How Did this start?
So My Son, (7 at the time), enjoyed playing Vault manager, and one holiday he asked me If I could build him a vault to play with. So we sat down and drew up some designs, and then I sat down and did up the files, furiously prototyped, cut and amended the designs. Eventually I ended up with a corridor set that set up on a 4' x 4' board. I put it up on the BPLASER store and people seemed to like it.
Fast forward 12 months, and I decided to expand the Corridor set with another 15 rooms, furniture and inserts, and put it up on Kickstarter to see if I could expand sales.
The Corridor Set is a: multi gaming system, fully modular set of laser cut/ etched MDF terrain, for use with 28-32mm table top games. Each unit piece is a multi part kit made from Australian manufactured MDF, with the approx strength of the same thickness of pine board, which should give years of use.
The modularity of the corridor set allows you to make unique table layouts every time you use it. Every piece will connect to any other piece letting you decide how large, or how small to make your battlefield.
Vault, Spaceship or Corridor set.
I have tried, in the design of the set, to make it as functional as possible, so the Corridor Set can be used to represent the interior of a spaceship, a fallout shelter, An evil scientist's lair, a military bunker,.... the list goes on. Using the many add-ons to the base set, you can make almost any scenario that comes to mind.
I hope you will find it an interesting set, and battleground, and give a multitude of ideas in its set-up.
INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE. PLEASE READ.
I am in Brisbane, Australia.
That's 11500 km from Los Angeles, and 16500 km from London. Shipping via ship from Australia takes 2-3 months and costs about $95 AUD for the base set.
Airmail takes 5-10 days and costs approx $120 AUD for the base set. I have chosen Airmail as the most efficient and reliable method for you getting your gear. All parcels will be provided with a tracking number.
ADD ONS. Postage will be calculated at approx $5 per item set, or room set that you add to your main pledge. This will mean that international postage is at a discounted rate.
Backers from all other countries (Rest of the world) may have to pay additional import duties and other applicable taxes to the concerned authorities, upon receipt of their goods, based on the import policies of their respective countries. The duties and tax rates vary from country to country and we are unable to help you determine that for your shipment. If you wish to learn about the duties and taxes applicable to your shipment, you may want to check with the customs and border protection authority of your country.
Postage within Australia for the corridor set and Corridor half sets, including add-ons added to these pledges will be free.
If youre just after a couple of rooms, postage will be a nominal charge within Australia. Around the $10 mark.
What's in the set:
The following are some pics of the addons to the set. I will update them with painted versions in the next few days
Risks and challenges
Surprisingly, these are minimal. I have been operating a small laser terrain business for the last 4 years,
I already own a laser, and have a garage to work out of.
All the pieces of the set have been prototyped, tested and redesigned as needed for ease of assembly and detail, but some small redesigns may be done during the production run.
I may also get the design bug and need to add something
The biggest challenge will be packaging the sets after the project is funded, but to that end I have already set an assembly line in process, ... and have a lot of wargaming friends that like pizza.
So I believe I have that covered.
I have tried to set up the delivery dates in lots of 50, (I'm hoping), so that I can deliver 50 sets every 60 days.
So the first 20 will be shipped one month after the kickstarter finishes, the next 50 two months after that.
IF.... the set becomes a runaway success, I have plans for expansion. More on that later
I am already in production of the sets based on the interest shown at various club meets and forums, So I believe I can deliver on the times allocated.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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