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Warhammer 40k Dreadnought

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Warhammer 40k Dreadnought by BonsaiBrain Dec 17, 2010

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This is a Warhammer 40k Dreadnought.
It was downloaded from the google sketchup galery and heavy modified to get it printable.

The model was printed on my mendel with red PLA and a slice thickness of 0.2 mm.

To get the parts together it is recommended to use needles.
For saving time and glue I just heated the needle pieces with a lighter and burned them into the holes.

The final result is about 6 cm tall.

Fore more information visit: www.ifeelbeta.de


Print, put needles into the holes, connect the parts and have fun!

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Great model! Can't wait to print this one out!

That was a useless comment, this isn't a 'toy' its a game piece, and games have been war themed for, pretty much, the entirety of the existence of mankind (not to say that all games are war themed). Go print out a teddy bear and leave the rest of us alone. Cool model, thanks for putting this together in such an intelligent way, makes it easy for those of us with less advanced machines to make!

Too bad the toy is a war machine promoting war comics. Too much killing already. :'(

I see you're one of the fun dads!

There has been some litigation reletivly recently in which several different car companies sued for 3d models to be removed from various sites, and if my memory serves me corretly they (the automotive companies) lost the case since the models were origional creations and therefore not their IP. As long as GW didnt create the origional file that was uploaded it shouldnt be a legal issue. though of course IANAL so your milage may vary

right.. it is not allowed to make replicas of the GW models, by pressing them into wax and get negative forms of them (or other methods like that).. but if you take a piece of wood (for example) and cut out a figure looking exactly like the original GW-models (yes i know that sounds kinda weird) it would be no problem, because it's your own work...

same thing here

Would you even have to carve anything? Counld't you just map your own? Get into contact with modders who already make digitally mapped Warhammer units for use in their own mods (Medieval Total War II, Call of Warhammer Mod or stuff like that) and see if you can port it over to the digital mapping done here? I wonder how involved that process would be...

Doesn't prevent scary threatening legal letters and the resulting costs of getting other lawyers to write ones back ;)

Google 3D warehouse's policy isn't really the issue. Games Workshop, who control the Warhammer 40,000 IP have been pretty militant about shutting down people who use their IP. They went on a huge lawyer-fest a year or so ago and got all user generated content for their games taken down off of the biggest board game site on the net, http://Boardgamegeek.comBoardgamegeek.com. They have also had fan sites dedicated to their games taken down with threats of legal action. They'll probably not notice thingiverse for quite a long time, unless someone tries to take a printed model to a big tournament (don't do it, guys). If they do, the site may be asked to remove files which violate their IP. Until then, it's time for me to get working on some alternate weapon loadouts for an (almost) all dreadnaught blood angels army. O:-)

I just looked up at the google 3d galery terms of service.

This is a copy what is written there under section 8, content in the services:

"For the avoidance of doubt, you may modify, distribute, and create derivative works of Content uploaded by other users in 3D Warehouse."

In german there is a list, what one may do with the objects uploaded by others.
So I see no problem in publishing a modified object downloaded from the google
3d galery.

I don't want to sell it or to make any profit with this model - so I am no rival of Games W.

If there is any problem with the rights of this model please contact me and I will delete it completely.

Greetings from the lake of constance

Amazing! I was just about to start editing the same model for printing. Thanks for beating me to the punch! I imagine this won't be staying on thingiverse if GW gets wind of it, so it'll live on my hard drive too ;)

I don't thing gw will be happy with this being up here.

Fuck'em, this rules.

Erm.... you might want to consider the reaction of a manufacturer (with a history of vigoursly defending its IP) to seeing you producing a direct threat to its core business...

Unless you have permisson from Games Wordshop, in which case ignore me ;)

Except this is most definitely NOT games workshop's IP.

You know they used to encourage homebrew models. Twenty years ao they would have been 100% behind this, but back then they actually wanted to sell games. Their new business model seems to be one of using their lawyers to piss off and drive away their customers. Expect GW to go the way of TSR so

fucking whaaaaaaattt