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Offline Meraklis

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10mm and technology
« on: September 09, 2016, 12:29:00 PM »
Recently I discovered Onslaught miniatures. Although his focus is on 6mm and Epic I was impressed by the quality and detail despite the small size.
It appears that he designs the figures on some kind of Software (Rhinoceros?) and then 3D prints and copies it?

Does anyone know what is the process for this approach?

Is it possible to do it in 10mm? How come no one has done it?

Offline Aquahog

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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2016, 01:19:54 PM »
He's a professional 3D-modeller so perhaps the skill set isn't too common among hobbyists?

Offline Meraklis

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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2016, 01:27:25 PM »
hehehe of course.

I am just wondering how come nobody approached a 3D modeller to do the same thing for 10mm.

Is it that expensive ?

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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2016, 02:09:27 PM »
it's not cheap. trust me
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Re: 10mm and technology
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2016, 07:19:18 PM »
3D printing has been touted for several years now as a "disruptive" technology, especially for things like wargaming, but it is still a new technology with shortcomings.

Print on demand is actually quite expensive and the cost hasn't really come down.

The fan sculpts that I see are based on very high quality 3D prints that are then cast in metal, but I believe those prints are very expensive and I do not know where they come from.
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Offline Aquahog

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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2016, 09:34:08 PM »
Presumably industrial prototyping = very costly.

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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2016, 06:45:28 PM »
The Abomination Ogres were definitely CAD ones that were then cast, but I can't think of any currently available Warhammer proxies that were 3D printed to begin with.

It is 100% something I am interested in.  I do occasionally sketch on paper evil dwarf or glade elf concepts I would love to see done as a proxy range.
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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2016, 12:56:44 AM »
For those who are interested, the people in charge of Onslaught and some other 6 mm manufactures post quite regularly on the Tactical Command boards:

http://www.tacticalwargames.net/taccmd/viewforum.php?f=138&sid=1f070e9e9c73ddee396d739cda952238

Maybe asking them directly how the process works could be informative?

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