Raging Heroes: Kickstarter Update
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The most exciting news of the month is that we received the very first TGG2 casts, and they look brilliant!
As you know, this summer, we worked very closely with the foundry and visited the team there twice to set up and fine-tune new production processes. This can be very simple stuff like the way the workspace is set up, or how the casts are broken down and bagged, to much more technical stuff like the way the moulds‘ layouts are made, or what kind of chemicals are used (resins, release agents, etc.). The foundry even decided to re-do several TGG1 moulds using this new workflow, and the results are extremely rewarding! From the feedback we get, the TGG1 casts are of really great quality, and it looks like the TGG2 minis will be even better…
Here are the very first casts of Doralys, Liligri
Before the miniatures are made into production casts, there is a step called sub-mastering, through which the 3D print is duplicated into several sub-masters that are then used to make the production moulds.
Here are a few photos of some of these sub-masters, primed with ultra-thin teflon coating and ready to be sandwiched in rubber to create the production moulds.
November was mostly about 3D printing. All the lovely sculpts you saw in our 2 previous Updates got cleaned up, sliced up, and prepared for 3D printing.
This process is pretty long and not very exciting. There are many steps required to turn the original sculpt into a printable object. Yet these efforts are paying off, as nearly all of them are now in the printing queue and the few that are not are currently being fine-tuned.
We now make many test prints before the final version to deal with such issues as bulk, size, assembly of the parts, or modularity of the multipart kits. These tests are mainly done in-house and in lower printing resolution, which means that they are faster and less expensive to produce yet good enough to give a very precise feel for the miniature’s final aspect.
Here are photos of some of these tests. Please remember that these are test prints, and that they do not have the final quality and detail of the final product.
The test prints are an awesome way to try different option for the size of a miniature.
Here, you can see the mighty Sister Augusta test-printed at 2 different sizes. The biggest one is as large as a GW Terminator Champion. The smaller one is more in line with a regular-sized character. We think the big one is very big, but at the same time, it looks super cool, whereas the smaller one (which in this picture is missing its arms and backpack) might integrate more easily into various armies. The difference is small. And yet…
Quelle: TGG2: Light and Darkness