Red Box Games launches Kickstarter to fund a line of Dwarves, Goblins and Orcs

By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 20th, 2013
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Red Box Games launched a Kickstarter in order to fund a new fantasy line of models including dwarves, orcs and goblins.

From the campaign:

Hello again Kickstarter!

For those of you who do not know me I am Tre Manor, the owner and sculptor of Red Box Games Miniatures. I have been in the business of making miniatures since late 2006. I founded my own company Red Box Games in late 2008 and I have been making my own products ever since. I recently ran a KS campaign in the hope to begin a new line of products cast in a spin cast resin material. That effort unfortunately did not work out positively and now I find myself trying to pick up the pieces and try again to move my business forward in a more positive direction.

I am setting upon the production of new product and HOPEFULLY the development of the world and rules set AND the set up of in house metal casting! To help make this happen I have set out to expand as many of the existing RBG ranges as possible. I have many concepts to work with and a thirst to succeed and expand to fuel the roaring engine of productivity and creativity that I know I can be.. As of now I have a set of 8 goblin footmen that are nearly finished and will be sent to the moldmaker in the next week. Beyond these I also have 3 goblin wolf riders underway that will be sent off for molding along with the goblin footies. To oppose the tricksome savages I have 6 modular Dwarven footmen under way as well which should be ready for the moldmaker very soon as well. Beyond those I have plans for Modular Orcs, Modular Elf footmen, Modular Norsemen, and a slew of new Heroes and Villains. However before I really set to work on these other items I want to first be certain that these other items are securely funded.

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  • 032125

    If they were 32m or 28mm heroic, I would buy every one of his miniatures. One of the best sculptors out there right now.

    • grimbergen

      They should be… the small guys fit on 20mm bases and medium/standard ones on 25mm bases.

      I have a few of their original releases and they are about 32mm.

  • Tre Manor

    Thanks 032125 and Grimbergen! 🙂 My Sculpts are indeed 32 mm. teh way that my scale breask down si thus…..

    I am never really surfe how to market the figures due to the overwhelming obfuscation of scale in general. the best way I can discribe the “scale” is to list the individual height standards used for each race.

    The scale of RBG figures is true 32 mm, which some people would consider to be 30mm and others would consider as 28mm. The figures are built to have the most realistic proportions I can manage to capture. The different races are built to different " sizes ". The break down is thus;

    All measurements are based on full standing ( both feet together back straight ) armatures measured from the bottom of the feet to tthe top of the skull.

    Humans ……………….. 32 to 34mm

    Elves ………………… 29 to 31mm

    Dwarves ………………. 22 to 25mm

    Gnomes………………… 15 to 20mm

    Goblins ………………. 15 to 25mm

    Trolls………………… 45 to 50mm

    giants ……………….. 35 to 55mm

    The proportions on RBG figures is modeled MUCH closer to what you would expect to see on a real person shrunk down to 32 mm tall than what is typically considered the ” norm ” in ” heroic ” 28 mm figures. So with RBG figures a dwarf does NOT look like it would out wiegh a human of similar character and Elves do not look like humans with pointy ears. All races are very clearly identifiable by height and build. and their heads, hands and feet are proportionate to the standard human scale.

    • Despite the spelling I like your style 🙂 I am a bit irked I missed out on your first kickstarter… I’ll be keeping an eye on this one, but the theme this time is not really grabbing me as much. I’ve already got all my Confrontation dwarves, goblins and orcs 😉 I do however concur that your sculpts seem really nice. Sadly I haven’t gotten my hands on any RedBox stuff yet. I do love the proportions. Fortunately there are some great sculpters out there that do realistic proportions.

      Will you be adding any already produced stuff as part of the choice?

      Good luck with the campaign 🙂

  • Tre Manor

    Thanks BD. Yeh the entire back catalogue is included in the rewards selections.