Early this year I wrote a post which sparked some interesting debate. It was a set of predictions about how the hobby world might pan out over the next few years. Amongst them was the notion that 3D printing would become easier and cheaper and folk would start to use the tool for tabletop games.
Well, an exciting post has showed up at The Back 40K profiling just that. Home-brew 40K models made using 3D printing.
I know they infringe GW copyright. My feeling is that this is a bad thing, for both moral and legal reasons. I know some of you out there are going to want to talk about that until the cows come home. However, for the purposes of this post I want to restrict comments to the positive impact this technology could have on the hobby. Print-on-demand miniatures from companies? With the ability to specify colour? And choose what components are sculpted without having a frame of options? Count me in!
I have seen the future and it's looking awesome!!!
All photos grabbed from The Back 40K.