Bite The Bullet
Bite the Bullet is a project created by Elisa and Daniel that started from zero in July 2020 and now one year on its time to celbrate their first anniversay.
Bite the Bullet is celebrating their first anniversary so there is no better time than now to become a Patreon and enjoy the birthday surprises!
First of all, we want to tell you how much we appreciate all the support you guys have showed us during this first year of Bite the Bullet.
As most of you already know, in Bite the Bullet is a project created by us (Elisa and Daniel) that started from zero in July 2020.
Elisa had been working as freelance for several great mini companies in the past but with the start of the pandemic she made her move and decided to start her own project.
This is how Bite the Bullet was created, no previous Kickstarters, no campaigns, nothing … we just went for it.
We decided to start with a small Starter Pack (including our beloved “Frida, the Merchant Alpaca”) and for July … some Pirates, because who doesn’t like pirates (the sea ones ¬¬) and our fisherman (we hooked some of our first patrons thanks to him ^_^), we ended the month with 35 patrons which coming from absolute 0 … wasn’t bad at all!
Then, for August, we moved into a pirate Blacksmith set (as you can see we weren’t too sure about where to steer the Patreon so we just went with the wind and the flow), that month we reached 47 patrons and our Discord started becoming alive with some crazy backstories about how “Andre” (our Blacksmith) lost his arm and/or his leg.
And .. hey! 34 of you are still here! A full year, uh?!
You have been here since the beginning, you have seen it all and you’re amazing!
We then released our first Loyalty Reward, “Twilight, the Ancient Dragon” so those of you who have it … he’s rare! You guys are the true OGs!
After that we moved into what was our first 3-month Season (Autumn 2020), in September we started “The Cult of the Ancients“, adding lore, Illithids/Mindflayers, one ancient artifact, the appearance of an old god and also, our first Exotic to the mix.
That release and with the appearance of “Dolores“, leader of the warriors and our “first hit?” until then, that month we grew to 130 patrons and during the next 2 months we finished our first season full of eyes and tentacles!
We reached 300 patrons and created an exclusive “$9 Toothless Dino Tier” for all of you to move and save some pledge money as a way of thanking them for their early support.
Those slots are pretty much sold out but if you’re really lucky you still can get one of them from time to time.
Then we let all of you help us steer the Patreon thanks to our Season Theme Polls.
Since then we have done 3 full seasons, moved to Modular releases, started doing Crossovers with fellow creators, releasing Throwback minis from previous months, step-by-step Painting Guides, doing seasonal Painting Contests with big prizes and releasing Busts … among a lot of other stuff.
And the good thing is we still have plenty of new ideas for the future.
Now we’re back in July and after 12 months we almost reached 1000 patrons!
And we couldn’t be happier with our growth and even above that … with our community!
We can imagine that the ones who have been here since the early months have seen a notable improvement in both the quality of Releases and Miniatures.
If you joined back there and are still here we can assume that you’re enjoying your time aboard with us (we’re really happy to have you around) and for those who just joined in the last months thank you as well for making us increase the size of our crew and for helping us continue with our dream project … Bite the Bullet.
Both of us (Elisa and Daniel) want to express again how HUGE it’s for us that we have reached this milestone.
We feel very optimistic about this project and are very proud of our community.