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La Belle Ruffian10 May 2023 6:57 a.m. PST

This popped up on my timeline today, but here's a website link to an article about the Et Sans Resultant miniatures and the process of making them. link

La Belle Ruffian10 May 2023 6:57 a.m. PST

This popped up on my timeline today, but here's a website link to an article about the Et Sans Resultant miniatures and the process of making them. link

Shark Six Three Zero10 May 2023 8:15 a.m. PST

I was wondering when they were coming out. They look nice. I keep trying to decide on 10mm or 6 mm.

DaleWill Supporting Member of TMP10 May 2023 8:48 a.m. PST

Shark Six Three Zero:

I have thousands of 6mm Heroics & Ros Napoleonic I've painted since the early 80's. Really like them. I've also painted Baccus & Adler Napoleonics too. They are both great ranges. You can build probably any unit from any army in 6mm.

I do have some Pendraken 10mm and some of the old ESR figures too. I did pre-order some of their new figures. If I was starting today I would probably go with 10's. The one big issue with 10's is that no one has a complete range yet. (But they are getting better)


greenknight4 Sponsoring Member of TMP11 May 2023 1:39 p.m. PST

Nice figures but these don't look like resin printed, am I missing something?

Camcleod11 May 2023 5:32 p.m. PST

" these don't look like resin printed "

They appear to resin printed masters that are then used to make an mould for injection moulding plastic figures.

greenknight4 Sponsoring Member of TMP12 May 2023 5:00 a.m. PST

Ah I didn't know that was possible, very cool.

Personal logo Mister Tibbles Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2023 5:48 a.m. PST

I would assume the injection moulded plastic is something along the resin line? I'm not a fan of that stuff.

La Belle Ruffian12 May 2023 6:26 a.m. PST

I thought the process was really interesting, especially as metal moulds still seem to be a limiting factor for plastic miniatures. Combined with the 3D sculpting to ensure sufficient variety it seems to open things up for smaller manufacturers.

Mr Tibbles, I'm not sure how silocast works, but they refer to molten plastic rather than resin?

DeRuyter Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2023 9:50 a.m. PST

They do look good, and I wish them good sales. Having said that they could have stopped at the 3d print step and sold them as files for home 3d printing. Or do both!

La Belle Ruffian12 May 2023 5:16 p.m. PST

According to the article, it seems the printing and preparation of the masters was very prolonged.

Other than possible loss of revenue from offering STL files, it could also be that poorer quality home-printed troops might disappoint those buying, prompting complaints, or be mistaken for the plastic miniatures and reflect poorly.

The H Man14 May 2023 3:13 a.m. PST

Is that siocast (I think that's the name)?

That type of thing is less wasteful than resin and a lot cheaper (for the mould) than plastic (hips).

ACW Jedi Master20 May 2023 2:05 p.m. PST

Thank you for the heads up, this is really cool, some new tech for me. The figures are really detailed for 10mm, and approx. 400 plastic figures per box looks to be a great value!! Will check more into these.

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