I've been building gaming terrain for twenty seven years and one of the constant frustrations is finding cool bits to represent doors, hatchways, and other common technological devices. I want to get to painting and finishing my model as quickly as possible instead of going through bits boxes trying to find a suitable part.
Trash Bash Bits will create great looking and simple to use parts and make them affordable enough so you can always have plenty on hand. They have flat backs and are thin enough to look good when glued to the outside of a building. Trash Bash Bits are ready to use after a quick cleaning with a file or sanding stick and are lightweight enough to not tear off of styrofoam or foam-core.
I'm starting with sci-fi doors, one of the most needed parts for creating wargaming buildings. My first goal of $350 will cover the molding and castings costs for one door. Each additional $350 will unlock a new door design. Backing levels are going to be kept very simple, $2 for one door, $9 for 5 doors, $15 for 10 doors. Like Trash Bash Bits I want this campaign to be simple and easy to use.
(The following images are prototypes of the Trash Bash Bits pieces. The size will remain the same but minor improvements, such as deeper detail, will be done to the final castings.)
The first door design is the Hive City Door, nicknamed "The Tombstone" by residents of the vast mega-urbs of mankind's future. Originally made from various forms of hardened plastic they often have additional armor plates added by residents to add to their defensive value and to allow defenders to attack from indoors. Although there are many different designs this door represents one of the most common.
The Dark Empire Door represents mechanized death and killing technology that hides behind the facade of cold, unfeeling science. The doors whisper open like sharpened steel blades and hiss closed like a barely disguised curse.
The Trapjaw Door. A staple of science fiction through the years, the trapjaw door is designed to snap closed at the first sign of air-loss or attack. Intimidatingly functional, it can also be terribly dangerous to anyone caught halfway between the piston driven doors.
Design #4 The Steel Iris
This is a classically simple sci-fi design and one that can be used for many different settings. The sharpened steel petals open and close with hissing whispers and the constant threat of horrible malfunction.
Design #5 Window Gunport
A combination of high-tech window and gunport allows defenders a clear view as it gives them the ability to fire weapons from within the safety of the building. The multi-layered window panes are easily replaceable after battle and contain small static generators to repel dust and dirt.
(Please notice that each casting of the Window Gunport makes two windows but counts as one door for the purposes of this campaign.)
These are the first five designs of many to follow. Sci-fi gothic, steam-punk, alien empire, are all possible themes.
I'd also like to make Trash Bash Bits for 15mm and 6mm gaming as well. Both of these scales have a lot of modeling possibilities and will allow for more epic buildings.
Please help me to launch Trash Bash Bits and we'll explore more new possibilities together.
Risks and challenges
With any project the three main challenges are design, production, and delivery.
I am designing all of the Trash Bash Bits on my own so there is no possibility of an outside artist not delivering their work on time.
Production is being handled by one of the premier casting companies in North America. They do great work with fast turn-around.
And I learned a lot about shipping and delivery through my first two Zombie Plague campaigns.
Nothing is truly risk-free but I am confident that I have the skills and knowledge to fulfill this campaign to everyone's satisfaction.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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