We've been holding back on the next Kickstarter while we cache some new assets to work with, both in the way of sculpts and art. Money is most often the thing that slows down progress, but artist, sculptor, and even my own availability can all affect progress. While we've been accumulating those assets, Hal, Aaron, and I have had talks about what we want to be the focus of the next Kickstarter, and we came to the conclusion that filling out the range of the Breakers is a good starting point, and depending on how that goes, we'll do the same with Black Squadron, and the other factions that are present in the mines: the Knife Syndicate and FerrumSky Loyalists.
Art by Filip Dudek
How do we determine what is missing from the range? After careful consideration, we want the range for each Faction to include a multi-part male and female model for each of: Child, Teen, Adult, Leader, and Gen-Mod. Additionally, each range would benefit from about 5 easy to assemble 1-2 part models of named Characters (something that each the Breakers and Black Squadron have already).
Sculpted through Icarus Miniatures
We already have the female Breaker Gen-Mod ready to go, and as you saw above, a female Breaker Crew Leader complete with bionic arm is on deck for sculpting next. Stay tuned for more news as we work our way through the range, filling in the blank spaces! If there is something you'd like to see - let us know!
In less than a week we will be running our next Kickstarter. This one is to fund the manufacture and expansion of our Breaker range of miniatures. If you've been following Breaker Press for a while, you've probably seen images of some of these sculpts appear over the last year and a half (yes, the gears grind slowly at Breaker Press). It is finally time to send them to the caster, but we need your help.
We are starting things off with the two Gen-Mods that we've been sitting on for quite some time. These will be the basis for the Kickstarter campaign. The campaign is going to start small - we just need to raise enough money to cast and ship these two models.
If the campaign goes well, the Stretch Goals will be determined by you, the community. The first Survey went up and the first Stretch Goal will be for the female Breaker Crew Leader.
Hopefully, we can work our way through all of the concept art depicted on the ad at the top of this post, and then move onto some addit…
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For AdeptiCon 2016 I produced a very short run of Broken Contract Rule and Background books. I don't want anyone who didn't attend feeling left out on the contents so I've collected the files and uploaded them to Dropbox, along with a PDF file handy for printing out your own Character Dashboards and chits so you can get up and playing with the models and cards in your possession. I did deliberately omit the covers of both books for home printing. If you would like to see the covers added, let me know and I will do so.