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ShipWorks 3d Printable Ship Terrain

A project in Spanaway, WA by Chris Hunt

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ShipWorks is a 3D printable OpenLOCK compatible Ship building system for RPGs and wargames. Create the Ships you've always wanted!
Backers: 319
Average Pledge Per Backer: $81

Funded: $25,869 of $1,000
Dates: Feb 9th -> Mar 11th (30 days)
Project By: Chris Hunt
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March 11th - via:
Aye, and avast my hearties! We're closing on the end of this, or maiden quest. We have won against terrible foes! Taming the very kraken to follow each of you home to where someday it shall grow into a kraken to terrify and inspire your own stories!... (Read More)

Final Hours Update: Unlocks, a Kraken Spotted, Print-test and more

March 11th - via:
Ahoy Crew- We’re in the final hours- and not far from the Kraken, and the Necromantic Ship of Bone. We’ve spotted the kraken in the distance, and she is a terrifying beast. We’ve also heard from the Gryphon King, and found sketches of strange... (Read More)

A Update from our Partner - Izzy, of Izzy's Slightly Used Airships

March 11th - via:
  Izzy's sketch of airship components   WIP render from Brightshield games of proppeller mast  Thank you Izzy!  (Read More)

Airship add-on Pt 2.5 ;-) Of Air and Fire

March 10th - via:
Wow my crew, you are gaining in strength and size by the hour! Welcome aboard all new backers!!We have an update from Brightshield games that they'll have something to us tonight for their further additions to the Airship package :-) Now - about the... (Read More)

A dragon turtle swims into view...

March 10th - via:
 Ahoy crew!We came across the legendary Dragon Turtle - a friend to those who treat nicely with it, and a dire foe to those who disrespect him. The beast is massive, with rending claws, a spined, draconic tail, a ridged, massive shell and a head... (Read More)

A word from our new Partner - Izzy, of Izzy's Slightly Used Airships

March 9th - via:
(Note; There will be a basic rules version available to all backers as well)  To see what Brightshield Games has done in the past- check their project out at DM's guild at: ... (Read More)

Just two days and a few hours left!

March 9th - via:
Ahoy new crew, and those brave lads and lasses that have stuck with us since the start of this journey! I'm glad to have you all about, so gather close- so that we can speak a bit on what's new and yet to come! We heard back from the Larry "The... (Read More)

18k marker reached! Previews, unlocks and post-KS planning-

March 8th - via:
Ahoy new crew and old! We're in the last couple of days! In this update to the log, we stumbled upon the Sumbanese island tribe- their houses with high reaching roofs, and simple wooden walls inspired us to remember them for helping us resupply.  We... (Read More)

Sterncastle preview

March 7th - via:
The final major basic component set to be converted for ShipWorks is complete- now on to variants, accessories and stretch goals :-) It should give you some ideas on parts that may vary, allowing for different looks.  Exploded view of stern castle... (Read More)

17k - Of Sea stacks, Dragonbite and other news-

March 5th - via:
 Ahoy crew! We're into the $17k boundary now! We also received our license for Dragonbite, per popular request. After initial kickstarter models are done, we'll convert them for Dragonbite for all of the Dragon lock fans out there.This will be... (Read More)

Dixon art & figurehead print test-

March 4th - via:
I received updated concept art from Larry Dixon late Friday night, and knew I had to knock the prow/figurehead piece out. I still will likely make some adjustments to the 'wings' - pulling the upper flaring piece further back and up.  For a first... (Read More)

Print testing update

March 2nd - via:
 The basic Lower hull has been successfully print tested. There are a few spots that I'll be touching up on the textures, but progress is going well.  Printed at .2mm, 20% infill,  in brown esun pla. Then given a black wash to bring out the wood... (Read More)

The Second Map has been explored- Onward to the third!

March 1st - via:
Ahoy Crew, and passers by- listen to the Captain of the merry voyage. Today we've met with the Gryphon King- (Larry Dixon) and bring the first part of his gifts to thee. He shall be following close behind- and has sketched in places on our map where... (Read More)

15k - Something wicked this way comes-

February 28th - via:
“Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn. In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.” ― H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu Lads and lasses- we encountered the demon spawned ship - an eldritch horror, to be sure. The... (Read More)

14k Update Unlocks!

February 26th - via:
Avast, that was a bloody isle that took some time to navigate past. We have the designs for a armored prow for the ship, as well as a angelic figurehead to help counter the horrors we saw on the island, and to defend us on our journey forward.... (Read More)

ShipWorks and Nerdarchy Interview

February 26th - via:
Hey everyone- if you'd like to view a livestream interview with Chris, the creator of Dragon Workshop. We interviewed on Nerdarchy, please check it out at:  (Read More)

The $13k bell tolls!

February 24th - via:
We set to the small pirate port of Tel' Mẹtala, to hear of what may be heard- coming in we noted a variety of sunken ships sticking up from the waves, dashed upon the reef at different angles.  Bartering for supplies, we find Ships Mortars, a new... (Read More)

Progress on OpenLOCK conversion

February 23rd - via:
A quick glimpse on what's currently being tested in regards to OpenLOCK conversion. While variant pieces haven't started yet- we're off to a great start with the conversion of the hull and decking.  Decking and hull is hand-sculpted wood grain... (Read More)

Yo Ho Ho! A Stretch goal unlocks! Special Artist Guest Star Larry Dixon joins the crew!

February 21st - via:
A HEARTY THANKS to our newest and 150th crewmember – Mr. Zachman!Welcome aboard! You and your fellow crew members helped us reach our 12k marker!Before we get to the unlocks- I wanted to share the first few seconds of (for now, mostly audio- and... (Read More)

Update 8: 10k Unlocks! Airship part 1 has arrived!

February 14th - via:
 Avast Me Hearties!We’ve found the Airship add-on!  Unlocked: (Airship Add-on) Hull sections for attaching wing components (Pose-able!), side and directional propellers, as well as floor-clip on propellers, side hull portals, blimp attachment,... (Read More)

Note: A mistake is in update "7".

February 14th - via:
Oops, drats and all similar words! A mistake was made in the last update.   The Junk ships will be in all tiers that include “All unlocked ships” as part of their rewards. Not just the admiral and above.   A hearty apologies to our crew!  (Read More)

Update 7! Plenty of Junk!

February 13th - via:
  Ahoy Crew! Well done to all!9k Stretch goal-unlocked!  The Junk ship is now unlocked for all Admiral pledge levels and above! The Junk ship will have a variant that is included in this unlock as well- the War Junk! Standard Junk on the Left, War... (Read More)

A shoutout for those who play D&D or Pathfinder

February 12th - via:
Ahoy backers! I know I've my own thoughts on using the ships in game, but I wanted to share with all of you someone's project that goes quite a bit beyond my own rules set that will be included for our backers. Legendary Games is making a Campaign... (Read More)

Update 6: Leviathan Unlocked!

February 11th - via:
We hit $7500!  Thank you for all the support!  We have unlocked the fearsome Leviathan! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00   We’re also adding a larger printable (2d)... (Read More)

Update 5: First map fully unlocked!

February 10th - via:
We've unlocked the 5k marker! This will unlock:Island Adventure addon: Tiki statues (2), and Maori totems (2), and the Shallop for you to get to the islands with a crew :-) Core ship unlock: Diving Bell, ladder to slot into the rail/hull slots Core... (Read More)

Update 5- An update of two parts-

February 10th - via:
 Chris Hunt here, creator of ShipWorks- The project backing is moving very quickly- much faster then I had anticipated. I simply cannot begin to express the happiness that all of your support is bringing and how much it means to me, my family, and... (Read More)

Update 4: Issue the footlockers boys, it's going to be a long ride!

February 10th - via:
Well done crew!  We've acquired over $2,000 in plunder, and are issuing the men of the core ship their footlockers and started work on a new Stern-castle shroud (The King). Unlocked: Stern-castle shroud variant: The King Unlocked: Ship footlockers  (Read More)

Update 3: Strong winds! Full sail ahead!

February 10th - via:
I hear it to be true- you found the design for a new figurehead (a bird of prey!), and a design a new forecastle captain! Then you traded with Salty Pete in his old cog for a old style ships trebuchet, and a long handled swivel gun. Well done! Lets... (Read More)

Update 2: Salvage uncovered!

February 10th - via:
Listen well crew- you're doing great. We just pulled two new cargo crate models out of the sea- one loaded with Amphora, and one a large, cloth covered crate. We also found the rowboat that old Tommy the hand made off with just outside of port. Good... (Read More)


February 10th - via:
Support has been amazing! We met goal in under 3 hours! Keep spreading the word guys!! Approaching the first stretch goal update! - The Dragon Workshop   (Read More)

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