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  1. I like that DeathCap mini! Re: this guy, please see previous post. It is a business failing, or a personal failing, for sure.
  2. Well, we should start a little further back. I have not been on a job interview in over 25 years. I have built and sold companies throughout my adult life and now that I have a little business experience, and a lot of practical experience and too much book knowledge, answering questions about producing $10 products does confound me. We all know about spincasting. A master mould costs about $45. You put several minis to a mould. Spin for ~1minute and let cool. Done. Time is not the issue in spincasting. With a normal business set up you can produce 100s in an hour, depending on the # of m
  3. Well, we should start a little further back. I have not been on a job interview in over 25 years. I have built and sold companies throughout my adult life and now that I have a little business experience, and a lot of practical experience and too much book knowledge, answering questions about producing $10 products does confound me. We all know about spincasting. A master mould costs about $45. You put several minis to a mould. Spin for ~1minute and let cool. Done. Time is not the issue in spincasting. With a normal business set up you can produce 100s in an hour, depending on the # of m
  4. Well, SlenderTroll, you are flat out wrong. As mentioned, we have several quotes from vendors in the U.S. and U.K. We know the exact costs. We have seen samples from a lot of vendors. We have had our employee spin cast minis for us. And, we started this discovery and investigation process 6 months ago. Did I say "trivial"? It most certainly is a simple process., esp. for an artist with over a decade experience in casting/manufacturing fine art pieces. There is actually no "hubris". I am stating the fact that manufacturing a miniature is something well within the wheelhouse of our
  5. ADW is, as stated on the website, a subsidiary of Weaver, Chester & Tweed, LLC, a bespoke book publishing company and exclusive publisher for the Moog Archives. Both are privately-held concerns. And, decisions are, yes, made by a Board of Directors. The key vet on this one is that this KS was started by an individual, who was verified on FB, who has several thousand friends. No one is hiding behind a curtain, and the actual manufacturing process/project is very simple. This is not a VR headset that noone will use in 2 years time. This is a KS for little easily manufactured toys. If
  6. Regarding trainwrecks and professionalism: this is why we closed the first KS for Doggerland Skirmish Game. It needed retooling. It needed outside help. There were holes in the rules that playtesters found and enjoyed exploiting. So (and I am repeating Dina's letter to a gentleman who is from here, name escapes me), we did the mature and responsible business move- we shut it down, announced that we were relaunching when we fixed the game. We brought in Andrea Sfiligoi, who is working with me, now, on a "fixed" version of the Skirmish game. So: in that case, when we saw a problem, we cut t
  7. See. That is not something I can understand. Since we have an actual person attached to this KS, there is no where to run. The only option is success. And, two: how can anyone wake up and say "I have a great scam. Minis!" Wouldn't a tech KS be better? I have worked in a lot of industries and I make my money elsewhere. Doggerland toys and minis are supposed to be the fun part of this project, not our mortage plan. I am repeating myself, but spin casting is simple. We have a fulltime professional that loves the work and has a lot of education and professional experience in super-high qu
  8. ADW is, as stated on the website, a subsidiary of Weaver, Chester & Tweed, LLC, a bespoke book publishing company and exclusive publisher for the Moog Archives. Both are privately-held concerns. And, decisions are, yes, made by a Board of Directors. The key vet on this one is that this KS was started by an individual, who was verified on FB, who has several thousand friends. No one is hiding behind a curtain, and the actual manufacturing process/project is very simple. This is not a VR headset that noone will use in 2 years time. This is a KS for little easily manufactured toys. If
  9. I am completely at your service to discuss any aspect of the KS project, and most aspects of the Doggerland business.
  10. I appreciate that. Let me ask permission from Dina re: a private letter she sent to someone here. I just read it, and I think it answers a few of your concerns and questions. I will see if I can reprint it.
  11. If that is still up on the site, that is 100% my fault. I think there is nothing hidden about costs here. We are not talking about a lot of cash, either way. The minis are almost a loss-leader for us. Almost, but not quite. There will be no profit, except that it will pay a % of some salaries. Metal will be heavy for the bigger figures. That was the only determining factor. Not price. And, if we have a secondary market sale to the action figure/toy world, they prefer resin to metal. Plastics? You have to run a lot to break-even, and I already had army men when I was a kid. If enoug
  12. Hi Trodax My name is Scott Lantry. You can certainly feel free to call me Scott. I chose "Doggerland" so people knew it was an "Official" answer. We emply a fulltime sculptor who has (without giving away her age, I will be vague) over a decade's worth of experience in casting fine art pieces with silicon moulds. And, we have a spin-casting set-up. That being said, we are not certain if we want to cast the minis ourselves. We do not want to compete with Privateer or Reaper. We know we are specialized. We know that Ice Age Mammals would sell more in the action figure market than the wa
  13. Cheers Suden! To be fair, I was dubious about our first project as well... lots of sleepless nights! Anyway, back to the thread - Just to complicate things further on the 15mm/28mm question, Andrea Sfiligoi the rules writer said this yesterday: So, is it 28mm or 15mm? Or both? Still not sure... Our game designer Andrea Sfiligoi has chosen to create a set of rules that are scale agnostic- i.e., that can be played with 28mm or 15mm Since we are creating terrain in 15mm, we are committed to 15mm for the game. The minis being offered are not the game. And, 2, if you want t
  14. That's only good news if they plan on killing the current kickstarter and recalculate the time, costs, and logistics required for designing and manufacturing these by hand. Otherwise I'd be very leery of the project creators knowing what they're in for and being able to make enough to cover their costs or to make their shipping estimates. Yellow flag lowered. Red flag raised. We have You will notice a 5 foot by five foot map on the mini KS that will answer this concern.
  15. I think I answered this one. This KS is for minis. Not the game. So, your post does not apply?
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