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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse16 Mar 2018 9:14 p.m. PST

Shadow Miniatures launched a Kiki campaign to fund 3D sci-fi vehicles plans. The starting scale is 28-32mm but they can easily be printed on a smaller scale if necessary.



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JimSelzer16 Mar 2018 11:44 p.m. PST

hmm no 40k influences here

VonTed17 Mar 2018 4:26 a.m. PST

None I can see

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse17 Mar 2018 11:41 a.m. PST

It's the only you see?…. (smile)


KJdidit17 Mar 2018 10:05 p.m. PST

Duncan is a very talented artist, but there are so many free GW Imperial Guard-inspired .STL files available (some of which are nearly identical to the original models), it's difficult for me to shell out for these designs.

Covert Walrus In the TMP Dawghouse17 Mar 2018 11:19 p.m. PST

Apart from those rather nice "striders" there's not a lot of unique items here really at all.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse18 Mar 2018 3:19 p.m. PST



Skinflint Games18 Mar 2018 3:58 p.m. PST

How come no one in the grim darkness of the far future can weld?

alpha3six18 Mar 2018 9:00 p.m. PST

The exaggerated proportions and giant rivets make a lot more sense if you consider that these are aimed towards the 6mm Epic proxy market.

KJdidit18 Mar 2018 11:05 p.m. PST

Scale: The default scale of my files is 32mm / 28mm Heroic, but Being 3D Files they can be scaled up or down.

Not sure if those rivets will print well at 20% of the original file size without some tweaking.

Cerus43219 Mar 2018 5:35 a.m. PST

A bit blocky looking but better than some of the 3d printed stuff I have seen.

They are not bad but think I'd be more interested if there were some more original designs in there.

The Angry Piper19 Mar 2018 8:05 a.m. PST

Some familiar designs there. But no skulls, ergo no IP infringement.

Am I right?

Thomas Thomas19 Mar 2018 9:49 a.m. PST

He's going for the 40K market so is stuck with ugly tank designs more steam-punk than SF.

A nice companion line of actual SF vehicles would be a nice addition particularly if I could print them out in 20MM (the eccentric scale I use for SF).

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Legion 421 Mar 2018 2:07 p.m. PST

Hmmm ? They do look somewhat familiar …

Personal logo 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2018 3:52 p.m. PST

Some familiar designs there. But no skulls, ergo no IP infringement.

Absolutely. Though even if they had skulls, it's hard to argue that it is because theoretically these vehicles can be used for any sci-fi game. It's impossible to claim an aesthetic or a style as your own.

Never mind the overkill on the rivet count. Most of the tanks' cabins are either too long (jutting way out) or too short (retracted) between their track units, making them look very awkward.

The only one I don't mind having is the 6-rad used as the Taurox, so I'll pass. But looks like the KS already exceeded its goal by 2,300% so it doesn't need my help.

Sargonarhes24 Mar 2018 4:08 a.m. PST

World War I in space.

Elenderil01 Apr 2018 6:16 a.m. PST

No one in the future has decent anti-tank weapons then? All those big flat vertical surfaces to aim at.

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