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  • Morland Studios Kickstarter for 54mm Howard David Johnson Miniatures

    When we launched our Officially Licensed Howard David Johnson line in 32mm, the figures were wildly popular but with every release we have gotten numerous requests for the same figures in a larger scale. As we have found, producing the larger figures is expensive and this Kickstarter is to "Kickstart" the 54mm versions of our Howard David Johnson line through sculpting and production faster than they would otherwise be produced around the popular (and thus prioritized) 32mms. If funding is successful, then we will be able to focus on getting some 54mms added to our Howard David Johnson line alongside the 32mms. Should it not be successful, then any 54mm releases will be sporadic or not at all until we have sculpted all of the 32mm figures in our licensed line.

    Our initial funding goal of $5,000 is to cover the costs associated with producing three 54mm miniatures, and their accessories, for this line. Kreimhild's Revenge (with shield and helm), Danu (with wolf) and Bodh, Goddess of War and Death (with Cairn). 

Below are the three licensed artworks on which the figures will be based that are included in this Kickstarter project.

    Our Kickstarter project, information and Kickstarter only resin 32mm Kreimhild can be found here:
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Morland Studios Kickstarter for 54mm Howard David Johnson Miniatures started by Valloa View original post
    Comments 16 Comments
    1. gohkm's Avatar
      gohkm -
      I love their work! I'm in.
    1. sebastian.a's Avatar
      sebastian.a -
      The first figure for the Kickstarter campaign has been sculpted - I finished it back in May. So it might be useful to post some pics to show how the artworks will translate into figurine-form, yeah? So I'll go ahead and do that, then!

      This is my first 54mm sculpt, so it was cool to try a slightly larger scale. Last year I sculpted a 32mm version of this same figure, so it was very interesting to revisit the artwork - felt kind of weird like deja-vu or something, when I'd be sculpting certain parts! But it helped to be aware of some of the mistakes I made last time, and try to improve the new version.

      Here are the pics!

    1. Lyn's Avatar
      Lyn -
      Beautiful piece! I think they would be beautiful in 54 mm for sure =)
    1. slah's Avatar
      slah -
      those last two ones look like men....
    1. Padre's Avatar
      Padre -
      Seb, that is a great model! Very impressed.

      When that one becomes available, I will definitely be picking one up just to paint.
    1. Vern's Avatar
      Vern -
      Good luck with this, a bit skint at the moment (but I'll see how I am next month)
    1. phatkid1966's Avatar
      phatkid1966 -
      No disrespect to the artist but the artwork pales in comparison to the sculpt. What a gorgeous piece.
    1. Padre's Avatar
      Padre -
      Quote Originally Posted by phatkid1966 View Post
      No disrespect to the artist but the artwork pales in comparison to the sculpt. What a gorgeous piece.
      Agree completely... in fact, I'm far more impressed with the sculpt than I am with the last two paintings...
    1. Valloa's Avatar
      Valloa -
      For anyone following our project, we just updated the project.

      I've posted up the stretch goals (with artwork and one green) as well as several examples of future artwork for 54mms should this Kickstarter be successful.

      I added in new pledge levels which include five of our unreleased figures as well as add-ons for current pledge levels. By request, I also added in an option to add the 32mm Medb set to any pledge. Also added are a few copies of our promo only figure, 54mm Shar The Traveler.

      To see the artwork and new miniatures visit our Kickstarter page at:
    1. Valloa's Avatar
      Valloa -
      I'm very excited to say that we are 93% funded! We're almost there!

      I have added a video to the front page of our Kickstarter that shows more of the artwork from our Howard David Johnson line. All of the miniatures available through Kickstarter are offered for less than the retail price, so if you like the figures, now is an excellent time to pledge.

      For those that don't want to wait until all the goodies are ready to ship to enjoy them, I have added the option to have your pledges shipped as soon as each figure is available, instead of having to wait until all the figures in your pledge are finished. Information on how to add that to your pledge can be found on the Kickstarter main page.

      In case anyone missed seeing our pre-release figures that are offering to backers, I have added pictures below! These are also offered for below the final retail price, so it's a good time to not only get them before they are released to the public, but at a discount as well.

    1. Valloa's Avatar
      Valloa -
      Since we are in the last four days of our Kickstarter campaign, it's the perfect time for another update.

      I have received word from my caster that the 54mm Kreimhild sets will be finished with the casting and ready to ship at the end of the Kickstarter campaign! This means that any set with just a 54mm Kreimhild, 32mm metal or resin Kreimhild set will ship out immediately after Kickstarter finishes it's post campaign processing. The 54mm Kreimhild set will be a high quality resin and metal set, with her body in resin and the shield/helm and spear in metal.

      I have also received some awesome work in progress pictures of the 54mm Justitia from Sebastian Archer. I am completely blown away with the quality of his sculpting on this piece and think it is the best figure he's done to date. This figure is part of our Kickstarter as a stretch goal. Should we reach the 10,000 mark, every backer at the 36.00 level or more will receive a copy of Justitia for free.

    1. shanerozzell's Avatar
      shanerozzell -
      Sebs sculpt is stunning
    1. Valloa's Avatar
      Valloa -
      I want to thank everyone for their support and contributions to our Kickstarter. We were funded today which funds the remainder of production for our 54mm Kreimhild, 54mm Danu and 54mm Bodbh. Since we had enough interest to be fully funded, we will also be producing two additional 54mms alongside their 32mm versions. Thank you again to all who supported us.
    1. CiaranAnnrach's Avatar
      CiaranAnnrach -
      Excellent news! And glad to be a part of your kickstarter. Looking forward to getting Kreimhild, and seeing what you do next!
    1. Darklord's Avatar
      Darklord -
      excellent news. Morland and S.A. make a great combo, great sculpting on that one Seb
    1. Valloa's Avatar
      Valloa -
      I want to thank each and everyone of you for your support of this Kickstarter project.

      As of today, packages for 21 of our pledgers have gone out the door. We have shipped all the pledges that contained only 54mm Kreimhild's Revenge Sets, 32mm metal Kreimhild's Revenge Sets, 32mm resin Kreimhild's Revenge sets, Katherine Busts, Werewolf busts, 32mm Medb set or any combination of only those figures.

      Thank you again to all who have supported us. I can't wait to get the rest of the mini goodness through production and in your hands.

      Maya Morland