This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, April 28 2019 4:00 AM UTC +00:00.
100% MODULAR SUPER-DEFORMED CHIBI MECHA with NEARLY UNLIMITED LOADOUT POSSIBILITIES ?!?!
Just imagine being able to print up Your Very Own ARMY of Mecha. ALL made from completely interchangeable parts that socket together using affordable hobby magnets for literally pennies per printed part!
CHIBI-TECH SD MODULAR MECHA are made of 100% interchangeable parts that can be put together in nearly unlimited combinations. Make Your Own Mecha for any existing tabletop games You play, or immerse Yourself and Friends into the CHIBI-TECH SD Universe. Play quick skirmishes or epic campaigns fighting for control over the theatre of battle. Earn and save up Galactic Trade Credits to upgrade Your Mecha for the next Mission! Modular design means if a part is destroyed in-game You can simply remove it and flip over it's stat-card, losing it's inherent bonuses. (more on game-play later)
Or maybe You just LOVE Mecha, Giant Robots, or Sci-Fi CHIBI stuff! Print Your parts, put them together, paint'em up and display them! The simple "Toy/Play-Factor" of these designs alone will give any Mecha Fan hours of enjoyment for the little kid in everyone =)
Mecha and Sci-Fi have always been my go-to as a creative artist. It's been three years of design work and test-printing, and I figured it's about time to make these files available before the sheer number becomes unmanageable. >.^
I've been printing and retailing my works online for quite a while now, but always wanted to make the files available to my 'Peeps. The problem is that these were all designed / formatted in proprietary software and it's going to take some time and effort to manually reformat, mesh repair, FDM optimize and realign each and every file for home printing.. I have made well over 400 sculpts to date. This is where my creativity brings me when I feel like making things. Each part has at least the original mesh and an optimized print build to be done, and I WANT to get these out to people =)
This is my creative passion. It's where my mind goes when I'm not even thinking or even trying to. My creative side has no off-switch. I've been blessed with a vivid imagination in life, and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon. Creating things is my outlet and THIS is my media. ^ ^
That's where Kickstarter comes in. This project will fund the time and effort so that WE can make this happen. TOGETHER. I've run TWO very successful kickstarters. BOTH with the sole purpose of sharing easy-to-print .stl files to people that might be on the edge of getting into 3d printing, but unsure to take that step. Now printers are becoming more affordable, more reliable, more precise. It's time to bring this goodness to peoples' home printers =)
There are 124 different models available at launch. ($0.65 per part, which will lower to about $0.21 per part after unlocks.) I've set the funding point especially low so that We can unlock as many files as possible together and can guarantee AT LEAST 1 mecha part EVERY Stretch Goal. (usually more files than that)
- SCALED 50% (15mm scale) uses 3mm x 1mm neodynium magnets.
- SCALED 100% (30mm scale) uses 6mm x 1.5mm (1/4x1/16")magnets.
- SCALED 200% ('cause , why not?) uses 12mm x 3mm magnets. ^ ^
Neodynium Magnets can easily be ordered affordably through Ebay, etc.
In CURRENT size (100%) files an average Human miniature is 32mm tall. The average Mech is about 65mm to the shoulders, not including any dorsal-mounted modules. This of course is in my own little world where mecha are 12-18' tall. (such as Patlabor, Heavy Gear or Appleseed) For "LARGER" Mecha, just use smaller troops' scales or larger mecha scales. (like in Macross, Mospeada, or BattleTech)
I grew up with such wonderful manga/anime classics and You will see nods to their apsects reflected in my works. Keep in mind this happens as a tribute to fond memories over the years that have influenced my designs. =)
A GOOD, TUNED printing profile is worth it's weight in gold. Here's TWO tuned specifically for Your Mecha-Goodness ^ ^. SMOOTH, with light infill to balance durability and maximize Your filament use. CURA (3.4.1) profiles for CREALITY based printers can easily be modified to Your printer/profile in 2 easy ways to print Your files from home:
- Change the print-bed setting to Your own printer's.
- Change the nozzle temp to accomodate the filament You're using.
EACH MODEL .STL FILE will INCLUDE:
- ORIGINAL PREPAIRED MESH
- FDM OPTIMIZED .STL FILE. Split,Repaired,Aligned and Ready to Print!
- PAIRED SET MODULES will come with LEFT and RIGHT FILES of each!
As we hit Stretch Goals more Modules .STL's will be unlocked to select from!
Explosions resound against the walls of a city in ruins. Once a Colony of Free Men, now the Theatre of Combat as the Corporation Forces attempt to take the land and its resources for Themselves. Will You let them without a Fight?
Become a Mech Pilot in CHIBI-TECH SD and Defend Your Territories, Fight for Your Cause, or just Have it Out with Other Pilots for Fun and Profit!! Buy Your Mech One Part at a time, Save Your GTC and Upgrade!
Scalable battlefield dynamics means You can play on ANY play surface area You have!! Use Grids, Hexagons, or Old-School Tapemeasure. The Choice is Your's! Quick, Smooth, Intuitive gameplay with a STAT-CARD for EVERY PART and T.A.G.S. CARDS for EVERY ABILITY, so You won't need to keep referencing a booklet during gameplay! EVERY part has it's own bonuses to combine to suit Your fighting style or incorporate new strategies! If a Part is Destroyed, simply flip it over. You'll lose it's abilities for now, but will be able to repair it between missions.
Fight 1 on 1 against a Friend, Team Up for larger # on # Battles, Large Group Battle-Royales, Solo vs. IA Mechanics, or Co-Op vs. IA !! The tabletop game itself is an expansion of My "BUG-HUNT" chibi sci-fi survival game (skirmish mode). It just needs to be converted to a digital format.
SUPPORT CREW: Support this Project, Stay informed, Keep in the Loop, Comment/Vote, Influence Decisions, or maybe just want a few ADD-ONS?
SOLO: Select the .STL files for ANY 1 UNLOCKED CORE, ANY 1 UNLOCKED CHASSIS, and ANY 2 UNLOCKED MODULES (see unlocked section). This Level and ALL LEVELS BEYOND THIS include the magnet ALIGN-TOOL, DYNA-GAP angle joint, 10 File BLANK BASING SET, and TUNED CURA PROFILES.
SHOW-DOWN: Select the .STL files for ANY 2 UNLOCKED CORES, ANY 2 UNLOCKED CHASSIS, and ANY 4 UNLOCKED MODULES (see unlocked section). May even include some extra goodies. =)
ARSENAL: INCLUDES ALL UNLOCKED MECHA MODULES (CORES, CHASSIS, MODULES)(see unlocked section) as well as some other goodies and 2 Social Goal Unlock Squads.
STEEL REIGN: EVERYTHING IN ARSENAL, PLUS: Print-and-Play CHIBI-TECH SD Tactical Tabletop game Decks, Rules, and CRIT-HIT/DEF DICE .stl's, extra goodies, 3 Social Unlock Squads, AND .stl's/cards for ALL TECH ENGINEER / ACE PILOT SCULPTS!!
TECH ENGINEER: Want to DESIGN/ CO-DESIGN a WEAPON or DEVICE MODULE? BECOME AN ENGINEER!! Includes EVERYTHING in STEEL REIGN, PLUS work with Me to have Your Very Own MODULE sculpted AND a play-balanced Stat card File! Model files will come in Original Mesh, FDM Optimized, and matching Left/Right Set if wanted! ALSO Includes ALL OTHER TECH ENGINEER / ACE PILOT SCULPTS!! *LIMITED !!*
ACE PILOT: Want to DESIGN/ CO-DESIGN a CORE AND CHASSIS MODULE SET? BECOME AN ACE PILOT!! Includes EVERYTHING in STEEL REIGN, PLUS work with Me to have Your Very Own MODULES sculpted AND play-balanced Stat card Files! Model files will come in Original Mesh and FDM Optimized! ALSO Includes ALL OTHER TECH ENGINEER / ACE PILOT SCULPTS!! **EXTREMELY LIMITED!!**
INFINITE STEEL: EVERYTHING. PERIOD. ALL CHIBI-TECH SD MODULAR MECHA .STL's UNLOCKED OR NOT. EVERY MECHA PART DESIGNED. EVERY MECHA PART TO-BE DESIGNED...EVER. ANY subsequent sculpt I incorporate a CHIBI-TECH SOCKET into, EVER. Including ALL ADD-ONS from this Kickstarter !!
SEE UPDATE#12 FOR MORE DETAILS
SPREAD THE WORD !! MO'AR BACKERS = MO'AR STUFFS !!!
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WHO AM I ?
Risks and challenges
This is My THIRD Kickstarter. I forsee NO ISSUES as long as I have internet ^ ^...or Death, House burning down, Alien abduction...oh...THAT might help actually. No, SERIOUSLY, My first two kickstarters ran smoothly and on-schedule with consistant updates, 100% communication and 100% TRANSPARENCY.
Most of these sculpts are actually ALREADY DONE. I just need the time/resources to convert and FDM optimize them. ALL FILES will be 100% PRINT-READY and delivered through PERSONAL LINKS as were the first two kickstarters. =) A process which seems to lend itself perfectly for digital goods delivery. NO SHIPPING COSTS/DELAYS means 100% SATISFACTION! ^ ^ Stretch Goals will of course take longer per goal reached.
A NOTE on communications: I'll be available every night after 5PM EST due to my dayjob/family responsibilities. I'll be able to look in for a few minutes during lunchbreak, but won't be able to respond until that night. I'll be reading EVERY post and answering EVERY question, but please keep this in mind during the day =)
TIMELINE ORDER: 1)Reformats/Remesh/Repair/Realignment for FDM Optimization of base release models currently sculpted. Initial Contact w/ Custom Backers.
2)Same for Unlocked Stretch Goal Models.
3)Same for Existing ADD-ONS.
4)Graphics conversion for CHIBI-TECH SD Game Cards.
5)Sculpt Custom Backer's Models and Unsculpted Unlocked Stretch Goals.
6)Sculpt Unsculpted ADD-ONS and Finalize CHIBI-TECH SD Gamecards to date.
7)Back to Ole Times: Sculpting/Designing/Playtesting New Mecha Modules =)