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01 Jun 2018 6:04 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "latest 1/144 sculps" to "latest 1/144 sculpts"

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UshCha01 Jun 2018 6:43 a.m. PST

Here they are my latest 1/144 3D home printed Plusible figures. The 1/144 BMP roughly cleaned up at the rear for scale.


They sit atop the 2 high Hex box I use to store stuff in (yet to be painted and flocked).

10mm Wargaming Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2018 8:24 a.m. PST

Very good

Take care


UshCha14 Jun 2018 10:22 p.m. PST

I was a bit dissapointed yesterday, my hopes of doing multi figure bases have faded. While 3 figures looks possible 4 seems too many. What it looks like is that the time interval betwwen the head visiting each of the figures is too long and being so small the fiogures cool to fast and the aheasion between layers fails. This means I will have to put the figures on bases like cast figures, This is dissapointing as now the total base thickness base will have to be nearly a mm thick.

I can still print multiple figures on th eprinter in one go but they must be spaced so the print head prints them more or less one at a time, far too wide for a figure base.

Munster15 Jun 2018 5:11 a.m. PST

Not bad, but might need a finer nozzle, and multiple objects are always a challenge for the printers

Lion in the Stars15 Jun 2018 2:21 p.m. PST

I think I'd still rather spring for metal (or injection-molded plastic) infantry.

One-off vehicles are pretty reasonable to do via 3d printing, though.

UshCha15 Jun 2018 2:36 p.m. PST

I dislike metal figs most are hyper detailed circus freaks at 12mm. You pays your money and takes your choice, scale, minimal detail or out of scale and detail.

Injection moulding if done right is the ultimate, not aware of much at 12mm. Have seen the odd crew figure. They are very close to scale but because of that not much detail. I would love some but we will have to wait.

Part time gamer29 Jun 2018 11:09 p.m. PST

The 10-12mm 'issue' is where Ive seen both listed as 144, others list 12mm at 160 scale.

3D printing is really progressing, but it still has a way's to go to match the 'classic' plastic injection models.

However, IMO if your doing your own or wanting extra units for a A & A type game, i.e. one vehicle is an entire armored Pla. or even an Co. I'd say *Lion has a good point. You don't get the detail, but some are really well done out there and would work just fine.

UshCha30 Jun 2018 11:53 a.m. PST

To be honest plastic models do not suffer the same level of "Circus Freakyness" of many metal models which are grossly out of scale, particularly at 1/144. Hence why I prefer cruder but in scale troops to over detailed circus freaks, but to each there own. You would not take the same liberties with an AFV, that designers will take with a figure.

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