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$9,281
pledged of $3,000pledged of $3,000 goal
41
backers
9days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, April 1 2019 12:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Things  from the Basement, LLC presents a new range of eight (8) buildings and seven (7) accessories with a lot of detail, yet easy to assemble, paint and decorate. As typical for Mediterranean style all buildings have tiled roofs. All buildings open up for easy access during gaming.

When a German guy from Connecticut and an American guy from Maine share a love for history and wargaming, awesome things happen.... just like our previous Kickstarter, the Russian Village. Energized by the success and very supportive feedback, we sat down and realized we wanted to give our customers a set that could be used over many time periods and settings. So, whether you are interested in history or fantasy, play WWII, Spanish Civil War, Napoleonic Wars or Pirates, you will love our new Mediterranean Village! The village consists of HDF (high density fiber board) laser cut kits for eight buildings and seven accessory packs containing fences, carts, fountains, gates and furniture. All kits are designed to have a lot of detail including tiled roofs, the buildings open up for access during gaming and are easy to assemble and paint. They are fit for 28 mm (1:56) scale.

WHY A KICKSTARTER?

This Kickstarter offers backers the opportunity to pick up an entire village or just the buildings they like for a slightly lower price than we could offer in the shop. 

For us the Kickstarter is an opportunity to showcase a complete village with all details rather than gradually adding individual buildings to the shop. We also hope to spread our client base and lay the foundation for further growth of our brand.  This gives us the room to spend more time researching and designing and trying out new techniques.

WHAT KITS ARE AVAILABLE?

The Kickstarter Mediterranean Village has eight buildings and seven accessory kits. These are:

Small Farm Building

Detailed building kit for 28mm figures (1:56 scale). Laser cut 3mm and 1.6mm HDF. Corrugated card. Laser engraved details. Easily accessible interior with detailing. Kit supplied unassembled and unpainted. Measures approx. L 9-1/2” x W 5-1/2” x H 3-1/2” / 230mm x 130mm x 90mm. Detailed instructions are available for download at www.thingsfromthebasement.com!

painted and decorated sample
painted and decorated sample
Kit unpainted, assembled, with interior view.
Kit unpainted, assembled, with interior view.

Small House with Workshop

Detailed building kit for 28mm figures (1:56 scale). Laser cut 3mm and 1.6mm HDF. Corrugated card. Laser engraved details. Easily accessible interior with detailing. Kit supplied unassembled and unpainted. Measures approx. L 9” x W 4-1/2” x H 3-1/2” / 230mm x 120mm x 90mm. 

Detailed instructions are available for download at www.thingsfromthebasement.com!

painted and decorated sample
painted and decorated sample
Kit assembled, unpainted, backside.
Kit assembled, unpainted, backside.

Two-Story House

Detailed building kit for 28mm figures (1:56 scale).Laser cut 3mm and 1.6mm HDF,. Corrugated card. Laser engraved details. Easily accessible interior with detailing. Kit supplied unassembled and unpainted. Measures approx. L 5-1/4” x W 4-1/2” x H 5” / 130mm x 120mm x 130mm. 

Detailed instructions are available for download at www.thingsfromthebasement.com!

Painted and decorated sample
Painted and decorated sample
Kit assembled, unpainted.
Kit assembled, unpainted.

Three-Story House

Detailed building kit for 28mm figures (1:56 scale). Laser cut 3mm and 1.6mm HDF. Corrugated card. Laser engraved details. Easily accessible interior with detailing. Kit supplied unassembled and unpainted. Measures approx. L 5-1/2” x W 4-1/2” x H 8” / 135mm x 120mm x 200mm. 

Detailed instructions are available for download at www.thingsfromthebasement.com!

Painted and decorated sample - seen from back
Painted and decorated sample - seen from back
Three Story House opened up to show interior. All buildings open up!
Three Story House opened up to show interior. All buildings open up!

Bakery

Detailed building kit for 28mm figures (1:56 scale). Laser cut 3mm and 1.6mm HDF.  Corrugated card. Laser engraved details. Easily accessible interior with detailing. Kit supplied unassembled and unpainted. Measures approx. L 5-1/2” x W 4-3/4” x H 7-1/2” / 135mm x 120mm x 190mm. 

Detailed instructions are available for download at www.thingsfromthebasement.com!

Painted and decorated sample.
Painted and decorated sample.
Bakery kit assembled, unpainted.
Bakery kit assembled, unpainted.

Town Hall

Detailed building kit for 28mm figures (1:56 scale). Laser cut 3mm and 1.6mm HDF. Corrugated card. Laser engraved details.Easily accessible interior with detailing. Kit supplied unassembled and unpainted. Measures approx. L 6” x W 5” x H 7-1/4” / 150mm x 130mm x 180mm. 

Detailed instructions are available for download at www.thingsfromthebasement.com!

Painted and decorated sample. Front of building.
Painted and decorated sample. Front of building.
Interior view. Assembled and painted.
Interior view. Assembled and painted.

Barn

Detailed building kit for 28mm figures (1:56 scale). Laser cut 3mm and 1.6mm HDF. Corrugated card. Laser engraved details. Easily accessible interior with detailing. Kit supplied unassembled and unpainted. Measures approx. L 4-1/4” x W 3-3/4” x H 5” / 110mm x 95mm x 130mm

Detailed instructions are available for download at www.thingsfromthebasement.com!

Painted and decorated sample - seen from front.
Painted and decorated sample - seen from front.
Assembled, unpainted kit. Ladder is included!
Assembled, unpainted kit. Ladder is included!

Church “Chiesa Santa Maria del Villaggio al Fiume”

Detailed building kit for 28mm figures (1:56 scale). Laser cut 3mm and 1.6mm HDF. Corrugated card. Laser engraved details. Easily accessible interior with detailing. Kit supplied unassembled and unpainted. Measures approx. L 15” x W 10” x H 12” / 380mm x 240mm x 300mm

Detailed instructions are available for download at www.thingsfromthebasement.com!

Painted and decorated sample.
Painted and decorated sample.
Painted and decorated sample. Backside view.
Painted and decorated sample. Backside view.
Painted and decorated sample. Interior view of the church.
Painted and decorated sample. Interior view of the church.

Fountain

Detailed kit for 28mm figures (1:56 scale). Laser cut 3mm HDF. Laser engraved details

Kit supplied unassembled and unpainted. Measures approx. L 4” x W 4” x H 2-1/2” / 100mm x 100mm x 65mm

Detailed instructions are available for download at www.thingsfromthebasement.com!

Painted and decorated sample.
Painted and decorated sample.

Wall Set

Detailed kit for 28mm figures (1:56 scale). Laser cut 1.6mm and 3mm HDF. Laser engraved details. Kit supplied unassembled and unpainted. 2 wall panels L 4” x H 1-1/2” / 100mm x 35mm,4 wall panels L 2” x H 1-1/2” / 50mm x 35mm.

Detailed instructions are available for download at www.thingsfromthebasement.com!

Painted and decorated sample.
Painted and decorated sample.

Gate

Detailed kit for 28mm figures (1:56 scale). Laser cut 1.6mm and 3mm HDF, corrugated cardboard. Laser engraved details, movable doors. Kit supplied unassembled and unpainted. Measures approx. L 3” x W 1-1/4” x H 3-1/4” / 75mm x 30mm x 80mm.

Detailed instructions are available for download at www.thingsfromthebasement.com!

Painted and decorated sample.
Painted and decorated sample.

Wooden Fence

Detailed kit for 28mm figures (1:56 scale). Laser cut 1.6mm HDF. Laser engraved details. Kit supplied unassembled and unpainted. 2 fence panels L 4” x H 1-1/2” / 100mm x 35mm, 4 fence panels L 2” x H 1-1/2” / 50mm x 35mm.

Detailed instructions are available for download at www.thingsfromthebasement.com!

Unpainted, assembled kit.
Unpainted, assembled kit.

Balconies - Add-On

This set allows you to upgrade the Juliet balconies (or fake balconies) of the Two-story House, the Three-story House and the Bakery to balconies which are big enough to place 30mm figure bases on them.

Laser cut 1.6mm HDF. Kit supplied unassembled and unpainted.

Balconies - Add-On. Assembled and unpainted.
Balconies - Add-On. Assembled and unpainted.
Three-story House, Two-story House, Bakery with Balconies - Add-On in front.
Three-story House, Two-story House, Bakery with Balconies - Add-On in front.

STRETCH GOALS

The following kits will be free add-ons when we reach a certain funding level: 

Shrine - available when we meet our funding goal at $ 3,000

Detailed kit for 28mm figures (1:56 scale). Laser cut 1.6mm HDF, corrugated cardboard. Laser engraved details. Kit supplied unassembled and unpainted. Measures approx. L 1-1/4” x W 1-1/4” x H 2” / 30mm x 30mm x 50mm

Detailed instructions are available for download at www.thingsfromthebasement.com!

Painted and decorated sample.
Painted and decorated sample.

Well - available when we reach $ 6,000

Detailed kit for 28mm figures (1:56 scale). Laser cut 1.6mm HDF. Laser engraved details

Kit supplied unassembled and unpainted. Measures approx. L 1” x W 3/4” x H 1-3/4” / 25mm x 20mm x 45mm

Detailed instructions are available for download at www.thingsfromthebasement.com!

Painted and decorated sample.
Painted and decorated sample.

Carts, Bench, Table - available when we reach $ 9,000

Detailed kit for 28mm figures (1:56 scale). Laser cut 1.6mm HDF. Laser engraved details

Kit supplied unassembled and unpainted

Detailed instructions are available for download at www.thingsfromthebasement.com!

Unpainted, assembled kit.
Unpainted, assembled kit.

Door - available when we reach $ 12,000

Detailed building kit for 28mm figures (1:56 scale). Laser cut 1.6mm and 3mm HDF. Laser engraved details.

Kit supplied unassembled and unpainted. Measures approx. L 2-3/4” x H 1-7/8” / 70mm x 45mm.

Detailed instructions are available for download at www.thingsfromthebasement.com!

Door assembled and unpainted
Door assembled and unpainted

Please note that free add-ons are only available on our terrain sets COUNTRYSIDE, VILLAGE, TOWN and CITY. 


WHAT PLEDGES ARE AVAILABLE?

After long hours of discussion, we have decided to allow nine (9) different pledge levels. There will be no stretch goals as we could not agree on what buildings should be add-ons. Backers will have access to all building kits from the start. 

SUPPORT: Pledge $ 1 and support our ideas. You will have our eternal gratitude! 

1 out of 7: Choose one of the seven (7) buildings. You will have to add the shipping cost specific to your pledge and the destination country. Details can be found below under shipping. No free add-ons. 

3 out of 7: Choose three of the seven (7) building kits you want and add up the cost. You will have to add the shipping cost specific to your pledge and the destination country. Details can be found below under shipping. No free add-ons.

If you decide to use ‘1 OUT OF 7’ or ‘3 OUT OF 7’, here are the individual amounts for each kit:

You simply add up the amounts per kit and enter the sum as your pledge in the pledge manager (using the "MANAGE YOUR PLEDGE" button). You will need to tell us exactly what you want one more time when you receive the survey after the Kickstarter closes.


JUST THE CHURCH: Pledge $ 85 and receive our wonderful ‘Chiesa Santa Maria del Villaggio al Fiume’. You will be able to download the stain glass windows from our website You will have to add the shipping cost specific to your pledge and the destination country. Details can be found below under shipping. No free add-ons.

COUNTRYSIDE: Pledge $99 and receive the Small Farm Building, Small House with Workshop, Barn, Wall set (6 segments), Gate and Wooden Fence set (6 segments). You will have to add the shipping cost specific to your pledge and the destination country. Details can be found below under shipping. This set cannot be altered but entitles you to the free add-on surprises if they are unlocked.

Assembled kits in COUNTRYSIDE: Small Farm Building, Small House with Workshop, Barn, Wall Set, Gate, Wooden Fence Set.
Assembled kits in COUNTRYSIDE: Small Farm Building, Small House with Workshop, Barn, Wall Set, Gate, Wooden Fence Set.

VILLAGE:  Pledge $ 139 and receive a village set consisting of the one Two-story House, one Three-story House, Fountain, Bakery and Town Hall. The shipping cost specific to your pledge and the destination country will be added to your pledge amount. Details can be found below under shipping. This set cannot be altered but entitles you to the free add-on surprises if they are unlocked.

Two-Story House, Three-Story House, Fountain, Bakery and Town Hall.
Two-Story House, Three-Story House, Fountain, Bakery and Town Hall.

TOWN: Pledge $ 239 and get the COUNTRYSIDE and the VILLAGE as a set including the Small Farm Building, Small House with Workshop, one Two-story House, one Three-story House, Barn, Fountain, Set of Walls (6 segments), Gate, Bakery, Town Hall and Wooden Fence (6 segments). The shipping cost specific to your pledge and the destination country will be added to your pledge amount. Details can be found below under shipping. This set cannot be altered but entitles you to the free add-on surprises if they are unlocked.

Small Farm Building, Small House with Workshop, Two-Story House, Three-Story House, Barn, Fountain, Set of Walls, Gate, Bakery, Town Hall and Wooden Fence Set.
Small Farm Building, Small House with Workshop, Two-Story House, Three-Story House, Barn, Fountain, Set of Walls, Gate, Bakery, Town Hall and Wooden Fence Set.

CITY: Pledge $ 319 and get the COUNTRYSIDE and the VILLAGE as a set including the Small Farm Building, Small House with Workshop, one Two-story House, one Three-story House, Barn, Fountain, Set of Walls (6 segments), Gate, Bakery, Town Hall and Wooden Fence (6 segments) plus the church ‘Chiesa Santa Maria del Villaggio al Fiume’. You will have to add the shipping cost specific to your pledge and the destination country. The shipping cost specific to your pledge and the destination country will be added to your pledge amount. Details can be found below under shipping. This set cannot be altered but entitles you to the free add-on surprises if they are unlocked. This set is available as a limited ‘early bird at $ 299’ for the first 10 backers.

Small Farm Building, Small House with Workshop, Two-Story House, Three-Story House, Barn, Fountain, Set of Walls, Gate, Bakery, Town Hall, Wooden Fence Set  and the Church.
Small Farm Building, Small House with Workshop, Two-Story House, Three-Story House, Barn, Fountain, Set of Walls, Gate, Bakery, Town Hall, Wooden Fence Set and the Church.

Villaggio al Fiume”:  Pledge $ 1,100 and get the whole CITY set including Shrine, Well and Carts, Bench, Table, assembled, painted and decorated. Each set is unique and will be created just for you by our partner ‘Iron Hammer Studio’. Figures, animals and plants shown in the pictures are not included. For these unique packages no shipping cost will be added. Preparation time for this ultimate experience may slightly vary from our overall shipping for the unpainted kits. This set cannot be altered and includes the free add-on surprises. For this particular award we have teamed up with Iron Hammer Studio in Maine. You can find more information on their Facebook page. 

ADDING INDIVIDUAL KITS TO YOUR PLEDGE

Based on multiple requests, we are allowing backers of sets (COUNTRYSIDE, VILLAGE, TOWN, CITY) to add individual kits to their sets.  Simply increase your pledge by the required amount (see table below) and tell us what you want during the survey after the Kickstarter has closed.

Please note that shipping for international backers may increase if kits are added to sets. Shipping in the US will not change. 

Backers for the 1 OUT OF 7, 3 OUT OF 7 and CHURCH ONLY, can add the accessory kits (MED-09 to MED-15 plus MED-99) only. Simply add the amount to your pledge and let us know what you want during the survey after the Kickstarter has closed. Again, shipping for US will not change but shipping for International Backers may change and we will let you know once we have your specific selection and can calculate the individual shipping cost for your package.


SHIPPING

Apart from designing the buildings, calculating the shipping cost was the hardest part of the Kickstarter preparation. Depending on your pledge amount and destination country Kickstarter will add the shipping cost. Unfortunately, shipping to destinations outside the US is getting more expensive every year. We investigated several options and have picked the one that is best for most customers. Please keep in mind that the HDF kits also tend to be quite heavy, e.g. the CITY weighs roughly 190 oz or 5.5 kg. This does not include the packaging and the free add-ons. Shipping is via United States Postal Service Priority Mail and includes tracking and basic insurance.

CUSTOMS, VAT and OTHER CHARGES

Backers outside the US are responsible for covering any custom charges or taxes applicable in their country. We will fill the customs declaration with the total amount of your pledge (not including the shipping cost). No exceptions will be made.

Risks and challenges

This is our second Kickstarter. It is still a bit like opening a box of chocolates, you never know what is inside. All designs are completed and ready for production. We are committed to start shipping in May 2019 in the order of backing. For the “Russian Village” Kickstarter we were able to ship slightly ahead of time and have gained some valuable experience on how to prepare. The painted sets will start shipping in August 2019, but backers will receive more detailed information once the Kickstarter has closed.

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