Chromatic dragons to pin wherever the heck!
Your campaign character probably isn't much of a dragon fan, but can the same be said for you? Even if you just love to hate them, these mini chromatics are hard to be mad at even if their whole schtick is something nasty like leading travelers astray in the desert or wallowing about in putrid rot!
I want to take these from drawing to quality, durable pin. That takes dosh. I got way more want than dosh, lemme tell you. That's where you come in!
These pins would be 1 and 3/4ths inches in height, with polished black nickel plating (or in the white dragon's case, standard nickle) and a black rubber backing to hold them firm! Their color would be thanks to a hard enamel called epola, which is fired at a high temperature to make it very durable! The color wells are nicely filled, rather than being gaunt in appearance like the cheaper soft enamel. The manufacturer's typical time to ship out after an order is placed is 4 months.
Here is the artwork! I colored these using the manufacturer's color matching hex codes, but because of monitor disparities there may be some difference between these and the final product. All black (grey on the white) is the raised metal portion in the final product. Because of the nature of enamel pin making, colors must be in separate wells.
Breakdown of costs included in the goal:
- The minimum run for each pin (100 pins a design, 500 total!) This is the bulk of the cost.
- Shipping materials
- Individual packaging to protect your pin(s) on the way to you
- Kickstarter's fees
What if you make more than your goal?
I'll be using that to get more than the minimum order! Pins not sent out as rewards will go up for sale for $12 a piece or $50 a set, but unlike the rewards they will not have free shipping.
We've reached our funding goal!! As such I'm adding this deluxe pin option as a stretch goal, Tiamat! She has 13 colors and would be 2.25 inches tall, .50 taller than the regular chromatics! She would also have black a black nickel finish to any of her non-enamel elements.
Unlock Tiamat at $3,500!
What about the shinies?
Someone is distinctly missing from this set, aren't they? The metallics! Where is the love for all that glitters? Is it true that good dragons finish last?! Naw. 10 pin designs just seemed a little ambitious so I decided to start with just a single set. A second kickstarter will be launched in the near future that will encompass the 5 main metallic dragons.
Here are the sketches that I will be completing!
I appreciate you taking the time to look at my project! I hope my designs gave you at least a little smile no matter what!
Risks and challenges
Production for these pins is very straight-forward. The process is: I send along my artwork to a manufacturer and they take care of the rest! Then they ship the finished pins to me, and I get them to you with shipping materials I will already have ordered.
I've already finished my art, contacted said manufacturer, and received a quote. They just need payment and production on their end begins! They've told me their lead time is typically 4 months. Once the pins arrive, I'll pack 'em up and ship 'em out. This is thankfully about as risk free as it gets.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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