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Gunner Dunbar02 Mar 2024 3:45 a.m. PST

Hi guys

Some 1940 BEF armour finished, all 3D printed (not by me this time)










advocate02 Mar 2024 3:54 a.m. PST

I saw a Matilda I at We Have Ways Fest 2022, manoeuvring in a field. They are not big!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2024 3:14 p.m. PST

Two thumbs 👍 👍 up.

Prince Alberts Revenge02 Mar 2024 7:39 p.m. PST

Look great! None of those 3D print mold lines apparent in those prints…very nice painting and weathering.

colkitto03 Mar 2024 3:33 a.m. PST

Outstanding paint jobs! Can you tell es what you used for the green shades please?

Gunner Dunbar03 Mar 2024 5:35 a.m. PST

The print lines seen in many prints are because they are plastic prints, resin print usually have very few lines, if you see bad lines in a resin print it's due to a fault, usually with the machine.

The dark green is Vallejo German Camouflage dark green

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2024 11:49 a.m. PST

Remember when we got glue all over our fingers and pins did not fit into holes? Remember panels that simply would not adhere unless clamped for 24 hours? This is the future, printed AFVs that beat anything a kit basher could make.

Those Matilda Is are just superb. Consider that Computer driven 3D printing is still in its infancy. Who would invest in injection moulds for AFVs now, considering the huge investment involved? Or am I being a pessimist?

Gunner Dunbar03 Mar 2024 2:41 p.m. PST

Hmmm, this has been a long running argument, will 3D kill injected plastic kits and sculpted figures, not yet, if ever, 3D printing is messy and technical, most people don't want to deal with the mess, or invest the time on how to do it, there's also the initial start up cost, then there's the different aspects of the hobby, display modelling and wargaming are 2 different beasts, many wargamers are happy with this level of detail, display modellers are not, and as far as figures go, I actually don't like most 3D figures, I use some for variety, but I think most 3D figures look unnatural, hand sculpting is better, they are also fragile, vehicle have mass and aren't as fragile. If you're presented with a nice metal figure and a mediocre 3D figure and they are similar in price, the metal figure will always out sell the 3D I believe. Having said that, who knows how it will progress, when they make a machine that does all the steps in the process and cleans itself, just pour in the resin and push a button, maybe it will take off.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2024 3:25 p.m. PST

Amazing minis and brushwork!

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