DrTabletop: DropTop Kickstarter
Von DrTabletop kommt ein Kickstarter zur Finanzierung von Dropper-Aufsätzen für Farbtöpfe.
DropTop by DrTabletop
A dropper top adapter for Citadel© model paints. The answer to making great paints more user-friendly, efficient and less messy!
Like most ideas, this one started over some beers and tacos on a Tuesday. After some great conversation, we began to exchange some “crazy” ideas we had. The one that stopped us all in our tracks was the DropTop. We loved our hobbies and primarily tabletop gaming. As a professional artist, my favorite part was painting minis. I enjoyed the scenes and imagination you could explore as well as the technical skill involved in painting miniatures. When I first began my journey into painting these tiny 3D coloring books, I spent a lot of time and money trying out every brand of paint.
The most efficient way to use your Citadel paints
I found that certain brands excelled in different tones, but one was consistent throughout. Citadel model paints were my favorite across the board. (With the White requiring a little work). I loved the vibrant colors and amazing metallics, and for those people following the paint system for their minis, they are fantastic. As I began to fall in love with the paints, I hit a crossroads. For as much as I loved the colors, the pots they lived in were challenging. From the messy hands to the dreaded “shade spill,” I went on a hunt for an answer. Hours of googling and all I found was time consuming and wasteful solutions. After several prototypes and many ideas, the DropTop finally came to life, and what a surprise it was. Not only did it solve the main challenges of working with the pots and saving your paint, but it also led to all-new ways to use the paints. From directly applying shades to terrain and bases to using the colors to go straight into the airbrush, an elevated way to enjoy our hobby was born.
You can drop paint directly into your airbrush
We have invested our time and money to bring to life a polished working prototype. This work allows us to leap over the hurdle of you investing in an idea, to taking part in a tangible live product we can deliver to you and the world.
DropTop in many versatile uses
Apply shades directly to terrain or models
Thick technical paints can be added directly to terrain and models
Risks and challenges
We are just 2 folks who set out to solve a very small and specific problem. We hope that by making our hobby time cleaner, cost-effective, and creative that you get to share in those too. Making injection molded parts that are detailed and affordable is challenging, and a big undertaking. We also took into consideration how to make ours as responsibly as possible by making it easy to re-use and recycle. All we need is the funding, a little time and help to spread awareness to get you this great product.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is the DropTop reusable?
Yes! We made the DropTop so you can remove it and drop it onto new paints. If you are transferring to different colors, we recommend washing them with water and a little soap. We will be releasing how-to videos as the campaign continues.
- Whats the deal with shipping?
- How does this thing work?
We made the DropTop out of the highest grade material, so it is rigid enough to lock onto the paint tops creating an airtight seal while the patent-pending top is „squishy“ to help squeeze out the paint. We also added varying wall thicknesses to make spills limited if they do get knocked over while they are open.
- How does the cap work?
- Do I need reduce the paint before the top goes on?
We have tested it both ways, and the DropTop works with either. When we paint our models, we like our paints a particular consistency, so we add some reducer to specific colors. Since the top is reusable and removable, you can always add some reducer toward the last bit of paint to be sure to get every last drop!
- Whats up with your agitator?
- $2 for a top?
Depending on your reward tier, you will find that with a higher quantity, the price of each top goes down. We also designed the top to be reusable. Based on our early tests, you end up saving 30-50% of your paint by not having to stir, pour, or dip your brush in them. Also, with our unique cap, it makes it easier to close and seal your paints, allowing them to last longer.
Die Kampagne hat noch eine Restlaufzeit von 56 Tagen und steht aktuell bei rund der Hälfte des Finanzierungsziels.