We want to start a new range of female adventurer miniatures for use in roleplaying games and tabletop skirmishes, or simply for painters and collectors.
Although there are loads of male miniatures available already, there are a lot less female ones... and they tend to be split between overly sexualised chainmail bikini types, or high-level characters with ornate armour and weapons.
So we decided to sculpt some no-nonsense, low level female dungeoneers; armed and equipped so they can head down a kobold-infested tunnel without chafing their thighs....
We've got seven done so far, to cover the Classes from the old red box Basic Dungeons & Dragons (because I still love playing it!) But their equipment is also appropriate for 5th edition D&D (which I'm slowly being forced to admit is probably the best edition after all...)
Our £1500 goal will pay for the moulding and casting of the first seven miniatures. But if we get more, we'll be able to pay for more moulds - so we'll be sculpting more miniatures during the project. We'll post progress pictures in our Updates. Expect a human bard, a dragonborn sorceress, a gnome rogue and maybe more...
The miniatures will be cast in fine pewter, and you can see pictures of the master sculpts below:
You can pledge for a single miniature, a set of three, or all 7 of the Basic female dungeoneers (Human rogue, fighter, cleric and magic user, and Elf, Dwarf and Halfling). And we've also added another pledge level now, the Full Party, which has 11 adventurers and a bonus figure, for 12 miniatures in total. All pledges will also get a resin Monster's Nest model, pictured lower down the page.
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 7 projects all completed, and delivered 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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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