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Tubular Buildings by Wargame-Model-Mods

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I already sell a range of buildings that feature tubes and these are some of my most popular items. The downside to these existing building designs is that they require Pringle tubes sourced by the customer.

I have wanted to expand this line for quite some time but did not want to continue to rely on the use of Pringle tubes. I want to switch to a more reliable source of tubes that will also allow multiple sizes to be used in the buildings to provide more variety. These new buildings are a product of these development ideas, with the majority of the new buildings using at least one size of card tube in the design. A major improvement with this range of new buildings is that this time the tubes will be provided as part of the building kits. They all share a common design theme allowing any and all of them to look at home when placed together on a table top. I have also included a high level of detail on these buildings.

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The aim of this Kickstarter is to raise the funds to order a large supply of the card tubes. For economic reasons, these need to be ordered in from overseas. The shipping fees and import add a considerable amount onto the price, however these costs will be defrayed on a large order, improving the value for the money. Offering these buildings initially as a Kickstarter allows a large order base to be developed to provide the best economics. Therefore, ordering in a large amount allows me to price my buildings at a very fair price for the level of detail, size and quality that you will receive.

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The majority of these building include my standard LED lighting system in red, blue or green. This time the lighting is optional, the buildings have been designed to hide the LEDS and holes for the builds, so if the buildings do not have the lights in place you cannot see the LED fixtures. This is a significant improvement over my first Kickstarter designs where the lights were placed on the outside of the building and needed covers to direct the light and hide the fixtures. The battery cases are held in place inside the building using high quality branded Velcro. Each set of lights require 2xAA batteries and I recommend Duracell or a similar high quality branded battery. If you do not wish to have the lighting kits you will be able to opt out of them after the Kickstarter on your questionnaire.

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Another aim of this Kickstarter is to increase my range of buildings with internal access for game play. To this end I have designed many of the buildings with removable roofs, please note not all of the buildings have this feature. Like the lighting I have designed this feature to be optional. The buildings with the feature will come with it as standard but you will be able to glue the roof in place if desired. If you intend to make use of this feature combined with the lighting you will have to neatly arrange the wires inside of the buildings so you can have hassle free access to the inside. This is straight forward as the wires are easy to manipulate and glue in place.

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These buildings are designed for 28mm wargames. They are also suitable as building kits for display and hobbyists.

I recommend building these with PVA glue for the wood sections and tubes and Superglue with activator for the wires and bulbs.

This Kickstarter has a large range of buildings ranging from simple to complex. To help with your selection I have added a difficulty key. This is found at the bottom of the image of each building. The key works on a 1-5 scale with 1 being a simple straight forward build and 5 being complex and intricate build. Complexity is decided by amount of parts, size and how involved / detailed the construction is. The more complex kits will be supported by instructions with more detail and explanation included with the kit.

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All kits are provided with printed instructions which will consist of text and photos of each of the stages throughout the build process. Where needed for clarity they will also include line drawings of the stages and parts needed.

These kits vary in time needed to construct from approximately 4 of hours for a smaller simpler building up to a day of continuous effort. As some of the gluing will be with PVA, there will be times when the building needs to be left to stand whilst the glue sets. The time needed is reflected in the difficulty key, therefore expect a 1 rated building to take 3-5 hours to construct and a 5 rated building 18-24 hours.

 

 

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There are 45 buildings in this campaign split in to 3 main categories. Commercial, Industrial and Military, buildings are put in to these categories based on the theme of the building. There is also a 4th sub category called the Expedition buildings. This is a small set that features Commercial, Industrial and Military buildings but with a slightly different aesthetic to the overall design that runs through all of the buildings in this group.

All of the buildings are shown below, split into the three main categories. You may pick any of the buildings if you are taking one of the bundle pledges or if taking just a single building pledge please use the correct one of the two options.

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Ah, I thought these look a familiar style.  Same person who did the Integrated Wargame Buildings kickstarter (lasercut buildings with LEDs).  That one had a really fast turnaround for me.  I'll pledge again.

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