DreamForge-Games is going plastic

By Polar_Bear
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Aug 15th, 2012
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DreamForge Games is moving their production over to plastic.
Honestly, I do prefer plastic minis, in general.

From the announcement:

Several months ago, I started searching for a way to improve the quality, lower the price and bump the production level to meet my customers’ expectations. I am happy to say that I have met and exceeded these goals. The Leviathan Crusader has made it to the pre-production phase (mold draft and parting line establishment for metal tooling) and is ready to become a plastic injected model kit. Not Resin, not Restic, not some soft plastic hybrid, but injected high impact styrene. The same kind of model kit you will find in any hobby store.

On August 16th; the first day of Gencon, we will open up our Kickstarter campaign to help fund this switch from resin and metal miniatures and models to an all plastic line.

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  • Elusive71

    Great news!

  • evernevermore (John)

    Hopefully it’ll be plastic in 15mm too!

    Those wonderful infantry from kick starter would be great in plastic, even at 28mm

  • Marauder

    I bought some Kriegsmarine and I have to say they are fantastic minis. I’ve been putting them together slowly, and no issues with the metal – but if they were plastic they would be that much easier to work with.

    I’ll keep an eye out for the kick starter, as I’d love to get some of the heavily armoured troops.

    -Tim

  • Evermore; that,s the plan… 28mm and 15mm scale models. I need to flesh out the 28mm and get them into the market with 15mm following soon after.

    To my knowledge we will be the first if not one of the very few that will be making 15mm plastic sci-fi kits for the gaming community. It’s a bit risky as that market remains untested but I am excited about the prospects.

  • Marauder; indeed…. The Eisenkern heavies are planned as one of the stretch goals 😉

  • mterrance

    What about those awesome assault troopers?

  • lordofexcess

    This is awesome. If these guys can substantially drop the price of these guys … they will sell like hotcakes. If the price doesn’t come down correspondingly … meh. I’d like to get more info on what they hope to set their price-point at once they get this converted to plastic.

    Very exciting news though!!

  • meterrance; yep they should be a stretch reward

    lordofexess; how does 1/4 to 1/5 the cost of the resin kit sound? 😉

  • THE KICKSTART IS NOW LIVE!

    http://dreamforge-games.com/kickstart

  • luckyb0y

    I love your designs would like to support that but I can’t afford $105 right now. Hopefully this will pan out and you can kickstart the smaller kits like the troopers soon.

  • Marauder

    @Nosegoblin,

    I’d help out if there were some lower contribution levels. $89 plus shipping is a bit rich for me right now.

    -Tim

    • Veritas

      The problem is, what would he offer for rewards at lower price points when he hasn’t unlocked the Eisenkern or the 15mm Crusader?

  • evernevermore (John)

    It may catch me grief at home but I’m in at 89 in the hopes that ill help get you to the 15mm level sooner.

  • guges

    This is pretty awesome. Talk about a perfect model for 40k, in plastic, that looks better than anything GW has ever done. If the price point is low enough, it will also make a great Colossal for Warmachine, as those models are gorgeous but way over priced.

  • Thanks for all the feedback! I added Stormtroopers as an option as well as a $20 – 10 man squad to help out…. I hope you enjoy the new options.

    All the best!
    Mark-

  • Goog luck on this Mark, bang in a Mortis as a stretch goal and you’ll have another backer 😉

  • Here are a few widgets for anyone who would like to support the DreamForge-Games Kickstarter project. You don’t need to be a contributor to help out….

    http://dreamforge-games.blogspot.com/2012/08/kickstarter-supporters-widgets.html

  • lordofexcess

    It sounds like I would be buying 2-3 at that price 🙂 Very awesome guys I wish you the best of luck and for sure I’ll be kicking in on your kickstarter!!