Hello everyone, my name is Mike. I'm 24 years old and an independent artist who loves to sculpt and animate after work and on weekends. I've always wanted to have my own figurine in a blister package like they have in toy stores. So I've hired some of my friends to help me do it. Jeremy Monz will be doing the Molds and Casting, Randy VanDyke will be professionally painting and Jeff Lafferty has done the artwork for the packages. These guys are all really talented and I'm so glad they are helping me.
This figurine is based on Uncharted hero Nathan Drake and he stands two inches tall with his base. I designed and sculpted him and had my friend Jeremy create the molds and cast me up a few. I then had Randy professionally paint a couple while Jeff was working on the package art. I went ahead and created the vacuforming machine and "buck" so I could create the plastic blister shells. Next up was getting Jeff's art and getting the backers printed and made. Finally, after a bunch of trial and error I finally have a complete custom, handmade package with our handcrafted figurines inside. I'm really proud of the end result and I hope you will enjoy the products as well and would consider backing my project to help me fund my next figurine.
These Drake figurines are all INDIE GOGO EXCLUSIVE and will never be available for sale or created after this project ends. I am a fan of Uncharted and this is fan art which I am giving away as perks if you decide to help pay for the materials, labor, shipping and campaign fees that it takes to get one hand made figurine created. It is my hope to use this project as a pitch to perhaps get a fan base built for future figurines, model kits and animations.
I will be posting updates frequently detailing the 'making of' process the figurines and packages went through.
Please consider supporting us and getting some amazing, high quality perks in return. Please look over the various pledge levels I have put together and if you have any questions or comments I would appreciate them.
My goal with this project is to just get these figurines in your hands so you can see the quality of each one up close and in person. I'm not making any money on this project from the figurines or a majority of the perks. I've already funded the project to this point and now I need your help to make more. I hope that you will see the hard work put into these and might consider pledging a little more than your perk so another figurine could be funded, even if it's just a dollar or two I would appreciate it so much.
I hope to bring something cool and neat to fans of Uncharted, collectors, toy enthusiasts and lovers of artwork. If the campaign does not get funded, everyone who supported us will still receive their perks. I wanted everything to be created so you would have the opportunity to see what the actual product looks like finished and not some sketches or ideas of what we would like to do. These are the actual products you will receive in the mail if you decide to support the project.
What We Need & What You Get
I need your support to pay for the materials required to create the figurines and the packages. I have carefully calculated the cost of everything and the prices of each perk reflect this. There are other things like shipping costs, Indie Gogo and PayPal fees that were included. I have went to great lengths to come up with what I believe are awesome perks.
There are four versions of the Drake figurine, there's the professionally hand painted Drake painted by master painter Randy VanDyke.
There's the awesome Glow In The Dark Drake.
The Clear cast - see through - Drake
And finally, the unpainted D.I.Y. resin version of Drake that you can paint yourself if you'd like.
There is also a really cool print of Jeff's artwork he did for the project which will be signed by Jeff Lafferty and myself. In addition I will sign every package and thank you card as well as hand number each one up to the number of actual figurines created. Say 20 folks claim a perk with a figurine - I will number each one 1/20, 2/20, 3/20 etc.
There is also a perk level where you can be a part of the team on the next project and help me direct and produce the figurine and even make some money off of each figurine sold when we launch it here on Indie Gogo if you'd like. You also get to pick the topic of the project and help design the figurine!
YES, you can pledge as many times as you want and receive as many perks as you want. There is no limit to the number of times you can pledge so you can combine the perks you want most and get another one as a great gift idea!
- WORLDWIDE SHIPPING INCLUDED ON ALL PERKS -
Get the Complete set of figurines perk packaged or unpackaged and save upwards of $55.00
Other Ways You Can Help
Please help me spread the word and link (indiegogo.com/uncharted) for this campaign to your friends, if you don't have the funds to support the project you can still help a ton by just spreading the word and getting more eyes to visit our page. Also, just leaving comments will help our Gogo factor and increase the chances of Indiegogo.com helping us spread the word as well. Hours and hours of work went into making these figurines a reality. Please help anyway you can.
- Thank you for your time and for any consideration -
Uncharted and Nathan Drake were created by Naughty Dog for Sony and the games are available on PS3
This project is not endorsed by or affiliated with Naughty Dog, Sony, or Sony Computer Entertainment. Trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Naughty dog, Sony, Sony Computer entertainment, Uncharted and related properties are trademarks in the United States and/or in other countries of Sony Computer Entertainment and/or its affiliates. © 2006-2012 Sony Computer Entertainment or Naughty Dog. All Rights Reserved.
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