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3D Printable kits with superb finish, designed to print great even on low-end 3D printers!
3D Printable kits with superb finish, designed to print great even on low-end 3D printers!
250 backers pledged CA$ 30,444 to help bring this project to life.

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CA$ 30,444

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28 Printable Kits for you to choose from!!!

Notice: We do not use a pledge manager. All pledges must be made in full before the campaign ends.

Review of our 3D Printable Kit by Greg_FL

Check out our review by Ash from Guerrilla Miniature Games.

Our T-34 being painted by Mike of Epic Duck Studio.

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The goal of this project is simple: bring the 3D printing revolution to the realm of miniatures-modeling by making the most iconic tanks and armoured vehicles in history truly 3D printable!

Printed at 100 microns. No smoothing, no filling; painted right out of the printer!
Printed at 100 microns. No smoothing, no filling; painted right out of the printer!

How is this possible without any smoothing? 

Our secret? Face optimization!

All 3D printers create objects by stacking layers of materials. This means that faces that are printed horizontally and near-vertically will always have a great finish, even when printed at low resolution on a low-end 3D printer. We simply took advantage of this property of 3D printing by designing our Printable Kits so that, once assembled, the only visible faces are the ones that were printed in those two optimal orientations. That's why our models look so good!

3D Printable Kits

All our models come as a kit. Parts are printed individually and then assembled, making the whole experience easy and fun!

Easy to print, fun to assemble!
Easy to print, fun to assemble!

What makes our models special?

  • All models come as printable kits
  • Kits print great even on low-end 3D printers
  • Models are fully articulated and tolerance proof
  • Face optimization: Once assembled, every face will have a great finish right out of the printer! Say goodbye to the "stepping" problem so common to 3D printed models.  

The video below is a time-lapse of our T-34 being printed on a Maker Select, an affordable desktop 3D printer.

Scale:

The default scale of our files is 1:56 (28mm). Being 3D Files, they can be scaled to any size you wish. However, scaling too much may affect the results of the print. Read our FAQ for more information.

More Pictures:

Nothing but pictures!
Nothing but pictures!

See for yourself! Click here for some sample files.

All our current models can be found on our website: 3dwargaming.com/

More pictures! All printed at 100 microns, no smoothing!

As you can see, we are not limited to tanks. That walker has 12 articulations!
As you can see, we are not limited to tanks. That walker has 12 articulations!

 

The walker and some oculi painted.
The walker and some oculi painted.

Click here for more pictures.

The secret of our perfectly printed models lies in the way our kits are designed. However, to design a kit that has a perfect finish on every face once assembled, and is easily printed even on a low-end printer, and is fully articulated? That's a challenging and time-consuming process, not to mention costly. The amazing miniatures you see on this page were made not by a 3D modeler but by a seasoned design engineer, using engineering software. We always consider many alternate designs and print-test everything we make to ensure that all our kits are designed as perfectly as possible. Of course, the entire process is costly and time consuming—that's why we are seeking your help to truly take this project into high gear.

The cost of printers and design software has already been fully covered by us. The funds raised in this Kickstarter, combined with funds from our own pocket, will allow us to upgrade our current kits, but more importantly to add even more models to our catalog.

Upgrades: We have come up with many amazing upgrades that we would like to make standard on all our models. These upgrades will make our kits our kits sturdier, tolerance proof, and even easier to print and scale! Those upgrades will be made standard on our new releases.

News Releases: We have already started our work on the new printable kits, those new models will become available after this Kickstarter.

By supporting us during the campaign you will be rewarded with an amazing collection of our superbly designed 3D Printable kits. You may choose any models from our Current Items, New releases, Stretch Goals and Bonus item.

Current Items:

Our current models, Historical and Sci-Fi
Our current models, Historical and Sci-Fi

 Model Names (clockwise):

  • T-34/76
  • Tiger I
  • M113
  • Formic AWC
  • Lux Sentinel
  • Marauder Light Tank
  • Pillar MBT
  • Guardian APC.

New Releases:

New Releases
New Releases
 

But why stop here? Together we can turn this Kickstarter into something truly epic my unlocking our Stretch Goals!

The extra funding of this campaign will go into unlocking our amazing list of stretch goals, expanding the list of printable kits for you to choose from.   

Note that all unlocked Stretch Goals are free for those who pledged as “Tanker Ace” or higher!

 

In addition to our stretch goals, we also have an interesting list of Sci-fi and Historical prototypes that we want to produce. Those kits will be added as Bonus Items as our campaign progresses. 

All Bonus Items come for free for everybody who pledges as "Tanker Veteran" or higher!

Floating eyes! Comes in two sizes with dozens of variants and permutations. Prints without support and can be assembled without glue.
Floating eyes! Comes in two sizes with dozens of variants and permutations. Prints without support and can be assembled without glue.

 

A concept ball tank for the US army back in the 30s. In the current plan, this model will have SIX articulations once assembled!
A concept ball tank for the US army back in the 30s. In the current plan, this model will have SIX articulations once assembled!

 

Printable tripod walker with fully articulated legs. Comes with weapons options of anti-tank and anti-personnel missiles.
Printable tripod walker with fully articulated legs. Comes with weapons options of anti-tank and anti-personnel missiles.

 

Our take on the Tesla Tank. Armed with a pair of articulated Tesla Cannons.
Our take on the Tesla Tank. Armed with a pair of articulated Tesla Cannons.

 

We made our pledge system fair and simple. By supporting us on Kickstarter, you’ll get your pick from all our current models plus all models from this Kickstarter! The more you pledge, the more models you get. You even get to customize your models at higher levels!

All our rewards are delivered as STL file packs via our website. We should be able to deliver all our new kits and stretch goals no later than June 2018.

For commercial license, please contact us after the Kickstarter. 

 

Risks and challenges

This is our first Kickstarter, and we have spent great effort in making this project as risk free as possible. The cost of 3D printers and engineering software has already been covered by us. We have also put enough funds aside to help cover the cost of designing and testing our new releases. This is a mostly risk free project, and the worst thing that could happen would be a slight delay on some models.

Though the project is mostly risk free, we will not hide the fact that it is challenging. The process of creating a printable kit is much closer to engineering design than 3D modelling, and requires a vastly different skill set than designing printable characters or terrain. Fortunately, our designer is a seasoned mechanical engineer, and is more than capable of tackling any design challenges from this project.

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    Pledge CA$ 19 or more About $15

    Recruit

    Approx:15 USD

    Testing the water? Pledge as “Recruit” and get TWO Printable Kits of your choice. You get your pick from all the models from this Kickstarter plus all our other current models.

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    Pledge CA$ 45 or more About $36

    Tanker

    Approx: 38 USD

    Pledge as “Tanker” and get FIVE Printable Kits of your choice. You get your pick from all the models from this Kickstarter plus all our other current models.

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    Pledge CA$ 90 or more About $72

    Tanker Veteran

    Approx: 68 USD

    By pledging as "Tanker Veteran", not only will you get TEN Printable Kits of your choice, but you'll also get all Bonus Items for free! Like the pledges above, you get your pick from all the models from this Kickstarter plus all our other current models.

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    Pledge CA$ 135 or more About $108

    Tanker Ace

    Approx: 100 USD

    GET EVERYTHING! That’s right, everything. Pledge as "Tanker Ace" and you will get EVERY MODEL from this Kickstarter, all our other current models, every stretch goal, and all Bonus Items. This is the ultimate bundle reward!

    Kits are delivered as STL file packs for your 3D printer.

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $400

    Weapon of Choice

    Approx: 375 USD

    Get a customized weapons system build for a model of your choice. Ever wanted your own Tesla T-34 or Plasma Sherman? Now you can have it! Just send us some sketches—if we can make it, we’ll make it for you! As long it's legal, of course.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $801

    Personalized Model

    Approx: 750 USD

    Get a custom-made “skin” for a model of your choice. Ever wanted your own Steampunk Tiger or a Dieselpunk StuG? Now you can have it! Just send us some sketches—if we can make it, we’ll make it for you! As long it's legal, of course.

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    Pledge CA$ 6,000 or more About $4,806

    Made for You!

    Approx: 4500 USD

    Is there a historical model you always wanted? Tell us what it is and we’ll design a printable kit for you at the scale you wish. It can be a tank, an armoured car, a truck, a train... any land vehicle. If we can make it, we’ll make it for you! As long as it's legal, of course.

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    Pledge CA$ 12,000 or more About $9,612

    Ask us Anything!

    Approx: 9000 USD

    Same as the reward above, but no longer limited to historical land vehicles. A fully articulated mech? A spaceship? A viking longboat? Ask us for anything you can think of! If we can make it, we’ll make for you! As long as it's legal, of course.

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