About this project
A new line of models from Red Panda Miniatures!
Hello there, and thank you for checking out our Kickstarter! This campaign's purpose is to help fund the initial launch of our brand new miniatures line, Wander! Our founder and lead artist Heath Foley has had these designs brewing for nearly 10 years, so we decided finally to create them as miniatures!
Wander is a unique fantasy setting filled with animals taking on traditional fantasy roles. The base goal includes 5 characters in basic classes (warrior, thief, ranger, wizard and guardian) The more we can get into stretch goals the more we can start introducing new animals and classes! We've got plenty of designs lined up that we can't wait to show you!
The scaling on these miniatures is between 30-35mm, which we took carefully into consideration. We wanted to make sure that they were compatible with other games and miniatures. They will be cast in high quality pewter, guaranteeing a high level in detail. The models will come unpainted and may require some assembly.
So why are we using Kickstarter? So far we have got all the miniatures for the base goal designed, sculpted, and ready for production. However, there are still big costs that come from molding, creating masters, and casting runs. We love these designs and would eventually get them out into the world, but it would be a slow and arduous process. We want to get these miniatures into your hands as fast as we can. Through Kickstarter, YOU can make this possible!
One of the most common questions we get is "Are you going to put these miniatures in a game?" The answer is - Yes. Eventually we are! We are currently in the early stages of working on a board game to fully explore the characters and the world setting. The current plan is to make every miniature offered within the Wander line usable within the game. This Kickstarter campaign is PURELY to fund producing miniatures, we want to make that as clear as we can.
After we fund our initial goal, we will start including some new designs we have got lined up for Stretch Goals! We are really excited for everyone to see what we have got planned.
Jon the Bard has officially been UNLOCKED!!! He will be added automatically to all "Wanderer Level" pledges and above, and will be available in our add-on section for $10.
Here's the rest of what we have planned:
We have got both the static images below of these models at a great angle, but we also have a great 360 video of ALL the base models here:
Roland - Red Panda Warrior
An adventure loving warrior for hire, Roland relies on his luck just as much as his skill. His smart mouth gets him into more conflicts than he would like to admit.
Kira - Squirrel Thief
Raised as a highly trained acrobat, Kira has a mischievous nature that's lead to a streak of wanted lists with her name on it. She mainly thieves from the rich for sport, using the spoils to help those in need.
Tank - Snapping Turtle Guardian
Even though he lost an arm during his stint in the Empires Army, Tank doesn't let that stop him for a second. He's as dedicated as they come to his friends, and greatly feared by his enemies.
Fynn - Wolf Ranger
Giving up on a city life long ago, Fynn spends his days tracking prey for a price. A wolf of few words, its thought that his intense stare could stop prey in their tracks.
Ibexus - Ibex Wizard
Well studied and ill-tempered, this wandering Wizard leaves a strong impression wherever he goes. Enjoying the rumors that he's gone mad over the years, Ibexus plays into it so everyone will just leave him alone.
To give you all an idea of the size of these mini's as compared to other companies, we lined some up side by side with ours to give you guys a clear idea of the scale. We decided they should be 32mm high, knowing that these could be used as a compatible alternate models with popular existing games!
Here's another photo to help show the scale:
$1 - Mercenary Level - This backer level allows you to choose from any of the miniatures and add-ons available or unlocked in our add-on section. This level does NOT include the free items or additional choices added to the Wanderer Level.
$50 - Wanderer Level - **Best Deal!** This level includes your choice of any 5 currently unlocked miniatures plus additional free incentive items and additional choices that may be unlocked as stretch goals.
$300 - Baron Level - Choose ONE of the currently unlocked miniatures in the campaign to be professionally painted by our wonderful award-winning studio painter, Elizabeth Beckley! Also includes everything in the Wanderer Level pledge and a sketch from our concept artist, Heath Foley!
$1,500 - Count Level - Choose FIVE of the currently unlocked miniatures in the campaign to be professionally painted by our wonderful award-winning studio painter, Elizabeth Beckley! Also includes everything in the Wanderer Level pledge and a sketch from our concept artist, Heath Foley!
$2,500 - Duke Level - Work closely with our talented artist to create and name a new miniature that will be induced into the world of Wander! Also includes everything in the Wanderer Level pledge and a sketch from our concept artist, Heath Foley! For any questions about the design process, feel free to message us for more details.
These items may be added at any backer level for the listed pledge amount shown. More items will be added to the available selections if they are unlocked as stretch goals over the course of the project!
Check our our NEW Add-On, Rayna the Dragoon!
Here is the actual model, sculpted by the amazing Patrick Keith! Its currently at our casters in production.
*ATTENTION* - Rayna the Dragoon is a Gencon Preview Miniature. This means we will have her at the convention for sale. This is to help us cover costs while we are there. She has been financed outside the kickstarter, and will not be added into any pledge levels for free.
As with the other Add-Ons, just add her amount to your pledge if you would like to pick her up!
Here's the rough production timeline for this project post-kickstarter. (Please Note: The production timeline may be affected by the following: quality control, sculptor availability, casting quality issues, handling and packing problems.)
June - September : Kickstarter ends. Finalize art and send designs out to be sculpted and prepped for casting.
September - December : Have designs sculpted. Send finished sculpts to casters for casting and production.
December - March : Receive and process miniatures for packaging and shipping to backers.
Heath Foley is a professional concept artist in the tabletop gaming industry. He's worked for nearly 6 years across over 20 titles with a multitude of different companies, including: On The Lamb Games, Gangfight Games, Altered Reality Games, Anvil 8 Games, Mantic Games, and Ninja Divison to name a few. He's designed over 500 currently used miniatures across many games and visual styles.
Jonathan Phillips-Bradford runs Eldritch Studios, his own video production company. He has created countless videos for most major companies in the tabletop gaming market from Kickstarter videos (like ours!), Lets Play tutorials, Painting tutorials and convention coverage. We highly recommend him for all your video needs!
Elizabeth Beckley-Bradford , aka "The Miniature Mistress"is our incredibly talented and award winning miniature painter who graciously agreed to do some painting as part of some of our reward tiers! She has painted for a slew of companies at a professional level and continues to grow better by the day.
We will charge shipping after the Kickstarter based on the actual costs. This will be collected via our pledge manager after the campaign ends. DO NOT INCLUDE ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO COVER YOUR POSTAGE PAYMENT IN YOUR PLEDGE!
Any funds collected through the KS system are reduced by 10% when KS takes out their fees. This means that any funds collected to cover postage are 10% less than what is actually needed to cover postage IF the postage rates do not increase between the time of billing and shipping.
After the campaign ends, backers will be able to select their rewards via the pledge manager. Shipping costs will be calculated and collected at that time. You will also be able to select additional rewards options at that time if you wish.
Postage will be billed by region when backers make their choices via our pledge management system. All postage fees must be paid at that time before shipment can be completed. Rewards will be posted from the US to all backer's addresses.
Postage ESTIMATES by region: (Please note these are estimates only. Your actual shipping charge may be higher or lower depending on the type of shipping selected and your region.)
US $6.95 - $15.00 (Flat Rate, 1st Class or Priority Mail)
CAN / UK / EU $15.00 - $25.00
AU / NZ / ROW $15 - $30.
Red Panda Miniatures is not responsible for any customs duties, taxes or fees incurred as a result.
US rewards may be shipped via either USPS Flat Rate, USPS 1st Class or USPS Priority mail. All International Mail is shipped USPS 1st Class International mail.
Thank you so much for your interest in our campaign, and even more so for backing it! We wont be able to do this without YOU, the amazing backers! If our project is funded, you will help make the dreams come true of everyone here at Red Panda Miniatures and help us do what Kickstarter campaigns are meant to do...get a fantastic product off the ground and into the hands of the amazing tabletop community!
Risks and challenges
We've spent many, many hours planning and plotting this campaign, from the initial costs of producing the miniatures, to the pledge management system, to figuring out shipping and handling. Our main risk, simply put, is not being funded! We'd eventually get the miniatures produced, but it would take much longer.
Luckily, seeing as we are based in the US, we are also going to be using US companies to cast our miniatures! This will help us cut down production time and help us get our miniatures into our backers hands quicker!
Any other risks lie in the potential for delays in production. This is mainly due to production quality concerns. We want to make sure you are all getting the highest quality products that we can produce, so it may take some extra time to make sure we get that right. Once we get everything just right, we can get into producing the models and shipping them out to you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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