Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can print our models in any size you want. Keep in mind, though, that our models are designed for 28mm, so if you print using a smaller scale, for example 10mm, some details might be lost in the print process. This depends on the resolution of your printer. Most commercial printers for home use can print as small as 0,1mm, and in some cases even smaller. The smallest details on our models are 0,5mm (when printed in 1:1 scale, or 28mm) so most printers should be able to handle a size reduction, although the quality of the print might not be optimal.Last updated:
We’re going to split the models for all of you, so you don’t have to! When you receive all your models, including all Stretch Goal models, you also receive split versions. Choose the original or split version according to your printer capabilities.
If you want to do the split yourself, most printers come with software which can easily divide a model into smaller parts to enable printing large models. This will require you to assemble the parts after printing, using glue or other methods, depending on the material used. Check with the manufacturer of the material, or search online, to find which method works for your chosen material.
There is also a great free tool set from Autodesk, made specifically to help in preparing print-ready models, which can help you to split the models. We use this one ourselves for our prototype printing. Find it here: www.meshmixer.comLast updated:
Yes, there is no limitation to which material you can use. PLA and ABS plastics are popular materials to use, but if you want a more solid feel you can use for example resin, if you have access to use this.Last updated:
Apart from purchasing a printer or finding someone in your area that has one, there are many companies that prints on-demand for clients. Usually you'll upload the files to their service, and they will print it in your chosen material, and then send you the finished prints.
Some services we are familiar with: (although we haven't tried any of these, they do seem to get good reviews):
A quick online search will give you many other similar services.
We also do have a small amount of our original resin models available as an add-on for this campaign, if you'd prefer to get those.Last updated:
Can I distribute the files or finished prints, commercially or otherwise, and can I make alterations to the models?
You cannot sell or distribute our 3D files, or sell finished prints, modified or not. Essentially, these models are for home use, so print as many as you need for yourself and your friends, but other than that, do not distribute them. You are free to make changes to the models for your own use. If you make some cool changes, please send us some pictures, we might like your changes and wish to incorporate this in a future revision.Last updated:
What is the difference between the different versions you refer to? I see V1.0, V1.5 and V2.0 mentioned.
The different versions are simply put various steps in the "evolution" of our models.
-The V1.0 version, available as an add-on, is the first version we produced high-quality resin models from. This is made available here, both 3d files and a small number of the physical models as add-on, for those who owns some of those original models, and would like to expand their setup.
-The V1.5 version is the "KickStarter" version. In it, we have made some improvements to certain design details, which proved to not work as well as we had hoped when producing the originals. The major changes are the stairs in the towers / gatehouse, which caused issues with assembling the pieces. This has been fixed and improved and is no longer a problem. The other major change is that we have removed the tiled areas on the outside of the walls on the first floor. There are several reasons for this: First, they do not really fulfill any function that affects the models themselves in any way, it's just extra stuff to print. Secondly, since we do have several new models coming up in this campaign that will be angled differently (not just 90-degree stuff like the current models have), these "lips" would require a variety of different adjustment pieces to match with the rest, and the grid would get messed up. Removing this gives more freedom to create various setups without getting in trouble with the grid.
So, because of these reasons, we decided to remove the lips. Some of the stretch-goals, like the mini-tower, will be made available with the lips as well, for those who opt in for the V1.0 versions, and wants to add that to their setup.
-The V2.0 will be a further improvement, or alternate version, of the V1.5. What we intend to do is to make it a bit more realistic by replacing the stone floors / ceilings with wooden ones, together with wooden supports along the walls, adding a bit more authenticity to the models. We realize there is nothing wrong with the ones we already have, but this a change that have been wished for by some of our customers, and furthermore it's a change we want to do as well.
-We also have a V3.0 in mind, but that will be a big revision, so we don't know if that will be available during this campaign. It depends on how many supporters we get. More information on this will be released if we see we are getting close to realizing it.Last updated:
Stone House (two separate files): Ground Floor and Roof.
Tudor House (six separate files): Ground floor, First Floor, Roof, Chimney, internal Stairs and Railing.
Towers (six separate files): Ground part, Middle part 1, Middle part 2, Crown Part, internal Stairs and Flagpost.
Gatehouse (12 separate files:): Floor 1: Left section, Floor 1: Middle section, Floor 1: Right section, Floor 1: Gate 1, Floor 1: Gate 2, Floor 1: Top, Floor 2, Floor 2: Grating, Floor 3, Top Floor, Stairs, Flag pole.
Walls (three separate files): Ground part, Middle part, Crown Part.
External stairs (2 separate files): Upper, Lower.Last updated:
We do plan to make them available for purchase later. We haven't decided on which platform to use, but most likely we will put them up on some of the more well-known online stores for 3D models for printing. We’ll keep you informed in later updates. It will be better for you to get the models here during this campaign, as the models offered for sale online later will cost more, and we don't know when this will be available.Last updated:
At this point, we do not know. We would like to offer this, and if there is demand for it, we will try our best to make it happen. Producing a series of this is not cheap; time will tell if we'll be able to do this.Last updated:
Sorry, you cannot; we’ll use Kickstarter’s own manager to handle all pledges. You must choose the pledge you want before the campaign ends.Last updated:
They vary in size; the biggest is the Gatehouse Crown, which measures 261x203x48. Other dimensions: Gatehouse 2nd Floor: 232*164*77,5 Gatehouse Extension: 232*145*77,5 Gatehouse Crown: 261*203*48 Towers 1st Floor: 174*174*72,5 Wall 1st Floor: 232*72,5*72,5.
But as said in a previous question; we’re going to split the models for you, so you may choose the original or split version according to your printer capabilities when printing these files.Last updated:
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