Mission to Minerva Kitbash 3D Free Kit and Contest

Oct 18, 2022 at 09:45 am by Warlord720

High-end 3D asset provider Kitbash3D has released another amazingly beautiful and well-crafted 3D kit packed with items including habitats, a crawler, a cargo ship, and lots more eye candy. The best part is this release is FREE and can be used to join their global art challenge if you feel the urge to compete. Of course, you’ll be competing with some of the best 3D artists on the planet but then again, that’s never stopped you, has it?

First, let’s break down what Kitbash3D has for you over their event webpage. Not only do you get the free space-themed prop kit, but you get an easy-to-understand and quick crash course on using the kit with Unreal Engine or Blender. I viewed the Unreal Engine training video and quickly refreshed myself with the engine. It’s a great training video if you are a beginner or someone that just uses the engine occasionally to get up to speed quickly.

Free Kit from Kitbash3DProps in the Mission to Minerva Kit

There are also some experienced judges with hardcore creds:

  • Shannon Wiggins – Talent Acquisition, ILM
  • Devon Fay – Art Director, Riot Games
  • Michael Lentz – Art Director, NASA Concept Labs
  • Paullina Weeks – Talent Acquisition, Netflix
  • Pawel Mielniczuk, Art Director, CD Project Red

No lightweights in the bunch. With two talent acquisition people, there is a chance you might get seen by someone that can use your talents. It is certainly an astute group of judges that will most likely hold a critical eye to the work submitted with exacting standards. Just what the industry demands of its mission-critical staff.

There is also this caveat on the webpage:

All judges are solely participating in the Challenge as individuals and are not representing their employers or other affiliated companies. Their companies are not sponsors or partners of the Challenge.

 However, the Challenge sponsors are no lightweights either:

  • Nvidia
  • Wacom
  • Unreal Engine
  • The Rookies
  • cgspectrum




  • Wacom Cintiq 16
  • NVIDIA RTX 4080 Graphics Card
  • 6x KitBash3D Kits (Individual License)
  • CG Spectrum - 9-Month Course
  • The Gnomon Workshop - 1-Year Subscription
  • ArtStation Pro - 1-Year Subscription
  • $100 ArtStation Gift Card (Prints and Marketplace)
  • Wacom Intuos Pro S
  • 4x KitBash3D Kits (Individual License)
  • The Gnomon Workshop - 6-Month Subscription
  • ArtStation Pro - Year Subscription
  • $100 ArtStation Gift Card (Prints and Marketplace)


  • Wacom Intuos S (with Bluetooth)
  • 2x KitBash3D Kits (Individual License)
  • The Gnomon Workshop - 6-Month Subscription
  • ArtStation Pro - 1-Year Subscription
  • $100 ArtStation Gift Card (Prints and Marketplace)


  • 1x KitBash3D Kit (Individual License)
  • The Gnomon Workshop - 3-Month Subscription
  • ArtStation Pro - 1-Year Subscription


How do you enter the Challenge (from the Kitbash3D site)?

To compete in the challenge, use the free Mission to Minerva Kit to build your own world in concept art (still image) or in motion (animation).

Then share your creation on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Artstation using #KB3Dchallenge during the challenge period from October 11, 2022, 9 am through December 2, 2022, 9 am Pacific time. Posts submitted after December 2, 2022, 9 am PT or that do not include #KB3Dchallenge will not be considered.

Posts with the #KB3Dchallenge will be automatically entered into the challenge. KitBash3D will reach out to selected finalists via direct message on the social media profile used to submit for additional information shortly after the submission deadline. No purchase is necessary to participate in the Mission to Minerva challenge.

Unreal Engine DemoSome of the items in the free kit from a scene by the author. Works with wide variety of 3D Apps.

The Challenge is voluntary so you can download the kit without entering but you are required to create an account to do so.

Kitbash3D has supplied assets to some of the top names in the industry. Companies that include the likes of 2K Games, EA, UBISOFT, WB Games, Bad Robot, Blur, Marvel, HBO, Square Enix, and other game and animation powerhouses.

Mission to Minerva

M.D. McCallum, aka WarLord, is an international award-winning commercial graphics artist, 3D animator, published author, project director, and webmaster with a freelance career that spans over 20 years.  Now retired, M.D. is currently working part-time on writing and select character development projects. You can learn more about MD on his website

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