For the las few months, I’ve been acquiring, modifying and printing Warhammer miniatures, but I’ve always wanted to find a model of the large Imperial Knight Paladins.
A couple of months ago I came across such model, which looked beautiful, albeit, all that beauty was “skin deep”. Since the model had been extracted from a game, the actual geometry was pretty rudimentary, and all the details were just texture maps and bump maps. I even added back some of the details to the model, but the underlying surfaces were just not sooth enough.
I then bought an actual Imperial Knight Warden model kit, and it simply blew me away with the detail. So I just had to try and model it from scratch. Using a pair of calipers, I measured the model and translated it into a Solidworks model.
Below is the result of 1 1/2 months worth of spare time in the evenings and weekends. It’s about 85% complete. I still have to do the armor plates around the legs, the banners and add some additional details, but it’s ready enough to actually start to print some of the pieces.
BTW, this model is fully articulated, unlike the model kit which only has the arms movable, and I’m printing it at 150% the size of the kit, so it will stand about 12" tall.
I’ve printed a few pieces, namely the pelvis section and the head and helmet, but I wanted to print them at 50nm resolution, and found that I can’t print anything successfully at anything other 100nm (this has been reported on another thread, and Formlabs is trying to troubleshoot me through it, but no luck so far).
Will update this thread as I get more stuff done