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$2,125 pledged of $3,600 goal
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By Ralph Sutter
$2,125 pledged of $3,600 goal
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About

This is a very straight forward project! What you see is what you get. Since it is my first Kickstarter project, I am keeping things nice and simple. I am essentially looking to bring my own, original 3D character designs to life. I am a huge creature fan! If you check out my personal site ( www.ralphsutter3d.com ) that much should be clear. 

The Design

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Demonoid is the first of my own original designs that I am hoping to make available as a resin bust. He is a bulky, bull-like demon with a face only a mother could love.

Digital Design
Digital Design

This is one hefty bust! His thick neck, slouchy posture and giant noggin make for a pretty striking creature design. He has a lot of small details that would hold up very nicely when painted. Everyone needs a Demonoid on their shelf!

The Demonoid bust will stand approximately 8" tall and will be cast in a grey resin. 

Digital Scale Representation/Approximation
Digital Scale Representation/Approximation
Render of what Demonoid could look like with some paint
Render of what Demonoid could look like with some paint

Production

The 3D design itself is completed and will be sent to the manufacturer (Ownage 3D Prints) upon 100% backing. Ownage will print, mold and cast the model in grey resin. Below is the print master created by Ownage and will be the master of all of the resin copies.

Immediately after full backing, the project will be taken into production. Ownage has stated that the turnaround time is approximately 4-5 weeks from start to completion. So busts are expected to ship out in May. I will be posting updates of the manufacturing process as it takes place. So everyone will get a chance to see the master print as well as all stages of production

STL File

The most basic pledge gets you the STL file, so you can print your own Demonoid. Higher tier pledges get you a printed version of the Demonoid + the STL file. Please note that the STL file is only intended for private use. By downloading the STL you are agreeing to not commercially distribute the digital file itself, or to sell your own printed copies.

Shipping and packaging

The prints will ship in brown shippers with custom foam insets. Items will ship directly from the manufacturer in Hong Kong to Backers. Images will be made available to Backers as the production takes place so that they can see all stages of creation.

What it'll take to make this happen:

30 backers! That's it :) As long as I can get 30 people behind this project, we can make this a reality.

Future Designs  

If this project gets backed (and I really hope that it does!), I will reveal the next design. My hopes are to offer 4 or so sculpts each year so this will eventually become a full collection. Other creatures in this series will have the same detail/fidelity as Demonoid, but will vary greatly in terms of their overall design. They will all be busts and around the same height as Demonoid, at roughly 8" in height.

About the artist

I am a 3D character artist from the Greater Boston area. I currently teach as part of an Interactive Media and Game Development program at a local college, but I am also professionally active as a digital artist/sculptor.

I've worked for game studios, interactive media companies, collectible and toy manufacturers and I've always had to design other people's creations. Now I am excited to finally be able to bring my own designs to life!

Please help make my dream become a reality! Thank you so much for looking! 

Risks and challenges

This is a fairly low-risk project. I am very familiar with the 3D design and 3D printing process. The model itself has already been designed and is already optimized for 3D printing. I have partnered up with one of the leading 3D print manufacturers to bring you the best project imaginable. They will print, mold and cast the bust as well as package and ship.

It is my first Kickstarter project, so people will have to put faith in my abilities. But, as stated before, from a manufacturing and shipping standpoint everything has already been thought out and developed.

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    Digital Demonoid STL File - Private Use

    Purchase the STL file of the Demonoid bust and print it yourself! By pledging and downloading, you are agreeing to use this for private use only. Commercial distribution of printed Demonoids is not allowed, nor is distributing the digital file itself.

    STL files will be sent out when the Kickstarter has completed.

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    Pledge $120 or more About $120

    I'll take one!

    One approx. 8", unpainted Demonoid resin bust.

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    I'll take two!

    Two approx. 8", unpainted Demonoid resin bust.

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Funding period

- (30 days)