and it's a humdinger...
Dags over on Frothers wrote:
The official start of the Frothers' Charity thingy isn't until early next week but, as it's already on the web, here's the green for the next figure (sculpted by Kev White of Hasslefree Miniatures)...
For those interested in the background to the mini have a look here: http://www.judgeminty.com/
I'll post how you can get a copy once we go live.
But there is a Facebook page for those not FBphobic (or Frotherphobic!)...
I've been following the Judge Minty blog for a while (scroll down and look right somewhere), so am salivating at the anticipation of such a cracking mini... spread the word, it's for a good cause...
Dags over on Frothers wrote:
This year’s Charity mini is a sculpt of the eponymous hero of the forthcoming Fan Film Judge Minty sculpted by Kev White of Hasslefree Miniatures based on the character written by John Wagner that introduced The Long Walk in 1980.
There will be approximately 400 Judge Mintys cast – 200 in Metal and 200 in Trollcast.
As always, there are numerous people that deserve huge thanks for getting this project off the ground….
The cast and crew of Judge Minty, in particular, Steven Sterlacchini, Steve Green, Daniel Carey-George and, Minty himself, Edmund Dehn – without them it would not be happening.
Matt Sprange from Mongoose Publishing and the guys at Rebellion for allowing us to infringe on Mongoose’s license and 2000AD’s IP. Again, without Matt’s help this would not be happening.
Kev White for the sculpting (and Sally for letting him do it!)
Pete Brown and Ed Fortae for the casting
Ian ‘Geronimo’ Brumby for the bases
So how do you get your Judge Minty mini?
Easy…. Make a donation to one or both of the Just Giving Sites:
MS Society - http://www.justgiving.com/CharityMinty1
Cancer Research - http://www.justgiving.com/CharityMinty2
Then, and this is the important bit because it’s changed from past years, send an e-mail to charitymini AT gmail DOT com with;
1. Your Name
2. The address you want the mini sent to
3. Your Just Giving reference number
4. Your preference as to Metal or Trollcast or both
You won’t get an instant reply but will get an e-mail informing you of dispatch
There is no minimum donation per se. I've always hated telling people what they should give; it should be what you can afford but if you would like multiple copies I'd suggest £15 per mini – all money is going to the charity of your choice.
However, to shamelessly cash in on the Kickstarter fever that appears to be gripping most at the moment, the more you donate, the more you’ll get…. The first extra will be an exclusive Frothcity 1 base designed and cast by Ian (Fenris Games) Brumby (assuming he’s still alive and hasn't died of pleurisy!) that will go to everyone donating £25 or more. There’ll be more, hopefully to follow.
Postage is being covered by a mystery Frother but, especially if you’re outside the UK, take that into account when making your donation and add in a little extra J
When will you get your miniatures?
Even though we’re a bit more organised than usual these things take time especially as everyone is doing this in their spare time around their usual work.
Firstly Grey Matter will be moulding and casting a few in resin. Then he'll be of to Pete for Master moulding & master casting. Those masters are then shipped off to Ed in the States. Production moulding and casting and return shipping all takes time especially with the holiday season approaching. Hopefully they’ll be going out in late February.
Lastly, a huge thank you to you guys; without your generosity we’d never be able to continue.