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Modeller for Napoleonic Miniatures [message #63134] Sun, 03 March 2013 16:00 UTC Go to next message
avatar MeVz  is currently offline MeVz
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Is there anyone who would be interested in modelling ~4cm/~1.75in miniature soldiers of the Napoleonic or Pre-Napoleonic Eras?

They are to be printed in stainless-steel/bronze-plated.
Re: Modeller for Napoleonic Miniatures [message #63136 is a reply to message #63134 ] Sun, 03 March 2013 16:33 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stop4stuff  is currently offline stop4stuff
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Whilst I'm not a figure modeller, before you get to far along the way, there's a few reasons that I can give that the figures printed in Shapeways stainless steel (+variants) might not reach your expectations.

The detail is not fine enough, you might come up against issue of thin walls and the texture of the printed stainless is quite irregular, see the Stainless Steel Design Guidelines for more info (the image attached to 'Weave in thicker walls to support thinner walls' was attacked with a Dremel - the untouched print can be seen here)

Paul


Re: Modeller for Napoleonic Miniatures [message #63247 is a reply to message #63136 ] Tue, 05 March 2013 03:05 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar MeVz  is currently offline MeVz
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I'd like to iterate that I'm not jooking for amazing amounts detail. They are only going to be 4cm in height, and I'm only interested in making these figures in metal. I did research on the metal design guidelines before I decided I wanted to do this.
Re: Modeller for Napoleonic Miniatures [message #63272 is a reply to message #63134 ] Tue, 05 March 2013 15:26 UTC Go to previous message
avatar INNERLEAF  is currently offline INNERLEAF
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Hi,
I have sent a PM as we do a huge amount of character models. An example is attached. If you are dead set on the metals then at 4cm we think its possible to get some quite nice models made. Details will be limited to 1mm but even still it can look very nice.

index.php?t=getfile&id=28483&private=0

Hope to hear from you soon.

Team INNER | LEAF

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