thinks 'something' is... Read more
Feedback #23 - First Painted Batch
Ok people, time to rev up the finished mini updates! We'll do some WIP minis next :)
Hopefully they all... Read more
Feedback #22 - Updates are Back!
My humble apologies for the delay in official updates over the winter. As, hopefully, most of you have read in the regular comments it was due to repeated surgeries on... Read more
Timeline Update & First Metal Moulds Away!
Firstly, yes I'm still ill. I'm back to work though and despite wanting to rip my jaw off most days I am able to make sure the most... Read more
Christmas Update Delay
Hi Everyone, this is Jennifer, Dameons wife (That's Arty).
He asked me to log in and let you know there may be a deal on the Christmas update. We spent all... Read more
Merry Christmas Everyone!
Happy Holidays to all of our backers :)
There will be a Christmas updateat some point, maybe today, maybe tomorrow, all depends on just how much I eat... Read more
Feedback #22 - Two more WIPs
Two more WIPs today, I am now in possession of the first Resin Master's of a number of minis so we'll get some group shots done this week finally. They... Read more
Kickstarter Surveys are out!
So everyone should have received a KS survey. Some important things to note...
1. This is not a pledge manager. It is just a survey.
2.It is only... Read more
Feedback #21 - Even more WIPs!
Humble apologies for the break in service there. We attended Crisis in Belgium and a day after I came back I was... ill, not certain that's the right... Read more
Feedback #20 - More WIPs
Hey guys and gals, another couple of WIPs for you this week. They are both considered 'mostly finished', just final tweaks to go...
First up is the Skyclad variant of ... Read more
Feedback #19 - WIPs, State of Play & Halloween Sale
Right, after a quick break for the Payment period and then a forced one due to my bathroom needing a total 'rip out and replace' which banished me... Read more
Hi Guys and Gals,
Not much to report this week. All the dollies are being resin cast (or re-cast in the case of two of them which broke), so I'm... Read more
Feedback #18 - Ksenia Dolly
So this is the 'dolly' that will end up as Ksenia.
Before anyone says anything, yes we are aware that bone size isn't in proportion, but we'd quite like... Read more
Feedback #17 - Helen Dolly
This is the dolly that will go off for resin casting, and then Kev will use it to make the 4 variants.
She's a little different to the others, less... Read more
Quick Post Funding Update!
Just letting you know where we all are. Currently I am having, for want of a better phrase, a bathroom emergency (water damage, replacement floorboards etc)so I'm not... Read more
2000% Funded! Now the Real Work Begins! :)
Thank You everyone! :D
An excellent result, more than 20 times our original funding, over 40 unlocked variants and over 1400 backers!
I'm going to have a rest for a... Read more
Baker's Dozen Unlocked! 13 for the price of 12 - Kickstarter Exclusive!
Well, we've unlocked our final stretch goal! Thanks everyone :) We're not celebrating properly until after the KS is over as we believe in 'jinx's :)
Some quick maths for... Read more
Feedback #16 - 'Thumper' WIP
Well, Tre was good to his word and not only got us a WIP yesterday but practically finished the damn thing! Any last minute touch-ups will wait until he has... Read more
24hr Countdown - The Final Stretch Goals!
Our final character unlock - Helen, Mythic Warrior through the Ages!
All variants will be sculpted by Kev, and are as follows...
- PIn-Up- As Matt's original artwork but... Read more
Feedback #16 - How to Manage your Pledge!
Ok guys and gals, with the final 24hr push just around the corner (the next updates for the last stretch goals come at 8pm UK time), let's talk about the... Read more
Feedback #15 - New Snow Leopard WIP
The next WIP arrived in my inbox tonight. Still work to do but it is now more resembling a Snow Leopard than a furry lion :)
As you can see,... Read more
Stretch Goal #41 - Thumper, Hunter Demon
Right, due to an influx of new backers while I was at the HF unit, we've had to jump the gun on this, and the WIP isn't with us until... Read more
Stretch Goal #40 - Ice Mage Matthias
*grin* Another little bit of oddness, a 4th Matthias da Brum!
Let's try and welcome, Ice Mage Matthias. A Frosty representation of our artist, once again with Tre Manor... Read more
Feedback #14 - Moooore WIPs!
First up we have a progression shot, to show how Kev works through layers of anatomy to get things just right.
The top is the basic armaturewith some mass... Read more
Stretch Goal #39 - Aenglish Glory
Aenglish Glory will unlock at £59,000
Now this 'was' going to be Frost Glory, so, I'll be asking questions below, but first some info on why it's not.
The idea... Read more
Feedback #13 - Frost Variants 'Proof of Concept'
Ok, Tre has got back to me with the almost finished (Few bits, bobs and an axe head to do) proof of concept for the Frost variants.
This is ... Read more
Stretch Goal #30 - Frost Aneira
As with the previous 'Frost' variants, please remember that the main selling point is 'This figure but dressed by Tre Manor:) There may be some small differences to the... Read more
Finished Minis #1 - Dawn & Tryke
Time to start a new sub heading :)
This is now, almost certainly, the finished Dawn & Tryke pairing.
Dawn is obviously the Pin Up variant.
Well, of course,... Read more
Feedback #12 - Tymestl WIP
So, we have a new WIP for Tymestl, the companion Snow Leopard.
Much like Tryke there are some changes to the artwork, much like Tryke, we're asking your feedback on... Read more
Feedback #11 - More WIPs
Some more WIP shots for you tonight!
The top 4 are the finished Glory 'dolly'. This will be resin cast (and available for sale as usual) and Kev will... Read more
Stretch Goals #28 & #29 - More Frost Variants
One-handed partner axe to her original two-handed one and a shield, scale mail armour with fur and leather coverings accompanied by Tre's patented 'doodads' :)
Fur trimmed coat with attached... Read more
Stretch Goal #27 - Frost Shaman Boudi
Ok, let's talk Frost variants!
One of our 2 guest sculptors, Tre Manor of Red Box Games, has agreed to work with us to create 'Frost' variantsof some... Read more
Matt Dixon #1 - 2017 Calendar now on Pre- Order
For those of you who are, or have become, fans of Matt's work, he has just opened pre-orders on his 2017 Calendar.
A3 sized, spiral bound and lovingly shrink... Read more
Feedback #10 - Let's talk Fulfillment Dates
Alright, we want to be as honest with you guys as we can, I've mentioned this in a couple of previous updates but let's start an update of it's own... Read more
Stretch Goals #24, '25 and '26 - Queen Ksenia the Accursed
Ok, prepare yourself for this one :)
Alright, let's chat about this one :D
First off, yes, it's very odd, we know. Secondly, this is something Kev and I chatted... Read more
Feedback #9 - Katarina Skyclad Final WIP
So this is almost certainly the finished Katarina Skyclad. Barring accident, emergency or Kev having a last second change of mind about something it'll be off for resin mastering... Read more
Stretch Goal #23 - Snow Leopard Companion's'!
So there was a little miscommunication between myself and Fancagne, which resulted in 'a' Leopard, just not 'the' Leopard being started :) So to turn lemons into lemonade we came... Read more
Feedback #8 - More WIPs
While Katarina may look finished, Kev isn't done with her face, hair or knife yet. The sculpting is done in clay so still malleable :) Just figured you'd like to... Read more
Feedback #5 - Companion WIP shot & Sneaky Extra!
Here's a very early WIP of Tymestl, Aneira's companion (ignore the dolly, it's just for size comparison, nothing to do with Aneira :D ).
Now the eagle eyed amongst you... Read more
Feedback #6 - More WIP shots
Some more WIP's today.
Katarina is going to be the finished Skyclad mini, Caoimhe and Glory are just dollies to build all 3 figures on.
Larger photos, as always, on... Read more
Stretch Goals #20, #21 & #22 - Caoimhe, Restless Spirit
Ok, this is the first of our 'prepared for success' emergency mini basket of characters. Each of them had some kind of 'not quite like the others' about them that... Read more
Feedback #5 - Another small WIP shot
(I've starred them just in case :) )
A small one for today. These are dollies being built up for Katarina, our newest unlock, Glory and a dolly for... Read more
Stretch Goal #17, #18 & #19ish - Katarina, Dark Soul
Is Katarina the sacrifice or the sacrificer?
Katarina will be unlocked at the following funding goals...
- Pin Up - £37,000
- Skyclad - £38,000
- Winter £40,000
Katarina is the last... Read more
Feedback #4 - Small WIP shot
Kev has been working on a little bit of this and a little bit of that so more to come, but here's a new shot of some armatures...
Please nobody... Read more
Stretch Goal #17ish - Katarina
Sorry guys and gals, I have managed to catch Jenn's flu, which has slowed me down considerably, and on top of that a normal HF emergency has pulled me to... Read more
Feedback #3 - More WIP shots
Here's a more up to date shot of Dawn (right) and Aneira (middle) with a new WIP of Shayda Diavol (left).
Dawn and... Read more
Feedback #2b - Frost Shaman Boudi?
Ok, this is obviously just a 10 minute sketch, didn't even go below a size 5 brush :D It should illustrate the kind of thing we'd be going for though,... Read more
Feedback #2 - Frost Variants?
Ok, we've been working with Kev and our guest sculptor Tre Manor on an idea, and before we move forward with it we'd like some feedback.
People have commented that... Read more
Feedback #1 - Early WIP shots
Right, let's get started on the Feedback portion of this KS, there will be 'many' more to come, we welcome it.
Let's get used to the different terms... Read more
Stretch Goals #14, #15 & #16 - Bambi, the Queen of Beasts
Bambi has proven herself the true Queen of Beasts by bonding with a Hunter Demon who appeared one day in her lands.
Bambi, and just Bambi, will unlock at... Read more
Add-Ons - Matt's Merch!
Some 'Merch' from our illustrious artist. If you're of the impatient type you can always just jump directly to Matt's site.
Six A2( 420 x 594mm ) pin-up posters.... Read more
Stretch Goals #11, #12 & #13 - Matthias da Brum, Artist / Mage
Alright, once you've stopped laughing, pay closer attention to the descriptions than usual :)
Matthias da Brum will unlock at the following funding goals (see Update for more details)...
- Pin... Read more
Stretch Goals #8, #9 & #10 - Shayda Diavol, Berserker
Shayda Diavol will unlock at the following funding goals...
- Pin Up - £21,000
- Skyclad - £22,000
- Winter - £24,000
The Winter version will 'not' have the same pose as... Read more
Stretch Goals #5, #6 & #7 - Glory, Sole Survivor
Glory will be a bit more difficult to sculpt and will certainly be multipart, as such she will unlock at the following funding goals...
- Pin Up - £17,000
- Skyclad... Read more
Stretch Goal #4 - Tryke!
I told you he might show up! :) Tryke is Dawn's faithful Baby triceratops companion.
Tryke will unlock at £15,000
Tryke has been sculpted by one of our guest... Read more
Stretch Goal #1 - Shamanic Boudi!
Shamanic Boudi will unlock at the following funding goals...
- Pin Up - £10,000
- Skyclad - £11,000
- WInter (Jaguar Shaman) - £12,000
Funded in ... some minutes?!
Ok, what happened was, I hit launch, I sent out a newsletter, I thought 'Damn, I really need to pee after all this time at a computer'.
I casually went... Read more