I've been working on a new project for those with FDM printers that want to print something other than terrain. My concept was to have simple, but characterful, minis that are easy to store (by design) and can be scaled up and down for whatever type of game you're playing.
I've gone through a couple of iterations but I believe I have a something worthy now.
The following models have all been printed on a stock Creality Ender-3 V2 3D Printer using Fat Dragon Game's cura profiles.
They can be printed at 28mm for skirmish and RPG games, but you can also go bigger (terrain/boardgame pieces) as well as lower (mass block pushing games).
I made fantasy weapons as well as a couple of scifi weapons (as proof of concept) to see how they would look like and intend to expand the options in the future.
With these, I really wanted to fix an itch that seemed to be impossible to scratch: Simple printable miniatures for wargaming. I like to paint miniatures but sometimes I find it bothersome to paint ultra detailed minis just for a game I might not even like in the end.
Resin printing is great at going against the grain of normal proper minis, but I find the post processing not a fun step. Not to mention that most 28/32/35mm releases nowadays are so detailed that makes the scaling down pretty much impossible.
On a more personal note, the main drive for this were 2 fun projects:
The Greenskins Blockers
As some of my previous posts on here may attest, I like Blood Bowl, and I always wanted to have some minis with a little more of a "toy factor" to play with my board game brethren who always seem very disinterested at the prospect of playing miniature games. They're easy to paint, easy to distinguish and most importantly, easy to store. The labels are not that good I admit and I really need to fix that in the future.
Hordes of the Things and other block pushing games
I really like to imagine fantasy armies, but metal and resin costs are not conductive for that. Because of the inherent scalability of these minis, I can just print a batch of them while at work and come home to a bunch of HOTT units of 15mm'ish warriors.
As a proof of concept I made these two armies:
The Troll Wardens
Wild Boar Clan
Each of these armies (bases included) were printed in two days while I was at work and lazily painted over the weekend. I'm still struggling with elephant foot on my printer and it shows the lower the scale I go, but I still am very happy with the results.
I'm now working on humans but for now, you can get the orcs, weapons and mounts here: