After finishing up my last project (3D Printable Scifi Structures for Tabletop Gaming Vol 2) I immediately had another idea going which was totally different from what I have been doing. As some of you might know from my previous three KS projects that I mostly design spaceships and scifi structures. One day I thought to myself, why not combine what I have been doing and make a dice tower as I have not seen any 3d printable scifi vehicle miniature that also acts as a dice tower AND also a card holder.
I have never done anything like this before as I have to design this model in pieces and be able to put it together like a model kit. The top is designed to be able to flip open to act as the tower and the rear of the crawler can flip down as well for you to store your game cards inside. The crawler itself is designed for 6-10 mm scale games. It is quite big because I have to make sure the interior has enough space to store cards and be a dice tower. Of course, you can scale this up by about 280% for 28 mm games if you choose to do so. With this campaign I can also gauge if there is actually a interest for this kind of all-in-one 3d printable model.
You will be getting the main crawler in 12 pieces (in STL files NOT physical models)
- 2 front tracks
- 2 rear tracks
- large cannon
- small cannon
Update: a Ramp add-on will also be included in order for the dice tower to function properly.
Plus all the stretch goals that get unlocked along the way
- large missile module (unlocked)
- microwave cannon module (unlocked)
- howitzer module
- scout vehicle (fits inside the crawler)
- alternate version - full armor crawler
By supporting my campaign, I will be able to continue designing and sharing more high quality models. The fund (after Kickstarter fees) will be invested on the time in designing the models, cost of testing/prototyping the models, printer maintenance and ultimately help funding for future releases of more printable miniatures.
Finally to give you a better idea, I printed this prototype using my Monoprice Select Mini at 85% with a dimension of approximately 10.77 cm wide x 6.33 cm high x 17.54 cm long and the interior can fit about 80 Magic The Gathering cards without sleeves. For those who don't play Magic The Gathering, the size of each card is 6.3 x 8.8 cm in size. In the prototype I have also added velvet to cover up the interior to minimize the damage it might cause to the cards.
Full size at 100% is about 12.8 cm wide x 7.75 cm high x 20.6cm long.
Here is the ramp add-on printed, at 85% in size, the opening will fit 1.2 cm x 1.2 cm square dice so at 100% it will fit approx 1.4 cm by 1.4 cm square dice. The steampunk dice are for scale only. And how the dice tower works is by tossing the dice against the flipped up top, they will then bounce onto the ramp and roll down the opening.
Note: All models are for personal use only and may NOT be used for commercial purpose (selling and/or distributing for profit).
And the stretch goals:
- swap out the standard cannons with these stretch goal weapon modules, customize your crawler
- each weapon module will come with a set of large and small version
- depending on the amount of support different variations for the main body parts of the Colossus and smaller vehicles that can be stored inside the "cargo bay" are in the planning
If you want to purchase individual spaceship and/or scifi structure models from my previous campaigns feel free to visit my store.
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Risks and challenges
Since you will only be receiving digital STL files, the risk is kept at the minimum because there is NO ACTUAL PHYSICAL delivery involved.
Quality of the printed models will depend on your printer settings. Almost all models can be printed with minimal to no support. If there are any issues, I would be more than happy to provide assistance!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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