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Overview

Help us launch our first line of plastic miniatures for the tabletop games we all play and love. Role 4 Initiative brings decades of experience in gaming and design. You've seen our Dry-Erase Dungeon Tiles and Polyhedral Dice, now we wish to bring that same quality and value to the game table with 28mm high-detail pre-painted plastic miniatures.  


Starting off with some of the most common player and monster types (Humans, Orcs, Zombies, and Skeletons), we will be producing all of our minis in sets of 6 or more per category, so you can easily and cheaply outfit your game with the figures you need. Our goal is to bring a very highly detailed set of miniatures, with excellent paint jobs for a reasonable price.  

We all love gaming, but we're not all great artists. So, we will always provide miniatures that are fully assembled, professionally painted, and ready to use.
For those with the artistic flair, please choose the Guardian pledge for unpainted, unassembled minis.
Our minis are made from a PVC material that provide both durability and flexibility. We also have gone to great lengths to bring as much realism as possible by providing proper anatomical proportions in a 60:1 scale.

 

Mini shown on 1" clear base to see the terrain map below.
Mini shown on 1" clear base to see the terrain map below.

The Process

First, we thought about some of the most memorable encounters of our games, wishing we had some appropriate miniatures to represent the characters and monsters in the story. Then we envisioned what these characters would look like and hired artists to create 3D models, 2D renderings, and background scenery that fit our stories. But made sure they could easily fit your stories too. Finally, we took these models and renderings to our factory to create the plastic injection molds from which we were able to produce the painted samples you see below. 

The Reward

All of the pledges will let you choose from any of the sets below.  Unlike many other miniatures that are a packaged in cardboard boxes, all of our minis will be packaged in clear plastic clamshells, so you see exactly what you get -- no more random assorted minis in closed boxes.

They will also be available in sets of similar kinds.  So if you need a band of Orcs, you can buy just that.  Need skeletons?  We have 6 to choose from.

Each of the prototype miniatures and bases shown below were produced from our plastic injection molds (not 3D printed) and painted in our production factory.  Some minor corrections or improvements to the painting schemes are likely in order to improve quality or appearance.

(Please note that the 360 degree rotating views may take a few extra seconds to load before the rotating view begins.)

Set # 1 Concept Drawing - Humans
Set # 1 Concept Drawing - Humans

 

Set # 1 Prototypes - Human Adventurers
Set # 1 Prototypes - Human Adventurers

 

Human Adventurers - 360 degree views
Human Adventurers - 360 degree views

 

Set # 2 Concept Drawing - Orcs
Set # 2 Concept Drawing - Orcs

 

Set # 2 Prototypes - Orcs
Set # 2 Prototypes - Orcs

 

Orcs - 360 degree views
Orcs - 360 degree views

 

Set # 3 Concept Drawing - Zombies
Set # 3 Concept Drawing - Zombies

 

 

Set # 3 Prototypes - Zombies
Set # 3 Prototypes - Zombies

 

Zombies - 360 degree views
Zombies - 360 degree views

 

Set # 4 Concept Drawing - Skeletons
Set # 4 Concept Drawing - Skeletons

 

 

Set # 4 Prototypes - Skeletons
Set # 4 Prototypes - Skeletons

 

Skeletons - 360 degree views
Skeletons - 360 degree views

 

 As a small, family-run business, we greatly appreciate your support.  We trust that you will enjoy using these miniatures in your games for many years.  If you are dissatisfied with your pledge reward for any reason, please feel free to return the product for a full refund.

Risks and challenges

For our first launch of miniatures, we decided to eliminate the majority of the risk to our customers by investing time and money up front in the model design, plastic injection mold machining, and first prototypes.
All of the miniatures that you see in the photos above are prototypes formed from these molds and hand-painted by our factory. So the process has been completed and proven.
We even have custom clamshell packaging already tested for one, three, or six miniatures to a package.
Now we just ask for funding support to execute the production run.
The only forseeable risks now are in the areas of transportation and execution in order to meet our timeline and quality requirements.

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    No minis. Just our undying gratitude and an invitation to participate in a closed group discussion about our next miniatures project with opportunities to influence design and character selection.

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    Three assorted minis of your choice from any of the sets (Humans, Zombies, Orcs, or Skeletons).
    Cost per mini = $5.00.

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    All six pre-painted miniatures in the same set of your choice.
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    Cost per mini = $4.33.

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    Any four sets of six UNPAINTED miniatures.
    Each set consists of all 6 from one category.
    (e.g. 2 sets of Skeletons, 1 set of Orcs, 1 set of Zombies.) 24 unpainted, unassembled miniatures and bases total.
    Cost per mini = $1.63.
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    Hero

    Two complete sets of six pre-painted miniatures of your choice.
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    Cost per mini = $4.08.

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    Champion

    Any four sets of six pre-painted miniatures each.
    Each set consists of all 6 from a category.
    (e.g. 2 sets of Skeletons, 1 set of Orcs, 1 set of Zombies.) 24 pre-painted miniatures total.
    Cost per mini = $3.71.

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    Your choice of any 30 pre-painted miniatures from all sets. Limit 5 of any one particular mini.
    Cost per mini = $3.97.

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    Any 10 complete sets of pre-painted miniatures. No limit to quantity of one category. (e.g. 6 sets of Skeletons, 2 sets of Zombies, 1 set of Orcs, 1 set of Humans).
    Cost per mini = $3.32.

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