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Offline Malika

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Re: New proxy for Necrons
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2015, 08:53:55 PM »
ANd those are just FUD by Shapeways? How much cleaning up was needed?
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Re: New proxy for Necrons
« Reply #31 on: February 15, 2015, 02:03:35 PM »
ANd those are just FUD by Shapeways? How much cleaning up was needed?

I will ask, but I do think he used hot soappy water and a toothbrush

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Re: New proxy for Necrons
« Reply #32 on: February 15, 2015, 04:39:49 PM »
They really look nice! :D

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Re: New proxy for Necrons
« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2015, 08:16:02 PM »
Hi there ! :D
I just saw this topic. I work on these necrons proxy. Thanks to heavygear for talking about them !
I came here to help answer any question you could have and would love to know your opinion on them too !

The photos are indeed FUD models. I used a toothbrush and pure alcohol to quickly clean the models. I am not sure if it can be bought easily (I get this kind of product from my work) but I guess soap and hot water also work.

About the quality/pricing discussion, I agree that Shapeways products are too expensive and the FUD quality a bit lower than a good resin cast (though still pretty good), but I can't really afford better. I make these ships on my free time and Shapeways offer me an easy way to make them available to everyone.
My goal is to create close proxy for xenos fleets : there is a lot of imperium proxys available on the internet, but not many for the other armies, so I started with the necrons who have simpler geometrical shapes and could need some love. :)

About the battleship showed earlier by heavy, the model is nearly finished, but I can't afford a test order at the moment (I mainly need to check if it will be resistant enough despite its hollow hull). So no battleship until I can run my tests, sorry. :s

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Re: New proxy for Necrons
« Reply #34 on: February 26, 2015, 04:42:33 AM »
Looks very good!

Just to add to comments on Shapeways, I did an Epic Necron army that uses many Shapeways pieces. I agree that they are not quite as nice as resin or pewter, but I was pretty happy with them. Pics here:
http://hordesofthings.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/death-bots.html

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Re: New proxy for Necrons
« Reply #35 on: February 26, 2015, 04:27:07 PM »
latest news for a cairn proxy enjoy





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Re: New proxy for Necrons
« Reply #36 on: February 26, 2015, 07:22:05 PM »
holy crap... that thing is awesome! :)

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Re: New proxy for Necrons
« Reply #37 on: February 26, 2015, 08:05:03 PM »
Isn't there an option you start working together with Mangozac to get these things in Resin?

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Re: New proxy for Necrons
« Reply #38 on: February 26, 2015, 09:33:03 PM »
That's not even such a far-fetched option...
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Re: New proxy for Necrons
« Reply #39 on: February 27, 2015, 07:15:16 AM »
Exactly, get these babies in resin...

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Re: New proxy for Necrons
« Reply #40 on: February 27, 2015, 02:23:47 PM »
Isn't there an option you start working together with Mangozac to get these things in Resin?

I will ask Tink about casting them in resin with another of our sculptors help.

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Re: New proxy for Necrons
« Reply #41 on: February 27, 2015, 03:55:51 PM »
Hmm, I'm not fully sure about those giant cannons on the bottom of the ship, they kinda diminish the sense of scale, making it more feel like a 40k sized model rather than BFG. But yeah, since it's still WIP I can imagine this going in all sorts of directions. :)
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New proxy for Necrons
« Reply #42 on: February 27, 2015, 10:09:30 PM »
Yeah, Malika might have a point there. It does slightly break the scale - maybe it's because they're barrelled? Looks really good though!

[edit] ok, they're not really barrelled!! They would be *very* long at this scale though!
« Last Edit: February 27, 2015, 10:11:06 PM by andydorman »

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Re: New proxy for Necrons
« Reply #43 on: March 01, 2015, 01:10:30 PM »
Didn't thought of this "size-breaking" effect on the cannons. I will try to arrange this, thank you for your feedbacks ! :)

About the resin option, I actualy don't have the time or money to organize this. :/
Casting resin models would require a better master than Shapeways models, otherwise it will probably keep its flaws. I don't even have enough money to test all my Shapeways models so I can't print a high quality one.

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Re: New proxy for Necrons
« Reply #44 on: March 01, 2015, 03:52:56 PM »
Team up with someone with the time and equipment and do a minimal kickstarter? Not sure how small stuff you can make them? Check on these forums at what level it would succeed and try?
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