Welcome to the second Slumbering Oblivion Kickstarter! This will be a straight forward project with 3 kits to choose from. These are all completed sculpts and have been moulded. This Kickstarter will be raising funds to get them cast into resin copies.
Avatar of Cthulhu
In this Kickstarter I want to introduce my version of Cthulhu. I've seen many different sculpts and statues but none have ever met my personal vision. Some were close but most fell short. So I went about finding some talented artists so I could get my version created. It was over a year in the making but it is done!
Now, if you're going to create Cthulhu you have to go big and this sculpture is huge! It comes in at 380mm (just under 15") from the base to the tip of the wings. Here's a picture with one of my 32mm miniatures from the last Kickstarter. As you can see Cthulhu towers above normal miniatures. It is an imposing figure and will sit proudly in any Cthulhu or Lovecraft collection.
The Avatar was sculpted by Roberto Chaudon based on concept art by Danny Cruz.
This is a statue that is dynamic and full of detail. It is being produced in resin by Mierce Miniatures who are known for their quality casts. If you were part of my first Kickstarter then you will recognize all the same players and will know what to expect in the end product.
These are NOT mass produced plastic statues. They are hand cast resin. They come as an unpainted resin kit and the statue will need to be assembled. It will come in about 22 pieces, however it is not a difficult assembly. That being said, it is recommended you have some familiarity with assembling resin models before attempting this. The fit and finish are great but as with all resin models some clean up and gap filling may be necessary. Here are some additional views so you can get the full effect of the pose and artwork. Click on the picture for larger images.
So if you are a fan of Cthulhu this would be a unique centerpiece to your collection. Or if you know someone who is a big Cthulhu fan it would make an awesome gift. These have never been available before and will not be available at this price again!
In addition to the mighty Avatar of Cthulhu I am also releasing a couple of busts as part of this Kickstarter. These are of characters who play important roles in the lore of Slumbering Oblivion. And they also happen to make some pretty cool looking sculpts that you can paint up.
*If you are backing at one of the Avatar levels and want a bust, just add the $40 to your existing pledge amount. You will be able to select which bust you want in the pledge manager after the Kickstarter has ended.*
Nemesis is a Ghoul of remarkable intellect and talent. It is a pack leader and responsible for running covert operations and sneak attacks on the humans. Like all Ghouls, it has an innate ability to become almost invisible when it wants. But an invisible Ghoul would not make a very interesting sculpture so instead I present Nemesis in all its visible glory. It stands 5.5"/140mm from the base to the top of his head. This is a kit and comes unpainted and unassembled.
It's an imposing figure to be sure and a whole lot of fun to paint. The figure comes unpainted but I have included an image of one I've painted to help give an idea of what it looks like with some color.
One of the central characters in the Slumbering Oblivion lore is Commander Borisova. She is a GECS (Genetically Engineered Cybernetic Soldier) and is part of the Interdiction and Rapid Engagement force, IRE for short. What makes her so special? Well, I can't get into that here but if you want a little background on her check out the short story comic from the last KS. (A Simple Mission) She is a badass and also makes for an amazing sculpt. She stands 5"/128mm from the base to the top of her helmet. This is a kit and comes unpainted and unassembled.
And if you want to get a little idea of what she can look like painted up here is one I was able to do as part of my personal collection.
Note: All painted figures are for illustration only. All sculpts provided as part of this Kickstarter are unpainted and require assembly.
Nemesis Ghoul Bust - $40 (Est. Retail $50)
You receive one unassembled and unpainted 5.5"/140mm resin copy of the Nemesis Ghoul bust.
Borisova IRE Warrior - $40 (Est. Retail $50)
You receive one unassembled and unpainted 5"/128mm resin copy of the Borisova GECS Warrior bust.
Nemesis and Borisova - $75 (Est. Retail $100)
You receive one unassembled and unpainted resin copy of both the Nemesis Ghoul and Borisova GECS Warrior busts.
Early Bird Cthulhu - $240 (Est. Retail $325)
The backers who select this level will be the first to receive their rewards and can expect them on or before April 2019.
You will receive one unassembled and unpainted resin copy of the Avatar of Cthulhu. (Elite Deep One figure not included. Only shown for size comparison)
Cthulhu - $255 (Est. Retail $325)
You will receive one unassembled and unpainted resin copy of the Avatar of Cthulhu. These ship after the Early Bird pledges and are expected to be shipped before September 2019. (Elite Deep One figure not included. Only shown for size comparison)
Collection - $330 (Est. Retail $425)
You will receive one unassembled and unpainted resin copy of the Avatar of Cthulhu, the Nemesis bust and the Borisova bust.
Pledge Level Limits
The pledge levels with the Avatar are limited because of the time it takes to cast the piece and I want to set realistic expectations for backers. If demand is great enough, additional pledges levels will be added. The only difference is that the delivery date will be further out to account for the time needed to cast the Avatar.
The cost of shipping is not included in the pledge amount. This will be calculated and charged through the BackerKit pledge manager at the end of the Kickstarter. I will give some estimates prior to the end of the KS so you have an idea of what to expect before the campaign ends.
This KS is EU friendly and all EU shipments will ship from within the EU so you do not have to worry about additional fees and charges.
Rest of World
All other shipments will ship from the US via the USPS.
Don't want to wait for some Cthulhu related goodness? Well then check out the following couple of sites for more Reclusive Phoenix merchandise you can get now!
Kickstarter #1 Miniatures
Miniatures from Kickstarter #1 are available in the shop on the website at: https://reclusivephoenix.com
They are currently on sale for 20% off!!
Cthulhu T-Shirts and Apparel
Cthulhu related shirts and apparel can be found on our TeeSpring site at: https://teespring.com/stores/reclusive-phoenix-tees
Risks and challenges
The primary risks would be a loss or change of an artist or vendor I currently use. However, this is quite low as the artists and casters I use are all established and I've worked with most for 5+ years and have a great relationship with them. Should the worst happen though, I do have backup contacts I could use if it becomes necessary.
Another risk is to the timing of delivery. The level of this risk will vary depending on the success achieved by this Kickstarter and how many miniatures will need to be made.
While I've backed many projects and assisted several creators on their projects, the reality is that this is only my second Kickstarter. The first one went well and delivered ahead of schedule and I learned quite a bit the first time around. While I feel that I've covered all my bases their may be something I haven't considered which could impact the project or timelines. If anything does come up then I will be sure to inform everyone as I aim to be as transparent as possible and keep everyone up-to-date. I feel this risk is slim but nevertheless it needs to be stated.
The stars align, Cthulhu wakes and dominates the world. In this case I will likely be quite mad, curled up fetal and unable to speak without screaming...so you're on your own and all bets are off.
- (21 days)