After a month of quietly working on a new product line, today we officially announce the release of GCmini Digital; a collection of Digital STL files for 3D printing.
We realize there are a lot of people that own 3D printers and that 3D printing has become a part of the miniatures wargaming hobby and a hobby unto itself. While printing figures and vehicles is better suited for high-end resin printers, good results can be achieved printing terrain and structures on both resin (SLA) and FDM printers. Most of what we offer will be terrain, structures, and scenic elements.
The first question that might be coming to mind right now is; “Is this the end of resin models and laser cut kits?”
The short answer is; No.
The longer answer is; Hell no, this new product line will actually increase the number of models that we design and will lead to more resin products and laser cut kits being produced from these new designs. While we recognize the popularity of 3D printing, we also know that a lot of people don’t have 3D printers and/or just don’t want to bother with printing and finishing their own models … so, resin cast models and laser cut kits will continue and their selections will continue to grow alongside the digital offerings.
There is currently about 50 files on our site, ready for you to download and print. More files will be added regularly and often.
Have a look at the GCmini site and you will see a new menu item at the top of the page that says: STL FILES FOR 3D PRINTING.
A few things you need to know about our 3D models (and 3D models in general):
All of our models are designed in imperial units (inches), so when you load them into your slicer software you will have make sure your software knows that.
Most 3D models are designed with a specific scale in mind and may or may not scale up or down well depending on a few issues. For example, a model designed in 28mm scale with a lot of highly detailed parts may not print well at smaller scales due to the details becoming too small after being scaled down. Alternatively, a model designed in 6mm scale may have fewer small details due to the size of the model and when scaled up it might print perfectly but look a little plain due to lack of smaller details. When possible, download the model in the scale you intend to print it. Otherwise just be aware of the limitations of scaling up or down.
In most cases, our models are “shelled” to reduce the amount of resin used when printed on SLA printers. A shelled model is a model that has been hollowed out with one end open (usually the bottom). Shelled models print just fine in FDM (plastic filament printing) also.
Our models are licensed for personal use only. You may not sell or share the files with anyone. You may sell printed models created from our STL files. You may upload the files to a printing service (like Shapeways) for printing as long as the models are printed for you and are not resold.
If you have the capability to modify STL files you may modify them for your own use, however you may not sell the modified files or models printed from those files.
Get what you need for your winter hobby projects at 20% off.
These are tough economic times and a lot of us are cutting down on our hobby spending in anticipation of the holiday gift giving season. If you are like me, you probably have a lot of projects still on the bench that need finishing. That's what winter time is for. Lets get building and lets get the stuff we need to get building at a discount.
We have the AMMO By Mig Jimenez paints, weathering products, glues, brushes, books, and model making tools and supplies that you need for your winter projects and they are 20% off right now.
So, stock up for the winter.
Now through Sunday Nov 20th we are taking 20% off any AMMO By Mig Jimenez products you add to your shopping cart.
GCmini carries the entire line of AMMO products and has everything in stock and ready to ship for you.
No coupon code needed, sale price will show up in your cart after you add your items.
Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts, valid while supplies last.
Shop Now and Save 20%
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Veterans Day Sale - 15% Off
GCmini is proud to be a veteran owned company and we honor our veteran brothers and sisters.
To celebrate Veterans Day we are having a sale, all weekend.
Starting right now and ending at Midnight on Sunday you can get 15% off everything* by using the coupon code VET2022
Start shopping now.
* Excludes products from Rubicon Models and items already on sale.
Including Plastic Bersaglieri
Warlord Games have released several new sets of 28mm Italians for Bolt Action and other WWII wargames.
Included in this release is two brand new Italian Starter Armies; The Italian Army and Blackshirts Starter Army and the Italian Bersaglieri Starter Army.
In addition to these two Starter Armies there is the all new Italian Bersaglieri plastic infantry box and various support packs and infantry section boxes, including the San Marco Marines and Colonial Troops Squad.
Many of these items are still in Pre-Order status on the Warlord Games website, but we have them today.