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Thomas Gunn MiniaturesBy Thomas Gunn Miniatures
First created
Thomas Gunn MiniaturesBy Thomas Gunn Miniatures
First created
£747
pledged of £4,000pledged of £4,000 goal
10
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, December 10 2018 9:45 PM UTC +00:00

About

 Pictures of our projected 1/56 scale Tiger Tank Mk 1

Why Kickstarter?

With several 1/32 and 1/30 scale painted metal ranges produced over the last 9 years, including our very successful Romans and Spartans, why go down the Kickstarter route?

We are new to the war gaming market and need to start somewhere big enough to make a splash, Kick-starter seemed like the ideal platform to promote our business direct to you the end user. This way our products will be better value for money and give us the ability to get our product to market very quickly with the help of the crowd funding model. Kickstarter will also allow us to show off and reach many more potential gamers than we could do with traditional advertising and marketing.

We have made plenty of vehicles in the past for 1/30 scale collectors and have many years experience in moulding and casting resin vehicles to accompany our figures. Transferring this knowledge has made the whole process easier to get these smaller variants to the market.

Japanese Type 1 SPG in 1/30 scale
Japanese Type 1 SPG in 1/30 scale

Initial research seemed to suggest potential investors are worried about losing money and not getting the product they paid for. However with 2 long term factories already working for us, the chances of you not receiving your order are pretty much close to zero. Not only this we plan to be in this market for the long term and therefore customer goodwill is of paramount importance to us. From past experience we have the ability to professionally deal with setbacks while keeping you, the backer, informed with what's happening every step of the way - and not just while the campaign is running. When funding closes and production starts, we aim to provide you with the most up-to-date information possible regarding each stage of products journey to your tabletop.

Freikorps Maxim MG set in 1/32 scale
Freikorps Maxim MG set in 1/32 scale

We believe that honesty is important and so is regular contact with our backers. You can expect the very best communication from us, no matter what. As part of our honesty pledge, please be aware that we do not offer refunds after a Kickstarter campaign closes.  If you pledge, and later change your mind, that's okay, but you need to cancel your pledge before the campaign ends.

By working with high quality production facilities that we've dealt with during the last 9 years,  we are confident that we'll be able to deliver your vehicle in a timely manner. Our exacting standards mean that you're guaranteed to get a great pre painted product. We will strive to beat the June 2019 deadline announced by all means possible, but not at the cost of quality.

Should we reach £5,000 our first stretch goal will be a free PDF set of 2 Hour War Game rules from Ed at NUTS. The Eastern Front edition rules will be compatible with all these vehicles being offered on this Kickstarter . Normal retail $15/£12.

Second stretch goal: We want to make more vehicles and figures for you guys but obviously we need your help! So we decided that should we reach £10,000 we will make a 4 man set of German infantry unpainted tank riders in 1/56 scale  (28mm wargames figure compatible).  More Stretch Goals will be added as the amount raised increases, its up to you guys!

At the same time we reach £10,000 as well as offering the tank riders we will start making a King Tiger tank similar to the one pictured below and at the same price as the Tiger Mk 1. Once we reach £15,000 we will produce a T34 and should we reach the amazing target of £20,000 we will make a Panzer Mk 4. We have a list of 16 tanks in our production schedule, only you can help us reach this goal. We will update and amend the Kickstarter as Stretch Goals are reached. At the moment you can only pledge to buy the Tiger Mk 1.  

1/56 scale King Tiger sample
1/56 scale King Tiger sample

Risks and challenges

PRODUCTION AND FULFILLMENT

For a project like ours, the risks and challenges fall into three categories:
1) Overall Non-completion
2) Delays in meeting our estimated delivery dates
3) We do not produce a specific model or change a specific model

Concerning the risk of Overall Non-completion: There are 2 things that could cause the non-completion of this Kickstarter and are the loss of our inbound shipments (due to an act of God, pirates or war), or a massive disaster (fire, flood) that levels our facility. Either of those events might be disastrous, however we carry full insurance on our facility and insure every shipment, no matter the size, against loss and damage.

Obviously either of the above tragic events would create delays in meeting our estimated delivery dates, and that brings us to the second category: delays. these are simply part of the cycle of business and it is our wisdom, training, and experience that would help us mitigate and work through any delay. Some delays, like ones we have control or exercise input over, are easy to solve. Other delays are out of our control, such as Customs and Border Protection and Consumer Product Safety Commission inspections and delays. In the end we do everything possible to avoid any delay and will always update you as soon as possible.

Lastly there is the risk we will not produce a specific model shown. This will only occur if there is not enough interest in a specific model measured by the number of backers that actually pledge for to buy it verses the cost to produce it. In the event this situation develops you will have plenty of time to adjust your Pledge Manager.

We reserve the right to modify pieces shown to meet production requirements.

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    Pledge £15 or more About $19

    Unpainted Tigers

    An unpainted version of our Tiger, please remember to add £6 postage or £12 if abroad to your pledge.

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    Pledge £32 or more About $40

    1 x Tiger

    1 x High quality resin cast model (not 3D print) Tiger Mk1 with a choice of a decals to make 3 different versions. Shipping will be £6 extra on top of pledge within UK and £12 rest of world please note.

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    Pledge £58 or more About $73

    2 Tigers

    1 x High quality resin cast model (not 3D print) Tiger Mk1 with a choice of a decals to make 3 different versions. Shipping will be £6 extra on top of pledge within UK and £12 rest of world please note.

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    Pledge £87 or more About $110

    Tiger Zug

    3 x Tiger Mk1 so you can make up your own Zug.
    Shipping will be £8 extra on top of pledge within UK and £15 rest of world please note.

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    Pledge £115 or more About $145

    Reinforced Zug of 4 Tigers

    Buy 4 x Tiger Mk1 and you will be eligible for 1 set of the 3 man tank rider stretch goal set.
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    Pledge £145 or more About $183

    5 Tigers

    5 Tiger Mk 1's at a discounted price and a saving on postage.
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    Pledge £285 or more About $359

    10 Tigers

    10 of our Tiger Mk1's sent at a great price with discounted postage. Go on get your friends to club in and go large!
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Funding period

- (14 days)