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About

The Schnauzer Armoured Walker is a mechanized dieselpunk walking tank scale model from the world of Codename Colossus. The light armoured walker is the first Colossus from the Imperial German faction to be produced.  

Standing at 8¼ inches (21 cm) tall, it comes fully assembled, and professionally hand painted and weathered.  

The Schnauzer Armoured Walker
The Schnauzer Armoured Walker

 

 

 

 

Besides looking great, it features a realistic walking motion, a spinning gatling gun, and a cannon motion through a series of mechanical gears and cams, powered by a single motor and 4x AA sized batteries. A little technology to bring the model to life. 

For this Kickstarter campaign the Schnauzer Armoured Walker is available in two colours. Green in the Grenzjäger (Border Patrol) markings, and Grey in the Kaisergarde (Imperial Bodyguard) markings. 

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PzKpfl.I Schnauzer Armoured Walker Kaisergarde (Imperial Bodyguard,Grey)
PzKpfl.I Schnauzer Armoured Walker Kaisergarde (Imperial Bodyguard,Grey)

We are bringing this project to Kickstarter because mechanized designer toys is a new category of toy, very few others makes toys that combines mechanisms and beautiful aesthetics. 

Months of prototyping went into the making the unique walking motion and rotating gatling gun work. 

There is also high setup cost to manufacturing in plastic injection moulding. Your pledge will give us a good idea about how viable this new category of toy would be and allow more toys in the Codename Colossus range to be designed and produced in future.

Due to the hand painted nature of the weathering, no two models will be identical. The photographs and renderings are for illustration purposes only, and are subject to change. 

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The Story

Set in an alternate universe where a massive sinkhole filled with lava ripped the Western Front apart in World War I. The Armistice and Treaty of Peace was cast aside with each side accusing the other of causing the tragedy that killed millions of soldiers on both side. The Allies retreated back across the English Channel and the Germans across the Rhine, too spent to continue the War. And Europe kept burning in the unnatural fire since then.

Not staying idle in that time, the British created a secret project codenamed Colossus, to build giant walking tanks to take the war to the Germans. The Pzkpfl.I Schnauzer is the first Imperial German Armoured Walker sighted as a response in this new arms race of giant walking tanks. 

Pledge Tiers

PzKpfl.I Schnauzer Armoured Walker Grenzjäger (Border Patrol, Green) version. One fully assembled, professionally hand painted and weathered model — SGD399 (Estimated USD295) 

PzKpfl.I Schnauzer Armoured Walker Grenzjäger (Border Patrol, Green)
PzKpfl.I Schnauzer Armoured Walker Grenzjäger (Border Patrol, Green)

 

PzKpfl.I Schnauzer Armoured Walker Grenzjäger (Border Patrol, Green) Packaging. (All pictures shown are for illustration purpose only. Actual product may vary due to product enhancement)
PzKpfl.I Schnauzer Armoured Walker Grenzjäger (Border Patrol, Green) Packaging. (All pictures shown are for illustration purpose only. Actual product may vary due to product enhancement)

 

PzKpfl.I Schnauzer Armoured Walker Kaisergarde (Imperial Bodyguard, Grey) version. One fully assembled, professionally hand painted and weathered model — SGD499 (Estimated USD367) 

PzKpfl.I Schnauzer Armoured Walker Kaisergarde (Imperial Bodyguard,Grey)
PzKpfl.I Schnauzer Armoured Walker Kaisergarde (Imperial Bodyguard,Grey)

 

PzKpfl.I Schnauzer Armoured Walker Kaisergarde (Imperial Bodyguard, Grey) Packaging. (All pictures shown are for illustration purpose only. Actual product may vary due to product enhancement)
PzKpfl.I Schnauzer Armoured Walker Kaisergarde (Imperial Bodyguard, Grey) Packaging. (All pictures shown are for illustration purpose only. Actual product may vary due to product enhancement)

The Creators 

Machination Studio
Michael Sng, owner of Machination Studio is known for making mechanized dieselpunk walking tank scale models, and was invited to speak at the TED Conference in 2016 about how he learnt 3D modeling, Electronics and production from scratch to build them. 

Last year, he ran a successful Kickstarter campaign for the Codename Colossus Mk.I Cyclops Armoured Walker, and is now back to present the Pzkpfl.I Schnauzer Armoured Walker. The first walker from the opposition faction, the Imperial Germans, in the Codename Colossus world. 

Machination Studio is responsible for all the design and styling, as well as mechanical development for the Schnauzer Armoured Walker. 

Former STIKFAS toy designer, Michael Sng
Former STIKFAS toy designer, Michael Sng

  

Mighty Jaxx 

Based in Singapore and Shanghai, Mighty Jaxx is an award-winning creative studio with a laser focus on 3D design for art collectibles. Since its inception in 2012, the company has produced hundreds of designs and delivered thousands of products to collectors worldwide. Their limited-edition items are made in collaboration with world-renowned artists, designers, brands and sculptors—each with a unique and distinctive edge.

Given its many years of experience in manufacturing and content creation, Mighty Jaxx is happy to be onboard this project with Michael to deliver a line of mechanized diselpunk walking tanks to the masses. By lending its expertise in terms of mould creation, production of parts, assembly, paint application and fulfilment, Mighty Jaxx hopes to carve out a new niche market for mechanized designer toys.

Creative Studio Mighty Jaxx - click above image to visit
Creative Studio Mighty Jaxx - click above image to visit

 

 

Current Status

Having completed the Design and Prototyping stages, we're now about to embark on the actual production of the figures once we reach our goal of 99,000SGD. For the full project timeline, kindly refer to the image below:

Project Timeline 

 

Shipping Information 

Shipping Methods: Express Mail Service (EMS)

For either of the above shipping methods, backers will be able to track their shipments from the respective websites: www.17track.net 

Taxes & Duties 

All backers (including Singaporeans) are responsible for any taxes (including for example, Goods & Services Tax etc.) and duties incurred in their home country.

Replacement & Returns Policy

Backers will be able to request for a replacement or a return within seven (7) days from the date the product(s) has/have been received.

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

The mechanism for this model has been worked on for the past 6 months and the model you see in the video and photographs is a 3D printed prototype that is painted up as a colour sample. It is fully functional.

Due to the hand painted nature of the weathering, no two models will be identical. The photographs and renderings are for illustration purposes only, and are subject to change.

Even though each part of the model has been thoughtfully designed and assembled, we have to take extra care when dealing with the intricacies during the mould-making process and assembly. As this is a brand new category of designer toys that we are exploring altogether, there is undoubtedly a high level of complexity involved. Nonetheless, we are ready to challenge ourselves in bringing you this mechanized and functional dieselpunk walking tank scale model.

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    Schnauzer Armoured Walker (Green)

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    1 x PzKpfl.I Schnauzer Armoured Walker Grenzjäger (Border Patrol, Green)

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    Comes fully assembled, meticulously hand painted and weathered down to the details.

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    1 x PzKpfl.I Schnauzer Armoured Walker Grenzjäger (EXCLUSIVE COLOURWAY)

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    1 x PzKpfl.I Schnauzer Armoured Walker Grenzjäger (Imperial Bodyguard,Grey)

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