3d printed minis

A question for all of you - I've been ignoring the OSR and blogs (which I assume are dead at this point) and forums (also guessing, dead) and reddits and whatever else people use that I almost certainly don't know about for a decade now.

Here's my question:  so way back when, I say to myself "This module needs art!", I see some posts by Glad showing off his artwork on the forums, I email him, bam, I'm hiring out some artwork for ASE.  Easy peasy.

Now I'm wondering, in this world of 3d printers, are there people out there who make 3d sculpts of minis for hire?  Do any 3d printers even work well enough to print minis?  If so, do they work well enough to do 25mm minis, as all proper old school minis should be?

I think it would be fun to have minis of the ASE monsters.


  1. None of that is dead. I don't know individuals who sculpt for hire, but there are bunches of files (including free) that you can get.

  2. I don't know anyone who does commission 3D sculpts, but I'd guess there are definitely some out there. And you can find lots of people selling 3D printed 25mm to 35mm scaled minis on Etsy, Amazon, EBay, etc. So yes, you can also definitely get a 3D printer to make minis.

    There's also been a bit of a old school blog renaissance lately. Lots of people have gone back to their blogs since social media sucks.

  3. Mr Wetmore!
    The OSR is alive and well, perhaps better than ever, in fact. Just as much is the love and play of your ASE series.
    You are considered well loved and well respected. We would be immensely honored to have the chance to purchase more books from you!
    (To answer your question, yes many 3d printers-for-hire exist on etsy et al, and I'd love to buy ASE minis!)