This is our fourth Kickstarter project. Our first one was for dwarf miniatures, and we're getting back to our roots with some more dwarfs! Our sculptor, Michael Lovejoy, really wanted to sculpt a set of dwarf brewers, with a bit of a Highlands flavour to them - he's done 12 different characters in all; the dwarf brewery clan McFiggin...
We're going to be casting them in metal ourselves, and we really want them to be used on gaming tables and display shelves all over the world - whether you are a role-player, a wargamer, or a painter and collector, we believe these are a great set of characters you'll love.
We're raising funds here to cover the moulding costs, and to buy metal for casting.
The dwarfs will be cast in pewter, and are supplied unpainted, with a 30mm round plastic base. There's also the option for some resin add-ons, which will be cast in polyurethane resin, and are also supplied unpainted.
The dwarfs are mostly about 23 to 24mm tall.
You can pledge for the dwarfs in sets of 4, or get the full clan pledge, which is the best value for money:
Below are pictures of the individual models:
We've got a few bits and pieces you can add on to your pledge; a set of dwarf tavern/brewery furniture, and resin bases. Simply add the price of them to your pledge, and we'll send the out with your dwarfs.
The scenery add-on includes the following items, all cast in polyurethane resin:
Risks and challenges
We're not expecting many problems - we've deliberately kept the scope of this project small; the miniatures are already sculpted, and they are already at the mouldmaker having production moulds made.
After that, it's just a question of doing lots of casting... we have two casting machines, so if one breaks down we can keep on working. And we have already fulfilled 3 Kickstarter projects, all on time - so you can be confident we know what we are doing!
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