Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Left at the Bottom of the Garden now LIVE on Kickstarter



I'm very pleased to announce Statuesque Miniatures' first ever Kickstarter - Left at the Bottom of the Garden - is now live. The miniatures in question - a motley collection of lost toys - are something quite different in style and purpose from my usual work and that's why I've gone to Kickstarter to help reach as many people as possible. With your help, I can get production rolling and the toys can venture out into the world.


Measuring approximately 14mm to 32mm tall, the Left at the Bottom of the Garden miniatures represent a group of lost toys who have left the garden to venture into the dark woods. I sculpted the miniatures with tabletop gaming, painting and collecting in mind. In particular, I wanted them to be nice little objects in themselves, needing no glue, no assembly beyond normal casting clean-up and no plastic bases. They have bold, chunky details meaning they can be easily painted or finished however you wish.

All photos show production castings of the miniatures (albeit prepped and given a coat of boot polish to bring out the details), so if the Kickstarter is successful I'll be ready to start casting your miniatures immediately. There won't be any stretch goals or additional items added during the course of the campaign - I don't want anything to delay fulfilment.

There are three pledge levels available:

  • Choose Your Toys - Any set or sets from the Add On list on the Kickstarter page.
  • All the Toys £20 - All nine Left at the Bottom of the Garden miniatures.
  • Fancy Toys £35 - All nine miniatures hand-finished by me to match the display miniatures in the photos. This will involve the removal of any casting artefacts, a light buffing, ageing with boot polish to bring out the details and a coat of lacquer. This pledge level is limited to 10 backers.
The Kickstarter will run until 11pm BST on Thursday the 6th of June.



If these odd little miniatures are up your street, please do consider backing the campaign - it would be really appreciated. This has been a very enjoyable project to work on, though I've genuinely no idea if anyone will want what I've created!

Also, any shares, likes and comments on social media are very helpful, as is telling anyone you think might be interested about the campaign. If you regularly post on any forums or Facebook groups, sharing there would be fantastic too!

I'll be posting regular updates throughout the campaign, particularly as I'm planning on getting each of the miniatures painted during that time. I'm almost there with the two cloth dolls Olive and Clementine and their beanbag cat Little Puss. 

If you're not a backer, the best way to follow those updates will be to  keep an eye on the Statuesque Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Thanks!

Andrew


Sunday, 21 April 2019

Preview: Left at the Bottom of the Garden

Left at the Bottom of the Garden is Statuesque Miniatures' new range of lost toys, a ragtag group who have come to life and are wandering through the woods. I've been working on this range for the past few months and soon I'll be taking it to Kickstarter to help fund the launch.

The prints prior to master moulding.
The launch range will consist of two cloth dolls and their beanbag cat, three singing toy rats, a toy penguin and two toy hoodie crows. The sculpting, printing and master casting is all done and now I'm working my way through making the production moulds. I'm planning on having everything bar the production casting done prior to the Kickstarter launch so there won't be any unforeseen delays.

The master castings.
So far, this has been one of the most satisfying projects I've worked on and I'm really pleased with this initial set of toys. Indeed, I've already started work on the next chapter of Left at the Bottom of the Garden, so fingers crossed the Kickstarter will be successful so I can continue enjoying myself sculpting odd little toys!

I'm hoping to be ready to go in the next few weeks. I'll be sure to post here when the Kickstarter is live and don't forget to keep an eye on the Statuesque Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest info.

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Up to 25% OFF sci-fi Female Resistance Fighters range!


Come join the Resistance! Fight oppression! FREEDOM! For a limited time only, you can get up to 25% off the Resistance Fighter range.

Every items in the Female Resistance Fighters and Resistance Fighter Accessories ranges has been discounted. Every Resistance Fighter figure features separate, poseable heads and many have separate weapons, allowing different combinations of parts for more variety. As such, now is a great time to gather what you need to build your ideal, optimised Resistance Cell!




So whether you want Commissar Vespera Venko to lead your fighters or a full Resistance Cell, all items in the ranges are discounted and ready to go!

These offers will run until Sunday the 4th of November, or while stocks last. And be warned, stock is quite low on some items so don't delay and order today!

Friday, 28 September 2018

SALE! Up to 15% OFF Statuesque Heroic Scale Female Heads!


We don't do many sales at Statuesque Miniatures, preferring great prices, quantity discounts and new release special offers. But sometimes a sale is just the ticket!


For a limited time only, you can get ANY two sets of Heroic Scale and/or Heroic Scale Narrow female heads at over 10% off!


Not only that, but you can get ANY four sets of Heroic Scale and/or Heroic Scale Narrow female heads at over 15% off! That's a saving of £3 over the regular, individual prices.

Do you want a selection of Beret and Veteran female heads to convert your space grunts? How about some cybernetic heads with the Bionic and Techno Roider female heads? You can even mix and match between the Heroic Scale and Heroic Scale Narrow heads!


Happily, this sale also coincides with the SMA356 Heroic Scale Female Heads - Bionic being available again - something many people have been asking about.

Don't forget to check out the comparison photos here on the blog for various test conversion using all sizes of Statuesque Female Heads.

These offers will run only until Sunday the 7th of October or while stocks last, so don't delay and grab some heads today!

Friday, 10 August 2018

Statuesque Heroic Scale Female Heads NARROW - Berets on sale now!


Statuesque Miniatures is pleased to announce the release of Heroic Scale Female Heads NARROW – Berets, rounding out the Heroic Scale NARROW range to match the choices available in other sizes.


The Heroic Scale Female Heads NARROW - Berets set, featuring fetching military-style berets, is designed to allow you to convert your heroic scale miniatures.

Whereas the SMA301-307 Heroic Scale range is great for converting male heroic scale figures such as heavily armoured space knights or troopers in fatigues and body armour, the Heroic Scale Female Heads NARROW - Berets set is designed specifically for converting female heroic scale figures, or more slight heroic scale figures in general.


SMA353 Heroic Scale Female Heads NARROW - Berets is available as a New Release Special Offer for only £4.25, saving over 10%.

Don't forget to check out the comparison photos here on the blog for various test conversion using all sizes of Statuesque Female Heads.

This offer will run until this Sunday, the 12th of August.

Monday, 21 May 2018

Limited-release Techno Raider heads on sale now

Today, we have a slightly different release from Statuesque Miniatures. These Heroic Scale and Heroic Scale NARROW Techno Raider sprues are available in very limited quantites.

The Techno Raider sprues are master castings - the intermediate stage between the original part and the production castings I usually sell. I realised that due to shrinkage from moulding and casting, the final product would be too small. However, the master casting size is just right, so I have decided to release these. Revised versions will go into full production later in the year.


Heroic Scale Female Heads – Techno Raiders Sprue 1 is priced at £2.75 and available in very limited quantities.


Heroic Scale Female Heads – Techno Raiders Sprue 2 is priced at £2.75 and available in very limited quantities.


Heroic Scale Female Heads NARROW – Techno Raiders Sprue 1 is priced at £2.75 and available in very limited quantities.


Heroic Scale Female Heads NARROW – Techno Raiders Sprue 2 is priced at £2.75 and available in very limited quantities.

Order soon to avoid disappointment as the Techno Raider sprues will not be restocked in their current form.

Please note, these Heroic Scale and Heroic Scale NARROW heads are the same volume as the existing Heroic Scale and Heroic Scale NARRROW ranges, but have different facial proportions. Check out the various test conversions I've put together here on the blog.

Additionally, various items have now been restocked and are available again:

SMA302 Heroic Scale Female Heads 2
SMA304 Heroic Scale Female Heads – Veterans
SMA311 Heroic Scale Female Heads – Techno Roiders
SMA352 Heroic Scale Female Heads NARROW 2
SM021 Hong Kong Killer Fembots
SM022 Mei-Lin Mayfair and the Hong Kong Killer Fembots 

Monday, 23 April 2018

New Heroic Scale Female Heads NARROW - Veterans on sale and restocks at 10% off!


Statuesque Miniatures is pleased to announce the release of Heroic Scale Female Heads NARROW – Veterans, along with restocked items at 10% off!


The Heroic Scale Female Heads NARROW - Veterans set is designed for you to convert your heroic scale miniatures with a variety of characterful details.

Whereas the SMA301-307 Heroic Scale range is great for converting heavily armoured space knights or troopers in fatigues and body armour, the Heroic Scale Female Heads NARROW - Veterans set is designed specifically for converting heroic scale female figures, or more slight heroic scale figures in general.


SMA354 Heroic Scale Female Heads NARROW - Veterans is available as a New Release Special Offer for only £4.25, saving over 10%.

Don't forget to check out the comparison photos here on the blog for various test conversion using all sizes of Statuesque Female Heads.

Due to an unfortunate combination of the flu, snow in March and the caster being very busy in the run up to the Salute convention, various items have been unavailable for some time. These items are now back in stock and available again at 10% off for the next couple of weeks.

The full list of items at 10% off are: SMA301 Heroic Scale Female Heads; SMA306 Heroic Scale Female Heads – Bionic; SMA351 Heroic Scale Female Heads NARROW; SMA201 Pulp Scale Female Heads; SMA202 Pulp Scale Female Heads 2; SM013 Commissar Vespera Venko; PA001 Phantom Ace and Pulp Girl; PAW001 Pulp Alley Weapons 1.

Some items are still out of stock as they sold out after I placed this restock order, but should be available again in a few weeks.

These offers will run until Sunday 6th of May, or while stocks last.