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Trenchworx designs and manufactures high quality scale models for games and hobby enthusiasts.
Trenchworx designs and manufactures high quality scale models for games and hobby enthusiasts.
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The inspiration for our company began in July of 2013 when we wondered if we could create models for our favorite table top war games using our 3D printers. Like most miniature manufacturers, it started with that simple statement, "Wouldn't it be cool to have..." We began the experiment with a T34/76 turret to go on one of our models. Next was a Sherman 105 and Calliope turret. After a couple of weeks of modeling and printing various items, we thought, "Nuts to turrets—let’s build a tank!" A week later, we had a brand new Jagdpanther (‘cause why start small?). That same Jagdpanther can be seen on our Home page and is still a favorite. Since the first tank rolled off the line, we have designed, printed, and shipped hundreds of new models to customers around the world. The amazing support of the internet community motivated us to launch Trenchworx and continue growing our business.

Earlier this year, we began experimenting with various combinations of 3D printing and resin casting and have developed a system which produces very high quality and detailed 28mm resin tanks, tank accessories, and vehicles. We are proud to kick off the first wave of these new miniatures in time to commemorate the centennial anniversary of The Great War. To get things started, we have chosen one tank from three major nations involved in the conflict:

  • 1. The experimental German A7V — one of the most unique designs in AFV history.
  • 2. The formidable British MkV, which saw service with many nations during the conflict.
  • 3. The French FT tank with its rotating turret, which swarmed the battlefields and forever changed the future of armored warfare.

Kickstarter Goals 

Production has already begun on the three models we're offering and our initial funding goal will cover the cost of getting these models to you. The overall aim of our kickstarter is to launch our new resin-cast World War One tank series and complete additional models we have planned for release. Along the way, we hope to add a few goodies to sweeten the pot for those who contribute at a higher pledge level.

Pledge Levels

Stretch GOALS, REWARDs and ADD-ONs

UNLOCKED Rewards and Add-Ons...

Magnets! - FREE REWARD

The turret and guns of the FT-17 and the male and female sponsons for the MkV are slotted to accommodate magnets. The first REWARD has been achieved!!!  We will include all the necessary magnets with all FT-17 and MkV tanks in order to swap features as part of your pledge.

Alternate Turret for the FT Tank - $4 ADD-ON

The alternate turret ADD-ON option has been achieved.  The alternate turret is available as an ADD-ON.  The Alternate Turret is a $4 ADD-ON.

Communication Turret for FT Tank - $4 ADD-ON

Maintain command and control of your forces!  The communication turret ADD ON option has been achieved.  A command turret for the FT tank is available as an ADD ON.  The command turret is a $4 ADD-ON.

Coasters - FREE REWARD

Have a beverage while you play and keep your gaming surface safe with stylish Trenchworx coasters.  Trenchworx coasters are a FREE REWARD and will be shipped with all pledges of $25 or greater.

Rolls Royce Armored Car- $25 ADD-ON

Tanks don't need all the love. Give your troops some wheeled support with an ultra classy Rolls Royce. The Rolls Royce Armored Car ADD-ON has been achieved!  CAD for this project has been completed along with 3D printed prototypes. You can view a painted version of the prototype on our website here. The Rolls Royce Armored Car is a $25 ADD-ON.

Dice Holders - FREE REWARD

Customizable dice holders that can be textured to match your figure bases. These are perfect for holding dice to mark unit status, wounds, etc.  Dice Holders are a FREE REWARD and will be shipped with all Battle and Squad reward levels.

Crossley Tender - ADD-ON

The Crossley Tender ADD-ON has been achieved!!!  We will produce our Crossley Tender in resin.  CAD for this project has been completed along with 3D printed prototypes and mold design will begin August 10th.  You can view a painted version of the prototype on our website here.

Schneider CA1- ADD-ON

The Schneider CA1 Add-On has been achieved!  We will design, cast and produce our Schneider CA1 in resin.  This product has been designed in CAD and molds are being created.  Anticipated delivery to ship as normal will all shipments.

MkIV - ADD-ON

The MkIV is unlocked!!! We will design, cast and produce our MkIV in resin. The product will be featured as an ADD ON for $38 or as a tank swap for A7Vs and MkVs. Expected delivery in time for Christmas.

Battle Pledge Level Bonus! - FREE REWARD

All +Battle Reward Level pledges and pledge values of $165 or greater will receive a FREE resin cast Rolls Royce with their product shipment.

LOCKED Goals, Rewards and Add-Ons...

Saint-Chamond- ADD-ON

When we reach this level we will design, cast and produce our Saint-Chamond in resin.  The product will be featured as an ADD ON for $38.  This tank can be freely swapped for other Heavy Vehicles which includes A7Vs, MkVs and MkIVs.  Expected delivery may be as late as February depending on magnitude of the kickstarter funding.

ADD-ONs, MULTIPLE PLEDGES and SWAPPING TANKS

ADD-ONs

In your pledge manager you may adjust your pledge to include additional ADD-ONs and REWARDs for an additional pledge amount. You may add as many options as you wish to your pledge. You may only add unlocked ADD-ONs. The option to increase your pledge to receive more items is only available to pledges of $25 or greater. At the end of the kickstarter we will send a survey were we can reconcile your pledges.

Use your original pledge guidelines for the shipping amounts.  Do not add additional shipping for ADD-ONs.

When your pledge increases above $165, you will receive the +Battle Reward in addition to your +squad rewards. Please keep in mind that rewards are only ever received once per pledge (one time per total order), even if you do multiple +squad or +battle level reward pledges.

Use the following values to adjust your pledge to include any additional items:

  • Alternate Turrets for FT Tank - $4 each
  • Command Turrets for FT Tank - $4 each
  • Additional Set of (4) Coasters - $3 per set
  • Rolls Royce Armored Car - $25 each
  • Additional Set of (10) Dice Holders - $10 per set
  • Additional FT Tank - $25
  • Additional A7V Tank - $38
  • Additional MkV Tank - $38
  • Crossley Tender - $25 each 
  • Schneider CA1 - $25 each 
  • MkIV - $38 each

Locked ADD-ONs

  • Saint-Chamond - $38 each

MULTIPLE PLEDGE LEVELS

If the ADD-ON scenario doesn't get you what you desire, you may increase your pledge to include additional Pledge Levels.   This is a useful alternative for getting larger discounts on the product.

Only add shipping once for the pledge. Use your original pledge guidelines for the shipping amounts and use the highest shipping amount listed.  Do not add additional shipping for Multiple Pledges. For Example, if you want 2 'Western Skirmish Awards' just pledge $190. If you were outside the US, the pledge would be $200. If you pledge for 6 tanks we will take care of the extra shipping charge!

Early Birds are only available once per pledge. If you pledge an early bird, you must use the Non-Early Bird pledge amounts for additional levels.  This keeps it fair for all the other Early Birders out there.

When your pledge increases above $165, you will receive the +Battle Reward in addition to your +squad rewards.  Please keep in mind that rewards are only ever received once per pledge (one time per total order), even if you do multiple +squad or +battle level reward pledges.

SWAPPING TANKS

You may also swap tanks.  You may only swap for unlocked items.  You may swap tanks at the following conversion rates:

Light Vehicles: FT Tank = Rolls Royce = Crossley Tender = Schneider CA1

Heavy Vehicles: MkV = A7V  = MkIV = Saint Chamond

There is no conversion between light and heavy.  You will have to use the ADD-ON or Multiple Pledge Level strategy to gain those items.

Risks and challenges

Design of Products - Can we design the products in time for shipment?

We have completed designs of all three tanks (FT, A7V and MkV) designated for the project pledge levels as well as the alternate turrets, Rolls Royce and Crossley Truck. All of the designed models have been successfully 3D printed and mold masters created for the FT, A7V and MkV tanks. We have not completed the designs for the Schneider CA1, MkIV or Saint-Chamond. Our current timeline and performance from idea to production mold is 4 weeks and we believe we can design these models and molds if our Stretch Funding Goals are achieved.

Production of Products - How will we produce and ship large quantities of resin casts?

We have completed small production trials (20-30 units) for each pledge level on single cavity molds. We have developed a streamlined process for creating multiple molds in order to create additional capacity. All of our equipment, 3D printers and software licenses are maintained and in excellent working order. The only component we procure is our mold and model resin which is easily available from other parties. We manage our production process and are building all units in our facility in Sandy, Utah. No manufacturing is outsourced anywhere.

Distribution of Products - How do we get our products to you?

We will ship most domestic (US) shipments via our UPS account and shipping is included as part of your pledge. We will ship all international (Non-US) shipments via first class postal service (USPS). High value pledges may be shipped via USPS priority mail or similar. Additional shipping charge will be required for all international orders to help with shipping cost. The buyer is responsible for all customs, taxes and VAT fees.

Delays - Will there be any delays?

We plan to begin producing additional models as soon as pledges are entered. We believe this will keep delivery of our products on track. All pledges will be shipped First In First Out. If you pledged first, your item will be shipped first. If our project significantly exceeds our expectations, pledges with complex 'Add Ons' may experience some shipment delays. These 'Add Ons' may be shipped separately to avoid delays in the primary pledge levels.

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    - French FT -

    Pledges at this level will receive one 28mm resin FT tank. Supplied unpainted and unassembled.

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    - German A7V -

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    - British MkV -

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    - French Squadron - (early bird)

    Pledges at this level will receive three 28mm resin FT tanks and Squad level stretch goal rewards. Models supplied unpainted and unassembled.

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    - French Squadron -

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    - Western Front Skirmish -

    Pledges at this level will receive one FT tank, one MkV and one A7V along with Squad level stretch goal rewards. Models supplied unpainted and unassembled.

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    - British Squadron - (early bird)

    Pledges at this level will receive three 28mm resin MkV tanks and Squad level stretch goal rewards. Models supplied unpainted and unassembled.

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    - German Squadron - (early bird)

    Pledges at this level will receive three 28mm resin A7V tanks and Squad level stretch goal rewards. Models supplied unpainted and unassembled.

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    - German Squadron -

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    - British Squadron -

    Pledges at this level will receive three 28mm resin MkV tanks and Squad level stretch goal rewards. Models supplied unpainted and unassembled.

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    - Second Battle of the Marne -

    Pledges at this level will receive five 28mm resin FT tanks and Squad level stretch goal rewards. Models supplied unpainted and unassembled.

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    - Battle of Amiens -

    Pledges at this level will receive five 28mm resin MkV tanks and Battle level stretch goal rewards. Models supplied unpainted and unassembled.

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    - St Quentin Canal -

    Pledges at this level will receive five 28mm resin A7V tanks and Battle level stretch goal rewards. Models supplied unpainted and unassembled.

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    - Full Production -

    Impress your friends by adding every A7V the German army produced to your collection. Backers at this level will receive twenty (20) 28mm resin A7V tanks and Battle level stretch goal rewards. Models supplied unpainted and unassembled.

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Funding period

- (46 days)