Tuesday, September 29, 2015
One of the stands I was keenest to visit at Scaleforum was Modelu.
A new business, Alan Buttler has developed the technology to 3D scan and then print figures for model makers. Using stereo lithography, he can make people 25mm tall with superb detail. Best of all, they are proportionally correct, or at least as correct as the people who have been scanned.
Most of the figures so a far are based on preserved railway volunteers but it's perfectly possible to be scanned yourself, it doesn't hurt, you just stand still while Alan waves a tablet computer around you, and then you can be driving your own loco. You could even buy lots of prints to give to your friends!
I'll give these models a coat of paint as soon as I have time. In the meantime, check out my report on MREmag for more details.