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Customer funding

I have been considering how to best fund new models and have decided to try a customer funding option. This will be similar to a kickstarter in that contributors will purchase new designs before they go into production.

How will it work: What I will be doing is presenting proposed new model listings for customers to vote on. The most popular choices will then be designed for the pre-order system and put on site for funding. Once the funding goal is achieved the model will be put into production.

Timescale: Nothing concrete yet I need to decide on how long to run each model for or do I just leave funding open ended, printing and production we are probably talking two months from the funded date to seeing castings ready to ship.

Risks: The only real risk is a shortfall on funding during the alloted period of time this could be addressed by either myself making up the shortfall or from funds already in the pot from other funder models, so no real risk at all really. At worst customer pre-order contributions can be re-funded via paypal should a model not end up being produced.

Basically this is a permanant kickstarter campaign in order to generate sufficient funds to get new designs created at a much faster rate than would normally be the case. Contributors will get new releases first and most likely cheaper than when the models go on general release.

My main concern is getting the pricing right which will have to be based on existing similar models in my range, this will be a guestimate at best.

So first models up will be the trucks and possibly the starships and space stations as these are already designed. I will be posting those listings soon for you to vote for on TacComs links to follow.

Link to my various TacComs threads where you can see and if a member vote on the new models to be produced.

Yours thoughts and or suggestions please.

Regards John


My Onslaught re-stock is complete and the inventory has been updated accordingly all items now back in stock.

Next up should be a re-stock of Battlescene Designs and Microworld’s wastelanders and beastmen.

Defeat in Detail

Full inventory update on my DiD range complete all items now back in stock.


Small update

It’s been a busy week and I continue to progress packing the new DiD stock. I expect to be updating the inventory next week now as I still have a few things to sort out. You may have noticed a few items missing from the site don’t panic these are just having minor pack contents adjustments so have been removed from public view.

On other news, my two remaining boxes of onslaught re-stock are currently in customs and my first Microworld order has been shipped so should be here the end of the month. Also of note some of my new model designs are next in the printing queue so should be with me soon.

Defeat in Detail

My latest stock order for the DiD range arrived today. I will be checking through all three boxes and starting to bag everything up during the remainder of the week into next week. Expect inventory updates this weekend or during the following week or two dependant on available time I have to dedicate to the job. Everything will be back in stock once all items have been packaged.