3d modeller saying hello

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Richard B.
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3d modeller saying hello

Post by Richard B. » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:24 pm

This was sent to my email

Dear Society of Twentieth Century Wargamers:

I´ve been modeling for a while some scale models,
please let me know if I can help you with a particular project,
these are some Shapeways` models that you might be interested in

Churchill MkVII

https://www.shapeways.com/product/SX2M9 ... d=79750445

C1 Ariete Tank
https://www.shapeways.com/product/FSY9U ... d=80569854

P1500 monster
https://www.shapeways.com/product/5DGZK ... d=80377210

T-28 Supertank (US)

https://www.shapeways.com/product/2U9ZS ... d=79911191

Airplanes WWII

Horten Ho229

https://www.shapeways.com/product/ALWKA ... d=80249461

Modern Airplanes

F-117

https://www.shapeways.com/product/LPP2F ... d=79567451


Best Regards

Eduardo
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bannockburn bhoy
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Re: 3d modeller saying hello

Post by bannockburn bhoy » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:46 am

I think nearly £12 for a 1/300 model Is way out of my price range ,I don't mind paying over the top for something special, even sold in multiples they work out nearly £4 a pop for 1/300...good luck with it.

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Re: 3d modeller saying hello

Post by Seret » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:44 am

Agreed, Eduardo if you're reading you might want to look again at your pricing and what models you're offering. Stuff like a Churchill VII tank is pretty widely available and companies like Heroics & Ros will do a more detailed model than yours for £0.55. I don't think you can compete there, you'll need to be offering stuff they aren't that justifies the high price.

Stuff like the P1500 or P1000 are the way to go I reckon.
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UshCha
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Re: 3d modeller saying hello

Post by UshCha » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:11 am

To be honest they are not good value. AOTRS Shipyards on Shapeways, do much bigger models 1/144 with much more detail for the same or lower prices, example below.

https://www.shapeways.com/product/67PBM ... d=41252622

1/144 T55 at £7.40

By the time you had bought 5 or 6 models it may be cheaper to commision Shipyards to do a 1/300 model of your choice and buy 5 or 6.

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Re: 3d modeller saying hello

Post by Leon Pendraken » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:08 pm

My guess is that the pricing is down to the time taken to print the model, which is the main downside to 3D printing and why it's not commercially viable yet. Even a small model like this might take 30 minutes to print, whereas a traditional spin caster could knock out over 100 per hour. I've seen some excellent models in larger scales, but when you look into it they've had to leave the machine printing overnight for hours.
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