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Secret Weapon Miniatures: Preprinted Bases

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Designs include cobblestone, cobblestone, green 40K, and yeah I'll pick up more cobblestone. :poke:

 

Made in the USA. Economic disruption in China has shut down non-essential production, including plastic injection figures.

 

Q&A on Dakka https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/785873.page

 

Live: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/secretweapon/hd-bases-by-secret-weapon-miniatures

 

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We are talking about full color, textured 3D prints directly on HIPS bases in just about every size you could ask for. The prints are resilient as hell, and 100% READY TO USE out of the box. You just glue your minis on (or pin even!) as you normally would and that's it, your bases are game ready.

There will be 6 themes to start, and many more to come if all goes well. The goal with the designs is to do things that are hard to replicate yourself without investing a ton of time and quite likely a lot of skill. Fine line-work, gradients, patterns. All with at least 2-3 levels of UV printed relief, adding amazing texture that is shockingly effective, especially in real life.

 

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Q: Are they fragile like Shapeways etc.?
A: They are extremely resilient and hard, being UV cured 3D printing ink, this is a different beast than the powdery and 3D prints you may have had experience with before. You have to go at them pretty hard with something very hard and sharp to put a dent in them. They also will not shatter, you can pin on them too. They bond thoroughly to the base during the printing process.

Q: Are the bases hollow underneath like a regular plastic base?
A: Yes they are, they are in fact, regular HIPS plastic bases just as you know. You can magnetize or weight to your heart's content just as you always have if that is your thing!

Q: How high are they, what do you mean by texture?
A: The prints are texturized, with multiple levels of depth, but they are texture about 1-2mm, not objects sticking out. Think of it like a super emboss, but with a lot more detail and sharpness. It enhances the look as all those edges catch the light and add a huge impression of depth, especially on things like grass, vents and grillwork, bolts, seams on decking, diamond plate... those things are in scale relief and we are emphasizing that kind of application.

 

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I got a hands on of these at LVO this year. The detail on the bases is very nice & clear. Also whenever there is texture, it feels well under the fingertips as well. I may or may not back this one.

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I've been watching these on FB.  I like the cobblestone look a lot.  I like the mosaic, but not the colors.  So, would I end up repainting them?  Going to depend on what the pledge levels are like, and the sizes/shapes available.  I have particular needs. 

 

 

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They look neat, but the biggest question I have is if they cover the full 25 / 40 / 55 / 70mm bases with this range, or if they'll stick with 40k sizing and jump from 40mm to 60mm,and then to ovals from there... 

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Here ya go! ::):

 

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Q: What sizes will be available?
A: As of time of writing,

THE SIZE LIST -

BEVELED
Cavalry 70x25
Circle 25
Circle 28
Circle 32
Circle 40
Circle 50
Circle 55
Circle 60
Circle 80
Circle 100
Oval 60x35
Oval 75x45
Oval 90x52
Oval 105x70
Oval 120x92
Oval 170x105

ROUND LIP
30mm
40mm
50mm
60mm
80mm
100mm
120mm

 

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Um...wow.

These look great, I should go through my stuff and see if there's a project suitable to use them for (which also requires me to have the necessary finances...)

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Is there any idea about pricing?

 

Edit: Sorry, on the dakkadakka post it says similar to other SWM bases.

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15 hours ago, ced1106 said:

Here ya go! ::):

 

 

No 70mm, but those are rarely used in Infinity as only one model is Silhouette 8, and there hasn't been any discussion of more models being that size yet (or at least that I've noticed). 

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Good question. MajorTom on Dakka's been fielding questions (and suggestions) so make sure to ask him about 70mm availability, if only to give SWM feedback!

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I’ll definitely scope this out when it hits KS. 

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1 hour ago, Disciple of Sakura said:

Wait, so these are 100% flat? Rather than actually three dimensional bases?

 

They are "textured" according to descriptions I've seen. I don't think they  are dimensional like many resin bases. 

 

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