Monday, March 9, 2020

Goldilocks and the Three Gears

I thankfully had both (relatively) warm and dry weather over the weekend and was able to print out a round of Heavy Gears.  I resized the various proportions and printed out both the Panda/Grizzly and Hunter XMG as multipiece models.  While the former turned out well, the latter had a misprint and needs another round of printing.  I was able to assemble the heavy support gear and decided to build it up as a Destroyer Grizzly armed with a heavy bazooka.

On center left is the original versin and on the right is the resized one.  While it's not evident from my photography, the detail is crisper than the original and, more importantly, crisper than it appears on screen.  It's still not equal to the traditionally cast metal minis from the official line but an improvement over the original.  I'm not entirely sure I've gotten the resin settings exactly dialed in and might attempt some test cube prints if I can find something useful.

I have to admit though that I'm not entirely happy with the new proportions as they now appear too thin which is surprising since I only shrunk the model on the XY plane by about 5% according to the statistics.  Much like the blog post title hints at, I might need to print out a third with proportions in between to get it just right since I'll be doing a third run regardless for the printer.  With that model, I'll also try out a different weapon loadout as well with the traditional panda minigun instead. 


  1. Coming in for a sneaky late comment, how about adding a a RAFM miniatures page that showcases all you miniatures using the "Pages" section that Blogspot provides?

    That would make it readily accessible, like my two pages from the RAFM catalogue for future fans , and act as an archive.

  2. No worries and I appreciate the feedback. I usually tag all the posts for them with the RAFM label that you can find to the right (currently at 13 posts). Clicking on that should show all the posts featuring them. That does include some of my year in review posts that just recap older work but don't add new content though. I do have another current scale HG update planned for this week as I've socially quarantined and doing weekly printing runs. I've had mixed results with my 3d model HG project and still am not sure whether or not I'll attempt a RAFM scale version.

    1. Well, what ever you decide, enjoy the time with your hobby.