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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Wonderlands Project Shark Day Miniature on Indiegogo

5 Feb

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I am quite a sucker for weird and outlandish miniatures, and this project over on Indiegogo falls into that perfectly. Based on these lovely pictures by artist Maxim Verehin, I do hope that the miniatures that are getting sculpted can do justice to that which they are based upon. I wasn’t familiar with Wonderland’s work before, but by the looks it seems to be either below par (lots of pointless busts or poor sculpts) or ok-ish models. Kind of all over the place really, but methinks they are more for the collector rather than a wargamer.

I do love the creepy mushroom guy and his pig, but what puts me off is if they are going to deliver the goods when it comes to the execution of the end sculpt. if it’s anything like some of their back catalogue, I’ll give it a miss (check out the baby kabom mini, it’s utter shite) and spend my paypal balance elsewhere!

Still, who am I to judge? Anyways, there’s still 12 days left for them to get fully funded, so if you like the look of the minis, check it out over on Indiegogo and show your support!

Wonderlands Project – Maxim Verehin’s Shark Day Miniature | Indiegogo.

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Duel Fighters Kickstarter

2 Dec

I thought I’d draw attention to this KS, a 75mm scale game no less (Could this be a new trend in scales?)

Duel fighters, like I said is a 75mm game of cinematic combat, with larger scale “highly detailed” resin figures, and accessories. With a slick presentation and stylish art, Duel fighters is certainly nice looking in the sea of other mini based crowdfunding campaigns, which is probably a good thing nowadays due to the sheer number of wargaming KS’s on there.

There’s also plenty of additional bolt-ons for potential funders, including scenics, battle mats and cups! (whoopee!) Its said the game can be played in 45 minutes and has a more RPG feel than a standard wargame, but given the size of the figures that is probably right. The figures themselves are resin and I have to say, look great, like I said before, overall the look is stylish and well polished indeed.

Now, here’s where I kind of poo-poo a bit, so to speak. Firstly, compatability. There will be lots of people who would potentially want to use other figures with the game, which with the scale size, is probably going to put some off. 75mm isn’t a usual size, so proxies will be a problem to sort. Next is that I feel that the cost is a tad prohibitive, but before you shout at me and stuff, I do think it’s kind of pricey with £50 for just two resin figures, and yes you do get dice and the actual game and fluff etc, but I think that’s rather on the steep side to shell out for a game with just two figures.

I realise the costs of a KS, and that all these additional factors need to be worked into the overall cost of the final prices, sure, but other than the figures, I feel there’s not too much meat on the bone for investors (you know what I mean?)

Anyway, they have reached funding (£22,309 of £18,000) so what do I know! Go and have a look for yourself, even so I won’t be investing, I know that for some of you reading this, it will.

DUEL FIGHTERS by SCALE GAMES — Kickstarter.

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