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Starship IV Chimera - Modular 3D Printable 28mm Spaceship

Complete 28mm scale 3D printable spaceship for tabletop play or display, including full OpenLOCK-compatible modular interiors

Starship IV Chimera - Modular 3D Printable 28mm Spaceship

Complete 28mm scale 3D printable spaceship for tabletop play or display, including full OpenLOCK-compatible modular interiors

SEK 451,568
pledged of SEK 5,000pledged of SEK 5,000 goal
428
backers
59hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, November 22 2019 4:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Please Note: STL Files Only, Not a Physical Product



A few possible variants...



An original, fully 3D-printable spaceship scaled for 28mm play in your favourite Tabletop RPG, Wargame or display. Complete with OpenLOCK-compatible modular interiors, the Chimera is detailed inside and out and a variety of configurations can be used to customise the deck plans that include three decks standard.

We are back after three very successful campaigns to bring our most recent starship design, the Chimera, to a 3D printer and tabletop near you! A creature of Greek myth composed of the parts of many different creatures, Starship Chimera has the much-requested ability to be reconfigured in length, height and width to make it our largest and most versatile starship to date! 

The stock Chimera is a cargo hauler's dream, allowing you to transport supplies to far off colonies, deposit tactical vehicles in hostile territories, or bring back artefacts from alien worlds.

As the campaign unfolds, new hull components and modules will be unlocked as stretch goals to bring even more variety to your game and increase the pledge value for everyone.

The ship is designed to be printed on your own 3D printer or via a print service, allowing you to print as many parts as you like, for non-commercial use. Deliverable files will be made available digitally in STL files via My Mini Factory.com (see Printing Requirements details below for print bed size requirements).



The various pledge levels are explained here below, along with a handy chart. Early Bird pledges are absent as the only difference between them and the Starship Chimera and All-In Pledges is the introductory price.

Exclusive Add-Ons = Add-Ons exclusive to this campaign, which will be released as the campaign goes on. These Add-Ons will be worth over 500 SEK.

For each stretch goal we shatter in funding, the value of your pledge will increase, new freebies and add-ons will become available, enabling additional ship configurations, armaments, and features.

Each stretch goal is labelled as a Common or an Add-On Stretch Goal. If the ship is included in your pledge, you get the stretch goal. Common Stretch Goals are in every pledge that offers a reward. Add-On Stretch Goals unlock hidden campaign add-ons for purchase. 








Add-Ons are items that can be added to your pledge amount by increasing the pledge amount corresponding to the add-on. You will be able to add additional add-ons before the fulfilment phase of the post-campaign at My Mini Factory.

Some stretch goals will release as new Add-Ons, unique to this Kickstarter campaign (items that have not appeared previously in our Kickstarters). These are included in the All-In pledge and above, and the list below offers a hint to their contents! They will be unlocked as the campaign unfolds!

Please note! Hammerhead Scout and Long Transport require Scout Ship Beta and Transport Delta respectively.


 Some Add-Ons featuring items from previous Kickstarters are below:

Let's face it, The Dragon's Rest makes some fantastic Sci-Fi designs. The quality of Ian's models are second to none. He's got you covered for modular ground and air vehicles, bases and everything in between. I'm a big believer in there being infinite possibilities with sci-fi designs, and since his models compliment mine so much, I've reached out to Ian and he has generously agreed to make an offer to our backers on his items.

Use the code STARSHIPIV, which is good for 20% off store wide, which will be active for the duration of Starship IV!

In order to print this ship yourself, you will require access to an FDM printer or a 3D printing service. The designs should be fully printable in PLA, ABS, PETG or PEI, and have been test printed in PLA.

The ship have been designed to be modular and clip together using the OpenLOCK clip available free from Printable Scenery (get the clip as part of this package here).

However, the parts are medium to large sized and might not be suitable for all printers, so before pledging, ensure that your printer can accommodate the largest part of the ship.

With the Ender 3 series offering affordable sub $250 USD 3D printers with large build plates, we will no longer be supporting smaller build plates. We apologise for this inconvenience. You may, of course, slice the parts smaller yourself and glue them. 

Additionally, while our parts can be made using SLA or other 3D printing techniques, we will not be supporting them.

The Chimera has larger parts, and requires a medium sized print bed that can fit 215mm/8.5 inches.

  •  Tested on the Prusa i3 MK3 and MK3S
  •   The largest part is 215×64×57 mm (8.5×0.25×2.25")
  •  Can be rotated to fit 183×183×57 mm (7.2×7.2×2.25")

Note: There are some additional margins if parts are rotated, etc.

We have a small, tight-knit team of collaborators supporting 2nd Dynasty.

Ben Mowbray: Lead Designer and Modeller | 2nd Dynasty

"I love tabletop role-playing and 3D, so it was only natural for me to want to combine the two. In addition to playing a lot of fantasy tabletop role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder, I spend a lot of time playing sci-fi games like Star Wars and Traveller, and very soon Starfinder. However, I noticed that there are limited options when it comes to Sci-Fi themed 3D printed tile sets, especially for spaceship deck plans, which I love!"

Theodor Williams: Modeller

David Husberg: Model Painter

Mikael Lindbom: Set Design & Production | Dockhus Animation Studios

Hannes Knutsson: Film, Editing and Photography | Lefvande Bilder

Charlie Johansson: Music | Fabel

Lise-Lott Eriksson: Product Rendering | 2nd Dynasty

The files provided come with a non-commercial print license, which allows you to print out as many copies of our STL files as you like, but you may not sell them for profit.

In addition to restrictions on selling printed items, the license does not allow you to modify or redistribute the files in any way without the express written permission from 2nd Dynasty.

Commercial print licenses are available via our Patreon. We use Patreon as a licensing method, read more here:

https://www.patreon.com/2nddynasty

For a commercial license that covers more than the restrictions of the Patreon license, please contact us via direct message.

We love engaging with our fans, and it is fan feedback which lets us know what you guys want to see from us in the future!

We have an active Facebook community, both on the official 2nd Dynasty Facebook Page, and the 2nd Dynasty 3D Prints Group.

Feel free to follow us on Twitter.

Discord is probably the platform I am most on personally, where you have the best chance to see what I've been up to, ask questions or hang out. You can find 2nd Dynasty here on Discord. We post often also on the MMF Discord.

We have a Twitch channel with our production sessions from our live streams. So follow us there if you want to see more behind the scenes during the campaign.

As with our other Kickstarters, we will reinvest the funds from this campaign into yet more designs for you to print as well as into the purchase of additional 3D printing equipment and software.

2nd Dynasty has been a one-man show up until recently. Thanks to your support, I have been able to hire Lise-Lott part-time, and am looking to expand to take on an additional modeller in 2020. Your amazing support will allow us to continue to grow, deliver faster stretch goals and increase the quality of our products even more.

Although we have enjoyed working with BackerKit and DriveThru RPG as delivery methods, we have chosen to trial a partnership with My Mini Factory for this Kickstarter. There are many advantages to such a relationship.

BackerKit is designed for the distribution of physical items, and while it has the option to deliver digital files, maintaining and updating them is difficult and it does require a lot of manual work to process orders and see that files are delivered that can cause delays.

MMF will offer instant processing and delivery of files (if they are currently released and available).

We will continue to make our items available on Drivethru as a store front, however, the major issue for us has been that the complimentary copy system notoriously falls into people's junk mail boxes. Codes are easily missed or lost, and consequently many of you end up without your files until you are forced to check yourselves what happened.

The decision to switch is also motivated by royalties, as Drivethru takes a 40% cut of all sales on their platform, which doesn't affect Kickstarter, but hurts us in the long run.

My Mini Factory is a platform specifically for STL files. Over the last few months, we have worked hard to make our files available there. The platform only takes a 10% cut of future sales, so for us, it is a no-brainer.

There will be a post-campaign hosted by My Mini Factory where you may purchase additional add-ons, change your pledge level, and do many of the things possible on BackerKit, only you will get immediate access to items already available. Hopefully, any inconvenience will be outweighed by the benefits of faster and more reliable delivery.

Risks and challenges

We have already launched and delivered three successful Kickstarters since 2017. All of the initial files offered are already made and printable, so they are ready for direct delivery soon after the Kickstarter.

We are delivering this time in partnership with My Mini Factory, who are creating an API to suit STL delivery on their platform from Kickstarter. This will replace the BackerKit processing we have had to date. Unforeseen problems in the implementation of this API could create a delay, but we have tried to account for this in the delivery method.

The risks are in the delayed delivery of stretch goals, add-ons and additions created during the course of the campaign. Historically, we have had some delays, but generally not more than a few weeks. We tend to do staggered releases, making available STLs as they are completed on a weekly basis.

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    Get the Starship Chimera Pathfinder, a smaller, distinct deep space exploration ship. Fully detailed interior and compatibility with other Chimera parts, but with one caveat:

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