If you were thinking that we would be limited to produce generic fantasy miniatures, well, you made a huge mistake!
And, to be honest, I’m also a bit offended by your prejudice.
But I forgive you, after all it’s only been a short time since we know each other and it is right to keep a certain degree of mistrust: like that one night when a suspicious guy in a leotard promised to take me to Neverland, if I used a bit 'of his magic dust. Of course I immediately called the police, because you don’t mess with certain things.
What were we saying? Ah yes, our brand new setting! Well, if you want to learn more, read a little further down!
ABOUT The big plan™ and zodiacal issues
I was born at the end of August, under the sign of Virgo. Anyone who shares with me this condition knows how hard it is to tackle the early school years if you are a Virgo male kid. The situation improved considerably thanks to Saint Seiya, where finally my zodiac sign became worthy of respect and fear. We were the dearest to Athena. But I don’t want to wander off. Legend has it that those who are born under the sign of the Virgo are excessively fastidious and megalomaniacal (and extremely charming too). To anyone wrinkling, puzzled, his eyebrow: true, there is no scientifically proven link between zodiac sign and character of an individual. But do not complain if no one considers you the life of the party (you'll probably be a Taurus).
All this to say what? That if I decide to do something, it has to be something great.
Or at least I try to do something great.
Create, sculpt and then commercialize small resin miniatures is certainly not the only weapon at my disposal in order to become rich, famous and immortally beautiful: is just one of the many elements that make up this far-reaching plan, which from now on we will call the "Great Plan" ™.
For I have a firm belief: everyone can carve beautiful miniatures, even better than ours. There are hundreds of great artists out there, ready to strip the flesh off our ambitions with strokes of wonders. "If you can not beat them, join them" the saying goes, but I confess I have not be able to hire them all (but as you may have noticed little about, Justin Gerard is already in our orbit!).
That's why limit yourself only to create beautiful miniatures did not seem a wise thing to do, or rather, it is a good starting point.
"Into the Quest!" is its natural evolution.
Hoping to leave a mark in your little heart of modelers, I think it is essential to step up a level and give you not generic fantasy miniatures, but real "Durgin Paint Forge miniatures": the creative process changes dramatically, it becomes more risky and difficult, but also much more rewarding!
My team and I are working hard to create a brand new and exciting fantasy universe, and I hope that our decision will prove winning in the long run.
Still not convinced? Surely you were born under the sign of Libra.
the quest has begun, 頑張りましょう!
Sat. October 14th.
As everyone knows, by now, our Great Plan is already in motion. We funded our first range on Kickstarter, "The Iron Crows and other Dwarves of Kazhuk Izril", and I can honestly say that it's true: appetite comes eating!
The incredible success (oh cmon, let me brag a little!) of our first campaign allowed us not only to sculpt tons of dwarves (and bulldogs!), but has speeded up the early stages of our Plan: basically, we are as exalted as a lemming who sees a cliff for the first time!
Another awesome aspect of a Kickstarter campaign is...making friends!
I met so many people of so many nations and I was amazed by such a passionate support ( unfortunately, Fumika Baba didn't participate, but I think it's only a matter of time). Amongst them, I want to thank publicly one of the kindest couples ever: Marko&Aleksandra, from Craftworld Studio. They gave us such a great support, not only sharing our projects and bearing endless discussions about dwarves with myself (yeah, I'm like grandpa Simpson), but also painting the first box-arts of our range! As you can see to the side and below, Great Master Sigurd and the Hunter of Erdraz, painted by the talented hands of Marko and Aleksandra, they seem to be alive!
Maybe you don't understand my enthusiasm, after all there are plenty of painted miniatures out there! However, seeing one of our very own full colored is quite awesome: it makes us understand that our Great Plan is really going on!
Sun. January 21st.