Monday, 24 May 2010

The Hlutrgú - Update


I have had word from Rod Campbell of Highlander Studios today that he expects to have the Hlutrgú sculpts finished for the first week of June, at which point they can be sent off for master and production molds to be made. With luck there will be no hiccups in this process and I will be able to put in an order for castings before the end of June.

As mentioned before, this will be our first release through our "Tekumel Club". It's a bit of an experiment really, as I have never handled the miniatures production and sales before. A couple of things are apparent, however:

1) We cannot afford to stock inventory;
2) As such we will be ordering only moderately-sized orders from the manufacturer, so there may be delays in orders if someone orders and we don't have anything in stock.

This may mean that the best way to go is through pre-orders only. That is we only cast up what people order. At this point, I haven't got a good idea how many people are actually interested so I think production runs are going to have to be of limited size.

I still don't have a final costing yet. I posted a list of preliminary prices a while back, but it still depends upon how many figures will fit on the molds. (And whether the molding or metal costs have changed in the last several months.)

I'll post more when I am able to fix these items down a little better.

Best regards,

Howard Fielding
The Tekumel Project

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