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New Zealand

Love the new gun concept.

Those comparison pics are really interesting (including paulson games' analysis thereof), clearly showing that other manufacturers are equally out of proportion, anatomically speaking , the difference being that other manufacturers have rightly or wrongly gone for 'chunkier' proportions. Depending on whether you _want_ your stuff to be compatible with other manufacturers (e.g. for the converters' market), this may affect your final decisions on proportions...
   
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Svalarheima, MA

That comparison shot shows just how screwed up GW's Cadians have become...

Anyway, nice work so far, and looking forward to more!

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Trollskogen

mad robot wrote:Ok guys, as promised, here's some pictures of the 3D print I received a few days ago.

What 3D Printing service do you use? Moddler, or the like? It looks quite good! I also like the scale of your model, although I agree that a slightly bigger head would make it look more "normal" to my eyes (although I bet migsula would love it just like it is).

   
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Chandler, AZ

RiTides wrote:What 3D Printing service do you use?

I use a company called VisionProto. Moddler does great work but the resolution isn't there for fine details & organic surfaces. VisionProto, and similar companies, use an Envisiontech Perfactory machine that is designed to print small jewelry and models with very fine details. The bonus is that they pretty much arrive "mold ready".

Thanks for the continued feedback folks. More updates coming soon.

 
   
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South Carolina (upstate) USA

mad robot wrote:
MagickalMemories wrote:I think your gun looks a bit nonthreatening. I'm thinking futuristic airsoft.
Agreed. It's a bit flimsy looking.

Here's a flavor of the newer gun concept:




I like the gun, partially because Im a fan of drum mags. Also, head #7 with the goggles down should be included as an option, if its not the main head. I know if I was doing a squad I would use that head exclusively.

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New gun: me likey!
I think you're spot on with the new rifle; it looks suitably futuristic, but not too sci-fi. It's got an aggressive looking profile and I fully believe I could see one of these guys using one like a club! lol

I think Paulson shared some great advice. He really put a lot of things down that I saw, but could not really communicate. I'm not even sure I saw them consciously, as much as they just "didn't look right." Everything he said, though, had me saying, "Yeah! That's exactly it!"

Eric

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Here's an update on the head choices, I'll probably shoot for a mix of 5 of each variant.



 
   
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That gun looks a lot like a pancor jackhammer

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I'm not a big fan of those goggles, but I suspect I'm in the (if not THE) minority on that.
I do like the helmet, though.


Eric

Black Fiend wrote: Okay all the ChapterHouse Nazis to the right!! All the GW apologists to the far left. LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE !!!
The Green Git wrote: I'd like to cross section them and see if they have TFG rings, but that's probably illegal.
Polonius wrote: You have to love when the most clearly biased person in the room is claiming to be objective.
Greebynog wrote:Us brits have a sense of fair play and propriety that you colonial savages can only dream of.
Stelek wrote: I know you're afraid. I want you to be. Because you should be. I've got the humiliation wagon all set up for you to take a ride back to suck city.
Quote: LunaHound--- Why do people hate unpainted models? I mean is it lacking the realism to what we fantasize the plastic soldier men to be?
I just can't stand it when people have fun the wrong way. - Chongara
I do believe that the GW "moneysheep" is a dying breed, despite their bleats to the contrary. - AesSedai
You are a thief and a predator of the wargaming community, and i'll be damned if anyone says differently ever again on my watch in these forums. -MajorTom11 
   
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Texas

Maybe its me but why do the goggles on #2 looks smaller than the ones on #3?

 
   
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Canada,Prince Edward Island

The gun concept looks much cooler! The head variants are also perfect, you do not need to worry about having too many similar looking facial expressions as they are mostly hidden in the helmet and balaclava.

The middle set of goggles do look a little smaller as kenshin said, maybe it is just the angle?

   
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Chandler, AZ

I'm not a big fan of those goggles

Yeah I know I can't please everyone but, fear not, we'll be making some alternate heads available once the figures hit the market.

The middle set of goggles do look a little smaller

On the goggles, they look smaller but the lenses are the same size, just flatter. The material is a leather that is meant to be flexible so they conform to the wearers face for a good seal.

Here's a RL example

 
   
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IL

I love those heads. The detail looks nice and deep suitable for printing and I hope they come out well. Very excited to see the final prints

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Interesting. Very interesting. I have high hopes of this project.

However, I think that your volume of sales will be considerably higher if you make the components cross-compatible with GW ones for conversion purposes. So making a model of accurate human proportions may not be entirely in your best interest.


 
   
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Ketara wrote:Interesting. Very interesting. I have high hopes of this project.

However, I think that your volume of sales will be considerably higher if you make the components cross-compatible with GW ones for conversion purposes. So making a model of accurate human proportions may not be entirely in your best interest.


I wouldnt go for the extreme of cadians though

FW sized is more acceptable imo

 
   
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mad robot wrote:On the goggles, they look smaller but the lenses are the same size, just flatter. The material is a leather that is meant to be flexible so they conform to the wearers face for a good seal.

There's a difference in the distance between the lens and the strap on the two googles. It looks like you snuck the attachment over on the goggles-down version to prevent it being hidden behind the chin strap and forgot to update the googles-up version to match.

Incidentally, your lighting in these shots is much improved.
   
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Chandler, AZ

Construct wrote:There's a difference in the distance between the lens and the strap on the two goggles.

Good catch! You saw it before I did. I think Peter, my 3D artist, threw that in to keep the detail.

Thanks!

 
   
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Like many others have said, these test figures are so close to perfect that it should just be a matter of some simple tweaks to fix them up. Resize a few parts and add the new guns (which are excellent, by the way) and you'll be set.

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the idea of a russian helmet would ruin it, it looks great already; it would be to vostroyan-y


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New Zealand

New heads look great. Personally I'd like more than just three variants though.
   
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Palm Beach, FL

The greatcoat is still too soft. It looks more like a windbreaker than a proper heavy coat. Look at the greatcoats that maxmini is releasing:

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/1110/284081.page

Much crisper and tighter.
   
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Chandler, AZ

MasterSlowPoke wrote:The greatcoat is still too soft. It looks more like a windbreaker than a proper heavy coat.

Yep, being addressed as I write this.

 
   
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Chandler, AZ

Just put up an opinion poll on the blog about poses. Feel free to cast your vote and comment.

POLL LINK

 
   
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Palm Beach, FL

I'd say have the kneeling legs on a different kind of sprue, like how GW does with the heavy weapon troopers.
   
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Kneeling legs would be great!


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And about 30-50% of the arms should be aiming.

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Chandler, AZ

Here's a quick update...work continues on the models and below is an exploded view of what we have finished so far. All the arms and legs are being "re-surfaced" to address the flimsiness of the coat and a few newer details have been added already. Hope to have another update in a week or so.

Questions, comments, and feedback are welcomed.


 
   
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They look great to me!

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Yup, these continue to improve, looking pretty good.
   
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I really have no truly major complaints.

My only really minor issue is that the guns are attached to the arm and will be a hassle to remove. Being metal, this may be problematic.

But the sculpts themselves are great. I'm happy that you've taken input from the community while still maintaining your own direction.
   
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Looking very good. A lot of progress in not a lot of time.

I'm confused about the release though - I thought these were going to be metal? But I keep seeing components and the term "sprue" being bandied about.
   
 
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