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by Seret
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Eye Candy and Modelling Tips
Topic: 37mm portees
Replies: 4
Views: 30

Re: 37mm portees

Nice work, Will.
by Seret
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Eye Candy and Modelling Tips
Topic: 15mm Ironclad Russian House & Battlefront Marder I
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: 15mm Ironclad Russian House & Battlefront Marder I

Nice work.

I love those early Marders, they looked so obviously cludged together from bits they had lying around!
by Seret
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Eye Candy and Modelling Tips
Topic: Some early WW2 German vehicles
Replies: 10
Views: 118

Re: Some early WW2 German vehicles

Wow, that 247 is a super-rare beastie. Production run of 10! Just goes to show they'll make a kit of absolutely anything that served in the Wehrmacht.
by Seret
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: New Figure/Model Releases, Sales, Bargains
Topic: Sherman tanks from Butlers Printed Models
Replies: 20
Views: 261

Re: Sherman tanks from Butlers Printed Models

I think you are assuming FDM will remain the low end tech. Er, no. I think I mentioned a couple of times that we'll have to transition away from FDM to get better quality. At what resolution can the eye no longer perceive a step? A lot of it depends what you're trying to print. A cube will print be...
by Seret
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: New Figure/Model Releases, Sales, Bargains
Topic: Militia Miniatures - The Bad Guys! Kickstarter live now!
Replies: 22
Views: 252

Re: Militia Miniatures - The Bad Guys! Kickstarter live now!

This KS would be a great way to get into playing Black Ops for anyone who's not dipped their toe in already.
by Seret
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: New Figure/Model Releases, Sales, Bargains
Topic: Sherman tanks from Butlers Printed Models
Replies: 20
Views: 261

Re: Sherman tanks from Butlers Printed Models

The technology is improving all the time and the resolution get better Yes, but not in a linear way. When you're looking at FDM, you're butting up against the laws of physics. There is a maximum resolution you're going to get from squeezing melted plastic through a nozzle, and that's limited by the...
by Seret
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: New Figure/Model Releases, Sales, Bargains
Topic: Sherman tanks from Butlers Printed Models
Replies: 20
Views: 261

Re: Sherman tanks from Butlers Printed Models

I have tended to get 3D prints from Shapeways for rare stuff that you can’t get elsewhere, like the Marmon Herrington CTLS Light tank or Panzer IC. I think that's where the niche is. Anything that isn't available elsewhere at all or is only available in resin at higher price seems a sensible place ...
by Seret
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: New Figure/Model Releases, Sales, Bargains
Topic: Sherman tanks from Butlers Printed Models
Replies: 20
Views: 261

Re: Sherman tanks from Butlers Printed Models

And, given the prices, Butler's is someone I have no hesitation in ordering from in the future. That's the thing though, they don't seem that cheap. £18 for a 28mm tank is similar prices to what you'll pay in resin or injection-moulded plastic, and the prices for 6mm (55p) and 15mm (£3.75) aren't a...
by Seret
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: New Figure/Model Releases, Sales, Bargains
Topic: Sherman tanks from Butlers Printed Models
Replies: 20
Views: 261

Re: Sherman tanks from Butlers Printed Models

It would be nice if they told you what scale the pics were of. They're using the same one for 6mm as they are for 28mm, and you can bet they wouldn't look the same in real life. Hopefully that's not just one digital model behind all those scales, too?
by Seret
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How often do you re-read your rules.
Replies: 21
Views: 279

Re: How often do you re-read your rules.

Chess is pretty much the polar opposite of a simulation though, UshCha. It's an extremely abstract representation of a battle. Abstract games can still provide you with plenty of interesting decisions and be fun. Just look at board games, they generally don't attempt to simulate anything and use the...