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Now that it has been almost a year, has anyone had any experience with shapeways and the pads sold for use with DW ( I mean the packs of different chapters for variety). How is the quality, do they match up with the GW made ones, and any recommended sellers?


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Pop Goes the Monkey and Plonkoone's Bits (spelling?) are probably the two most popular, and both have a very good reputation here. Plonkoone had a thread here in Amicus, or NR&A.
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They're great, occasionally the finish might be a bit rougher than GW plastic, but a light scrape from a hobby knife will sort that right out,

These pads were all either Pop Goes the Monkey or Plokoone's bits:

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Crimson Tears, Deathwatch and Inquisition WIP thread (most recent page):
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Deathwatch Hall of Honour thread:
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Thanks for the replies! Now I feel safer making the order.


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WFB RTT 0/0/6
1 Best Sportsman,1 Best Army (Wood Elves)

 

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I've been struggling to get a hold of Pop goes the monkey.

 

I wanted a custom set with specific chapters, but I'm receiving no replies.



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Pop Goes the Monkey and Plonkoone's Bits (spelling?) are probably the two most popular, and both have a very good reputation here. Plonkoone had a thread here in Amicus, or NR&A.

 

Seconded on Plokoone's bits, I've ordered a pile for the next Astartes project and the quality is superlative.  I've heard many good things about PGtM as well, though I'd compare the two before purchasing.  In either case, Shapeways is a safe bet as long as you stick with an established seller.


Losing 'hope' after 10k years just because of a big warp storm? Doesn't sound like my Blood Angels.

Never had hope to begin with; they had duty, and that was enough.

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There's a lot of Deathwatch sets available from Pgtm; has anyone got any recommendations?



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I just got a bunch (3 sets) from PGTM. They look good, but I'm swamped at work and haven't done more than look at them. His sets are overwhelming and it was hard for me to easily see the chapters in the batch, but I managed to not get extras. Wish he had a way to let us mix and match exactly what we wanted.

I'll try and get some primed and take a picture tonight. It's hard to tell the detail with the frosted plastic.
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 Wish he had a way to let us mix and match exactly what we wanted.

That's exactly what I was able to do, simply shot him an email. This was a while back, though, just before the official Deathwatch codex release and his webstore had a fraction of the products it does now. I think both he and Plokoone have become inundated with reequests in recent months for all sorts of stuff.


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Crimson Tears, Deathwatch and Inquisition WIP thread (most recent page):
http://www.bolterand...updated/page-28

Deathwatch Hall of Honour thread:
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A guy named MartilloYCola is also doing things to order, but he seems snowed in by requests too.

 

I'm getting a bunch of Badab War pads from him.



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I took a picture of a pad primed and with a diluted black wash to help show details but I can't post it from my gallery with my phone, I don't know the forum code and don't see full reply option on my phone.

Overall, I like the pads but the fine/small detail isn't great, the basic geometric shapes are good. I'll post when I get home. Unfortunately my picture isn't great either, I may try another picture.

Though few realize it, the weight of Mankind’s hopes against the alien apocalypse are borne upon the broad shoulders of the Deathwatch. These warriors form the Shield that Slays, a noble brotherhood of paragons whose might is sufficient to hurl back a hundred alien invasions and still not seek rest. They are the vigilant few, the watchmen in the void, whose star-borne fortresses stand guard against terrors unimaginable.


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I've used Plokoone, and the quality is great https://www.shapeway...on=&sort=newest

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I purchased Plokoones Deathwatch pack, didn't have any problems with qualitt
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I purchased 2 sets of shoulder pads from Pop Goes the Monkey, 1 power armour set and 1 terminator. Both have been great quality and arrived in the UK from the US in less than a week.

 

These are the terminator pads I purchased:

 

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Bang tidy. Do they need sanding down before painting? Seen some pads from Shapeways have a rough texture to them.


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Bang tidy. Do they need sanding down before painting? Seen some pads from Shapeways have a rough texture to them.

No, they're spot on. Straight out the box I primed with GW chaos black spray and they took paint smoothly and without any blemishes at all. I painted a terminator last night actually so I will upload a pic tonight to illustrate



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Ah nice one :D


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As promised a few I have painted:

 

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Yeah, they're pretty crisp...


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A guy named MartilloYCola is also doing things to order, but he seems snowed in by requests too.

 

I'm getting a bunch of Badab War pads from him.

 

I got my pads, and they're all fantastic. Service from Shapeways was great, especially after there were some issues with card acceptance. 100% recommend.



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Thanks all for the replies and pics!


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WFB RTT 0/0/6
1 Best Sportsman,1 Best Army (Wood Elves)

 

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Would it be possible to link these and similar website in some sticky or the Deathwatch resource thread ?



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Would it be possible to link these and similar website in some sticky or the Deathwatch resource thread ?

 

Done.  Note that you can also get the separate icons from PGTM and others, so you can still add unique chapter icons to your dudes even if you've already assembled them.  I've been using a set for a C: SM project and they work swimmingly!  :)


Losing 'hope' after 10k years just because of a big warp storm? Doesn't sound like my Blood Angels.

Never had hope to begin with; they had duty, and that was enough.

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Thanks, how about these ones guys ? http://anvilindustry...Lords/Black-Ops

 

The Black-Ops Exo-Lord line is basically a third party Deathwatch, including frag cannons and so on.



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Exorcists terminator pad:

 

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