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Fan Finance 2.0 Questions
« on: 10 January 2015, 13:33:03 »
This thread is for any question that you may have about Fin Finance 2.0 project.
« Last Edit: 17 January 2015, 19:19:08 by speck »

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Re: Fan Finance 2.0 Questions
« Reply #1 on: 16 January 2015, 08:03:02 »
Any way to handle small variant parts? Examples that I keep eyeing up are simple things like a wasp arm with the dual lasers (3S) or the missile launcher and new arm for the newer mml/lppc wasp (8T). Or some more omni parts for the clan omnis.

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Re: Fan Finance 2.0 Questions
« Reply #2 on: 16 January 2015, 09:03:30 »
Any way to handle small variant parts? Examples that I keep eyeing up are simple things like a wasp arm with the dual lasers (3S) or the missile launcher and new arm for the newer mml/lppc wasp (8T). Or some more omni parts for the clan omnis.

It needs to be discussed to determine the best way to handle something like that. As of now we are looking at more new minis or variant (more then just a arm) that people want done.

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Re: Fan Finance 2.0 Questions
« Reply #3 on: 16 January 2015, 09:22:32 »
Is the sclupting only being handled by one Sculptor (Behrle Hubbuch B-3)? If so are there plans to include other Sculptors?
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Re: Fan Finance 2.0 Questions
« Reply #4 on: 16 January 2015, 09:26:28 »
Will this cover miniatures only, or will things like resin dropships be fundable as well (is that a word? Fundable? It is now.)

I ask because there's a couple of droppers like the Triumph and Leopard CV I'd be intrigued to see done.
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Re: Fan Finance 2.0 Questions
« Reply #5 on: 16 January 2015, 10:52:11 »
Speck, although the "variant parts" question was already answered, do you think it would possible to at least get the Dasher C Left Arm made through Fan Funding, since IWM currently sells the Dasher C Right Arm (OP-046). It's a simple mirror image of that arm...and without the left arm, it makes no sense carrying the right one because you just can't use it.
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Re: Fan Finance 2.0 Questions
« Reply #6 on: 16 January 2015, 12:55:35 »
Is the sclupting only being handled by one Sculptor (Behrle Hubbuch B-3)? If so are there plans to include other Sculptors?

At first I will be doing all sculpting to keep things simple and manageable.  If things go well and there is enough demand other sculptors will join the team.
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Re: Fan Finance 2.0 Questions
« Reply #7 on: 16 January 2015, 14:47:57 »
Will this cover miniatures only, or will things like resin dropships be fundable as well (is that a word? Fundable? It is now.)

I ask because there's a couple of droppers like the Triumph and Leopard CV I'd be intrigued to see done.

As of now this is just for Miniatures only. If things go well and Mike approves we might be able to add resin dropships later on.

Speck, although the "variant parts" question was already answered, do you think it would possible to at least get the Dasher C Left Arm made through Fan Funding, since IWM currently sells the Dasher C Right Arm (OP-046). It's a simple mirror image of that arm...and without the left arm, it makes no sense carrying the right one because you just can't use it.

As of now no, falls into the small variant parts question that I already answered.

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Re: Fan Finance 2.0 Questions
« Reply #8 on: 16 January 2015, 15:35:21 »
Will this cover miniatures only, or will things like resin dropships be fundable as well (is that a word? Fundable? It is now.)

I ask because there's a couple of droppers like the Triumph and Leopard CV I'd be intrigued to see done.

So love this idea.

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Re: Fan Finance 2.0 Questions
« Reply #9 on: 16 January 2015, 17:06:09 »
Are you taking requests yet because if you are... Belleraphon...
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Re: Fan Finance 2.0 Questions
« Reply #10 on: 16 January 2015, 18:31:43 »
One minor problem I can foresee.  Say I have $800 to burn, and want to put it toward sculpting the PME-D-TR3 PotatoMech from XTRO: REALLY Deep Periphery.  It gets on the poll but gets zero votes, because even I might not vote for that.  Problem is, of the six designs that do pass, I don't care about them and don't wish to donate my money.  So I drop my $800 on online sellers who deeply discount their minis, and I get a better deal.  So there's $800 that is not going into the project, and one more mini not being made for the three fans who want it. 

I understand limiting the flow of incoming stuff to a manageable level, but at some point this scenario will occur.  I don't have a realistic suggestion other than to maybe keep a slot open for people who want to wholly fund a specific mini themselves.  I'd just rather see the money go directly to IWM.

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Re: Fan Finance 2.0 Questions
« Reply #11 on: 16 January 2015, 18:33:34 »
Are you taking requests yet because if you are... Belleraphon...

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Re: Fan Finance 2.0 Questions
« Reply #12 on: 17 January 2015, 14:27:06 »
One minor problem I can foresee.  Say I have $800 to burn, and want to put it toward sculpting the PME-D-TR3 PotatoMech from XTRO: REALLY Deep Periphery.  It gets on the poll but gets zero votes, because even I might not vote for that.  Problem is, of the six designs that do pass, I don't care about them and don't wish to donate my money.  So I drop my $800 on online sellers who deeply discount their minis, and I get a better deal.  So there's $800 that is not going into the project, and one more mini not being made for the three fans who want it. 

I understand limiting the flow of incoming stuff to a manageable level, but at some point this scenario will occur.  I don't have a realistic suggestion other than to maybe keep a slot open for people who want to wholly fund a specific mini themselves.  I'd just rather see the money go directly to IWM.

An interesting comment.  I'd like to say at this point I'm not just the sculptor in this new endeavor, I initiated this project with IWM so I could keep a steady stream of work heading my way and I enlisted Speck's help to get the rules hammered out and to get this going on the Forum(s).  We are both running this operation so we can make new rules that suit the situation as long as they don't clash with any of the basic rules IWM established from the beginning. 
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Re: Fan Finance 2.0 Questions
« Reply #14 on: 17 January 2015, 17:58:38 »
An interesting comment.  I'd like to say at this point I'm not just the sculptor in this new endeavor, I initiated this project with IWM so I could keep a steady stream of work heading my way and I enlisted Speck's help to get the rules hammered out and to get this going on the Forum(s).  We are both running this operation so we can make new rules that suit the situation as long as they don't clash with any of the basic rules IWM established from the beginning.

Cool!  Hopefully this will result with some nice, probably-wouldn't-have-seen-the-light-of-day sculpts!  Thanks!

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Re: Fan Finance 2.0 Questions
« Reply #15 on: 17 January 2015, 19:18:01 »
Fin Finance 2.0
Can we finance something besides just fins? :P

If the trial run goes well, will you be adjusting the schedule at all (eg. how often votes go up and how many minis get selected in each one) to better match the available man-hours?

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Re: Fan Finance 2.0 Questions
« Reply #16 on: 18 January 2015, 01:56:47 »
Can we finance something besides just fins? :P

If the trial run goes well, will you be adjusting the schedule at all (eg. how often votes go up and how many minis get selected in each one) to better match the available man-hours?

No, just Fins.  ;)

IWM has limited us to no more than two (possibly three) minis per month, depending on how swamped the Mold Orcs are.
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« Reply #17 on: 18 January 2015, 02:07:35 »
Well, if you want mold to grow on an orc, sticking them in a swamp certainly seems like a good way to start. :)
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Re: Fan Finance 2.0 Questions
« Reply #18 on: 18 January 2015, 02:28:07 »
I thought orcs were mold...
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« Reply #19 on: 18 January 2015, 13:14:53 »
Those are orks, not orcs. :)
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« Reply #20 on: 25 January 2015, 12:38:16 »
How much is a reasonable amount to contribute?

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« Reply #21 on: 25 January 2015, 13:50:55 »
You can contribute as much as you want.  You can pay for a whole Mech or Vehicle if you like. ;)
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« Reply #22 on: 26 January 2015, 03:56:29 »
I know it was said that the begining was going to focus on mechs and vees, but if things go well, could we see funding of BA in the near future,and is it a difficulty of production thing or like a lack of potential RoE/ interest that excludes BA from the mix for now?
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« Reply #23 on: 26 January 2015, 07:13:07 »
I know it was said that the begining was going to focus on mechs and vees, but if things go well, could we see funding of BA in the near future,and is it a difficulty of production thing or like a lack of potential RoE/ interest that excludes BA from the mix for now?

If things go well the next suggestion thread will include other unit types.

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« Reply #24 on: 26 January 2015, 07:45:25 »
I'm new to fan funding.  What's the benefit of contributing besides putting a mini into production? 

Is there a discount provided to me for the miniature I help fund?

Is there a contribution minimum?

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« Reply #25 on: 26 January 2015, 08:02:17 »
I'm new to fan funding.  What's the benefit of contributing besides putting a mini into production? 

You get store credit in the amount you contributed to the funding. So if you want to make a larger order anyway, fan funding is a good way to go about it.

Is there a discount provided to me for the miniature I help fund?

No

Is there a contribution minimum?

Not really, but let's be realistic here: contributing an amount of $1 would be kinda silly and would lead to more work for the one keeping track of it than the dollar would be worth. ;)
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Re: Fan Finance 2.0 Questions
« Reply #26 on: 31 January 2015, 00:38:28 »
Hey Speck, how about instead of keeping the Top Six and chucking everything else, why not hang on to the list of everything that gets 10-12 votes or so, and take the top 6 from there next Quarter?  Maybe if there's a tie, have a "Tie Breaker" Poll?  Even if you don't go straight down the list, maybe just toss the ones below the top 6 back up for another Poll, without taking more suggestions?  It looks like there's PLENTY to keep B-3 busy for a while anyway!   ;D
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Re: Fan Finance 2.0 Questions
« Reply #27 on: 31 January 2015, 10:00:07 »
So you are essentially suggesting doing this once a year? No thanks. I'd rather be able to insert some of the new stuff coming down the line.

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« Reply #28 on: 31 January 2015, 10:39:15 »
Maybe next time we could narrow the poll choices a little bit. I feel like 35 is a lot to chose from. Maybe about 20 choices would be better considering how many didn't make it to double digits in votes.
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« Reply #29 on: 31 January 2015, 13:24:54 »
So you are essentially suggesting doing this once a year? No thanks. I'd rather be able to insert some of the new stuff coming down the line.

I agree, I will throw money at this, but not at what looks to be winning right now. I see no reason to spend money to make a new version of the same thing when we do not have all the old ones yet.