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Offline nozza_uk

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Mr Big Tong sci-fi sculpts - 'Shock Troopers' painted now.
« on: November 04, 2022, 12:55:11 PM »
As mentioned on another thread, I found some 3D miniatures designs by a US designer called Big Mr Tong. His designs are based on some of the most popular sci-fi franchises out there. Fortunately, I found a UK based 3D printing service - https://www.3dkingdoms.co.uk/ - and took a chance by making a small order.

First up, I ordered some 28mm 'Space Orcs', where I got 5 figures for £7.49. These are obviously based on Gamorrean guards from Star Wars.

Here's a size comparison picture.



Left to Right: Imperial Assault Officer, Space Orc, Diehard Miniatures not Mando, 2 x Space Orcs and a Frostgrave Jedi (Wizard).

The Space Orcs seem under sized compared to the Gamorrean guards seen in The Return of the Jedi, however, they look like the slimmed down guards seen in The Book of Bob Fett. Looking at my 'Mando' figure, I suspect that's 32mm rather than 28mm.

Next up, was a bunch of  28mm 'Shock troopers'. Again, these are based on Stormtroopers from Star Wars and I got 10 figures for £13.50.

Another size comparison picture.



Left to Right: Frostgrave Jedi (Wizard), Shock trooper, Imperial Assault Officer, 2 x Shock troopers and an Imperial Assault Stormtrooper.

Here the Shock troopers look to be a better fit. Compared to the Imperial Assault Stormtrooper, the 3D prints are slightly thinner and not as 'chunky'. Heightwise, they seem a good fit and would look fine on the table.

Overall, I am pleased with these 3D prints. Although, the Space orcs are smaller than expected, the Shock troopers will fit in nicely with my Imperial Assault Empire figures. Given the cost per figure (between £1.40 to £1.50), I would recommend them. More pictures here http://nozzawargaming.blogspot.com/2022/11/3d-printed-miniatures.html

« Last Edit: November 14, 2022, 01:58:46 PM by nozza_uk »

Offline eilif

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Re: Mr Big Tong sci-fi sculpts
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2022, 02:18:35 PM »
Those look great.  Thanks for putting up the comparison shots.  I've been ordering the same Mr Big Tong figs from JS Wargaming Printing here in the states for a similar price.
https://wargamerprinting.com/

The key with printed SW figs is whether you're wanting them in scale with Imperial Assault and WOTC in 28mm or with Legion (around 34mm).   The ones you and I purchased look like they're in IA/WOTC 28mm scale which is also quite a bit more affordable.

I'm quite happy with the 28mm figures I purchased.  In addition to being a fantastic bargain the sculpts are good with 3d printing allowing crisper and less chunky details compared to the vinyl used in IA and WOTC. They are fairly true-scale which results in rather small-looking weapons that may be more fragile, but they do look great. I'm hoping to get my hands on a Legion fig and do a SW figure roundup for the blog at some point.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2022, 10:48:27 PM by eilif »

Offline ithoriel

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Re: Mr Big Tong sci-fi sculpts
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2022, 02:59:11 PM »
I've used 3Dkingdoms to have some of Mr Big Tong's figures rescaled to 20mm. Nice figures and a great company to work with. Two thumbs up for both!
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Re: Mr Big Tong sci-fi sculpts
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2022, 10:26:06 AM »
I see JS Wargaming Printing has some additional Star Wars options that I've not seen available with various UK 3D printers.  :'(

Now if only I could find someone who does Star Trek Sculpts. It would be great to find some Jem'Hadar with a Vorta, some Cardassians etc etc.
« Last Edit: November 07, 2022, 02:39:17 PM by nozza_uk »

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Re: Mr Big Tong sci-fi sculpts
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2022, 01:09:46 PM »
Reaper has a not Jem'Hadar buried in their Chronoscope range, but I think it's just the single sculpt

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Re: Mr Big Tong sci-fi sculpts
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2022, 04:20:08 PM »
Got a couple of Space Orcs painted up.


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Re: Mr Big Tong sci-fi sculpts
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2022, 06:50:01 PM »
They look really splendid painted.

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Re: Mr Big Tong sci-fi sculpts
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2022, 01:10:01 AM »
Excellent!
Those might be the first Mr Big Tong not-SW figs I've seen painted and they look great.

Offline FifteensAway

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Re: Mr Big Tong sci-fi sculpts
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2022, 03:26:07 AM »
Awaiting my order that I placed yesterday for some of the same figures - but in 15 mm.  Proprietor very kindly also worked to get the Heroes and Villains into 15 mm for me - except one rather small figure he was not able to get adjusted to his liking. 

Being printed in resin, I would think the shipping to the UK can't be all that prohibitive.  I've just accepted the realities and bit the bullet and placed a variety of orders from UK to US (west coast, even).  United States Postal Service (USPS) has some flat rate shipping boxes for US that must have some application to international shipping. 

Nice job on your "orcs" paint job.

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Re: Mr Big Tong sci-fi sculpts
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2022, 01:48:46 PM »
Thanks for the comments about the painted figures.

Here's the set of completed 'Space Orcs'.




Now for the 'Shock troopers'.

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Re: Mr Big Tong sci-fi sculpts
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2022, 02:34:06 PM »
Very nice.  Would you mind sharing your paint method for them?

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Re: Mr Big Tong sci-fi sculpts
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2022, 03:00:33 PM »
Very nice.  Would you mind sharing your paint method for them?

Sure. It's mostly Contrast paints, but here's the order I applied the paint.

Undercoat - Halfords White Primer.
Skin - Contrast Orc Flesh.
Fur Pants - Contrast Gore Grunta Fur.
Torso - Contrast Snakebite Leather or Garaghak's Sewer.
Belts & Sandal Straps - Contrast Wyldwood.
Armour - Army Painter True Copper.
Weapon Handles - Contrast Basilicanum Grey.
Blades -  Army Painter Weapon Bronze.
Teeth - GW Skull White.
Wash of Nuln Oil.

Hope that helps.

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Re: Mr Big Tong sci-fi sculpts
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2022, 07:18:12 PM »
Excellent, Thanks!

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Re: Mr Big Tong sci-fi sculpts
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2022, 01:58:04 PM »
Now for the 'Shock troopers'.

Here they are.





Went with a fairly simple paint job.
Undercoat - Halfords White primer
Picked out some bits with Contrast Black Legion, followed by a wash with Nuln Oil.

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Re: Mr Big Tong sci-fi sculpts - 'Shock Troopers' painted now.
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2022, 02:17:20 PM »
Looking good!

One of these days I'll get round to putting some paint on mine!

 

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