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Last Hussar
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« on: 13 December 2018, 08:20:30 PM »

Somebody mentioned Commission Figurines for box trays.  He also cuts 6mm Napoleonics/ACW as a sort of '3 dimensional flat'.  I'm looking at those going "Hmm I fancy that idea" but ideally would prefer it in the Real Wargame Size  Wink

Would this be easy for you to set up? What are we looking at as a start up cost?

http://www.commission-figurines.co.uk/page23.html
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http://flownlegions.blogspot.com/2015/05/saxons-vorwarts.html
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« Reply #1 on: 13 December 2018, 09:10:01 PM »

I've seen the figures and it's a cracking idea by Walt.  They're pretty labour-intensive on the machine though, the engraving that's needed to leave the backpacks embossed takes a decent length of time on the 6mm's so I don't think it would be cost-effective in 10mm.

Walt's a really nice guy so you could always drop him an email and see if he thinks it would be viable?
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« Reply #2 on: 13 December 2018, 11:32:26 PM »

Somebody did on facebook, and he didn't commit. The best he offered was a 'you never know'.  What if the packs were cut seperately to be glued on if you wanted them? I'm given to understand dropping the back pack was am order, which basically meant expect to get up close and personal.

I have emailed him re trays, but he hasn't got back in 2-3 days. Is it a sideline over his day time job?

I am very tempted, but 6mm is a little too small for me. I don't feel it looks as good as 10mm (well 1:155)(1700 / 11)
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« Reply #3 on: 14 December 2018, 01:10:47 AM »

I am very tempted, but 6mm is a little too small for me. I don't feel it looks as good as 10mm (well 1:155)(1700 / 11)

But your used to handling very small things. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: 14 December 2018, 01:48:39 AM »

What if the packs were cut seperately to be glued on if you wanted them? I'm given to understand dropping the back pack was am order, which basically meant expect to get up close and personal.

Not sure on that, the benefit of the engraving was that it limits the overall depth of the figure to the width of material, so 2mm ish front to back (1mm for the figure + 1mm for the backpack roughly).  If you make a separate backpack then you're dealing with 4mm depth which might look a bit odd?  Not sure on that.  I don't think it's something that we'd be looking to do, the time/costs in the laser machine are the same, if not higher, than casting them in metal so when you combine that with a lower quality/detail model, I don't think it would be economical for the customers.

I have emailed him re trays, but he hasn't got back in 2-3 days. Is it a sideline over his day time job?

Not sure on that one I'm afraid, I don't know if he's still working a day job.  Are you using the commission@ email address?
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« Reply #5 on: 14 December 2018, 08:51:50 AM »

But your used to handling very small things. Cheesy
Your IQ for one.
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« Reply #6 on: 14 December 2018, 09:28:40 PM »

I used this one
   commission@btinternet.com

Pretty sure I haven't had a reply, though with the way Gmail insists on being "helpful" it could well be hidden in another folder upon arrival.

I'm sure I saw a reply here about they look good.

Seriously torn. Really want 10mm, but with the painting and cost is long term.

I can do an interim army for under £50 I reckon, and painting will be easier - looking at 'paint pens' - I'd have more control than a brush.
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« Reply #7 on: 14 December 2018, 10:11:43 PM »

Ta Leon. I appreciate that.
You're one of the good guys too!
And having tried 10mm myself you are completely on the ball. Quite a bit more intensive and the deep engraving is too rough! Hence 6mm all the way (well 8/9mm. Lol)
Oh and yes there is a full time, demandind job as well.
Oh yeh and not forgetting a wife that actually wants to spend time with me!  Roll eyes
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« Reply #8 on: 14 December 2018, 10:19:44 PM »

Forgive me Leon, for I have sinned...

Just arranging some samples.
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« Reply #9 on: 14 December 2018, 11:03:35 PM »

Ta Leon. I appreciate that.

No worries, happy to help!

Just arranging some samples.

Excellent, good to hear you got sorted.
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« Reply #10 on: 15 December 2018, 01:26:34 AM »

Your IQ for one.

U mean you're IQ, Shirley?
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« Reply #11 on: 15 December 2018, 02:41:47 AM »

U mean you're IQ, Shirley?

Nope. One of us punctuated correctly.

It wasn't Orcs.
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« Reply #12 on: 15 December 2018, 06:53:12 AM »

How much wood would Leon cut if Leon could cut wood?
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« Reply #13 on: 15 December 2018, 10:13:00 AM »

How much lean would Leon lean if Leon leaned online.
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« Reply #14 on: 15 December 2018, 05:20:29 PM »

Howdy,

Walt at Commission Figurines is indeed a superb chap.

He normally comes to our club but has just changed jobs and is away from home 4-5 days a week at the minute on training courses etc

Iím sure heíll get back to you when he gets 5 minutes

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