Welcome to our “Tanks of WWI” Kickstarter Page
This page serves as a summary of our successful 2014 World War I Kickstarter Project. The project raised over $20,000 to build nearly 1,000 WWI tanks for 170 customers around the globe. The project reached the $3000 funding level in under 24 hours. We even had 1 customer pledge at the ‘Full Production’ level for 20 A7Vs. We provided over 35 updates about every 2 weeks to keep our customers informed throughout the process. All of the products were shipped before Christmas although transit and customs delayed a few arrivals to early 2015.
The project achieved the stretch goals adding magnets to all kits for the MkV and FT-17 for swapping sponsons, guns and turrets. Alternate round and command turrets became available for the FT-17 as stretch goals in addition to a FREE Rolls Royce for the larger pledge amounts. In all, we created 7 new tank models during the event. They include the French FT-17 and Schneider CA1, the German A7V and the British Mk V, Mk IV, Rolls Royce and Crossley Tender. In early 2015, we completed the final tank in the series, the French St. Chamond.
In addition to providing some awesome products for the kickstarter backers and we were able to set up a complete build to order resin casting system. Trenchworx will utilize this system to ship existing products within 2-3 days of order and deliver new high quality resin models within about 2 weeks of concept approval. Our existing CAD & 3D printing capabilities coupled with our new resin casting skills will surely create some exciting products in the future.
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A major item of interest regards the scale of our resin models. These models are designed as 28mm (1/56 scale) miniatures commonly found in many war games. We have added a photo of each model next to several Great War Miniatures 28mm figures. All models were painted by Paul Figgens. The Great War Miniatures are shown with permission of North Star Military Figures and painted by Jeff Giesler. The models shown are all 3D printed on our in-house machines and look slightly different from the final resin models.