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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Halfling Adventurers Miniatures Kickstarter

9 Aug

Another crowdfunder here I wanted to highlight, is the Stone haven miniatures halfling adventurers kickstarter, which is offering many great looking 28mm halfling minis.

These are lovely looking concept pictures, and if they are anything to go by, their miniature counterparts will be impressive. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a comprehensive array of different character types for the wee hobbits, and some are quite adorable.

Stonehaven has a good track record for their KS projects, so no worries there as far as fulfillment is concerned.

You’ve got less than a week if you want to get involved, click below to visit the project.

Halfling Adventurers Miniatures by Stonehaven Miniatures — Kickstarter.

Crowdfunding Spotlight: TOR gaming Relics reinforcements 2 on GamingFunder

9 May

 

I just saw this crowdfunder advertised over on Facebook, and thought that it was worthy of attention, it’s a new campaign from the folks at Tor gaming, known for the Relics line of miniatures and wargaming rules. (Remember the stitchpunk fantasy football sackboy team?)

I’m not familiar with Gamingfunder, but the principle is pretty much the same as the usual (Indiegogo/KS). What struck me from all the stuff on offer is the miniature pictured above, I must admit that I really like it. It really does remind me of  the old UK kids show “Mr Benn” with his knight episode.

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It also has a real “Labyrinth” movie feel, and loads of these would be fantastic as armoured goblins for my WFB orcs. They have some pretty good other stuff, but this one in particular caught my eye.

They are fully funded, so if you wanted get in on the action and get yourself some of their stuff, click the link below and take a look!

GamingFunder.

 

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Wargaming Table by 4thwar Equipment on Kickstarter

6 May

 

One of the most important features of any tabletop game is undoubtedly the surface that its played upon, in most cases the table.

This crowdfunder over on kick starter thinks its cracked it in more than just this issue, as well as being 100% green and recyclable, by coming up with this “novel” (sigh!) idea of a cardboard portable folding gaming table.

Yeah, great idea. Well, not really. I know that probably doesn’t sound very complementary, but I’m not here to sing the praises of this project, rather I just see so many things that are against this being a smart invention.

I’ll try and be fair with this project though, I’m not all bad, so I’ll point out lots going for it, such as the fact that it’s innovative in its design and use of materials,and yes it does solve a problem that many of us gamers face from time to time, plus it’s a polished production to both the idea and the project itself. However, there are a few problems with using this kind of corrugated card can bring.

First one of the many flaws to this is that card of this type is very easily damaged used as is (like this) and won’t look like it’ll take much to accidentally get either bent, knocked or wet from a spill etc. The easy damage factor is a big issue, not to mention warping from heat or damp. If you have kids around, that’ll make it twice as likely to get messed up too, trust me!

Next is the wibble factor. Just how many have completely level floors in the area we wish to game? It’ll just take one unlevel surface to sit on and I’m sure it’ll shake like a pensioner with parkinsons just like any other table would, just this one will shake even more as its lighter being from cardboard.

Price. For what it is, it seems a little expensive to me. Ok, I know that you have to factor lots of things into getting an idea to being, and a lot of stuff can be prohibitive caused by just how much some things do actually cost, but $109 seems a bit much for just a table made from card! Sod the extra chaff stuff too, why would I want a sodding T-shirt? Some might disagree, but I can think of much cheaper ways to make an ad hoc gaming table. I make do with bits of wood that go on top of various surfaces, easy to buy, store and go up quickly, usually well within the 3 minutes they say in the vid!

I don’t want to rubbish the idea, honestly, but maybe this just isn’t for me. Yes I can see that there are plenty of takers on board already, but the funding level seems a bit high for it to work, $99,000 is a hell of a lot of cash. I just see it struggling toward the latter half of the funding period to be fair.

Check it out and make up your own mind.

4thWar Equipment – Wargaming Table by 4thwar Equipment — Kickstarter.

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: 28mm Zombie & Survivor miniatures by Atomico on Kickstarter

15 Mar

Now, these 28mm figures I think are delightfully old school, and I must admit they exhibit a sort of naive quality that I do actually like! Its a new KS project by Atomico, a new name that I’ve not heard of before.

OK, so they’re kind of a bit chunky, but I think they have bags of character and potential. In a sea of 28mm zombie stuff, I wouldn’t mind adding these to my miniature collection. I might be in on this one, as I really feel the need to start my own zombie horde for a bit of skirmish gaming. I know there are going to be a lot of detractors going on about realism, and how such and such range is better, but hey, everyone has to start somewhere, and to be honest, I’ve seen far worse available out there.

Besides, I always like to promote the smaller projects rather than big well organised companies that peddle their wares on the various crowdfunding sites, so I do wish Atomico the very best of luck in their campaign!

Go and take a look and make your own mind up about them by clicking below!

28mm Zombie and Survivor miniatures by Atomico — Kickstarter.

 

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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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