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Re: WW1

Postby Butty » 09 Jul 2014, 09:49

Now that Renedra seem to be the first choice for Plastic figure manufacturers this side of the pond and I also know that Vitrix Miniatures seem to be the most advanced with computer generated masters, the new Greeks and Romans from them were done that way. It shouldn't be too far to go from a pantographic cutter to a software cutter with todays technology. The next stage will be master files for 3d printing when the costs for these comes down. Rather than selling figures or models you will probably be selling a licence to replicate and all sales will be direct and online from payment to delivery. That would cut out a whole series of processes, retailers and costs and speed up conception to market considerably.
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Re: WW1

Postby mrinku » 09 Jul 2014, 16:28

Victrix have used 3D sculpting for their more recent ancients too.

My guess is that Renedra is in the process or has switched to computer cutting, though they may still retain the pantograph since the Perrys are definitely still making 3 up masters for their plastics.

There is a middle ground here, though, using a digital scanner on a physical master to capture the 3D information instead of the pure digital sculpting process. Likewise, Vixtrix could just be printing off their CAD sculpts in 3 up and Renedra still pantographing them.
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Re: WW1

Postby wmyers » 09 Jul 2014, 23:28

wmyers wrote:
bvandewalker wrote:Well than, I guess 28mm WWI Tanks wouldn't be a bad idea.


Alice paper models apparently makes tanks in 1/48th (isn) scale:

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Alice-papermodel-1-87-1-64-1-45-HO-scale-WWI-UK-MKI-tank-armored/559746955.html

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Alice-papermodel-1-72-1-48-1-33-WWI-German-A7V-tank-Jeep-armored-vehicles/559738451.html

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Alice-papermodel-1-87-1-64-1-45-HO-scale-WWI-German-A7V-tank-armored/559747063.html

They look pretty good for being paper:

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Also, the price for getting 3 different (scale) models for $8 is pretty darn good!

(Can you dare to imagine what Warhammer would charge for a plastic version ...)


Thought I had better follow up my post here - apparently "Alice Papermodel" copies FREE paper models from others and then tries to sell them. As per this: http://stevespaper.com/?p=511#comments

For those who do not like following links:

It never ceases to amaze me what some people will do in order to scam other people out of their hard earned money. Take Alice for example. Have a look at these great looking models at Alice Papermodels. A fine collection of Battlestar Galactica ships ranging in price from a mere $8.00 US to an impressive $79.00 US for this beautiful 3 foot Battlestar Galactica model.

Battlestar Galactica built by Stephen Irl
Battlestar Galactica built by Stephen Irl
Now, if you open that second link and compare the image to the one at right, even the most casual observer will notice a striking similarity. It is in fact an image copied (stolen) directly from this web site, advertising (for $79.00 US) the very model that you can download from here, FOR FREE! At least 13 of the FREE models you can get here are being sold on Alice’s site. In fact, I recognize many of the models there and would bet any amount that every single one has been pirated from some other designer on the internet.


I will try to find out more about those paper tanks. They may, in fact, be free! (Well, free for the file, you just have to pay for the toner/ink and the card stock to print it on.)
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Re: WW1

Postby wmyers » 10 Jul 2014, 00:00

Here is a website (Landships) that offers free card models: http://www.landships.info/landships/models.html

Just click on the person's name on the left side and then a list of their designed models will appear (as if by "magic", none-the-less!).
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Re: WW1

Postby Lonnie » 10 Jul 2014, 07:28

Thanks wmyers; good link.
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Re: WW1

Postby mrinku » 11 Jul 2014, 03:20

Had a look at Renedras's website and it would seem they're still basically pantographic from 3 up masters. Still, since they're extremely good at it, more power to them.
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Re: WW1

Postby bvandewalker » 01 Aug 2014, 16:04

Well trenchworx is having a kickstarter for 28mm WWI tanks. Still think you guys should do your own, if you are going to do WWI. Here is the link to look at them

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/61 ... =discovery

http://www.beastsofwar.com/trenchworx/g ... renchworx/
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Re: WW1

Postby puster » 03 Mar 2015, 07:45

At the danger of commencing threadomancy: Victrix is not done by Renedra, but by SK Engineering, who also do Valiant and Enigma/TTW.
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