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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, September 30 2019 2:17 AM UTC +00:00.

Mini Monument

Magnetic Travel & Display Case for Your Gaming Mini (Pathfinder, Starfinder, DnD, Dungeons & Dragons, Warhammer, etc... miniatures )

Mini Monument

Magnetic Travel & Display Case for Your Gaming Mini (Pathfinder, Starfinder, DnD, Dungeons & Dragons, Warhammer, etc... miniatures )

$523
pledged of $6,000pledged of $6,000 goal
12
backers
13days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, September 30 2019 2:17 AM UTC +00:00.

About

If you are like me, you have invested a great amount of time in painting a mini for your character. You now have the perfect mini for her, and you're not going to let it sit on a shelf. 

The Mini Monument is designed to keep your mini safe in your backpack when traveling to and from your game session, and it also serves as a display case. By magnetizing your mini to the base of the Mini Monument, it will prevent your mini from rubbing against your books and dice; weapons and bases will not be broken from incidental bumps and drops in your backpack. 

Use the Mini Monument to display your work, protect delicate weapon features, and keep your friends' fingers off of your favorite mini. 

Your Mini Monument will contain one base with magnet inset, one cover, and one steel disk. The inside dimensions of the cover are 50 mm square at the base x 65 mm high, with a slight draft angle for molding. 

The funds for this project go toward purchasing molds for the case. Tooling is expected to be completed 6-8 weeks from receipt of funding. Another week to first article. Then if all looks good, 4-6 more weeks to receipt of production. Product will ship via UPS or USPS.  

Should this project succeed, I have plans for more exotic bases - both in material and character groupings.   

Thanks for looking at the Mini Monument!  The perfect case for getting to miniature safely to your RPG whether it's Pathfinder, Dungeons & Dragons (DnD), Warhammer, Starfinder, etc... and look great doing it. 

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Inside Dimensions. Units of measure are mm [inches].
Inside Dimensions. Units of measure are mm [inches].
Some methods of adding a magnet. People in this hobby are some of the most creative around, people will undoubtedly come up with many clever ways to attach magnets.
Some methods of adding a magnet. People in this hobby are some of the most creative around, people will undoubtedly come up with many clever ways to attach magnets.
More prototype pictures. Covers will be clear in production.
More prototype pictures. Covers will be clear in production.

Risks and challenges

Rapid prototypes have been made, the snap fit holds and releases well. This leaves vendor support as the largest challenge. I am working with a vendor with whom I have a good working relationship with in my day job. Having more backers will generate the volume I need to get injection molded parts made. Effectiveness of the magnet will vary with the weight of the mini, meaning that the high power magnet will be extremely effective on a plastic 25 mm minis, but a heavy metal mini will not be retained quite as well. Placement of the disk will ultimately be up to the end user. There are a couple ways to include a disk or piece of steel shown above, but I have no doubt that the extremely creative audience for this device will think of many more.

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