We the Bomb Squad want to offer all of you the sincerest appreciation for your support throughout the entire fundraising campaign on Kickstarter.
Remember, this is NOT a Pledge Manager, an online store, shopping cart, or point of sale.
Just like the Cylons, we have a plan. We have already reached the first two segments and are now in the Production Phase. This is where the bulk of the work for the launch project will take place. In the first segment we initiated a soft launch in August by setting up a blog and Facebook page to announce the upcoming fundraising campaign. The second phase was the Kickstarter fundraising itself. In the third phase production will begin where the models are actually made and manufactured. All throughout this phase, I will be posting regular updates and photos as to the progress of the project from sculpting, 3D renders, molding and casting news and anything else I can add to include you all in the process.
The Fulfillment Phase will begin when we start shipping out the rewards packages from both the Kickstarter fundraising and the ongoing PayPal support until we reach the Retail Phase. There will be no “stretch goals” or additions to the existing line during this phase.
In the Retail Phase we will close the fundraising for donations and rewards options and launch our full-featured online web store. All of the non-exclusive models that were funded for production will be available along with a selection of new models we will premier for the web store launch.
During the Retail Phase we will continue to offer new releases on a regular schedule as we wrap up our year-long plan with our premier at GenCon 2013. By that time we should have a large selection of models as well a special Convention Exclusive figure we will reveal later with other exciting announcements for the following year.
We do not plan to launch a future Kickstarter funding campaign for Bombshell Miniatures at this time.
Again, thanks for all your hard work, hard earned dollars, promotion and overwhelming support. I am still amazed at the number of backers and the amount we raised just on my reputation as a sculptor and with Tim & the other artist’s designs. I appreciate your confidence in us more than anything else.
The massive work put in over the last two months to get this up and running and the constant monitoring it has required has been taxing. I did not get any actual work done on Friday due to the heavy maintenance the Kickstarter project page required for constant updating.
Special thanks go to Vicky who built all the rewards levels, crunched the numbers and added great incentives to the project. Thanks to Martin, Kevin and Brett for their continued moral and immoral support throughout the pledging period. Of course none of it would have been possible without the fantastic art from all of our great artists especially Tim.
I’m going away for a couple of days but I’ll be back reporting to you live from the Reaper Factory during their annual Artist Conference where I will be sculpting on the Babes.
Looking forward to showing you some really cool stuff!