Wednesday, 11 December 2013

3D Forge Miniatures Kickstarter Project

Earlier this week I was notified of a new Kickstarter project run by 3D Forge Miniatures. 3D Forge Miniatures are a new figure company run by Alan Dickinson from County Durham, not far from where I live. I got friendly with Alan earlier this year when he told me that he was going to set up his own miniatures company and that he wanted to concentrate on zombie sculpts. Having seen some of his previous larger scale work I knew that he was a very talented sculptor

You can visit his Kickstarter website by clicking on the following link -
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1934394318/zombie-miniaturessurvivors-barricades-and-walls-in?ref=category
To the left of here is a picture of the 12 basic 28mm scale zombies that will appear as a box set. If you click on the link you can see close ups of some of the individual figures and very nice they look too. These are all typical and iconic American zombies, which is fine by me.

As well as sculpting the zombies, Alan has also sculpted five survivors to do battle with them and they appear in the picture to the left of here. That guy with the crossbow is a dead ringer for Daryl from The Walking Dead TV series. I like the sheriff (a not-Rick Grimes) with his big bag of weapons slung over his shoulder. They all look hard ass. Note that whilst the zombies will be one piece castings the survivors will come in two pieces.
Anyone who makes a pledge before 24th of December 2013 will receive this special zombified Santa Claus. He couldn't care less who's been naughty or nice - he just wants to eat your brains!
As well as sculpting zombies and survivors, Alan is including an option for scenery items. To the left of here is his Dumpsters and Barrels set, comprising of a skip, a dumpster, wheelie bins, metal bins, metal barrels, tyres, a wooden pallet and sandbags. All very useful scenery items. They'll look good on anyone's gaming board.
In addition to the above fortification pack are a collection of walls and barriers as shown in the picture to the right.
I have made a pledge for £50.00, which will get me everything I have showed here. Having spent a small fortune on the Zombicide 2, Reaper Bones 2 and Mars Attacks Kickstarter projects earlier this year I did say that I was going to cut back on my figure spending. But this was one project that I simply could not ignore, especially as it is run by a friend of mine. I should point out that all the figures and scenery shown here will go on general sale after the Kickstarter project has been delivered. However, the prices will go up so it'll pay you to be an early bird and pledge soon. For example, my £50 pledge buys me £76.60 worth of goods. A damned good saving, I reckon. This project runs until 10th January 2014. To succeed, Alan needs to raise £6,000 and at the time of writing he is very close to that goal with another 30 days to go. Let's make it happen, folks. I really want this project to succeed.

26 comments:

  1. Let Alan know you're an excellent advertising source - that's one Kickstarter I'm now supporting that I probably would have overlooked (and the funding goal was met earlier today)

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    1. I have let Alan know about this post, Russ. I'm very pleased to hear that he has reached his start up goal. Now I hope he gets lots more pledges. Oh, and well done for supporting this project as well.

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  2. I am afraid I am Kickstartered out. It does look like a good deal though and If I was more financially solvent I would consider it.

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    1. I know the feeling, Clint. I wish I could take a year long sabbatical on buying figures but we all know that'll never happen!

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  3. I've backed it at the same level as you Bryan. Personally I'm hoping they get to the £8.5k goal as I want the wheelie bins!! I don't think I've seen them anywhere else in miniature and they are definite fixture on UK streets now

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    1. Good for you, Colin. I totally agree with you about the wheelie bins. They are definitely a must have item.

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  4. This does look very good indeed, I'm most interested in the terraion elements, they look great

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    1. Yes, Adam, the terrain pieces do look good. I could certainly find a use for all of them in my ATZ FFO campaign.

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  5. I am starting to hate ks. So many good ones come out but I'm just well skint this side of Christmas :(

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    1. I must admit that the timing of this project is a bit unfortunate coming so close to Christmas. But it does run until 10th January, so if you got money for Christmas, you could put some towards backing this project.

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  6. Hmm, this stuff does look nice. However while skips, dumpsters and bins would be useful, I really don't need more sandbags, barrels, zombies or people (not until I've painted some of the ones I already have, at least!) Think I'll pass on this one, though when I last looked it was fully funded and should be good for those who do want to be involved

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    1. To be honest, Hugh, I now have more zombies and survivors than I'll ever need, but that doesn't stop me buying more... and more... and more. Help! I think I have an addiction!

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  7. This does look good but like Clint and Simon I'm all tapped out.

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    1. I know the feeling, Robert. If it wasn't a zombie project I'd have passed on it as well.

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  8. It does look like another good KS, but for me, like a lot of others, well out of my price range.

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  9. They have just added an add-on of zombie kids!

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    1. This project is getting better all the time, Roger. Zombie kids - must have!

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  10. Hi Brian! How are Ashley and you?

    Nice stuff i will buy it today for my ATZ games, i use my zombicide box and toxic city mall for it and that work pretty good for ATZ. Some rules in Zombicide disturb me like shot friends instead of zombies on the same tiles and others. The game is fast and fun but ATZ is better. I don't have building and decors like you so Zombicide is a good alternative.

    Maybe a day Vampifan will return in ATZ batrep :)

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    1. Hi Fengrom. It's great to hear from you as always. Ashley and I are doing fine but she's had to return to Malaysia and I really am missing her.

      I agree that ATZ is better than Zombicide but both are great games in their own ways. Yes, having to shoot your colleagues first in Zombicide is a harsh rule but it does make you think more about tactics.

      It is rather ironic that you were wondering about Vampifan and another ATZ batrep. I have some great news for you (and my other followers). I have just played another ATZ-FFO scenario involving Team Vampifan. Look out for a batrep next Sunday.

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  11. Oh oh good to hear my friend! Santa Bryan!

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    1. Ho, ho, ho! I aim to please, my friend.

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  12. Show multiple times in your e-mail, I got you a few images sent

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    1. Anton, my friend, you surely did make my day with those wonderful pictures of Vampirella. Hubba, hubba, hubba! She is gorgeous!

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