PLA or Resin?
We mostly use SUNLU PLA+, and good quality resin (arround 50$/L). The FDM printed PLA is printed at 0.2mm / layer (usually 0.1 for high quality) and is cheaper than Resin (0.05mm/layer). We strongly advise you to choose Resin printed article to get the best quality on small details. But in most case PLA gives a good enough tabletop experience.
The resin printed miniatures are now very suitable for tabletop games. The evolution of technology has made possible to have a quality that is far superior to failcasting, although still inferior to last generation plastic injection.
The miniatures that we print are full to avoid all the problems that could cause non-solidified resin inside.
We try to harden the miniatures enough but not too hard to keep them easy to rework / customize. We remove the vast majority of supports, but a small part may remain, especially on small, very thin parts.
Once you have received your figurines run them in hot water and trim them before exposing them to the sun for a few minutes. Usually these steps are optional but they only take a few minutes. If some parts are slightly bent, run them in hot water and you can straighten them easily.
Then make sure you have a very strong glue to assemble them, or use milliput/greenstuff in addition at the intersections. The best glue is GW's. Unlike plastic, the parts must be tightened very hard for at least 20 seconds. The best method is to use a thin layer of greenstuff at the intersections; the green stuff sticks well to the resin and sticks well so it solves the problem.
We often add a number of miniatures to large lots (around 20%). And sometimes in addition, broken but repairable miniatures as a bonus. Our pricing policy does not allow us to have perfect quality control, so we prefer to add a little content to compensate in case of problem on a miniature. However do not hesitate to contact us in case, we will resend the damaged miniatures as soon as possible.
Team and synergy?
For STLs we design files that are fun and quick to print, easy to market, and fun to play. This poses a lot of constraints during the design, where we could much more easily create files much longer and complex to print and complicated to use in game. Conversely our files are designed so as to bring a lot of variety, minimize failures printing, and therefore reduce costs, Keeping the fun in the game.
The advantage of this type of design is that it allows mass production of items that are easy to store and ship, at a reasonable price. This makes it possible to maintain a good balance between immersion, playability, and value for money.
In addition to the lands, we would like to offer a Patreon of miniatures related to the prososed environment in Kicksarter. With the objective of gradually completing the armies of the world of Damocles.
At the same time we want to advance the rules and the application of our own wargamme. As well as the lore of Damocles to offer you a complete gaming experience by 2022.