Q: Do you make these models yourself?
A: Yes! These are all 3D models that I have rendered myself, and I print them in my own shop.
Q: What software do you use to render models?
A: I use Autodesk Inventor 2011, the same program I’ve been using since I was a college student. I also use Blender v2.79 to process .stl files.
Q: Can you add custom models?
A: Yes! Assuming that I can get enough information to make a suitably detailed and accurate model, I can make anything you want.
Q: What if I want a model that’s not entirely historical?
A: It depends; I don’t plan to keep my catalogue limited to strictly historical designs forever, but there are some things that I won’t make, mostly for copyright reasons.
Q: Is there a minimum order?
A: Only if you want a resin colour that I don’t currently offer, in which case the minimum order is $150.
Q: You can offer different colour resins?
A: Yes. Please visit the Formlabs Custom Color Picker to create a formula for the colour that you want, and send it to me. On that note, feel free to peruse the Formlabs material catalogue if you want a model made of, say, castable wax or rubber.
Q: Can these models be painted?
A: Yes! I recommend Vallejo surface primer and paints. I personally use Vallejo Model Air for the main model colour and Game Color for the tracks and other details.
Q: Will you sell fully painted models?
A: Eventually. I don’t currently have a way to paint large numbers of models efficiently.