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Dralius
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Can anyone tell me what it costs to have custom compoents 3d printed?

I am working of a Mech battle game and need mechs with spacific features. These would be small 10-12 centemeters and made up of torso arms, legs, hear, hand s and feet. Nothing to fancy.

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Are your figures really

Are your figures really 10-12cm? That seems large for a gaming figure, but they'd certainly look impressive at this scale! Incidentally, I checked the figures in Golem Arcana and the largest measures about 8cm in height...for whatever that's worth.

I used Shapeways for some figures which were about 3cm in height and paid roughly $20-$25 each for them. These were each made up of 4 pieces, which I assembled myself after delivery. The price is also dependent on material and color, and I went for their higher quality "strong and flexible plastic" in a range of solid colors. They offer multi-color printing on their "full color sandstone" as well, depending on how your models are set up.

I have to imagine that at your large scale, you could expect upwards of $50 per figure...the simple fact is that 3D printing is not cheap (yet)!

Check out their site, there's plenty of info to help you figure out what your costs may actually be, and some more precise cost estimates once you've uploaded your files:
http://www.shapeways.com/materials/strong-and-flexible-plastic?li=nav

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chris_mancini wrote:Are your

chris_mancini wrote:
Are your figures really 10-12cm? That seems large for a gaming figure, but they'd certainly look impressive at this scale!

That's only 4 and 3/4 inches so that's not that big. The figures will be fully articulated so I figure they need to be bigger that 28mm scale. Not sure if a publisher would agree but that's what I plan on using for my testing.

Sound like I am going to need a couple of hundreds dollers to make a two Mechs and accessories.

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To be honest, you don't need

To be honest, you don't need models to test. Especially if you want to go through publisher.

Just my 2 cents.

P.S:
Do you have renders already?

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Hello Draluis,we are young

Hello Draluis,
we are a young startup, operating in 3d print and prototype sector, with a strong passion for tabletop gaming.

Differently from Shapeways, we tend to print the first model with a 3d printing system, and craft the subsequent copies with resin, creating cheaper (but with superior properties) copies of the original.

If your "4 3/4 inches pieces" are copies, you may want to show here or pm us some renders and/or general dimensions and we could give a cost estimate.

If you are willing to and interested we could also provide support for the design itself of the 3d model, that you could later commission to us or third parties.

Good Luck with your project.

Dralius
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ElKobold wrote:To be honest,

ElKobold wrote:
To be honest, you don't need models to test. Especially if you want to go through publisher.

Just my 2 cents.

P.S:
Do you have renders already?

I thnk testing will be better if I have a fully functiong set. I have not drawn up any of the parts yet but I do have a background in computer aided design so that part is not going to be an issue.

Besides I could use the tax rightoff.

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