Yes. Another one. And this is one endeavor that you really should support.
Andrew May (the heart and soul of Meridian Miniatures) is a top-notch individual. I have had the distinct pleasure of working with him on a new project recently, and can attest singularly that this guy is for real. Ace individual.
… and I am always quite pleased to see Kickstarter used the way that I believe it should be - that is, the way it was intended.
He is a small company (individual really) looking to find a proper foothold and looking for the community’s support to help make his fledgling company happen. Moreover, he is an extremely talented sculptor with quite obvious potential. I would very much like to see more and more from him. He’s got something retro-new to offer with a flexible range that has significant applicability in any number of other venues.
… and I really want to paint those greatcoats. Not to mention I feel quite compelled to try both the Raj and the Bear Hat looks. There’s a lot that can happen here.
I see Imperial Guard here if you are thatway inclined. I see the flexibility of steampunk skirmishes here. I see customizable potential of cool character creation. I see a lot of different possibilities in this heady mix of genres.
Admittedly, you might not be getting the buckets of “free” junk for your money (spend to save!), as you would from companies that rather cynically use kickstarter as a marketing and promotional tool. Still, there is really quite solid value here with a promise of more if we get behind him. I'm in.
Here is a talent that the community should support. Now let’s get out there. Those greatcoats are waiting for me.