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Big 32mm Wargames Vehicles for those who like playing with BIG toys.
Big 32mm Wargames Vehicles for those who like playing with BIG toys.
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 Welcome to the BIG Vehicle Kickstarter, we hope to make some seriously cool and sizable 32mm Scale Sci Fi / Post Modern vehicles to bring to the Tabletop, joining our small but growing range of 32mm Vehicles which are already out there.

 These vehicles are all sized for Heroic 28mm / 32mm miniatures and fit the scale perfectly.

We hope to fund all of this!!
We hope to fund all of this!!

 This is our 4th Kickstarter - the previous 3 have all been successfully delivered and fulfilled. We have learnt a great deal from the previous Kickstarters and our Design Team and Casters work together on each and every Model ensuring that they are well planned out and every consideration is taken with regards to the look, the styling, 3d printing and manufacturing but also to ensure that the finished Kit is one which can be built and assembled with a minimum of prep work. 

 Please note - we want to fund both the Goliath and the Type 404 APC early on in the Campaign, then we will move onto some Free upgrades which will add value to the Pledges!

 Once we have those accomplished, we will look at some cool trailer options and the HAWG!

Goliath Land Train Engine Section
Goliath Land Train Engine Section

 So, with that in mind - and without further ado - we present to you the first BIG Vehicle in the Kickstarter, the star of the show, the almighty.. Goliath Land Train!

Goliath - go BIG or go home!
Goliath - go BIG or go home!
Flexible Fun Model - Crane & APC shown for scale purposes only
Flexible Fun Model - Crane & APC shown for scale purposes only

The Goliath Land Train - designed to be a Sci Fi / Post Modern heavy truck with massive pulling power; the Goliath is a Land Train. This means that its simply constructed Trailer Sections can be added on indefinitely.. the monster in the Graphic above, for example, is somewhere in the region of 24" in length - thats 2 foot of resin.. 

 The Engine section alone is around 140mm in length, and tall enough that you can hide some of your largest models behind it, or at least claim cover from it!

 What we wanted, was a model that would not only dominate the Tabletop but that would also lend a sense of Narrative to any game in which its dropped. The Goliath screams out scenarios for a massive range of 32mm Wargames - from Train Robberies to Hijackings or simply having it parked up to block line of sight (a job that it achieves well - with even larger sized models).

Yeah, thats a Knight hiding behind the Drive section..
Yeah, thats a Knight hiding behind the Drive section..

 So, in Kickstarter terms - what do you get for your pledge? The "naked" Goliath is a Goliath Drive Engine section and 1 complete trailer section. The Trailer comes with a little conversion piece that mates it up to not only our range of Trailer Toppers but to other pieces available in the Market - plus, its designed so that if you want to go crazy and build your own Toppers, the model supports that easily.

 To clearly define the build process; we have 2 components to each trailer; the Trailer Section itself (wheels, chassis, etc) and the Topper. The Toppers will sit nicely in the chassis and don't really require gluing - especially if you want to change them and swap them around for scenarios, etc without having to buy a load of trailers. Of course - if you want to go big.. and have the Grande Land Train, you will need lots of trailers!

"Naked" Goliath - with 1 Trailer
"Naked" Goliath - with 1 Trailer

 As you can see - the 1 trailer little guy is not so little.. about 240mm in length.. The trailer bridge is shaped that way to not only articulate the trailer itself but also so that it can easily be built on top of, or accept 3rd party items such as..

Additional models for sample purposes only
Additional models for sample purposes only

 We have tried to think of ways in which to make the Goliath as imposing yet as flexible as possible. Even down to the turret ring on the roof - its a standardised size allowing you to mix n match from other ranges but we will provide a door hatch and may.. if the Kickstarter goes well.. have a few other ideas for that hatch as well ;) 

 The Goliath comes "naked" in a basic pledge, however - as the Kickstarter progresses there should be 1 or 2 little items that we hope to fund to enhance your Goliath further and also to give you lots more modelling opportunities. We hope you'll join us on the journey as we unlock Transporters, APC's, Tanker Trailers and more..

Pledges

We are keeping the Pledges very simple in this Kickstarter ; you can pledge for 1, 2 or 3 BIG Vehicles. By BIG Vehicle we mean either the Goliath Land Train, the Type 404 APC pr even 1 of the HAWG variants - should we reach that far!

Type 404 APC
Type 404 APC

  In addition to the 3 Pledge levels - we hope to fund not only the Goliath, Type 404 and HAWG, but also a range of Trailer Toppers, Addon items, Scenic upgrades, "smaller" vehicles and a surprise or 2..

The Lineup!
The Lineup!

 The Pledges are as follows:

 The £55 Big Trucker Pledge will give you a choice of any of the BIG Vehicles we fund; be it the Goliath, the Type 404 or a HAWG. It will also include any Free Addons that we unlock and allow you to select from the additional addons as we also unlock those.

Postage will be calculated post Kickstarter and added on when you receive your questionnaire. 

 The £105 Double the Horsepower Pledge will give you a choice of any 2 of the BIG Vehicles we fund; be it the Goliath, Type 404 or HAWG in any combination you like. It will also include any Free Addons that we unlock and allow you to select from the additional addons as we also unlock those.

Postage will be calculated post Kickstarter and added on when you receive your questionnaire.

The £150 Triple the Tonnage Pledge will give you a choice of any 3 of the BIG Vehicles we fund; be it the Goliath, Type 404 or the HAWG; in any combination you like. It will also include any Free Addons that we unlock and allow you to select from the additional addons as we unlock those.

Postage will be calculated post Kickstarter and added on when you receive your questionnaire.

Kickstarter Goals

  •  FUNDED!!
Container for example image only
Container for example image only

The Funding goal for the Project is for £3,500 - that will allow us to fully realise the mould making and resin casting process and bring the Goliath Land Train to the tabletop. In addition, it will also allow us to fund the creation of the Extension Trailer addon to allow you to add further trailers to your Goliath.

If you are a Triple the Tonnage backer and want to add even more BIG Vehicles to your pledge simply add +£50 for each additional BIG Vehicle that you want. 

Extension Trailer
Extension Trailer

 Add +£15.00 to your Pledge for each Extension Trailer that you require, this is in addition to any trailer toppers you might want, but remember that the Extension trailer takes other commonly available Containers or makes an ideal base for creating your own trailer variants!

Adding only 1 Extension Trailer takes the Land Train to well over a foot in length - approximately 15". 

With 1 Extension Trailer..
With 1 Extension Trailer..
With several Extension Trailers..
With several Extension Trailers..

FUNDING GOAL - Type 404 APC - FUNDED

 The Type 404 is a seriously big piece of kit.. this rugged beast of an APC looks amazing on the table and compliments the Goliath nicely.

Rugged and Powerful! The Type 404
Rugged and Powerful! The Type 404

 When we reach £5,500 we can fund the Moulding and Resin casting of the Type 404 APC - this will be 1 of the BIG Vehicle choices in the Kickstarter and you can select either 1 of these or1 of the Goliaths for each BIG vehicle in your pledge - or perhaps even a HAWG when we reach that goal. In addition, Triple the Tonnage Backers may add as many additional BIG Vehicles as they like for only +£50 per additional vehicle. 

 Note the standardised Hatch cover - again, will match with a number of other available turrets and these will be standard on all of our models so you'll be able to drop in any cool upgrades that we happen to fund along the way!

FUNDING GOAL - PLOUGH UPGRADE - FUNDED

When we reach £4,500 Every BIG Vehicle (Both Goliath & Type 404) will get a FREE Plough Upgrade! The plough is the same but each comes with a different little adapter set to fit it to the vehicle.

Plough seen on a Goliath
Plough seen on a Goliath

You will be able to add additional Ploughs to your Pledge (should you want them for any other vehicles) for only +£7.50 each.

STRETCH GOAL - RP01 URBAN 4x4 - FUNDED!

 The "LIttle Brother" of the Campaign - the RP01 Urban 4x4 is not really that little either.. its a chunky and serious looking 4x4; ideal for a multitude of uses from SWAT, Close Protection, Military Police or Moms Taxis.

 The turret slow comes in standard size, and we may have 1 or 2 ideas for other things to stick in there.. 

When we reach this Pledge goal, we will add 1 of these superb pieces of Resin to every Double and Treble Pledge FREE!! Yup.. you read that.. if you have 2 BIG vehicles, you get an RP01 FREE!!

 If you want to add more of these versatile little 4x4's to your Pledge, please add +£15.00 Per RP01 to your Pledge levels!

STRETCH GOAL - HAWG - £FUNDED!!!

And the HAWG is Funded!!! Onto some more upgrades!

The HAWG is another BIG Kit, we are awaiting the 3d master print but this is 1 chunky Monster truck. It is the ubiquitous Wartruck of the Campaign with options for open Cargo pick up / enclosed / Missile system. 

Basic HAWG Pickup
Basic HAWG Pickup
Canvas Enclosed
Canvas Enclosed
Missile Launcher system
Missile Launcher system

As you've probably noticed - the Canvas and Missile Systems are simple drop ins to the basic Pickup rear area. When we fund the HAWG it will count as a BIG vehicle choice but will come with both additional upgrade options in the Pledge choice. 

 How big is the HAWG? well.. it ain't small.. that rear pickup area will easily accommodate a 30mm base!

STRETCH GOAL - FLATBED - FUNDED

Simple Flatbed! Soo many uses..
Simple Flatbed! Soo many uses..

 The Ubiquitous Flatbed.. the simplest of all the trailer toppers that we are doing in this Kickstarter yet arguably the most useful! This turns your Goliath into a simple Cargo carrier - stick some barrels on it, some crates, a vehicle.. whatever you like. 

We will now add a FREE Flatbed to every Goliath that we send out in 32mm. If you want more Flatbeds add +£7.50 for each additional Flatbed that you'd like. 

STRETCH GOAL - PERSONNEL CARRIER - £7,500

When we hit £7,500 we will fund the next Trailer Topper - the very cool Personnel Carrier. 

Personnel Carrier Trailer Upgrade
Personnel Carrier Trailer Upgrade

This is a large and chunky piece of kit - not only does it drop onto the back of a Goliath Trailer perfectly, but it also makes a very cool piece of scenery in its own right. 

This is the biggest Trailer Topper that we do, and we will make it available at +£17.50 each - taking 5 moulds to build and have 10 large components the Personnel Carrier looks superb!

10 parts of the Personnel Carrier
10 parts of the Personnel Carrier
Stacks of Trailer Topper!
Stacks of Trailer Topper!

As you can see from the above photo - the Trailer Toppers are a fair size, and look great when stacked up together. 

When we hit this pledge goal we will also make these in 15mm as full trailers!

STRETCH GOAL - MINI GUN TURRET - £8.000

You've seen the Mini Gun Turret - this cool fella fits in the Cupola sections of pretty much every 1 of the BIG Vehicles. 

Automated Twin Mini Gun Turret
Automated Twin Mini Gun Turret
A bit of Firepower sir?
A bit of Firepower sir?

 These are renders of the First Turret that we have done - a lovely little Twin Minigun that will be available in both 32mm and 15mm, as well as in the STL pledge. 

 When we fund the Mini Gun Turret, you will be able to add 1 of these to your pledge in 32mm at +£5.00 per Turret. 

STRETCH GOAL -  CONTAINER TANK TRAILER TOPPER - £9.000

Liquid Container Tank
Liquid Container Tank

 Another large trailer topper which will also double very nicely for a Terrain piece as well as being able to be dropped onto the Goliath Trailers easily. 

When we reach £9000 we will put this into production - to purchase a Liquid Tanker, simply add +£15.00 per Tanker that you want!

In 15mm, these will be a complete 1 piece cast including the wheels as well as the Container. 

RP01 4x4 - not really very small..
RP01 4x4 - not really very small..
Miniature for sample purposes only
Miniature for sample purposes only
HAWG Support Vehicle - kinda big..
HAWG Support Vehicle - kinda big..

 And possibly even more! Lets see if we can smash those stretch goals and take it from there!

RECAP

So, to recap - this is what we are hoping to fund so far;

Goliath
Goliath

 The Goliath is 1 of your BIG Vehicle choices or +£50 per additional Goliath for Triple pledgees. 

Type 404 De Militarised APC
Type 404 De Militarised APC

LITTLE Big Vehicle Pledges!

We have had a number of requests to create the Vehicles in a range of scales.. after discussion with our Sculptor we are delighted to announce that we can fulfill those requests! The plans are, currently to create the Goliath in 2 Scales;

15mm Pledge - Every Vehicle! - £20 per pledge

15 mm - as the last Kickstarter did very well in 15mm we aim to release all of the Vehicles funded in this scale! The Pledge level on this will allow for each additional vehicle as an Addon. The Goliath will come with the Cab and 3 trailers for only £20. 

The Type 404 APC will be £10 complete in 15mm.

Addon price: +£20 for each additional Goliath in 15mm. 

Add +£10 for each Type 404 APC that you want in 15mm.

Add +£5 for each RP01 4x4 that you want in 15mm. 

Add +£12.50 for each HAWG you want in 15mm

8mm Pledge - Epically Scaled - £12.00 per pledge

8 mm - we will create the full land train in 8mm, including all 3 trailers with the option for a cab at either end. Again, they will all have a space to allow magnetising them with 3mm earth magnets - you can make the Train as long as you like.. You simply pledge for the entire train and take as many more as addons as you need. You can even buy 2 and stick em end to end! We reckon a full land train will be around 120mm in length at this scale.

Addon price: +£12 for each full Landtrain with 3 trailers as an Addon to an existing pledge in 8mm scale. 

STL FILES

After a lot of feedback and discussion! We have added a Pledge level for STL Files, after taking feedback from backers - this is much appreciated. For £45 you will get access to everything that we currently have rendered, thats pretty much this lot below.

In addition to this, we have the LARC as an addon - if you back the STL files and addon the Civilian cars you get the LARC FREE! Otherwise, its £5!

LARC VTOL
LARC VTOL

STL UPGRADE - LARC!

We will add the LARC Gunship files from the previous Kickstarter into the STL Downloads Pledge! Thats the LARC and all the various loadouts; Millitary, Medical, News. This is being chucked in now just a little STL Sweetener to make that base pledge just a bit tastier!

STL File - Naked Goliath
STL File - Naked Goliath

 UNLOCKED

At 10 Backers - the Type 404 STL goes in!
At 10 Backers - the Type 404 STL goes in!

 UNLOCKED

20 Backers for the RP01
20 Backers for the RP01
30 backers - the HAWG is in!
30 backers - the HAWG is in!
40 backers - Personnel Trailer
40 backers - Personnel Trailer
50 STL Backers - Tanker Trailer
50 STL Backers - Tanker Trailer
Simple Flatbed! Soo many uses..
Simple Flatbed! Soo many uses..
A little bit of firepower!! Fits all the turrets!
A little bit of firepower!! Fits all the turrets!
Like this one!
Like this one!
STL Sweetener
STL Sweetener

So, to be clear - we are increasing the STL Pledge so that you get all of the above (other than the LARC which is an addon or FREEBIE) 

STL FIles - all of this lot!
STL FIles - all of this lot!

STL Addons - +£15 for all of the Cars

We unlocked 15 Car designs in our earlier Kickstarter, to get the STL Files for these so that you can print them yourself - simply add +£15 to your current pledge level. At £15 for all 15 thats £1.00 per STL!!

Master list of Civilian Cars

Working Cars - Pickup, Police Car, Taxi Cab, Van, Armoured 4x4

Classic Cars - Brit little car, 80's Sports Car, American Muscle Car, **

Street Cars - Saloon, People Carrier, 4x4, SUV

Specials - Tuk Tuk, Landrover*

*Please note - the Landrover is only suited for 20mm and below, it lacks a bit of detail in larger scales. 

**We have 1 more older design which we will chuck in - The Little Italian!, that will round this addon up to 15 vehicles. 

Little Italian!
Little Italian!

THE PRICE & THE MODELS

We have worked diligently on every component of every part of this Kickstarter for months now - revised images, had feedback on parts and casting, gotten several quotes for each. The Kickstarter prices will allow us to fully realise each of these Models and Upgrade components and ensure that we can fully deliver on each and every one of them.

The main point behind the costing is simple - scale. These are all BIG, and i mean seriously BIG Models requiring big moulds and a lot of resin with a lot of chunky detailed big parts. The Goliath Land Train can easily and affordably be stretched out to over 2ft in length.. add in the odd 3rd party Container or some of our Toppers and you have an insanely large and incredibly cool piece of scenery to use in a vast range of scenarios. 

The idea here is that you can use these Models in a range of games - from Gothic Sci Fi skirmishes, to hard edged Hi Tech Futures to Superheroic battlefields. Be it as proxies for other models or simply fantastic looking scenery to embellish your Tabletop, the BIG Vehicles are ultra cool and ultra flexible!

 Also.. if the Kickstarter goes well - we would like to bring them to a few smaller scale tabletops as well! We've already been approached by a number of 20mm Gamers so lets see where the journey takes us?

POSTAGE

We are going to add the postage costs on to the Kickstarter at the Questionnaire stage, after the Kickstarter itself closes. This is due to the requirement of having to actually create a few of these Monster Casts to get a good idea of the resin weight. 

We will post globally - and estimate that 1-2 of the Models will weigh under 2kg but 3+ (with upgrades and addons) are likely to be over 2kg in weight. As a rough estimate we expect postal rates to be roughly;

UK - £8

Europe - £10-12

USA & Rest of World - £16-18

These are approximate quotes and likely slightly on the high side, we will know more accurately for sure once we have more information on the full weights and combinations of the products.

Risks and challenges

There are many potential pitfalls with an operation such as this - unforeseen costs, mould failures and so forth. And though these mishaps are akin to the Spanish Inquisition turning up (nobody expects them!) we believe that we have a sound plan, months of preparation and a great team behind us.
The biggest issue with the previous Kickstarters was at dispatch - i was a 1 man band and when several boxes containing (literally) thousands of components arrived, I realised I had perhaps underestimated the sheer amount of work required in picking and packing every component of every model after first clipping them from a range of sprues.. then building the finished article and finally setting up a packing and postage line. This is where the major delays were and - I am glad to say, not going to be an issue in future projects.
Our Casters are setup as dispatchers as well and will be not only manufacturing the Models, packing them in their component and group parts but also then picking, packaging and posting them all in house! I won't need to see the vast amount of components, other than a few sample casts right out of the moulds.
So, confident that we have got the right prices, the right products and a lot of planning preparation.. we are ready to go!

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