In 2014 I brought just an idea to Kickstarter. I wanted to create dinosaur skulls as fine jewelry and metal desktop miniatures. With only four skull models, I was able to gain the trust of 164 backers and the campaign was a success.
When my backers received their awards they said it was like holding a piece of history that came right off the museum floor.
I incorporate professional grade 3D scans of real fossils and reconstruct that fossil into a digital model. That model goes through an intense amount of research and refinement as I use historical reference, paleontologist journals and even paleontologist feedback to ensure the models accuracy. Once it's given a thumbs up, the 3D model is printed in jeweler's wax where all the hires detail comes to life in a physical model. That model is then taken to one of my family owned fine jewelry casting houses where the print is burned out and a metal part is born.
Now that might all sound pretty simple however it has taken me a lot of time and patience to perfect the technique as I keep pushing the limits of what exactly can be done. Using todays technology I can get metal to do things that traditional lost wax casting just can't do. Trust me, you will be amazed with every piece you own.
Right now is a very exciting time as I take this creative business forward and I would love to have you involved.
With the help of my early backers I have come a long way from first offering just 4 models. Currently I now have 29 prehistoric specimens with even more on the way. In addition to skulls I am now creating full dynamically posed skeletons and also offer a variety of claws toes and even horns as wearable art. I am also proud to announce that I have released my first ring design and many more will be available by the end of his campaign.
Teaming up with Vitamin Imagination
Recently I have joined forces with the CEO of vitamin imagination. He too is an extremely talented 3D paleoartist and also strives to make sure his models are truly scientifically accurate. Proudly we are working together to offer new full skeletal models of famous museum displays and dioramas. I am honored to have him join me as we forge his amazing designs in metal.
Primordial Profiles Europe
Since the beginning, many of my followers and collectors have stretched their arms across the ocean in order to acquire my art. With shipping and customs fees, it has put many of my collectibles out of reach. Well no longer! I am working closely with a collector from the U.K. who is also an emerging paleontologist. We are working out the final details which will make him a distributor for primordial profiles Europe. This will result in lower cost and faster delivery to my friends across the pond!
If funded, this campaign will allow me to build an inventory for the U.K. Saving collectors on shipping costs and shipping time. It will also fuel the fire with vitamin imagination so we can bring you even more wonderful skeletal creations.
So please take a moment and look below. We are in production and ready to fulfill all rewards. In fact I will guarantee that you will receive your early bird awards before Christmas or you will get your money back. Thank you so much for looking closer and a bigger thank you for your trust becoming a backer. I'm Ralph Roberts and I hope to see you on board.
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Risks and challenges
We are good to go! As I stated earlier, I have been working at perfecting this technique for three years. I have solidified the process of how new technology meets old technology in order to produce fine collectibles made with the same craftsmanship as fine jewelers. I already have two foundries in place and I am ready to add a third if this campaign goes nuclear. I am ready to go full-time to insure all deadlines are met and also stay in continued communication with my backers and I welcome their feedback with every step.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter