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Anyone else wanting to order from Shapeways? 3 weeks 2 days ago #1

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I'm looking to place an order for some 3d printed items from shapeways.com and would be keen to share shipping costs with someone also wanting to order from them, as ex USA shipping isnt cheap

Fire up a post if youre interested

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Anyone else wanting to order from Shapeways? 3 weeks 1 day ago #2

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My last order from them was quite reasonable on the shipping, I think it was $11 US for a small box of goodies.
I'm hoping I might not need Shapeways soon, I'm close to getting my resin own printer ;)

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I might be interested in a few things Andrew. When would you like to know by?

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Gary - when I checked last week, it was US$14.99 to send a single large set of German tool clamps, and that was the slower shipping option. Your own printer will be awesome, just need to sort the files for items to print. You need to invest in a 3d scanner too :woohoo:

Grover - maybe in 10-14 days? Give anyone else a chance to get in on a group buy a bit of time to sort what they want, and get funds together. Also hoping Shapeways might have a discount on shipping offer sometime soon (Have seen them offer a substantial discount in the past)
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Cheers, Im thinking about some of the Shapeways addons for the Zvesda Star Destroyer, so I'll have another look this weekend and get back to ya

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For anyone doing 28mm figures you should check out this site www.heroforge.com/ it's pretty awesome software and a great example of how far web technology has come. I am horrified at how much minis cost these days but the STL files aren't too bad. I'd love a local copy of the software though.

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The quality of 3d prints for minis is still terrible though, unless you're talking high end machines used for production masters and the like. For terrain & scenery they're great though.

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Yeah I saw some 3D produced minis advertised on major sites using renders as the images, looked fantastic. Then I saw some photos of actual models elsewhere, they were shockers!

I might be thinking of shapeways later in the year but budget crunch right now :/

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I've had stuff from Shapeways and I can only say good things about them.
I've also seen some stuff done on the resin printer I'm after and it's pretty good, my current PLA printer is still considered fairly high end at 50 microns on the Vertical. The resin printer will do 30 microns on vertical (Z) and 50 or the X plane where as the PLA printers are still normally only .75/50mm so fairly grainy..

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Yeah shapeways stuff looks good.. and stuff you will be able to do on a printer like that will be something to behold :)

The companies selling boxed figures that are 3D printed don't seem to be able to do anything much right though, and selling them on the renders is very dodgy!

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I doubt the home market printers will get near the $400K printers that Shapeway currently use for a long time, but they are a long way from the early PLA and ABS types and even most of the modern ones.

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shaunfletcher wrote:
The companies selling boxed figures that are 3D printed don't seem to be able to do anything much right though, and selling them on the renders is very dodgy!


Have you seen these guys? :)

www.facebook.com/reedoakmodels/

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Those examples in the chopper look finely detailed!

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They are indeed. Been following Reedoak for a while now. Eventually might have to commit to a couple of them, subject dependant B)

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They are good but they still need to be "painted" with thinned filler to hide the banding, it's not quite there yet but near enough to give us some very good figures to add to our models.

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Andrew wrote:

shaunfletcher wrote:
The companies selling boxed figures that are 3D printed don't seem to be able to do anything much right though, and selling them on the renders is very dodgy!


Have you seen these guys? :)

www.facebook.com/reedoakmodels/

Theres a guy posting on "scale rotors" on facebook with those exact photos

I'm keen on parts from Shapeways but last I looked they were expensive, flick me a pm

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Just dropped you a PM on FB ;)

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An update.

Three interested parties so far. Will look at making the order on the 18th of February?

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Anyone else wanting to order from Shapeways? 1 week 6 days ago #19

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Sorry for the delay mate. Work just exploded and I havent had bugger all time.

Will look for sure this avo when baby goes down

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All good :)

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