my thanks and apologies for the late reply.
today is basically my first day off in 2 weeks due to a crappy work schedule.
still if got some stuff painted which i'm posting soon, gave it a marathon and still got a sore right hand
glad you like it.
for now i stick to weapons, with the fallout 4 gauss rifle giving me the most headache thus far. lot of support material getting stuck to the thin beams and small parts, ending in breaking a lot of stuff.
some of which could be salvaged in minute and tedious fiddling.
my first vacation is end of january, gonna rearrange my whole diorama then. maybe adding more clutter. good thing about my damn work is a lot of foam packaging can be salvaged for background buildings. one of which might be big enough for a collapsed skyscraper. if i can get the misses to look the other way while i load up my house with even more "junk"
so far she's fine with it as long as its just the basement and the man cave.
as for 3d printing in general: absolutely. if you got any doubts i'd still say give it a shot. sure they aint cheap but they'll "give" you stuff that's unavailable, near impossible to get otherwise.
unless a company sees value in acquiring the license, which can take ages.
video games, if they aint mainstream (and to a degree even then) dont get much attention except for a single figure or two maybe. but a complete line with every major protagonists or items, no way.
odd stuff like the division might see the light of day for it's items are swappable due to their generic military look. but a doom guy without a legion of demons? why should i purchase a one hit wonder with no way of building a diorama recreating an iconic scene, which is my main incentive in the first place to collect that stuff after all.
boundaries so far are fine lined, free floating structures and complete, articulate figures . the later for the lack of 3d models. what i'd give for a proper fallout 1 super mutant that isn't a hulk mockup.
oh and time.... deathclaw took a LOT and if i recall correctly the protectron a little less than 120 hours. so patience is a virtue
felt a little restless so here´s a headsup of my painted weapons so far. aint happy how the laser rifle turned out, gonna give it another try next time. seems like i cant draw straight lines with a brush for the life of me
first is the biggest bugger so far, gave me a lot of cramps in my hand removing the support material.
fallout 4 gauss rifle. not a real beauty, still i need some bigger guns for the collection and they seem "canon" soooo....
next is a newer/different model of the city killer shotgun, again wasn´t happy with the first result.
as well as the "real" gauss rifle, m72 as its called in fallout 2
last but not least the laser rifle as seen in fallout 1-2 and the riot shotgun from fallout new vegas.
i aint a skilled painter for sure, still i´d like to think they look better "in person", should try a better camera next time
keep spending my money on pc equipment and 1/6 stuff only to cheap out when it comes to smart phones/cameras
and a little group shot
much more still to come, found a good model of a m16 (service rifle in fallout terms, like it a lot ingame)
just read the part about the carpal tunnel.... well you´re spot on
hurt some tendons in my right arm, just below the shoulder, bench pressing in the gym. no big deal one might think. but, for about half a year it´s stays the same sharp pain when lifting / shoulder pressing (which i refrained from for the time be) for one reason.
i game a lot. and 10-12 hours on a day off and 1-4 hours on any other given day possible, makes healing the arm neigh impossible.
still i enjoy the hobby as it really recharges my batteries when work tries to suck the life out of me, so i got to set my priorities.
and while i enjoy pumping iron i´ll never be a mass monster or even somewhat close, so gaming is my number 1 hobby. good incentive and inspirtation for 1/6 themes and scenes as well