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Portugese Colonial War - Gathering Supporters!

Portugese Colonial War - Gathering Supporters!

Postby Black Guardian » 01 Feb 2015

Hey folks,

in my "What Next?"-Thread the Portugese colonial wars have been brought up as suggestions for new releases in 2015. Following up on the discussion, I´m opening this thread to gather interested supporters who´d be willing to put some money on the table to help me realize that project.

As I outlined earlier, I´m rather hesitant to get into more colonial wars stuff on my own risk as my SADF have not been doing well.
Soo, here´s the deal: If enough people are willing to support the project and cover my production cost, we´ll produce a batch of Portugese, kickstarter-style.

I´ve prepared a teaser figure to give you an impression of how this might look:

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This first testfigure is on me - if you want me to sculpt & produce more of these, here are the conditions:

-10€ per figure. (about GBP 7,50 at todays exchange rate)
-6€ international postage (flatrate, signed letter) to get the figures shipped to you (payable after the figures are produced)
-You can make suggestions about the pose you´d like me to sculpt, but I´ll have the final call if I don´t like the suggestions (I usually do)
-You´ll get the full squad of figures ONCE (all poses in the same set as the pose you supported) = 10 miniatures per 10€ pledge if enough people support this project!
-If you finance 2 poses you´ll get the set twice OR you´ll get the second set should we achieve that much support - and so on!
-The final sets will be priced with a small markup, so anyone supporting this project will save a few bucks!

I have added an item in my webshop which you can order to support the project. Kind of like a pre-order scheme.
These "tickets" can be ordered as usual and paid via paypal (any supporters who don´t use paypal can still email me!!)

http://enfilade-figures.com/wargamingfigures/portugal-colonial-wars-kickstarter

The scheme will run until May 1st, 2015 (01.05.2015), if I don´t collect enough money to start a squad all people will get a refund both for their ticket and the shipping cost.

If we get enough support for one squad, but not for a second, everyone will get a partial refund - the amount of money that is not required for production but for mouldmaking of the second squad (50%) will be refunded (i.e. 13 tickets result in the creation of a single squad of 10 figures. The remaining 30€ are halved (50% = 15€) and distributed back to the backers at 1,15€ per ticket (15€ / 13 tickets).
Everyone who purchased a ticket will still get a squad!

Please order the Portugese Kickstarter tickets separately of any other items to avoid any issues with refunding and shipment cost!


According to my FoF Bush Wars Book a portugese squad has 10 men in 2 groups of 5:

100% Funded!

Section MG Team:
-Team Leader - Funded!
-Grenadier - Funded!
-MG - Funded!
-Rifleman - Funded!
-Rifleman - Funded

Section Maneuvre Team
-Ass. TL - Funded
-Grenadier - Funded
-Rifleman - Funded
-2x Riflemen - Funded

Stretch Goals!

Squad #2 - Same configuration, different poses!

Section MG Team:
-Team Leader - Funded!
-Grenadier - Funded!
-MG - Funded!
-Rifleman - Funded!
-Rifleman - Funded

Section Maneuvre Team
-Ass. TL - Funded
-Grenadier - Funded
-Rifleman - Funded
-2x Riflemen

I suggest we use that as a template for our first two sets. I´ll start sculpting the other minis and expanding the list with future options once we get enough support for at least one squad

If you´d like to get involved, please order a ticket on my webshop or contact me here, via PM or send me an email (info [at] enfilade-figures.com)

Cheers,
Robert
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Re: Portugese Colonial War - Gathering Supporters!

Postby juergen c. olk » 02 Feb 2015

I think it is a perfect pose,and posted pictures of figures in your album.Good Luck!!!!
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Postby Black Guardian » 02 Feb 2015

Thanks Jürgen, much appreciated :hello:

I noticed a small error in my description of the conditions which I´d like to correct:

-You´ll get the full set of figures ONCE (all poses in the same set as the pose you supported)


What I meant to say was that each support would get a full squad of figures (not set) - so you´re in for 10 miniatures if you put in 10€.
If at least 9 people support this project any single supporter will pay a market-level price for each figure.

The original statement was a little confusing with "sets" later referring to 5-man-groups...


If there are any questions, don´t hesitate to ask.
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Postby sundaysoldier » 02 Feb 2015

I also like the mini, even if I already bought everything I needed for my portuguese project :thumbsup:
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Postby Black Guardian » 03 Feb 2015

sundaysoldier wrote:I also like the mini, even if I already bought everything I needed for my portuguese project :thumbsup:


Come on, you know you can never have enough figures and variety :grin:


A bit more clarification regarding the conditions:


I have added an item in my webshop which you can order to support the project. Kind of like a pre-order scheme.
These "tickets" can be ordered as usual and paid via paypal (any supporters who don´t use paypal can still email me!!)

The scheme will run until May 1st, 2015 (01.05.2015), if I don´t collect enough money to start a squad all people will get a refund both for their ticket and the shipping cost.

If we get enough support for one squad, but not for a second, everyone will get a partial refund (i.e. 13 tickets result in the creation of a single squad of 10 figures. The remaining 3 tickets, 30€, will be refunded at 2,30€ per ticket (30€ / 13 tickets)).

Please order the Portugese Kickstarter tickets separately of any other items to avoid any issues with refunding and shipment cost!


Link to the pre-order tickets:
http://enfilade-figures.com/wargamingfigures/portugal-colonial-wars-kickstarter

The first two figures are funded, just 7 more to go for the first squad!
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Re: Portugese Colonial War - Gathering Supporters!

Postby sundaysoldier » 03 Feb 2015

For now, I have everything needed, really. And I'm totally, definitly broke this time, with my last unanticipated purchases :oil paints and weathering products, space hulk boardgame+metal washers, and a bunch of acrylic paints too necessary for space hulk, my portuguese and WW2 projects.

In fact I still need to buy a few more paint jars :grin: So no extra figures to add on my lead mountain for now ;)

Good luck for your "private" crowdfunding project :thumbsup:
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Postby Londoncopper » 05 Feb 2015

I like the figure very much, I will be chipping in later this evening.

Can I suggest a G3 standing firing pose and a casually walking on patrol, similar to the above.

Do you have a running total so we can see how this progresses?
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Postby Black Guardian » 05 Feb 2015

Londoncopper wrote:I like the figure very much, I will be chipping in later this evening.

Can I suggest a G3 standing firing pose and a casually walking on patrol, similar to the above.

Do you have a running total so we can see how this progresses?


I´ll update the opening post on a regular basis, if you want an immediate overview check out the stock level on the website, starting level was 19, we have 3 figures funded now plus the one teaser-mini on me (= 3 tickets purchased, so the current stock level is 16), hope there´ll be more!

If you´d like to suggest specific poses, please go ahead and post some pictures (if you don´t flood the thread that is :grin:)
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Postby cowboy » 06 Feb 2015

Signed up .
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Postby Londoncopper » 06 Feb 2015

For pose ideas you could look at the 28mm Eureka Portuguese range and take inspiration from that?
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Postby Black Guardian » 08 Feb 2015

Morning folks,

second figure is ready to be presented:

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Funding level is unchanged.

For background material, I found an interesting portugese documentary with english subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i_ehBteszA
Gruesome stuff, but very interesting - check it out if you´ve got some spare time!
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Postby cowboy » 10 Feb 2015

Black Guardian wrote:Morning folks,

second figure is ready to be presented:

Image

Funding level is unchanged.

For background material, I found an interesting portugese documentary with english subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i_ehBteszA
Gruesome stuff, but very interesting - check it out if you´ve got some spare time!

There are quite a few videos on Youtube if you search using 'Guerra do Ultramar'
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Postby Black Guardian » 25 Feb 2015

Nothing new in the west so far :cray: - going to start advertising the project more broadly soon together with the next wave of new releases.
Seems like my initial scepticism was not completely unjustified...
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Postby Londoncopper » 25 Feb 2015

Due to a blown head gasket l had to waste money on a car instead of essential figure purchases.
As l have until May there is still time for me to chip in. How much do you need to fund the rest of the squad?
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Postby Black Guardian » 26 Feb 2015

Londoncopper wrote:Due to a blown head gasket l had to waste money on a car instead of essential figure purchases.
As l have until May there is still time for me to chip in. How much do you need to fund the rest of the squad?


Doesn´t sound nice, reminds me that my car has to be checked soon too :ph34r:
There´s still some time until may, right now we have 6 figures to be funded, i.e. 60€ to be financed. As I said, I´ll start advertising in other forums together with the next wave of releases, hope this attracts a few more supporters.
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Postby Londoncopper » 26 Feb 2015

I got £110 scrap value for the car :cry: :cry:

The Ambush Alley forum would be a good place to start with getting this project out to a wider audience.

I will definitely back this project once some more funds are available, the sculpts you have shown so far look very nice indeed.
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Postby Black Guardian » 16 Mar 2015

Little update, two more figures funded, 4 to go - we´re getting closer to seeing the squad built.
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Postby Londoncopper » 17 Mar 2015

I will be chipping in once the bills stop rolling in, it may well be at the last minute though :grin:
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Postby Black Guardian » 17 Mar 2015

Londoncopper wrote:I will be chipping in once the bills stop rolling in, it may well be at the last minute though :grin:


I doubt they´ll ever stop rolling in entirely :grin:
Take your time though, unless you skip the deadline we should be fine. The earlier we hit the threshold, the sooner the figures will be produced. ;)
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Postby Londoncopper » 17 Mar 2015

Are you going to do a figure with a rocket launcher/bazooka type weapon or Energa grenade?
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