Today is a very special post that I hope will start something that will last for some time. After returning to the Halo universe immersing myself in the lore, books and seeing the current goings on with the community, I wanted to see if there were any miniature wargaming content for Halo.
Seeing as there weren’t any official miniatures I checked out 3rd party products. I just so happend to have found an etsy seller who makes 3d printed miniatures. I’ve never tried etsy before and purchased products on the site, but I took the chance and ordered my first batch of unofficial ODST miniatures.
When I got my delivery, I was surprised at the results…
These 3d printed miniatures were better than my expectations, and almost perfect scale of the in game models in ODST, made with a plastic sculpt that required no cleaning to paint.
However, there were two flaws that I noticed. The first being that a few helmets had a slight hole on top, likely where the casting was attached. This can be solved using Miliput putty to fill in the gap. The second issue was the casting itself as ridges can be seen on the Rocket Launchet marines top helmet, and the itself. I couldn’t fix this unless I had some fine sandpaper and a lot of patience.
Despite the flaws, I was overall impressed with these miniatures. The next step was to paint them to fully bring to life one of my favourite teams in the Halo canon, Alpha Nine.
Alongside these I’ve recently done Buck and Dutch to complete the full squad.
Overal as my first venture into independent 3d seller market I’m very impressed with the quality and design of thr miniatures. Each one captures a nearly true like for like design of the in game models with as much detail as possible.
The final group shot of Alpha Nine is worth the hobbyin effort 👌.
There’s not just ODST miniatures, there’s also a variety of Spartan miniatures too, I’m considering getting a few for the collection. I think I’ll be on the Halo 3d printing for awhile!
Thank you for reading this post. I’d like to know your thoughts and experience trying out 3d printed products. Do you prefer independent 3d printing seller over mainstream companies of wargaming miniatures?
Until next time,