Well it has been too long since I last posted. So here is what is happening.
My plan was to look into doing some resin stuff using the 3d printout as a master. I spent the weekend plotting in the laboratory of Dr. Oogan's secret workshop. It turns out this entire model is made of an extremely lumpy material that does not even sand well. Sand off the lumps and find more lumps underneath. Quite a let-down. Even the ultra stuff had a fuzziness to it that was very odd. I am looking into a different 3d printing service that uses another type of process and will see how they look.
Overall getting a real model in hand is vital before I commit to mill out out the mold. If I had cut out the figures I would have been stuck with puny guns. And we all know the best heroes carry huge guns like Dirty Harry.
In the meantime I am busy making a new line of uniform bases. It may seem odd to spend time making bases, but I seem to sell a lot of them, and they are easier to make. The Mark 2 tank has been very unpopular but the bases sell by the pile. So, even though I do not want to be driven by money, it seems to be imperative that I limit non-selling specialty items to a small amount.
The whole advantage of plastic is the ability to mass produce. That benefit vanishes when the sales volume is tiny for a particular item. Which is why I explored the option of resin casting. Once I get some not lumpy printouts I am going to be offering some resin items for really oddball stuff.
In the meantime, back to the drawing board as they say. This saying seems to always follow in the wake of crappy results. But, taking time to see the figures will make for a better mold when I start on it.
I recently read a book called "Keep Going". It seems to be a fitting title for days like this.
More news on the models as it arrives.
But now for important news. The tale of the ongoing struggle between my carefully hand built natural fish habitat and the filthy wildlife bent on despoiling it. My fish have all been slain. I looked behind the waterfall and beneath the lilies. Dead. All of them.
Perhaps a more agressive fish could survive the dangers...... maybe the Pacu.
Have a good day.