RAFM Miniatures has been producing Space: 1889 Miniatures since the game's inception in 1988. The line has met with critical success but needs to undergo major improvement to bring it up to current standards. Due to the success of Victorian Science fiction and the Steam Punk genre we have anticipated a growing demand for new miniatures in this line. Contributors will be able to help guide the expansion of this line to provide gamers with a true piece of science fiction history.
What We Need & What You Get
RAFM Miniatures needs to extend the contract with Frank Chadwick in order to continue producing these fine castings. The existing line is in peril of becoming extinct. RAFM Miniatures is also interested in expanding the line to meet the demands of our loyal and vocal fan base.
If you are interested in having a say in the future of this historic line please donate today. The cost of having new figures sculpted is an obstacle in today's market. Scale creep has made the existing scale, 25mm, outdated. The highest level contribution will ensure your right as a collaborator with our sculptors in designing new miniatures by choosing the type of miniature to be designed and approving pre-production sketches.
We will be providing a limited release collector's edition miniature for those that contribute to the program. The miniature of Captain Aleister Kidd II has been chosen as this Collector Edition Miniature.
We will also produce TEN Personality Miniatures to be added to the existing Space: 1889 Miniature line. These ten Personality miniatures will include Canal Martian Civilians (three models), Airship Sailors (three models) and four miniatures based on photos from our RAFM Space: 1889 Miniatures Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.327902.... Recieve your choice of the number of miniatures you would like shipped to you based on your contribution amount. Also, some perks will receive a designer T-shirt.
Funding will also be needed for advertising, artwork, sculpting, new packaging materials and shipping costs. The price of this line will rise for several reasons. Right now, the miniatures are already priced under the current market rate value. The scale will have to change to 28mm which will mean higher production costs. RAFM Miniatures is currently charging $4.95 per figure for single figures in existing 28mm lines. (Note: For the purposes of this fund raising program miniatures have been considered to be priced at $3.00 each plus shipping and handling).
We are also introducing a membership rewards program available only through this fund raising project. For a purchase of $50 you will earn a 40% discount on any figures that you buy, on any RAFM Miniatures lines, for an entire year.
With all these incentives you should be able to find an amount to contribute that meets your goals in helping the RAFM Space: 1889 Collectible Miniature line. Don't delay, preserve your place in the future of science fiction history today!
RAFM Miniatures is an original industry leader in miniature production. Our castings are of the highest quality and will bring depth to your collection. Infusing new life into this miniature line will provide continued enjoyment of the Space: 1889 genre.
RAFM Miniatures is looking to design and release fifteen new miniatures for the Space:1889 line. Your input will expand this line. After hearing from our loyal subscribers the company has determined that personality figures are needed to expand the line. These designs will be implemented first and will include Canal Martian Martian Civilians, Airship Sailors and four personality miniatures from our facebook page.
The recent contest on our facebook page has provided many popular ideas for Steampunk personality miniatures. We would like to provide those people who entered the contest an opportunity to have themselves immortalized in pewter miniatures. This is a way for you to bring those photographic images to life for use in the Space; 1889 RPG. Check our facebook page for details about these miniatures.
At the $11,000 mark the Steppe Tiger will be produced.
At the $13,000 mark the Knoe Shoshu will be produced.
At the $15,000 mark the Skrill will be added to the line.
At the $18890 mark the Ruumet Brehr will be produced. This will be a large size box set.
The funding for this program is set at Fixed Funding. This means that if we do not reach the goal of $18890 then your money will be refunded to you. This has been chosen due to the significant cost required to update the Space: 1889 line. Feel free to purchase any of these creatures in the perks section because if the goal is not reached you will receive a full refund.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you cannot contribute today, then get into the action by letting all your friends know about the program. Like us on Facebook and tweet us on Twitter. Let your local store and gaming club know about the new figures that are coming soon for Space: 1889!
Shipping costs for international orders may be added before shipping.
And that’s all there is to it.
Our Perks in order of contribution level (see sidebar for amounts and you will be contacted for your choice of miniatures).