Frequently Asked Questions
Sure you can :) Just pledge for a tangible reward on the campaign (anything aside from Manna Sharer") and you can add to it later.Last updated:
They are heroic 28mm or 32mm scale. This is the most common scale for wargaming and will work with about 90% of miniature boardgames. We will take some scale comparison images for an update.Last updated:
In the pledge manager after funding, you will have the choice of either free 25mm regular round plastic slotta bases or the Classic Rectangle bases shown in the campaign images.Last updated:
The majority of the Stretch Goals are Add-Ons, you may add to your pledge if you would like them :).
'Why's that?' I hear you ask, ' Are you being a great slumbering Dungeon Dragon and hoarding all our cash for a golden bed, you greedy Zealot wyrm!'
Nope, if only :P. We would quite like a golden bed! I will go into depth here so folks who may not know, can get an idea of the manufacturing process's economics and why this is. (I’m plucking rough numbers from my head for the sake of simplicity, bit these are actually quite accurate to both resin/metal and plastic processes.)
This is the difference in manufacturing detailed quality miniatures from resin/metal and incredibly cheap per unit, injection moulded PVC plastic dinosaurs or models.
Other projects plastic PVC or HIPS models are produced where the unit cost is pence, 10p is a good rule of thumb. This is including labour costs as the process is automatic for the most part.
SO when a plastic Kickstarter increases in funding, every new stretch goal = a new freebie.
For the mould, if designed smartly, it’s £4000. The mould may be good for 100,000 castings - so casting 2000 free units has used 2% of the mould's value - £80 total. /2000 is £0.04 per unit contribution.
£350 for the sculptor /2000 = £0.17 per unit of the 2000.
(We now live in a magical land of no tax, for the sake of simplicity. )
Now, the new model is in production! And let’s give it away for free to all 2000 backers? That's cast in a few hours on the machine.
The grand-total unit-cost is 10p + 7p + 4p = 21p. And the business has a very valuable asset of 98% of the mould still to use for the future.
Free PCV pencil toppers for everyone! Time to make the bed from gold.
Now, with our hand-cast resin or spincast metal, the production costs are very different. The Resin mould costs £15 for us to make, it lasts perhaps 100 castings to keep quality high. £0.15 per model contribution. The moulds are dead after 100 units, there is no asset retained by the business.
Each unit cost to cast is around the £1.50 mark, depending on material. (Staff labour casting by hand in Europe not the east, materials are more expensive too. )
It's also time intensive, it will take days - so all the running costs of the workshop are split into each unit cost. Say £0.20 a unit to pay the rent, heat, lights, water and insurance over these few days.
And the £350 sculpting cost /2000 casts is £0.17.
Again no tax for this example.
So we are up to a unit cost of £1.50 + £0.15 +£0.20 +£0.17 = £2.02 a unit.
£0.21 a unit compared to £2.02 a unit means to give a free metal or resin miniature as a stretch goal, it will cost us nearly 10x as much, compared to a company giving away a free PVC plastic model.
Hopefully that gives some insights into why we only have a free stretch goal every now and then, if you may be used to how they do it with lower detail models in plastic board game kickstarters.
Why are we not producing plastic then, if everyone could have more softly detailed PVC toys than they will ever be able to paint, use or properly appreciate?
We believe in quality, we want to get you the best detail and best models in your dungeon. This is going to happen only through resin or metal, so that’s what we are doing ;) And we are certain you will be blown away with the detail once you have the in your hands :DLast updated:
One of the best parts of the miniatures hobby is the building and painting! These do not come pre painted or assembled. Get your hands dirty, sir!Last updated:
After making your selections, just round your total pledge down to the nearest whole £ /$ and it is fine :)Last updated:
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