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Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/20 13:46:21


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/674003445/impact-miniatures-presents-the-lost-ks-mini-projec?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=impact!

Not All Minis go to Heaven

Impact! believes that lost and forgotten or unmade miniatures shouldn't stay lost to the hard drive abyss they've been relegated to.

Whether they were from discontinued lines, failed or undelivered projects we think they deserve to be resurected, brought into the light, and that's why this project is dedicated that end.

Today we give you a chance to get minis that are either no longer available, or never made it the light of day.

Over the past year Impact! has reached out to different Kickstarter Creators whose lines of miniatures failed to fund, were never got delivered or finished, or simply were discontinued after an initial printing run.

We've licensed or outright purchased everything shown in this project and now all that is left raise the capital for molds and materials and bring these amazing miniatures to backers to you, your friends, and your families and for gamers on tables everywhere

WHERE DID THESE MINIATURES COME FROM?
•Miniatures from the discontinued board game Wizard's Academy
•Miniatures from the closed company ZN Games
•Miniatures from the discontinued line for Breachworld by Jason Richards
•Miniatures from the discontinued line by Hivetrygon Minis
•Miniatures from closed company Soul Jar
•Miniatures from the failed to fund KickStarter Dawn of the Archmage
•Miniatures from the failed KickStarter Torn Armor

NOTE ON TORN ARMOR

One of the group of STL files I was able to purchase was the STLs from the Torn Armor KS project that funded but failed to deliver. While I have no connection to that project at all, I will work with you to get you some/all of the miniatures at cost + shipping. I set up a special $2 reward level to assist with handling this.



3D PRINTED MINIS

https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/022/583/623/c1773492978a4bc51cd9531760fcb4f7_original.jpg?ixlib=rb-1.1.0&w=680&fit=max&v=1537214662&auto=format&q=92&s=27d75c840216d4344adb85277487b5bb[/img]



















SPINCAST RESIN MINIATURES












Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/20 13:56:34


Post by: RiTides


I'm not a fan of most of the minis, but man that is cool of them to offer to take care of Torn Armor backers at-cost!

The only thing is, the models from that looked much better in the original Torn Armor campaign. Maybe it's just a lack of shading on the renders? Because they don't look very detailed here...


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/20 14:04:35


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


From the sound of it a lot of the Torn Armour stuff was done by an artist with no idea about casting (or in places using 'skins' rather than actually 3d modelling stuff?) etc,

so on top of the shading these are the files made printable


Oh, and for some of the spincast sets you may be wondering why the whole set is so much cheaper than individual minis, it's because the set is done in a single mould so cherry picking singles means the rest of that spin could be scrap


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/20 14:08:24


Post by: Boss Salvage


Wait a sec, that Sun God mini looks a lot like a Rikard lizardman! Man, I do not need a random giant lizard bro cluttering up my case ... or do I?

EDIT: Found his greens >> http://www.coolminiornot.com/209138

And a painted version >> http://www.lustria-online.com/data/imported/188961-102_5735.jpg

- Salvage


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/20 14:24:19


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


Better get 2, he might get lonely


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/20 14:31:33


Post by: TheAuldGrump


 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
Better get 2, he might get lonely
Be careful with that - unpainted miniatures breed....

The Auld Grump


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/20 16:12:41


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


OH man--alien brain! Alien brain! I already have two, but now I could have more! And the larval brain and alien slugs I never got around to buying! I'm in for those.


As for Torn Armor...I lost about $40 on that campaign. Do I dare spend even more money to get those minis?


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Also, does this mean the Trollforged Alien Assimilation minis are still going to be sold? By whom?


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/20 16:20:08


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Why are the two lizardmen so much though? They aren't that big are they?

Did Rikard sculpt the Tales of War saurians? They look quite similar in style.

I swear there's a few more greens of stuff the guy did, but I don't know where I saw it....


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/20 16:30:31


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


They might require entire molds for themselves? I think they were always expensive compared to the other Trollforged stuff.


It's a shame we can't order individual evil chaos warriors, because a few of them are really great.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/20 17:48:11


Post by: Boss Salvage


 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
Why are the two lizardmen so much though? They aren't that big are they?

Did Rikard sculpt the Tales of War saurians? They look quite similar in style.
I feel like those must be Rikard sculpts too, it's just a little harder to make out the telltale tyrannosaur head under all those spikes. And yea, the price on these saurians ... If I do the Sun God it's because a) Rikard sculpt, b) less busy lizardbro sculpt, and c) relatively affordable, since I can buy him by himself. $5 US shipping is doable.

EDIT: Also d) he's huuuuuge!

- Salvage


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/20 18:09:05


Post by: impactminiatures


The Sun God is 70mm tall (thus the price).

The 2 Lizardmen take up the entire mold and thus the $38 price due to the number of pieces. They are only 35mm tall ... so totally understood if those are not a good deal.

@RiTides ... I'll see if I can do better with the Contrast to make the Torn Armor renders easier to view.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/20 18:16:26


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


Cheers for the visit Tom, that makes sense


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/20 19:21:11


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


The Heartbreaker Armies look like great deals, too. I wish there were clearer pictures of them.


@impactminiatures Will these minis be available at retail later? I can only afford so much right now...


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/20 19:34:18


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


Have a look at the KS the heartbreaker stuff was first offered in Bob, the images are larger these and should help

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/674003445/kev-adams-tim-prow-oldhammer-goblin-miniatures


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/20 21:45:25


Post by: RiTides


Thanks for the reply, Impact! Not sure if there's a digital "wash" option but that always does wonders showing detail on casts... or maybe you could print one out and do it on one physical example to show the detail, if the renders can't be updated.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/20 22:19:15


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
Have a look at the KS the heartbreaker stuff was first offered in Bob, the images are larger these and should help

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/674003445/kev-adams-tim-prow-oldhammer-goblin-miniatures


Thanks!

That Knights and mages set looks like a wonderfully effective two player bundle for Frostgrave.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/21 15:35:57


Post by: impactminiatures


 RiTides wrote:
Thanks for the reply, Impact! Not sure if there's a digital "wash" option but that always does wonders showing detail on casts... or maybe you could print one out and do it on one physical example to show the detail, if the renders can't be updated.


See what you think now. I shoved the Contrast to +100 and the Brightness to -25 to see if could create a wash effect for the Torn Armor figs .. better?


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/21 15:59:02


Post by: DarkTraveler777


The Splintered Stories blind Red Riding Hood is fantastic!


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/21 16:02:49


Post by: RiTides


impactminiatures wrote:
 RiTides wrote:
Thanks for the reply, Impact! Not sure if there's a digital "wash" option but that always does wonders showing detail on casts... or maybe you could print one out and do it on one physical example to show the detail, if the renders can't be updated.


See what you think now. I shoved the Contrast to +100 and the Brightness to -25 to see if could create a wash effect for the Torn Armor figs .. better?

So much better thanks! Already reached out to my friend who backed Torn Armir to get him onboard

Copied the higher contrast version below:





Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/21 17:09:36


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


@impact miniatures. How does the Torn Armor pledge work? I supported Torn Armor and want to buy a handful of the minis from you, but I also want to get one of the deals with the heartbreaker armies. Should or can I pledge the Torn Armor level and then add another pledge during the pledge manager?


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/21 18:48:08


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


I still say someone needs to contact the creator of these beauts and get them into better circulation-



They were made by a Lustria Online member who subsequently got overwhelmed with the demand of orders for them. Some are out there in the wild... I had missed my chance when they were making them sadly.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/21 19:20:51


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


If you've got their contact info I'd message it to Impact! as they're putting together a list of potential targets for another round of this if it's successful (which it seems to be so far)

they certainly look good


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/21 19:56:05


Post by: Boss Salvage


 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
I still say someone needs to contact the creator of these beauts and get them into better circulation-



They were made by a Lustria Online member who subsequently got overwhelmed with the demand of orders for them. Some are out there in the wild... I had missed my chance when they were making them sadly.
YES. YES YES YES.

Searching for Rikard stuff the other day I came across these by IIRC 'Woogity' again, though I've known about them for years. Apparently he also did a lizardude riding a big lizard that people were queuing up for as well. Also if I read it right he's both overwhelmed and possibly in the armed forces? So being deployed one and off on top of inundated with orders gathered through pretty arcane methods (a waiting list on Lustria Online, since closed due to inactivity on the creator's part).

Bar none, these are the best not-kroxigor I've seen. Do do do want.

- Salvage


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/22 07:36:20


Post by: skullking


I tip my hat to impact for doing this. Would love them to do those zonk chaos dwarfs as well.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/22 15:15:46


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


If we can do requests, I'd like to see Rusted Heroes and maybe ...what was the company that made the Glorlons and Space Russians?


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/22 16:17:23


Post by: impactminiatures


 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
@impact miniatures. How does the Torn Armor pledge work? I supported Torn Armor and want to buy a handful of the minis from you, but I also want to get one of the deals with the heartbreaker armies. Should or can I pledge the Torn Armor level and then add another pledge during the pledge manager?


If you would like minis other than Torn Armor than just pledge for the best level to get the best deal for all the non-Torn Armor minis you want. After the KS project you can message me and I'll work with you to get the Torn Armor minis at 25% of the price shown on the KickStarter with verification of your Torn Armor pledge.

So if you want both Torn Armor and other minis ... just act like there are no Torn Armor minis in the KS project and pledge that way.


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Thank you for ideas for other new companies / sculptors to reach out to.

Digitial sculpts are a lot easier to bring back to life. But I'm open to talking to anyone about hand sculped figures as well.

Thanks for the leads ... I'll see what I can find out.


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 Boss Salvage wrote:
 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
I still say someone needs to contact the creator of these beauts and get them into better circulation-



They were made by a Lustria Online member who subsequently got overwhelmed with the demand of orders for them. Some are out there in the wild... I had missed my chance when they were making them sadly.
YES. YES YES YES.

Searching for Rikard stuff the other day I came across these by IIRC 'Woogity' again, though I've known about them for years. Apparently he also did a lizardude riding a big lizard that people were queuing up for as well. Also if I read it right he's both overwhelmed and possibly in the armed forces? So being deployed one and off on top of inundated with orders gathered through pretty arcane methods (a waiting list on Lustria Online, since closed due to inactivity on the creator's part).

Bar none, these are the best not-kroxigor I've seen. Do do do want.

- Salvage


So I did some research. Woogity did sculpt those ... but no one has heard from him since May of 2017. And his message board is filled with people trying to buy these minis without him responding. http://www.lustria-online.com/members/woogity.13359/ ... Unfortunately this means that messaging him through this forum will get me no where as he has gone full MIA. These were 3-D sculpts which is great ... but unfortunately he printed them through Ownage which is so large ... the odds that they could help with finding the artist is low as well (I've had luck with small casting companies helping me reach the source).

[EDIT] I wrote all that above and then did a lot more digging and found him. I've messaged him and we'll see what happens. I'll update if I hear from him.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/22 16:38:21


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Ok. I've changed my pledge. Hopefully the pledge manager period will last a while so I can work it all out then.


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If we're talking about failed Kickstarters here, what about Thon, Nexus, or Corpsehammer? Probably a long shot, but at least Thon was all digitally sculpted.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/22 16:52:59


Post by: impactminiatures


 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
Ok. I've changed my pledge. Hopefully the pledge manager period will last a while so I can work it all out then.


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If we're talking about failed Kickstarters here, what about Thon, Nexus, or Corpsehammer? Probably a long shot, but at least Thon was all digitally sculpted.


I expect the pledge manager to be open at least through January 2018.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/22 17:55:09


Post by: Azreal13


Might it be better for clarity and longevity to start a thread in Discussions for people to nominate or suggest potential targets for future projects?


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/22 18:02:01


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Thon's been putting out releases every now and then since their KS attempt actually. Noble Knight seems to have some of their stuff in stock fairly often. Mostly metals. Some day I might take the plunge just to see what it's like.

Not suer if anyone on Dakka's had any experience with it.

Very cool to hear you've gotten in touch with Woogity. If you guys can work something out I can see a lot of people heading your way for those reptiles!

(Myself included naturally.)



Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/22 18:51:33


Post by: impactminiatures


 Azreal13 wrote:
Might it be better for clarity and longevity to start a thread in Discussions for people to nominate or suggest potential targets for future projects?
A good suggestion ... for now I'm okay while the KS is running to get ideas here ... I'll transfer them all to any new thread I create once the KS is over.

My Dakka fu is weak though ... what forum subgroup would that best be in?


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/22 19:11:17


Post by: RiTides


Probably Dakka Discussions - like you said though, no problem keeping it all here while the Kickstarter is running


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/22 19:23:47


Post by: insaniak


There's sadly nothing in this one that I'm interested in... but what a fantastic idea! Jolly good show, Impact, for putting it together.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/23 04:21:17


Post by: impactminiatures


 insaniak wrote:
There's sadly nothing in this one that I'm interested in... but what a fantastic idea! Jolly good show, Impact, for putting it together.


Thank you!

I honestly had no idea how well it would do. I mean all of these are minis from lines that were discontinued for one reason or another ... that is not normally a recipe for sales potential! ;-)

So I'm really glad to see the project so close to Stretch Goal #2 and so many people trying to give me leads to try for a sequel.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/23 06:24:47


Post by: insaniak


If it's not out of your size range, this one would be a good candidate for resurrection - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/604055223/mortian-battle-tank

It funded, but was a 'one and done' affair, and there were a few disappointed would-be buyers who missed the Kickstarter.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/23 15:39:10


Post by: impactminiatures


 insaniak wrote:
If it's not out of your size range, this one would be a good candidate for resurrection - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/604055223/mortian-battle-tank

It funded, but was a 'one and done' affair, and there were a few disappointed would-be buyers who missed the Kickstarter.


That is awesome and very much outside the size I normally work in. ;-)


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/24 14:00:02


Post by: Boss Salvage


impactminiatures wrote:
So I did some research. Woogity did sculpt those ... but no one has heard from him since May of 2017. And his message board is filled with people trying to buy these minis without him responding. http://www.lustria-online.com/members/woogity.13359/ ... Unfortunately this means that messaging him through this forum will get me no where as he has gone full MIA. These were 3-D sculpts which is great ... but unfortunately he printed them through Ownage which is so large ... the odds that they could help with finding the artist is low as well (I've had luck with small casting companies helping me reach the source).

[EDIT] I wrote all that above and then did a lot more digging and found him. I've messaged him and we'll see what happens. I'll update if I hear from him.
Bravo! I didn't expect you'd track these down for us big lizard lovers, very much appreciated and well done

- Salvage


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/26 20:58:49


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured




Mortis Logan did some great paint jobs on these miniatures that are part of our new KickStarter running right now and I wanted to show them off! These are from the game Dawn of the Archmage that failed to fund on KickStarter. These great miniatures and 100 others are available on the project ending in a week. Come on by and check them all out!

from Impact! on facebook


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/26 21:17:01


Post by: Monkeysloth


impactminiatures wrote:
 Azreal13 wrote:
Might it be better for clarity and longevity to start a thread in Discussions for people to nominate or suggest potential targets for future projects?
A good suggestion ... for now I'm okay while the KS is running to get ideas here ... I'll transfer them all to any new thread I create once the KS is over.

My Dakka fu is weak though ... what forum subgroup would that best be in?


Yes, please do make a thread. I have some.

Also does anyone have clearer pictures of the elf samurai? They've peaked my interest but the pic is not the best quality and I don't quite know what I'm getting. They look Sci-fi but I'm not sure.


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 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
Thon's been putting out releases every now and then since their KS attempt actually. Noble Knight seems to have some of their stuff in stock fairly often. Mostly metals. Some day I might take the plunge just to see what it's like.




yep. I follow him on Facebook. Currently doing some resculpts I believe as there was some new art from just a week or so ago.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/26 21:25:26


Post by: Monkeysloth


 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
Have you seen update 1

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/674003445/impact-miniatures-presents-the-lost-ks-mini-projec/posts/2293935

Spoiler:


some more elf shots (example above), not great but better than the first lot


dang, those are cool.



Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/26 22:01:35


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


There used to be more of those elves on troll forged miniatures, right? I've been tempted to get them for a while.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/27 11:39:58


Post by: impactminiatures


 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
There used to be more of those elves on troll forged miniatures, right? I've been tempted to get them for a while.


There used to be yes. But Troll Forged Miniatures permanently closed in August this year.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/29 17:24:54


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


Good day Backers. We've entered the last week of the KickStarter and I'm happy to announce that we unlocked Stretch Goal #3!

This means:
• Keeper of History ($100) funds increased to $106
•Trusted Guide ($150) funds increased to $161
•Flawless Navigator ($200) funds increased to $216
•Master Explorer ($250) funds increase to $273.

Stretch Goal #4 will unlock at $10000 and will add additional funds to the 7 non-Heartbreaker reward levels from Fact Finder ($25) and up!

In addition for this Stretch Goal we unlocked adding in 2 miniatures I've been asked multiple times to get included into the project. In the Torn Armor KickStarter there were three 150mm Behemoths. Giant miniatures. For this KickStarter I had one of the three from the start (the Rhino Warrior) but I shrunk him down to 52mm to make him affordable and he was a solid figure that would survive shrinking.

That left the War Elephant and the Moriarty's Bell (a Gnome driven mechanical war machine).

The War Elephant has massive spikes and at 150mm would be like $900 to make. The problem was that some of the spikes would not survive shrinking. So with Stretch Goal #3 coming I worked with a sculptor and we removed any spikes that would not survive shrinking on the War Elephant. Then I looked up Elephant and found that regardless of species, 10 feet to the shoulder is a possible norm. Nice round number that. Using 32mm scale ... that converts roughly to 60mm. So I shrunk the Elephant down to that. He is still very pricey just due to the sheer bulk of the model but I can now offer it as part of the KickStarter.

That left Moriarty's Bell. The details on the machine work and railings are fine ... to the point that making the machine at a reduce size would just require me to wipe out a lot of the important detailing of the miniature. So to avoid that ... I cut it into 7 pieces along with 3 Gnome Drivers and added all the supports needed to print it at full size. I have no idea if anyone will want it ... but this one is being offered as per the original design of 155mm in height and some assembly required.



Last but definitely not least

Several companies and podcasts has shouted about about this project without me even contacting them! Geeks of the North, Beasts of War, SolarFlare Games, BothDown, Plastic Krack Minis, Southern Shrike Bowl ... thank you and if I missed anyone from scrolling through my Facebook share notifications ... many apologies and thank you as well!

And one very big thank from me for today. Thank you Reaper Miniatures!

https://www.backerkit.com/projects/674003445/impact-miniatures-presents-the-lost-ks-mini-projec

Reaper Miniatures gave this project a shout out on Wednesday and it brought in about an extra $1000 over normal for just that day and is still bringing late eyes to this project. So thank you very much for that. Stretch Goal #3 is now unlocked right now due to that push and it very greatly appreciated!

Okay one week left ... and a push to Stretch Goal #4 and I'll see if I can dig up any more miniatures to add to the project beyond the increased added funds to backers!

Tom @ Impact!


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/29 23:03:57


Post by: Azazelx


So.. is the Heartbreaker stuff available on Impact's site right now, or only through this KS?


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/30 03:42:30


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


I think it's available, but without the discount. $33ish as opposed to $25 per set?


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/09/30 23:55:48


Post by: impactminiatures


 Azazelx wrote:
So.. is the Heartbreaker stuff available on Impact's site right now, or only through this KS?


I have the sets on my website for $35 each. Through the KickStarter as a special deal for just while the KickStarter was running you can get the sets for a small discount at $33 but every 2nd set is only $25. So the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th sets you get are $33 but the 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th and 10ths sets are $25.

The Hearbreaker deals will not be available for Late Backers.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/01 00:07:41


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


I thought that, say the $50 deal would net a pledger a $25 heartbreaker kit and 25 on other (non heartbreaker) items, and that $100 got two $25 heartbreaker sets and $50 to spend on other items. Is there a mandatory purchase of a $33 heartbreaker army for each $25 heartbreaker regardless of what else a pledger spends?


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/01 03:37:29


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


The answer to the Inquisitor's question may end up seeing me bump my pledge up as well...


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/01 20:07:04


Post by: Mathieu Raymond


Are those three worms from the Aleutian Swamp Worms put out by Tony Reidy a few years ago?

If so... any chance you'd find the STL files that were offered for the Battle Eggs? Those I would definitely buy a set of. Or two.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/01 20:25:31


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Those worms existed before the Defiance Games version, and I believe they are different sculpts (although I'm not 100% sure).


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/01 21:26:42


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Wow, we'd really be coming full circle if the battle eggs ever made it to the market in some manner.

I'd buy one just on principal.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/01 22:59:38


Post by: impactminiatures


 Mathieu Raymond wrote:
Are those three worms from the Aleutian Swamp Worms put out by Tony Reidy a few years ago?

If so... any chance you'd find the STL files that were offered for the Battle Eggs? Those I would definitely buy a set of. Or two.


Can I get some more information about the origin of the Battle Eggs?


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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
I thought that, say the $50 deal would net a pledger a $25 heartbreaker kit and 25 on other (non heartbreaker) items, and that $100 got two $25 heartbreaker sets and $50 to spend on other items. Is there a mandatory purchase of a $33 heartbreaker army for each $25 heartbreaker regardless of what else a pledger spends?


The Heartbreaker deals allow you to use half of the money you pledge to get ANYTHING you want from the project.

So using the $200 Heartbreaker reward level:

1) You get 4 Heartbreaker armies for $100 as part of it
2) You than have $100 to spend on anything you want.
So you could pick up 1 more Heartbreaker army for $33 (if you actually needed a 5th army) and then you could also pick up $67 of any of the miniatures in the project (like maybe a set of Wizard's Academy wizards for $45, a set of Samurai Elves for $17 and an Apeman Monk for $5)

Hope that helps explain how the Heartbreaker reward level works.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/01 23:13:29


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Ah, yeas. Ignore the PM I just sent.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/02 03:12:23


Post by: Monkeysloth


impactminiatures wrote:
 Mathieu Raymond wrote:
Are those three worms from the Aleutian Swamp Worms put out by Tony Reidy a few years ago?

If so... any chance you'd find the STL files that were offered for the Battle Eggs? Those I would definitely buy a set of. Or two.


Can I get some more information about the origin of the Battle Eggs?

.


I'm assuming these https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/defiancegames/28mm-power-armor-hardsuits-defiance-games

While awesome I don't know if anyone wants to try and summon Tony back into the game space considering he's such a con artist.

Speaking of STLs. I saw Drake and Drake 2 on your list of things you're going to look into. Benji promised backers the STLs of the files from the game once things fell apart. Only delivered on one. While it might not do your company much good to pass along the STLs if you do manage to come to an agreement with Benji I'd be willing to pay for some of them.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/02 05:34:48


Post by: Gallahad


Oh man, I'd buy the crap out of the battle eggs.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/02 10:33:48


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


Defiance was so murky i'd be really wary of picking up anything associated with them in case it wasn't actually something they were entitled to sell,

given that the actual design was licenced (if I remember right), was the artist actually paid in full, was the licence time limited or in any way transferable, is any of it still tied up in dormant law suits etc

and similarly for whoever did the 3D work, was it somebody employed by defiance or a 3rd party contractor who might still have a claim etc


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/02 13:19:59


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Let's get back to the topic of Impact miniatures shall we?

Feel free to start a thread on the last and unlamented Defiant in the discussions forum.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/02 14:04:41


Post by: Mathieu Raymond


impactminiatures wrote:
 Mathieu Raymond wrote:
Are those three worms from the Aleutian Swamp Worms put out by Tony Reidy a few years ago?

If so... any chance you'd find the STL files that were offered for the Battle Eggs? Those I would definitely buy a set of. Or two.


Can I get some more information about the origin of the Battle Eggs?



KK: is it ok if I just answer Impact!'s question? It was never my intention to gripe about Defiance.

Impact!: The designs were from an artist called flyingdebris on Deviant Art https://www.deviantart.com/flyingdebris he might know if/where the STL exist.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/02 15:49:49


Post by: impactminiatures


Okay got it will check on Battle Eggs


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Just a fun picture as we start heading into the final 2 days!

I was able to successfully print a Hwacha last night and the arrows are very nice and stable. We are currently fostering 16 kittens for our local animal shelter and several are still on the bottle. Mallow wanted his bottle so he got in on the picture. Because I was feeding kittens I didn't do the best glue job ... so apologies up front for that. But the model looks really good ... after seeing it this morning ... I plan on printing one at double scale just because I think it would look really cool on my desk! I had a couple Hero Forge models I was hired to print yesterday that I put next to it for scale (kitten left in for 2nd scale reference)



Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/02 16:27:22


Post by: Fenriswulf


Thanks for looking into that, ImpactMiniatures. I know there were a lot of people disappointed about it being a scam. If you were able to get the miniatures made, I am sure a lot of people would be happy to buy some (myself included) just so they could finally get a little closure to the whole ordeal.

Same goes for helping the Assimilation Alien Host kickstarter finally reach towards its end. It's been a long time for that one too.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/02 16:31:24


Post by: impactminiatures


 Fenriswulf wrote:
Same goes for helping the Assimilation Alien Host kickstarter finally reach towards its end. It's been a long time for that one too.
That one will be a looongg project for me but I will keep working on it. All that postage is coming out of my pocket which unfortunately is not deep. But Ed needed to go back to working concrete for a living to pay his bills and he didn't want to abandon the KS backers so me offering to slowly but surely get it shipped was my way of making it so he could close the business and get some traction back in his personal life.

I have a phone call now agreed to and scheduled for tonight with parties involved with the Battle Eggs STLs ... I'll see what I find out.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/02 17:28:12


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


On the Alien Assimilation front, we saw a finished sculpt (not by Ed) called the Goliath. I asked the previous guy handling the campaign and he said it would eventually go up for sale, but I haven't seen it happen. I've been putting off a small order for alien hunters and hive warriors so that I could buy everything together--is that still happening? Are you able to sell the alien host minis that were completed?


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/02 19:14:47


Post by: impactminiatures


 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
On the Alien Assimilation front, we saw a finished sculpt (not by Ed) called the Goliath. I asked the previous guy handling the campaign and he said it would eventually go up for sale, but I haven't seen it happen. I've been putting off a small order for alien hunters and hive warriors so that I could buy everything together--is that still happening? Are you able to sell the alien host minis that were completed?


At this time what I agreed with Ed to do was to ship out his KS project.

Once that is done ... given how happy I am with this effort at Lost minis for a KickStarter ... I will talk to Ed about buying or licensing the range ... but only after the KS backers get their rewarsds. Maybe these miniatures could be part of Lost Minis the Sequel if Ed has no plans for them with his company now closed.

Which is my long way of saying ... nothing for sale at this time.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/03 03:56:15


Post by: Azazelx


impactminiatures wrote:
 Azazelx wrote:
So.. is the Heartbreaker stuff available on Impact's site right now, or only through this KS?


I have the sets on my website for $35 each. Through the KickStarter as a special deal for just while the KickStarter was running you can get the sets for a small discount at $33 but every 2nd set is only $25. So the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th sets you get are $33 but the 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th and 10ths sets are $25.

The Hearbreaker deals will not be available for Late Backers.


Ah, I see.

What's a "late backer"? Someone who adds more during the PM?


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impactminiatures wrote:

The Heartbreaker deals allow you to use half of the money you pledge to get ANYTHING you want from the project.

So using the $200 Heartbreaker reward level:

1) You get 4 Heartbreaker armies for $100 as part of it
2) You than have $100 to spend on anything you want.
So you could pick up 1 more Heartbreaker army for $33 (if you actually needed a 5th army) and then you could also pick up $67 of any of the miniatures in the project (like maybe a set of Wizard's Academy wizards for $45, a set of Samurai Elves for $17 and an Apeman Monk for $5)

Hope that helps explain how the Heartbreaker reward level works.


You just made it more confusing.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/03 04:18:40


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


This is my understanding:

For every increment of $50, a heartbreaker pledge gives you 1 heartbreaker army and $25 to put towards anything, including a $33 heartbreaker army. So, if you want heartbreaker armies and no other minis, two would cost you $58: $50 (for one heartbreaker army and $25) plus $8 (to bring that extra $25 up to $33). Four heartbreakers would be $100 plus $8 plus $8, or $116.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/03 04:27:08


Post by: Azazelx


...and is that actually 31 Kev Adams Goblins in the Heartbreaker pack?


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/03 05:50:18


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Is that correct Bob?

50 bucks for a 33 dollar army and another 25 to waste on other stuff is a pretty nice deal.

And to think I was going to get off with just a Sun God...


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/03 06:21:14


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


So far as I can tell, it is. Hopefully Impact! will confirm or correct my interpretation.


I hope we can bump from a $50 heartbreaker up to a $100 heartbreaker during the PM, because I can't afford that all at once, but I can easily think of two heartbreakers and $50 of minis I want.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/03 10:59:04


Post by: Fenriswulf


Man, I don't need those goblins...

... but man, I kind of really need those goblins


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/03 21:05:00


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


31 hours left if your interested


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/04 00:59:37


Post by: impactminiatures


 Azazelx wrote:
...and is that actually 31 Kev Adams Goblins in the Heartbreaker pack?


Yes the 31 Kev Adams Goblins are a Heartbreaker Pack.




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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
This is my understanding:

For every increment of $50, a heartbreaker pledge gives you 1 heartbreaker army and $25 to put towards anything, including a $33 heartbreaker army. So, if you want heartbreaker armies and no other minis, two would cost you $58: $50 (for one heartbreaker army and $25) plus $8 (to bring that extra $25 up to $33). Four heartbreakers would be $100 plus $8 plus $8, or $116.


This is all perfectly correct. If you just wanted 2 Heartbreaker armies you would pledge $58 for the $50 Heartbreaker 1 Team Deal.


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 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
Is that correct Bob?

50 bucks for a 33 dollar army and another 25 to waste on other stuff is a pretty nice deal.
$58 total ... for two $35 Armies. So yes a pretty nice deal for another 15 hours.


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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:

I hope we can bump from a $50 heartbreaker up to a $100 heartbreaker during the PM, because I can't afford that all at once, but I can easily think of two heartbreakers and $50 of minis I want.


As long as you have pledged for at least the $50 Heartbreaker (or any other $50 or more reward level) ... you can message me and I'll work with you to bump up to a higher Heartbreaker deal. The Pledge manager won't have an automatic feature for this since this deal will only be available to people that back before the project is over. But if you are a Heartbreaker backer when the project ends ... definitely will work with you if you want to bump it up!


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/04 01:20:10


Post by: Azazelx


When you say Spincast Resin, you mean Trollforged's stuff, right? Has it improved from the horrible, greasy mold release that they used to come with?

On the shipping - how close is the $17 ROW likely to be for 2 or 4 Heartbreaker sets to AU? I see a lot of campaigns grossly underestimating shipping costs, and then expecting backers to suck it up when it turns out to be double or even more.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/04 01:58:22


Post by: impactminiatures


 Azazelx wrote:
When you say Spincast Resin, you mean Trollforged's stuff, right? Has it improved from the horrible, greasy mold release that they used to come with?


TrollForged has permanently closed for business. So no it is not that stuff. This is a different material from a different company that I have been using a few months ... no greasy mold release.

On the shipping - how close is the $17 ROW likely to be for 2 or 4 Heartbreaker sets to AU? I see a lot of campaigns grossly underestimating shipping costs, and then expecting backers to suck it up when it turns out to be double or even more.
For the 40 previous projects I did on KickStarter ... the price I quoted for shipping was what I charged. So I would have 100% likely for it to be $17 to AUD.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/04 05:37:43


Post by: Azazelx


Thanks for taking the time to answer.

I've only been part of one of your projects to date. As a suggestion, maybe a notification to backers of previous campaigns? Or an opt-in newsletter, as I'm sure I'd have been interested in some of the others if I knew they existed...


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/04 11:16:53


Post by: impactminiatures


 Azazelx wrote:
Thanks for taking the time to answer.

I've only been part of one of your projects to date. As a suggestion, maybe a notification to backers of previous campaigns? Or an opt-in newsletter, as I'm sure I'd have been interested in some of the others if I knew they existed...
Ah apologies. I recommend to people that ask about my projects that they follow me on KickStarter. You can set it up so that any time I launch a new project KickStarter will let you know. I find this is the best way to avoid spamming my previous backers.


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Thanks to the DakkaDakka folks given me ideas for new figures ... I have already gotten a contact with a company for a round 2 of this KickStarter. Thank you!


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/04 15:58:57


Post by: Mathieu Raymond


impactminiatures wrote:
 Fenriswulf wrote:
Same goes for helping the Assimilation Alien Host kickstarter finally reach towards its end. It's been a long time for that one too.
That one will be a looongg project for me but I will keep working on it. All that postage is coming out of my pocket which unfortunately is not deep. But Ed needed to go back to working concrete for a living to pay his bills and he didn't want to abandon the KS backers so me offering to slowly but surely get it shipped was my way of making it so he could close the business and get some traction back in his personal life.

I have a phone call now agreed to and scheduled for tonight with parties involved with the Battle Eggs STLs ... I'll see what I find out.


Any news on that?

16 kittens! Man, you must be rolling in fluff balls of pure joy right now.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/04 16:11:37


Post by: impactminiatures


 Mathieu Raymond wrote:
impactminiatures wrote:


I have a phone call now agreed to and scheduled for tonight with parties involved with the Battle Eggs STLs ... I'll see what I find out.


Any news on that?

16 kittens! Man, you must be rolling in fluff balls of pure joy right now.


Phone call went well. Nothing in stone yet. But solid leads on what would it take to make it happen. So I would put the current meter at possible.

16 kittens being fostered and 16 cats of our own. We keep them divided up in 6 different areas of the house ... so makes it all more manageable.



Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/05 02:41:03


Post by: impactminiatures


Final 90 minutes.


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I wanted to thank everyone for their ideas and support of the project. I already have some very interesting items that can be part of a sequel KickStarter for this one. Really happy with how well this funded for miniatures that were essentially on the Island of Misfit Toys. So thank you again for a fun and rewarding project!


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/05 10:43:44


Post by: Azazelx


gak! I backed at Artifact Expert when I meant to back at Heartbreaker. Hoping we can change that up when it comes to the PM period?


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/05 16:28:04


Post by: impactminiatures


 Azazelx wrote:
gak! I backed at Artifact Expert when I meant to back at Heartbreaker. Hoping we can change that up when it comes to the PM period?
Message me throught KickStarter when the pledge manager goes live and I can go in and change your reward level for you! No automatic way to do that in the pledge manager ... well there could be but I think it would make the PM a mess so happy to assist you with that manually.

Tom


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/05 18:02:43


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Is Kickstarter the best way to contact you during the PM? I backed Torn Armor and am also interested in changing my pledge (after another paycheck).


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/05 20:30:21


Post by: impactminiatures


 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
Is Kickstarter the best way to contact you during the PM? I backed Torn Armor and am also interested in changing my pledge (after another paycheck).
Yes KickStarter best way to get hold of me. If for some reason you do not hear from me ... Facebook my Impact Miniatures page and give me a kick!

Thanks to a lead from someone on Dakka I was able to sign the miniatures for the Battlegeddon game this morning for the sequel of this KS early next year ... so thank you for that!


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2018/10/08 02:01:57


Post by: Mathieu Raymond


Cheers mate. I'll keep abreast of your projects and definitely back whenever lost miniatures I always wanted resurface.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2019/08/11 21:26:24


Post by: impactminiatures




Hopefully early next year the sequel for Lost Minis KS will launch (and this is one of the KS projects I will have in it).

Got to make sure I take care of all my great backers that made the first one a success and been patient while I dealt with very stress inducing printers.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2019/08/11 21:36:37


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Are those Defiance eggs? That's crazy. I'd get one just on principal.

Hopefully things are getting back on track. It seems the tweaks Torn Armor's models needed as well as the printer issue has certainly been a major headache.

Crossing my fingers that those of us who didn't back for any TA stuff will see their's soon!


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2019/08/11 21:44:00


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


Looking forward to the next one,

hope the printers can be wrestled back into regular, trouble free operation soon


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2019/08/11 22:28:47


Post by: Dr Mathias


 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
Are those Defiance eggs? That's crazy. I'd get one just on principal.


Looks a lot like the Defiance Hardsuit. What a failure that KS was. clear cut case of fraud and KS didn't do squat about it.

I'd like to have a couple of the eggs


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2019/08/12 00:57:29


Post by: RiTides


That's crazy! Nice job tracking those down, Impact


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2019/08/12 01:29:42


Post by: impactminiatures


 RiTides wrote:
That's crazy! Nice job tracking those down, Impact
Thanks ... I had help from some friends I've made along the way. Was a great search and took months of negotiating. Very happy to have the files for when I can run the sequel.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2019/08/12 04:20:58


Post by: Gallahad


Man, I'd totally show up for some of those hardsuits.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2019/08/12 04:54:33


Post by: Fenriswulf


Yep, I am definitely in for the hardsuits. I am so happy you've been able to get these, Impact. So many people had been disappointed in what happened, but this definitely helps make up for that.

I reckon I'd use them as Tau Stealth Suits myself, but I could easily see them being used as Terminators as well if people wanted. I hope they'll be kept to a larger size to achieve both functions, but I am sure Impact is already on that.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2019/08/12 12:02:11


Post by: impactminiatures


 Fenriswulf wrote:
Yep, I am definitely in for the hardsuits. I am so happy you've been able to get these, Impact. So many people had been disappointed in what happened, but this definitely helps make up for that.

I reckon I'd use them as Tau Stealth Suits myself, but I could easily see them being used as Terminators as well if people wanted. I hope they'll be kept to a larger size to achieve both functions, but I am sure Impact is already on that.


Hey @Fenriswulf how big is "kept at a larger size" to you? Just checking


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2019/08/12 12:04:46


Post by: RiTides


The pilot needs to be in 28mm scale, right, so that limits the amount of size adjustments that can be made in the "open" version?

Is there an alternate leg stance? If not, commissioning that might be a great stretch goal (and the next would be alternate arm bits, assuming they'll be cast as a separate piece)



Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2019/08/12 13:20:39


Post by: impactminiatures


 RiTides wrote:
The pilot needs to be in 28mm scale, right, so that limits the amount of size adjustments that can be made in the "open" version?

Is there an alternate leg stance? If not, commissioning that might be a great stretch goal (and the next would be alternate arm bits, assuming they'll be cast as a separate piece)



I have 5 leg stances to work with. Because of the bulk ... I'm looking into options to get these cast up to make them affordable. 3-D Printing them would get expensive fast.




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Just did a quick test. One set of Legs alone 3-D printed would be $8. So an entire Egg 3-D printed is probably going to be around $25. I'd like to get that down to more around $10 if I could.

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Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2019/08/12 13:52:43


Post by: Gallahad


You may consider running a KS for just the battle eggs.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2019/08/12 14:44:03


Post by: Fenriswulf


impactminiatures wrote:
Hey @Fenriswulf how big is "kept at a larger size" to you? Just checking

I'd say likely Space Marine Terminator/Tau Stealth Suit size would be the go. The new GW sizes though, not the smaller sized Terminators. Stealth Suits are apparently 41mm to the top of the head (including antennae) and go on a 32mm base, so if they're around this size, or slightly larger, that would be ideal. Space Marine Terminator's are wider, and go on 40mm bases, but if I needed to I'd take the hit size wise for these fantastic sculpts.

I agree in your assessment for making these miniatures - Having them cast rather than 3d printed would be the best way to go. Print them at as high a resolution as possible for minimal pitting or printing lines (liquid resin printing is better than filament), but after that just use those for master molds to make copies from. I don't know if resin shrinkage might be something to worry about, and you might need them a few percent bigger, but I am sure you've got more experience in doing all this compared to myself.

 Gallahad wrote:
You may consider running a KS for just the battle eggs.


I think I've heard this song before...

But seriously, I have faith in Impact to deliver on this, compared to the shonky Tony Reidy, so will definitely be interested for this, as either a kickstarter or otherwise.


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2019/08/12 14:47:10


Post by: RiTides


Wow, five leg stances is fantastic!

I agree, this could probably be its own Kickstarter. Will definitely be tracking this


Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter,Oct 4 -Final hours!) @ 2019/08/14 18:05:43


Post by: impactminiatures


If I tried to make some 3-D prints of them at 15mm scale ... anyone have a thought on the total height? (this would be an additional offering to the full scale ones)