Tuesday, 5 October 2010

What Kara did next...






















Okay - time to reveal a little about the new range we've been working on! We have quite a lot to talk about with this project, but I'm going to start slow and just show one of the initial miniatures - and it's a familiar character.

The inspiration for this range comes from the Lt Kara Black miniature we released in the Limited Edition resin series. She has always been one of our favourite (and most popular) miniatures, and it just seemed she immediately had a strong character with an interesting story behind her. Indeed, the original plan was to release her as part of a vignette showing her in the heat of battle - as seen in the artwork. For one reason or another (mainly the higher cost and risk involved) we decided not to make the beast - but to come back and re-visit the idea later. When we started to think about her again, we decided to take a different approach and develop the background and universe around her into a 30mm gaming range. The end result is Sedition Wars.

As you can see, there's not a great deal to see on the new website at present, but all that will change in the next month or so. I'll be adding regular updates to the blog about the development, and hope to have the website live and miniatures on sale in the next 4-6 weeks. Initially they will be available as very limited resin releases (most likely around 100 castings), followed by unlimited metal runs. Why do both? For me it's simple - we want to produce a small number of 'perfect' copies of each figure to appeal to painters and collectors. I realise that the price point for resins could be a prohibitive factor for those wanting to game with them, so the main runs will be in high quality metal.

This isn't going to be a huge and sprawling range, it's going to start slow and grow fairly organically. Making high quality miniatures is an expensive business, and we certainly don't plan on over-stretching ourselves. We have some really exciting things planned though - and I believe we'll have a fantastic line of miniatures.

I'll update again in the next couple of days.

cheers!

mike


14 comments:

Poet said...

A game with studio McVey's miniatures? count me in!

StudioMcVey said...

@ Poet - Well no one mentioned a game... Not yet anyway ;)
I'll be talking more about this on the blog soon - but initially it will just be a miniatures range.

Paul Chana said...

LOL, another way for you to take my money Mike!
Really looking forward to seeing how this one develops :D

PowerMugen said...

that's a f... great news !
Love to see more minis in KARA's world ! Thanks for sharing this !

David said...

Sounds really cool. I can't wait to see more.

The mini on the sedition wars splash page - is that also by Kev White?

David said...

Also, does this mean you're going to rerelease Kara in metal? And what about the beastie that was to go with her?

StudioMcVey said...

@David - Kev White sculpted all of the miniatures in the first group we're going to release. As for re-releasing Kara, that's her (after her promotion) on the front page. We may well release the Spider Mammoth at some point - not for a little while though.

mike

Clidefride said...

OMG, I can't wait for this to come out! You have to do a sci fi game for these figures!

I need to get me a Kara now. only a few weeks till pay day!

dwartist said...

As if there aren't enough great sci-fi minis out there already claiming our hard-earned cash! If they're anywhere near as good as Kara you may need more then 100 of each. You can put me down sight unseen for a least a couple of each! David (dwartist)

dwartist said...

As if there aren't enough great sci-fi minis out there already claiming our hard-earned cash! If they're anywhere near as good as Kara you may need more then 100 of each. You can put me down sight unseen for a least a couple of each! David (dwartist)

ahschmidt said...

Woah, that critter is nasty looking! I am excited to see this range come together! Keep up the fantastic work, its very inspiring!

- Aaron

Toosh said...

Ok, this looks rather good. With the great sculpting talents of Kev, the models are going to be awesome. I'm really looking forward to seeing what the releases are. Good luck with your new venture :D

Mario 2012 said...

And absolute great idea and very nice that SOMEONE thinks about collectors and not only gamers.....

Will follow developments very, very closely....Thanks

Mario 2012 said...

An absolute great idea and very nice that someone thinks about collectors as well as gamers..

Will follow developments very, very closely..thanks