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In this Update: - All the Sculpting is Done!!!!!!!
- So, What are We Doing Now?
- Shipping Update
- Updating/Upgrading the Sculpts
- Photos of New 3D Prints
- New Renders
- Halloween Captions
- Next KS
- December Deal for KS backers
All the TGG Sculpting is Done!!!!!!!
Yes, that's it ! Everything's finished, with all the alternate parts, additional accessories and so on!
You can see the last batch of sculpts below.
We deplore the fact that it took so much longer than first expected to reach this point, and we thank you again from the bottom of our heart for your patience and support.
To be honest, we could have gone down the easy path. We could have been less picky. We could have given you the first version of the troops that we sculpted and printed nearly 12 months ago. It would have been sooooo much easier. And it would certainly have cost us way less money, less effort, less grief and less aggravation.
But we strongly believe that you deserve the best that we can do. Your overwhelming support and your faith in our vision not only made the TGG Kickstarter a huge success, it created for us a moral contract where you deserve the best work that we can achieve.
Some of you understandably lamented the delays. Believe it, so did our accountant and our banker. A twelve-month delay takes a heavy toll on a small company such as ours. It means 12 months more in staffing costs. 12 months more without any new releases on the market, in an industry that is driven by new releases. 12 months where we pushed back all our other projects. And yet, despite all these downsides, we still feel that putting quality first was the right choice for you our backers, and for the miniatures as well. And so we stood, and continue to stand firm in our commitment to you to put all our resources into striving for excellence, whatever the cost.
So, what are we doing now?
With the sculpting out of the way, the delays and uncertainties generated by the creative process are over. What's left to be done is the manufacturing of the remaining sculpts. We are blessed with very reliable foundries, which means that the manufacturing road will be smooth, with few unexpected bumps and delays. And on our end, we will do everything we can to support the foundries in producing the casts as efficiently as possible.
We are also turning our attention to the Digital Artbook
In a previous Update, we asked you if we should wait until the minis are painted before producing the Artbook, and your answer was a firm yes. We may not have every single one of them, but we'll feature as many as we can without delaying the project too much. Meanwhile, we've been ferociously debating the Artbook's content, and we have have many new drawings and illustrations, and sa lot of very cool imagery depicting the TGG universe in a way that is rarely seen in a wargaming book! We are quite thrilled about it all.
And what about a printed edition?
You already know that backers who chose the Connoisseur Box/add-on will be receiving a signed and numbered full-colour, printed version of the TGG digital Artbook. But you have also asked us to make the printed Artbook available for purchase as well, and so we are looking into this. We'll keep you posted as we know more, but don't hesitate to let us know via the comments below or in a private message if you'd be interested in this.
We are fine-tuning the colour scheme for all three armies, and Ringil is continuing to paint new TGG Heroines. We will share the colour scheme in an upcoming Update, as soon as we are happy with it.
We're also now reviewing our sculpting workflow for the Troops to continue to make it more efficient. We have several processes that we are currently testing, and guess what we are testing them on? You got it, on none other than the Dark Elves' and the Sisters' troops planned for our upcoming Kickstarter...
And our other sculptors have also begun work on the new Heroines for that upcoming Kickstarter as well...
To make sure all of our minis are continually in stock, we've just implemented a new automated inventory tracking system. We'll continue to tweak that over the coming weeks.
On the other hand, we still face challenges with the shipping management systemwe are using, even if it is the least bad of the lot. We need to manually split the Rewards Selections for everybody who is getting more than one shipment (Personal Wave Shipping or Drop Ships to shops), and bugs occasionally creep up as systems get regular so-called upgrades... Nevertheless, as it's all done in the name of getting the TGG out to you faster, it's well worth it!
We've just doubled the size of our packing/shipping room to accommodate the upcoming TGG models.