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Heresy Kickstarter Updates
« on: August 16, 2014, 07:34:25 AM »
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

I'm testing the waters with Kickstarter before running a large campaign next year for plastics. I want to resurrect my monsters in resin and to do it I thought I'd use this Kickstarter thing that everyone has now. The idea is that the KS stuff will ship at the end of January, ie post-dragon, because I'll still be spending the rest of this year getting all those out first, so don't worry, Dragon-queuers, you are still dominating my life. If I can raise enough funds, maybe I can even hire a new Minion and really get things moving, or close the shop for a bit and concentrate on just casting dragons and making the  production moulds for the kickstarter stuff!

The plan is to resurrect as many of the Classic large monsters that I have made since 2002 in as few chunks of resin as possible, as opposed to the rather jigsaw like nature of them when they were in metal. I've tried to resist altering them as much as possible, but any tweaks are very much for the better, to help them fit together or cast more reliably and so froth. Or to make me not cry when I look at their enthusiastic anatomy attempts from my early days in the business.

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I'll let everyone know by newsletter, twitter, facebook and on here when the Kickstarter launches, be aware there are a handful of minorly cheaper Early Bird offers for the first couple of dozen people.
Once it's launched, please let anyone who might be interested know on any forums you're on.:assimilate: A lot of people have pestered me about getting hold of a Netherlord over the years and this will be their only chance! Wouldn't want them to miss out, the campaign will only run for a couple of weeks! :charge:

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Re: Heresy Kickstarter Launching This Weekend!
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2014, 08:28:42 AM »
Looking forward to it. Sadly I'll probably miss the earlybirds being 11 hours ahead but will still contribute regardless. Do you have a specific time you are planning on launching?

I've been pimping this out on LAF for you as well so will just copy your post over there if you don't mind :)
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Re: Heresy Kickstarter Launching This Weekend!
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2014, 09:02:30 AM »
Finally a chance to get my hands on the tunnel dweller. I hope.

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Re: Heresy Kickstarter Launching This Weekend!
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2014, 09:37:28 AM »
Argghhhhhh!. Balls.

Money has been ( and still is ) a bit scarce. But i'll do what I can.

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Also. Try dropping a message to the guys over at Beast of War.  Maybe they can give you a shout out on their web site. ( At least it couldn't hurt. )
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Re: Heresy Kickstarter Launching This Weekend!
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2014, 10:07:16 AM »
Finally a chance to get my hands on the tunnel dweller. I hope.

Wave 2 or 3 will see the Tunnel Dweller in it, going to try to work out a cheap and easy way of getting loads of slugs and things in resin to go with him.

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Re: Heresy Kickstarter Launching This Weekend!
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2014, 10:08:40 AM »
Looking forward to it. Sadly I'll probably miss the earlybirds being 11 hours ahead but will still contribute regardless. Do you have a specific time you are planning on launching?

I've been pimping this out on LAF for you as well so will just copy your post over there if you don't mind :)

Please pimp it wherever and whenever you can. I'm hoping to launch it tonight, but it might be around midnight judging by how long it's taken so far, so you'll be fine... I'll give a one hour warning!

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Re: Heresy Kickstarter Launching This Weekend!
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2014, 10:45:41 AM »
Well hopefully I'll be able to wake up and find it all go.

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Re: Heresy Kickstarter Launching This Weekend!
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2014, 02:42:18 PM »
Can't wait!

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Re: Heresy Kickstarter Launching This Weekend!
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2014, 12:04:42 AM »
Just waiting to hear back from the Kickstarter admin to approve it and off we go. It's my first campaign so it has to be approved by a person...

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Re: Heresy Kickstarter Launching This Weekend!
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2014, 06:25:54 AM »
do you need a facebook or twit accout to give money ?

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Re: Heresy Kickstarter Launching This Weekend!
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2014, 06:30:26 AM »
Neither. I think you may need an amazon account though or it may just be a credit card. Can't remember.

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Re: Heresy Kickstarter Launching This Weekend!
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2014, 02:21:20 PM »
do you need a facebook or twit accout to give money ?                             
No.

I have neither, and I've backed plenty of kickstarters. Payment is collected through Amazon.

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Re: Heresy Kickstarter Launching This Weekend!
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2014, 05:08:25 PM »
great thanks lads
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Re: Heresy Kickstarter Launching This Weekend!
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2014, 06:49:18 PM »
Best of luck Andy hope the kickstarter goes ok.
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Re: Heresy Kickstarter Launching This Weekend!
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2014, 12:11:18 PM »
I'm sure it will, once Kickstarter bother to look at it and approve it for launch!

They don't have any contact us details on their website, I may have to try pestering them on their Facebook page or Twitter feed...

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Re: Heresy Kickstarter Launching This Weekend!
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2014, 12:26:52 PM »
What's the given time estimate for the approval process?

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Re: Heresy Kickstarter Launching This Weekend!
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2014, 12:32:24 PM »
Well, I thought is was 2 - 3 days, but it seems they specify business days, so I guess Monday to Friday is the only time they look at projects, and probably on USA hours as well. Very frustrating. I've looked about and sometimes it can be up to four weeks! Hopefully not in this case as mine is straightforward enough.

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Re: Heresy Kickstarter Launching This Weekend!
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2014, 07:49:31 PM »
OK, it's been approved.
Will launch it at Midnight UK time tonight.
Will add as many monsters as possible over next two weeks!

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Re: Heresy Kickstarter Launching This Weekend!
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2014, 09:19:06 PM »
Woot

Probably cannot afford it, but I plan on backing anyway.
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Re: Heresy Kickstarter Launching This Weekend!
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2014, 10:44:30 PM »
Do not hang about, I'm sending this out just ahead of the main announcement so that all of you on the FOD who aren't on Facebook and Twitter and the newsletter and that, have a crucial few minutes to get the Early Bird NetherLords before everyone else jumps on them!

Here's the link, it's live and you can pledge right now. Trying to bring back the classic large monsters in resin. The NetherLord will only be available as part of this Kickstarter campaign!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/heresyminiatures/return-of-the-monsters

Go, go, go!

all the best, and good luck!

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« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2014, 12:18:07 AM »
And... funded.
That didn't take long, did it?  :D

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Re: Heresy Kickstarter Launching This Weekend!
« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2014, 12:21:19 AM »
I loggeed in at just before 12 its already funded with some early bird reward levels filling up fast.
Congratulations on a great start! :boing:
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Re: Heresy Kickstarter Launching This Weekend!
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2014, 12:48:15 AM »
I'm astounded. Happy, but bewildered. Probably cos it's past my bedtime and i thought I'd have at least 24 hrs to work out some proper stretch goal pics etc! lol

Thanks to all! Keep pimping it on other forums etc, I'll be rewarding you for it at some point with some novelty tat for all the people who brought in others!

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« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2014, 03:05:32 AM »
Backed.  I posted a link to my painted NL1 here on the FoD in the comments section.
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« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2014, 05:31:15 AM »
Backed earlier as well. Monsters monster monsters. Will that Giant Grub you made earlier be available Andy?