Help support TMP


"Painted some 15mm models from Butler's Printed Models" Topic


9 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.


Back to the Cold War (1946-1989) Message Board

Back to the 3D Printing Message Board

Back to the Flames of War Message Board



900 hits since 22 Mar 2018
©1994-2018 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

LDC27122 Mar 2018 10:49 p.m. PST

Painted up some BPM's models, thought I should post them here for some comments and critiques.

BRDM-2 Spandrel

SA-13 Gopher

There are better written reviews on the Internet than what my English can produce so I will just steal a review by Sound Officers Call: link

I basecoated my models with AV Russian Green 4BO, modulated with 4BO mixed with AV zinc chrome green and finally pure zinc chrome green. Line highlight and drybrush with green gray.

Weathering was done with a light airbrush of AV's splash mud (sprayed with models turned over) followed by European mud paste.

I read somewhere on the interweb that one should not wash 3-D printed models. I did it anyway (a light wash of GW's camoshade to tune down my over-the-top highlights) and I think I got away with it… this time.

ODGW Kenny Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Mar 2018 5:32 a.m. PST

Well done. I have Many of their 12mm models and have started painting them. They turn out very well. As a bonus they are VERY light!!

Pan Marek Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2018 9:20 a.m. PST

They look good. How much "clean up" (ie: removing excess plastic, smoothing edges) did you need to do?

KevinV23 Mar 2018 3:47 p.m. PST

They look great!
I put a wash on my 15mm figures and they turned out well.
Butlers are really nice. Fast, friendly service. Easyish on the wallet. cleaned up well. Spray primer, a little detail and wash.

seneffe23 Mar 2018 4:10 p.m. PST

Really nice. Interested like Marek in the 'clean up' question- but you have done a good job with these in my opinion.

gunnerphil24 Mar 2018 6:37 a.m. PST

On the ones I have bought the clean up is simple. Due to the way printer works is some plastic hanging of sticky out bits. But this snaps off. Then less filing sanding cutting with knife than with metal or resin

14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP25 Mar 2018 12:13 p.m. PST

I have Butlers WW2 Brit trucks in 15mm. They are excellent. Also have gamed with their 15mm M-47 patton tanks. They too are excellent models.

LDC27125 Mar 2018 4:45 p.m. PST

They look good. How much "clean up" (ie: removing excess plastic, smoothing edges) did you need to do?

Took me three to four minutes to clean each vehicle. I was scared that I was going to snap the KPVT barrels when I was cleaning BRDM-2s but they held. :-)
The edges are very clean, front glacis plate corners were the only area where I need to clean up with sand paper.

Sabresquadron Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 2:39 p.m. PST

These look excellent. I've got an order for Leopards and M113s drafted once I clear my painting table.

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.