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ferg98111 Oct 2020 9:53 a.m. PST

Good evening all,

As you know, i'm interested in seeking out the latest wargaming innovations, and 3D printing is possibly going to be the next big thing for the hobby

I've been sent a couple of sample photos over the past few weeks from a chap producing his own range of figures in Belgium.

Plenty of photos over on my blog

link

As always, comments, feedback and suggestions are welcome

Regards

James

Lascaris11 Oct 2020 10:13 a.m. PST

Those are very nice. I might have to try printing up some figures.

d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2020 12:42 p.m. PST

I like it!

14Bore11 Oct 2020 12:47 p.m. PST

Wow!I am impressed

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2020 1:03 p.m. PST

These are really good. Are we seeing a game changer here?

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2020 1:15 p.m. PST

Impressive work – very interesting! I am thinking about getting a few specialty figs printed and this certainly increases my interest

Personal logo enfant perdus Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2020 1:33 p.m. PST

Wow! I was not expecting those to be so good.

Perris070711 Oct 2020 3:48 p.m. PST

These look like resin printed figures. Resin printing is different than the plastic 3d printing as they don't have the striation lines that plastic does, and the printers are very reasonably priced. Resin is considered a hazardous substance and the clean up is nasty according to my brother who just bought one. There is a Swedish company that does 3d resin figures too. Lots of unique ACW poses available.
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Bandolier11 Oct 2020 6:17 p.m. PST

Very nice! This might be the thin edge of the wedge for print at home miniatures.

von Winterfeldt12 Oct 2020 3:40 a.m. PST

do they have necks?

BillyNM12 Oct 2020 8:58 a.m. PST

Now they just have to solve printing in different colours so they don't have to be painted – that will be the death of traditional figures.

Stoppage12 Oct 2020 8:58 a.m. PST

My micrometer says the diameter of two-euro piece is 25.70mm (1.011in); that of a one-euro piece is 23.22mm (0.915in)

Stoppage12 Oct 2020 9:01 a.m. PST

I am really excited about the 3d resin printing.

Project Wargaming's videos are inspirational:

Youtube – Project Wargaming

John Leahy12 Oct 2020 9:57 a.m. PST

Hi, I have been printing resin figs for almost a year now. I barely notice the smell of resin. Mainly when I remove the cover of the mars when it has completed the prints. Even then it's minimal. Cleanup is a little work. But nasty is not a word i would associate with resin printing. Especially since you can get resin that cleans up with water now if you chose. Once they solve the issues with slicing and supports becoming auto generated with high success everyone will own a resin printer and replicators will be here. wink


Thanks.

John

Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2020 9:32 p.m. PST

Recent modelling sent me on a tangent:- current 4pounder vs into a 6pdr- but exactly what does a ANXI 6 pounder look like? Are those outside TOL really the thing?

Seems a ready market to hit the absentee models in gaming. And not all of us will be able buy purchase printers; so we'll still contribute to someones profit.
regards d

von Winterfeldt12 Oct 2020 9:48 p.m. PST

Hopefully those 3 d designers will do better research and match conventional ranges like Perrys, AB or Sho Boki in quality.

UshCha13 Oct 2020 12:11 a.m. PST

BillyNM, not the death of traditional figures but a wounderful relase for wargamesr from the tedium of paintaing. Modllers that want to paint can do, so but those of us that hate painting will be released from the druddgery. A whole new brite future, what is not to like?

Stoppage13 Oct 2020 6:49 a.m. PST

@vonW

I don't think hobbyist 3-d printers need to match the quality of commercial offerings. There should be room for all. The manufacturers you have listed have invested effort, time, and money into their offerings and they should enjoy their rewards.

Of course if someone – maybe new – can match their offerings then perhaps they'll go and work for them?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2020 10:54 a.m. PST

Room for all? Room for all?

Reasonable/Liberal sentiments on this forum….perish the thought.

Next thing they will allow folk who have never thrown a dice (or at least not for 40 years in my case) to show their figures, that never move between a shelf and a box in the attic.

I think von W was just saying that the best current manufacturers deserve an income from all their talent and research. If inferior products meet a need for some buyers…fine, just as you said.

BillyNM13 Oct 2020 11:39 a.m. PST

Hey! I'm all for not having to paint figures.

Stoppage13 Oct 2020 2:29 p.m. PST

I am sorely tempted to get an Elegoo Mars Pro, however, my commuter car (15 years old, 180,000 miles) is being fixed, MOT'd and serviced so I will be too boracic for a little while.

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Oct 2020 3:48 p.m. PST

Those look pretty good -- how much for the file use and to actually print them and can a person print 50, 100, 200, 300 a day ?

Russ Dunaway

Stoppage17 Oct 2020 8:59 a.m. PST

ANXI 6 pounder

Steal the barrel from a 6 pounder Liechtenstein piece and mount onto a Gribeaval 8 pounder field carriage.

No need to mess about with firing/travelling trunnion positions.

rmcaras Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2020 4:43 p.m. PST

are those bases integral to the resin printed figure?

Or are they printed, like "typical" bases we see on cast/injected molded designs?

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