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Display your game miniatures as art with these elegantly framed wall mounted display cases.
Display your game miniatures as art with these elegantly framed wall mounted display cases.
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You spend hours painting your game miniatures and you are justifiably proud of them. But then they go back in storage and you only take them out to play once in a while. Muster Boxes gives you a picture frame style display case to show off your hard work and mad painting skills.

Double Dungeon With Vintage Ral Partha Minis
Double Dungeon With Vintage Ral Partha Minis

The thin display format hangs on the wall, integrates into your home or office decor and requires zero table or shelf space. Magnetic tape keeps your miniatures in place and the removable outer frame means your creations are ready for action.

Showcase Your Painting Skills
Showcase Your Painting Skills
Defend Your Realm!
Defend Your Realm!

This Kickstarter focuses on two Muster Boxes with different designs, but the same 'D&D' theme. The first Muster Box is titled 'Double Dungeon' and is a 12 inch wide, 6 inch tall box designed to sit within a traditional picture frame. The second Muster Box, 'Manticore Manoris a 12 inch wide, 9 inch tall box designed to sit within a larger traditional frame. Each Muster Box will be available in a painted and framed 'deluxe' edition or unpainted as a 'frame it yourself' [FIY] kit.

Deluxe Vs FIY 

 With the Deluxe options, you can have your miniatures hanging on the wall in half an hour after receiving your Muster Box. The casting will be finished and painted, and the frame* will be ready to go. The only thing you will need to do is apply the magnetic tape to the base of your miniatures and position them in the scene.

* The frame is a gorgeous, professional, top-quality walnut frame built by one of the leading frame distributers.

But that may not be the best option for you.....

You painted the miniatures, and you have a personal 'look' for your custom dungeon setup. If thats the case, you probably want to paint this as well. The FIY option comes with the ferrous paint applied, and a primer coat. From there you can further showcase your painting talent with the details and treatment of your Muster Box. You can also select the framing options that work best for your environment and decor. These editions are designed to work with a 1/5 inch 'rabbit' or shadow box frame. Specific details and framing information available in the product 'details' PDF files:

Double Dungeon Data Sheet (PDF Download)  

Manticore Manor Data Sheet (PDF Download)

Double Dungeon 3D Model (Final)

Manticore Manor  3D Model (Prototype)

Double Dungeon Layout
Double Dungeon Layout

Double Dungeon provides an upstairs/downstairs layout with finished chambers above rustic and natural spaces. The variety of spaces and  levels accommodate any standard-ish 28MM miniature and provide various layout options. Show off your best painting triumphs or setup a dungeon crawl diorama.

Double Dungeon  Highlights:

 •  Resin casting of Double Dungeon
 •  Room for 24 (or many more) 28MM miniatures
 •  'Floor' surfaces coated with ferrous paint
 •  Magnetic stickers for base mounts 
 •  6 x 12 x 1.5 Outer Dimensions
 •  Primer painted

Deluxe Features:

 •  Gorgeous walnut frame (professional)
 •  Non-glare plexiglass cover 
 •  Wall mounting hardware 
 •  Velcro attachment straps 
 •  Easy access to your minis
 •  Dust protection 

Manticore Manor Work In Progress
Manticore Manor Work In Progress

Manticore Manor is a multi tiered interior space with some eastern hints. The base presents an exterior facade and imposing entry way with a rusticated and formidable presence. Above that the levels become lighter and more playful. There are many options for standard 28MM miniatures and vignettes of tiny strife. "Paint me an army worthy of..." - wait where was i?

Manticore Manor Highlights:

 •  Resin casting of Manticore Manor
 •  Room for 36 (or many more) 28MM miniatures
 •  'Floor' surfaces coated with ferrous paint
 •  Magnetic stickers for base mounts 
 •  9 x 12 x 1.5 Outer Dimensions 
 •  Primer painted

Deluxe Features:

 •  Gorgeous walnut frame (professional)
 •  Non-glare plexiglass cover 
 •  Wall mounting hardware 
 •  Velcro attachment straps 
 •  'Wash' painted topcoat
 •  Easy access to your minis
 •  Dust protection  

Risks and challenges

The first challenge was creating the master form for each Muster Box. I started with traditional water clay, experimented with wax and also assembling models from mixed media, cardboard and wood. I completed the first clay prototype, but ultimately settled on building the master in Blender 3d and having it printed by a professional service.

The next challenge, is reproducing the castings for the rewards. For that, I will be making several silicone molds from each master and filling them with resin or expanding urethane foam, most likely resin. The number of molds needed will be determined by the number of casts I need from each pattern because the resin requires time to cure fully.

The initial rewards are limited to 111 units each in order to meet a reasonable fulfillment timeline. Subsequent batches of rewards, with extended fulfillment schedules, will be available depending on project popularity. The details for each iterative batch will be adjusted in response to feedback and other circumstances.

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