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Offline Mongoose

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Re: 3D-Printed Mini Ship Models!
Man, if you could rig up some red LEDs in strategic spots...

 

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Re: 3D-Printed Mini Ship Models!
Very awesome (and very expensive too i imagine). What does it do the prints in, wood/plastic?

...And now i can't get the thoughts "Table-top" and "Battlefleet Gothic-esque" out of my head! :lol:

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Re: 3D-Printed Mini Ship Models!
Model wise the sath is about $50 AUD and $35 for painting. The material is extruded ABS plastic, and it works by putting down layers of material rather than carving it away from an initial block. Less wasteful and more flexible. :)

I think technologically the next step up from this type of printing is laser sintering, which is very wasteful and the results are not as strong, but it provides a much finer detail resolution than extrusion printing can.

And haha, yeah tabletop game pieces would be totally possible!
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Re: 3D-Printed Mini Ship Models!
Akalabeth Angel's Babylon 5 Wars adaptation for the FS universe might be a good place to start: http://knossos.firenebula.com/. However there could be some problems with scale involved.
Really? Scale?
I have a Landraider, which can transport up to ten Terminators...but a Termi is almost as high as a Landraider, so that should work.

I've only had a cursory look at B5 Wars online but I believe it's hex-based, so you'd either need larger hexes (and hence a larger space to play on) or smaller models. There is a non-hex based ruleset in the War of Retribution supplement for the 1st edition though.

 

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Re: 3D-Printed Mini Ship Models!
Very awesome (and very expensive too i imagine). What does it do the prints in, wood/plastic?

...And now i can't get the thoughts "Table-top" and "Battlefleet Gothic-esque" out of my head! :lol:

PS: Tell your freind he is indeed a bloody awesome painter.

it would probibly be cheaper in the long run to just get a 3d printer for any kind of large scale production runs like that, especially since 3d printers are really coming down in price. i may get one of the those (though i may get a laser cutter instead).

another thing that was on hack a day not too long ago was an article about the legal ramifications of printing models of copyrighted  materials (particularly from warhammer), that may interest you.
http://www.wired.com/design/2012/05/3-d-printing-patent-law/
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Re: 3D-Printed Mini Ship Models!
Very awesome (and very expensive too i imagine). What does it do the prints in, wood/plastic?

...And now i can't get the thoughts "Table-top" and "Battlefleet Gothic-esque" out of my head! :lol:

PS: Tell your freind he is indeed a bloody awesome painter.

it would probibly be cheaper in the long run to just get a 3d printer for any kind of large scale production runs like that, especially since 3d printers are really coming down in price. i may get one of the those (though i may get a laser cutter instead).

No way, I believe injection molding is far quicker and cheaper per unit to mass produce. 3D-printing in my opinion is only good for prototyping and small-scale production of models that can't be molded for one reason or another.

Sath looks awesome, btw.  :yes:

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Re: 3D-Printed Mini Ship Models!
another thing that was on hack a day not too long ago was an article about the legal ramifications of printing models of copyrighted  materials (particularly from warhammer), that may interest you.
http://www.wired.com/design/2012/05/3-d-printing-patent-law/

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Re: 3D-Printed Mini Ship Models!
Very awesome (and very expensive too i imagine). What does it do the prints in, wood/plastic?

...And now i can't get the thoughts "Table-top" and "Battlefleet Gothic-esque" out of my head! :lol:

PS: Tell your freind he is indeed a bloody awesome painter.
Hm, some of the rules of Full Thrust may work:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_Thrust

 

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Bobboau's HTL Orion!

Other angles are here and here.

It's 16.5cm (6.5") long and has 6 steel rod antenna (apparently plastic thin stuff was breaking during shipping) even though I managed to get pics that all hide 3 of them. :\
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Re: 3D-Printed Mini Ship Models!
Mind you, it looks a bit like ice cream...
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Re: 3D-Printed Mini Ship Models!
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Re: 3D-Printed Mini Ship Models!
noice!, it looks delicious it will attract shivan bombers before long c: 
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Re: 3D-Printed Mini Ship Models!
OK, now we need an orion with an overglossed whitish texture for the next parody campaign. Or dream mission in a regular campaign.

 

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Re: 3D-Printed Mini Ship Models!
I can has sprinkles?

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I thought that it looked like it might be made of soap.  Maybe we need a Legion Hulk next (and I'm not talking about the Green Guy from Marvel).
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I worry about you lot. :p
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Re: 3D-Printed Mini Ship Models!
It's par for the course, given that the old HLP was apparently wackier than this. :p
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Quote: 16 September 2016 Friday, 2028hrs UTC+8, #hard-light
[20:28:44] <Hades> i want you guys to know that i'm using the stop font as my irc font
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[20:29:12] <Oddgrim-Work> Change the font to vasudan standard and then you'll have a bad time
[20:29:24] <Hades> http://i.imgur.com/N2f8qA4.png
[20:29:47] <z64555> change the font to vasudan comic sans, then you'll have a real bad time
[20:30:02] <Oddgrim-Work> Thats a terrible font
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Re: 3D-Printed Mini Ship Models!
lies.

and i refuse to believe anybody was wackier than the old teamwars ilk.
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Re: 3D-Printed Mini Ship Models!
F*ck yeah.
People are stupid, therefore anything popular is at best suspicious.

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Darius: yes, i like that
MatthTheGeek: the way you just spelled it it means fat
Awaesaar: +accent I forgot how to keyboard
MatthTheGeek: or grease
Darius: the killing fat!
Axem: jabba does the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: XD
Axem: bring me solo and a cookie