Star Hat Miniatures for DuckQuest Fantasy Role Playing Games

Created by Darcy Perry

A fantastic new range of heroic miniatures: ducks, crows, turtles (and more) for your tabletop RPG (Rune/Dragon/Hero/Duck) Quest games.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Ducks on the Wing!
about 2 months ago – Tue, Apr 14, 2020 at 07:21:22 AM

Greetings Adventurers!

It's another week in lockdown with my family here in New Zealand. We are keeping healthy here at home, adapting to a new way of living. Our ducklings are growing and enjoying the mainly sunny weather of our mid-Autumn. I hope you are safe and well where you are.

Bean and Gideon enjoying a dip in the pool.

Space Dwarf Bikers

Completing a Kickstarter in the middle of a pandemic is no easy feat and I appreciate what Chris at Macrocosm has been able to accomplish given the circumstances. Macrocosm is growing their range of sci-fi space dwarfs with a new Kickstarter campaign, which I encourage you to check out: 

Space Dwarf Bikers In Various Styles For Sci-Fi Wargames 28mm Miniatures. Sculpted by Bob Olley and Alessio Cisbani

The Hobby We Love

It's important to recognise that the tabletop games hobby we love is facing a crisis. The connection between crowdfunders and creative artists in this industry is both powerful and fragile. Our patronage is the lifeline that keeps many workshops in business. What our hobby looks like on the other side of this pandemic depends on us. 

Thank You

Thank you for the support you have shown for this DuckQuest campaign, and for my previous Kickstarters. Your messages have kept me being creative. You have helped me develop new skills and transform as an artist. You have helped me share my art. I can’t express how much that means to me. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

Ducks on the Wing!

All UK and EU packages have shipped and I have been receiving messages from backers delighted with their ducks. Chris is working on the US and Rest of the World this week. Delivery time may depend on your local postal service and current Covid-19 restrictions in your area. Please let me know when your ducks arrive. I am excited to hear from you! 

Quack!

Happy Easter!

It’s been an unusual Easter here but I am grateful for this time for quiet reflection (and chocolate). The resurrection of Jesus is a message of hope. I am optimistic about the future.  

Happy Easter from Jojo!

I wish you and all your loved ones a happy Easter. Keep safe and healthy. 

Blessings,

Darcy Perry

Star Hat Miniatures for DuckQuest Roleplaying Games

14 April 2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic Information
2 months ago – Sat, Mar 28, 2020 at 02:31:44 AM

Hello Everyone,

Over the first few days of lockdown here in New Zealand, I have been praying for people around the world. As the Covid-19 virus continues to change the world we live in, each of us is doing our best to support our communities. It's important to keep in contact with our friends and family, even while confined to our homes. Let’s all look out for each other, because we need each other.

Be Informed

Because internet searches can provide conflicting information, I have received multiple messages online about the pandemic, asking for advice or offering it. In New Zealand the government has a website with everything we need to know about Covid-19. Wherever you are, your national and local authorities will have the most up to date information for your area. If you are looking for information about the rest of the world, you can visit the World Health Organisation website. 

Visit the World Health Organisation for information about #coronavirus

Macrocosm is Closed

Chris and his family, who were all well and healthy a week ago, are now ill with Coronavirus symptoms. They have not been tested but are now in isolation at home and doing their best to get well soon. Obviously this also means that Macrocosm is temporarily closing it's doors.

"We are having to close as of this morning. 2 members of my immediate family have shown symptoms that mean we will have to completely lock ourselves down. It could be nothing or it could be something. It doesn't matter. We are taking our social responsibility and following guidelines set out. Thank you all for the support during this time." ~ Chris Nicholls, Macrocosm Miniatures

Shipping is Delayed

Your miniatures are packed and ready to post but the shipping will be delayed. I am sure you will understand given the circumstances. Most of the destination countries have stopped delivery of non-essential packages, and Macrocosm will be closed for a minimum of 14 days. Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris Nicholls and his family during this time.

Because NZ post is only shipping parcels of essential items at this time, the Star Hat Miniatures webstore is also temporarily closed. 

A Box of Fluffy Ducks

Our family has a couple of fluffy new arrivals. Bean and Gideon are Muscovy ducklings that are spending the lockdown in our "bubble". We are all in this together. The best way to protect those at risk is to stay home as much as possible. I thought a photo might lighten the mood of this update. 

Jojo meets Bean and Gideon.

Please take care of yourself and do your best to keep healthy, stay safe and be kind. Thank you so much for your patience and support!

Blessings,

Darcy Perry

Star Hat Miniatures for DuckQuest Roleplaying Games

28 March 2020

A Personal Message to Backers
2 months ago – Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 02:20:37 AM

This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read.

All Casting Completed - Shipping Commencing! THANK YOU :)
3 months ago – Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 02:10:35 AM

Greetings Adventurers!

Just a quack update to let you know that the casting is all done at Macrocosm! It was a mammoth task: 14 moulds, 350 spins and about 200 kg of metal! The metal miniatures, along with the resin figurines from Lancaster Casting, have all been put in trays and moved to the packing workshop for boxing and shipping. Duck yeah!!!

The last of the metal ducks in a row at Macrocosm.
Beautiful resin figurines from Lancaster Casting.

I know you are as eager as I am to paint these ducks, crows, pugbears, drolls, mushrooms, piles of treasure... and get them on your gaming table to delight your friends. A huge THANK YOU to Chris Nicholls at Macrocosm Moulding and Casting and Chris Taylor at Lancaster Casting. They have risen above floods, Brexit, and more flooding, (and more Brexit), to deliver exceptional service and quality miniatures. I couldn't be happier!

Please let me know when your miniatures arrive. I look forward to hearing from you all soon.

Enjoy your gaming!

Darcy Perry

Star Hat Miniatures for DuckQuest Roleplaying Games

12 March 2020

Duck Trolls and Wandering Wizards
3 months ago – Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 08:41:03 PM

Greetings Adventurers! 

Not all who wander are lost... Buffalorick is flying courier class to the UK as I write this. Somehow he missed the last box of greens. I suspect he was busy battling trolls! He will go straight into production when he arrives at Macrocosm and will be a mighty legion of heavy metal wizards in no time at all.

Buffalorick the Wandering Wizard!

Speaking of trolls... the Drolls (duck trolls) look amazing! Chris Taylor at Lancaster Casting has captured every glorious detail of my original sculpt in silicon and produced a high quality resin army of Drolls! 

A Box of Trolls!

Thank you for the support of the new DuckQuest forum (http://duckquest.freeforums.net/)  - it's a work in progress - feel free to drop by and make yourself welcome.

Enjoy your gaming!

Darcy Perry

Star Hat Miniatures for DuckQuest Roleplaying Games

27 February 2020