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Next Level Miniatures is on Kickstarter (Rappan Athuk, a giant dragon, fantasy minis galore)

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Another update from them showing off a few more masters including the big dragon.


The dragon will apparently come in seven pieces, which now makes me wonder about how much assembly'll be needed for other models (Orcus might at the very least come with his wings as separate pieces).


I can't wait to get these, honestly.

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Just to clarify for people because there is a ton of misinformation in here. SiOCast is the company and injection mold machine you see here. SioRes is 3 types of plastic pellets that can be used in the machine.  It is the only material that is certified to be used in the machine.  one pellet is a white hard plastic pellet, the other is a translucent yellow plastic pellet that gives flexibility to the final piece also plastic(you can use a range of this in the final mix you decide for amount of flexibility) and the third is a color agent plastic pellet that gives the final color of the cast.  SiOCast does not use 2 part liquid resin at all its an injection mold machine and the plastic is 100% recyclable and up to 30% can be reused in the hopper at a time.


We have been using it since early 2021, I just wanted to clear up any confusion 🙂




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Latest update reveals their 2nd SioCast machine is close to arriving at their factory, and that the pledge manager will close on May 31st in case anyone wants to get a late pledge in.


They've also started thinking about a 2nd series of minis and are polling commenters on what "exotic" player character types they'd want to see.

I do hope it's just some early thoughts, and that they don't Blacklist Minis this by starting a second KS when the first one hasn't even been fulfilled yet.


(also hopefully they don't use WOTC product identity in describing the minis on that 2nd series KS)


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Replies to comments on the update are looking positive, they know they're a new company so they're focusing on getting the current KS fulfilled before moving on to a 2nd.

Definitely avoiding a Blacklist situation here, awesome. 😄

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Fresh updates been happening of late... Turns out over 600 backers still hadn't filled in the pledge manager, kind of a surprising amount, really. In the latest update it seems that number's gone down by half to over 300.




Production delays are happening due to the whole shipping crisis stuff that delayed their receiving the much-needed 2nd Siocast machine and materials. So instead of September, the ETA for the minis will be Q4 this year, which isn't too bad. Turns out they also had to get mods done on about half the models due to the initial designs not being optimized for the Siocast process.

And we get some nice shots of some production minis!


If you compare to the original campaign renders, you can definitely see the subtle revisions in the orc and goblin minis, the orc's been slightly re-posed so his left arm sits more flush with the body, and the axe blade has been changed completely, while the goblin has had a slight tweak to his pose so the shield touches his back and his right arm was turned so the angle of the sword is more in line with how the body is.


I sure hope I'll have enough glue to fit all these minis to their bases once they get here! 😆

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