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CraigH28 Oct 2012 11:29 a.m. PST

Too late to get in on the Kickstarter (unfortunately) but it's interesting what these people are up to.

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I've often argued that it makes more economic sense to let someone else own (and maintain) the expensive machine and just pay to use it when needed but this one might change that argument.

It certainly looks like it could provide sufficient detail for 28mm sculpts.

Cornelius Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2012 11:47 a.m. PST

Looks like they will be fairly pricey but doable.

Cherno28 Oct 2012 1:00 p.m. PST

It won't have enough detail fr 28mm organic miniatures like humans or creatures, but fr vehicles it would be fine, even at a smaller scale. Even then, You'd need to clean up the tiny layer ridges before using it as a master. In fact, another company first cast it up in some kind of metal and then used this as a master (those were Retro starships at about 1:144).

Personal logo Ron W DuBray Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2012 2:39 p.m. PST

well if you will be using it every day for a year or more buy one if not use a service.

Personal logo RavenscraftCybernetics Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2012 2:56 p.m. PST

The sculpt of Poseidon looks to be 48mm or so, surely true 25's and 15's are not thar far away.

Personal logo Fergal Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Oct 2012 4:50 a.m. PST

I've got that printer coming in about 5-6 months. I can't wait to see what it's capable of!

T Meier30 Oct 2012 11:10 a.m. PST

The sculpt of Poseidon looks to be 48mm

I'd like to see a close up of it. The proportions are fine but any 3-d printer can do that, the devil is in the detail.

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