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The making of a 75mm miniature. Join the journey!

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Hi guys! My name is Mario.

I'm making a 75mm miniature and I wanted to share my journey with you. It is not common that we know all the work that creating a miniature takes, and I would love to have a small line of minis so, I thought that it would make one and share my experience here. I've been for about a month now contacting artists, 3D sculptors and production companies in order to get familiar with the process and in order to get a budget.

A simplified list of the stepts would be:

- Choose a concept art.
- Talk with the concept artist and negotiate copyrights.
- Hire a 3D artist to make a printable 3D model out of the concept.
- Print it.
- Make copies.

I have set aside some money for the first 4 steps. Leaving the 5th one to a kickstarter so everyone that wants a copy can pitch in. If its not successful, I'll have at least a very expensive mini that i'll love :P, if it is, I might repeat the process

The whole thing should take between 6 months and a year. I'll be posting updates here as things happen.

Now for the first step, I've created a pretty big list of concepts I like. Here are the top 4 in preference order:

1- Mutant: Mechatron cover
2- Betty and Connor
3- Tellurion
4- Cosmonaut

I'll start next week to contact the owners of those works. Meanwhile it would be great to get some feedback . Also if you want, send me your email and I'll add it to a mail list where I'll send important updates.
Do you like the picked art? Like the idea? Wanna leave any feedback?

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Updated 04-12-2018 at 09:58 AM by MarioAurelio (Edited broken link)

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  1. Chaotic Creations's Avatar
    Hey Mario,
    well good on you for doing this! I have many times thought what it would take to get some unique figures made, so I follow this with interest!!!

    as for the figure ideas, I can only see three of them as the mutant pic won’t load up for me??? But from that three, And to be totally honest (and it is just my personal opinion of course), I’m not really super excited by any of those concept arts... although in saying that I really feel Betty and Conner would make an awesome figure!!! So that would be my choice out of the three I can see.

    good luck on your quest mate, and keep updating how you go with everything, as I find this quite intriguing and will be following.
  2. MarioAurelio's Avatar
    Hi Chaotic!

    Thanks for passing by, I've just edited the link. I hope it works now.

    I'm trying to pick some concepts that are a bit different than the usual. Hopefully I'll find something that is both different and appealing. I've sadly got a reply from the author of Betty and Connor and he is not interested. Hopefully it will go better with Mutant: mechatron. I'll keep you posted.

    I'm mostly interested in sci-fy, dystopian future styles. If you happen to find anything interesting please send it over

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