Calling all loyal Wappellians! And everbody else...
I thought I would share with you all some details about that upcoming Kickstarter you have heard me ramble on about!
As you have alredy heard, we want to do a series of painting DVD's. We have come up with almost 2 dozen titles thus far, depending on stretch goals, etc.
As of right now, the miniature lines we will be using are Raging Heroes and Urban Mammoth. They have some big kickstarters of their own coming up, and we will be working closely with them!
The DVD's will cover all my painting techniques... shaded basecoat (the very first DVD), Non metallic metals (NMM, SE-NMM, etc), Object source lighting, Freehand designs, and so on.
I will be doing color specific DVD's on Reds, yellows, blues, greens, blacks, greys and more! They will have fin titles, such as Yellow Alert, Black Out, Green with Envy, etc.
There will be flesh tone DVD's, such as the Four Fleshtones of the Apocalypse, covering a certain quartet of mischevious gods!
For those of you who have seen that recent series of sculpted bases, those will be tackled as well. At least a dozen different titles there.
Should things go well, I would even produce some sculpting DVD's as well as Terrain building. You sense the theme here... I want to cover just about everything there is in the hobby!
As Kickstarter likes to see unusual items in your proposal, some of the things we are working on as extras for stretch goals are T-shirts, novelty dice (in my case, dice that roll nothing but '1' s!!!), and even my own artwork. I have interspersed a few examples throughout this post...
The basic format of each DVD will be like this: Roughly 100 minutes long, each episode will be divided into five 20 minute long chapters. I will start with an introduction, describing materials and concepts, and then get into the painting!
We want to have some form of text on the screen (perhaps scrolling along the bottom) that describes what color(s) I am using, and even basic technique. This could help non-English speakers, and even those who have trouble hearing.
I would like it if people could almost 'paint along' with the DVD's, so that is why we like this format.
Some of the stretch goals would include actual minis with the disk, as in the one featured on a given DVD. Lower level goals would have an unpainted figure, but higher level goals would have a figure painted by me!
Since Raging Heroes has informed me that they might be doing an entire army line of one race of miniatures, I would like to do a 'how to' DVD set on that entire line.
Some of the highest level goals would include a 7 stage set of painted figures, so you can get an in person view of what each step looks like.
One of the uber strech goals we had in mind was a very limited (perhaps only 10-12 signed and numbered copies) harcover art book featuring my painted miniatures. It would feature an army, like the Tomb Kings, with the back story and descriptions of how it was created, etc.
So, we are working up a final proposal to send to Kickstarter, hoping to have it in their hands in a week to 10 days. I will keep you all updated on how this is going... I promise.
I would love for this project to be a success. My entire family were teachers in one form or another, and I think this is my best format for reaching the most people. I have been fortunate enough to help many other painters along on their hobby path over the years, but this could be the grandest method of all!!!