June 3, 2013 by dracs
There an be no doubt that 3D printing has the potential to revolutionise miniature sculpting, something made all the clearer by this model printed by a Mechwarrior fan named Valcrow.
We came across this on Kotaku and were thoroughly impressed by the level of detail it shows off. It apparently has 11 points of articulation and from the waste up has only two parts that needed to be glued together.
Close up we can see that the model might benefit from some slight sanding and filing as certain parts look a little over textured, but it is still a very impressive fan made sculpt.
The implications of making miniatures ourselves like this are interesting to say the least. As you can see from these images the 3D printer can achieve a pretty good level of quality which is at least on par with mass produced miniatures. I could certainly see it being a positive step for those who might want to get into creating their own miniatures and sculpts but might otherwise lack the resources to do so.
What do you think 3D printing like this could mean for the miniatures industry and hobby as a whole