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Katsina MiniaturesBy Katsina Miniatures
First created
Katsina MiniaturesBy Katsina Miniatures
First created
€2,774
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50
backers
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, December 16 2018 11:59 PM UTC +00:00.

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Bizaza Enslavers
Bizaza Enslavers

Lord Borfulax, bizaza lord of the scattered Teik-Hila tribe, gathered his broad-leaf cloak tighter around him as another cold drizzle penetrated the jungle canopy high above. His kind needed to keep their skin moist at all times of course, but there were limits even to moistness, and he shivered slightly in the misty chill. He reminisced glumly about the wondrous warm bathing chambers at his former palace - that fat cow Lady Boke, leader of the Ohuac-Cytosiin tribe, was probably wallowing in there right this moment, laughing to herself about how easily she had driven off Borfulax's forces and taken all their territory. That was two solar rotations ago, but time had not lessened that blow for Borfulax. The indignity of it all! Borfulax glanced at his small entourage of close retainers - his long-suffering High Vizier, Ptah-Mehu; his royal secretary, Bohta-Nah (who was now also treasurer, minister for internal and foreign affairs and minister for just about everything else too); and four strong-spawn guards, just in case. Their destination was a place sacred to all bizaza, the xoxoctic-tianguis - or emerald bazaar. High Vizier Ptah-Mehu broke the silence with a croaked utterance. "My lord, we have reached the standing stones." Looming over all but the tallest of the jungle vegetation, ancient carved stones appeared from the drizzle mist, their mossy surfaces gleaming dully in the rain. They marked the boundaries of the neutral ground, beyond which all grievances must be put aside. To violate the sacred ground of the bazaar with violence or misdeeds meant banishment or death to the transgressors - usually death if one is being honest. Dead frogs don't repeat offend. Lord Borfulax gurgled with approval. He was unused to walking anywhere, being accustomed to his palanquin, and was weary. If secrecy weren't so vital, he would have ordered someone to carry him by now, but the forest was full of eyes, and noone must know he had left his hiding-pool. He girded his flabby loins and picked up the pace a little. "Ha-hrum, hurry up you spoilt tadpoles," he muttered, "vengeance waits for no frog, aherm!" From somewhere in the undergrowth, large eyes observed the sodden group as they scurried across the boundary of the xoxoctic-tianguis. With a flicker of electric blue, the watcher vanished back into the jungle.

Slaver Lord Borfulax
Slaver Lord Borfulax

Welcome to our second KS campaign which expands the range of Bizaza with some exciting new heroes, creatures and henchmen.

Bizaza enslavers on the hunt for fresh captives
Bizaza enslavers on the hunt for fresh captives

The Bizaza Enslaving Cohort is dedicated to the control of other creatures by technomagical means.

Bizaza make use of Spiders, controlled via mind crystals, as excellent catchers of unwary invaders.  

Captives are destined for the bloated Slaver Lord, who seeks to increase his personal fame, fortune and status within Bizaza society.  His staff of control is both a badge of office and a powerful talisman which can be used to stun or mollify both creatures and the unwary.  Cracking a huge whip to intimidate, all are wary of failure in the presence of the Slaver Lord. 

The Master Trainer is the most wizened of all the Bizaza who care for the beasts and slaves.  The Master Trainer takes responsibility for the most difficult animals and slaves, usually leading humanoid slaves to war armed with his magical lash to motivate his charges and rain blows on the enemy from the back ranks of the melee.

Master Trainer
Master Trainer

Apprentice trainers assist the Master Trainer and are assigned support duties while they learn the craft.  They are often assigned to herding the Frogcats, a difficult task but highly educational.

Spiders are so integral to the hunt for new captives that some Bizaza specialise in spiders exclusively.  For time immemorial the Bizaza have used an ancient ritual to bond a magical crystal matrix to young giant spiderlings with the purpose of allowing simple communication and a level of domestication not possible otherwise.  On hunts, the spiders make for the most excellent catchers of interlopers, quickly stunning them with their venom and wrapping them in webs in the trees for their Bizaza masters to collect later. 

Individual characterful high quality white metal miniatures from hand sculpted greens. The Bizaza Enslaver Cohort is scaled for popular 28mm - 30mm gaming.

Miniatures are cast in high quality white metal.  Some miniatures such as the larger scenic items are not well suited to metal.  Where this is the case they will be cast in high quality resin.  Note that white metal contains lead which can be harmful if chewed or swallowed - always wash hands after handling unpainted miniatures.

PLEDGES

MODELS

Slavers

Slaver Lord - prototype casting (metal)
Slaver Lord - prototype casting (metal)
Slaver Lord resin master casting torso
Slaver Lord resin master casting torso
Slaver Lord resin master casting rear
Slaver Lord resin master casting rear
Slaver Lord resin master casting side
Slaver Lord resin master casting side

Slaver Trainers

Master Trainer
Master Trainer
Apprentice Trainer
Apprentice Trainer
Spider Trainer
Spider Trainer

Scenics

Crystals

The 5 Crystal Models have been based on 4 strips of plastic card and based with sand and lichen
The 5 Crystal Models have been based on 4 strips of plastic card and based with sand and lichen
The 5 Crystal Models without bases, painted by JB.
The 5 Crystal Models without bases, painted by JB.

 Monoliths

Stone of the Star Spirits Monolith
Stone of the Star Spirits Monolith
Stone of the Ancestors
Stone of the Ancestors
Resin Master Stone of the Ancestors
Resin Master Stone of the Ancestors

Frolmec Heads

Frolmec Head 1
Frolmec Head 1
Frolmec Head 2
Frolmec Head 2
Frolmec Head 3
Frolmec Head 3
Frolmec Head 4
Frolmec Head 4
Frolmec Head 5
Frolmec Head 5
Frolmec Head 6
Frolmec Head 6
Frolmec Head 7
Frolmec Head 7
Frolmec Head 8
Frolmec Head 8
Frolmec Head 9
Frolmec Head 9
Frolmec Head 10
Frolmec Head 10
Frolmec Head 11
Frolmec Head 11
Frolmec Head 12
Frolmec Head 12
Frolmec Head 13
Frolmec Head 13

 Spiders

Spiders
Spiders
Medium Spider and Big Spider painted by JB
Medium Spider and Big Spider painted by JB
      
Medium Spider Blue
Medium Spider Blue
Big Spider Red
Big Spider Red
Medium Spider Yellow
Medium Spider Yellow
Big Spider Green
Big Spider Green
Small Spider (on 20mm round base)
Small Spider (on 20mm round base)
Group of Spiders (40mm round base)
Group of Spiders (40mm round base)
2 Spiders and Small Spider (40mm round base)
2 Spiders and Small Spider (40mm round base)

Frogcats

The Set of 4 Frogcats (32mm round bases)
The Set of 4 Frogcats (32mm round bases)
Prototype Casting of Frogcat (32mm round base)
Prototype Casting of Frogcat (32mm round base)
Frogcat and Apprentice Trainer
Frogcat and Apprentice Trainer
Bizaza Ancestor
Bizaza Ancestor

Warriors

Bizaza warriors include Bizaza Guard - specially spawned for war, Jungle Scouts with poisoned blowpipes and enslaved humans.

Jarjubbnx - A
Jarjubbnx - A
Bawzhoxx the Sheildbearer - B
Bawzhoxx the Sheildbearer - B
Slave Warrior with Spear and Shield (master sculpt shown) - C
Slave Warrior with Spear and Shield (master sculpt shown) - C
Nanshe - D
Nanshe - D
Kwinik the Sheildbearer - E
Kwinik the Sheildbearer - E
Urbat the Sheildbearer - F
Urbat the Sheildbearer - F
Jungle Scout (painted by JB) - G
Jungle Scout (painted by JB) - G
Croatyl - H
Croatyl - H

Postage

Postage costs start at the values which are stated on each pledge. If you add more models and Add ons, postage costs will increase with weight.  Final postage cost will be calculated and any balance will be invoiced by way of the pledge manager after the campaign end.

Postage to anywhere in the cosmos..
Postage to anywhere in the cosmos..

All models are supplied unpainted.  Models with Slotta style tabs are supplied with standard 25mm round bases.  Slaver Lords are Supplied with 40mm round bases.  Frog cats are supplied with 32mm round bases.  All other creatures, Crystals, Frolmec Heads and Monoliths are supplied without bases.  Some models are multi part and require assembly.

Risks and challenges

Since our last project suffered delays in the casting process, we have used the profits to buy equipment to enable us to cast our own miniatures. This allows us to have more control over the production in house so we can focus on quality and have a more rapid production cycle for our new designs.
All of the miniatures are sculpted for the project with test masters cast and painted up for nearly everything. The next stage is creation of production moulds, and casting which this Kickstarter will fund.

Our Previous Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1033967745/bizaza-guard-ancient-frog-people-from-the-future-i/description

We have picked a delivery date of May 2019 for this Kickstarter based on our experience on the last project. This gives us ample time to create production mould and cast the pledges to deliver the Kickstarter on time. We hope to deliver as early as possible but as always we will keep you updated on the various stages of production as we go via the Kickstarter page and on our own Facebook page.

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