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3D Printing

Bell of Lost Souls has recently posted a brief article regarding the potential effects 3D printing will have on the hobby.  You can see the article, along with what is apparently a printed Space Marine Dreadnought here.

Now, for my two pence.  While the advent of 3D printing is a remarkable achievement, I don’t think anyone need worry any time soon.  I feel that there will always be a market for ready-made high quality miniatures in whatever material is best at the time, however this technology has the potential to revolutionise the bitz market.  This will of course require a substantial review into exactly what is covered by the various copyright law which are currently in force.

In any case, as the article rightly points out.  The lawyers will have a field day.

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  1. 05/07/2013 at 00:02

    I’ve got to agree with you. It’s an IP nightmare to start with. On top of that, now I have to “print” my own toy soldiers and THEN paint them?! It takes me so long to paint individual figures already, more or less having to print them first and then paint them.
    The whole idea is a really cool one (ref: The Diamond Age), but I can’t see it making a massive difference at the individual gamer level. I can see it making quite a difference in the rapid prototyping that small companies would need.

  1. 08/19/2013 at 21:46

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