3D Printing is rapidly becoming a far more readily available and affordable technology. For a while now, speculations and forecasts have been going around on how 3D Printing with change the tabletop wargaming world. The implications seem obvious, but so far, nobody has truly cracked the secret of making 3D-printed tabletop miniatures fly for a larger market.
Hero Forge from California is on Kickstarter to change that and bring fully customisable 3D-printed tabletop miniatures to the world. The true revolution there might not even be the 3D-printing, but an easy-to-use and intuitive online User-Interface.
#1 – Hero Forge Kickstarter
Hero Forge is a service that lets you design custom tabletop minis, have them 3D printed, and delivered right to your doorstep. By using a sophisticated parts system and web UI, we’re bringing the flexibility, ease, and control of a robust video game character creator to the tabletop.
#2 – Thoughts?
The entire project looks very well prepared and has a great, professional look to it. The Kickstarter is off to a flying start with some 15.000 USD in the first few hours.
Like similar projects, the goal is comparatively high though, presumably due to the nature of the entire enterprise.
The pledge-level for a single customizable 28mm to 30 mm character in the higher made-for-painting quality is USD 30,-, which is still way up there with the most boutique resin miniatures on the market.
What do you think?
- Are custom 3D-printed miniatures something you’d be interested in?
- Is there a miniature (or several) you would want to design and order, 3D-printed, through this kind of service?
- What would be your main priorities or concerns?