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We did receive some recurring questions during the last hours, here are the answers :
If you want some add-ons just add the amount corresponding to your pledge.
After the campaign is over and Kickstarter give us all the information needed we will contact you to determine what is included in you pledge, if you want you will be able to add more stuff at this moment using Paypal.
If you want to buy stuff and would prefer to use Paypal then the recommended way is to pledge 1€ so that we can contact you after the campaign, at that time you will be able to add anything (pledge and or add-ons) and pay us with Paypal.
If you don't want/can't pledge 1€ right now contact us using KS or directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll find a way to have you participate, you can also directly pledge with paypal by following this link !
We reached the 300 like on our facebook page, now each backer will receive an exclusive stl file :
A new Add-on has been unlocked, you can see the Dark Elf Architecture Pack Vol.1 below :
As a lot of people have asked us what 3D printer to buy to print our 3D printable scenery we have secured a partnershift with the French start-up Dagoma who makes affordable and quality printers !
Now it's your chance to get our Proud Printer Pack that will include everything from the Eccentric Engineer pledge + a pre-build ready to print plug and play Discovery200 3D printer (value 399€ for the printer alone).
The Proud Printer Pack is available now for 450€ (plus shipping) !
More details below in the pledge description
Some printed models
And a comparison shot
We are working on the ruined versions of the buildings that you can buy as and add-on, here are some previews :
This multipart model should be printable without any support, each stl file contains one part already oriented in the best way to have a good print !
Send us your pictures of the printed model !
A free sample model is available for everyone to download, you'll find it on update 5 with some scale pictures !
Question : What will I receive exactly with my pledge ?
Answer : You will receive 3D printable scenery, that is the files in STL format to print the models on a 3D printer. For each model included in your pledge level you will receive :
- the complete naked model without texture, ready to print on any 3D printer, ideal if you want to customize it
- the complete textured model ready to print on any 3D printer
- if there are parts of the models larger than 10x10x10cm we will also provide cut version if you want to print them on a small printer like the Makerbot replicator mini or the M3D
Question : Will you provide 3D printed models
Answer : No ! you will only get the files to print them, we will not send any printed model.
Question : I heard that 3D printer were expensive !
Answer : Quality 3D printing is now accessible to everyone, with 3D printers available for 250€ everyone can now print 3D models at home. You can also find spaces like FabLabs or MakerSpaces where you can access a 3D printer for almost nothing !
Question : I saw 3D printed models and they were ugly, why would I want to have ugly models on my gaming table ?
Answer : The consumer grade 3D printers available now produce great quality prints, furthermore we have designed textures for our printable scenery that print great on any 3D printer, but have a look by yourself :
More to come soon !
Note à nos amis francophones - Note to our French readers
Nous sommes français mais avons souhaité nous adresser à la communauté mondiale des joueurs et modélistes, c'est pourquoi tout le contenu de cette campagne Kickstarter est en anglais, pour chaque paragraphe vous trouverez un résumé en français en Italique après la version anglaise. En cas de question ou d'incompréhension n'hésitez pas à nous contacter.
If you decide to pledge and support our project you have some choices, each with fantastic recompenses !
Level 1 : The Notorious Newbie (aka NN) - 1€
At this pledge level you will get all our gratitude and a big thank you, you'll be informed of what happens during and after the Kickstarter by receiving the updates. You'll be also able to participate in comments.
If and when we'll open the add-on shop you'll be able to buy the proposed packs at the same prices than the other backers. This level does not let you benefit of any eventual stretch goal unlock during the campaign.
Level 2 : The Brave Bricklayer (aka BB) - 15€ - US $16,5 - GBP £11,50
At this level things begin to become serious as you'll get some real printable scenery for you to print.
This pledge offers you stl files to print 3 different houses with complete designed interior, with mixable and compatible parts allowing you to build many different houses.
You can see the whole content in the 4th update : Brave Bricklayer pledge details
You'll be awarded all stretch goals attained marked at the BB+ level.
Of course you'll be able to buy add-ons too.
Level 3 : The Courageous Carpenter (aka CC) - 30€ - US $33 - GBP £23
If you would like to print a real village then this pledge is for you !
This pledge includes everything already included in the Brave Bricklayer level, including unlocked BB+ stretch goals.
You'll get the stl files to 3D print 3 specialized houses (the forge, the temple, and another one that will be decided with you help during the campaign).
You'll be awarded all stretch goals unlocked at the CC+ level and the right to buy add-ons !
Level 4 : The Firm Foreman - 45€ - US $49,5 - GBP £34,50
Every medieval of fantasy town needs walls to be protected agains the attacks from nasty goblins or rude neighbours, that's what you'll get in this pledge.
This pledge includes everything included in the Courageous Carpenter level, including CC+ unlocked stretch goals
You'll get stl files to print walls to protect your city, this includes walls, corners at different angles, a watchtower and the city gate.
You'll be awarded with all the stretch goals at the FF+ level and the right to buy add-ons.
Level 5 : The Eccentric Engineer - 60€ - US $66 - GBP £46
Transform your fortified city into a castle by adding towers, dwelling, stables...
At this pledge level you'll get everything included in the Firm Foreman level including FF+ stretch goals.
You'll get the stl files to print towers, dwelling and stables.
You'll be awarded with all the stretch goals at the EE+ level and the right to buy add-ons.
In fact you'll get everything produced for this Kickstarter campaign except for Audacious Architect Designs and add-ons.
Level 6 : The Audacious Architect - 300€ - US $330 - GBP £230
If you have a design that you want to have in 3D for you to print then this pledge is for you : you'll get the right to have your own design made by Yann with the same quality than our other models. Of course you have to be reasonable and you won't be able for this low price to have more than a complete building so we will work together to define what you want and we will designed it.
This pledge includes everything already included in the Eccentric Engineer level including EE+ unlocked stretch goals.
Level 7 : The Proud Printer - 450€* - US $500* - GBP £350*
You don't have a 3D printer ? Then this pack is for you !
You'll get everything already included in the Eccentric Engineer level, including EE+ unlocked stretch goals + a quality 3D printer (value 399€) to print our models and much more !
The Dagoma discovery200 3D printer offers the following characteristics :
- Pre-assembled, ready to print plug and play 3D printer
- Print volume : 20x20x20cm
- Z layer height : 100 microns (0,1mm)
- XY precision : 100 microns (0,1mm)
- Filament : PLA recommended (any brand)
- Filament size : 1,75mm
- Nozzle size : 0,4mm
- Printing speed : 20 to 100mm/sec
- Delivered with a pre-configured version of cura and a 2Gb microSD card
*Shipping cost will be charged after the KS campaign and will be no more than :
- 19,90€ to France
- 29,90€ to Europe
- 49,90€ Rest of the World (we are trying to lower this !)
Here are some add-ons that you can add at any time to your pledge :
The Graveyard - 7€
A complete graveyard set, with tombs, graves, crypt with alternate doors, walls and junctions.
Mysti : the DDD Daemonette - 20€
The files will be available later this year (we are targeting May) as this is an early work in progress and some details may change without changing the global concept. It will be a multi-part kit, it will probably be not possible to print it on a FDM printer but you will be able to print it on any decent SLA/DLP printer (Formlabs, LittleRP, Liquid Crystal, B9 Creator, Envisiontec, etc.), services like Shapeways, iMaterialize, Sculpteo, etc. will also be able to print it for you.
The stl files for this miniatures will be exclusively available as an add-on to backers of this campaign for 20€, this is the only chance you have to buy it as, unlike the building files proposed in this campaign, we won't sell it in our online shop after the Kickstarter campaign !
So grab it now while you can !
The ruined hamlet - 10€
You get a ruined version of the BB pledge files (picture to come). That's 3 ruined houses of printable scenery.
The ruined village - 20€
You get a ruined version of the CC pledge files (picture to come). That's 3 printable ruined houses and 3 ruined specialized buildings.
The ruined town - 30€
You get a ruined version of the FF pledge files (picture to come). That's 3 ruined houses, 3 ruined specialized buildings and ruined variants of the walls, gate and watchtower.
The ruined city - 40€
You get a ruined version of the EE pledge files (picture to come). That's 3 ruined house, 3 ruined specialized buildings, ruined walls, gate and watchtower and ruined version of the towers, the dwelling and the stables.
Dark Elf Architecture Vol. 1 - 25€
You get a gigantic drow house, a small house, walls and corners, artifact of power. Available April 2016.
Miniature Gaming is all about telling a story involving painted toy soldiers evolving on a nicely setup space full of scenery, there's nothing more boring than playing on the kitchen table without any scenery.
Making scenery and painting miniatures has always been a great part of our hobby but it's a time and/or money consuming thing, either you scratchbuild it and it takes a lot of your precious time and you need a lot of equipment, or you could buy some pre-made models, be they plastic or resin but covering a full table quickly represents a big sum of money. Alternatively you could also use paper models but they always look flat and uninspiring while printed and put on the gaming table !
Via Ludibunda and its 3D (for Drunken Dwarf Design) team is proud to present you its new project, made by gamers for gamers : our 3D printable scenery fantasy village !
Yes you can now forget about scratchbuilding or buying expensive models, you just have to print our STL files on a 3D printer as much as you like, paint them and you are ready to play !
And this is just the beginning, these 3D models are targeted toward historical and Fantasy players but the work on Sci-Fi models is already planned if this campaign is successful !
So don't wait anymore and join the 3D printing revolution right now !
Version Française :
Rien de tel que de jolis décors et des figurines peintes pour créer de l'ambiance lors d'une partie de jeu de figurines, malheureusement jusqu'à aujourd'hui il fallait soit les construire soi-même, ce qui nécessite un certain outillage, de nombreux matériaux et beaucoup de temps, soit les acheter tout fait ce qui peut vite représenter une somme non négligeable, il reste aussi l'alternative des décors papiers imprimés mais nous avons toujours trouvé qu'ils manquaient de charme sur nos tables de jeu.
Aujourd'hui tout ça est terminé, Via Ludibunda vous apporte la solution simple et économique à cette problématique, vous n'aurez qu'à imprimer nos fichiers STL sur une imprimante 3D, les peindre et vous serez prêt à jouer !
Bien sûr tout ça n'est qu'un début, si notre campagne de financement est une réussite nous avons déjà planifié la suite avec des décors de Science Fiction !
N'attendez plus et ne manquez pas la révolution de l'impression 3D !
At Via Ludibunda we have spent the last few months preparing some models for you to print on any consumer grade 3D printer, these printable sceneries are finely detailed and will make a great impression (pun intended) on your gaming table.
We have made hundred of tests to insure you that our models will be printable on almost any 3D printer, we have designed great textures that will be easy to paint, and we have tried to make almost everything compatible in size so that you can mix the elements between them allowing you to make multiple models from one single set of files !
Our models are inexpensive to make, each part of a building will use between 30 and 60g of PLA or ABS, at the current prices that's between 0,70€ and 2€ (£0.5 to £1.50/US$0.75 to US$2.20), and you can print them as much as you like, so if you need 10 houses then you just have to print one 10 times and it will cost you the price of 1 pre-made plastic or resin house !
Our models are easy to print and designed to be printed without support, just load the STL file on the software of your 3D printer, click print and wait for the printer to do all the work. There are a few exceptions when we couldn't make it possible but we tried to make models printable as is !
Our models are resizable easily, each model is designed for the classic 28/32mm size of miniatures but we provide with the files a chart for you to scale them if you want to print and use them with miniatures of other scales (6mm, 15/18mm, 54mm, ...), they could even be used by railway model makers at HO or O scale !
Our models are totally open (and are covered by a Creative Commons BY NC Licence), they are delivered in STL format without any DRM, the standard for 3D printing and you can modify the files before printing them : if you want to add or remove details in a CAD software, or change a shape that's up to you. We even have a special license for people wanted to sell copies of printed models or modified models files, contact us for details !
And last but not least if you are still hesitant our models are a good reason to justify buying this 3D printer you had been lurking for months (yes we do know you very well ;) ), you will also be able to print nice designs for your wife and we can guarantee that your kids will love your new toy !
Toute l'équipe de Via Ludibunda a travaillé d'arrache-pied ces derniers mois pour vous proposer des décors de qualité imprimables sur toute imprimante 3D grand public. Après des centaines de tests nous pouvons aujourd'hui vous les proposer pour que vous aussi vous puissiez faire forte impression (!) sur vos camarades de jeu !
Nos décors sont avant tout modulables, un set de bâtiments vous permettra, en combinant ses différents éléments, de faire de nombreuses variantes.
Nos décors sont économiques à produire, chaque partie pèse entre en 30 et 60g de PLA ou d'ABS, ce qui, aux tarifs de vente actuels représente entre 0,70€ et 2€. De plus vous pouvez en imprimer autant que vous le souhaitez, si vous voulez 10 maisons, imprimez les pour le prix d'une seule achetée toute faite en résine ou plastique.
Nos décors sont faciles à imprimer, nous avons conçu à la main des textures qui assurent un rendu final exceptionnel et une peinture facile. Nous essayons aussi dans la mesure du possible de faire en sorte que chaque modèle puisse s'imprimer tel quel, sans ajout de supports d'impression.
Nos décors sont redimensionnables. Bien que conçus pour des figurines 28/32mm nous fournissons avec nos fichiers une grille vous donnant les conversions d'échelle à apporter si vous souhaitez les utiliser avec d'autres figurines, que ce soit du 6mm, 18mm ou 54mm le résultat sera exceptionnel !
Nos décors sont libres et sont diffusés sous licence Creative Commons BY NC, c'est à dire que vous pouvez librement les modifier avant de les imprimer, ils sont fournis en format STL, le standard du marché de l'impression 3D sans aucun DRM. Nous proposons même une licence pour ceux qui voudraient vendre des versions modifiées ou des impressions qu'ils ont réalisées.
Enfin, nos décors sont peut être l'occasion qu'il vous manquait d'investir dans cette imprimante 3D sur laquelle vous lorgnez depuis déjà quelques temps (nous vous connaissons bien, hein ;) ), vous trouverez bien des petits objets à imprimer pour faire plaisir à votre femme et vos enfants adoreront votre nouveau jouet !
Designing 3D printable scenery is a time consuming job, for each model we start on by drawing a concept on paper, it could be as detailed as an architect model but sometimes it's more just a doodle with dimension
Then a 3D model of the basic structure is made in a CAD program, at this time we only focus on the volumes and we print one model to see if it will be ok with the constraints imposed by the printers. We test on different printers as each of them has its particularities. This process is iterative, it may requires up to 10 printings to validate the volume and be sure that nothing will pose a problem while on the 3D printer.
When we are ok with the basic structure it's time to bring it to life, the model is then textured by hand, we add stones, planks, fabrics... We make straight lines less straight to give a more organic finish, we check that the model is non manifold and the model is printed again to validate that no overhangs not printable have been added and that the textures are not too fine nor too coarse.
And then we are able to deliver you the STL files to print the model.
The time (and cost) involved for each model could be up to 100 hours, that's why we need you, the backers, to help us grow the range so that you can have a full range of printable models of quality at very efficient cost !
The team behind this project consists of :
Lead Artistic Designer and 3D modeler - Yann Taniou AKA Parodius
Yann has spent the last 25 years playing RPG and Wargames. He is also an honored miniature painter with many (and I mean many) awards to his palmares such as Gold in the expert category at Open de Bretagne 2015, Gold in the expert category at Lorient 2015, etc. You might have seem some of his work in a White Dwarf Magazine in November last year.
Cofounder and Art Director of a French startup dedicated to 3D creation and printing in 2013 Yann is now a freelancer. He is also a member of the Modelling club Campi, IPMS Bretagne.
When not watching cat videos Yann is our lead 3D designer.
Community Manager - Romain Cloix AKA Kaio
Romain is the youngest member of the team and as such he is the one to make all the small (but important) tasks (where is my coffee !). He's actually an intern at Via Ludibunda while finishing his studies in Multimedia and IT.
With a very active community life, he is involved in many organisations but as a very serious gamer (tabletop and video games), his dedication to the project is total !
He'd like to become a full time community manager in a Video Game Company, or a Pirate Captain on a red ship ('cause you know, the red ones go faster), he's still undecided.
He'll be there night and day during the whole campaign to answer all the questions you would ask us in comments or private messages so don't hesitate to contact us ;)
When he is not loosing time on Twitter or Facebook he is our Community Manager ! ... Wait ... What ?!
Project Manager - Bruno Galice AKA treps
Some would say that the dwarf icon used all over this page and on the Via Ludibunda website represents Bruno himself, you should not pay attention to such gossips even if they share some common traits.
Bruno has been an active wargamer and roleplayer for the last 30 years of his life, now he spent some time initiating his kids and trying to convince nice people to be involved in great projects !
Bruno is also the owner of Via Ludibunda, an imprint he launches one year ago to sell some miniatures designed by great sculptors, one of his pirate goblins sculpted by Kev Adams was even nominated for the 2015 edition of the Ennie Awards.
When not trying to have his job done by Yann or Romain, Bruno is doing his best to coordinate the project.
Risks and challenges
At Via Ludibunda we do believe that transparency and communication are the key to a good user experience, that's why :
We have spent the last few months designing, printing and painting our models, we do know the time needed to make a model and all the tips and tricks to make great models easily printable on a wide range of 3D printers, we are fairly confident in our ability to deliver you your pledges in the timeframe announced on this page and will do all we can to do it !
All the models shown on this page have been already drawn on paper, designed on CAD software and test printed, sometimes more than 10 times to be sure that everyone will be able to print them without any problems.
Some of the models listed have only been been drawn as sketches right now and will be modeled during and/or after the Kickstarter campaign, those designs are subject to change if they are not easy to print but we will try as much as possible to keep them in the spirit of what we show you on this page.
We will frequently post updates informing you of the advancement of the project, during and after the campaign.
As you are pledging for files to be printed we will sent you a link to download the pledges as soon as they are ready, that means that all the models shown printed here will be available as soon as we get the return from the pledge manager, and new models will be sent when they will be available.
French Version/Version Française
Chez Via Ludibunda nous pensons que la transparence et la communication sont la garantie d'une bonne expérience utilisateur, c'est pourquoi :
Nous avons passé les derniers mois à concevoir, modéliser, imprimer et peindre nos modèles, nous connaissons le temps nécessaire à leur réalisation et tous les petits trucs qui garantissent que nos fichiers seront imprimables sur un très large éventail d'imprimantes 3D, nous sommes confiants en nos capacités à vous livrer vos récompenses dans le délai annoncé sur cette page et feront tout pour les respecter !
Tous les exemples montrés sur cette page ont été conçus, dessinés, modélisés en 3D et imprimés pour validation, certains d'entre eux ont été imprimés plus de 10 fois après correction pour vous assurer une impression réussie sans aucun problème.
Certains des modèles montrés n'existent actuellement qu'à l'état de concept, ils seront modélisés pendant ou après cette campagne de financement, certains de ces designs sont appelés à évoluer en fonction de nos tests d'impression, dans tous les cas nous ferons notre maximum pour garantir qu'ils restent dans l'esprit des concepts originaux.
Nous posterons régulièrement des mises à jour sur l'avancement du projet, pendant et après la campagne de financement.
Étant donné que les récompenses de la campagne sont des fichiers à imprimer ils vous seront fournis sous forme de liens à télécharger dès qu'ils seront prêts, cela signifie que tout ce qui vous a été montré imprimé sur cette page sera disponible dès que nous auront reçu les réponses de l'enquête post-campagne, les nouveaux modèles seront envoyés au fur et à mesure dès qu'ils seront disponibles.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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