Some days ago began Hace unos días empezó The kickstarter campaing of the italian brand Aradia Miniatures, about the Dante’s Inferno. It has been funded in only 2 hours and has already unlocked several of the Stretch Goals proposed, the the campaign has been a great succes. The money unit chosed is the swiss fran (CHF) they are about ±0,92€.

As we could imagine, the campaign is based in the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri and more concrete in the inferno’s part and we find figures based in its iconography and mithology fram that outer limits reign. The campaign offers a Dante’s bust too, and a Dante and Virgil scenes as characters. We could think about that if they are representing the inferno’s part we could spect figures based in the purgatory and paradise.

Now it’s time to do an analisys of the figures:

Dante and Virgil sculpted by Roberto de Meo and painted by Mirko Cavalloni

Cerberus sculpted by Joaquin Palacios and painted by Sergio Calvo

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Charon sculpted by Ali Jalali and painted by Fabrizio Russo

Gorgon sculpted by Pedro Fernandez and painted by Mirko Cavalloni

Paolo and Francesca sculpted by Alfonso Prieto and painted by Marko Miladinovic from Craftworld Studio. That model is exclusive from the kickstarter campaign.

The figure are planned to be given in September- October of the 2017. The pledge amounts doesn’t include the shiping costs. The pledges are:

1.- “Thank you” Pledge for 1 CHF or more: That level gives you access to buy Add-ons adding thge amount to their pledge, that leved don’t give access to the freebies.

2.- “The lovers” Pledge for 23 CHF or more: That level gives the figure of  Paolo and Francesca directly. It gives you access to buy Add-ons adding thge amount to their pledge, that leved don’t give access to the freebies.

3.- “The forest dark” Pledge for 59 CHF or more: That level gives you a figure to choose between: Cerberus, Charon, Dante and Virgil or Gorgon. It gives you access to buy Add-ons adding thge amount to their pledge, that leved gives you access to the freebies.

4.- “Guardians of hell” Pledge for 95 CHF or more: That level gives you two figures to choose between: Cerberus, Charon, Dante and Virgil or Gorgon. It gives you access to buy Add-ons adding thge amount to their pledge, that leved gives you access to the freebies.

5.-“Guardians of hell, exclusive KS” Pledge for 118 CHF or more: That level gives you two figures to choose between: Cerberus, Charon, Dante and Virgil or Gorgon. And the exclusive figure of Paolo and Francesca asured. It gives you access to buy Add-ons adding thge amount to their pledge, that leved gives you access to the freebies.

6.- “Katabasis” Pledge for 136 CHF or more: That level gives you three figures to choose between: Cerberus, Charon, Dante and Virgil or Gorgon. It gives you access to buy Add-ons adding thge amount to their pledge, that leved gives you access to the freebies.

7.- “Katabasis, exclusive KS” Pledge for 155 CHF or more: That level gives you three figures to choose between: Cerberus, Charon, Dante and Virgil or Gorgon. And the exclusive figure of Paolo and Francesca asured. It gives you access to buy Add-ons adding thge amount to their pledge, that leved gives you access to the freebies.

8.- “The dark journey” Pledge for 179 CHF or more: That level gives you four figures to choose between: Cerberus, Charon, Dante and Virgil or Gorgon. It gives you access to buy Add-ons adding thge amount to their pledge, that leved gives you access to the freebies.

9.- “Katabasis: Full pack” Pledge for 196 CHF or more: That level gives you all the figures: Cerberus, Charon, Dante and Virgil or Gorgon. And the exclusive figure of Paolo and Francesca asured. It gives you access to buy Add-ons adding thge amount to their pledge, that leved gives you access to the freebies.

10.- “Collectible Painting” Pledge for 900 CHF or more: That level gives you a figure choosen by you that will be painted by  Mirko Cavalloni in a wooden base and certificate. It gives you access to buy Add-ons adding thge amount to their pledge, that leved gives you access to the freebies. It is limited to 2 donations.

11.- “Masterclass” Pledge for 1200 CHF or more: 5 painting days with Mirko Cavalloni, it includes hospedaje and meals but not the travel amount. It gives you access to buy Add-ons adding thge amount to their pledge, that leved gives you access to the freebies. It is limited to 1 donation.

Several levels are fulfilled, but if any participats retire his donations that will be free again:

12.- “Katabarsys (early bird)” Pledge for 126 CHF or more: That level gives you three figures to choose between: Cerberus, Charon, Dante and Virgil or Gorgon. And the exclusive figure of Paolo and Francesca asured. It gives you access to buy Add-ons adding thge amount to their pledge, that leved gives you access to the freebies. It is limited to 15 donations.

13.- “Katabasis, Full pack (early bird)” Pledge for 185 CHF or more: That level gives you all the figures: Cerberus, Charon, Dante and Virgil or Gorgon. And the exclusive figure of Paolo and Francesca asured. It gives you access to buy Add-ons adding thge amount to their pledge, that leved gives you access to the freebies.  It is limited to 29  donations.

14.- “Clubs and shops” Pledge for 310 CHF or more: That level is for clubs or shops. That level gives you nine figures to choose between: Cerberus, Charon, Dante and Virgil or Gorgon. And the exclusive figure of Paolo and Francesca asured. It gives you access to buy Add-ons adding thge amount to their pledge, that leved gives you access to the freebies. It is limited to 5 donations.

15.- “Paolo and Francesca: Collector Painting” Pledge for 550 CHF or more: That level gives you all the figures: Cerberus, Charon, Dante and Virgil or Gorgon. And the exclusive figure of Paolo and Francesca asured. It adds the original Box art of Paolo and francesca painted by Marco Milanovic. It gives you access to buy Add-ons adding thge amount to their pledge, that leved gives you access to the freebies. It is limited to 1 donation.

The cast of the figures is done in resin as we could see in that gorgon review.

Stretch Goals:

When they arrived to the 7000 CHF a Dante’s bust was unlocked and ready to be added increasing 40CHF to your pledge amount.

When they arrived to the 9000 CHF it is applied a great discount on their Patreon campaign passing from 10$ to 1$.

At the 12000 CHF it was unlocked a new figure to add 50 CHF to your pledged amount.

At the 15000 CHF it was unlocked a new figure to add, Ulyses, 70CHF to your pledged amount.

At the 18000 CHF it has been unlocked a pile of skulls as a freebies for the pledge amounts that includes them.

At the 22000CHF it has been unlocked some cards as a freebies for the pledge amounts that includes them.

There are several stretch goals to unlock when the campaign raises the requiered amount. The reversible bust is so curious for me as i have not seen something like that before.

They have put several social stretch goals, thyat mean that not all the unlockables need to be raised aor get by money, they ned to get a determinate amount of followers, shares, bring a friend…

One of the most interesting is a new head for Charon and even several discounts and offers on the Aradia’s webpage

To finish, a so interesting campaign, with a so few used topic that could be explorated giving so good and interesting figures and ideas. Several of the products offered are son interesting for me personally and maybe i get part of it. I have participated in som e campaign and they have a very good service giving the figures as expected, that makes me to trust in them. if you could don’t hesitate to be in that kind of iniciatives to help the modelling industry.

Don’t forget to visit the campaign HERE

Joan Carles Ros “Rosman”