Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Eisenkern Grav-StuG release!


 Click here to be taken to Ebay listing



This kit contains twenty-nine components, three optional main guns, tank commander hatch options and an included Eisenkern tank commander and a flight base for those who choose to build the kit in 'hover' mode.


Please note: You may build this kit in its landed mode or hovering mode. You should choose which before assembly as the landing struts are specific components in the rear or in the position of the front ram/struts.


The three main guns to choose from are:

-Assault Gun

-H.E.L. Cannon (High Energy Laser)

-Long barreled, high velocity anti-tank gun


Tank commanders hatch options:

-Closed (printed as a single drop in component)

-Open for the miniatures of your choosing (with or without hatch doors, included)

-Open with Eisenkern tank commander (with or without hatch doors, included)

*The open with included tank commander and single piece closed can be 'hot swapped' if not glued into place.

Every kit has been professionally printed on an 8k printer and orientated to minimize build layers and ‘support kisses’ that may damage the surface. In most cases any support contact areas have been hidden where they cannot be seen.

Every kit goes through a thorough cleaning and curing process, to provide you with the best kit possible. I use a mix of resins that provide strength and some flexibility while preserving the detail. There is often a balancing between performance and detail retention. I have found a happy median that closely replicates traditional resin kits while not sacrificing the print quality the 8k printer provides.

Each kit is packaged with the greatest care. Every component is individually bagged to prevent rubbing and scarring of surfaces while in transit. The bagged components are then separated into three bubble wrap packs to further protect them and finally boxed in a sturdy retail box which is filled with more packing material all contained in a shipping container... It is my goal that you receive the parts in the same condition, with the same surface quality they were when they were created. All of this takes time and extra expense but I want you to be blown away by the kit once it reaches you.



A note to my customers, new and old. ~

Selling 3D prints is new for DreamForge-Games

Why 3D printing?

Before producing injection molded plastic kits, I used to make and sell resin reproductions in the traditional silicone rubber tooling, but advancements in 3D printers and the reduction in resin costs have made this means of production viable, and provide a result that, in my opinion, exceeds traditional resin kits. My photography skills are limited, but I have included two macro shots, to show the surface quality, just a few years back I could not achieve this quality at a price that would have been feasible for production.

Furthermore, without the large gate and vents to clean up and with judicious use and placement of supports, I can produce a kit that can go directly from cleanup and curing to painting, without the time spent grinding away vents or de-greasing the pored resin so you can paint it.

The cost in time and money is still more prohibitive than pored resin, the cost of consumables such as the vat film, the Isopropyl alcohol, the screen replacement, and the higher resin costs, but it is still manageable.

This kit requires two full print bed layouts to fit all components, totaling about 15 hours of print time per kit. This limits production but it does allow me to ‘work’ while I sleep, or print while I am working on new CAD models… I am not going to get rich this way, but I will get to continue doing what I enjoy and provide all of you with kits, that I hope you love.


Thank you for looking and for your support.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

RELAUNCH of the Grav StuG Kickstarter. Up to 50.9% discount!

Why relaunch, what has changed?

By allowing plastic tooling to do what it does best; making perfect copies in large volume I can reduce the cost of each kit with a relatively minor impact to the total funding goal required.
Most of the costs for this campaign are tied up in paying for the tools… Making more copies of the kit is a lesser expense comparatively. Spreading the substantial fixed costs of the tooling over a greater number of kits is a way for me to add value without adding risk to my backers.
I am aware that many of the UE/UK customers will have to contend with VAT or import taxes and that those fees may be something of an impediment. By reducing the price per kit significantly, I can absorb most or all of those fees within the kit price. Providing my backers with a better value, with an eye to gathering a larger backer base.

Why did I not do this before? 

I based my price point on the number of kits I felt could reasonably sell.
In the previous launch, the costs were calculated with a total number of 1200 of kits sold. The estimate of 1200 total kits were driven by my understanding of past campaigns, my known customer base and a survey regarding this kit, sent out last September. Although the 1200 total may have been a reasonable estimate, it drove the price per kit higher than I would have liked.
The last campaign was relatively close~ 998 total kits backed, 83% funded $46,484 dollars raised. Close enough that I felt one more run was warranted, with some adjustments to price to make it more attractive or palatable for those who must look at their tax burden when a kit arrives.
This campaign has been targeted with a total of 1800 kits sold. Lowering the price per kit substantially to drive volume and still fund the campaign in a way that I can deliver with confidence.

I have complete confidence in this kit, its design and the quality I will deliver.
I have complete confidence that these kits are well priced and reflects a true value.
Discounts ranging from 38.2% to 50.9% for non retail backers.
Retailer level packs priced at 56.4% to 67.3% off.

Let's make this happen!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Kickstarter ending soon - Dreamforge Games Grav-StuG Tank

Take me to the Kickstarter...

What does this project include?

The project was created to fund the tooling and production of a polystyrene plastic model kit. The Eisenken Grav StuG.

We also offer 3d printable building terrain sets, modular, stackable and and loaded with details.

The icing on the cake... Two lucky backers will receive an extra free kit, painted by the extremely talented David Woods! Each StuG you back will provide an entry into the raffle!

Good luck to all of you! now lets get this Kickstarter across the finish line!

Friday, March 22, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019

MARCH 25th DreamForge Grav-StuG Kickstarter!

We have a date! I hope to see you there....

Even if this is not something that you can manage at the moment or if you simply are not interested in this particular kit, if you know someone who might be... give them a heads up!

Thank you!