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US Army M249 SAW
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2011 - 06:50 AM UTC
I''m sure most of you have witnessed the huge interest modeling community showed for Live Resin and their 3D printed 1/35 weapon sets in the last couple of weeks. The CAD drawings and first resin prototypes definitely seemed like a revolution in detail... Armorama is proud to be the first to review some of Live Resin weapon sets. This in-box review by Mario Matijasic features US Army M249 SAW (LRE-35013) set in 1/35 scale.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2011 - 07:20 AM UTC
Nice review Mario
What about the price ??
Cheers
Seb
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2011 - 07:31 AM UTC
at sockelshop €7,95
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2011 - 07:47 AM UTC
I had a look at Mario's at these and everything said in the review goes. The ridiculous amount of detail in these are something to be seen. There will be more review of Live Resin products soon so stay alert for these. Tiny details are yet to be seen
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2011 - 09:57 AM UTC
I think some US shops have a price of about 8-9 USD and I still have no clue what's the price going to be in Hong Kong webshops which I frequently use... I got some samples for review, but I'm definitely going to get more as these really are outstanding.

Mario
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2011 - 05:49 PM UTC
http://www.milminwh.com/live_resin_ww2_p1.htm
the prices in dollars
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2011 - 09:09 PM UTC
Firstly, Maki, thanks for the incredibly competent Review.

Secondly, i'm delighted to see an actual look at their products. Frankly, i'm gobsmacked. Sometimes there is so much hype about a new release, that when it finally arrives, it can be a real letdown.

This clearly ISN'T the case here.

Other (resin) manufacturers have done extraordinary work with items like this. This though is a completely new 'evolutionary' event.

I'm looking forward to seeing what they do next and particularly looking forward to their WWII weapons and equipment.

Way to go Live Resin!
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2011 - 09:22 PM UTC
Just to clarify my mind:

Live resin is doing rapid 3D prototyping ??

Sorry my brain is in safe mode these days.
So why we dont see the small lines due to 3D printers ??
Or i missed something here.

Thanks for the explanation.

Cheers
Seb
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2011 - 09:24 PM UTC
I believe it's due to the cost of the 3d printing hardware, software and the person behind the CAD design
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2011 - 09:37 PM UTC
Revolutionary stuff for sure.

- Steve
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2011 - 11:40 PM UTC
Hello All, and Hello Steve Riley, nice to see you!
First, big thanks for Mario, very quality photos
I use rapid prototypind last generation. They dont have small lines, high technoligies rule
See example

Best regards,
Yaroslav
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Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 12:26 AM UTC
i just ordered some from BNA model world, cant wait to get them!
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Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 12:35 AM UTC
wow just wow
hopefully i can get my mitts on a few of these
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Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 02:11 AM UTC
Great review Mario, thanks.

They do look great, thank you Yaroslav and best of luck with this venture. It looks like it will be a success.
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Posted: Monday, September 19, 2011 - 02:57 AM UTC

Quoted Text

... I'm looking forward to seeing what they do next and particularly looking forward to their WWII weapons and equipment...



I'm with you Jim! Live Resin's website shows M1 Garands and bayonets, so hopefully we won't have to wait too long to see some WWII weapons available.

Great stuff!