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10 Jul 2019 6:11 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "3D printed 6 mm scale miniatures by GM Boardgames" to "3D printed 6mm scale miniatures by GM Boardgames"

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Torgill10 Jul 2019 3:56 a.m. PST

Today, we would like to share with you one of the most important information in the history of our company. After almost a year of trials and hard work, we have succeeded. Thanks to this, we can present today a new line of miniatures in 6 mm scale. Miniatures printed on a 3D printer! Thus, the world of great possibilities opens up before us. LINK: gmboardgames.com/blog/en/3d-printing-a-revolution-in-6-mm-scale

YogiBearMinis Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 4:41 a.m. PST

The revolution has begun. These are incredible, especially the cavalry.

AussieAndy Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 7:45 a.m. PST

Good luck to them, but I am at a loss to understand why I would buy their products over those of someone like Baccus 6mm. The stuff isn't cheap, nor can I see that the quality is better, but happy for someone to tell me that I'm wrong on the latter.

Redblack10 Jul 2019 10:18 a.m. PST

I agree with Aussie.

Baccus sells 96 foot figures for E&.20 while the GM go for 84 figures at E12.44

In addition the printed figures all come with a "tray" that will have to be removed and while it is supposed that it is easy my old thumbs are going to have problems not counting the increased time

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I admire the initiative and see the possibilities but I also see a number of problems that will have to be worked out

ernieR10 Jul 2019 9:04 p.m. PST

i saw these elsewhere but didn't realize they're more expansive than Baccus . kind of defeats the purpose of buying plastic instead of metal doesn't it ?

Munster11 Jul 2019 1:44 a.m. PST

They're nice, but they are missing the point of 3D printing. I'll pay for a good design, but I'll print at home

Lonkka1Actual12 Jul 2019 1:28 a.m. PST

So you're selling 3D printed figures, not the files to enable customers to print these themselves?

And apparently these are way more expensive than some of the market leader's models?

Something does not add up! :/

Jerrod12 Jul 2019 4:55 a.m. PST

As somebody who has already done this – taking off those supports is far from easy and you will get a lot of breakages.

(I'm using the same 3d printer as you {Formlabs})

When you fully cure the resin (and you must if selling it – as not fully cured it remains slightly toxic) then it becomes rather frangible.

Also not sure why you are printing on a raft when your print is angled vertically to the print table – you can print directly onto the surface now. (I do neither as printing at an angle gives better results).

Here are some of my own designed Malazan troops…

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