|My sample next to a "Juliette, Female Sorceress" from Reaper Miniatures|
|My sample next to a "Juliette, Female Sorceress" from Reaper Miniatures (closer)|
Now, my buddies and I are looking to chip in on a machine because 3D printing is totally cool and to make gaming minis and stuff (and whatever else we feel like). My two main concerns are the finish/resolution and the cost per item. Based on the item I got today I consider the finish to be acceptable for a home-printed gaming miniature. However, that's the finish from a Replicator 2, which is $2,200 on the Makerbot site; our crew is looking at more of an entry-level hobbyist kit costing around $700. Cost-wise I estimate a 28mm size "medium humanoid" figure would take roughly the same amount of material or possibly a bit more, so maybe $0.20 to $0.30 each. That's excellent.
So, excuse me while I dash off an email to my prospective partners...