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monk2002uk20 Jul 2021 5:08 a.m. PST

Here is a set of Napoleonic miniatures, printed using a Form 3 resin printer with 25 micron layers. It is remarkable what can be achieved now. There is no discernible layering effect at all. From left to right (front), the figures are: Prussian grenadier; French infantry; Russian infantry; and Austrian sapper:

The figures are from the Turner Miniatures range.


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP20 Jul 2021 5:55 a.m. PST


Gazzola20 Jul 2021 7:43 a.m. PST

They look fine although to be honest, the figure second from the left looks like he is going to toss the caber! LOL

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP20 Jul 2021 7:48 a.m. PST

largely too late for me, but I am getting visions of supplementing my 2mm tanks.

Very nice work.

monk2002uk20 Jul 2021 8:28 a.m. PST

Gazzola, I know what you mean but when you see the figures actual size then it is more like a pike staff than a caber ;-)


Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Jul 2021 1:51 p.m. PST

"There to fat, there to thin,money great in the game, I don't want wire ….. "
The figures are 6mm tall. Are some people just never satisfied?

By the way, the figures look great,

Mister Tibbles20 Jul 2021 5:44 p.m. PST

+1 Gazzola. That made me laugh.

WarDepotDavid20 Jul 2021 10:17 p.m. PST

lol "too small", "too fat"

too funny!

I resized mine to match my AB 18s


repaint20 Jul 2021 10:58 p.m. PST

I have seen a couple of years ago industrial printers that print ultra smoothly in… photo realistic colors!

It was for cosmetics packages but astonishing nevertheless.

monk2002uk21 Jul 2021 3:42 a.m. PST

I have seen an example of a 28mm figure printed this way. 'Wargaming' standard colours, rather than 'Exhibition', but definitely something coming down the track.


Durban Gamer21 Jul 2021 4:48 a.m. PST

Crucial question: since they are meant to be handled in games how strong are their weapons?

monk2002uk21 Jul 2021 6:05 a.m. PST

Always depends on the type of resin used. My preference is for a strong flexible resin, which provides more 'give' on-table. Weapons are a problem with metal 6mm figures as well.


Beeker21 Jul 2021 8:15 a.m. PST

WarDepotDave!!!! Welcome back… I still love going back and reading through your Battle of Waterloo in 6mm. Bravo!!!

Piyan Glupak24 Jul 2021 10:23 p.m. PST

@ Durban Gamer – I find metal 6mm figures a little fragile. This is one reason that I rebased most of my 6mm armies to 60mm by 30mm by 2mm MDF bases. With armies on 60mm wide bases, I handle bases rather than figures. I used to use cardboard 40mm wide bases extensively, but would handle figures more than the bases.

Gazzola25 Jul 2021 7:48 a.m. PST

Old Glory

No so much never satisfied as too fussy! LOL

I guess I am 'too fussy' considering the scale. But whatever faults one player sees in one miniature, might not been seen by another.

But we can still laugh at somethings, can't we? just as long as no one takes anything serious or to heart. Life is too short for that.

The H Man25 Jul 2021 6:14 p.m. PST

OP, 4 chaps does not an army make. Where is the rest?

le Grande Quartier General Supporting Member of TMP28 Jul 2021 3:53 p.m. PST

As a collector and painter of several thousands of metal figures, I just have to say: It will never have the gravitas of massed metal, be it on the table, or in hereditary value. It will make the hobby more accessible and affordable, hopefully. They sure look great!

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