We love miniatures. We love tabletop games. We love anthropomorphic animals, from Disney's Robin Hood through The Wind in the Willows to Brian Jaques' Redwall books. So we combined the things we love in our Burrows & Badgers range of metal miniatures.
Why are we making them?
Because we want them! And we know a lot of other people are looking for more anthropomorphic animal miniatures too. Some will want to use them for wargaming or roleplaying. That's what we do with ours - and Osprey Games are releasing a hardback rulebook in April, if you fancy trying some anthro skirmish gaming.
Other people love painting miniatures, and our figures are perfect for that, full of character ready to be brought to life with your paintbrush....
And some people just love collecting miniatures; again, we've made this new set of Burrows & Badgers figures perfect for collectors. They are all single piece models, with integral bases, so there are no fiddly parts to be glued on. We love making miniatures; we hope you'll love our miniatures too.
Why we need your help...
We've got 12 new miniatures sculpted, but they need to have moulds made before we can start producing the miniatures. And that's why we need funding; to get the casting process started.
About the miniatures...
There are other ranges of anthropomorphic animal miniatures out there, but ours are a little different. We didn't want all the races of animals to be the same size. Instead, we've scaled them to each other; so a shrew or a mouse is a very small model, about 20mm tall, and a really big animal like a badger will stand about 50mm tall, for example.
Each sculpted figure shown below has a scale picture with it, showing its height in millimetres. All our metal miniatures are supplied unpainted.
If you'd like to learn more about the Burrows & Badgers range and the game, here's a link to the Burrows & Badgers website:
Below you'll see pictures of the different Pledge levels available. Each picture shows you what's included in the Pledge, then below them you can see close-up pictures of the individual miniatures, which also include the retail prices if you want to add extra miniatures to any Pledge. Shipping costs vary depending on where you are; there's a graphic at the bottom of this page that lists all the shipping costs. All Pledges are set for an estimated delivery of July 2018, but we're hoping to deliver sooner than that.
Pictures & Videos of the miniature sculpts
Below you can see pictures of each of the miniatures, and there's a scale image at the bottom right of each picture to show the height of the model in millimetres. There's also a price at the bottom of each picture, for the Pick'n'Mix pledge, or to add extra models to any pledge. Clicking the pictures will link to a video of the sculpt, allowing a full 360 degree look at it.
Add-ons from the first four Burrows & Badgers projects can be included in the Pick'n'Mix pledge, or added to any other Pledge level. Click the image to see larger pictures.
Shipping costs are shown below by Pledge level and shipping location... please note, if you choose to Add On anything to your Pledge, the shipping cost stays the same. If it ends up costing more to ship, we'll cover it.
Risks and challenges
The main risks are getting the miniatures safely moulded, and then producing enough casts
to satisfy demand. Thankfully both these problems come down to the skill and experience of the sculptor and the mouldmaker. And we've been doing this for a long time now, with 11 projects all fully completed, and delivered on time, and our twelfth project just starting to ship now – three months early! In short, we're not expecting any problems, but if we have some, we'll keep you informed, and we'll deal with them professionally.
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