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[Official Announcement] Injected Thermoplastic miniatures

Discussion in 'News' started by Koni, Jul 29, 2021.

  1. Koni

    Koni BanHammer
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    As far as I know, we don't have any kind of plan on selling STL's, sorry. We know there's some people interested on it, but it is not in our future plans.

    Speaking of the D20s, I'm afraid that no, we don't have plans to release a "generic" D20's set.

    (Damn, my message is NO! NO! >_> ).


    Have a nice day!
     
  2. Modock

    Modock Well-Known Member

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    Talking about metal... tin prices dropped considerably in the last few months, if that's worth anything.
     
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  3. Gwynbleidd

    Gwynbleidd Non asto coram malo

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    Thanks for the quick reply!

    Perhaps in time you’ll do stls… I’ll just have to hope until then! If they ever were done, I (and I assume a great number of other people) will definitely be interested.

    A shame about the D20s, I guess I’ll just have to rely on my trusty panoceania dice then! They’ve been rolling really well lately so they’ll have to fill out my tin along with the ITS dice I do have.

    Thanks again, hope you have a nice day too!
     
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  4. Nuada Airgetlam

    Nuada Airgetlam Nazis sod off ///

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    @Koni
    Are able to specify whether you guys are testing / already planning to use / already using the new harder and more detailed version of Siocast recently presented by the company?
     
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  5. redeemer

    redeemer Well-Known Member

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    I hope we will get a few of the older tags made of thermoplastic soon especially the O-yori and lizard
     
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  6. toadchild

    toadchild Premeasure

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    Addressed a few pages back, from when Siores Hard was announced during Adepticon:

     
  7. Nuada Airgetlam

    Nuada Airgetlam Nazis sod off ///

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    That was in March though, I wonder if anything moved from "it's one of the options we're investigating".
     
  8. Koni

    Koni BanHammer
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    I cannot give you more info on that subject at this moment, sorry.
     
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  9. Nuada Airgetlam

    Nuada Airgetlam Nazis sod off ///

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    That's a shame, if we could be certain you guys are using the supposedly better material, there would be a lot more of customer confidence in buying Siocast models from CB. Let us know as soon as you can?
     
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  10. Wizzy

    Wizzy Well-Known Member

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    Review for the TAG Wave by Ash.


    GMG Reviews - SIOCAST TAGS for Infinity by Corvus Belli


     
  11. Shyvax

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    Hi,
    I have now been using a few large and small models using the new Injected Thermoplastic.
    My experience is a mixed feeling so far.

    Positives:
    The material is light.
    The details are amazing.
    easy to cut

    Negatives:
    The material is too light.
    The bases arent very flat, especially the large ones
    It is really hard to clean small edges in none flat areas.
    It is very soft and bends too easily. (looking a you Marut swords)
    You still need to use super glue and activator.

    I haven't read the previous 59+ pages, and I am sure these points have already been noticed. As an end user, I think the move to thermoplastic is good, but alas it is not yet the right one. The building side of Corvus Belli (assembling) remains to this day the worst part of Infinity. The assembling experience using GW models and material is pure joy in comparison. Also, I should say that I barely buy GW models nowadays as I do not play their games anymore.

    There you go, this was my 2 cents on the new thermoplastic injection. Keep up the good work Covus Belli ;-)
     
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  12. colbrook

    colbrook Grenade Delivery Specialist

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    @Koni I swung by the Siocast booth at Gen Con today and they're developing a series of coloured, translucent resins, I could only think that they'd be great for hacking holos!
     
  13. fari

    fari CRISTASOL, EL LIQUIDO DE LOS DIOSES

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    The new Bixie is Siocast, right?
     
  14. colbrook

    colbrook Grenade Delivery Specialist

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    They didn't say in the love seminar
     
  15. Knauf

    Knauf Transhumanist

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    They said its metal
     
  16. Wizzy

    Wizzy Well-Known Member

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    1:49 Bostria said "a new metal miniature", but he sometimes makes mistakes, not sure. :sweat_smile:
     
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  17. Shyvax

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    Is there any information regarding an update on the new Siocast formula? maybe some models already released with it. I have a few REM and TAGs in Siocast, but not overly convinced yet with some property of the material. I hope to see a more HIP like properties in the future.
     
  18. chromedog

    chromedog Less than significant minion

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    I have the vostok and the new Maruts TAG in the siocast polymer. The TAG needed a lot of mass added to the base - stray breezes kept blowing it off my turntable when I tried to prime it - (thankfully, I have a pile of "Tactical junk" leftover from various metal TAG models (leftover base bits) that came in very handy.). The maruts was a lot easier for cleanup (sharp #11 blade in my x-acto worked very well, so did sanding sticks (NOT files).). I'll be adding the Gator to my Corregidor in the new year.
     
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  19. Errhile

    Errhile A traveller on the Silk Road

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    Thanks for the pointers!
    With Vostok and Gator in the mail, these are surely going to be useful!

    Edit:
    The advice was golden. Very fine sandpaper (I didn't had any sanding sticks, and the hobby store being closed for stocktaking) worked fine.
    Regarding cast quality: the Vostok turned out to be roughly on-par with metal. I guess it won't work for thin elements like antennas, though.
     
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  20. chromedog

    chromedog Less than significant minion

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    Yeah, because of its given flexibility, files are just going to *push* and burr the plastic. I found carefully slicing off the seam lines worked better (the fresh blade) and then sanding back what was left.

    The ballast ... yeah. Because of the relative lack of mass for the Siocast, it is noticeable with the larger (taller) models like TAGs - and the wind regards them as big "sails". It's not such a problem with the vostok because of its low silhouette. Thanks to the "Tactical junk" piles for various TAGs and S5 HI that I have - I managed to find some suitable bits to add mass. It's still not as heavy as even the old Squalo or newer S6 metal TAGs (let alone the S7/8 chonks) but it has enough that it will sit with a nice "thunk" on the table and the casual gentle nudge with a hand won't send it flying.
     
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