Here’s an interesting one! A Kickstarter to clone Forge World’s Warhammer 40K Reaver Pattern Titan. I don’t really see how this could end well. Games Workshop’s legal troops are fierce at the best of times. This guy is literally asking for your money to rip-off Forge World’s Reaver Titan.
Good Luck there!
From the Kickstarter Page
As you are probably aware, Reaver patter Titans are quite expensive.Costs can easily reach $800 (USD). I would like to develop an easy to replicate Reaver Titan clone template set with instructions in a portable format. These templates and instructions would allow anyone with basic plasticard skills to build their own for MUCH LESS. The funds raised will be used to purchase plasticard and other materials needed to create the titan. As they are bound to be mistakes, I expect much waste material. The goal is to make the mistakes, and refine the design so the modeler does not incur any more expense than absolutely necessary. The shear size of these titans requires much material. Standing about 16″ tall these are large pieces and will no doubt capture attention as they do battle on the game board.
The Forge World Original
The Real Question is?
At the very least, the project-creator isn’t trying to disguise his intentions, I guess.
The more interesting question would be, isn’t Kickstarter.com itself allegedly screening projects before they go live?
How did this get approved?
Update: The funding for this project has now been cancelled. As Games Workshop legal is probably still in their weekend, I assume the creator saw the potential for pain and disaster.