Effigy hit its first goal in under 3 days! Now help us reach even further by hitting these new goals.
The New Goals:
-Alpha- If we hit 200%, all backers from the System Agent level and greater will receive two new pewter miniatures, one from each genre. The two miniatures a drone for the Sci-Fi line and the young squire Little Knife for the Fantasy line.
-Beta- If we hit 250%, the Alpha reward is expanded to include all Agent level backers as well.
-Omega- Finally, if we can reach 300% or more, Enforcers also receive one of the new miniatures that coincide with the set they choose.
---See Update #5 for concept art of the new miniatures---
My name is Tom Mason and I’ve been hooked on miniatures since opening my first Space Marine Terminator on my 13th birthday (it had lightening claws!). For years I was content to paint the countless miniatures I had collected. Then, one day in college, I found an article about how miniatures were sculpted and thought I'd give it a try. About a year later I started receiving my first commissions and have gone on to work for companies such as Wizkids, Reaper, MERCS Miniatures, DGS and many others.
Now after years of sculpting in the industry I want to take on a new challenge; starting my own miniatures line. So without further adieu I present Effigy Miniatures! Effigy will be a line of heroic 28mm figures with a focus on sci-fi and fantasy themes. The mission: to create dynamic, high quality miniatures of my own design for the gamer and collector alike.
The first wave of sculpts is already complete, but there's still work ahead and many more sculpts under development. That's where you, and Kickstarter, can help. The funds you pledge will go directly to offset the production costs of the initial release and other expenses involved in starting a miniatures company. By successfully funding this project you will ensure the release of the first five miniatures in the Effigy line and get things rolling for the next wave of minis. However, the more the project is sponsored the faster the line will grow, making more and more great miniatures available to you.
During the course of the project I will be posting a constant stream of updates showing sculpting demo videos, progress photos of future releases, painted figures and lots of other goodies. So be sure to check back.
Thanks to everyone for helping make Effigy Miniatures a reality. Whether you’re reading this for the first time, have been spreading the word, sponsored the project or will sponsor in the near future I am completely grateful for your support. Now scroll down and check out all the great rewards you can receive for supporting the Effigy Miniatures Kickstarter Project!
There are many ways to support this project and great rewards await all who participate. Also with each level of support comes a unique title you can proudly declare yourself as.
Now on to the good stuff…
Runner: The easiest way to support Effigy Miniatures is with the $5 Runner level. This is a great way to support the project if you just want to help out but aren’t ready to pick up the figures. At this level, you will receive an Effigy Miniatures Supporter Button and your name will be emblazoned on a special Acknowledgements page of the Effigy Miniatures website.
Enforcer: Likely to be a Kickstarter supporter’s favorite, the $20 Enforcer level is essentially a discounted pre-order for one of the two initial sets of pewter Effigy miniatures, choose from either the sci-fi or fantasy set (see below). In addition, all Enforcers receive the Button and Name Emblazoned from the Runner level.
Choose one set of these fine miniatures:
Figures supplied unassembled and unpainted.
Agent: Not satisfied with just one set of minis? Then become an Agent by pledging $40. At this level you’ll receive both sets of pewter miniatures, as well as the Button and Name Emblazoned from the Runner level.
System Agent: True leaders of any crew, System Agents pledge $70 and will receive both sets of pewter miniatures, the Button and Name Emblazoned from the Agent level, and in addition to all that, you’ll also be the proud owner of one of the Limited Edition Resin sets of either the Sci-fi or Fantasy Effigy Miniatures! These high quality resin versions of the miniatures will be in short supply with no more than 250 of each set being cast. Each set will come with a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity and the backers of the Kickstarter project will have first dibs on these figures. Once the project is completed the remaining casts will be available for sale on the website. However, while the price is still yet to be determined, I can promise you the sets will cost much more than $30 per set. (This reward limited to 100 Sponsors)
Envoy: If you think the System Agent sounds good but want even more goodies, than the $100 Envoy level is for you. Supporters at this level receive both sets of pewter miniatures, the Button and Name Emblazoned from the System Agent level but instead of one of the Limited Edition Resin sets, you receive both!! As above these will be in limited supply so get ‘em while they’re hot. (This reward limited to 50 Sponsors)
Specter: It will take a special kind of operative to secure this reward, and the only one good enough is the Specter. By pledging $250 you’ll receive the two Limited Edition sets of resin miniatures, the two sets of pewter miniatures, Button and Name Emblazoned from the Envoy level plus 1 of the 3 Effigy Sci-fi Girl Showcase miniatures painted by award winning painter Jody Kropholler. Since there is only 1 of each miniature, this reward is on a first come first served basis. The supporters at this level should send me their first, second and third choice of figures and the rewards will be shipped out accordingly. (This reward limited to 3 Sponsors)
Syndicate Exec: A Syndicate Exec can have just about anything and you’re no exception. By pledging $750 you’ll receive everything from the Envoy level; the two Limited Edition sets of resin miniatures, the two sets of pewter miniatures, Button and Name Emblazoned PLUS a one of a kind miniature sculpted by yours truly! The miniature can be up to 35mm tall (before posing, which is the typical size of a Reaper or Rackham miniature) and I will sculpt it based on your description and/or concept art. Only original characters will be sculpted for legal reasons and it will be treated just like a normal commission with a signed contract giving you the right to produce the figure for sale or just have it as a unique piece in your collection. (This reward limited to 1 Sponsor)
Founder: Last but not least we have the $1500 Founder level. By becoming a Founder not only will you receive the the two Limited Edition sets of resin miniatures, the two sets of pewter miniatures, Button and Name Emblazoned from the Envoy level you’ll also gain the knowledge to sculpt your own miniatures as I will run 2 days of classes for you and up to 3 other people. Each day will be approximately 8 hours including a working lunch. All you have to do is get to Lafayette, Indiana with a place to stay and I’ll provide everything else you need to sculpt your own miniatures. (This reward limited to 1 Sponsor)
All rewards will be shipped anywhere in the world at no additional charge so be sure and pledge while you can!
Please spread the word about Effigy Miniatures to all your friends and co-workers, on facebook, twitter and all your other social networks, at your gaming groups, local stores and any other place you gather. With your help, Effigy Miniatures can become a reality.
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