Welcome to "The Wilds of Wintertide" - an expansive frozen tundra full of ancient ruins, icy landscapes, hearty peoples, and untold danger.
This Kickstarter provides support-free character and monster miniatures, scatter terrain, buildings, and more for you to produce at home on your FDM or resin 3D printer. Rewards are for digital STL files to print the products shown and described in this campaign. Rewards are split into two categories: Scatter, and Minis - designed to be used together or independently, and all for normal tabletop gaming scale (28-32mm).
PLEASE NOTE - This Kickstarter is for digital files (STLs) to make all these items on your own home 3D printer - these are not physical goods **
To see additional pics, check out the full resolution gallery HERE!
No 3D gaming table is complete without scatter terrain! This project includes a collection of terrain elements, buildings, and other pieces to fill out your icy tundra or arctic adventure table. The set ranges from small scatter items to huge multi-floor buildings. All items print support free, and are split/designed/optimized for easy printing, painting, and assembly. The below image shows renders of all the models in some sample configurations included with the scatter & all-in pledge levels, and will be updated as stretch goals are unlocked:
This project includes a large collection of thematic minis including monsters, characters, and more!
- High-quality miniatures, suitable for resin-level detail but also great quality on FDM printers!
- NO supports are needed for any of these miniatures. This is accomplished by smart posing and design, and slicing/keying where needed.
- All models have been test printed and ready to drop on print bed and go.
- All minis are included in based versions (pictured below), and also un based for you to base yourself, use in dioramas, etc. Where split/keyed versions are included, complete versions are also offered.
Minis range from in size from small creatures, to HUGE beasts like the mammoth. Scale is roughly 30-32mm (similar in size to Reaper Bones). The below image shows renders of all the prints included with the minis & all-in pledge levels, and will be updated as stretch goals are unlocked:
As a reminder, ALL miniatures are designed to be 100% support-free on both FDM and resin, and are designed to be easy to print and paint! ZERO supports to setup, sand, cleanup, etc. And because of smart design and angle tolerances, these prints should all require very little, if any, cleanup and post processing!
Stretch goals will be unlocked as the campaign progresses. Some stretch goals are focused on minis, some on scatter, but many have some of both. We'll explore more of the arctic wildlands and their races and monsters, visit the palace of the ice witch sisters - who are raising an army of frosty undead - and more!
NOTE that ALL stretch goals have been unlocked at this point in the campaign!
Outside of the core minis/terrain STLs, I'm throwing in a few pieces of bonus content from previous campaigns that can fit with this theme, just to sweeten the pot. After all, who doesn't like free stuff!?
Look for more bonus content to get added, thanks to awesome friends and partners! I will be releasing some of the props as the campaign is running. You can download the Snowflake Broach and the Walrus Tusk now. You can also download the free set of mini bases that I created for this campaign HERE.
My name is Evan Carothers, and I am a 3D designer with hundreds of designs released via Thingiverse (ecaroth) and through my premium design company (EC3D). This is my 4th Kickstarter, and any of my thousands of customers can tell you about my track record of easy-to-print models - delivered on time. My skill and love for design has grown out of my passion for tabletop gaming, technology, and 3D printing. I design a ton of the content myself and work with many other great designers and artists to put these projects together. Take a look at the quality of my free items on Thingiverse or my last campaigns Depths of Savage Atoll or The Skyless Realms to get a feel for my design aesthetic, or check out some customer reviews. I am a tabletop gamer at heart, and all models are printed, and often painted, by myself before being released.
Participating Modelers, Artists, Painters, and Printers
Credit to these awesome folks who helped this all come together!
Joshua Black, Sebastiano Di Grazia, Danny Herrero (3D Printed Tabletop), Sergio Tomo, Vitaliy Deaf, David Nicolo, Crossed Lances, Ryan Calhoun (Cephalopod Studios), David Greenfield (Lidless Eye Studios), Max Dercum (Fused Plastics), Ryan Beasecker (Hero's Hoard), Osaka Zai.
And a SPECIAL thank you to my wonderful girlfriend Ally who has been unbelievably helpful, and essential in preparing this campaign!
Add-ons allow you to get additional awesome stuff at a great discount, and help push even further to unlock stretch goals! To get add-ons, just increase your pledge level by the amount indicated for whichever add-ons you would like. Once the KS closes I will be using a pledge manager (BackerKit) to help you finalize you add-ons. You can increase you pledge on KS now to help fund stretch goals, or get these after the campaign closes. You must back the KS at any of the 3 levels to get add-ons, they are not available individually.
- Depths of Savage Atoll: My last sprawling campaign, featuring nautical, jungle, pirate, and undersea minis and environs - Depths of Save Atoll - the add-ons are equivalent to the what's included in that campaign (including stretch goals): Terrain/scatter only ($35 add-on), Minis only ($35 add-on), or ALL IN ($65 add-on).
- Skyless Realms: The races and places below the surface, from my previous campaign Skyless Realms - the add-ons are equivalent to what's included in that campaign (including stretch goals): Terrain only ($40 add-on), Minis only ($35 add-on), or ALL IN ($55 add-on).
- Forest of Oakenspire - Everything from the core reward and stretch goals from my first Kickstarter Forest of Oakenspire at a great discount ($40 add-on).
- All EC3D Premium Sets - The full collection of all 12 previously released premium sets - over $100 value, as seen for sale on Hero's Hoard ($50 add-on)
- Individual EC3D Premium Sets - Chose any number of my EC3D sets from my previously released premium set collection - substantial value over retail price, as seen for sale on Hero's Hoard ($5 per-set add-on)
** Please note ** - all the add-on items above can be purchased right now for a higher price on heroshoard.com or late pledge pages for those campaigns, but if you are willing to wait until this campaign closes to receive the files you can get a great discount AND help unlock more stuff for this current campaign.
In the past I have done a merchant/commercial tier for my campaigns, but this time around I'm trying something different. I have an official licensed printer program for my 3D sets, along with my partner at Hero's Hoard, which allows commercial physical resellers with a 10% commission on sales. Anybody can signup for that license, and sell the models from this campaign under that license, and I will not be doing specific merchant tiers for this campaign. So to sell these files (and other non-exclusive EC3D sets) you just need to signup for that resale program and back this campaign to receive the files.
Everybody hates waiting, and many people have been burned by poorly designed files and broken delivery timelines in previous kickstarters from other vendors. This is not the case with my campaigns. All core models, and many stretch goals, area already finalized and test printed, and nearly ALL FILES will be ready for delivery the second the funds clear after the Kickstarter finishes. I will be finalizing and releasing the remaining items as fast as humanly possible, with a goal of 60 days *MAX* after this Kickstarter ends for delivery.
Disclaimer & Printing Requirements
To get the most out of the printable parts from this Kickstarter, you will need to have a well-tuned 3D printer. For terrain/scatter and FDM printer capable of printing at a minimum .2mm layer height (ideally <= .16mm), such as an Ender 3. Parts are cut to small pieces to facilitate printing. All designs for terrain are cut and keyed to fit on a 200x200cm print bed. For minis, a resin printer is ideal and all mini models are cut/keyed (only as needed) to fit on standard sized smaller resin print beds (such as an Anycubic Photon), with the exception of a few VERY large minis. Minis will print on FDM printers as well - for a few of the more challenging models you might need to slow the print down a bit, but no supports will be needed.
Every part is test printed by myself and repaired to be manifold and ready to drop on your slicer - however, In the event that any issues with the files get past my own QA testing and process, and my other test printers, I will make every effort to fix the file and remedy the situation as soon as possible. I use Dropbox for file delivery so I can push updates/fixes. My number one goal is to make some awesome, unique designs you can have a ton of fun with on your tabletop!
Risks and challenges
There are very few, if any, risks and challenges for this campaign. The models have mostly been produced, and prepared for print, and I have a strong track record of delivering every campaign on schedule.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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