Red Box Games: Barbarian Hordes Kickstarter
Red Box Games lassen mal wieder Barbaren auf Kickstarter los.
Hello again kickstarter! Red box Games is back again to fund the production of a new set of figures intended to finalize the Helsvakt hordes with the most requested units from the very dedicated and much appreciated fans of Red Box Games. First on offer are the HELSVAKT CHOSEN. These 5 figures can be selected individually or as a themed set.
Pictured here as works in progress…………
HELSVAKT CHOSEN WORKS IN PROGRESS
So to begin the campaign I offer The Chosen: Armoured Elite Hordesmen the elite corps of Hel’s army of marauding murderous lunatics. these are the men who heeded her mad cry for blood and fury, wandered into the northern wastes, survived it’s perils and scaled the great Mountain of Madness to bear her blessing and carry her vengeance out into the world. These are the mightiest of her warriors who have survived multiple campaigns and multiple proving battles. They are inhumanly strong and resilient. As ruthless as a rabid beast and equally fearsome. They bear no mercy in their hearts and no love for man or woman, kith or kin. They live for battle and carnage. Maniacs and marauders. Behold and tremble……
Each of these figures are cast in high quality, lead free, white metal and is supplied with a 25 mm round plastic base. The figures may or may not be cast in a single piece as determined to be most efficient for moldmaking and casting purposes. I do try to keep my figures single piece as often as possible and whenever necessary I do try to be sure that my multi-part figures are easily assembled.
The figures are built in a true 32 mm scale which means that the armature for an average sized human male would stand 32 mm tall from the bottom of the feet to the top of the head with both feet together and back straight. This typically puts the eye level of the unposed human male figure at 28 mm high. The pose can drastically effect the final height of the figure as the lengths of the bones and flex points of the miniature do not change during the posing process.
The proportions of my figure tend to be much more idealized than what you might typically find in other miniature ranges which means that the heads and hands are more appropriately sized to real life proportions. Humans are typically 7 ” heads ” tall while dwarves are more typically 4 to 5 heads tall, and elves would be 6 heads tall.
The Helsvakt like the Njorn are a special breed of human. They are superhumanly strong and tough by their exposure to the magics of the Sorceress Hel. This is reflected in their stature and physical heft / girth. They are slightly taller than normal humans ( between 35 and 38 mm tall unposed ) and thicker as well. their proportions are still measured by the same rubric but the overall effect is slightly comic book like.
I find most of my artistic influences for the helsvakt between the likes Frank Frazetta, Paul Bonner, and Joe Madrueira. I love Frazetta’s approach to pose and gesture and Paul Bonner’s incredibly realistic detail and Joe Mad’s overall stylization and energy. As for the design themes of the Helsvakt I look to the icons of evil barbarians in popular fiction and film from my child hood. The Jun horde from beastmaster……probably the formative image of an evil barbarian horde for me, and the riders of Doom from Conan the Barbarian. Warduke…..one of my most beloved toys as a kid……….. Brom’s warriors of the Dark Sun world……..and probably hundreds of other images that all run to one big ball of spikey, battered metal, torn leather, tattered pelts, chains, closed helms, horns, and bone trinkets. You know the stuff of medieval nightmares. All good fun.
My ambition for this kickstarter campaign is to fund the creation and production and distribution of the final sets needed to ” finish ” the HelsVakt range of miniatures within the RBG fantasy world. I have already funded through a recent KS campaign a set of semi modular rank and file troops, the Hordesmen, along with a set of murderous archer / assassins called the Craven, and a group of a few Heroes of reknown withint he HelsVakt Army, Hakar the Horrible, Bloody Garm, Valda the Black hearted, and Svartulf the Savage.
NOW I want to fund the the expansion of the army with in no particular order…….:
- THE CHOSEN 5 armoured elite warriors.
- CHOSEN CHAMPION both mounted and afoot
- COMMAND Leader, horn blower, standard bearer elites
- HELSMAIDENS 4 female warriors.
- HELSMAIDEN CHAMPION both mounted and afoot
- BERSERKERS 4 new berserkers
- CRAVEN 4 new ranged helsvakt warriors
- JOTUNN 1 maybe 2 Helsvakt allied giants
- HELSRIDERS 4 new mounted warrior elites
Very ambitious I know but I am up for the challenge and ready to make my best efforts. My most recent Kickstarter funded 24 figures in 30 days and of those 24 figures I sculpted 18 of them over the course of the 30 day campaign and the original 6 I had sculpted over the course of the week prior to the launch of the campaign. I can do this. The giants and Mounted elites will probably take a while to complete but I am confident I can have all funded figures sculpted within 30 days of the close of the KS.
I work with very well established and very experienced moldmaking and casting contractors. With the very diligent help of Valiant Enterprises and Omar’s Workshop I was able to deliver my previous campaign promises right on time with no production failures at all. I do not foresee any problems occurring between these two services in the deliver of this campaign either.
I go to any length necessary to see to it that the people who support me are treated with the respect and appreciation that they deserve and I always work very hard to be sure that they receive their rewards as promised within the shortest period of time possible. It is my commitment to any backer that your contribution to this or any RBG kickstarter campaign is as safe a bet as you can make. I WILL deliver as promised and I won’t take a year to do it.
Die Kampagne läuft noch 29 Tage, das Ziel liegt bei 8.000,00 USD und steht aktuell bei 6,488,00 USD.
Quelle: Barbarian Horde bei Kickstarter