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Where to get miniatures made

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Praxis
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Hey,

Do any of you cats know where is a good place to have mini's made? Initially for prototyping, but eventually for a mass produced run? I'm thinking Kemet quality models or there abouts.

No idea where to start with the production side of this. I would be going the digital 3D route as opposed to sculpting.

Any advice on this appreciated.

questccg
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Here is ANOTHER thread regarding minis

http://www.bgdf.com/forum/game-creation/prototyping/creating-detailed-fi...

I shared the information that I had and he also shared the COST he got from the makers/designers of Arena Rex (which netted $+200k on Kickstarter).

Take a read, maybe some of that information can help you...

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Excellent thread mate, thanks

Excellent thread mate, thanks for the link. Gives some very good ballpark figures. Prototypes seem cheaper than I thought and the cost for finals runs much higher.

Ceramicwombat
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The company Hero Forge at

The company Hero Forge at https://www.heroforge.com/ lets you design custom miniatures which are then printed through Shapeways. Their Ultra Detail Plastic has sufficient resolution to act as masters for molds for mass production. Shapeways has a wax material as well with even higher resolution for casting, but I'm not sure if Hero Forge offers that.

If you want a sprued version with multiple models for mass production, you can contact one of the designers at https://www.shapeways.com/hire/designer

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Ceramicwombat wrote:The

Ceramicwombat wrote:
The company Hero Forge at https://www.heroforge.com/ lets you design custom miniatures which are then printed through Shapeways. Their Ultra Detail Plastic has sufficient resolution to act as masters for molds for mass production.

Just keep in mind that the purchase price does not likely include reproduction rights. It's not really 'your' miniature anymore than the "Fox and the Hound" book I got as a kid with my very own name printed in it. This is more of a vanity service for gamers wanting a PC mini that can be pieced together from their options. For prototyping, you are better off just buying some Reaper Bones.

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I saw a Kickstarter recently

I saw a Kickstarter recently that used Reaper minis instead of making their own. I thought this was a clever way to get around the arduous costs and production headaches of mini-making.

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