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  1. And they* said 3D printing poses no threat to traditional miniatures... well maybe not yet, but still: There are a few more pics at my blog. This is a 3Dprint I printed out myself on my cheapo Flashforge Finder. Printed in PLA with .01 layer height. I scaled it a bit randomly to make a large one. The original model is by Axolote Gaming, an unexpected bonus item from their second Kickstarter, and also one of the better models of a Beholder I have seen yet. You can see the stepping from the printing process if you look closely. This is particularily obvious in the teeth and the eyeball as.the gloss varnish I used on the eye really made the stepping apparent. It was not half as bad before. At any rate, the stepping is really only apparent when looked at closely, or when magnified such as in the pictures. The fangs are a bit misshapen here and there, mostly from my printer not being all that great. I have not used a file when prepping, just clippers and a sharp hobby knife. Maybe a file would have straightened those teeth out properly. Something to try next time. The tentacles are hollow as their cross sections are to small to include any infill. This means they are quite brittle and prone to snappin off. Luckily only one of them broke during the removal of the supports though. My printer also left a lot of extremely fine hair-like strings attached to the finished print, so together with removing the print-supports there was quite a lot of prepwork. At least I did not have to wash it to get rid of the mould's release agents, as I have realized the truth: there is no mould. A note about painting 3D models: Neither drybrushing nor washes are good techniques for them, as the stepping will get accented and more pronounced. (and here I am with drybrushing and washes as my favorite techniques... argh!) I used a 50mm lipped base with a paperclip to make the stand. Beholder model by Axolote Gaming 3D printed at .01 layer height PLA 50mm base *They still being Tom Kirby CEO of Games Workshop in the 2014 GW Chairman’s Preamble to the Games Workshop CEO annual report.
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    I would say the DS scenery material is similar to Lego plastic. i.e. almost indestructible I would not be too worried about anthing here not standing up to normal use.
  3. Rule 63 Voldemort does Westworld.
  4. Behold! The Sorceror Supreme! great work!
  5. I have a couple of 3D printed minis that I printed on my cheapo Flashforge Finder, and find they work out OK. the printlines and stepping are there, but are not very noticable exept in closeups, or if you wash or drybrush them which bring out all those little lines something terrible. I find acrylic primers (both spray and brush on) work fine with the PLA plastic. this model of an ape if from a free pack of critters downloaded from drivethrurpg 30mm base
  6. Oathsworn's fourth kickstarter project was Clan McFiggin, a set of 12 dwarf brewers, back in 2014. Time to get this party started! This is Ancient McFiggin, the eldest of the lot, and presumably prime taster for the brewery. There is something strange going on with his mouth. Not sure what is supposed to be what, so I went for dentures. Possibly is should have been the upper lip. Whatever. Ancient McFiggin from the Clan McFiggin KS Oathsworn Miniatures Metal 30mm bases
  7. I recently bought a lot of 50+ older style plastic Citadel Skeletons off Ebay for less than the price of a single box of 10 new ones, and have spent a few evenings plonking away at them. When I received the horde in the mail, many of the minis were reduced to parts, with many a broken arm and leg. A few were painted, but most were not. All needed thorough cleaning with both knife and with soapy water. After the requisite cleaning up and prep-work was done, I had enough parts to build 45 skellies with hand weapons or spears -one with battle damage where the arms would be, plus 12 archers. Most of the parts were from the second style of skeletons made by GW in the 90s, but a few were from the older style made in the 80s. Those brought back many fond memories, as I built a box of them way back when. The original builder of these had also converted a few of them to have, say 4 arms, or battle damaged weapons and many shields were glued to the hands at an angle to suggest the builder did not know how a shield actually is held. No matter. I left these as they were. Painted in batches of 10, 20 and then 15 over the course of three evenings. Archers: I used some 30mm lipped "display" bases that I bought in bulk from Reaper some time ago to prepare for the third Bones KS shipment (that is several months delayed, but should soon be in hand, hopefully already in May or in June.) And, yes, the 30mm bases do take up more space on the shelf and lets fewer models into base contact in game, but they do look so much better than 25mm rounds or even the original 20mm squares. 45 Skeleton Warriors Warhammer Fantasy Battles, undead faction Games Workshop, 1980s and 90s HIPS plastic 30mm bases
  8. One thing I find with many of the smaller "truscale" minis, most of which are 3Dmodelled and not sculpted IRL, are too shallow details, which means that when using my preferred old school techiques using mainly washes and drybrushing on them they simply do not turn out all that well. Also, the paint tends to clog some of the details because I generally do not like needing to thin the paints and doing many coats. Thus, I do not find painting such minis very enjoyable. Would it seem this might be the issue with these as well?
  9. for comparison, here it is on a 50mm base:
  10. A kickstarter exclusive from the Kings of War 2 KS. I painted this mini for the Reaper forums bimonthly resolutionary painting challenge first bonus challenge, which is simply to paint a mini in a jumping/springing pose. This is a rendition of Ronnie Renton the owner/ leader/ director of Mantic Games as Ronaldo the Bard. And something of an in-joke at Mantic it would seem. I need to complain a bit about Mantic's metal alloy. It is too soft. This mini snapped in two different places. One was the feather in the cap, which I had to glue back slightly differently than it originally was; and the other was the right foot, which snapped clean off the first time I tried to dry fit the mini in a slotted base. Which explains why the ankle is a bit lumpy now. Add to this that the miniscule truscale Mantic uses makes most details really small...argh. It does look much better IRL when not massively magnified. And I used Blackadder the First's "Earl of Doncaster" outfit as an inspiration. I did paint the britches in colour and not in black, to give the mini more of a festive air. Ronaldo the Bard Kings of War 2 kickstarter exclusive mini Mantic Games Metal 30mm base
  11. very nice! Great to see that the older kits still hold up. --- I am happy that two things did not feature in the new series: "Boxy" and "Feldercarb". I missed the supreme commander and that backstabbing cylon with the glass blinking head though.
  12. great use of the ghoul queen!
  13. One of the more interesting items from the Mars Attacks! kickstarter is the burning cattle token that got upgraded to a mini. "Burning cattle" as in a herd of stampeding cows on fire. Yes, on fire as if they were hit with a heat ray, setting the subcuteous fat alight. Oh those Martians are utterly evil. Moo! This is yet another baseless mini that I made a bespoke one for on my 3Dprinter. "Herd" in this instance being the massive number of three. At least it seems my fire painting is coming along nicely. Now I want some barbeque! Burning Cattle a 3D token from Mars Attacks! the miniatures game Mantic Games Rigid PVC 60x35mm oval 3D-printed base. No animals were harmed in the painting of this mini.
  14. All my painting seems to be in spurts these days March target: 31 (only 21 painted) April target: 30 (73 painted and counting) 1 Bonus #1 (Jumping): Mantic; Ronnie the Bard 1 Reaper Bones 77330 Derro Leader 5 Mantic Dungeon Sage Infernal Crypts Tortured Souls 1 Mantic DreadBall season 6 Crystallan MVP Crypt aka Ben "The Thing" Grimm 10 Mantic DreadBall season 6 Crystallan Team 1 Mantic Mars Attacks! Flaming Cattle 10 Mantic Revenant Knights Cavalry 1 GW Hobbit Great Goblin of the Misty Mountains 1 Harlequin Minotaur 1 Oathsworn Clan McFiggin Ancient McFiggin 4 Oathsworn Ruined Tower plus a rocky pillar thing 45 Citadel Skeleton Warriors 12 Citadel Skeleton Archers 1 3D printed Gorilla
  15. Kobolds are so underrated. And these are great!