We wanted to let everyone know that we’ve launched our 3rd Kickstarter project: Tanks on the Western Front. This new World War II themed project will broaden the selection of quality models we are able to offer. We’ve spent a lot of time working on World War I and Far East models (and we will continue to do so) but right now we are excited to bring you some of the war’s most iconic vehicles used by the Allied and Axis powers on the Western Front.
This project will run in a similar manner to our Tanks of Manchuria project. A pledge-by-quantity system has been set up so you can purchase a number of models to your liking. As the quantity you order increases, the individual price per model will decrease, so higher pledge amounts will get you more for your buck.
One new thing we're doing for the upcoming Kickstarter is social media stretch goals. We have a few stretch goals planned for when our Facebook page reaches a number of new page "likes." Help us get the word out so we can reach these goals.
This time around we have also decided to offer free shipping for ALL pledge levels… worldwide!
Lastly, we’d like to thank you again for your support. Not a day goes by at Trenchworx without one of us stopping to say, “I love this job.” It wouldn’t be possible without you. Thanks!
It has been a few months since our last update. I wanted to send out a final note and close
out the project. We are starting to see
some pretty cool photos of painted Trenchworx WWI models showing up across the
internet. I highly recommend a quick
google and checking out some of the images. Thanks again, we
really enjoyed working on this campaign and appreciate everyone’s support.
I also wanted to let you know that tomorrow beginning at
High Noon Mountain Standard Time, we will be launching our second kickstarter! The subject is Tanks in Manchuria (1932-45). We have worked non-stop since the last WWI shipment
to create some nifty Interwar models for the Soviet Union and Japan. We also have a nice list of freebies in this
one. Tanks in Manchuriawill be much simpler for
tank swaps and add-on stretch goals and we
will definitely have all the instructions complete prior to shipment.
I hope you have time and interest to check it out. Thanks again for your support and not to
worry, we already have a few models in process for another WWI activity later
this year as you can see from the pictures below.
I hope everyone's New Year is off to a great start and that everyone is enjoying their models. We have been busy here adding a bit of inventory for our product launch, building assembly instructions and working on new model releases. This will be our next to last update for the Kickstarter. We plan to send a final update out next week and move on to our next endeavors.
We've finally added model instructions to the website. First up, are the Rolls Royce, the MkV and the A7V. We should be adding the the CA1 tomorrow and the rest by early next week. You can access the instructions via the links above, or in the ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS page at trenchworx.com. Click the picture or name of the model you want to view. You can also access the instructions from the item description list. We realize we should have created these before the model left the building. In all honesty, we were so focused on molding and packaging, we kept letting the instructions slip. Many apologies to everyone for our oversight and Many Thanks for your tolerance.
Tanks of WWI Kickstarter Models Available for Order!
We have 'activated' the availability of the 'Tanks of World War I' Kickstarter models on Trenchworx.com You can now go to our online store and order whatever you like from the Kickstarter. As a THANK YOU to all of our supporters, we are offering a coupon code for 10% off your order and FREE shipping anywhere in the world. Use the code KICKSTARTSHIP10 to activate the savings at checkout. The code will expire Monday (1/19/15) and should work with other coupons you may have.
All of the models will be Build To Order aside from those in our launch inventory. We plan for shipment of your orders within 2-3 business days. If we experience heavy order volume, shipments may take as long as two weeks to cast. We will notify you via email if that is the case.
We plan to notify the rest of the world next Friday (1/16/15) and give everyone time to use their coupon code before it expires as well as a higher Build To Order priority.
St. Chamond Pre-Order!
Nate has been busy in the trenches designing TWO versions of St. Chamond models to go with the official launch of the Kickstarter models. The 'Early Production' version had access to a 75mm St. Chamond TR gun and observation turrets. The 'Late Production' model had access to the slightly more powerful 75 Model 1897 Field Gun. These are two individual model kits and brings our WWI line to 9 total models!
These models are Pre-Orders with shipment occurring on or about February 1st, 2015. The retail price is $40. We are also offering a 'Pre-Order Bundle' which includes both models and will last until February 1st. The pre-order bundle is $70 and also works with your coupon code,
We wanted to make sure you had access to ordering the St. Chamond models instead of placing an order and then Trenchworx releasing the model a month later. If you add one of these items to your order we will hold your and ship complete unless requested to ship separate. We do appreciate any shipping consolidation you would allow, but also understand the desire to get your hands on some newly cast resin!
Lastly, we appreciate everyone's help, support, compliments and tolerance. I'll send another update before we conclude the activity around this Kickstarter. If any of you have had any issues at all, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond quickly to resolve your issues.
I'll leave you with some pictures of the St. Chamond pre-release. There is an in-process paint job in there too!
The final package left our building last Wednesday and we have been monitoring the email shipping updates more than my kid's Santa Tracker. It looks like all but a couple Internationals have made their way to your stockings in time for the Holiday.
We will be back in the office on Monday and getting those assembly instructions put together and posted on the website and building inventory for world wide sales available the week of the 5th. There are a few other treats planned that week as well.
I'll leave you with a screenshot of Nate's current project. Thanks everyone and we hope you have a Merry Christmas!
I hope everyone had a great couple of weeks. We are entering the final week of production and shipping and we need to provide some details around the end of year logistics.
We expect to pull the last shots out of the molds this weekend or maybe Monday. We are planning to have everything shipped by next Wednesday afternoon. The last of the product has been waiting on Schnieders and Mark IVs, but we have plenty of molds running and are building those very quickly. After adding everything up, we will have built over 3,200 mold shots in a about 3 months. The most amazing thing to me is that many of those molds didn't even exist 4 months ago!
We are starting to receive feedback from many of the recipients and it has been overwhelmingly positive. There have been a couple of parts missing in some shipments, but we shipped replacements out for those pledges within a couple of days. As you receive your product, please compare to the packing slip and your expectations and let us know if anything is missing.
We do have 4 people monitoring our email@example.com emails so we do see any communication to us. The problem sometimes arises in that we have 4 people monitoring the email account and each of us thinks the other responded! We apologize if it takes more than a day to get back to you, but if you don't hear from us, please let us know and we will get your issue resolved quickly.
As for end of year logistics, we are shut down from the 18th to the 29th of December. However, we will be keeping an eye on emails and will work on their resolution when we return. We are planning on using the week after Christmas to fix any order issues, make some assembly instructions, tally all of the miscasts and build some inventory for product release in January.
Please let us know if you have any questions or comments. I'll leave you with a fresh picture of Paul's latest paint job.