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icon5.gif  Could you advice me for building 6mm minis? [message #57409] Sun, 25 November 2012 09:18 UTC Go to previous message
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I'm new to minis and to 3D printing.

But I'm thinking about starting with both at once Smile

My idea is to build some micro armies at 6mm scale (1:144 for vehicles) (it's similar to micro playmobil if you know).

I'd like for example to have some soldiers, mechas, tanks and stuff like that.

I'm not a designer, and I know sketchup a little (I've made some simple models for my house to help me choose tiles, etc.).

And I know there are a lot of available designs on internet (sketchup for example).

Do you have some advice for helping me get started?

How to select appropriate models?
Shall I care about the level of details or will it be smoothed during stl conversion or during printing?
Do you think there will be much work to check it'll be OK for printing?
When shall I care about scaling (in sketchup, in shapeways?)?
What material is best for this purpose?
Shall I group some minis in the same model or is it better to separate?



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