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MAJOR Shapeways update + New ships!

Postby Cralis on Sun 09 Jul 2017 21:04

I've spent the last week or so updating our shapeways shop because Shapeways has lowered the cost of Frosted Ultra Detail (FUD) and Frosted Extreme Detail (FED) to the point it's actually cheaper than acrylic!

For example, the largest miniature we have is the KON Monitor and the FUD cost dropped from about $42 down to $19.50! In fact, the cost of FUD is between 1.5-2x the cost of the cheaper "flexible" plastics, and the cost of most of our miniatures are now comparable to commercial injection molded miniatures and look just as good!

Some example:

TFN DD in FUD is $7.25
TFN CA in FUD is $9.00
KON BB in FUD is $11.00

And even better, the datagroup prices for the FUD and FED materials is a HUGE bargain with prices up to 20% lower for the datagroups then buying the individual miniatures separately.

From now on, I am only buying the FUD miniatures. And now that I'm caught up with the Shapeways shop details and costs, I'm going to start taking pictures of the miniatures and posting them in place of the rendered images!

But that's not all that's been going on this week. Otterman has given us some new miniatures! The TFN Frigate (FG) and the Freighter Type 0 through Type 3 (Explorer, Escort, Corvette, and Frigate equivalent) sizes are now available!!!

TFN FRIGATE ... fn-frigate

Freighter Type 0 (EX-size) ... ter-type-0

Freighter Type 1 (ES-size) ... ter-type-1

Freighter Type 2 (CT-size) ... ter-type-2

Freighter Type 3 (FG-size) ... ter-type-3

Datagroup versions of each of these models will be released today/tomorrow!
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Re: MAJOR Shapeways update + New ships!

Postby Moonsword on Mon 10 Jul 2017 18:44

The new minis look great! And that's excellent news about their pricing, too.
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Re: MAJOR Shapeways update + New ships!

Postby coldsteel on Tue 01 Aug 2017 18:31

I like my freighters better... ;)

Also, Matt, you are welcome to use those pictures of my ships on Shapeways if needed.
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