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Offline Armand

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Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2013, 09:21:27 PM »
Are you sure about that?

I'm pretty sure that there is a base setup cost for each model printed.... For example, printing a single one of my turrets would cost 5 euros, while if I make a single file with 25 turrets it costs less than 10 euros...

I think if you were to make a single stl file with 4 or 8 copies of the chainsaw, they would end up costing less than 5 euros each!

Not that I'm complaining, mind you, it's that this way you could add a little more markup for yourself and get lower prices, too!

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Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2013, 10:10:00 PM »
Really? I'm gonna try that then!
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Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2013, 11:06:34 PM »
And it totally works! Check it out (link in my sig).
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Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2013, 09:28:06 AM »
Spiked Gauntlets:

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Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2013, 08:48:09 PM »
Calyptra Fighters are ready!



You can get them here.
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Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2013, 10:36:19 PM »
might help to also give dimensions here ?

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Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2013, 11:16:21 PM »
THey're around 8x6mm each.
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Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2013, 08:06:37 AM »
I've tweaked the buzz saw weapon a bit to make it more print friendly.

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Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2013, 04:30:00 PM »
I started working on some swords, twenty different kinds, each with its own engravings in the blade.

Sadly enough the 3d printer can't handle the level of detail, so sadly enough the swords will have to be without the engravings. This means the swords will need some serious redesigning...


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Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2013, 05:25:49 PM »
What size are the swords meant to be?  I would be highly amused if these were for Epic scale. ;-P
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Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2013, 05:27:33 PM »
They're 40mm tall, meant to be carried by Space Marine champions, knights, and so on. So basically for your games of Space Hulk, Necromunda, Mordheim, =][=Munda, etc.
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Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2013, 12:36:58 PM »
What's the finest detail on there? Shapeways might not be able to do it, but I do believe there's at least two people that I know that can print down to 0.05mm or so...
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Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2013, 06:00:49 PM »
Who are these two people?

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Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
« Reply #28 on: October 27, 2013, 10:11:46 AM »
I know this guy could pull it off. Thing is that if I am going through such a service, I want to have a caster/distributor ready to take care of the rest. I don't have the time, resources (and maybe even interest) to cast and sell these miniatures. I just want to design cool stuff, let the production be taken care of by those who are more qualified than me.
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Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
« Reply #29 on: October 28, 2013, 02:26:31 PM »
Brontes Assault Boats



Named after an ancient deity for thunder, the Brontes Assault Boat has become somewhat of a rare sight amongst naval forces. With other types of assault boats becoming more standardized, the Brontes is currently only carried by the oldest of battleships. However, elite forces often still use the Brontes due to its additional armor.

Kit includes 40 Brontes Assault Boats, suitable for spaceship scaled games. Each model is 10mm long, 5.2mm wide and 2.8mm high.

Bases and stems not included.

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