Saturday, 9 February 2019

Crowdfunding Watch – 3D-printing – fantasy ruins, dark ages and lots of minis.

Stormguard: 3D printable Terrain for RPG and Wargames
If you don’t have enough ruins for your Frostgrave game-board (and who can have enough, anyway?), then this looks really interesting.
It is, of course, great even if you don’t play Frostgrave, as this stuff can be used in a lot of fantasy and even historical settings.
You’ll get rustic stone buildings, some whole but most ruined, and scatter terrain. Lots of it.
The campaign progresses extremely well and several stretch goals are already unlocked, more are certain to be reached.
This is my favourite this time, so much so that I backed it. I simply don’t have enough ruins for Frostgrave (but, truth to be told, I could probably cover a gaming table with what I have and what I can already print).
Great stuff, and absolutely worth a look. Check it out before it ends on March 8 2019.

Fancy some printable miniatures that actually print well on your ordinary FDM (filament) printer? If you do, then this is a campaign for you.
These minis are all set to print directly. If they need supports, then those are already included. It’s plug and play.
The resulting prints looks really smashing. What’s not to like?
These guys, Fat Dragon Games, also got a really good YouTube channel that I find very informative, with lots of tricks and tips on 3D-printing. Worth a look.
Check it out before February 27 2019.

Jens of 3D-Print-Terrain is here again, this time with a campaign centred around the Dark Ages.
We get Anglo-Saxon and Celtic houses to start with, and from there stretch-goals will fill the campaign.
Already unlocked as I write this are a church and a very nice motte.
Soon to come are some great-looking Viking ships, both a war-like long-ship and also more peaceful trading ships.
Jens’ campaigns usually take off, and as a backer you can suggest what you would like to see as stretch-goals in the campaign. So, you can influence the direction and maybe get just that building you have always wished for.
I've backed a few of his earlier campaigns, and Jens do deliver great stuff.
So, what are you waiting for? Take a good look, maybe pledge, and do it before March 10, 2019.

If giant-kin is your thing, then have a look at this.
Argus, Basajauns, Cormoran, Ferragut and Grendel. Not something to meet in a dark alleyway, but possible to print if you back this kickstarter.
Really nice minis (or should that be maxis, as they are giants?) with some terrain-pieces thrown in.
Check it out before February 21 2019.

More minis, this time mostly suitable for fantasy football.
There’s an assortment of female demonic figures, everything from your typical playing team to support personnel, like cheer-leaders, docs and, well, assassins.
Fun minis that are worth a look, especially if you play fantasy football in any of its many shapes.
This kickstarter runs until March 10 2019.

And now for something completely different.
Einar is working on comics for blind people, and this campaign is in support of that work.
The comics are in 3D and made so that blind people can explore each and every frame.
It sound amazing and something well worth supporting. I'm in.
Do check it out before it ends on February 28 2019.

If you would like to see more 3D-printing crowdfunding projects then look here.
Do you want a look at reviews of 3D-printing stuff then check here.

All photos, renders and illustrations © M. Chabot, Tom Tullis, 3D-Print-Terrain, William Charles Chamberlin, GamesMiniatures and Einar Petersen respectively and used with permission.


  1. Thank you kindly for writing about my efforts to bring comicbooks to the visually impaired + for your support, it really means a lot for me to see people in the miniatures community back up around the project. I shall do my best to make you both happy and proud!

    1. It's such an interesting project, so I will follow it with interest