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Re: There is more good news re 3D CAD designed resin products
If Micro Masters is getting away from Shapeways, do you know if there is a hope that their prices might come down? I absolutely love these products, but the latest prices have me weighing between the joy of great parts and the size of the hit on my pocketbook.
Carl Alsop (3DModelParts) is great guy who has been having troubles with his web site. So it's nice that you have given him some good news. I have been enjoying his great products for a long time. Also appreciate Carl's reasonable pricing and great packaging.
Between Carl and Steve Larson (Model Monkey) we have two of the best makers of printed resin products. And hold on to your hats because Simon Percival (Micro Master) will within the next month or so also offer some fantastic (detail that is hard to believe) new products now that he has his own printer. Simon has been transitioning as he has moved from the UK to New Zealand. These providers to our hobby are in communication as they know most builders (INMHO) would rather have variety then have six different kits of the same ship, in the same era and in the same scale.
I have spent a lot of money purchasing many of Model Monkey and Micro Masters first generation (that means through Shapeways) and now find that these producers are offering far superior products. I should be upset but I am not because this change is best for our hobby. I would like to think that the money I spent has helped them decide to make the substantial investments in their own printers. So now they are not dependent on Shapsways (Shapeways has made a number of changes that are bad for designers) and offer them greater chances of being able to make their business financially viable. They are still not out of the woods financially but at least they have a chance.
After I bought the PIT ROAD 1:700 LST kit(s) from Alan Zalenski and it came in the mail ... I began a search for 20mm and 40mm guns for it because I'm going to have it in a 1944-45 fit.
Someone here suggested I looked at guns made/printed by a company named 3DModelParts. Those guns came in the mail last week. All I can say is that I am impressed by them and they are so small, HA HA.
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