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The HexT 3D printable Modular Terrain tile system, slopes, grassland, streams & rocks.
Potentially the most versatile system available
The HexT 3D printable Modular Terrain tile system, slopes, grassland, streams & rocks.
Potentially the most versatile system available
The HexT 3D printable Modular Terrain tile system, slopes, grassland, streams & rocks. Potentially the most versatile system available
62 backers pledged £3,902 to help bring this project to life.

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Greg_FL (YouTube) has reviewed the HexT system,      

https://youtu.be/BAoWtsuY1Jw

The Miniatures Man has written a blog post about us and other 3D printables on Kickstarter, 

http://miniatyrmannen.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/kickstarter-watch-3d-printing-modular.html?m=1

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Who we are:

Having trained as a mechanical engineer and worked in five fairly diverse industries over the last 21 years the design skill set available is broad. 

Being a gamer and model maker for the last 27 years I have always struggled with finding the right terrain system, finally I stopped looking and developed my own system for 3D printing and HexT is born. 

The Phoenix Miniatures team has a wealth of experience in gaming in all periods, model making, 3D printing, modular terrain and artistic design, we believe we have developed the most complete and versatile modular terrain system available.

Welcome to the HexT Modular Terrain System

Hext comes from the Old English meaning High or Highest.  

This is my completed mini layout, this is one combination of potentially millions.
This is my completed mini layout, this is one combination of potentially millions.

The HexT system of 3D Printable battlefield terrain tiles, allowing an immense variety of battlefields to be created including slopes, hills, streams lakes and cliffs. 

All the files for the pledges, stretch goals and most of the add ons are ready to go so you will not have to wait months for your files, they will be sent out as soon as possible after the Kickstarter finishes, the stretch goals within two months. 

The prototype tiles are purple and white (filament I had available) and once the terrain is completed (flock, static grass etc.) you cannot see the colour of the filament or any gradient lines.

The tiles are 75mm across the flats which works well across all common gaming scales, the tiles have been tested in Bolt Action, Age of Sigmar, 15mm Historical battles & In Her Majesties Name.

Below is  3x4 foot table waiting for the Golf tees and bunkers to be added for a Zombicide scenario. 

Each set of tiles has two options, either without an embossed grid (right hand side of the mini layout above) or with it (left hand side of the mini layout above), the grid is 1" if the tiles are printed at 100% (75mm across flats).

The slopes on the tiles are at 7 deg to allow miniatures to stand stably. 

All of the tiles are numbered on the base to allow for easy identification 

Each
of the tile sets will come with a quick reference sheet / key to aid easy identification of the tiles and the heights of all the corners speeding up the design of your terrain. 

Grassland Set Key, not all the tiles are shown on this example.
Grassland Set Key, not all the tiles are shown on this example.

All the tiles have been designed to be printed without supports (the scatter rocks need supports)

The tiles and scatter rocks you can see in the pictures were all printed at 0.2mm (200 Micron) layer height with 10% infill, any layer lines in the top surface soon disappear under flock or static grass.

After the Kickstarter has finished we will continue to develop the tile sets and also provide a tile design service for your individual project.  

The Puzzle Piece base.
The Puzzle Piece base.

 

Stream and Rock tiles placed ready for the surrounding grassland.
Stream and Rock tiles placed ready for the surrounding grassland.

 

Completed Layout before primer and scenery
Completed Layout before primer and scenery

 

Base, Risers and Top Level can be arranged and re arranged as often as you like.
Base, Risers and Top Level can be arranged and re arranged as often as you like.

Stretch goals & add ons are below the example tiles. 

Examples of the different tiles.

Scatter Rocks
Scatter Rocks

 

Grassland tiles.
Grassland tiles.

 

Stream Tiles
Stream Tiles

 

Stream and Grassland Tiles with the grid system.
Stream and Grassland Tiles with the grid system.

 

Edge and Lake Tiles
Edge and Lake Tiles

 

All the tiles are numbered on the underside for easier identification
All the tiles are numbered on the underside for easier identification

 

Vertical Face (Cliff) Tiles and their riser componets
Vertical Face (Cliff) Tiles and their riser componets

 

Stackable Risers, 5 to 50mm thick in 5mm increments
Stackable Risers, 5 to 50mm thick in 5mm increments

Stretch Goals:

Expansion of the Riser Tile set with 30 extra stackable risers from 25mm to 50mm high.    

Riser expansion set.
Riser expansion set.

Extra riser Tiles available at the £750 stretch goal,
Included in pledge levels.
Shipping from December 2017

Expansion of the Stream Tile set with 13 Flat Stream Tiles, providing many more combinations for the stream system.

Flat Stream Tiles
Flat Stream Tiles

Available at the £1000 stretch goal,
Included in the "All in" pledge, add on to any other pledge for £10
Shipping from December 2017

Edge tiles with streams, 37 tiles that will allow the streams to leave the board anywhere – not just where the full hexes meet the edge.

Edge tiles with Streams
Edge tiles with Streams

 Available at the £1500 stretch goal,
Included in the "All in" pledge, add on to any other pledge for £15
Shipping from December 2017

Expansion of the Lake Tile set over doubling the number of tile profiles, providing many more combinations for the lake system.

Lake Tile Expansion Set
Lake Tile Expansion Set

Lake tile expansion set will become available at the £2000 stretch goal, Included in the "All in" pledge, add on to any other pledge for £15
Shipping from December 2017

 

Add ons:

Raised Road tiles this is a big set of tiles, about 80 combinations of road directions and tile shapes. The roads are scaled at approximately 6 feet wide in 28mm, 11'3" wide in 15mm, (a Roman Chariot / British cart is 4' 8 1/2" between wheel centres).  

Raised road concept examples (textures added for clarity).
Raised road concept examples (textures added for clarity).

Not available until £3000 has been reached,
Add on to any package for £20, (£15 if you have pledged at the "All in" level)
Shipping from January 2018

Waterfall Tiles, a new set of vertical face tiles with simple waterfalls flowing over them.

Concept waterfall tile, textures added for clarity.
Concept waterfall tile, textures added for clarity.

Not available until £5000 has been reached,
Add on to any package for £15, (£10 if you have pledged at the "All in" level)
Shipping from January 2018

Future developments:

Will include Trenches (WWII, fantasy and SciFi), Caves, Ditches, Rock tiles and Ice.  

We are also looking at other scatter terrain to include, hedges, barriers, walls, buildings, Icebergs.

Why are we raising funds?

To upgrade equipment to allow us to finish projects, a new computer will allow us to finish projects like the Necropolis Railway and other “real world” buildings (see picture below) and bring them to Kickstarter, additional printers will allow for faster testing and the possibility of offering ready printed terrain/scenery as well as the STL files etc

The London Necropolis and Mausoleum Railway, Cemetery Station.
The London Necropolis and Mausoleum Railway, Cemetery Station.

 

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges;
All the files for the pledges (and most of the stretch goals) are ready to go and have been test printed on different printers (FlashForge Creator Pro, Tevo Tarantula and Prusa i3 Mk2, Makergear M2 and M3 & a CR10) to minimise the risks.

There will be combinations of slopes on the tiles I haven't found yet, please tell me if you find one.

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    Stream Tiles with & without hex grid

    Full set of 56 hexagonal tiles (28 with grid, 28 without), with a cut out section for a stream.

    All in STL format for 3D printing.

    You will need the grassland pledge as well for the riser tiles and puzzle base pieces.

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    Vertical Face Tiles & Scatter Rocks

    22 Lake side rock face tiles each in three sections, base, stackable risers and top, (11 with grid, 11 without).

    22 grassland rock face tiles each in three sections, base, these share the stackable risers and tops with the lakeside version, (11 with grid, 11 without).

    17 Scatter rock formations.

    & the thinner edges and corners to create water tiles at the bottom of the cliffs.

    All in STL format for 3D printing.

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    Lake Tiles with & without grids

    Full set of 88 hexagonal tiles (44 with grid, 44 without),
    & the thinner edges and corners to create water all the way to the edge of the table,
    All in STL format for 3D printing.

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    Grassland Tiles with & without hex grid

    Full set of 56 hexagonal tiles (28 with grid, 28 without).
    68 edges & corners (34 with grid, 34 without).
    20 Riser Tiles, 5 to 20mm High
    & 8 Interlocking Puzzle (Base) Tiles

    All in STL format for 3D printing.

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    Two Sets of Tiles 5% off.

    Grassland and one other tile set.

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    Three sets of tiles 10% off.

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    Layout design and printing list.

    You tell us what features you want in your layout and how big, we will design it for you and send you a plan and printing list.

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    All in, all Four sets of tiles, 15% off

    All Four sets of tile sets, Grass, Lake, Stream, Vertical Face & Scatter Rocks
    The stretch goals and a lower cost on for add ons.

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    License to Print

    This is a one year license that will allow you to print for sale the HexT system.

    Included is everything in the Kickstarter and any future expansion of the HexT system as it becomes available.

    Any further ranges developed by Phoenix Miniatures will be offered to exiting license holders first.

    We will only issue 6 licenses worldwide for the HexT system.

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