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Probably not everyone is waiting with baited breath for new sets from BUM, but here you go:
BUM have started (re-)producing their Viking and Far West related sets from 3D printers in two different materials:
Maybe this is the way to go for Strelets to do new runs of those of their out of production sets where the moulds cannot be redone? Regards, Pa
interesting development, hope they do the Indian sepoys and French camel troops from the Egyptian campaign
I agree; this is indeed an interesting development and may be the future of the hobby - though I'm old-fashioned and still like the injection molded figures. But this is a great alternative. I'd like to get an idea of the prices and durability of the materials before I get too excited but the buildings and accessories look great.
It'll be interesting to see what Bum do with 3dc printing and how prices will go.
I had a few of their sets in resin and I wasn't impressed!
As for 3d printing I did several sets of 3d printed figures on ebay earlier this year. The figures were mostly drivers, which I had a need of and the only ones I got, also tank riders etc if I remember rightly - I'll have another look later. I had doubts at first, but they were absolutely identical with no flash and they painted up nicely
As for 3d printing generally it may well be the way ahead. I use Butler's printed models for some AFV's nowadays and they're generally very impressive. They can print in any popular scale on demand.
There are a few more cottage industries producing 3D models and overall I'd recommend them, though they do have some limitations, especially with interior detail and removing excess plastic.
I'm about to order 3 Sdkfz 10 semi-tracks for my Afrika Korps panzer divisions. When updating them I found some ancient Airfix polythene bendy vehicles I should have replaced years ago - they didn't take paint at all well!
They'll have to be retired, possibly disposed of if anybody has a need of them!
Best regards to all