Emuse Studio Indiegogo campaign to go to Crystal Brush Chicago gets funded

Enrique Velasco wants to get to the Crystal Brush Challenge in Chicago and only you are able to help get him there. Or that is to say, you are the ones who are going to be able for him to make it there, as his project has funded.
I thought this was pretty interesting, hence it’s here.

From the campaign:

The Crystal Brush Awards are a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is professionally involved in the world of miniature painting. Unfortunately, the trip to Chicago from Spain carries an economic effort hardly acceptable for me. Air tickets and stay cost came close to $1300.

For this reason I am asking for your help to support me and my adventure in this year´s Awards, and why not, try to win any of the grand prizes kindly provided by CoolMiniOrNot and the Crystal Brush sponsors.

In return, I offer you the opportunity to get some rewards that I am sure will be very interesting, most of them focus on learning about miniature painting.

I can´t yet reveal nothing about my two projects in competition, but I can say something: Will be awesome!!. One will be a diorama based in the zombie world with several 70 Mm. figures, and the other will have two 90 Mm. Orc figures, based on the Warhammer 40k. universe.

  • Ghool

    That is the best idea I have ever seen.
    Congrats Enrique!

  • Lemminkaeinen

    IMO Emuse is one of the very best miniature painters of the day, so I’m happy that he is able to take part in Crystal Brush.

  • metalsifter

    So basically he’s using it to fund his vacation so he can go and enter a painting contest?

    I didn’t know you could use indigogo for that!

    • His “vacation” for taking part in Crystal Brush. Payed by teaching people how to paint as he does ( so your friends can say your miniatures are painted with Photoshop XD ). It isn’t a bad idea at all.

      • metalsifter

        I never said the rewards weren’t legitimate or weren’t of value.

        But still, he’s funding a vacation to enter a contest. I didn’t know you could use Indigogo for that.

        A friend of mine want’s to go to the Summer Wonderfest in Japan to sell resin kits of models he sculpted but it’s very expensive, maybe he should give this a try.

        • cmon-chern

          Indiegogo is a free for all – you can (try) to fund anything you want within some very loose guidelines for taste.

          • Ghool

            What a lot of people fail to realize is:

            1. How much time it takes to photograph each step of the process

            2. How much more time it takes to document and explain each step of the process

            I’d say the rewards are well worth what the sponsorship levels are. You’re getting what you pay for, and he gets to enter his stuff in the Crystal Brush.
            It’s a win-win for everyone involved.

  • Markheim

    His rewards are legitimate, I’d even say quite generous for some.