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Will Grundy
08-03-2012, 12:46 PM
Hi there, I am new here and would like to tell you about my project if thats ok.

PIGS IN SPACE!!

This campaign will only receive funds if at least $2,000 is raised by Tue Sep 04 at 11:59PM PT

15mm OGGAM WAR PIG INFANTRY

FROM GRINNING SKULL MINIATURES

VISIT THE CAMPAIGN: http://www.indiegogo.com/oggam?a=919085

Grinning Skull Miniatures is proud to present a new unique range of 15mm White metal science fiction wargames figures. Introducing the Oggam, a vile and despicable race of humanoid pig creatures to unleash on your foes, even on other Oggam! In the works are a set of 15mm Oggam war pigs useable in any rules systems, RPGs or simply for display. Grinning Skull intend to create an entire line of different Oggam troop types in the future, including Rocket troops, Power armoured troops, Snipers & specialists, and more. We need your help to create the first line and if it proves successful, any profits we make will go into getting other lines produced to add to the range. We also hope to create other alien ranges to complement the Oggam, as protagonists or simply as additional enemy forces for your own games. The expected timeframe for this project will hopefully see the first of the models(unpainted sets) going out at the end of November, while the rest of the other painted sets being done for 2 weeks before Christmas (Ideal as a gift for a wargamer/RPGer)

WHAT IS GRINNING SKULL?

When I had the idea to try and get a range of figures made, I kind of figured that if it all worked out, I would be able to keep on doing it and hopefully it might turn into something from nothing. thats what Grinning skull is about, a wry contort in the face of adversity. What I can say is the finished range will be cast by the great guys at Pendraken Miniatures (Pendraken.co.uk), who have loads of experience in making great wargames miniatures. With that in mind, I'm sure that the end result will be a fantastic product! What makes it exciting for me, these crazy ideas and strange designs I have, can be made real with the help of talented people to help! Sculpting the first range is Phil Lewis (aka. Techno to those who know him and his work) He'll be applying his fine tuned sculpting skills to our war pigs!

WHY CONTRIBUTE?

For your contributions we will reward you from a simple set of unpainted figures for an $8 donation (excluding P&P) to designing an oggam for the range + three sets of Pro painted figures in your own scheme, an additional four sets of unpainted figures and an exclusive original framed A4 concept art piece, all for $350! The range has been designed by Grim, an artist with over 20 years of experience in fantasy and sci fi design and art, from working in LARP/TV/Theatre SFX, creating ritual magick items, illustrating for many genre magazines, websites and small press RPG works and rulebooks. The Oggam are based upon his concept artwork and will feature sculpts from some bright names in the UK wargames industry. Be part of this exciting and different range from a new Miniature company!

A WORD FROM THE DESIGNER

It is my intention to create high quality, unique and unusual miniature figures for wargames, RPGs and Display. Those of you who know me or know of my work will know how long I have been designing and making monsters and all manner of strange stuff, so for me this is another foray into what I enjoy best. Please contribute if you can, or if you can't, tell your friends or family, or anyone you know who might spread the word to get this project made reality. Many thanks my friends, Grim!

FredTumac
08-03-2012, 02:31 PM
Hey Will, welcome to the forum! Pretty cool idea. How are you producing these figurines? Have you thought about 3d printing them?

Will Grundy
08-05-2012, 11:05 PM
Many thanks for the welcome, I would have answered this sooner, but Im all over the place with posts here there and everywhere!!
Im getting the final designs sculpted, then have the guys at pendraken miniatures to do the casting for me. I think doing them with a 3d printer would require me to get really good at 3d art programs, something I wouldnt be able to get good enough in time! plus these are going to be 15mm in size, and 3d printing is by all accounts, a bit hit and miss at this point in time (probably in 10 years it'll be perfect!) I'll stick to good old fashioned hand sculpts. I may be tempted to up the scale to 28mm with the oggam, but who knows!!