Sample of the Green Tide

by Valandar Apr 3, 2019
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Hey, as all of your orcs do, this one looks great!

One concern that I have with the the green tide Kickstarter, and why it havnt backed it yet, is that the Kickstarter is all little parts. I mean, too be honest, this isn't the best sample you could give, as it it doesn't really reflect how it would look if you assembled it yourself. There is a lot of problems that come with assembling especially smaller miniatures. Some stem from the design, eg how are the 'nutches' where the parts go together, some stem from your printer eg what tolerance you can print at. Some stem from how you slice it, eg where you set possibly necessarily supports and some just are unavoidable like eg having ugly seams and parts being glued together not being as stable.

As an example I've avoided the longest time printing your dragonborn from the the lost dragons Kickstarter because 1) the joints are too round and instead of 'snapping' in the right position, I had to fiddle with the position myself, never being satisfied and because the one I did print lost its weapon hand within one week of being transported around.

It guess my point is a) would it be possible to offer a non-preassembled model as a sample or b) will the green tide come with some preassembled models as well?

Well, the $5 version will be preassembled models, but no stretch goals. There's also a video in the most recent update, requested by others, on how to pre-assemble an orc in your modelling app of choice. And, honestly, the entire point of this set is the modularity, and that the arms CAN pose up or down, the torso CAN rock and rotate, and the head can rotate, like certain GW kits of old.

As for non-pre-assembled models, that could be done, but it would be at least a week or two from now.

Oh wow! I just watched your video on how to pre-assemble them in a modelling software and I wasnt aware that it was so relatively simple! In that case I wouldnt even need pre-assembled models and this is an other kickstarter backed!

One question, which wasnt so clear to me watching the video: When you import a part in 3Ds Max, does it just automatically know where the part goes? Like, every time you imported a part, it was automatically in position already.

It's more like it DOESN'T change the position of the part - most slicers load OBJ's and STL's and automatically center them, and drop them to the bed. The parts are designed to be floating where they would fit together, so loading them in a modelling program loads them into position.

Warcraft 1 orcs? I like it. Will we get warlocks, necromancers, orc wolf raiders and catapults too?

Great looking minis. Looks like an awesome system. Glad to back it, cant wait to print them up