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.

4 comments:

  1. Awesome job, love the village!

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

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

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

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