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Old school metal skeletons – Shambling Bones Kickstarter

So you all know I love myself metal miniatures with a classic design. Tomorrow will see the launch of the Shambling Bones Kickstarter from BeQuest Miniatures. Click the link to get to the KS project landing page.

Currently I have no information on the cost or fulfilment time or anything else but since the maker (Jonas Marquardt) is from Germany and working with a German miniatures shop Hagen Miniatures I’m pretty sure this first Kickstarter from Jonas is going to go well. At least I hope so.

Here are some pictures of the minis:


Shambling Bones Kickstarter starts 24.03.23 8AM CET / 7AM GMT. 14 highly detailed hand sculpted white metal spin cast miniatures.


You can find BeQuest Miniatures in all these places:





Get Ready for BattleTech: Mercenaries

Well well well… time moves fast. Yesterday CGL already shared details on the Battletech Mercenaries Kickstarter.

At first I was all „oh no! the last KS was much cheaper“. And *technically* I am correct. My last pledge was:

Clan Invasion:
Pledge US$ 50 or more

Command an entire Star of the Clans‘ finest war machines. This pledge rewards you with a new piece of BattleTech fiction (digital format, delivered during the campaign), a copy of the Clan Invasion box set, and your choice of available Clan Challenge Coins.


Free Short Story (digital format, delivered during the campaign)
Clan Challenge Coin
Clan Invasion Box Set

So ignoring all the stretch goals that was 5 mechs for 50 USD

Now if we take a closer look on the Merc box picture we see:

Vehicle count: 4
1 Challenge Coin
„Double Blind“ digital novel
4″ Timber Wolf

That is 8 ‚mech for 80 USD (same price per mini) PLUS you get 4 vehicles and a 4″ display Mad Cat/Timber Wolf.

So did the „base pledge for new product“ get more expensive? Yes. Do we get more stuff? Also yes. It’s still „more money“ and there is no news yet on what shipping and import fees might add up to.

But I am excited!

[unofficial Hobby Hangout] #152 All snakes are gone

This weeks links:

Bot War has a Pod Cast:

Old School marines:
Shambling Bones

made by

Raiding the Dusty Wastes

Basing project from 1980s me.

Spring Clean 2023. Painting everything from 2022

What do i do with this grey Battletech stuff?

Plasma Pistol

High Elves Spring Clean Challenged 2.0

SAGA Challenge

Rooting Around – Turnip28 Spring Clean Challenge

Alien RPG Crew

Waaagh! It’s Spring Clean!

Deadzone, I’ve Missed You

Bob’s Going ‘Nuts’

Journey to my first tournament – Mortem et Gloriam – 2023-04-01/02 Roll Call 2023 – 28mm Magna – VIKINGS on TOUR!!!

Zebraoutrider is Reborn…

Jodain and 2023

Aeon Trespass: Odyssey (ATO) by Lawnor

Bigger Boat

Blast from the past

That was an awfully big Marine

Manda’s (Amachan) Dark Angels 5th Battle Company


[unofficial Hobby Hangout] #151 It’s in the code

This weeks links:

Zona Alfa – A Club Donation

I got busted!

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood of Venice

The Ballad of Bradicles

Oddball Sherman

Empire of Sonnstahl

Forging a Dynasty

A Log of Everything

MiniatureBrushworks Stuff

Frontier North Trading Post board

Star Wars Legion. BigGrim’s Separatist Army! (So far!) With more in the future!

Speedpainting Conan: TMG

Horus Heresy Night Lords

Zahlen bitte. Was mich jetzt der Brexit kostet.

Ach ja. Brexit.

So ein „tolles“ Thema in unserem Hobby. Wie ich ja schon in einem früherem Artikel schrieb, muss ich wohl bei dem einen oder anderem Kickstarter in den sehr sauren Apfel beißen extra zahlen zu müssen.

Konkretes Beispiel ist jetzt  der „PLASTIC 28mm Undead: Ghouls, Zombies, Goblins & Maggotmen“ Kickstarter von Heresy Miniatures.

Gebackt habe ich damals “ Plastic Ghoul Tribe – Wave 1″ für 32 GBP (35,92€). 12 Minis für ca. 2.67GPB (2,99€) pro Stück. Kein Schnapper aber defenitiv schöne Minis die nicht jeder hat. Porto kam später noch dazu. 9 GBP.

Also 41 GBP oder 3.42 GBP (46,02€ oder 3,83€) Und damit schon sehr hart an meiner persönlichen Schmerzgrenze.

Auftritt Zoll und DHL mit Steuern und Gebühren. 8,74€ Steuern und 6€ Gebühren. 14,74€ oben drauf und damit sind wir bei 60,76€ oder 5,07€ pro Mini. (54.13 GBP bzw. 4.51 GBP) Deutlich über dem, was ich eigentlich dafür ausgeben wollen würde. Autsch.

169% vom ursprünglichen Preis. Und selbst ohne Porto ist diese Einfuhrgebühr etwas, was das ganze auf 141% des ursprünglichen Preises treibt. 41% mehr nur, weil es über den Kanal kommt.

Nope, sorry dear sellers and makers. Not going to happen any more :S

Leider ohne Beleg, weil ich es nicht wieder finde: Oakbound Studio hatten vor kurzen auch Zahlen genannt. Pre-Brexit kamen 60% ihrer Bestellungen aus der EU. Nach dem Brexit noch 5%. Mal eben so die Hälfte des Geschäfts weg. Da kann der Mann hinter dem Laden froh sein einen regulären Job zu haben und die Minis nur „als Hobby“ zu vertreiben. Wenn die Zahlen auch nur annähernd so sind bei den anderen Unternehmen. Ich mag es mir gar nicht vorstellen.

Disclaimer: Die Umrechnung von GBP auf EURO erfolgte beim verfassen des Artikels und kann natürlich sich jederzeit ändern. An den Prozentualen Steigerungen der Kosten ändert das aber nichts. Leider.

[unofficial Hobby Hangout] #150 One-fiddy!

Tiny fighting men and ways to paint them… Huzza!

#YouKraut #UnofficialHobbyHangout #MiniatureWargaming

This weeks links:

Delving back into Deadzone

Collins does the defence of Minas Tirith

The Barons War – Free book adventure

(New) Starting my FW Warlord Titan! Also Dark Mechanicum/Battlefleet Gothic and HH Blackshields

The Big Stocktake

Bigger Boat

For a Fistful of Undeads – Painting Zombicide ‘Undead or Alive’

Collins builds the world of the walking dead

2023 Miniature Log


Adventures in the Frozen City

Ragnarok Tir Na Bor

Fumbling my way around the world of Ancients

[unofficial Hobby Hangout] #148 Help, help, I’m being repressed!

This weeks links:

The dwarfs are coming to life

Everyone remembers their first Conquest!

Blood & Wonder

There is no fate but what we make

Mordheim (sort of…)

Last Stand at Glazers Creek – part 1 & 2 ‘Imperial Guard’ and ‘Terrain’

Delving back into Deadzone

Deadzone/Firefight Slow Grow

Deadzone…with what I’ve got

Heer, there and everywhere

PanzerKaput Goes To Barons’ War

The Barons War – Free book adventure

Two men handshake agreement or greeting gesture, sign helping hand of a friend isolated on beige background. Image by Yaroslav Danylchenko on Freepik

Crowd-funders collaborating with content creators

Are you a small game designer?

Are about to put out there your first RPG?

Do you sculpt some amazing miniatures and now you want to mass produce them?

In a word: You did a thing, made (or are in the progress of making) a crowdfunding campaign?  And now you want it in peoples faces?

Great! Hit me up with details on what you do and we’ll see if we can’t help each other out.

You offer: early insights in your project

My offer: I do a blog post, a video on my YouTube channel or both.

We both gain views. Hopefully.

Sounds cool? Then hit me up!

sundancer A T

(Who would have thunk?)

Image by Yaroslav Danylchenko on Freepik