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Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2023 6:18 a.m. PST

Members and John,

Pardons needed for this fishing expedition (post) here, but in another 3D printing thread, John mentioned this -

"My purchase of plastic or metal miniatures has dropped by about 90%. I have been printing WWI German East Africa 10mm figs as I just bought TFL if the Lord Spares us."

I'm hoping John might be able to expand his thoughts on this WWI East Africa project he's been working on (it's a period and theater that I've built into with 28mm, but feel is ideally suited for 10mm too)?

John, can you elaborate on your progress with this project thus far?

Prince Alberts Revenge24 Jan 2023 8:38 a.m. PST

Did a Google search for 10mm schutztruppe and found this designer makes all sorts of 6-15mm WW1 East Africa files: link

Perhaps this it, looks fairly comprehensive and I can't imagine there are many designs out there for such a niche.

greenknight4 Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Jan 2023 9:19 a.m. PST

Cool stuff

DeRuyter24 Jan 2023 9:34 a.m. PST

Henry Turner makes several different 3d printing ranges: WWI, 1805 Nappys, Age of Sail starting from the 17th century, ACW and Cold War. He is currently working on NATO infantry for a Kickstarter. His figures work well at 6mm and 10mm scales.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2023 9:42 a.m. PST

Great tips guys (much appreciated)!

John Leahy Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2023 9:41 p.m. PST

Hi, just saw this. I have printed off a several 100 10mm German East Africa infantry, mg's and artillery. I also printed off Indian and British infantry, artillery, Cavalry and mg's. They are the STL's from Turner Miniatures. Other than printing them off I haven't moved much further. I have printed resources and am still looking for what rules I will be using. I do like the idea of 10mm though. I also bought a bunch of 1/72 Hat figs as well. My next step is to start priming them. I also have Pendraken figs for a French Indo china 10mm project. I am unsure which will be painted first. But I like 10mm!



Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP25 Jan 2023 6:13 a.m. PST

John, thanks for the update on your 10mm project here, and sounds like you've already got a good amount of the core troops needed.

Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP25 Jan 2023 10:47 a.m. PST

WWI in East Africa has to be a real blast to play! Bernard Cornwell's "The War in Africa" is a MUST read. Truth is stranger than fiction and he recounts many instances of that!

I will be looking at Turner's stl files for sure. Thanks for that info.

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