Ramshackle Games is offering a selection from two new battle tanks. The first is the Battle Dog, a finely detailed resin model.
The second model available is the Püg, which a self propelled artillery, based on the same chassis as the Battle Dog. It is basically the same kit but without the turret.
The tanks comes with a selection of options for you to kit it out as you please. These include a set of 5 different main guns, shown below.
Here are some more images showing the Battle Dog and the Püg with different weapon options.
The set also comes with a selection of front mounted support weapons. It even comes with two crew models to mount in the turret hatch. These are a commander and a pintle mounted weapon operator. The three images below show how they look. The models come with separate heads. Both the cap wearing head and the bionic eye head come supplied as standard, but I am happy to add other heads from the Ramshackle Games range on request. The middle image here shows the model with an Iron Brothers head. As you can see the pintle mounted weapon can be modeled with a choice of options as well.
I have included some more pictures here showing the rear angle on the two model kits.
I am initally going to offer two "stretch goals" but am happy to work in some others if I get alot of requests for variants or parts.
STRETCH 01 - SPONSONS AT £1000
If the funding goes above £1000 I will make some weapons sponsons. They will be to fit where the door on the tracks are. They will be reversible, meaning two copies of one actual piece will be supplied to fit both sides. These will (of course!) be supplied with a selection of weapon variants. Two sponsons will be included in each Battle Dog and Püg model kit.
STRETCH 02 - EXTRA ARMOUR AT £2000
If the funding goes over £2000 then I will add the option of getting some more armour for the models. This will be a bullet shield for the pintle gunner and a set of spaced armour for the tracks. The bullet shield will be included for free with the kits, but the spaced armour will be an "add on".
ADD-ONS and PARTS
If any backers want more crew or the turret, these can be had as "add-ons". SImply increase your pleadge by the correct amount for what you want, then let me know at the end of the project when the survey goes out.
ADD-ON CREW £3.50 for the two crew. This includes the head with cap and the bionic eye, plus a selection of guns for the pintle mount.
ADD-ON TURRET £5 for a turret. This includes all five of the gun barrels.
All the parts will be available in the "Triddlins" section of the Ramshackle Games web store once this project is finished.
Risks and challenges
The model is made and a prototype mould set has been fabricated. The funds are needed to put the model into production. This means enough to pay for the resin to cast it from and the silicone to make production moulds. The delivery on these products is usually very swift, so should not be an issue. I also need to factor in the packing materials and postage too.
The masters are already made and so it is simply a matter of making the moulds and casting the models.
The main issue that led to delays on the last project was the large uptake! Many more people than expected backed, so it took longer than estimated to fulfill. About 300 resin Rhebok models were requested and it took 12 weeks to send them all out. The same issue may crop up on this project, so later backers may face a delay. Backers will be notified and kept "up-to-date" by news letters.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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