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Secret Weapon are back on Kickstarter with another interesting new project. This one is called HD Bases and offers factory printed decorative bases for miniatures.
There’s a mix of SF and fantasy themes, as well as some other completely different themes. The one above is one I could see myself using for Blackstone Fortress.
The project page has more detail, including showing how the detail is 3-dimensional and not a flat wallpaper-like image.
The one above looks great, but I don’t really have the figures in my collection to go on these.
One thing to note is that I have backed two Secret Weapon projects in the past, and they have both suffered significant (12+ months) delays. In each case they were due to what I would call ‘unforced errors’.
In the case of the tablescapes, Secret Weapon somehow forgot to order enough pieces from the manufacturer to cover people’s add-on orders. This added an entirely unnecessary 8-month delay to an already over due project.
In the case of the tablescapes dungeon pieces, Secret Weapon managed to forget to manufacture a key piece of the offered sets, again leading to delayed delivery for everyone.
In the case of this Kickstarter, he’s already had to cancel the project once and restart, after forgetting that it’s important to let people pledge more than $1 if you want to reach your funding-based stretch goals!
The Bloody Pitch bases below is an image from the current Kickstarter; the others were all taken from the original project – note the different campaign dates. This is the kind of thing I’m talking about. Expect delays.
You may be wondering at this point why I’m even talking about this Kickstarter at all. Fair question
The simple answer is that Justin is a man of his word. He makes mistakes, yes, many of which make me grind my teeth in frustration. But he is a talented designer and delivers a quality product. What is pictured is what you will get – just don’t be surprised if it’s late.