TableTop Tactical Simulations (T3S) a subsidiary of Miniature Building Authority (MBA) is producing our next 28mm modern truck for our series of 28mm modern transportation pieces. This is a new kit that is made from cast resin and has some metal bits too. It will require assembly and painting. We will be offering a painting service for this vehicle for an additional charge.
What is a "Warpig". According to the War Wheels website: "The 'War Pig' is a heavily modified M1078 2 1/2 Ton Truck Chassis in the FMTV (Family of Medium Tactical Vehicle) series of trucks used by US Army Special Forces. The vehicles are first stripped down removing unnecessarily weight and parts before being fitted with specialized equipment including additional weapons, communications gear and upgraded automotive components (i.e.strengthened suspension springs). There have also been reports that applique ("hillbilly") armor packages have been fitted to some War Pigs in the field.
The War Pigs are used by Operational Detachment- Bravo (B-Teams) which are Headquarters elements of US Special Forces Companies. The “B-Teams” are tasked to support the Operational Detachment Alpha (A-Team) fighting forces, and use the War Pigs as mobile supply bases to carry extra ammunition, fuel, spare parts and other supplies that may be needed on long operations."
We need your support to bring this project to life. We have the master molds done, but will need additional funds for the production molds and the needed metal molds. This is our 9th Kickstarter project. We have delivered or are delivering on all our previous projects. We look forward to delivering these new items to you on time. This is the same supplier that produced all of the original 2 1/2 ton, 5 ton, and HEMTT trucks that are now in our line. T3S has the most extensive line of 28mm modern gaming trucks on the market and we want to continue to bring more as we move forward.
To make the best 28mm modern trucks for your gaming world. These kits are easy to put together and paint. They will provide you the best vehicles for your modern games.
The goal is to have these in your hands on or before the end of December 2019.
These are kits and require time to clean, assemble and paint. We will not have a painted option on this vehicle. We can recommend contract painters for you to use on our vehicles.
How do our trucks compare scale wise with our figures: Here are some photos. They fit great!
Before we discuss the various levels I want to cover shipping with everyone. These products are wrapped in bubble wrap and can be easily sent in smaller boxes. This will be a big bonus for our overseas customers.
SHIPPING: As with all Kickstarters, we will have to charge for shipping. All orders: Shipping is not included and there will be a shipping charge owed when your order is ready to ship. These fees will be charged to you once the items arrive and actual shipping costs can be determined. You will be billed either via credit card or Paypal for these additional fees before shipping to you.
Outside Continental USA orders and Post office boxes: We highly recommend that you do not use PO boxes whenever possible. It would be less expensive to use a business address than a PO Box. Once the products are here and we can determine actual costs you will be contacted to let you know the additional fees. You will be billed either via credit card or Paypal for these additional fees before shipping to you.
International orders: Once the products arrive and actual shipping costs can be determined; at that point we will contact you, let you know we are ready to ship, and then send you a bill for shipping. Here is a sample of what a single warpig vehicle should cost to ship first class to UK or Australia $25 or to Canada $18 . However, once you get over 2 pounds in weight, they have to ship priority and the price will jump up. Note, these are prices from August of 2019 and we can not guarantee what the prices will be in December 2019 from the Post Office.
$1 Pledge Level: Thank you again for supporting our project to bring the highest quality 28mm vehicles onto the market. This level gets your foot in the door to purchase add-ons.
$48 pledge: "Warpig" Light Medium Tactical Vehicle (LMTV)
This pledge is for one LMTV Warpig resin and metal kit. The kit does include a three man crew. This kit comes unpainted and unassembled. It is 28mm or 1/55th scale model for gaming purposes. This kit will retail for $60.00.
Shipping is not included. There will be an additional charge due for shipping when the item is ready to ship. Please see shipping guidelines at the beginning of the pledge level section for all orders that are to PO Boxes, outside the continental USA, and international orders.
Stretch Goals are always a big part of our MBA Kickstarters. These will be added to your pledges when we hit pledge levels. These stretch goals, like the pledges, will be unpainted. They will also be added to the add-on list for sale as they unlock. All backers who pledge the Warpig $48 pledge level will get all stretch goals.
Add-ons are a fun way to customize your pledge. We do have some initial add-ons for you, that I know you will like.
How do I add them to my pledge? Add up the price for each of the add-ons and add it to your pledge level. Then change the amount of your pledged amount to the new total. Please message me with which add-ons you are adding to your pledge. This will make it easier for both of us when the survey's come out after the campaign. Thanks, Kirk
**Don't see something on here from our website that you want to include in your Kickstarter pledge? No problem. Add anything from our website and take a 10% off of the retail price and you can add it to your pledge. You will have to let me know what you are adding, and then will put on the pledge manager spreadsheet when the Kickstarter is done.
Risks and challenges
This is not our biggest project, we have been producing high quality pre-painted and pre-assembled buildings for over 16 years. The model masters are here. We are ready to get the campaign going, finalize the numbers and get our production facility producing the products. These are made in USA which will make it much easier to complete than our normal China made MBA buildings. This is our ninth Kickstarter, but we have always done pre-orders and we have delivered every time. The biggest risk is that this could be delayed longer than we are planning. We have done our best to make sure that this is a realistic and reachable delivery timeline.
Customers that choose to have their pledge painted will have to wait a bit longer. We have a painted section to show you some samples from our painter, and will give you the best delivery times we can on all the painted pieces. However, he is one guy. They will all be painted by hand, and there will be some variations in the paint jobs from one vehicle to the next.
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