Nov.6, 2013

Gaming is an expensive industry. It often costs thousands of dollars for companies to make their own minis using traditional method. Durham, NC based gaming miniatures company Proxy Army wants to change that. Proxy Army wants to give every gamer the opportunity to create fully custom miniatures and original tabletop armies. Gamers can design and create these custom models online, and then get them 3D printed in ultra-fine detail.

Gamers can log onto their database of parts and select torsos, limbs, heads, equipment, vehicle chassis, weapons, masks, armor, mutations and technology and clip them together like Lego. All models are fully customizable and users can pose and personalize to their tastes.

Gamers can also partner with Proxy Army to create a custom unit entirely from scratch. A three men design team from Proxy Army, including a character artist, an illustrator, and a 3D modeler will work with you to convert your idea, either a written concept or a sentence or a novel, into a high-detail 3D printed prototype.

The models are printed in three different materials: fine detail, regular reinforced, and colored sandstone.

1. Fine Detail plastic miniatures

With better than 250 microns of resolution, Fine Detail is currently the best resolution material available for 3D printing. Gamers can choose it to create amazing models with all tiny details. Proxy Army charge $7 (including shipping) for packs of 28mm fine detail models.

2. Regular Reinforced plastic miniatures

Regular Reinforced is a very strong and damage resistant material. It is less detail than Fine Detail, and the resolution is roughly equal to current non-finecast miniatures.

3. Colored Sandstone miniatures

Colored Sandstone is artificial sandstone that can be printed in 256 colors. Colored Sandstone Miniatures come to you ready to go, no paint or assembly needed. It has a much more solid feel than plastic, but the resolution is lower than standard tabletop models.

Proxy Army has launched their project on Kickstarter. Backers can get their customizable models 3D printed at a discounted price. You can now make anything you can imagine — from RPG characters to whole wargame armies. Check out more here on Kickstarter.

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steampunk wrote at 12/5/2015 8:30:25 PM:

Sadly, no... The kickstarter failed. Wish to still see the rules though... So I could at least play it with the miniatures at home.

Chris wrote at 9/21/2015 11:59:28 PM:

Does this exist yet? I want to use this service but don't know how to begin.

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