14.JUN.2018 UPDATE05: New reward available! Full body MH-03 Miniature
*New reward options are same as the original options, plus one miniature of MH03. If you like to order both the bust and the miniature, please change the pledge to new options or add correct amount money to your original pledge. In case anything that causing confuse please send me message on KS or email: email@example.com
Hi everyone, we are happy to announce that the full body backer option is available now!
As you can see the new concept of MH03 features more of his gang story background. With lots of artificial body enhancements, he is an undeniable leader within the triad.
Though Jarold is still working on improving these new awesome concepts for MH-03, we are confident enough to begin developing this miniature now, and we will keep updating new progress of this miniature.
THE KIT: one full body MH03 resin kit comes with base, assemble and painting required.
PRICE: the market price is estimated to be 70USD / 92AUD and our KS backer price is at 57USD / 75AUD.
TIME SCHEDULE: Currently we are aiming to delivery this miniature the same time as the Bust stature is ready for shipping. However, since we begin it fairly late, there could be potential delay of this miniature. If this happens for backers who select both the bust and the miniature a email will be sent to confirm whether he/she wants to ship them together or separately.
- Metal Heads: is a campaign seeking to fund a series of pre-painted resin bust/figure created by Limbo Miniatures. This whole new IP is based on designs done by talented concept artist Jarold Sng.
- MH-03 is the first one from this series and there are more Metal heads in our pipe line, with your help we could bring more of Metal Heads to reality!
Item shown is a prototype. When shipped, the final production piece may differ in appearance. Our modeler has added very rich weathering effects to this statue, if you like to have a more "newer/cleaner" version in the final product, please leave your feed back in this page, thank you.
Note: This model is already assembled and a grey base coat is applied. This is a prototype cast, the final product will be improved on overall quality.
There is no mass production cast yet, the final product will be as detailed as the pictures below, and each part will fit better than prototype cast. More WIP picture will be added during the campaign.
After the great global financial crash- smaller nations were unwillingly absorbed into stronger nations; creating new- ultra powerful, Super Nations.
Citizens of previous nations are forced to cram into corrupt and lawless Mega Cities. Organized Gangs or Neo Triads spawn from the streets of these cities, with 3 major gangs fighting for domination.
To add to that, further technological advancements in prosthetics intensifies the already fragile dynamic. From increased physical strength to heightened senses- Triad members have made the most of this movement. Profiteering from bootleg prosthetics as well as arming their loyalists with the newest, deadliest upgrades.
Like gang tattoos- deadlier upgrades become a mark of respect. Thus, the leaders of these Triads have almost full body replacements- with only their mind and leadership left that is Human.
The new versions of cyber-humans are cold, hard and lethal- almost machine, and they are called Metal Heads.
INFLUENCE . UPGRADE . DOMINATE This is the mantra if you want to survive the hard streets of Mega Cities. Choose your Triad wisely or if you dare- form your own, and carve your own place in the history of Metal Heads.
METAL HEAD-03 - Incense Master of the White Suits Gang - Brilliant strategist, one of the few that acquired a full cranium replacement and even had it plated in Gold. - Bold, eccentrically cruel and a strong proponent for cultural order.
(AA battery is required to light up the LEDs. Please note there is no battery comes with any pack)
COLLECTOR PACK (Kickstarter Exclusive)
This option include: MEGA PACK + Original concept art print signed by Jarold Sng !
Original concept art of Metal Head -03
We plan to add more metal heads to our pipe line. More information will be added once the fund reaches the amount.
MH-04 DIY & PRE-PAINT BUST (Options will be much similar to MH-03 PACKS, you will be able to choose from DIY kit and Painted statue)
MH03 DIY & PRE-PAINT FULL BODY MODEL (This one will be different from statues, the details and pose are still subject to change, we will create the best possible model for final production. More details will be added, once the fund is reached)
Original concept/ Art director: Jarold Sng
Jarold Sng is a Concept Artist, Designer, and Art Director based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He began his career as a CG generalist in the video game industry.
He is currently a 9 year veteran of the concept art business, and is currently the co-founder of Ten Ten Studio- a boutique service provider for Computer Graphic Arts.
"I created the Metal Heads line simply as a way to express my long love for mechanical designs and human anatomy. Coming from Chinese heritage- I have long pursued the idea of implementing more of Chinese design aesthetics into my work. Along with influences from Blade runner, Fifth Element, Terminator and Robocop- I hope to create a unique world with interesting characters."
Sculptor/ Project manager: Ed Zhang
Ed Zhang is a Professional architectural designer/ 3d sculptor/ Scale model and Miniature modeler/ Die-hard sci-fi fan/ Co-founder of Limbo miniature
"For a sculptor to extract the ideas of the original concept, many parts need to be redesigned to fit the indication of the 2d painting. The design does not stop at the drawing but keep going through the whole sculpting process. Jarold and I worked together to bring the best possibility of the original concept to real."
Modeler/ Photographer: Bayin Wu
Bayin Wu is a Professional modeler, who has won many international model competition awards. Here is a small portion of his record from recent years:
2018 Hungary Moson Model Show ——Special Award for armor.
2017 Holland Scale Model Challenge ——Gold Award for warship
2017 Holland Scale Model Challenge——Gold Award for Master Class Armor
2016 UK On Track Show——Gold Awards for Armor and Si-fi vehicle
"My job was to make the 3D design come to life on the real physical model, and make sure that the final finish will not only faithfully represent the concept design but also have plenty of eye catching details to please the viewer from all angles.
The Most fun part was to make textures and worn effects to simulate different materials, and you may see how these weathering jobs really bring the Metal Head to life. The biggest challenge lies in achieving decent finishes while maintaining a reasonable level of complexity which should be Mass-Produce friendly."
2018 JUNE: Campaign end
2018 JULY – OCTOBER: Factory production
2018 NOVEMBER: Shipping out worldwide
Shipping will be calculated after the Kickstarter and will be paid through the post-campaign BackerKit. This will ensure you are charged correctly for your pledge no matter what add-ons you choose.
The cost of shipping to world-wide is estimated to be around $8 USD / $10 AUD for THANK YOU PACK | $25-30 USD / $30-40 AUD for the other packs
This price is only a reference from our experience. Since the actual bust is quite heavy, we are actively looking for cost-efficient way for delivering, the price will be subjected to change.
(Update:2018/05/26 after some negotiation, we manage to lower the shipping cost, current numbers are updated )
WIP drawing and modeling stuff
Some useful dimensions you might be interested in. The box size and base size are still subject to change.
-WIP photos updated 2018/05/28
How the model divided in 3D
3D printing done !
Nice and clean details !
Final ver. prototype cast assemble
WIP photos of prototype painting, Bayin Wu at work !
Risks and challenges
Our main goal is to ensure that all backers receive a high quality resin collectible. All units will be personally checked by us again before they are shipped to our backers. As this is a hand-painted product, there will be some variation to each figure.
We will be monitoring the comments section if you have any questions. Periodic updates will be made to inform our backers of the current progress of our production.
Should a delay occur, we'll update everyone with an updated schedule. We want all backers to know that they will receive their rewards and we will do our very best to ensure that they do so in a timely manner.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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