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    Hey everyone. Jeremy here, formerly of Ultraforge. I am here to humbly pitch the Kickstarter campaign for my miniatures company called: Creature Caster.

    After researching, following and supporting a few Kickstarter campaigns, I found that I am not a fan of complex campaigns with confusing stretch goal maps and pledge calculators. Tho there is a story behind each miniature, I didn't write pages of fluff. I also don't want to explain too much about my personal life in my campaign. Instead, I spend my time trying to sculpt and manufacture the best miniatures I can, and with feedback and practice I can hopefully make gains and improve with each one.

    I love this hobby. My best friends are the people in this hobby. I wanna make models that people appreciate, and it is really that simple.

    Check out the campaign when it launches on Feb 1st, 12:01 PST.
    There will be door-crasher specials on the first day, and those units will sell out fast, so be there the minute it launches.

    Most questions you have regarding the sculpting, manufacture and sales of the miniatures can be found on http://www.creaturecaster.com/ . There is even a short 'behind the scenes' video, and well as the video we will have on our Kickstarter page. If anything is not covered on the site, just post your questions here and I will be glad to answer it as soon as I can. I also posted some more information below.

    Most importantly, thank you very much for your support.


    Jeremy







    Information on pricing/pledging (will be updated as the thread progresses)

    - the idea is: you pledge on a model or a package deal, and then you may add other miniatures to your pledge (at a discounted rate) in the form of optional upgrades. You may also add stretch goal miniatures as optional upgrades. You will get a questionnaire at the end of the campaign for you to explain exactly what it was that you paid for. Easy
    - shipping will be bundled. Pay a one time shipping fee on your starter pledge, and thats it.
    - shipping goes to anywhere a package can be sent to on earth
    - The Kickstarter discount on all minis will be at least 25% off what their retail price will be in the future
    - The package deals are insane, and will have you saving closer to 35%.
    - The stretch goals that will be unveiled during the campaign will be an exciting thing to keep checking up on, since they are all epic creatures
    - I am making it very easy for you to 'adjust your pledge' and add any additional options as they get added to the campaign. This is going to be a very neat and tidy campaign.
    - instead of adding a ton of miniatures as stretch goals, we will add a handful and then fulfill our orders ASAP, waiting till the next Kickstarter to add more creatures

    Frequently asked questions and comments (will be updated as the thread progresses)

    - we will eventually be doing smaller miniatures, with the same quality in sculpt and manufacture, but not in this campaign. We have plans for down the road
    - the models are sculpted in the computer, with the sensibilities that I have picked up from physically sculpting for the last 10 years. We do things the hard way
    - the master model is 3D printed with the most high-end printer on the market today, which is then resin-cast to capture all the detail and add durability. The Creature Caster team is a rare combination, with expertise and first hand experience in each of these fields
    - actual heights for the models are on our website, with clear diagrams
    - our models all are stood on base rocks. The rock is a counterweight which makes our models very stable on a tabletop while still fitting onto a small footprint. The height that the rock adds does not appeal to all gamers who are concerned about line-of-sight rules. I personally dislike and replace any LoS rule in any tabletop wargame I play and instead measure base to base, and discuss whether or not my model is in cover based on common sense and honor. LoS makes perfect sense in first person shooters, and makes little sense in tabletop wargaming when each sculpt should represent a unit, not actually be a frozen version of a real unit moving around a table.
    - our models typically are featured in dynamic poses, with an asymmetrical height of each foot. I would personally prefer my creatures to be 'foot on rock' as opposed to 'feet flat'. It is a preference thing, but we are still open to applying the variety of feedback we receive when sculpting future models.

    Useful links:
    - our website: http://www.creaturecaster.com/
    - sneak preview our kickstarter video: http://www.creaturecaster.com/pages/kickstarter
    - behind-the-scenes video: http://www.creaturecaster.com/pages/features
    - our youtube page with every model turnaround: https://www.youtube.com/user/creaturecaster
    - our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/creaturecaster

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    You have my interest.

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    Found this one on Wednesday and had planned to keep my eye on it anyway. Love the dragons

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    Awesome models.

    I am keeping an eye and a tentacle on this one.
    The odds of succesfully finishing this miniature is 3720:1





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    And my axe! I mean, interest too.

    One additional thing and I understand that there are no requests being taken per se but if its at possible please consider modelling a non saddle/ non howdah/ au natural option for the dragon. Its just a few more scales on a piece that could fit onto his back instead of the howdah or saddle. That way anyone else who might not enjoy dragons with saddles but rather flying free as nature intended can get em without a modelling degree to sort out the gaps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archreptile View Post
    And my axe! I mean, interest too.

    One additional thing and I understand that there are no requests being taken per se but if its at possible please consider modelling a non saddle/ non howdah/ au natural option for the dragon. Its just a few more scales on a piece that could fit onto his back instead of the howdah or saddle. That way anyone else who might not enjoy dragons with saddles but rather flying free as nature intended can get em without a modelling degree to sort out the gaps.
    +1 to that, love the dragons, but would have to get rid of the saddles!

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    +2 on that. Loving it all generally, quality stuff, but would only ever go for unencumbered dragons.

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    Interesting looking minis. I'll second the lack of saddle option for the dragons, where I would prefer it to be an optional item.

    I might be jumping the gun here since the kickstarter isn't launched: the website has no info about how much you expect each one to run for cost wise. Can you elaborate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ainnst View Post
    Interesting looking minis. I'll second the lack of saddle option for the dragons, where I would prefer it to be an optional item.

    I might be jumping the gun here since the kickstarter isn't launched: the website has no info about how much you expect each one to run for cost wise. Can you elaborate?
    Ainnst they did give a figure of about $60-$90 for the figures with the dragon's being abit more on their Facebook page.

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    Much obliged, Crys! Missed that detail...

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    We are going to keep the prices low. MUCH lower than the leading brands of large resin-cast miniatures, with much more consistent quality.

    There has been so much demand for a riderless option for the dragons, that we are strongly considering offering un-saddled version as as stretch goal. Stay tuned

    I have gotten a few requests for a signature banner that you can use to help us promote our campaign. Thank you very much for your support.


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    Would I be able to buy just one or two dragons (especially the riderless one if you do that)? I have no interest in big piles of other minis, just the dragons...

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    Another vote for riderless dragons (As if a dragon would submit to being harnessed and used as a mere pack animal!)
    Last edited by yxalitis; 01-19-2014 at 05:39 PM.

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    I must be the only guy who doesn't like the dragons. Everything else is groovy - I'll probably wind up buying the whole set sans dragons.

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    Having owned most of demon forge's minis, i can say the quality is superb. Bank is going to hate me

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    I think I may chance it for the dragons! If anyone is interested maybe we could do some kind of combined order to save on shipping & import duty? I live in Norwich but work in London from time to time.. haven't backed a kickstarter before so a little nervous...

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    You still have my interest.

    I would suggest you post periodic status on this thread, since you have
    opted to delay your kickstarter.

    Your customer base should not have to chase it down.

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    Updates are going up on Facebook, Jeremey is asking for views on some changes to Prothero the dragon..

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    I must admit that i am pretty bummed out about the hype that the kickstarter was to start on Feb. 1 and then NOTHING. I do understand if you weren't ready or that you need to make some changes. Having backed over 25 projects, believe me the worst thing to do would be to start one and not be ready for it, but still disappointed as to how this was handled.

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