Monday Miniatures: Amateur Hour
Last week I complained about how crowded the field of professional Kickstarters is getting. This week I am (mostly) pleased to say there isn’t much to call professional.
Wait, that came out wrong.
Every miniature related project I saw this week, and there are four of them, are all done by passionate amateurs (talented and otherwise.) Even though some of these projects are a little rough around the edges, it’s nice to see honest-to-god sculpts and molds in a sea of professionally pitched, digitally rendered projects that have been flooding the market.
Laser Cut Terrain – This isn’t the first time we have seen a project in the vein, but I think the product here is above average. If this one fails, it will be because the goal was to high, and the reward levels were too confusing.
Mulkis Leviathan – This creator is trying to raise funds to cast something he has sculpted. Sadly, I think he needs some more practice before he creates something people will be interested in paying for.
Tome of Horrors – Centerstage is back at it with project number three. The sculpts on this one don’t interest me, but even if they did the fact their first Kickstarter project still hasn’t shipped would give me pause in supporting them. Centerstage Miniatures is like the farm league of Kickstarter – they are so close, and yet so far.
Toys for Toys – This project want’s to make generic accessories for your branded minis. The best part of this project is that they show an actual mold. That gives me hope for them, even if their momentum doesn’t
No, I still don’t have anything to show you that I have painted. I have started painting again, but as I am still living out of a hotel, progress is slow. On the bright side though, I have almost a whole unit base coated.
Jessica on the other hand, has completed another Warlock in style.
Clint is showing off (as always) with a high contrast combo: fire and ice. I think that base looks really stunning. What is your secret Clint?
Laura, like her husband, is also showing off this week when it comes to bases. It’s a lovely model with a warm color scheme to keep the cold at way in a slightly more subtle way (though I don’t usually associate subtlety and pole arms, just for the record.)
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