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Next Release via Kickstarter of new range of DnD inspired Miniatures!

Heres an example of one of the minis available – its the “WereRat” a shapeshifting ratman! its rare I get the opportunity to paint one of my own minis whilst a Kickstarter is running, but one of my New Years resolutions was to paint more. These will all be available in both resin and metal!

And now im looking forward to painting a few more…

The kickstarter is now fully funded , the moulds for spin casting the metal minis are already done and now a set of masters have gone over to Gregg at Wyrd Forge for the resin production – the support in the first 24hrs of launch have more than paid for all the production costs im very pleased to say and im looking forward to supplying all these new minis to you, the painters and gamers.

 

Over the new year I have been working on a new range of miniatures and I’m glad to say that these are almost finished and ready for Griffin Moulds JJP to do the moulding and casting in preparation for the next KS campaign! These have taken some time to put together as running up to Christmas I developed an eye injury where I couldn’t see properly, and stopped sculpting for about 6 weeks to rest my eyeball – this has since cleared up and is no longer impacting my ability to sculpt (so commission work is back on table now too) – the upshot is that I have been able to get back into getting these done with no time constraints or deadlines – it also gave me the opportunity to make some contacts overseas.

After the previous KS (and with another lockdown eminent!) the shipping costs sky rocketed to overseas backers – this happened after I had set the bar for overseas backers and almost doubled the cost of getting your Chaos Goblin miniature sets to you (and with no “heads-up from Royal Mail unfortunately…) – I absorbed the costs from the profits of the campaign myself to make sure everybody got their orders – so nobody has been charged extra for that!

But, as almost half my customers and backers are in the USA (thank you kindly good folks) this left me with the issue of how do I get the next one out? So, here is the solution – I now have a reputable, long standing manufacture of moulds and casting in the States that is willing to receive all American and Canadian backers pledges and ship locally for me at domestic shipping costs – which will decrease the cost of backing my next KS considerably for those in the USA and Canada (basically all North American backers) and is a wonderful “workaround”.

Uk locally for shipping hasn’t really gone up much and will remain the same for any UK backers.

Ive also been in talks with a resin mould maker and caster that is also looking to get many of my miniatures cast in resin in future ventures and these minis will be available to anyone backing the campaign. Gregg at Wym Forge will now be casting all my resin miniatures.

Anyway! Back to the DnD miniatures for the next KS – I have decided to make this a smaller campaign with 3 large classic Monsters ( a Beholder, a BugBear and an Umber Hulk!) along with 5 other smaller miniatures ( a Magmin (fire elemental), a HobGoblin, a Tomb Mummy, a Mindflayer and a WereRat!) bring the entire set to 8 miniatures some of which will be multipart…

Heres some pics…

An Impish Fire Elemental called a Magmin…

A sneaky a scrawny looking male WereRat, complete with drooping moustache…

 

The Beholder, Magmin and WereRat …

 

A Russ Nicholson inspired Hobgoblin! gone for the long features, skinny limbs and generally evil looking…

 

A Tomb Mummy! Desiccated flesh, tattered linen wraps and Talisman hung about its neck… 

The Megalomaniacal Beholder! a Large Monster and a classic…

 

The Muscled and brutish BugBear – “batwing ears”, bushy eyebrows, bulbous nose and certainly not given over to scampering like his Goblinoid kin! 

 

The HobGoblin, BugBear and Tomb Mummy…

The Umber Hulk is almost finished and the Mindflayer is well under way and nearing completion – this will bring the set to 8 miniatures – I may divide the miniatures into 2 sets for backers as a “Big Beasties” pledge and a “Nasty little-uns” pledge as well as an “everything! all in” pledge.

So, If your interested in backing this next campaign on Kickstarter to help pay for the production costs all you have to do is (if you haven’t already) subscribe to this blog – like and follow my Fb page and invite your friends to like and follow too (it will make adverts for promoting the campaign much better) and you will be kept up to date on all things current and new!

Lastly, I just had to share these pictures of the very talented Paul Cubbin (Miniature Painter) – these are a couple of commission sculpts I did for another company and the paint jobs are just fantastic, these are the first “pro-painted” pics I’ve ever come across of my sculpts/miniatures! Amazing talent! wish I could paint this well!

 

 

 

Thats it for the moment folks – I will be updating the webstore with the last miniatures that went in the ks campaign of the “Chaos Goblins of the WyrdMoon Tribe” shortly…

Best wishes! Happy Painting!

Paul

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