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STONEHAVEN MINIATURES, Kickstarter Update 21

Stonehaven Miniatures have updated their Kickstarter campaign page with a photo featuring all seven greens completed so far.  I must say, I’ve been extremely impressed by the way this campaign has been run and the speed at which the sculpts have been finished.  I thought we’d be lucky to see three sculpts by the end of the campaign, and already we have seven.  Wow.

COPPLESTONE CASTINGS, 15mm Barbarica Dwarves

Copplestone Castings has just released the first sets of dwarves for their 15mm fantasy range, which is set in an “alternative Roman Britain” universe. There the dwarves “live in the Scottish Highlands (which are a lot more mountainous than in our reality),” and are “usually allied with the Northlanders in their battles against the Romans, but will never fight alongside Snowtrolls.”  This release includes the following sets:

  • FM14 Dwarf Axemen
  • FM15 Dwarf Spearmen
  • FM16 Dwarf Command

Be sure to visit Kevin Dallimore’s gallery of beautifully painted samples from this range.

STONEHAVEN MINIATURES, Dwarven Adventurers Box Set

Stonehaven Miniatures, a new venture making its break on Kickstarter the “old-fashioned” way, has launched a campaign featuring a crew of dwarven adventurers.

The Dustforge dwarves project is about creating miniatures to represent a set of 5 dwarven heroes. The Group will include a paladin, a berserker, a cleric, a mage, and a rogue.The goal here is simple: get the 5 dwarves sculpted, cast, and distributed to all of you! Depending on the level of funding that the project reaches, the miniatures will either be cast in a durable urethane resin or white pewter metal. The Dwarves will represent a relatively balanced adventuring party and or a selection of dwarven heroes to lead in any fantasy army.

The Dwarves will be sculpted on a 28 millimeter heroic scale as to fit well with most of the wargame and RPG miniatures.

I was intrigued the moment I first learned about this in a thread on Frothers.  That being said, I don’t agree with the opinions expressed in the thread, otherwise I never would have made a pledge.

I’m supporting this campaign, as opposed to some of the other higher profile Kickstarter projects (save OGRE), because I like to support the underdog.  It’s not just that, though.  The creator of this project has made a demonstrable investment in the art and shown some skill as a sculptor, as evidenced by his past work displayed on the KS page (although he’s clearly still a bit green).  I’m not a huge dwarf fan, but my curiosity pushed me over the edge.  The investment for the base set + stretch and epic goals wasn’t a lot and worth the gamble.  So for now, I’m just going to sit back and see where this goes.