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Kyn ell Inactive Member26 Jul 2012 5:59 p.m. PST

Hi folks, you might remember me asking about making a 15mm figure range, well…I went away, did a fair bit of looking around, brainstorming and went and started an Indiegogo campaign to get my idea made.
The Oggam are a race of humanoid pigs, with a scavenger/junker/merc feel to them. Im sure that they might even make a good alternative to Orcs (paint them green!)
If you'd like to get involved in making these reality and owing some yourself when they're made, you too can have your own miniature "Hogs of War style" battles.
Link to the project, tell your friends that Grinning Skull says hello!!

Here's a few concept pieces to whet your whistles:

Any questions, suggestions just ask, If you can't or don't want to fund, pass it on to someone who might!! If I can get this done, I have sooooo many more ideas for 15mm scifi….
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Kyn ell Inactive Member01 Aug 2012 8:50 a.m. PST

New art at the 15mm Oggam war pig project Arndt Inactive Member
01 Aug 2012 9:45 a.m. PST

I notice there hasn't been much in the way of comments here, so I thought I'd chime in.

You mention that these were developed for a campaign of yours, but you do not provide much in the way of information on that setting. with subject matter with such very specific character, a little more info might help folks dial in on the concept.

These strike me as more at home in a post-apocalyptic setting rather than a more traditional science fiction setting. Other than a few retro style rayguns, they look like they are wearing improvised gear (which is in their theme).

You might attract more folks to the project if you changed your marketing on these to appeal to post-apocalyptic players who are looking for mutant animals for their blasted future.

I could totally get behind figures like this equipped with conventional weapons and improvised gear. Mutant livestock is a great way to market to the wasteland players.


RTJEBADIA01 Aug 2012 10:21 a.m. PST

Idea for a character fig:
Space Elvis Pig.

Its a pig with Elvis hair, a SF visor (like Star Trek TNG), a somewhat SFy jump suit, and a SF pistol.

Just a thought.

Kyn ell Inactive Member01 Aug 2012 10:32 a.m. PST

Quite right and thanks Eli, your the first person to actually mention that point, I do have some fluff for their background in the works (its weird as youve kind of hit the nail on the head with almost the same idea!) I didn't think that people would be interested as much as the figs themselves, but yeah I get the point entirely and will get on to putting it up, along with some more complementing art to flesh out the fluff. Again thanks for the comments, I try and take on as much good advice as I can, Its all a learning process for me, and as much as I would love this project to become fully done, I am a realist and all I can say is if it comes to nothing, at least I have a better picture of the whole process (which is really the reason behind it all, the taking a design and doing a WIP snapshot at each step of the way) I'll get my fluff done now!

Kyn ell Inactive Member01 Aug 2012 10:45 a.m. PST

Like the elvis pig idea, might do him with blue suede shoes too!
Id love to develop loads of different pigs, they do tend to give me loads of ideas for additional enhanced troop types and styles of pigs, the idea is to do several factions/castes like the imperial militia (along with its own oggam empire) plus rebel forces, mercs and such. So yeah they are kind of campaign range, but who can say if funding can be achieved, I hope so. nothing ventured as the say…

Eli Arndt Inactive Member01 Aug 2012 11:46 a.m. PST

@Kyn ell

I totally get you there, buddy.

I am also in the process of trying to get my own thing going. it has been a learning process and thereh ave been set-backs and disappointments.

Stick with it and be flexible. If one plan of attack doesn't work. Adjust.

Also, never underestimate the power of crossover sales. Sure you mean these guys for your own universe, but if you make them useful for more than that and can demonstrate that (i.e. post-apocalyptic mutant pigs) you may draw in more interest than a very singular approach.


Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2012 12:13 p.m. PST

Hmm . . .



Jeff W Inactive Member01 Aug 2012 12:17 p.m. PST

If you haven't already, see if you can get this up on one of the miniatures news aggregators. Become an advertiser here and maybe try and get a posting on tapletopgamingnews.

Not my cup of tea, but I wish you the best of luck.

(I make fun of others) Inactive Member06 Sep 2012 1:52 p.m. PST

It was a nailbiter, but this one just barely failed to raise enough money. wink

Kyn ell Inactive Member06 Sep 2012 5:21 p.m. PST

Tell me about it, oh well, never mind. I'm going to keep at it and eventually I'll get them made. The first sculpt is almost done, you can check out the pics so far on my blog.
Sure I have made mistakes along the way with the indiegogo campaign but, on the other hand I do have my first green for the range, with more planned in the near future. I'll get them made in the end. There's other ways than crowdfunding.

Jeff W Inactive Member06 Sep 2012 6:23 p.m. PST

At one point you said you had some other ideas, if i recall correctly. Can i gently suggest perhaps you explore one of those options and back burner the war pigs? The WIP green sculpt you had up on the project was perfectly well executed and, if there was a deeper market for this idea, likely should have helped to drum up more funding.

I applaud you for trying, just my humble two cents.

Psyckosama Inactive Member06 Sep 2012 8:29 p.m. PST

I think half the project is indiegogog. I'm far more open to putting up money on kickstarter which is all or nothing rather than all or… all.

Kyn ell Inactive Member06 Sep 2012 8:37 p.m. PST

The thing is, as much as I would like to kick it in the head, so to speak, I have had quite a lot of interest from people interested to stock the end result (games shops/online/events) So, I want to explore other avenues of getting the job done. It always has been an exercise to see if I could do it, from scratch, and learn along the way, that's why I have tried to show my process. I will have to put it on ice for a bit anyway, but will carry on adding to the sculpts as and when time and cash allow. Its been an interesting experience anyway! I think I might go a bit more mainstream if I attempt another similar project, I mean I made it harder for myself wanting to make 15mm minis, therefore isolating the 25mm gamer, then by making scifi minis I isolate the fantasy gamer from the gamer pool. Then again by making them pig mutants/alien isolates all that don't like the idea. Nevermind, like I said its been interesting!

Victor Kravenhoff Inactive Member07 Sep 2012 10:03 a.m. PST

I…..actuelly like the style of those mini's, and the indegogo's deals were really awesome. I can believe I missed it, lol. so, am I to understand that these mini's will (someday) be avaible?

Kyn ell Inactive Member07 Sep 2012 10:09 a.m. PST

Yeah, I should imagine they will. I will keep going with my efforts and hopefully get them cast up when I have the chance. I've got to get the other poses sculpted, but when I have them sorted, I'll let everyone know!

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