Babes 3 FUNDED in under 12 hours!

Once again – our terrific community of fans, friends, colleagues, and supporters, never fail to amaze us. Thank you, everyone! We funded within the first 12 hours of launching the campaign and are now only a few hundred dollars away from unlocking our first stretch goal, the amazing concept of Shaeldareyth Bladesong designed by Chris Walton.

$12,500 – Shaeldareyth Bladesong will be available as a Babes choice for the Bomb Kit and as an Add-On for $8 each for your pledge.

Next up!

$16,000 –  Anugrah the Deepseer – maestress of the cosmos. She channels the energies of the heavens and studies planetary alignments to foretell of coming events. When she is unlocked, Anugrah will be available as a Babes choice for the Bomb Kit and as an Add-On for $8 each for your pledge.

TODAY’S ADD-ON COMBO

Women of the space age abound in this new specially priced combo containing Babes from our first two projects, Counterblast, and a regular release. 25% off regular MSRP.

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YOUR MINIS IN PROGRESS

Over the course of the campaign I will be working on the rest of the initial set of sculpts to give you a bit of an inside look at how I produce models for Bombshell. Here are a few more looks at the completed minis I finished at the time of launch.

 

 

 

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LIVE FROM THE WORKBENCH

On Saturday Sept. 24 at 3PM CDT / 1PM PDT I will be taking you through a back-stage tour at the mid-point of the Babes3 Kickstarter project via Google Hangouts. Be there for an inside look at the sculpts, concept art, stretch goals, and more!

Thanks again for all of your terrific support, and for getting the word out to the painting and gaming community. We have said it many times, and it is always true, none of what we do, can we do without you.  :)

–Patrick (The Sculptdude)

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KritterKins Update 9

As you can see we are a couple of weeks into September and we’ve shipped a handful of packages for the items that have been completed so far. What we didn’t account for was how hot it would be in the afternoons and how that would affect our casting progress. The resin tends to cure faster, forcing us to run smaller batches of molds at a time.

Tracking our progress, we are a little over half way to completing all of the production castings.

KritterKins Production Progress Chart
KritterKins Production Progress Chart
  • Lady Sakura and Jonsey have been mastered
  • Naito production castings are in progress
  • Flint, Coco, and Managara will be mastered next

Once the original sculpts are molded, a set of blue resin masters are cast, usually about six of each part. These resin masters are used to make sets of production molds, usually a dozen or so, in order to make batches of production castings at a time.

Naito masters being removed from her production molds
Naito masters being removed from her production molds

 

Batches of production molds during casting
Batches of production molds during casting

 

Usagi Kage and Kero castings in Q/C
Usagi Kage and Kero castings in Q/C

 

Naito and Kero parts ready to be Q/Ced and cleaned
Naito and Kero parts ready to be Q/Ced and cleaned

 

Kero castings ready for shipping
Kero castings ready for shipping

We restocked on supplies Thursday and have been making more molds, cleaning masters, and casting production runs.

$400 box of goo
$400 box of goo

Kero is just about wrapped up and the rest of the molds for Naito are going into production today.

Vicky has been hard at work cycling through trays of production molds to get all of the KritterKins wrapped up. This has allowed me to focus on sculpting again, although I still handle all of the mold-making.

Benign Overseer Shas'tan monitors the production process
Benign Overseer Shas’tan monitors the production process

Currently the schedule will have us wrapping up the casting around mid-October. As it cools off here, and we have fresh materials to work with, production should go as planned.

Thanks again for all your patience and support! We are looking forward to getting your KirtterKins to you as soon as possible!

— Patrick

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WIP Wednesday – Medieval Maelee

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The preview of the Babes 3 Kickstarter project has been updated with new pics. The project will go live September 19th and more sculpts will be posted before launch. Be sure to click the notify button to be updated when the project launches.

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Our Medieval Maelee sculpt by Patrick Keith is finished and ready for mastering. The sculpt is based on a design by Chris Walton who generously contributed his time and talents for the art. She will come complete with her oversized tongs and handy anvil ready to get medieval on you!

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We also have a medieval forge set which will feature a resin cast forge and 6-piece pewter cast toolset complete with Maelee’s signature tongs, hammer, anvil, coal bucket, quenching bucket, and bellows.

 

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WIP Wednesday – Babes 3

 

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The preview of the Babes 3 Kickstarter project has been updated with new sculpts and some work-in-progress pics. The project will go live September 19th and more sculpts will be posted before launch. Be sure to click the notify button to be updated when the project launches.

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Neira to My Heart – Part 3

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Neira to My Heart  – Part 3

By Vicky Morgan-Keith

Part 2

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“Get ready, arnt! We’ll see if you prove your worth today.”

Mrrowl dipped a massive paw into the stone watering trough of the staging paddock. He lapped bright droplets from his fur several moments before glancing at the Neiran looming before the barred gate. “You say that to every gladiator before every bout, Handler Fodrun,” he replied. Flicking his ears, he dipped his paw back into the water, more concerned with quenching his thirst than rising to Fodrun’s taunts.

The Neiran’s eyes gleamed. He chuckled softly as he drew a lanky aqua-hued arm across his face and chest in a gesture of reverence. “By the Firstmother Aoth, today, arnt, it is true! This will be no ordinary battle–even for the Arena Eviscorita!”

Even though he was a ranked representative of the grandest arena of all Neira, like most Neiran, Fodrun wore very little. A loincloth of simple cloth bearing the emblem of the Arena Eviscorita was belted across his slim hips. From loops on the belt hung both a stout baton and coiled whip Fodrun could put to use with great skill on any arnts who displeased him. A silken sash encircled his long narrow chest. A silver epaulet adorned the sash where it draped his right shoulder, signifying him Chief Handler of the Arena Eviscorita. Nevertheless, he gestured respectfully to the female guards before opening the gate to the holding paddock and stepping inside. Flicking his fingers dismissively  at the slaves who approached to lay the gladiator’s equipment on a nearby bench, Fodrun helped Mrrowl don his armor with his own hand.

“This will be the ninth bout for you, will it not?” the Neiran asked, checking the tightness of the straps of Mrrowl’s breastplate and giving them a firm tug. “You have done well in your time here! Druzh-Shaad is within your reach! If you survive, of course. Perhaps Aoth will smile on even you, an arnt, and freedom will be yours!”

“Perhaps,” Mrrowl growled, wishing Fodrun would be silent. A wave of superstition swept through him, causing the fur along his spine to bristle. It was not wise to bat at the tail of Fate. She often laid a heavy paw on those foolish enough to tempt Her. “I know only that I fight to the death as I have been taught. I will view the path beyond when that is done.”

He pulled the lacings of his metal battle claws tighter with his teeth, flexing his own claws as he did so. The weapons fit snuggly over both his front paws. Called Shre’ro’quo by his own people, the metal claws were forged from a special ultonium alloy known only to Shrinaar smiths. The claws were extremely sharp and almost impossible to break. Fodrun had gone to great trouble and expense to acquire them for Mrrowl, but the gladiator knew better than to entertain the notion the Chief Handler favored him. While the Shrinaar might cherish the weapons as a part of his heritage, Mrrowl knew to Fodrun the weapons were merely for show, nothing more. 

The Neiran made a last adjustment before he stepped back, nodding in satisfaction. “You are ready,” he said. “Come.” He waved Mrrowl toward the gate and walked beside him down the long tunnel leading to the far gate that would release the gladiator into the arena. The cheering of the crowd grew louder as they approached, swelling to a thunderous roar.

When the gate to the arena slammed open. Fodrun caught Mrrowl’s arm before he stepped through. He leaned close and spoke quickly into the felinoid’s tufted ear. “This will be an interesting spectacle, regardless of the outcome. Yet, succeed here, and with one more battle, freedom is yours. Remember that, arnt, and fight well.”

Mrrowl met the Chief Handler’s eyes, thinking how easy it would be to open the vein in Fudron’s neck with the barest swipe of his Shre’ro’quo and spill the Neiran’s life blood on the ground. He buried the thought, instead giving the Chief Handler a curt nod. Mrrowl wasn’t ready to throw his life away. Not yet. Not with his freedom so very, very close.

“Nine,” he muttered under his breath and stepped into the arena.

(To be continued . . . )

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Babes 3 in Progress

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Visit the Kickstarter Preview page.

We have the Babes 3 project set up on Kickstarter and will launch September 19th. Visit the preview page and select to be notified when the project goes live. Pics of the sculpts will be posted as they are ready between now and the launch date. Below is a sample of some of the sculpts in progress.

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KritterKins PreOrders

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Pre-Orders available until September 1st, 2016

Be sure to get your pre-orders in by September 1st to get all KritterKins at Kickstarter prices. Visit the web store here.

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