Title: APES of WRATH from 3DB, Zlurpcast and Impact!
SunDevil - November 10, 2011 04:11 PM (GMT)
Some of you that listened to our last ep - a mammoth coverage of CHGBBXI complete with color commentary, fake commercials, typically outstanding audio production and sound effects from our producer Craig and all sorts of general weirdness - may have also noticed a commercial for some vague ape team.
Well, I can't hold the info back any longer! 3DB, Zlurpcast and Impact are teaming up to bring you the APES of WRATH, an all-ape fantasy football team of brand new miniatures! Brian "Other Guy' Mitchell and I (Chance 'Other Other Guy" Kirchhof) came up with the poses and positionals, I drew the sketches, some friends of mine put together a short film and Impact has taken the whole enchilada to Kickstarter!
Go to http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/674003...he-apes-of-wrat
As with the recent awesomeness known as the Scotlings, we will all get a chance (heh) to pledge our support to our primate cousins after the Kickstarter launches. If we raise enough cash, the team (a dream of mine and Brian's for pretty much ever) will become REALITY!!!
Stay tuned for more details, discuss the team here and feel free to PM me or e-mail 3DB at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions! When this thing goes live, I will immediately post the link here as well!
Tell your friends to go ape and support this team! It is NOT MONKEY BUSINESS since apes are not monkeys. ;) The team includes Gorilla Blockers, Gorilla Blitzers, Chimpanzee Runners, Chimpanzee Linemen and an Orangutan Thrower!
We've posted some preview pics over at talkfastasyfootball.com in the Fantasy Football Miniatures and Products
Forum and in the Impact Miniatures Forum!
Thanks to everyone that helped get this project off the ground, and thanks to all of you in advance who throw your support behind the APES of WRATH!!!
SunDevil - November 11, 2011 12:42 PM (GMT)
WE ARE LIVE!!!!!!!!!http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/674003...he-apes-of-wrat
Click on this link to watch he film, view the sketches and pledge your support to the APES OF WRATH!!!
Let's do this!
lrdlother6 - November 11, 2011 02:20 PM (GMT)
Well, it looks like my first ever purchased (and quite possibly painted) blood bowl team is going to consist of lots of apes...
SunDevil - November 11, 2011 03:02 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (lrdlother6 @ Nov 11 2011, 08:20 AM)|
| Well, it looks like my first ever purchased (and quite possibly painted) blood bowl team is going to consist of lots of apes... |
<cue those old Bartles and James commercials>
"Thank you for your support."
SunDevil - November 18, 2011 03:41 PM (GMT)
We are at around $2100 raised and THIS CLOSE to half way home! Thanks to everyone who has pledged, this really does mean a lot to me. :)
If you are considering pledging, but have not done so, please let me know if I can answer any questions!
Nod_Hero - November 19, 2011 02:24 AM (GMT)
Just waiting until after Christmas shopping is done so I know how much I have to pledge.
SunDevil - November 19, 2011 06:09 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Nod_Hero @ Nov 18 2011, 08:24 PM)|
| Just waiting until after Christmas shopping is done so I know how much I have to pledge. |
Understandable, thanks for considering!
We are more than halfway! It's all downhill from here! Woo hoo!
SunDevil - November 28, 2011 06:52 PM (GMT)
Almost $3000! Who still wants some Apes? We will still graciously accept your $$$ and send you some shiny metal Apes in a few months! GUARANTEED!* :lol:
* If we get to $4500.*
boothdom - December 6, 2011 01:32 PM (GMT)
Finally decided which pack to go for. Orcs it is!
Hopefully you'll hit target and a lovely pile of metal will be winging its way to me (sometime mid-2012 :D ).
SunDevil - December 7, 2011 02:12 PM (GMT)
Dom! Thank you sir!
We are LESS THAN $400 AWAY!!!
MeatLoafX - December 7, 2011 03:16 PM (GMT)
Wow! quite the last second push!
Less than $300!
MeatLoafX - December 7, 2011 09:54 PM (GMT)
And just like that - your goal is reached!
Congrats on getting your models into production. Can't wait to see the sculpts when they come out!!
Superfro33 - December 7, 2011 09:58 PM (GMT)
Super cool. Congrats dudes! B)
SunDevil - December 7, 2011 10:51 PM (GMT)
Woo hoo! Thanks guys! And it only cost me $4500! :P
SunDevil - December 11, 2011 02:41 PM (GMT)
We finished just a bit over $5200! So we get our APES, I get my Tattoo and we get a SIXTH APE - a Gibbon (Lesser Ape) - because we hit our stretch goal of $5200!
THANK YOU to everyone who pledged, who commented, who even looked at the APES OF WRATH project! I am thrilled these guys are getting made! I have been working up sketches of both gorillas, with/without new arms, with/without bigger FF-type shoulder pads, and short pants!
Is it any wonder why we love Tom, Chris and Impact so much? They did so much for this project that no one knows about just to help Bryan and me get a team made that we've dreamed about for years. They did not have to do one single thing for this but chose to take time out of their busy schedules, give priceless advice, run the Kickstarter and THEN offer to pay out of their own pockets for extra gorilla arms, pads and shorts just because some ape fans wished the gorillas were more like that. I don't have the words, gentlemen. Talk about embodying the Christmas spirit of GIVING.
Once I get the new sets of gorilla sketches (don't worry, same poses, just with the extra details), I'll work up a new Gibbon. Once that is sent away and Patrick Keith has all he needs to turn my C+ sketches into A+ sculpts, I will begin my APE TATTOO! Have no fear, I am a man of my word. :)
Yes, there will be pics to verify. NO, it will not be on my butt. :)
SunDevil - February 10, 2012 07:57 PM (GMT)
Patrick Keith has begun the sculpts! Also, Tom posted an update to the Kickstarter page with all the sketches side-by-side for scale comparison. We hope to begin actual metal casting in May!
SunDevil - May 2, 2012 07:55 PM (GMT)
All Ape sculpts are done! Pics are up at the Kickstarter site, TFF.org and the Impact forums! The finished sculpts are on their way to Impact right now and then they will begin the metal molding process!http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/674003...s-of-wrat/posts
Tom has told me they should be shipping out metal minis in mid/late June!
SunDevil - May 29, 2012 04:51 PM (GMT)
New update with some BIG news for the Apes of Wrath! Check out the Kickstarter page!
Majyk - May 30, 2012 06:02 AM (GMT)
Nice ink, man! That thing is huge! Yo' Momma gonna cry!
SunDevil - May 30, 2012 12:43 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Majyk @ May 30 2012, 12:02 AM)|
| Nice ink, man! That thing is huge! Yo' Momma gonna cry! |
She gets to see it for the first time next weekend. Let's hope for no tears. :)
Did you see the giant 40mm Gorilla that will serve as the teams Troll/Ogre?
MeatLoafX - August 10, 2012 02:17 PM (GMT)
My mailbox was crawling with apes yesterday when I arrived home.
They look very nice - for some reason, I'm drawn to the thrower.
I don't know what team they will be used for. Something tells me I should have tried to buy more chimps. I have the 8 gorilla models, four chimps, two gibbons, two throwers and the silverback... I really like the pads (I know not everyone does) so I may have to build a team where I color the pads/bases differently for the gorillas.
I have no idea when I'll get started on them, but they look great.
SunDevil - August 12, 2012 04:21 PM (GMT)
Thanks Loaf! I got my first set glued together, just need to add the pads to the Blockers. I LOVE that they are optional, as are the pants, because I wanted the Blitzers naked as the day they were born while the Blockers get pads to hit people with. Only the smaller apes wear pants. :)
Still hoping to get these first sic painted before GenCon next week, will prime today and get into the basic fur colors of grey, black, orange and tan...
TKMandroid - August 14, 2012 04:08 AM (GMT)
After 9 months of waiting, your babies are here. :lol:
SunDevil - August 27, 2012 08:08 PM (GMT)
Impact has added them to their site! They are on the left bar under Siringit - Apes!
Also, I have been contacted by a 3DB fan in New Zealand about them playing the Apes with an experimental roster in their league! We will definitely have to have him on in a few months to see how it's going!
Nod_Hero - August 31, 2012 05:12 AM (GMT)
SunDevil - August 31, 2012 02:54 PM (GMT)
WOW. Such a great blog post, very cool! I do love the idea of playing the Apes as humans!
So cool! I wish my apes were painted that well...or at all. I need to get them going this week!
vegeta7913 - September 4, 2012 12:16 AM (GMT)
wow, this is awesome! I can barely get these guys pinned, let alone painted half as well.
SunDevil - September 4, 2012 12:49 PM (GMT)
My mom visited over the weekend and brought the apes she bought. I'll paint her a set (one of each ape) and she said just keep the extra.
So I cleaned and left out to dry all my gorilla Blitzers (and arms) last night. Just the blitzers. Between what Impact generously sent me and my moms extras, I have 13 blitzers.
Just blitzers. :)
At this point, I'm going to be able to make multiple ape teams, including an entire team of just naked gorillas! :)
So THIS is what heaven must be like!