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.