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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, November 26 2018 2:51 AM UTC +00:00.

AU$ 2,158
pledged of AU$ 4,000pledged of AU$ 4,000 goal
46
backers
4days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, November 26 2018 2:51 AM UTC +00:00.

About

What is this Kickstarter for?

Well, for as long as I can remember, people have wanted non-human style terrain. This is what I’m bringing to wargaming tables with this Kickstarter.

The core part of this Kickstarter is to bring the Ancient Worldship themed terrain to life!

The Wall Set

Digital render of the wall set
Digital render of the wall set

The first set of terrain is a wall set, to allow players to recreate boarding actions or a built up area of a city. This would be ideal for something like Zone Mortalis for Warhammer 40,000 or for Infinity players who like dense terrain.

The set is also designed with modularity in mind, allowing you to easily rearrange your terrain between (or during) games. I've included two recesses on each flat side that can house a circular rare earth magnet that has a diameter of 5mm and a height of 2mm. This is optional and you can use none, one or both slots as you see fit.

With these pieces you can replicate the interior of an alien Ancient Worldship as big or small as you like as long as you have enough pieces! 

 The wall set STL pack consists of:

  • door
  • 2 inch wall
  • 4 inch wall
  • 6 inch wall
  • 8 inch wall
  • T-intersection
  • X-intersection
  • corner
  •  energy barrier for the door
  • end cap pieces (to give the ends of the walls a neat finish)
Here are some early versions of the wall set painted up.  Note that the end cap pieces have changed significantly and the holes visible are from where the resin from the 3D printing was let out of the pieces.
Early prototype of the Wall Set
Early prototype of the Wall Set
Early prototype of the Wall Set
Early prototype of the Wall Set

Energy Barrier set

In this set you get the STL files to make the large and small barriers.  The generator and the barrier pieces come separately (to make painting easier).  The large energy barrier piece is roughly four inches wide while the small energy barrier piece is roughly two inches wide.

Digital render of energy barriers
Digital render of energy barriers

Here are some 3D printed prototypes (using a resin 3D printer):

3D printed energy barrier set prototypes
3D printed energy barrier set prototypes
Infantry using the energy barriers
Infantry using the energy barriers
Infantry using the energy barriers
Infantry using the energy barriers
Infantry using the energy barriers
Infantry using the energy barriers

The Void Portal

Everyone needs a method of getting from point A to point B.  The void portal is the transportation device for you!  Coming in at a massive 20cm (8 inches) wide and around 22cm (9ish inches) tall, this piece will stand out on any battlefield and feel like even larger miniatures like tanks could come through it!

The kit comes with a set of steps, which are supported by a clear plastic base to help with the illusion of floating steps.  The steps are not part of the main Void Portal piece, so you can position them wherever you choose or just leave them off the table if you want.

Finally, the Void portal wouldn't be complete without some kind of control console to activate it!  The console comes in two pieces and can be placed wherever you choose as it has a flat base.  Or, should you want, you could mount it on one of the bases below to treat it as an objective marker!

*Please make sure your 3D printer can handle the sizes involved.  Otherwise, you will need to use a program like Fusion 360 to slice the parts into smaller ones for printing.
Digital render of the Void Portal
Digital render of the Void Portal
Digital render of the Void Portal's console
Digital render of the Void Portal's console

The picture below shows a sample 3D printed version of the Void Portal that I've painted up. The final version will be slightly different to what is shown below. The energy field part will be more transparent in the final version than shown below.

The Void portal pictured below was printed using a filament 3D printer:

Void portal prototype - image 1
Void portal prototype - image 1
Void portal prototype - image 2
Void portal prototype - image 2

Bases


But I haven't stopped there! A set of terrain wouldn't be complete without some bases for your miniatures to go with it!
The 32mm bases are scaled up versions of the 25mm bases.
Digital render of the 25mm and 40mm bases
Digital render of the 25mm and 40mm bases

Here are some images of the bases in use.  These are the original design though.  I have since adjusted the designs so that there is a hollow space underneath them to help you balance your models on uneven terrain.

The examples in the photos below were printed using a resin 3D printer

Example of based miniatures (40mm bases)
Example of based miniatures (40mm bases)
25mm based miniatures example 1
25mm based miniatures example 1
25mm based miniatures example 2
25mm based miniatures example 2
32mm bases
32mm bases

But wait, there's more!

You have to ask yourself if that's enough though.  For me, it's not. So I've also got a neoprene gaming mat sized at 6 foot by 4 foot available! The art for this mat was done by a good friend of mine, Matthew Tolcher.

Each mat is protected by a coating to help make it water resistant to help keep it clean and protect against spills of your chosen beverage.
Ancient Worldship neoprene gaming mat
Ancient Worldship neoprene gaming mat

Here are some zoomed in sections of the above photo showing the details:

Mat close up 1
Mat close up 1
Mat close up 2
Mat close up 2
Mat close up 3
Mat close up 3
Mat close up 4
Mat close up 4

Each mat also come in its own carry bag as part of the cost pledge or add on cost.

Ancient Worldship mat carry bag
Ancient Worldship mat carry bag

Add ons!

What Kickstarter wouldn't be complete without add-ons? When making your pledge, simply add the value of your add ons to your pledge.  Each pledge is available as an add-on for the value of the pledge.  So if you want to get the mat and the walls STL files, you'd pledge $95.

If you wanted to get all the STL files available, you'd pledge $35

Want to get the mat and all the STL files?  Pledge $115

Stretch Goals!

What Kickstarter project wouldn't be complete without some stretch goals?

If we reach $6000, I will make a set of 3 60mm bases

If we reach $7000, I will make a set of rounded cavalry / bike style bases.

If we reach $8000, I will have a 2nd mat design commissioned for a Bio-worldship theme (I'm looking at something with an H.R. Giger influence). 

If we then reach $10000, I have an Energy Generator design that I'm working on that I will tidy up for 3D printing.

Ancient Worldship generator
Ancient Worldship generator

Time frame

All the STL files will be made available to backers immediately upon completion of backer surveys.  The Mats will likely take 2-3 months to be printed and delivered.

Shipping

Shipping for the gaming mats will be charged after the kickstarter once the production has been finished.

Shipping for Australians will be via Sendle and should cost you around $15.95 unless you live in a particularly remote area.

For the rest of the world, you have two options:

- option 1 - ship direct from the manufacturer to you.  For the EU, US and Canada this will cost around $50-$55 USD depending on where you live.  You will be responsible for any import tariffs / taxes if you chose this option

- option 2 - ship from a distribution point within the following regions.  This is cheaper, but will take longer to get to you as the items will be shipping via surface freight to the various distribution points.  You will *not* have to pay import duty on this option.

US, Canada, EU.  Estimated costs as below:

US - $27 - $32 USD

EU - 35 - 45 Euro

Canada - TBD

STL conditions of use / licensing

The STL files part of this project are allowed to be printed by the purchaser of the files. The license does not permit the files to be shared with anyone who did not pledge / purchase the files themselves.

Risks and challenges

As with any Kickstarter project, there are risks. This is my second Kickstarter and while my previous one was successful, I did run into several issues during fulfillment (like having included shipping as part of the campaign and not properly factoring in those costs). I've learned from and adjusted how I manage that in this Kickstarter.

The only real risk at this stage is issues with the manufacturer of the gaming mat. Otherwise everything is digital files which are ready to go and I've already had test printed.

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