Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Mckenna35

Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project

Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, pcktlnt said:

Oh. I like impact. They have been courteous, professional, and great to work with. I couldn't remember if the spincast was a problem or not. Ah well. A few of those sets are cheap enough to justify the risk. 

Thank you very much pcklnt.   There should not be a problem with the resin versions .. I stand behind my work so if you do have a problem ... just let me know.   The reason the individual figures are 2 figures are the price of a set is that the molding I received for all the resin sets were a single mold.  So to get one individual figure ... I need to take it from an entire set.   So with the sets set at wholesale pricing and the individual figures costed with only retail sales ... it turns out for all those sets that 2 individual figures need to sell for the price of a full set to work out correctly on the costs to break the sets.  

2 hours ago, Knight of the Dinner Table said:

 Awesome service, very nice guy and I was pleasantly surprised and very satisfied with the minis. I will back this here - just don't know how much I can afford yet.

 

Thank you very much KODT!

5 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

That... is kinda awesome!

 

Spreading word, thanks!

 

The Auld Grump

Thank you!   This has been a really interesting project to work on over the last 14 months to get it to this point!

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Balgin Stondraeg said:

I spotted the Torn Armour figures immediately. They were the first thing I thought of when I read the opening pitch.

 

Same here. I was stunned to see them... I'm having a bit of a confused reaction though. I desperately wanted those figures (still do) but $300 already dropped towards them originally and only getting a paper only boardgame I have never actually opened... mentally poisons the well a little even if I trust Impact a lot.

  • Like 1
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm happy to see impact making the effort to get these minis out there. I've been happy with everything I've received from impact so have no qualms in backing them. It is also good to see the special pledge level for torn armour backers,  although I'm sure a lot of people won't be happy add they've already lost money there. 

 

Im not sure if I'll be able to really afford anything,  but I've backed,  and if it gets to the point of ordering and i can't afford anything then the small amount I've put in will be a donation to impact. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
37 minutes ago, impactminiatures said:

I do not know how ... but I JUST found out about Drake and Drake II 3 days ago.  Too late for me to try and get them included in this project.  So we'll see how this project does and use it after I have the backers delivered as a proof of concept and approach them for a sequel project.

 

That would be amazing (if expensive) for me. I think I'm actually one of the few who got *any* stuff out of Drake (I received like 50% of my Drake 1 pledge before things went south, if I recall) and I really wanted that stuff for its Dark Sun like style.

 

Checking my list of old kickstarters for sequel project suggestions I see "Midgard RPG Miniatures" (Mick Leach's ancient project, partially delivered to some), "Agnostic Giraffe Miniatures!" (mostly delivered but a unlikely to be reproduced), and "Warriors of Darkmyre Obliteration Edition" (I got mine but they apparently went silent before many others did).

 

This is a fascinating project conceptually. What inspired it, other then general frustration on dead / never-alive figure lines?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, impactminiatures said:

 

I do not know how ... but I JUST found out about Drake and Drake II 3 days ago.  Too late for me to try and get them included in this project.  So we'll see how this project does and use it after I have the backers delivered as a proof of concept and approach them for a sequel project.   Have a few new suggestions since this launched of companies to reach out to that might be interested in similar arrangements.   So yes ... a bullet dodged for you ... (for now ... muh ha ha ha ha!)   ;-)

 

I would be down for that too. All of the female minis. the desert guys, etc. I even liked 1 or 2 of the dragons... I would like to say that my keen senses kept me out of Drake, but it really was just a lack of funds at the time...

 

Edit. Just looked... everything from Drake 2....

Edited by Smokestack
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is a free service announcement by KotDT's wallet: Stay away from Drake and Drake II ... ;)

 

I was severely tempted by Drake but I was new to KS and did not want to back such huge projects (which would result in me having to pay import taxes). Glad I did not back (though I have long overcome my "fear" of import taxes - unfortunately).

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Serpine said:

 

Same here. I was stunned to see them... I'm having a bit of a confused reaction though. I desperately wanted those figures (still do) but $300 already dropped towards them originally and only getting a paper only boardgame I have never actually opened... mentally poisons the well a little even if I trust Impact a lot.

 

Hi @Serpine

 

I wanted to address this as best I could.

 

I seriously get where you are coming from!   In a perfect world ... the Torn Armor folks would be able to cover your costs to have me print these at cost because at the end of the day they received your money and that is really want would be the best outcome.   I even agree that some due diligence would have uncovered that Defiance / Tony was a bad bet to work with.   I'm also finding a lot of issues with the models for what was planned for them.   A lot of designs were done by an artist and then a sculptor was forced to make that image and the artist clearly didn't understand casting undercuts.   So there were a lot of cards stacked against the project even if the money didn't disappear with Defiance.

 

I wish I was a much larger company ... one that could grab the project and just consider making free minis for anyone that needed them as part of the cost of acquiring the STLs even though I have no connection at all with the Torn Armor KickStarter outside of buying the STLs from a closed company.  However Impact! is a one man shop ... no employees and I run it from my house and the sales day to day just make sure I stay normally no more than one step behind the bills.

 

So I messaged some Torn Armor backers ... talked with several folks that have done 10+ KickStarters themselves ... about the basic question.  Financially I have zero obligation to the backers but at the same time ... the legal aspect isn't really important here.   There were varied opinions but the one that I agreed with most was ... do not profit off of the Torn Armor backers ... they already paid in the system.

 

So I agree with what you said ... I want you to know that.   I wish Torn Armor would cover my costs to make your $300 worth of minis.   I wish if that could not happen that I have the profits to cover my costs to make your $300 worth of minis.   But those are just not where the situation is unfortunately.  So I'm doing the best I can in this situation and offering to make the miniatures a reality and to not profit from any amount of the miniatures you want to get.  

 

Tom @ Impact!

 

 

35 minutes ago, Knight of the Dinner Table said:

This is a free service announcement by KotDT's wallet: Stay away from Drake and Drake II ... ;)

 

If I was even able to get a conversation started with them ... I'm sure we are probably talking at least a year before I could even do anything about it!  

3 hours ago, Smokestack said:

 

Wonder how the Hwacha bolts will stand up in resin.

 

We are about to find out @Smokestack!

 

Screenshot 2018-09-19 18.04.01.png

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Out of sheer curiosity, how tall are the various minis in the Necromancer pack?  Specifically the one that kind of looks like a zombie puppy hybrid thing of doom? ^_^;;;

 

EDIT: Second rown, second one in the Necromancer pack

Edited by WhiteWulfe
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, WhiteWulfe said:

Out of sheer curiosity, how tall are the various minis in the Necromancer pack?  Specifically the one that kind of looks like a zombie puppy hybrid thing of doom? ^_^;;;

 

EDIT: Second rown, second one in the Necromancer pack

I just heard a little bit ago from the company that original made those and they were beating me with the soft nerf bat to get heights on those ... I'll get to work on it!

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, impactminiatures said:

I wish Torn Armor would cover my costs to make your $300 worth of minis.   I wish if that could not happen that I have the profits to cover my costs to make your $300 worth of minis.

 

Oh definitely either of those would be unrealistic expectations. :) I love the results of every project I've backed of yours (I only regret not backing more) and your offer to cut cost for us TA survivors is super-classy. You are definitely going to end up with some of my money for things like mice with slings and well-dressed minotaurs: It is just a mental tick on my part (which decreased a bit after I exchanged a few messages with TA's creator earlier today about your project).

Edited by Serpine
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
34 minutes ago, impactminiatures said:

I just heard a little bit ago from the company that original made those and they were beating me with the soft nerf bat to get heights on those ... I'll get to work on it!

Many many many thanks in advance!

 

EDIT: Just remember.  If they come at you with nerf bats?  Bring one of those chaingun electronic nerf guns to the fight with a decently long belt of nerf darts.  That or the 100ct ball launcher one... Apparently it's the Rival Nemesis I'm thinking of.

Edited by WhiteWulfe
  • Like 2
  • Haha 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Serpine said:

 

Same here. I was stunned to see them... I'm having a bit of a confused reaction though. I desperately wanted those figures (still do) but $300 already dropped towards them originally and only getting a paper only boardgame I have never actually opened... mentally poisons the well a little even if I trust Impact a lot.

I’m in the exact same position myself, down to almost the exact dollar amount.

 

2 hours ago, impactminiatures said:

So I agree with what you said ... I want you to know that.   I wish Torn Armor would cover my costs to make your $300 worth of minis.   I wish if that could not happen that I have the profits to cover my costs to make your $300 worth of minis.   But those are just not where the situation is unfortunately.  So I'm doing the best I can in this situation and offering to make the miniatures a reality and to not profit from any amount of the miniatures you want to get.  

 

Tom @ Impact!

I just want you to know that while I appreciate what you are doing and offering to the Torn Armor backers, I won’t be participating. Although I do thank you for it.

 

I’d rather put my money towards new minis without a frustrating history that I’d be reminded of whenever I looked at them.

 

Wish you all the best for this project though.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

$135 ... and I would definitely need to print one to see if I could even really make it as there are SUPER fine parts in this monster.    I can honestly say ... I have no idea how this was ever going to be cast in any way for the original project but might be able to print it.

 

The question is ... do I spend all the time to set it up ... any takers you think at $135?

Screenshot 2018-09-19 20.52.54.png

1 minute ago, Darsc Zacal said:

I just want you to know that while I appreciate what you are doing and offering to the Torn Armor backers, I won’t be participating. Although I do thank you for it.

 

I’d rather put my money towards new minis without a frustrating history that I’d be reminded of whenever I looked at them.

 

Wish you all the best for this project though.

Thank you very much @Darsc Zacal.   I know you gave me sage advice that really helped me consider the folks that would not necessarily see this as a positive thing.    I spent a lot of time talking to a lot of people after my conversations with you before even proceeding with including them in this project.   I thank you very much for your time helping me see this project from all sides.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's definitely an interesting looking construct, but I'd probably wind up passing on it, not quite due to the cost, but more because I don't quite know what it would fit for things I'd want to paint.  That's six inches tall, so I suspect the detail would be rather intricate...

 

Rhino in a larger size could potentially be neat...  Or is he already somewhat large in all dimensions at it's current incarnation at 52mm tall?  Figure I'd ask, since he's $14 more than the $18 minotaur, but only 7mm taller, which indicates to me that he's a lot bulkier in other dimensions...?

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Zloyduh
      Hi All!
      I happened to come across this project and instantly got sunk into the world of Obsidia.  I thought I would share it here with all the Reaper folks! 
      I'm sorry for bumping my own post a few times.  After backing this project, I learned that these are first time game creators and they were turned down by some high end famous reviewers at the very last minute due to the COVID situation... Which, in my opinion, is super lame!  I don't see how you cannot do a review unless you actually got the COVID!  I hope that this post gets Obsidia to more people which would bring many hours of fun and enjoyable play!
       
      "A dark fantasy tabletop game with spell casting & area control.  The fate of the colony is at stakes; build your empire & rule the realm!"
       
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joshbeck/obsidia
       
      1-4 PLAYERS, 90 MINUTES
      Players take turns exploring the dark realm of Obsidia by placing terrain tiles to create a dynamic and treacherous landscape. They'll send travelers from their home colonies out to found new towns, battling any enemy players or creatures in their path. Players will also cast spells unique to their colony class in order to gain the advantage. When all of Obsidia’s terrain has been discovered, the class controlling the most towns wins the game.
       
       

       
       

       
      Stretch goal unlocked:  backers now get the sexy dice! :)
       


      Cheers!
      ~Z
    • By Clearman
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fellowshipgames/vampires-egyptians-and-necromancers-for-fantasy-football
       

       

       

       

       
       
    • By Corsair
      This is a new project from Heroforge for precolored or prepainted custom minis. It also has an option for those with 3D printers to buy a pack of 10 of their custom minis as STL files.
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/heroforge/full-color-custom-miniatures-with-hero-forge-20
       
    • By Orlando_the_Technicoloured
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/forgottenchapters/forgotten-chapters-purity-seals-and-parchment-transfers
       
        My name is Bruno and I recently decided to use my (few) graphic skills to design my own waterslide transfers, as I could not manage to get the details on my miniatures right. Especially the parchment, scrolls and purity seals never quite looked as good as I wanted. After sharing some of my work on Reddit and Instagram, I discovered many more miniature hobbyist had this same issue, which lead me to this kickstarter! Besides sharing my own designs, these transfers will be screen printed by industry leading professionals to the highest quality possible.    The first sheet The finished product will be an A5 (210x148 mm) transfer sheet printed in 3 colors: White, Black and Red. The sheet will have hundreds of different designs to give you the most flexibility possible when personalising your mini's. I will regularly add new designs to the sheet, taking into account the backers feedback, until the sheet is full.                      Now while this seems geared to Warhammer 40K at first glance there is going to be a lot that's of more general interest, how many minis have you got with open books, parchments etc that just don't look great when you try and do it yourself?
       
      seems well worth a go, and not bad price wise (if you've ever tried to make your own waterslide stuff)
    • By SamuraiJack
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blacklistgames/blacklist-miniatures-fantasy-series-1?ref=discovery_category_newest
       
      Story
      I'm Adam Sadler, senior game designer at Blacklist Games, and I love miniatures. They are what got my brother Brady and me into the hobby back when we were teenagers. Whether we’re using them in roleplaying games, board games, or tabletop miniatures games, we love collecting, assembling, painting, and playing with them. While Blacklist Games has published several of our games that feature miniatures, they saw our passion could be used for the creation of a new division that would focus solely on miniatures and allow for company growth in parallel with creating great board games. With everyone at the company excited about the possibility of this new division, here we are to share it with you!
      Blacklist Miniatures will focus entirely on producing high quality, highly detailed, pre-assembled plastic miniatures to be used in any type of game. Blacklist Miniatures: Fantasy Series 1, our first miniatures line, is not only a celebration of our love for miniatures, but also of all things fantasy.
      With your support, this campaign will not only bring this project to life, but also open the door to other lines of miniatures in various genres and even new games to utilize them! 
       
  • Who's Online   22 Members, 2 Anonymous, 36 Guests (See full list)

×
×
  • Create New...