Miniature Mondays: Post Christmas Surge
This week, the floodgates seem to have burst on Kickstarter. Granted, a couple of the mini-centric projects I want to discuss have been going strong for a couple weeks now, and slipped under my radar, but there is definitely a surge of interest underway. For me, it started with the above pictured sculpt, an update from one of the many projects I have previously backed (Imbrian Arts.)
I love getting updates showing the work on some project or another slowly proceeding; it reminds me that not only will I eventually get something pretty cool, but the creator is hard at work on their dream – something I think we can all agree is pretty awesome. Anyway, this little guy (jungle goblin #2) rekindled my interest in going through Kickstarter with a fine tooth comb to see what cool projects are out there, in spite of the somewhat lackluster offerings we have been getting the last few weeks.
What I found was that 20% of Kicktraq’s top 20 is currently occupied by miniature heavy projects. Want to know which? Follow me.
This week there are four projects worth mentioning:
- Rivet Wars – This project was discussed last week, but having raised a quarter of a million dollars at it’s half way point, it is still going strong. Stretch goals continue to be unlocked at a prodigious pace, so be sure to check this one out before it ends; even if you aren’t interested now, you might be later.
- Beyond the Gates of Antares – Started by some war game heavyweights, this game could be a big one. Currently they have raised 30% of their total goal, which would allow them to create a d10 based sci-fi wargame. This project is still a bit light on details, and I am looking forward to finding out more before the end of the project.
- Gnomish Adventurer’s Boxed Set – This project is an analog to the projects previous dwarven offering which did gangbusters. I have no intention of supporting it because they have raised over $100k so far, and backed no projects, but you still might want to take a look – I expect this one to do very well. Also, I don’t like gnomes; does that make me a racist?
- Darklands: World of War – The miniatures in this project are beautiful, but the value proposition seems a bit low. Anyone looking for variety in some flavor of evil/chaos/beast man army might be interested in some of the bits listed here.
This week I have had blessed little time to paint, as I have been completely tied up with work, but I did have time to paint a couple things. Most of them I am keeping under wraps for a little while longer, until I get the basing supplies I ordered in, but this weeks mini paint off was fun. Which one is mine? The one that isn’t awesome (the top one.)
Two down, three to go. Next week?