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The Royal Hajj
01-24-2012, 08:21
I pulled this out of another thread, so that we could discuss 3D printing portion of it.




Will we see 3d printed ships? Probably...the aircraft production is still not without it's problems in consistent quality (I received an order of 30 nearly unusable planes which are being re-made now)- when they are good they are "pretty good" when they are bad though they are truly awful. I think the technology is going to improve dramatically and quickly and in maybe two years they will be able to make beautiful, accurate 3d models consistently. The possibility exists, at least in my mind which has it moments and absolutely no foundation upon which to make this claim, that perhaps they could produce 3d printed models in multi-colours removing the need to paint...you read it here first!!! ;)

The 3D printing tech is already capable of handing are quality needs. It is just that Shapeways does not offer the full resolution of the printers. And of course, we are not yet willing to pay the price for them ( DR.I would come in at about $28). Have a look at this printing site to see some very nice printings, Moddler.com (http://www.moddler.com/portfolio). As for colored printing, it's here now as well:

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That is as it comes directly from Shapeways. It is made from Sandstone, so I'm not sure how good the finish quality is or how strong it is. I should know today or tomorrow and one of those is in my last order. It will be interesting to see if it could stand up to gaming!

Coog
01-24-2012, 22:23
Even if Shapeways does start producing ship models, we will run into the problem of needing cards for them to use for SOG. As discussed in the thread about cards, we will have to purchase the SOG models to get the cards to play the game, which will negate the need to purchase other models. However, if the Shapeways models can evolve into high quality models, gamers may wish to spend their money on them instead of SOG and just use them with other game systems.

The Royal Hajj
01-25-2012, 01:46
Well, it's quite possible that some of the players will want to have miniatures of different 74's. Most likely the stats for a standard 74 will be the same. So, once you have the card for it, you could paint up and field any number of differently painted models for it. The same as we do with repainted DR.Is over on the Wings side of the house.

Berthier
01-25-2012, 03:32
Ohhh not all 74 are created equal bite your tongue!

I'm not going to ask, must not ask, must not.....sheep?....

The Royal Hajj
01-25-2012, 05:28
No, not all created equal... but in game terms, close enough I think to do some. Besides, how long do you think it will take for people to start making their own custom cards? lol I know I'll be sailing an HMS Hajj at some point!

Have thou not-st heard of the game Settlers of Cattan? Some one raise me a grate!

Berthier
01-25-2012, 07:14
Oh of course Settlers...no need to be embarrassed your secret is safe with me:D

The Royal Hajj
01-25-2012, 07:33
Anyone got wood for sheep??

Coog
01-25-2012, 13:01
Anyone got wood for sheep??

You opened the door: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCRE9qOgbug

The Royal Hajj
01-25-2012, 16:47
That was a good laugh!

csadn
01-25-2012, 21:48
I'm not going to ask, must not ask, must not.....sheep?....

Of course you've heard the saying "those who go down to the sea in sheeps"....

>;)

David Manley
01-25-2012, 23:23
Of course you've heard the saying "those who go down to the sea in sheeps"....

ouch, that was baa....aad :)

csadn
01-26-2012, 17:17
ouch, that was baa....aad :)

Ovine, run down my puns....

Coog
01-26-2012, 18:45
Required reading.

David Manley
01-27-2012, 00:03
I see you've found the training handbook for the RN's Pembroke Dock Division :)

Actually this kid's book is worth a look...

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frpat
01-27-2012, 01:32
I see you've found the training handbook for the RN's Pembroke Dock Division :)

Actually this kid's book is worth a look...

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Sure is. Very clear, concise & readily understandable. Found mine for 50c at a car boot sale.

Berthier
01-27-2012, 02:37
David
yes I've got that one too, completely forgot about it, must go and search it out. Really nice diagrams, brilliant concept the cross section books.

Blackrose
02-02-2012, 06:50
Anyone got wood for sheep??

Like this?

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from http://www.offworlddesigns.com/

Karl