Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Sculpting Fantasy Miniatures + Kickstarter Success

More Dungeon Delvers! 
The first part of the journey is over. All the sculpts are now with Ian and Alan Farley at Regal Enterprises in Greytown. 98 people backed pledges on the Kickstarter, Delvers Lost in the Dungeons of Doom! which achieved over 250% of the funding goal over the month of August.

The final 8 were Legendary Heroes, Stretch Goals and Kickstarter Exclusives. That makes a total of 17 miniatures, which is as surprising to me as the success of the Kickstarter!

Because of this success, Star Hat Miniatures has become a small business. With pledges to fulfill, I move from amateur sculptor to production manager. I also am continuing to grow. Not just as an artist but as a human being. That's if the two are any different! I love that Kickstarter calls you a creator. I thank my creator for the ability to be creative.

One of the popular pledges was Legendary Hero: your own character sculpted and added to the party. This was a generous pledge because this miniature is also shared with the other backers. Here is an example, Salis Shishervish, a Kobald Cleric/Mage from a backer's Hackmaster campaign. Salis ended up being a 3-part sculpt - the only multi-part miniature of the set. I sculpted Salis from a written description provided by Cally. In all my years of gaming, I have never seen a Kobold on a flying carpet! Now there is one!

God bless you and enjoy your week!