$211
pledged of $173pledged of $173 goal
19
backers
10days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, December 22 2018 4:46 PM UTC +00:00.

$211
pledged of $173pledged of $173 goal
19
backers
10days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, December 22 2018 4:46 PM UTC +00:00.

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Welcome to RealiTREEs ( re·al·i·tree )

Snag this model (Tree #7) for free on Thingiverse or my Gumroad Page
Snag this model (Tree #7) for free on Thingiverse or my Gumroad Page

Real trees turned into armatures for all your hobby needs.

My Reason

I am not a talented wire twister.

 I've spent several house twisting trees for them to not look right or seem to fragile. I had an issue and found a way to solve it,

just use REAL trees.

I figured out how to capture their likeness and recreate it in a miniature form. I noticed not many realistic trees were available and that sharing this with the community would be a worthwhile addition for everyone.

Your Reason

10 RealiTREEs to choose from,

Tree #1 - Shumard Oak
Tree #1 - Shumard Oak
Tree #2 - Bloodgood London Planetree
Tree #2 - Bloodgood London Planetree
Tree #3 - White Spruce
Tree #3 - White Spruce
Tree #4 - Saucer Magnolia*
Tree #4 - Saucer Magnolia*
Tree #5 - Paperbark Maple
Tree #5 - Paperbark Maple
Tree #6 - Cornelian Cherry Dogwood
Tree #6 - Cornelian Cherry Dogwood
Tree #7 - ? - If you can identify this tree please reach out
Tree #7 - ? - If you can identify this tree please reach out
Tree #8 - Nootka Weeping Cypress
Tree #8 - Nootka Weeping Cypress
Tree #9 - ? - If you can identify this tree please reach out
Tree #9 - ? - If you can identify this tree please reach out
Tree #10 - Nootka Weeping Cypress
Tree #10 - Nootka Weeping Cypress

Your Options

I have this campaign separated into 6 tiers;

"This is neat." - $1 - With this reward tier you will receive access to a library of high resolution pictures from all angles of the 10 trees spotlighted during the campaign.

"This is pretty cool." - $5 - With this reward tier you will receive ten (10) rough digital 3D models based on the trees spotlighted during the campaign. These files will need some work to be 3D printable. These rewards are in addition to access to the library of tree photos.

"This is cool!" - $10 - This reward will get you ten (10) 3D printable digital models for you to test your printer and awe your opponents. These rewards are in addition to previous tiers.

 +Access to Stretch Goals 

"Great Job! - You deserve more." - $25 -  Wow, thanks a lot for going above and beyond for donating more the base amount to receive all of the DIGITAL files created for this campaign. I really appreciate your support of my model making and this will help me continue making awesome models for you and everyone else. You will also be listed as a supporting member on the Thingiverse links to the freebies as well as any future Kickstarter campaigns I create. 

 +Access to Stretch Goals 

"Awesome Job! - You deserve even more!" - $50 -  I am near speechless, thank you so much for supporting my model making. This ultimate support means so much to me and I really hope my models now and in the future don't let you down. You'll get all the DIGITAL files created for this campaign. You will also be listed as a Patron of my model making on the Thingiverse links to the freebies as well as any future Kickstarter campaigns I create. 

 +Access to Stretch Goals 

"Awesome Job! - Can I get one printed?" - $50 - Limit of 10 - I want to try something new and what better way then to try it out on those who support me the most? I will work with you to get a tree model printed and shipped to you to show you my appreciation. This will also allow me to test the process out for potential customers.

 +Access to Stretch Goals 

Stretch Goals

With my current hardware it has taken me quite some time to produce even samples of these trees, with additional funding I can more quickly capture and reproduce tree models for the community, these stretch goals reflect that.

$987 - LOCKED - Receive 10 additional ready to print digital tree models. That is right as long as you qualify for stretch goals you will receive double the number files if we can unlock this stretch goal. (Time line for additional trees TBD)

$2424 - Locked - Receive another 20 additional digital tree models ready to print. With this stretch goal unlocked it will mean everyone who qualifies will receive FORTY (40) printable tree models for their hobby needs. (Time line for additional trees TBD)

$???? - TBD - Depending on how things go more stretch goals can be unlocked, either again adding trees to distribution or something new depending on feedback from you, the backers.

A Special Thanks

As you will have noticed this is my third kick-starter campaign and along the way I have had the pleasure of some awesome people to help me out. Here they are,

Donors

- Blake (SmallWorld Race Cartridge)

Supporters

- Daniel (SmallWorld Race Cartridge)

Risks and challenges

There are two main challenges to overcome with this campaign, one is the completeness of the models which get generated through my process, and two is the time it takes to make those models.

To overcome the first challenge is where the base funding goal comes into play. The funding goal will allow me to purchase a higher tier of the software. This higher tier will allow the use of more input sources for each model, resulting in more complete and detailed models.

To overcome the second issue is where the stretch goals come into play, as previously mentioned. In my prototypes of each model, it took around three (3) days for each model to be created. Luckily, however, even if the stretch goals do not get met, this time is a passive time that I do not need to be actively engaged in. This means with more structured time scheduling I can produce the models in an efficient manner.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    This is neat.

    You'll recieve an extensive photo library of high resolution tree images for reference when making your own tree armatures.

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    This is pretty cool.

    Not only will you receive the digital library of tree photos but you will also receive the 10 tree models in rough form. These models will require some modelling work to get printable.

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    This is cool!

    This is where you get the printable files. Edited and ready to be sliced for your printer. You'll also unlock stretch goals with this pledge.

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    Great Work! - You deserve more.

    Thanks so much for believing in this project and taking the extra step to show your appreciation.

    To be clear this pledge's rewards are identical to the $10 pledge, you are giving more money to show your appreciation and encourage more model making from myself. I appreciate this gesture and I hope my models don't let you down.

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    Awesome Work! - You deserve even more!

    The ultimate pledge, the ultimate appreciation. Thank you so much for believing in this project and taking the ultimate step to show your appreciation.

    To be clear this pledge's rewards are almost identical to the $10 pledge, you are giving more money to show your appreciation and encourage more model making from myself. Words cannot fully describe my appreciation of this gesture and I hope my models don't let you down.

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    Awesome Work! - Can I get one Printed?

    The ultimate pledge, the ultimate appreciation. Thank you so much for believing in this project and taking the ultimate step to show your appreciation. I will be happy to print and ship you one of the tree models of your choice. (Only to 48 contiguous states)

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    • 1x Physical Print of a tree model of your choice
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