Monday, January 16, 2012

Custom Minis - 3D printing of custom accessories for 40K




Custom Minis is a one man operation that uses 3D printing by Shapeways (a  leader in 3d printing for the masses) to produce custom Space Marine shoulder pads and Dreadnought Weapons and more.

From the Custom Minis website:

Custom Minis is a new company thriving to meet the demands of our customers by creating customizable miniatures through the use of 3D and Rapid Prototyping.

Custom Minis specializes in creating custom bits and models for a variety of games and hobbies. With the creation of advanced technology we can create almost any design our customers could ever dream of and can create a physical piece that you can then use to play with. 

The Custom Minis product list is here.  He does comissions as well and it would be interesting to see how he can do with your design, so give him a try and let us know how it goes.

Alec








3 comments:

Mulciber Volcanus said...

He has done a really great job with my shoulder pads. I commissioned some 3d pads and they turned out way better than my highest expectations. I still need to order more, as the cast-ability of the finely detailed and incredibly thin wings is rather low. Unfortunately, it's going to cost me a small fortune to get all of the pads I need, but it's soooo worth it.

Here's a link to the style that I had commissioned. All I gave him was the avatar that you see by my name, and he did the rest.

MattP said...

I've been using Shapeways a lot myself. Even got a gift certificate for Christmas. :) "Frosted Ultra Detail" is the only material that is good enough for use on a model without having to sand it first, and you obviously can't sand something as small as shoulder pads.

sandmanMike said...

Hey Alec,

Thanks for the write up and the support of spreading the word. Be sure to also check out the Custom Minis facebook page, where I'm continually updating the work I'm doing.

https://www.facebook.com/3dCustomMinis

Thanks!

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