I can’t paint. I have tried. I know practice would make me better, but I lack the general dexterity, attention to detail and observational skills to ever be a good artist. This surprises no one.
There are lots of options at the hugely popular Hero Forge, a site that lets you custom design your own tabletop minis. However, the only chance you have of their system adding any colour to your order is if you’re making dice.
On the page, which is a mailchimp subscription form for email alerts, a multi-coloured angel is holding a flaming sword. Now, Hero Forge often post images of coloured and painted minis, but the phrase “Color Kickstarter” is there in plain text.
After the post went up, Hero Forge confirmed in the comments that version 2.0 would allow full-colour 3D printing of miniatures.
If you have minis saved in the system already, don’t worry, they are safe and will not be overwritten. Furthermore, Hero Forge 2.0 is fully backwards compatible, and so your old designs can find life in the new system.
Hero Forge 2.0 will be a Kickstarter project. That’ll launch on the 14th and we’ll get to see how ambitious the company is being.
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