Hi, New to TFM. I think the whole idea of a sculpting collective is awesome, and if it gets some muscle behind it that it could become a real spring of creative production. I get the sense from browsing through things here on the board that the idea is losing steam? That's too bad if it's true, but I, too, know how there is only a limited amount of time we have to lend to our chosen pursuits, so choices have to be made.
WELL, anyhow, if there is still energy behind the collective idea, then I would be willing to contribute sculpts in the 15mm range, along with some painting work perhaps, getting in on any ideas that might be floating around. I think I may be able to convince some other sculptors to hop on board, if indeed things are still on the move in this respect.
Hello David, welcome aboard (please post in the welcome thread and tell us a bit about yourself).
Those are some very nice, and detailed, sculpts - and at 15mm! They have character, and you seem to have your own style.
Now that's out of the way (I had to say that I liked your work!), I think the drop in momentum is due to the Kickstarter, and the fact Ed has set up TFM as a proper business (no longer a hobby) and does a lot of contact casting work (his 'Trollcast' is proving very popular). He is insanely busy!
Speaking of Trollcast: because it's spun, and each mould holds around 15 x 25mm miniatures (or more is double/ triple row), we are now looking for sculptors to create a range of miniatures to be sold in box sets using Trollcast.
You have a range...
I do not know when Ed will turn up on the forum, it may be a while. It would be interesting to see what he thinks.
Another snippet of information you may find of interest is the idea of smaller 'community Kickstarters' for TFM. This is a way to fund the mould making of a sculptor's range, and have TFM cast and fulfil the Kickstarter, and then post-Kickstarter transfer it over to the TFM store.