After the success of my first Kickstarter – Frills & Fauna, it seems obvious to me that I should sustain use of the crowd-funding strategy to reach out to an audience. Despite being incredibly niche, the project raised more money than sales of anything else I’ve sculpted, combined. Admittedly, I am fairly new to the scene so that’s not a major statement, but when you are trying to make a living from the art, it’s one hell of a tasty pie to eat from.
So one of the perks of being the brother of a sculptor running a Kickstarter is getting early access to some of the pre-production models.
I’ve had a quick paint up of the Cirripod family and placed them into some sci-fi environments to see how they look…
On the crystalline planet Aarkaon IV, Red Squad troopers (from Heresy) investigate a strange egg cluster, only to discover adult creatures nearby. Burn it! Burn it with fire!
Here is the live link to the Kickstarter project:
Here are a couple of shots of the actual cast Cirripods against a selection of models:
And a look at what is on offer at time of launch:
In order to be able to show prospective customers how the final product will look, I had one o fthe family sets cast up before the project launches. The Cirripods arrived today and so I’ve put together a scale shot. Hopefully I will find some time to paint them up tomorrow.
The Kickstarter launches tomorrow at 12pm GMT. That’s 15 hours away!
With just 2 days until launch, it’s hard not to get impatient and excited. The project page is ready to go. Now we need to get the word out!
Here’s a recap of the models available upon launch:
The Frills and Fauna Kickstarter is scheduled to launch on Friday 14th October at 12:00. That’s 3 days away!
The ‘starting’ set of 21 models have all been revealed. You can see them all by viewing the previous posts on here or checking out the Frills & Fauna Facebook page.