A game designer & illustrator tries to return his sense of wonder to its original packaging.
Kefl Dur lives!Well done. :) and thanks for posting the finished mini.David S.
The snapshot was off my iPhone 4S and a bit grainy -- the level of detail is a little better in real life. I would still take a metal mini any day, but it was fun to customize them online and then hold the result in your hands. Is it the future of minis? Probably not at $25 a pop, but if they can bring the price down to, say $5, that would be a different story.--Doug
I'm sure as more companies enter the field things will come down. I do not know if $5 is probably where they will land...small cool companies like Red Box Games, and Otherworld start at over $7+ for lead. Hasslfree is very good and keeps the price point down for quality work. Not counting Bones, Reaper's lead, I believe the most affordable, is creeping up too. Resin seem minis start at $10 and head to 20 pretty quickly..Custom work is a premium service...especially if the minis turn out well. It will be interesting to see where this goes.I had lunch with the GW's Perry Twins in Nottingham in 2006. They actually were the first ones I ever heard about computer printing miniatures from. I thought they were talkin' crazy! ...But it appears that they had their hand on the pulse of their industry and one potential future. If a company could get them down in price, that would attract a wargamer crowd, as you could make your own custom faction. I have always thought it would be cool to have a squad of gnome soldiers: dating from an AD&D campaign where we were all gnomes heading off into the Amedio jungle in search of lost treasure... -David