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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
 Robert Facepalmer wrote:
£49.50 in the 1983 catalogue.


Looks like GBP144 today. Not horrible, but not walking around money either. I'm interested in seeing what a reissued dragon will cost.


We have floated figures of between $175 and $500.

Depends.

And I am looking into producing a version of it in Plastic that would run about $50.

MB
   
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Whatever you do, would be interested in this, especially in resin or plastic

Sanjay
   
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Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

At this point is there really much need to reissue to original? Seems for the cost of some of the hassles you name (FOIAs?!) you could get a traditional or digital sculptor to make a faithful recreation or an update?

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A 3D print might actually resolve some issues too regarding its niche market. Why go for expensive mould systems for plastic or even metal and resin when you could use 3D printing?

Plus taking a model from metal to plastic can bring up issues. Though the siocast machines might have more leeway with undercuts and such.

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 Overread wrote:
A 3D print might actually resolve some issues too regarding its niche market. Why go for expensive mould systems for plastic or even metal and resin when you could use 3D printing?

Plus taking a model from metal to plastic can bring up issues. Though the siocast machines might have more leeway with undercuts and such.



Way ahead of you there.

Although the 3D printing is only going to involve the production of Molds for a Styrene version.

The current plan is to have a Legacy version in Metal, warts and all. A more “cleaned-up” version that has better fit, uses less metal, and requires less acrobatics to assemble, and then a plastic version that will be “more accessible” as-well-as having more options for things like legs, head, tail, wings, and pose (such as an “in-flight” version).

MB
   
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I think that there are probably enough enthusiasts of old-school metal models to justify the production of the model in its original form.

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