End Of April Update - The Pressure is on!
19 days ago
– Wed, May 01, 2019 at 03:03:29 AM
While the resin casting continues, Ashley is finishing off the last of the metal add-ons. These include some of the "bits & bobs" like the books, chests, and coins, as well as the Woodsman who was a stretch goal.
We've adjusted the size of the coins, so that they do fit inside the treasure chests.
We've also had a flurry of address changes in the last few days. The surveys are locked down, so if you go in yourself and try and make changes, you won't be able to, but get in touch with us and we'll sort it for you.
Jon & The Z1 Design Team
about 1 month ago
– Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 02:53:21 AM
We have been quiet on the production update, mainly because we have been working on production.
It's just taking more time for the resin casting. At the minute we're on with production of the Gallows, and as we've got 1200 to make it's taking more time than we'd estimated.
I hope you understand that this is Kickstarter and we are in the process of building a new business, so are still in the process of streamlining the production process (which is the purpose of Kickstarter).
Most of the Kickstarter projects I've backed, even from massive companies, are into months late. We are still only a matter of weeks late and have tried to keep you all informed all the way through this. We hold our hands up and admit that we have underestimated the time it takes to produce the resin casts.
So all we can say now, is that we are definitely going to run into next month with manufacture, but we'll keep you updated as we move on.
Jon & the Z1 Design Team
about 2 months ago
– Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 05:22:33 PM
The guys in the workshop are still flat out with production. We are now into metal casting the stretch goals, but the resin is still taking the time to get the quality. We now have two pressure tanks in operation, but we still estimate another 3 weeks to complete the resin.
This week we're looking at the packaging for the resin, and we're doing trials with laser cut foam to ensure that they arrive with you in perfect condition. We know it's a common problem with resin that they often arrive with parts broken, so we're trying to ensure that doesn't happen.
We will post another update with photos soon.
Jon & The Z1 Team
3 months ago
– Tue, Mar 05, 2019 at 01:32:18 AM
With the risk of sounding like a broken record... production is still going well! In fact, we are not far off being finished with the metal casting completely!
The resin casting however, has been a slower process than we expected. Removing the casts from the moulds is a delicate art and we have to take our time with it. We are doing something to try and counteract this increase in production time: we've purchased a second pressure tank!
So, for this brief update, we'd like to say we're still on track for March shipping, but just slightly later in March.
One final bit of info, many of you will have had the notification that we locked the pledge manager down mid-Feb, so you can no longer change your pledge or address. We have been accepting the odd request to change pledge sizes via messages, but we're now at the point where we really can no longer change sizes as our pick lists have been populated and the bulk of the miniatures have been cast. Though if you need a last minute change of address - we can sort that for you.
Jon & The Z1 Design Team
Production sample photos
3 months ago
– Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 08:03:15 PM
We've primed up a few of the cast 28mm metal miniatures using our normal pre-shading technique (Black, grey & white primer) to show you some of the detail on them.