When I first heard of 3D printed miniatures, or 3D printed anything
for that matter, I was immediately intrigued with the possibilities --
even if I didn't fully understand the science behind it.
I've read about the process with fascination; watched videos with almost
disbelief as a 3-dimensional object is 'printed' right before my eyes.
And finally, I took the plunge. A few weeks ago I ordered my first
3D printed miniatures from Shapeways. If you're unfamiliar with
Shapeways, they are a 3D printing service that allows designers
to upload their 3D designs to their own storefront. Once an order
is placed, Shapeways handles the actual printing and shipping of
the products. How cool is that?!?
My order arrived today and I am thrilled with my purchases!
Everything is perfectly to scale and I can't wait to put them
into a scene.
My only surprise is that they have a texture to them which I wasn't
expecting with the "White Strong & Flexible Polished" option.
They are also available in various colors which I may try out with my next order!
Until next time, happy mini-making!