15mm Germans — Comparison

 

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Some time ago, I found a set of digitally modeled early WWII German infantry. Alas, I can no longer tell you who it was who originally sculpted them, but the chances are they came from Thingiverse. I didn't, at the time, have a printer capable of doing them justice, but now I have. So I gave one a test print.

They were originally intended as 6mm models, so compared with the Battlefront (metal) and PSC (injection-moulded plastic) examples, it looks very obese and dwarfish. Also, it could do with being reduced in size by maybe 5%. However, as a proof of concept, it stands up very well. I could, if I so chose, print myself whole armies in 15mm scale.

I have no need at all for 15mm German grenadiers; I have more BF and PSC figures than I'm ever likely to need. However, it bodes well for the production of figure types that would be uneconomic for a commercial manufacturer to produce. All that would be required is the motivation to actually sculpt the blasted things.

2 comments:

  1. Fitz, Jens Najewitz shows some 3DP 15mm Napoleonics on TMP (yesterday 17 Feb) which are well proportioned and bode well for the future. Traditional figure manufacturers beware! Geoff (WW2 1/144 gamer and printer)

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  2. Pretty good for 6mm! He is pretty chubby for 15mm though :-)

    Regards, Chris.

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