Friday, 2 November 2018

Crowdfunding Watch – 3D-printing – Pint-sized realms, a medieval village, Bundeswehr and Sci-Fi cars

A varied selection of 3D-printing kickstarters this time.

I’ve got a D&D campaign going, and whilst we are in dungeons or inside houses I have no problems – I print the terrain and we’re off playing. But there is all that travelling between the places… “You walk one mile on a winding road through the woods, passing a small village and a rocky crag. Then, before you…” etc.
How cool would it be to instead plonk that winding road onto the table, with a village, rocky crag and maybe that ruined keep that is the object for the trip. Everything in miniature, off course.
And I wouldn’t mind building a representation of the small village that has become the base of operations, so the party knows the way to the temple, blacksmith, potion-maker and, of course, the tavern.
They will travel to a town soon, and having that built up before them would certainly help.
This is great stuff. Lots of great stuff, actually. You could build a whole world from this, or at least a sizeable part of one.
Do check it out!
This KS ends on November 15, 2018.

So, you’ve built a pint-sized realm, you’re adventurers have reached a village and now you want to adventure in it.
Well, then this is a good starting point, where you’ll get a bunch of different buildings for a medieval, or fantasy, village.
On top of that, there are scatter terrain, roads, a dungeon, walls and more.
The presented renders looks great and with a bit of luck you’ll see a printed building or two in a review here, before the campaign is over.
If you need a village, or maybe just a couple of buildings, then this is absolutely worth a look.
This KS ends on December 13, 2018.

Let’s move from medieval to a more modern setting.
If modern wargaming is your thing then this is certainly something to check out.
You’ll get files for a lot of Bundeswehr vehicles, and some of them would work for other nationalities also with minimal modifications. Hmm… the Leopard 2 is used in the Swedish Army as Strv 121/122... shouldn’t be too hard to modify…
This looks really interesting and if Bundeswehr and its vehicles is your thing then you should take a look.
This KS ends on November 15, 2018.

If Bundeswehr isn’t modern enough for you, then this might be.
Here you’ll have a retro-SF look that I find really attractive. What’s not to like when you have a Skymini, a Happy Burger Bar and a flying tuk-tuk.
I do like these! They would look great as scatter terrain on a future city battlefield and equally good in a skirmish game or roleplaying game.
Great stuff! Check it out.
This KS ends on November 13, 2018.

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All photos, renders and illustrations © Hobgoblin-3D, Dark Realms Forge, Tommy and Kore Aeronautics respectively and used with permission.


  1. Awesome job, love the village!

    1. That village, and the other pintsized pieces,looks soooo tempting.

  2. Lovely models.I am really keen on starting to print especially the medieval village.Great report. :)

    1. Thank you!
      Lots of goodies here. You'll see a printed sample from the village-campaign here in a couple of weeks.